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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 29 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 27 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.29% 2.67% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.67% 3.88% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 4
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£413 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £311 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £380 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.33 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.68% -10.00%
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
405 412 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.39% 68.78% 64.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 254 145
Average daily rate £375 £338 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 43 (97.73%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (45.45%) Web Services
3 16 (36.36%) .NET
4 15 (34.09%) C#
4 15 (34.09%) Kanban
5 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
6 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 12 (27.27%) Open Source
7 11 (25.00%) Coaching
8 10 (22.73%) Windows
9 9 (20.45%) SQL
9 9 (20.45%) Visual Studio
9 9 (20.45%) WCF
9 9 (20.45%) User Stories
10 8 (18.18%) C++
10 8 (18.18%) Embedded C++
10 8 (18.18%) Windows CE
10 8 (18.18%) Subversion
10 8 (18.18%) Windows Mobile
10 8 (18.18%) Pocket PC
10 8 (18.18%) JIRA
10 8 (18.18%) Windows 8
10 8 (18.18%) Windows Phone 8
10 8 (18.18%) Mobile App
10 8 (18.18%) Windows Phone
10 8 (18.18%) Mobile Application Development
11 7 (15.91%) Business Analysis
12 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET
13 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (11.36%) TDD

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.27%) CICS
1 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.27%) TPMS
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) ATM
1 1 (2.27%) LAN
1 1 (2.27%) VoIP
1 1 (2.27%) WAN
1 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.27%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.27%) DB2
4 1 (2.27%) Informix
4 1 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (20.45%) Visual Studio
2 8 (18.18%) Subversion
2 8 (18.18%) JIRA
3 2 (4.55%) Selenium
3 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.55%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.27%) JMeter
4 1 (2.27%) JBehave
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (54.55%) Analyst
2 20 (45.45%) Business Analyst
3 16 (36.36%) Agile Business Analyst
4 14 (31.82%) Developer
5 8 (18.18%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 8 (18.18%) Mobile Developer
6 7 (15.91%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (13.64%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 3 (6.82%) Applications Developer
8 3 (6.82%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Data Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Agile Coach
10 1 (2.27%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 1 (2.27%) Web Business Analyst
10 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Business Analyst
10 1 (2.27%) Automation Tester
10 1 (2.27%) Automation Analyst
10 1 (2.27%) C# .NET Developer
10 1 (2.27%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (45.45%) Web Services
2 16 (36.36%) .NET
3 9 (20.45%) WCF
4 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET
5 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.55%) jQuery
6 2 (4.55%) HTML
6 2 (4.55%) CSS
7 1 (2.27%) EJB
7 1 (2.27%) XML
7 1 (2.27%) JavaBeans
7 1 (2.27%) Middleware
7 1 (2.27%) WinForms
7 1 (2.27%) WPF
7 1 (2.27%) REST
7 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (2.27%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (2.27%) Backbone.js
7 1 (2.27%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Open Source
2 8 (18.18%) Pocket PC
2 8 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Windows CE
2 8 (18.18%) Windows Mobile
2 8 (18.18%) Windows 8
2 8 (18.18%) Windows Phone 8
2 8 (18.18%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.27%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (97.73%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.09%) Kanban
3 11 (25.00%) Coaching
4 9 (20.45%) User Stories
5 8 (18.18%) Mobile Application Development
6 7 (15.91%) Business Analysis
7 5 (11.36%) TDD
7 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.36%) Data Governance
7 5 (11.36%) Business Transformation
8 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (6.82%) E-Discovery
9 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.82%) MVC
9 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
9 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
9 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (4.55%) Project Management
10 2 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) C#
2 9 (20.45%) SQL
3 8 (18.18%) Embedded C++
3 8 (18.18%) C++
4 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.27%) PHP
5 1 (2.27%) Java
5 1 (2.27%) Ruby
5 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) ISEB
3 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) HP
2 1 (2.27%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle
2 1 (2.27%) Sybase
2 1 (2.27%) Business Objects
2 1 (2.27%) SAP
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