Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 22 41
Rank change year-on-year +5 +19 -3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 120 85 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.14% 6.45% 4.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.95% 7.78% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 56 50
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £339 £306 £313
90th Percentile £559 £500 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £34.08 £15.49
% change year-on-year +39.38% +120.01% -67.65%

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 1,206 1,092 1,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.76% 82.85% 83.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 759 854
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +5.48%
10th Percentile £261 £263 £237
90th Percentile £571 £525 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 18 28
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -6.79% -35.79%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.88 £10.73
90th Percentile £34.20 £36.80 £38.83
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -22.50% +25.00% -28.89%

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 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 109 (90.83%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (40.00%) Java
3 47 (39.17%) TDD
4 42 (35.00%) Kanban
5 39 (32.50%) Git (software)
6 38 (31.67%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (30.00%) BDD
8 34 (28.33%) RESTful
9 33 (27.50%) Web Services
9 33 (27.50%) Jenkins
10 29 (24.17%) Security Cleared
10 29 (24.17%) Spring
11 28 (23.33%) Apache Camel
12 27 (22.50%) Spring Boot
12 27 (22.50%) Maven
12 27 (22.50%) J2EE
13 26 (21.67%) JUnit
13 26 (21.67%) JavaScript
13 26 (21.67%) SOAP
14 25 (20.83%) SC Cleared
15 24 (20.00%) DbUnit
15 24 (20.00%) Mockito
15 24 (20.00%) jMock
15 24 (20.00%) E-Commerce
15 24 (20.00%) SonarQube
15 24 (20.00%) PowerMock
16 22 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
17 19 (15.83%) JIRA
17 19 (15.83%) .NET
17 19 (15.83%) SQL Server

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 (5.00%) Confluence
2 4 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.33%) JBoss
3 3 (2.50%) Apache
3 3 (2.50%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.67%) GlassFish
4 2 (1.67%) IIS
4 2 (1.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.83%) WildFly
5 1 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Magento
2 2 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (14.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (5.00%) PaaS
5 5 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (4.17%) GitHub
5 5 (4.17%) IaaS
6 3 (2.50%) SaaS
7 2 (1.67%) Trello
8 1 (0.83%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.83%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.83%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.17%) SMS
2 2 (1.67%) DNS
2 2 (1.67%) Firewall
2 2 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (1.67%) iSCSI
2 2 (1.67%) SSL
2 2 (1.67%) VoIP
3 1 (0.83%) HTTP
3 1 (0.83%) Internet
3 1 (0.83%) MPLS
3 1 (0.83%) VPN
3 1 (0.83%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.33%) MySQL
3 7 (5.83%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.00%) Redis
5 5 (4.17%) Power BI
6 4 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (2.50%) QlikView
7 3 (2.50%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.67%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 39 (32.50%) Git (software)
2 33 (27.50%) Jenkins
3 27 (22.50%) Maven
4 26 (21.67%) JUnit
5 24 (20.00%) DbUnit
5 24 (20.00%) jMock
5 24 (20.00%) Mockito
5 24 (20.00%) SonarQube
6 19 (15.83%) JIRA
7 12 (10.00%) Selenium
8 8 (6.67%) Cucumber
9 5 (4.17%) Eclipse
9 5 (4.17%) Subversion
10 4 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.50%) Axure RP
11 3 (2.50%) Bitbucket
11 3 (2.50%) Jasmine
11 3 (2.50%) Mocha
11 3 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (9.17%) Finance
2 8 (6.67%) Retail
3 5 (4.17%) Banking
4 3 (2.50%) Automotive
4 3 (2.50%) Marketing
4 3 (2.50%) Persian Language
5 1 (0.83%) Back Office
5 1 (0.83%) Games
Job Titles
1 55 (45.83%) Developer
2 33 (27.50%) Java Developer
3 23 (19.17%) Full Stack Developer
4 18 (15.00%) J2EE Developer
4 18 (15.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 15 (12.50%) Scrum Master
6 9 (7.50%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 6 (5.00%) Agile Scrum Master
7 6 (5.00%) Architect
7 6 (5.00%) Digital Project Manager
7 6 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.17%) Project Leader
9 4 (3.33%) Agile Coach
9 4 (3.33%) Designer
9 4 (3.33%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) Test Leader
9 4 (3.33%) Test Project Leader
9 4 (3.33%) UX Designer
10 3 (2.50%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (28.33%) RESTful
2 33 (27.50%) Web Services
3 29 (24.17%) Spring
4 28 (23.33%) Apache Camel
5 27 (22.50%) J2EE
5 27 (22.50%) Spring Boot
6 26 (21.67%) SOAP
7 24 (20.00%) PowerMock
8 19 (15.83%) .NET
9 14 (11.67%) HTML
10 12 (10.00%) AngularJS
11 10 (8.33%) CSS
11 10 (8.33%) HTML5
12 9 (7.50%) ASP.NET
12 9 (7.50%) Hibernate
12 9 (7.50%) React
13 8 (6.67%) JSON
14 7 (5.83%) jQuery
14 7 (5.83%) KnockoutJS
14 7 (5.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.50%) User Experience
2 6 (5.00%) NHS
3 3 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.67%) Clustering
4 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.67%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.67%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.67%) Wiki
5 1 (0.83%) Blog
5 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.83%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.67%) Linux
2 5 (4.17%) Windows
3 3 (2.50%) CentOS
3 3 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.67%) Debian
4 2 (1.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (90.83%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (39.17%) TDD
3 42 (35.00%) Kanban
4 38 (31.67%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (30.00%) BDD
6 24 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 19 (15.83%) DevOps
8 16 (13.33%) Microservices
9 14 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (11.67%) Test Automation
10 13 (10.83%) MVC
11 12 (10.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 11 (9.17%) Coaching
12 11 (9.17%) SDLC
13 10 (8.33%) Migration
13 10 (8.33%) Open Source
14 9 (7.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 9 (7.50%) Project Management
14 9 (7.50%) Software Engineering
15 8 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (40.00%) Java
2 26 (21.67%) JavaScript
3 18 (15.00%) C#
4 14 (11.67%) SQL
5 9 (7.50%) PHP
6 8 (6.67%) Java 8
6 8 (6.67%) Python
7 4 (3.33%) C++
8 3 (2.50%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.50%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.67%) C
9 2 (1.67%) Perl
9 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.83%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.83%) Go
10 1 (0.83%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.83%) Ruby
10 1 (0.83%) Scala
10 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (24.17%) Security Cleared
2 25 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.67%) Degree
4 2 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.83%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.83%) ISEB
5 1 (0.83%) MBA
5 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) PMO
2 2 (1.67%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) GCP
3 1 (0.83%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (10.00%) vSphere
3 2 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.67%) NFS
3 2 (1.67%) Samba
3 2 (1.67%) Squid
3 2 (1.67%) Varnish
3 2 (1.67%) Xen
4 1 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.67%) HAProxy
1 2 (1.67%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.67%) Nagios
1 2 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.67%) Puppet
1 2 (1.67%) WMI
2 1 (0.83%) Kibana
2 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.83%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (11.67%) VMware
2 8 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.17%) Oracle
4 4 (3.33%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.33%) IBM
4 4 (3.33%) Zend
5 3 (2.50%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.50%) Splunk
5 3 (2.50%) Tableau
5 3 (2.50%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.67%) WSO2
7 1 (0.83%) HP
7 1 (0.83%) WorldPay