The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 41 52 45
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 20 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.84% 0.99% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.15% 1.47% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 4
Average daily rate
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£351 £338 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.85% -13.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £410 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £6.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.75 £35.22
% change year-on-year
+22.83% -9.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
482 409 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 68.47% 67.38% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 234 252
Average daily rate £351 £385 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.42% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.20 £16.48 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £178.00 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Scrum
West Midlands

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 24 July 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 19 (55.88%) C#
1 19 (55.88%) .NET
2 16 (47.06%) ASP.NET
2 16 (47.06%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (41.18%) MVC
3 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
5 11 (32.35%) Web Services
6 9 (26.47%) TDD
7 8 (23.53%) Windows
7 8 (23.53%) Visual Studio
7 8 (23.53%) Project Management
7 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 7 (20.59%) Social Media
8 7 (20.59%) jQuery
8 7 (20.59%) Intranet
9 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
9 6 (17.65%) CSS
9 6 (17.65%) HTML
9 6 (17.65%) Incident Management
9 6 (17.65%) CMS
9 6 (17.65%) QA
9 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (17.65%) Backbone.js
9 6 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (17.65%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (14.71%) WordPress
10 5 (14.71%) Finance

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
1 6 (17.65%) CMS
2 5 (14.71%) WordPress
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.94%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) Big Data
3 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.94%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Visual Studio
2 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (8.82%) JIRA
4 2 (5.88%) Subversion
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (64.71%) Developer
2 10 (29.41%) .NET Developer
3 9 (26.47%) Web Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Business Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Java Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Scala Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.94%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (55.88%) .NET
2 16 (47.06%) ASP.NET
2 16 (47.06%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (32.35%) Web Services
4 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 7 (20.59%) jQuery
6 6 (17.65%) CSS
6 6 (17.65%) HTML
6 6 (17.65%) Backbone.js
6 6 (17.65%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (11.76%) WCF
7 4 (11.76%) HTML5
8 2 (5.88%) J2EE
8 2 (5.88%) Hibernate
8 2 (5.88%) JSON
8 2 (5.88%) Spring
8 2 (5.88%) REST
8 2 (5.88%) CSS3
8 2 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Social Media
2 3 (8.82%) Open Source
3 2 (5.88%) Pocket PC
3 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.94%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.88%) Windows CE
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Phone
3 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) MVC
1 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (26.47%) TDD
3 8 (23.53%) Project Management
4 6 (17.65%) Incident Management
4 6 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (11.76%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (8.82%) User Stories
7 2 (5.88%) SOA
7 2 (5.88%) ETL
7 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.88%) OO
7 2 (5.88%) Web Design
7 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.88%) BDD
7 2 (5.88%) Use Case
7 2 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (2.94%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) C#
2 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.76%) Java
4 3 (8.82%) SQL
5 2 (5.88%) PHP
5 2 (5.88%) C++
5 2 (5.88%) Embedded C++
5 2 (5.88%) Scala
6 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Cognos
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) Business Objects
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