Period
to 18 October 2018

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 6 months to 18 October 2018 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 23 28
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 +4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 101 91 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.05% 6.08% 5.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.54% 7.37% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 69 71
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £306 £310
90th Percentile £550 £503 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £453 £463 £400
% change year-on-year -2.16% +15.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £33.00 £15.49
% change year-on-year +43.94% +113.04% -65.58%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,182 1,235 1,310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.48% 82.55% 83.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 898 855
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £222 £239 £250
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 18 31
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.61 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.69% -2.62% -30.31%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.88 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.53 £46.40 £36.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £23.48 £17.50
% change year-on-year -36.12% +34.17% -18.60%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 90 (89.11%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (41.58%) Java
3 39 (38.61%) TDD
4 38 (37.62%) Kanban
5 33 (32.67%) Git (software)
5 33 (32.67%) Spring
5 33 (32.67%) JavaScript
6 31 (30.69%) J2EE
7 29 (28.71%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (26.73%) RESTful
8 27 (26.73%) Jenkins
9 26 (25.74%) BDD
9 26 (25.74%) Web Services
10 25 (24.75%) Apache Camel
11 22 (21.78%) Spring Boot
11 22 (21.78%) JUnit
11 22 (21.78%) Security Cleared
11 22 (21.78%) Maven
12 21 (20.79%) SQL
12 21 (20.79%) SOAP
13 20 (19.80%) jMock
13 20 (19.80%) PowerMock
13 20 (19.80%) SC Cleared
13 20 (19.80%) DbUnit
13 20 (19.80%) Mockito
13 20 (19.80%) SonarQube
14 19 (18.81%) Hibernate
15 18 (17.82%) MVC
15 18 (17.82%) .NET
15 18 (17.82%) C#

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 6 (5.94%) Confluence
2 5 (4.95%) Apache
2 5 (4.95%) JBoss
3 4 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.96%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.99%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.99%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (14.85%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (7.92%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (4.95%) GitHub
4 5 (4.95%) PaaS
5 4 (3.96%) IaaS
6 3 (2.97%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (2.97%) Google Analytics
6 3 (2.97%) SaaS
7 1 (0.99%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.99%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.99%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.95%) SMS
2 2 (1.98%) VoIP
3 1 (0.99%) DNS
3 1 (0.99%) Firewall
3 1 (0.99%) HTTP
3 1 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.99%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.99%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.92%) MySQL
3 7 (6.93%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.95%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.96%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.97%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.97%) Redis
6 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.98%) Power BI
7 2 (1.98%) QlikView
7 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.99%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 33 (32.67%) Git (software)
2 27 (26.73%) Jenkins
3 22 (21.78%) JUnit
3 22 (21.78%) Maven
4 20 (19.80%) DbUnit
4 20 (19.80%) jMock
4 20 (19.80%) Mockito
4 20 (19.80%) SonarQube
5 13 (12.87%) JIRA
6 10 (9.90%) Eclipse
7 4 (3.96%) Axure RP
7 4 (3.96%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.97%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.97%) Selenium
8 3 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.98%) Ant
9 2 (1.98%) JMeter
9 2 (1.98%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.98%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (10.89%) Finance
2 8 (7.92%) Retail
3 5 (4.95%) Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Back Office
4 1 (0.99%) Games
Job Titles
1 53 (52.48%) Developer
2 32 (31.68%) Java Developer
3 18 (17.82%) Full Stack Developer
4 15 (14.85%) J2EE Developer
4 15 (14.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 10 (9.90%) Architect
6 9 (8.91%) Senior Developer
7 8 (7.92%) Scrum Master
8 7 (6.93%) .NET Developer
8 7 (6.93%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (5.94%) Business Analyst
10 5 (4.95%) Analyst
10 5 (4.95%) Designer
10 5 (4.95%) UX Designer
11 4 (3.96%) Agile Business Analyst
11 4 (3.96%) Azure Architect
11 4 (3.96%) React Developer
12 3 (2.97%) Agile Developer
12 3 (2.97%) Agile Scrum Master
12 3 (2.97%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (32.67%) Spring
2 31 (30.69%) J2EE
3 27 (26.73%) RESTful
4 26 (25.74%) Web Services
5 25 (24.75%) Apache Camel
6 22 (21.78%) Spring Boot
7 21 (20.79%) SOAP
8 20 (19.80%) PowerMock
9 19 (18.81%) Hibernate
10 18 (17.82%) .NET
11 14 (13.86%) HTML
12 13 (12.87%) CSS
13 12 (11.88%) jQuery
14 11 (10.89%) React
15 10 (9.90%) Ajax
15 10 (9.90%) ASP.NET
16 8 (7.92%) Spring MVC
17 7 (6.93%) ASP.NET Web API
17 7 (6.93%) KnockoutJS
17 7 (6.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.87%) User Experience
2 5 (4.95%) NHS
3 3 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.98%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.98%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.99%) Blog
5 1 (0.99%) Clustering
5 1 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.99%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.93%) Linux
2 3 (2.97%) Windows
3 2 (1.98%) CentOS
4 1 (0.99%) Debian
4 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.99%) Unix
4 1 (0.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (89.11%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (38.61%) TDD
3 38 (37.62%) Kanban
4 29 (28.71%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (25.74%) BDD
6 18 (17.82%) MVC
7 16 (15.84%) E-Commerce
8 14 (13.86%) Microservices
8 14 (13.86%) Test Automation
9 12 (11.88%) DevOps
10 11 (10.89%) Co-Creation
10 11 (10.89%) Software Engineering
11 10 (9.90%) Open Source
12 9 (8.91%) Wireframes
13 8 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (7.92%) Migration
13 8 (7.92%) Prototyping
13 8 (7.92%) User Stories
13 8 (7.92%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 6 (5.94%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 42 (41.58%) Java
2 33 (32.67%) JavaScript
3 21 (20.79%) SQL
4 18 (17.82%) C#
5 12 (11.88%) Java 8
6 5 (4.95%) PHP
7 4 (3.96%) C++
7 4 (3.96%) Python
8 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.99%) C
9 1 (0.99%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.99%) Go
9 1 (0.99%) Perl
9 1 (0.99%) PHP 7
9 1 (0.99%) Ruby
9 1 (0.99%) Scala
9 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.99%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (21.78%) Security Cleared
2 20 (19.80%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.96%) Degree
4 2 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.98%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.99%) ISEB
5 1 (0.99%) MBA
5 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) PMO
2 2 (1.98%) QA
3 1 (0.99%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.92%) vSphere
3 4 (3.96%) Docker
4 1 (0.99%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.99%) NFS
4 1 (0.99%) Samba
4 1 (0.99%) Squid
4 1 (0.99%) Varnish
4 1 (0.99%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (2.97%) Terraform
2 2 (1.98%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.99%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.99%) Kibana
3 1 (0.99%) Nagios
3 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.99%) Puppet
3 1 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.99%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (8.91%) VMware
2 8 (7.92%) Oracle
3 5 (4.95%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.97%) Google
4 3 (2.97%) hybris
4 3 (2.97%) SAP
4 3 (2.97%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.98%) IBM
5 2 (1.98%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.98%) Splunk
5 2 (1.98%) Tableau
6 1 (0.99%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.99%) HP
6 1 (0.99%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.99%) WSO2
6 1 (0.99%) Zend