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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 45 38 46
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 16 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.06% 2.79% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 4.49% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 3
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£388 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.40
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
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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
559 356 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.94% 62.02% 68.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 213 200
Average daily rate £380 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £246 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 23
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% -24.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.06 £9.00 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.95 £30.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 April 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 40 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) Open Source
3 14 (35.00%) Kanban
4 13 (32.50%) .NET
5 11 (27.50%) Web Services
6 10 (25.00%) C#
6 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
7 9 (22.50%) User Stories
7 9 (22.50%) Coaching
7 9 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET
8 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 7 (17.50%) TDD
9 7 (17.50%) Business Analysis
10 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
10 6 (15.00%) DSDM
11 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
11 5 (12.50%) MVC
11 5 (12.50%) Finance
12 4 (10.00%) RUP
12 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
12 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (10.00%) Data Governance
12 4 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (10.00%) Business Transformation
13 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
13 3 (7.50%) BDD
13 3 (7.50%) DevOps
13 3 (7.50%) jQuery

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.50%) XMLUnit
2 1 (2.50%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) JMeter
2 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Analyst
2 18 (45.00%) Business Analyst
3 14 (35.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 10 (25.00%) Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) Architect
6 5 (12.50%) C# Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) .NET Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Systems Architect
8 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Web Developer
8 2 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Head of Development
8 2 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Agile Coach
8 2 (5.00%) Head of Software Development
9 1 (2.50%) Android Developer
9 1 (2.50%) Web Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) .NET
2 11 (27.50%) Web Services
3 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET
4 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (7.50%) jQuery
5 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.00%) HTML
6 2 (5.00%) CSS
6 2 (5.00%) XML
6 2 (5.00%) JSON
6 2 (5.00%) React
7 1 (2.50%) HTML5
7 1 (2.50%) CSS3
7 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.50%) Ajax
7 1 (2.50%) WCF
7 1 (2.50%) DOM
7 1 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (37.50%) Open Source
2 2 (5.00%) User Experience
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
1 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.00%) Kanban
3 9 (22.50%) User Stories
3 9 (22.50%) Coaching
3 9 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (17.50%) TDD
4 7 (17.50%) Business Analysis
5 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (15.00%) DSDM
6 5 (12.50%) MVC
7 4 (10.00%) RUP
7 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
7 4 (10.00%) Data Governance
7 4 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (10.00%) Business Transformation
8 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.50%) BDD
8 3 (7.50%) DevOps
8 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.50%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) C#
2 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) ISEB
3 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) SAP
2 1 (2.50%) Business Objects
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) HP
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