The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 38 51 37
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing Scrum 25 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.27% 1.52% 2.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.92% 2.28% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -7.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £425 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £6.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- +29.77%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
508 438 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 66.41% 66.36% 65.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 289 248
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £175.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.71% +677.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £112.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Birmingham region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum.

1 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (53.85%) C#
2 21 (53.85%) .NET
3 16 (41.03%) Web Services
4 14 (35.90%) Windows
5 13 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET
6 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (25.64%) WCF
7 10 (25.64%) MVC
7 10 (25.64%) Project Management
8 9 (23.08%) SQL
8 9 (23.08%) JIRA
9 8 (20.51%) Pocket PC
9 8 (20.51%) Subversion
9 8 (20.51%) Windows Mobile
9 8 (20.51%) C++
9 8 (20.51%) Embedded C++
9 8 (20.51%) Windows CE
9 8 (20.51%) Windows 8
9 8 (20.51%) Windows Phone 8
9 8 (20.51%) Mobile App
9 8 (20.51%) Windows Phone
9 8 (20.51%) Mobile Application Development
10 7 (17.95%) Intranet
10 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
10 7 (17.95%) Social Media
11 6 (15.38%) TDD

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 6 (15.38%) CMS
2 5 (12.82%) WordPress
3 1 (2.56%) Confluence
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.56%) TPMS
3 1 (2.56%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) Intranet
2 1 (2.56%) ATM
2 1 (2.56%) LAN
2 1 (2.56%) VoIP
2 1 (2.56%) WAN
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (2.56%) Big Data
3 1 (2.56%) DB2
3 1 (2.56%) OLAP
3 1 (2.56%) Informix
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 9 (23.08%) JIRA
3 8 (20.51%) Subversion
4 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.56%) JBehave
5 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.56%) Selenium
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.56%) JMeter
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) Mobile Developer
2 8 (20.51%) Windows Mobile Developer
3 7 (17.95%) .NET Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Web Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Applications Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Data Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) ScrumMaster
8 1 (2.56%) Agile Project Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Agile Business Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Business Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Tester
8 1 (2.56%) Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (53.85%) .NET
2 16 (41.03%) Web Services
3 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (25.64%) WCF
5 6 (15.38%) jQuery
6 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 4 (10.26%) Backbone.js
7 4 (10.26%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (10.26%) HTML
7 4 (10.26%) CSS
8 1 (2.56%) EJB
8 1 (2.56%) WPF
8 1 (2.56%) XML
8 1 (2.56%) JavaBeans
8 1 (2.56%) RESTful
8 1 (2.56%) HTML5
8 1 (2.56%) REST
8 1 (2.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Pocket PC
1 8 (20.51%) Mobile App
2 7 (17.95%) Social Media
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.56%) RIA
3 1 (2.56%) Open Source
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Windows CE
2 8 (20.51%) Windows Mobile
2 8 (20.51%) Windows 8
2 8 (20.51%) Windows Phone 8
2 8 (20.51%) Windows Phone
3 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.56%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.64%) Project Management
2 10 (25.64%) MVC
3 8 (20.51%) Mobile Application Development
4 6 (15.38%) TDD
5 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
5 5 (12.82%) Agile Project Management
5 5 (12.82%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) E-Discovery
6 3 (7.69%) User Stories
6 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.13%) ETL
7 2 (5.13%) ITIL
7 2 (5.13%) Workflow
7 2 (5.13%) Data Analysis
7 2 (5.13%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.13%) Use Case
7 2 (5.13%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.56%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 21 (53.85%) C#
2 9 (23.08%) SQL
3 8 (20.51%) Embedded C++
3 8 (20.51%) C++
4 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.13%) PHP
6 1 (2.56%) Java
6 1 (2.56%) Ruby
6 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Sybase
3 1 (2.56%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.56%) Cognos
3 1 (2.56%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) MicroStrategy
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