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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 38 49 38
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 25 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.32% 1.39% 3.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.11% 2.00% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +30.76%
Scrum
West Midlands

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
489 451 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 65.03% 69.60% 66.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 302 221
Average daily rate £375 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £34.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +126.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £11.80 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.00 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 44 (97.78%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (48.89%) Web Services
3 20 (44.44%) .NET
4 19 (42.22%) C#
5 14 (31.11%) SQL Server
6 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
7 12 (26.67%) Windows
8 11 (24.44%) Visual Studio
8 11 (24.44%) WCF
9 10 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (22.22%) ASP.NET
9 10 (22.22%) SQL
10 9 (20.00%) Project Management
10 9 (20.00%) MVC
10 9 (20.00%) JIRA
11 8 (17.78%) Windows Mobile
11 8 (17.78%) Subversion
11 8 (17.78%) Pocket PC
11 8 (17.78%) Kanban
11 8 (17.78%) Embedded C++
11 8 (17.78%) Windows CE
11 8 (17.78%) C++
11 8 (17.78%) Mobile App
11 8 (17.78%) Windows Phone
11 8 (17.78%) Mobile Application Development
11 8 (17.78%) Windows 8
11 8 (17.78%) Windows Phone 8
12 7 (15.56%) Social Media
12 7 (15.56%) Intranet
13 6 (13.33%) SharePoint

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 6 (13.33%) CMS
2 5 (11.11%) WordPress
3 1 (2.22%) Confluence
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.22%) TPMS
3 1 (2.22%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) Intranet
2 1 (2.22%) ATM
2 1 (2.22%) LAN
2 1 (2.22%) VoIP
2 1 (2.22%) WAN
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (2.22%) Big Data
3 1 (2.22%) MySQL
3 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.22%) DB2
3 1 (2.22%) OLAP
3 1 (2.22%) Informix
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Visual Studio
2 9 (20.00%) JIRA
3 8 (17.78%) Subversion
4 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.44%) Selenium
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (2.22%) JMeter
6 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.22%) JBehave
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Developer
2 15 (33.33%) Analyst
3 12 (26.67%) Business Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) Agile Business Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) Mobile Developer
4 8 (17.78%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 5 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Web Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Applications Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Communications Manager
8 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (48.89%) Web Services
2 20 (44.44%) .NET
3 11 (24.44%) WCF
4 10 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 5 (11.11%) jQuery
6 4 (8.89%) HTML
6 4 (8.89%) CSS
7 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (4.44%) Backbone.js
8 2 (4.44%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (4.44%) WPF
9 1 (2.22%) REST
9 1 (2.22%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (2.22%) EJB
9 1 (2.22%) XML
9 1 (2.22%) JavaBeans
9 1 (2.22%) WinForms
9 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Pocket PC
1 8 (17.78%) Mobile App
2 7 (15.56%) Social Media
3 5 (11.11%) Open Source
4 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.22%) RIA
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) Windows CE
2 8 (17.78%) Windows Mobile
2 8 (17.78%) Windows 8
2 8 (17.78%) Windows Phone 8
2 8 (17.78%) Windows Phone
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.22%) Linux
4 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (97.78%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.00%) Project Management
2 9 (20.00%) MVC
3 8 (17.78%) Kanban
3 8 (17.78%) Mobile Application Development
4 6 (13.33%) Coaching
5 5 (11.11%) User Stories
6 4 (8.89%) Agile Project Management
6 4 (8.89%) Line Management
6 4 (8.89%) TDD
7 3 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.67%) E-Discovery
7 3 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.44%) Data Governance
8 2 (4.44%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.44%) ETL
8 2 (4.44%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 19 (42.22%) C#
2 10 (22.22%) SQL
3 8 (17.78%) Embedded C++
3 8 (17.78%) C++
4 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.22%) PHP
5 1 (2.22%) Java
5 1 (2.22%) Ruby
5 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Sybase
3 1 (2.22%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.22%) Cognos
3 1 (2.22%) HP
3 1 (2.22%) MicroStrategy