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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 46 48 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing Scrum 17 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.25% 1.82% 3.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.44% 2.60% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 11
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£350 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +46.34%
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
494 461 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 65.34% 69.95% 67.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 314 249
Average daily rate £375 £365 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £239 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 12
Average hourly rate £22.00 £175.00 £18.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.42% +821.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 35 (97.22%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (52.78%) .NET
3 18 (50.00%) C#
4 16 (44.44%) Web Services
5 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
5 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
6 12 (33.33%) Windows
7 11 (30.56%) Visual Studio
7 11 (30.56%) WCF
8 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET
8 10 (27.78%) Project Management
9 9 (25.00%) SQL
9 9 (25.00%) JIRA
10 8 (22.22%) Windows Mobile
10 8 (22.22%) Subversion
10 8 (22.22%) Pocket PC
10 8 (22.22%) Windows 8
10 8 (22.22%) C++
10 8 (22.22%) Windows CE
10 8 (22.22%) Embedded C++
10 8 (22.22%) MVC
10 8 (22.22%) Mobile App
10 8 (22.22%) Windows Phone
10 8 (22.22%) Mobile Application Development
10 8 (22.22%) Windows Phone 8
11 7 (19.44%) Intranet
11 7 (19.44%) Social Media
12 6 (16.67%) CMS
12 6 (16.67%) SharePoint

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (16.67%) CMS
1 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (13.89%) WordPress
3 1 (2.78%) TPMS
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.78%) Confluence
3 1 (2.78%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) Intranet
2 1 (2.78%) ATM
2 1 (2.78%) LAN
2 1 (2.78%) VoIP
2 1 (2.78%) WAN
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) Big Data
3 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (2.78%) Informix
3 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.78%) DB2
3 1 (2.78%) OLAP
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Visual Studio
2 9 (25.00%) JIRA
3 8 (22.22%) Subversion
4 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.78%) Selenium
5 1 (2.78%) JBehave
5 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.78%) JMeter
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Developer
2 8 (22.22%) Mobile Developer
2 8 (22.22%) Windows Mobile Developer
3 6 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Web Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (2.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Microstrategy Developer
7 1 (2.78%) .NET Programmer
7 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Communications Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Agile Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (52.78%) .NET
2 16 (44.44%) Web Services
3 11 (30.56%) WCF
4 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET
5 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (11.11%) jQuery
5 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 3 (8.33%) Backbone.js
6 3 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (8.33%) HTML
6 3 (8.33%) CSS
7 2 (5.56%) WPF
8 1 (2.78%) REST
8 1 (2.78%) WinForms
8 1 (2.78%) JavaBeans
8 1 (2.78%) XML
8 1 (2.78%) EJB
8 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Pocket PC
1 8 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 7 (19.44%) Social Media
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) RIA
4 1 (2.78%) Open Source
4 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) Windows Mobile
2 8 (22.22%) Windows 8
2 8 (22.22%) Windows CE
2 8 (22.22%) Windows Phone
2 8 (22.22%) Windows Phone 8
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.78%) UNIX
4 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (97.22%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) Project Management
3 8 (22.22%) MVC
3 8 (22.22%) Mobile Application Development
4 5 (13.89%) TDD
4 5 (13.89%) Agile Project Management
5 4 (11.11%) Line Management
6 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 3 (8.33%) E-Discovery
6 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (8.33%) User Stories
7 2 (5.56%) ITIL
7 2 (5.56%) ETL
7 2 (5.56%) Workflow
7 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.56%) Data Analysis
7 2 (5.56%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.56%) Use Case
7 2 (5.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) C#
2 9 (25.00%) SQL
3 8 (22.22%) C++
3 8 (22.22%) Embedded C++
4 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.78%) Ruby
5 1 (2.78%) PHP
5 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.78%) Cognos
3 1 (2.78%) Sybase
3 1 (2.78%) Business Objects
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