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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 37 30 44
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Contract jobs citing Scrum 17 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.73% 3.87% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.02% 6.03% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 4
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£375 £350 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £308 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £478 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Scrum
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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
423 365 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 67.90% 64.26% 66.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 217 170
Average daily rate £375 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 25
Average hourly rate £22.50 £11.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.65% -36.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.92 £9.00 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £31.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 42 (97.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (37.21%) Kanban
2 16 (37.21%) Open Source
3 12 (27.91%) .NET
3 12 (27.91%) Web Services
4 11 (25.58%) Coaching
5 10 (23.26%) C#
5 10 (23.26%) User Stories
5 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
6 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
6 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
6 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
7 7 (16.28%) Business Analysis
8 6 (13.95%) DSDM
9 5 (11.63%) Finance
9 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
9 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (11.63%) Data Governance
9 5 (11.63%) Business Transformation
10 4 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (9.30%) TDD
10 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (9.30%) RUP
10 4 (9.30%) TOGAF
10 4 (9.30%) MVC
11 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
11 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.33%) JMeter
3 1 (2.33%) JIRA
3 1 (2.33%) Selenium
3 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (53.49%) Analyst
2 21 (48.84%) Business Analyst
3 16 (37.21%) Agile Business Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) Developer
5 7 (16.28%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (13.95%) Senior Business Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) C# Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.65%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Head of Development
8 2 (4.65%) Agile Coach
8 2 (4.65%) Systems Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Head of Software Development
9 1 (2.33%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Product Manager
9 1 (2.33%) Test Consultant
9 1 (2.33%) Product Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) Web Services
1 12 (27.91%) .NET
2 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (6.98%) .NET Framework
4 3 (6.98%) jQuery
5 2 (4.65%) HTML
5 2 (4.65%) CSS
6 1 (2.33%) WCF
6 1 (2.33%) WPF
6 1 (2.33%) XML
6 1 (2.33%) Middleware
6 1 (2.33%) WinForms
6 1 (2.33%) HTML5
6 1 (2.33%) REST
6 1 (2.33%) CSS3
6 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (2.33%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (2.33%) Backbone.js
6 1 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (37.21%) Open Source
2 2 (4.65%) User Experience
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
1 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (97.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (37.21%) Kanban
3 11 (25.58%) Coaching
4 10 (23.26%) User Stories
5 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (16.28%) Business Analysis
7 6 (13.95%) DSDM
8 5 (11.63%) Data Governance
8 5 (11.63%) Business Transformation
9 4 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (9.30%) TDD
9 4 (9.30%) TOGAF
9 4 (9.30%) RUP
9 4 (9.30%) MVC
9 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Refactoring
10 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (6.98%) Waterfall
11 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) C#
2 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.65%) SQL
3 2 (4.65%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) VCP4
4 1 (2.33%) ISEB
4 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) HP
2 1 (2.33%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle
2 1 (2.33%) Business Objects
2 1 (2.33%) SAP
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