The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Scrum
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 38 44
Rank change year-on-year +22 +6  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 48 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.69% 2.94% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.49% 3.66% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 7
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £515 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.27 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.82% -0.54%  

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 506 547 577
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.09% 80.32% 76.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 343 367
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Scrum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Birmingham

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Birmingham

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Birmingham over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 86 (89.58%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (34.38%) .NET
3 30 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 28 (29.17%) C#
5 24 (25.00%) HTML
5 24 (25.00%) SQL
5 24 (25.00%) CSS
5 24 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 24 (25.00%) MVC
5 24 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 21 (21.88%) WCF
7 18 (18.75%) XML
8 17 (17.71%) Subversion
8 17 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (16.67%) jQuery
9 16 (16.67%) Visual Studio
10 15 (15.63%) Java
10 15 (15.63%) ASP.NET
10 15 (15.63%) OO
10 15 (15.63%) Web Services
10 15 (15.63%) NUnit
10 15 (15.63%) Moq
10 15 (15.63%) Entity Framework
11 14 (14.58%) Dynamics CRM
11 14 (14.58%) CRM
11 14 (14.58%) OOD
11 14 (14.58%) SOLID
12 13 (13.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (13.54%) Oracle
12 13 (13.54%) HTML5

Scrum
Co-occurring 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 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.13%) JBoss
3 2 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.08%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.04%) IIS
4 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (14.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.25%) SaaS
3 5 (5.21%) GitHub
4 4 (4.17%) IaaS
4 4 (4.17%) PaaS
5 1 (1.04%) Office 365
5 1 (1.04%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) HTTP
2 2 (2.08%) Firewall
2 2 (2.08%) WLAN
3 1 (1.04%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (1.04%) Internet
3 1 (1.04%) LDAP
3 1 (1.04%) SSL
3 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (7.29%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.21%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.08%) Blockchain
4 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.08%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.04%) MySQL
5 1 (1.04%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (17.71%) Subversion
2 16 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 15 (15.63%) Moq
3 15 (15.63%) NUnit
4 12 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 8 (8.33%) CruiseControl
6 7 (7.29%) gulp
7 6 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (5.21%) Selenium
9 4 (4.17%) JIRA
10 3 (3.13%) Grunt
10 3 (3.13%) JHipster
10 3 (3.13%) Protractor
11 2 (2.08%) Cucumber
11 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
11 2 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (2.08%) WebDriver
12 1 (1.04%) JUnit
12 1 (1.04%) PVCS
12 1 (1.04%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (12.50%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Retail
3 3 (3.13%) Advertising
3 3 (3.13%) Marketing
4 2 (2.08%) Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Automotive
5 1 (1.04%) Electronics
5 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (57.29%) Developer
2 20 (20.83%) .NET Developer
3 15 (15.63%) Senior Developer
4 13 (13.54%) C# Developer
5 10 (10.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (10.42%) Scrum Master
6 8 (8.33%) Architect
6 8 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
7 7 (7.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 7 (7.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (7.29%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (6.25%) Angular Developer
8 6 (6.25%) CRM Developer
9 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (5.21%) CRM Architect
9 5 (5.21%) Data Migration Specialist
9 5 (5.21%) Java Developer
9 5 (5.21%) Migration Specialist
9 5 (5.21%) SQL Developer
9 5 (5.21%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (34.38%) .NET
2 24 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 24 (25.00%) CSS
2 24 (25.00%) HTML
3 21 (21.88%) WCF
4 18 (18.75%) XML
5 16 (16.67%) jQuery
6 15 (15.63%) ASP.NET
6 15 (15.63%) Entity Framework
6 15 (15.63%) Web Services
7 13 (13.54%) HTML5
7 13 (13.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (12.50%) AngularJS
9 10 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (10.42%) CSS3
10 8 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (8.33%) Node.js
11 7 (7.29%) REST
12 6 (6.25%) JSON
12 6 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.21%) User Experience
3 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.08%) iPad
4 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.08%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.04%) CESG
5 1 (1.04%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.04%) CMDB
5 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.29%) Linux
2 3 (3.13%) Unix
3 2 (2.08%) Windows
4 1 (1.04%) AIX
4 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (89.58%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (25.00%) MVC
3 17 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (15.63%) OO
5 14 (14.58%) CRM
5 14 (14.58%) OOD
5 14 (14.58%) SOLID
6 11 (11.46%) SDLC
6 11 (11.46%) Unit Testing
7 10 (10.42%) Kanban
8 9 (9.38%) Migration
8 9 (9.38%) TDD
9 7 (7.29%) Front End Development
9 7 (7.29%) Service Management
9 7 (7.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (6.25%) Data Migration
10 6 (6.25%) Open Source
10 6 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 28 (29.17%) C#
3 24 (25.00%) SQL
4 15 (15.63%) Java
5 8 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.08%) Groovy
6 2 (2.08%) PHP
6 2 (2.08%) Python
6 2 (2.08%) Ruby
6 2 (2.08%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.04%) C++
7 1 (1.04%) ECMAScript
7 1 (1.04%) Scala
7 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.08%) Degree
5 2 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.08%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.08%) PMP
5 2 (2.08%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.04%) CISSP
6 1 (1.04%) CLAS
6 1 (1.04%) ISEB
6 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) Ansible
2 2 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.08%) Puppet
3 1 (1.04%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.04%) Salt
Vendors
1 24 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.54%) Oracle
3 2 (2.08%) Cisco
3 2 (2.08%) SAP
3 2 (2.08%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.04%) Casewise
4 1 (1.04%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.04%) hybris
4 1 (1.04%) IBM
4 1 (1.04%) Informatica
4 1 (1.04%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.04%) Tableau
4 1 (1.04%) webMethods