The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 30 22 43
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +21
Contract jobs citing Scrum 42 45 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.25% 6.06% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.34% 7.85% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 15
Median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £6.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £36.89 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+16.57% -4.19%
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
662 573 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.75% 77.22% 74.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 381 310
Median daily rate £375 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £19.50 £7.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £63.00 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 59 (95.16%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 16 (25.81%) TDD
4 15 (24.19%) Finance
4 15 (24.19%) .NET
4 15 (24.19%) Kanban
5 14 (22.58%) Test Automation
5 14 (22.58%) C#
6 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
6 13 (20.97%) Business Analysis
7 12 (19.35%) Java
7 12 (19.35%) Web Services
8 11 (17.74%) HTML
8 11 (17.74%) BDD
9 10 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (16.13%) SQL
10 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
10 9 (14.52%) Unit Testing
10 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (12.90%) Requirements Engineering
11 8 (12.90%) Oracle
11 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
11 8 (12.90%) ISEB
11 8 (12.90%) UML
11 8 (12.90%) MVC
12 7 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (11.29%) Visual Studio
12 7 (11.29%) Re-Platforming
13 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.23%) Liferay
2 2 (3.23%) SAS
3 1 (1.61%) Confluence
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS Office
3 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) BigMachines
2 1 (1.61%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Google Play
2 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.23%) MySQL
4 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (3.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.61%) Datazen
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (1.61%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.61%) Power BI
5 1 (1.61%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.06%) Subversion
2 5 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (6.45%) Selenium
3 4 (6.45%) SpecFlow
4 3 (4.84%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.84%) NUnit
5 2 (3.23%) JUnit
5 2 (3.23%) Maven
5 2 (3.23%) Mockito
6 1 (1.61%) JIRA
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle APEX
General
1 15 (24.19%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Banking
2 1 (1.61%) Legal
2 1 (1.61%) Local Government
2 1 (1.61%) Marketing
2 1 (1.61%) Retail
2 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (50.00%) Developer
2 13 (20.97%) Analyst
3 11 (17.74%) Business Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Business IT Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) IT Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) IT Business Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) Project Manager
6 5 (8.06%) Agile Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Scrum Master
7 4 (6.45%) Developer in Test
7 4 (6.45%) Development Manager
7 4 (6.45%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.45%) PHP Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Agile Project Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Android Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 3 (4.84%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.23%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.19%) .NET
2 12 (19.35%) Web Services
3 11 (17.74%) HTML
4 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET
4 6 (9.68%) J2EE
4 6 (9.68%) Spring
5 5 (8.06%) .NET Framework
5 5 (8.06%) Entity Framework
5 5 (8.06%) jQuery
5 5 (8.06%) JSON
6 4 (6.45%) Ajax
6 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (6.45%) CSS
6 4 (6.45%) Hibernate
6 4 (6.45%) REST
7 3 (4.84%) Android SDK
7 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (4.84%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (4.84%) Underscore.js
7 3 (4.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
1 3 (4.84%) Streaming Video
1 3 (4.84%) User Experience
2 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.23%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.61%) CESG
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.61%) Social Media
3 1 (1.61%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.84%) Android
2 2 (3.23%) Linux
2 2 (3.23%) Unix
3 1 (1.61%) VMS
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (95.16%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.81%) TDD
3 15 (24.19%) Kanban
4 14 (22.58%) Test Automation
5 13 (20.97%) Business Analysis
6 11 (17.74%) BDD
7 10 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 9 (14.52%) Unit Testing
9 8 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (12.90%) MVC
9 8 (12.90%) Requirements Engineering
9 8 (12.90%) UML
10 7 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (11.29%) Re-Platforming
11 5 (8.06%) DevOps
11 5 (8.06%) SOA
11 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (6.45%) Migration
12 4 (6.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.58%) C#
2 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
3 12 (19.35%) Java
4 10 (16.13%) SQL
5 4 (6.45%) PHP
6 3 (4.84%) TypeScript
7 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.61%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.61%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (1.61%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.61%) C
8 1 (1.61%) C++
8 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) ISEB
2 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.23%) Degree
4 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.61%) MCTS
5 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.90%) Oracle
3 3 (4.84%) Google
4 2 (3.23%) hybris
5 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.61%) Siebel
5 1 (1.61%) Splunk
5 1 (1.61%) VMware
5 1 (1.61%) Zend