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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 40 35 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 17 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.51% 3.31% 3.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.25% 4.71% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 14
Average daily rate £375 £394 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £345 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £505 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.88 £37.88 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+21.12% +1.00%
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
523 425 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.14% 70.25% 68.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 262 245
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £497 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.68 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £26.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 28 (96.55%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
3 11 (37.93%) Git (software)
4 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (27.59%) SQL
5 7 (24.14%) Subversion
6 6 (20.69%) TDD
6 6 (20.69%) Oracle
6 6 (20.69%) .NET
6 6 (20.69%) XML
6 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
7 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
7 5 (17.24%) MVC
7 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (17.24%) OO
7 5 (17.24%) Java
7 5 (17.24%) C#
7 5 (17.24%) Ruby
7 5 (17.24%) Ajax
7 5 (17.24%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
8 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
8 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database
8 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (13.79%) jQuery
8 4 (13.79%) HTML
8 4 (13.79%) PHP
8 4 (13.79%) CSS
8 4 (13.79%) Linux

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (6.90%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.45%) BigMachines
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) Force.com
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
1 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (10.34%) MySQL
4 2 (6.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Git (software)
2 7 (24.14%) Subversion
3 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.34%) JIRA
4 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.90%) Ant
5 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.90%) RSpec
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.45%) Advertising
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Developer
2 4 (13.79%) Development Manager
2 4 (13.79%) PHP Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Development Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Applications Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Database Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Programmer
4 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Ruby Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Applications Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Software Development Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Software Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Application Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
1 6 (20.69%) XML
2 5 (17.24%) Ajax
2 5 (17.24%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (13.79%) CSS
3 4 (13.79%) HTML
3 4 (13.79%) jQuery
4 3 (10.34%) Hibernate
4 3 (10.34%) J2EE
4 3 (10.34%) Spring
4 3 (10.34%) Visualforce
5 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.90%) Backbone.js
5 2 (6.90%) Phusion Passenger
5 2 (6.90%) Spring MVC
6 1 (3.45%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (3.45%) JSON
6 1 (3.45%) Mason
6 1 (3.45%) Symfony
6 1 (3.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.90%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.45%) DataPower
2 1 (3.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Unix
3 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (96.55%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (20.69%) TDD
4 5 (17.24%) MVC
4 5 (17.24%) OO
5 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (13.79%) SOA
6 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
6 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Validation
6 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) CRM
7 2 (6.90%) OOD
7 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
2 8 (27.59%) SQL
3 5 (17.24%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) Java
3 5 (17.24%) Ruby
4 4 (13.79%) PHP
5 3 (10.34%) Apex Code
6 1 (3.45%) ActionScript
6 1 (3.45%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (3.45%) Groovy
6 1 (3.45%) Perl
6 1 (3.45%) Python
6 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
1 1 (3.45%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Capistrano
2 1 (3.45%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) hybris
2 3 (10.34%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.45%) CA
3 1 (3.45%) Siebel
3 1 (3.45%) Zend