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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 32 46 42
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 36 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.56% 2.17% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.13% 3.06% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 0
Average daily rate
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£369 £351 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.20% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +10.60%
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
587 457 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 74.40% 70.96% 73.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 276 173
Average daily rate £375 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £31.00 £133.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 51 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (62.75%) TDD
3 28 (54.90%) MVC
3 28 (54.90%) BDD
4 27 (52.94%) SQL Server
5 25 (49.02%) .NET
6 23 (45.10%) Python
7 21 (41.18%) Django
7 21 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (41.18%) Flask
7 21 (41.18%) Mentoring
8 20 (39.22%) Git (software)
8 20 (39.22%) Linux
8 20 (39.22%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (37.25%) Subversion
10 18 (35.29%) Test Automation
10 18 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (35.29%) Ubuntu
10 18 (35.29%) Debian
11 17 (33.33%) Selenium
11 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
12 16 (31.37%) TOGAF
12 16 (31.37%) RESTful
13 15 (29.41%) SOA
14 13 (25.49%) Vagrant
14 13 (25.49%) Microservices
14 13 (25.49%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
15 11 (21.57%) C#
16 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
17 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 20 (39.22%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (39.22%) Git (software)
3 19 (37.25%) Subversion
4 17 (33.33%) Selenium
5 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.96%) NUnit
6 1 (1.96%) JMeter
6 1 (1.96%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.96%) Moq
6 1 (1.96%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.96%) XMLUnit
6 1 (1.96%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 34 (66.67%) Developer
2 22 (43.14%) Python Developer
3 8 (15.69%) Senior Developer
4 7 (13.73%) Senior Python Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Architect
6 5 (9.80%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Head of Software Development
8 2 (3.92%) Head of Development
8 2 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Tester
8 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Systems Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (49.02%) .NET
2 21 (41.18%) Django
2 21 (41.18%) Flask
3 16 (31.37%) RESTful
4 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET
5 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (7.84%) HTML
6 4 (7.84%) CSS
7 3 (5.88%) XML
7 3 (5.88%) jQuery
7 3 (5.88%) JSON
8 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
8 2 (3.92%) WCF
8 2 (3.92%) HTML5
8 2 (3.92%) CSS3
8 2 (3.92%) Web Services
8 2 (3.92%) React
9 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (1.96%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) User Experience
2 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.96%) iPad
3 1 (1.96%) iPhone
3 1 (1.96%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 20 (39.22%) Linux
2 18 (35.29%) Ubuntu
2 18 (35.29%) Debian
3 2 (3.92%) Windows
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (62.75%) TDD
3 28 (54.90%) MVC
3 28 (54.90%) BDD
4 21 (41.18%) Mentoring
5 18 (35.29%) Test Automation
5 18 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (31.37%) TOGAF
7 15 (29.41%) SOA
8 13 (25.49%) Microservices
8 13 (25.49%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
9 6 (11.76%) Open Source
9 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (9.80%) DSDM
10 5 (9.80%) E-Commerce
11 4 (7.84%) Unit Testing
11 4 (7.84%) RUP
11 4 (7.84%) DevOps
12 3 (5.88%) Kanban
13 2 (3.92%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) Python
2 11 (21.57%) C#
3 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (1.96%) Java
5 1 (1.96%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) ISEB
3 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (25.49%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.96%) Adobe
2 1 (1.96%) HP
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle
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