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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 23 40 44
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 46 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.41% 2.94% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.52% 4.03% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £495 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £6.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £38.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +17.55%
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
540 496 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 75.21% 72.94% 69.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 312 200
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 6
Average hourly rate £26.50 £11.85 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.62% -93.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 July 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 37 (59.68%) TDD
3 32 (51.61%) SQL Server
3 32 (51.61%) BDD
4 30 (48.39%) MVC
5 27 (43.55%) .NET
6 23 (37.10%) Python
7 21 (33.87%) Django
7 21 (33.87%) Git (software)
7 21 (33.87%) Flask
7 21 (33.87%) Mentoring
8 20 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (32.26%) Linux
8 20 (32.26%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (30.65%) Selenium
9 19 (30.65%) Subversion
10 18 (29.03%) Ubuntu
10 18 (29.03%) Debian
10 18 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (29.03%) Test Automation
11 17 (27.42%) TOGAF
11 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
12 16 (25.81%) RESTful
13 15 (24.19%) C#
13 15 (24.19%) SOA
14 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
14 13 (20.97%) Vagrant
14 13 (20.97%) Microservices
14 13 (20.97%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
15 10 (16.13%) ASP.NET

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (51.61%) SQL Server
2 20 (32.26%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (8.06%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 21 (33.87%) Git (software)
2 20 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (30.65%) Subversion
3 19 (30.65%) Selenium
4 3 (4.84%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.23%) NUnit
5 2 (3.23%) JIRA
5 2 (3.23%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (3.23%) Moq
6 1 (1.61%) Mockito
6 1 (1.61%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.61%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.61%) XMLUnit
6 1 (1.61%) JUnit
6 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.61%) JMeter
6 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.61%) Spock
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Games
2 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (58.06%) Developer
2 22 (35.48%) Python Developer
3 10 (16.13%) Architect
4 8 (12.90%) Senior Developer
5 7 (11.29%) Senior Python Developer
6 5 (8.06%) .NET Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) Integration Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Tester
8 3 (4.84%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.84%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Technical Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Engineering Manager
9 2 (3.23%) AWS Architect
9 2 (3.23%) Selenium Tester
9 2 (3.23%) DevOps Architect
9 2 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Testing Manager
9 2 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (43.55%) .NET
2 21 (33.87%) Django
2 21 (33.87%) Flask
3 16 (25.81%) RESTful
4 10 (16.13%) ASP.NET
5 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (8.06%) HTML
6 5 (8.06%) CSS
7 4 (6.45%) XML
7 4 (6.45%) JSON
7 4 (6.45%) WCF
7 4 (6.45%) React
8 3 (4.84%) CSS3
8 3 (4.84%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 3 (4.84%) .NET Framework
8 3 (4.84%) HTML5
8 3 (4.84%) Web Services
9 2 (3.23%) Entity Framework
9 2 (3.23%) LINQ to SQL
9 2 (3.23%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) DataPower
2 3 (4.84%) User Experience
3 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.61%) iPad
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.61%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.26%) Linux
2 18 (29.03%) Debian
2 18 (29.03%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.61%) Android
3 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (88.71%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (59.68%) TDD
3 32 (51.61%) BDD
4 30 (48.39%) MVC
5 21 (33.87%) Mentoring
6 18 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (29.03%) Test Automation
7 17 (27.42%) TOGAF
8 15 (24.19%) SOA
9 13 (20.97%) Microservices
9 13 (20.97%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 7 (11.29%) DevOps
10 7 (11.29%) Unit Testing
10 7 (11.29%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (9.68%) Open Source
11 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
12 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (6.45%) RUP
13 4 (6.45%) DSDM
14 3 (4.84%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.10%) Python
2 15 (24.19%) C#
3 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
4 9 (14.52%) Java
5 4 (6.45%) SQL
6 1 (1.61%) VB
6 1 (1.61%) C++
6 1 (1.61%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) CGEIT
3 1 (1.61%) CRISC
3 1 (1.61%) CISSP
3 1 (1.61%) CISA
3 1 (1.61%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.61%) COBIT
1 1 (1.61%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (20.97%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.61%) Adobe
2 1 (1.61%) HP
2 1 (1.61%) hybris
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle
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