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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 29 26
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 42 43 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.95% 5.22% 6.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.52% 6.27% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 36 28
Median daily rate £475 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £385
% change year-on-year - +10.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.23% +22.85%  

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 493 686 592
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.62% 83.35% 77.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 480 399
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.50 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 81 (94.19%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (25.58%) Microsoft
3 20 (23.26%) Java
4 17 (19.77%) JavaScript
5 16 (18.60%) SQL
5 16 (18.60%) TDD
5 16 (18.60%) Git (software)
6 15 (17.44%) Finance
6 15 (17.44%) .NET
6 15 (17.44%) HTML
6 15 (17.44%) CSS
7 14 (16.28%) Oracle
7 14 (16.28%) Migration
8 13 (15.12%) CRM
8 13 (15.12%) Dynamics CRM
9 12 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (13.95%) BDD
10 11 (12.79%) Kanban
10 11 (12.79%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (11.63%) Visual Studio
11 10 (11.63%) C#
11 10 (11.63%) Web Services
11 10 (11.63%) .NET Framework
11 10 (11.63%) Test Automation
12 9 (10.47%) Spring
12 9 (10.47%) SOAP
12 9 (10.47%) SQL Server
12 9 (10.47%) MVC
12 9 (10.47%) SDLC

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 8 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.49%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.49%) JBoss
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.16%) IIS
4 1 (1.16%) Mule
4 1 (1.16%) Mule ESB
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (15.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.65%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.14%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.81%) IaaS
3 5 (5.81%) SaaS
4 4 (4.65%) PaaS
5 3 (3.49%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.33%) GitHub
7 1 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.16%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.16%) BrowserStack
7 1 (1.16%) Office 365
7 1 (1.16%) Route 53
7 1 (1.16%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (1.16%) Slack
7 1 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) Firewall
1 4 (4.65%) HTTP
2 3 (3.49%) WLAN
3 2 (2.33%) SSL
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (1.16%) Internet
4 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.79%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (10.47%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.81%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (4.65%) Blockchain
5 3 (3.49%) MySQL
6 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 16 (18.60%) Git (software)
2 10 (11.63%) Visual Studio
3 8 (9.30%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.98%) JUnit
4 6 (6.98%) Mockito
4 6 (6.98%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (5.81%) DbUnit
5 5 (5.81%) JIRA
5 5 (5.81%) jMock
5 5 (5.81%) Maven
5 5 (5.81%) Selenium
5 5 (5.81%) SonarQube
6 4 (4.65%) Subversion
7 3 (3.49%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.49%) gulp
8 2 (2.33%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.33%) Grunt
8 2 (2.33%) Moq
8 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (17.44%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Banking
2 6 (6.98%) Retail
3 4 (4.65%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.33%) Advertising
5 2 (2.33%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 34 (39.53%) Developer
2 11 (12.79%) Java Developer
2 11 (12.79%) Scrum Master
2 11 (12.79%) Senior Developer
3 7 (8.14%) .NET Developer
3 7 (8.14%) Analyst
3 7 (8.14%) Architect
3 7 (8.14%) C# Developer
4 6 (6.98%) Business Analyst
4 6 (6.98%) CRM Developer
5 5 (5.81%) Data Migration Specialist
5 5 (5.81%) Migration Specialist
6 4 (4.65%) Agile Scrum Master
6 4 (4.65%) Finance Business Analyst
6 4 (4.65%) Financial Analyst
6 4 (4.65%) Oracle Specialist
6 4 (4.65%) Python Developer
6 4 (4.65%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (4.65%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (4.65%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.44%) .NET
1 15 (17.44%) CSS
1 15 (17.44%) HTML
2 10 (11.63%) .NET Framework
2 10 (11.63%) Web Services
3 9 (10.47%) SOAP
3 9 (10.47%) Spring
4 8 (9.30%) WCF
5 7 (8.14%) AngularJS
5 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (8.14%) RESTful
6 6 (6.98%) ASP.NET
6 6 (6.98%) HTML5
6 6 (6.98%) REST
7 5 (5.81%) PowerMock
7 5 (5.81%) XML
8 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (4.65%) CSS3
8 4 (4.65%) jQuery
8 4 (4.65%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (9.30%) User Experience
2 4 (4.65%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.65%) SWIFT
2 4 (4.65%) Virtual Team
3 3 (3.49%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.33%) CMDB
4 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.98%) Linux
2 3 (3.49%) Unix
3 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (94.19%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.60%) TDD
3 14 (16.28%) Migration
4 13 (15.12%) CRM
5 12 (13.95%) BDD
5 12 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (12.79%) Kanban
7 10 (11.63%) Test Automation
8 9 (10.47%) MVC
8 9 (10.47%) SDLC
9 8 (9.30%) Waterfall
10 7 (8.14%) Business Development
10 7 (8.14%) Microservices
10 7 (8.14%) Presales
10 7 (8.14%) Project Management
10 7 (8.14%) Service Design
10 7 (8.14%) SOA
11 6 (6.98%) Data Migration
11 6 (6.98%) Open Source
11 6 (6.98%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.26%) Java
2 17 (19.77%) JavaScript
3 16 (18.60%) SQL
4 10 (11.63%) C#
5 8 (9.30%) PL/SQL
6 6 (6.98%) Python
7 4 (4.65%) PHP
8 2 (2.33%) Groovy
8 2 (2.33%) Ruby
9 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.16%) C++
9 1 (1.16%) ECMAScript
9 1 (1.16%) Scala
9 1 (1.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.49%) Degree
4 3 (3.49%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.49%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.49%) PMP
5 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.33%) ISEB
5 2 (2.33%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) PMO
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.16%) WAI
3 1 (1.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) Ansible
2 2 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.33%) Puppet
3 1 (1.16%) collectd
3 1 (1.16%) Kibana
3 1 (1.16%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.16%) logstash
3 1 (1.16%) Salt
3 1 (1.16%) StatsD
3 1 (1.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.28%) Oracle
3 3 (3.49%) Cisco
4 2 (2.33%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.16%) Casewise
5 1 (1.16%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.16%) CollabNet
5 1 (1.16%) HP
5 1 (1.16%) hybris
5 1 (1.16%) IBM
5 1 (1.16%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.16%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.16%) SAP