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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 24 46 52
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 40 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.46% 2.55% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.35% 3.62% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £498 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £6.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +19.84%
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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
544 497 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 74.32% 70.30% 69.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 309 253
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 2
Average hourly rate £28.25 £27.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% -84.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 52 (88.14%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (62.71%) TDD
3 32 (54.24%) SQL Server
3 32 (54.24%) BDD
4 30 (50.85%) MVC
5 26 (44.07%) .NET
6 23 (38.98%) Python
7 21 (35.59%) Django
7 21 (35.59%) Git (software)
7 21 (35.59%) Flask
7 21 (35.59%) Mentoring
8 20 (33.90%) Linux
8 20 (33.90%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (32.20%) Selenium
9 19 (32.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (32.20%) Subversion
10 18 (30.51%) Ubuntu
10 18 (30.51%) Test Automation
10 18 (30.51%) Debian
11 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
11 17 (28.81%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (27.12%) RESTful
13 15 (25.42%) SOA
14 13 (22.03%) C#
14 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
14 13 (22.03%) TOGAF
14 13 (22.03%) Microservices
14 13 (22.03%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
14 13 (22.03%) Vagrant
15 10 (16.95%) Java

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (5.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.69%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (54.24%) SQL Server
2 20 (33.90%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (8.47%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (35.59%) Git (software)
2 19 (32.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (32.20%) Subversion
2 19 (32.20%) Selenium
3 3 (5.08%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.39%) Axure RP
4 2 (3.39%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (3.39%) Moq
4 2 (3.39%) NUnit
5 1 (1.69%) JUnit
5 1 (1.69%) JIRA
5 1 (1.69%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.69%) XMLUnit
5 1 (1.69%) Mockito
5 1 (1.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.69%) Spock
General
1 3 (5.08%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Games
2 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (59.32%) Developer
2 22 (37.29%) Python Developer
3 8 (13.56%) Senior Developer
4 7 (11.86%) Senior Python Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Architect
6 5 (8.47%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Engineering Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Technical Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Integration Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Tester
7 3 (5.08%) Test Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Development Manager
8 2 (3.39%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Head of Development
8 2 (3.39%) Head of Software Development
8 2 (3.39%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (44.07%) .NET
2 21 (35.59%) Django
2 21 (35.59%) Flask
3 16 (27.12%) RESTful
4 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET
5 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (8.47%) CSS
6 5 (8.47%) XML
6 5 (8.47%) HTML
7 4 (6.78%) Web Services
7 4 (6.78%) JSON
7 4 (6.78%) WCF
7 4 (6.78%) React
8 3 (5.08%) CSS3
8 3 (5.08%) HTML5
8 3 (5.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 2 (3.39%) jQuery
9 2 (3.39%) NHibernate
9 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
9 2 (3.39%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) DataPower
2 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.08%) User Experience
3 2 (3.39%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) iPad
4 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.69%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.69%) Psychology
4 1 (1.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (33.90%) Linux
2 18 (30.51%) Debian
2 18 (30.51%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.39%) Android
4 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.69%) Windows
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (88.14%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (62.71%) TDD
3 32 (54.24%) BDD
4 30 (50.85%) MVC
5 21 (35.59%) Mentoring
6 18 (30.51%) Test Automation
7 17 (28.81%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (25.42%) SOA
9 13 (22.03%) TOGAF
9 13 (22.03%) Microservices
9 13 (22.03%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 7 (11.86%) DevOps
10 7 (11.86%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (10.17%) Unit Testing
11 6 (10.17%) E-Commerce
12 4 (6.78%) Kanban
13 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (5.08%) Continuous Delivery
14 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2
14 2 (3.39%) OO
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.98%) Python
2 13 (22.03%) C#
2 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
3 10 (16.95%) Java
4 4 (6.78%) SQL
5 1 (1.69%) VB
5 1 (1.69%) VB6
5 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) CGEIT
3 1 (1.69%) CRISC
3 1 (1.69%) CISSP
3 1 (1.69%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.69%) CISA
3 1 (1.69%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.69%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 13 (22.03%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.69%) Adobe
2 1 (1.69%) hybris
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle