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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 37 45 51
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 22 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.99% 2.47% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.18% 3.64% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 8
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£413 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.19 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-3.08% -
Scrum
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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
526 522 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.37% 67.97% 69.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 301 298
Average daily rate £391 £365 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.19% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -87.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 55 (88.71%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (61.29%) TDD
3 32 (51.61%) BDD
4 31 (50.00%) MVC
4 31 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 25 (40.32%) .NET
5 25 (40.32%) Git (software)
6 23 (37.10%) Python
6 23 (37.10%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (35.48%) Subversion
7 22 (35.48%) Mentoring
8 21 (33.87%) Flask
8 21 (33.87%) Django
9 20 (32.26%) Linux
9 20 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (30.65%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (30.65%) Selenium
11 18 (29.03%) Ubuntu
11 18 (29.03%) Debian
11 18 (29.03%) Test Automation
12 16 (25.81%) RESTful
12 16 (25.81%) SOA
12 16 (25.81%) Microsoft
13 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
14 13 (20.97%) C#
14 13 (20.97%) TOGAF
14 13 (20.97%) Vagrant
14 13 (20.97%) Microservices
14 13 (20.97%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
15 11 (17.74%) Java

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 3 (4.84%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.61%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (37.10%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (9.68%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.84%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (40.32%) Git (software)
2 22 (35.48%) Subversion
3 20 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (30.65%) Selenium
5 3 (4.84%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.23%) Axure RP
6 2 (3.23%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (3.23%) Moq
6 2 (3.23%) NUnit
7 1 (1.61%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.61%) JIRA
7 1 (1.61%) JUnit
7 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.61%) Mockito
7 1 (1.61%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.61%) Spock
General
1 3 (4.84%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Advertising
2 1 (1.61%) Games
2 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (61.29%) Developer
2 22 (35.48%) Python Developer
3 8 (12.90%) Senior Developer
4 7 (11.29%) Senior Python Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Architect
6 5 (8.06%) .NET Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Technical Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Engineering Manager
8 3 (4.84%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Integration Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Tester
8 3 (4.84%) Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Testing Manager
9 2 (3.23%) Selenium Tester
9 2 (3.23%) DevOps Architect
9 2 (3.23%) Hybris Developer
9 2 (3.23%) AWS Architect
9 2 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (40.32%) .NET
2 21 (33.87%) Django
2 21 (33.87%) Flask
3 16 (25.81%) RESTful
4 8 (12.90%) XML
5 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET
6 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (8.06%) JSON
8 4 (6.45%) WCF
8 4 (6.45%) React
8 4 (6.45%) CSS
8 4 (6.45%) HTML
8 4 (6.45%) Web Services
9 3 (4.84%) Ajax
9 3 (4.84%) REST
9 3 (4.84%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (3.23%) jQuery
10 2 (3.23%) HTML5
10 2 (3.23%) Entity Framework
10 2 (3.23%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) DataPower
2 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.84%) User Experience
3 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) iPad
4 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.61%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.61%) Psychology
4 1 (1.61%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.26%) Linux
2 18 (29.03%) Debian
2 18 (29.03%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.61%) Windows
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (88.71%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (61.29%) TDD
3 32 (51.61%) BDD
4 31 (50.00%) MVC
5 22 (35.48%) Mentoring
6 19 (30.65%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (29.03%) Test Automation
8 16 (25.81%) SOA
9 13 (20.97%) TOGAF
9 13 (20.97%) Microservices
9 13 (20.97%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 8 (12.90%) Unit Testing
11 7 (11.29%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (11.29%) DevOps
12 5 (8.06%) E-Commerce
13 4 (6.45%) Kanban
14 3 (4.84%) Continuous Delivery
14 3 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
14 3 (4.84%) OO
14 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.10%) Python
2 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
3 13 (20.97%) C#
4 11 (17.74%) Java
5 9 (14.52%) SQL
6 2 (3.23%) Ruby
7 1 (1.61%) VB
7 1 (1.61%) VB6
7 1 (1.61%) C++
7 1 (1.61%) PHP
7 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) Sun Certification
2 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) CISSP
3 1 (1.61%) CISA
3 1 (1.61%) CISM
3 1 (1.61%) CGEIT
3 1 (1.61%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.61%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 13 (20.97%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle
3 2 (3.23%) hybris
4 1 (1.61%) Adobe
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