Period
to 18 March 2019

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 March 2019 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 26 17
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9 +49
Contract jobs citing Scrum 87 107 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.77% 6.81% 7.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.93% 8.09% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 66 68
Birmingham median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £384 £363 £309
90th Percentile £608 £600 £529
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £475 £413
% change year-on-year - +15.15% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £40.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year +21.21% - -

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 1,097 1,323 1,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 85.30% 84.16% 83.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 910 713
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 38 25
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.27 £16.11 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.41% -2.39% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.53 £8.55 £11.13
90th Percentile £43.00 £43.40 £41.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year -30.00% +29.87% +10.00%

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 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, 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 83 (95.40%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (50.57%) Kanban
3 31 (35.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (34.48%) Git (software)
5 29 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (33.33%) Java
5 29 (33.33%) TDD
6 28 (32.18%) BDD
6 28 (32.18%) Jenkins
7 27 (31.03%) Web Services
8 22 (25.29%) JavaScript
9 20 (22.99%) SQL
9 20 (22.99%) Spring
9 20 (22.99%) Maven
10 19 (21.84%) J2EE
10 19 (21.84%) RESTful
11 18 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
11 18 (20.69%) DevOps
11 18 (20.69%) JUnit
12 17 (19.54%) SOAP
12 17 (19.54%) PowerMock
12 17 (19.54%) SonarQube
12 17 (19.54%) Security Cleared
12 17 (19.54%) jMock
12 17 (19.54%) DbUnit
12 17 (19.54%) Mockito
13 16 (18.39%) CSS
13 16 (18.39%) C#
13 16 (18.39%) HTML
14 15 (17.24%) .NET

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 3 (3.45%) Apache
1 3 (3.45%) JBoss
1 3 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (3.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.15%) SAS
2 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (35.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (9.20%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (6.90%) SaaS
5 5 (5.75%) IaaS
5 5 (5.75%) PaaS
6 3 (3.45%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (3.45%) Google Analytics
6 3 (3.45%) Serverless
7 2 (2.30%) GitHub
8 1 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (3.45%) MySQL
2 3 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.15%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (34.48%) Git (software)
2 28 (32.18%) Jenkins
3 20 (22.99%) Maven
4 18 (20.69%) JUnit
5 17 (19.54%) DbUnit
5 17 (19.54%) jMock
5 17 (19.54%) Mockito
5 17 (19.54%) SonarQube
6 5 (5.75%) JIRA
6 5 (5.75%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (3.45%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (3.45%) Selenium
7 3 (3.45%) Subversion
7 3 (3.45%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.30%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.15%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (9.20%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Banking
3 3 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.15%) Advertising
4 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.15%) Avionics
4 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (36.78%) Developer
2 23 (26.44%) Java Developer
3 22 (25.29%) Architect
4 8 (9.20%) Analyst
4 8 (9.20%) Full Stack Developer
5 7 (8.05%) Azure Architect
5 7 (8.05%) J2EE Developer
5 7 (8.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 7 (8.05%) Team Leader
6 6 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.90%) React Developer
7 5 (5.75%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Lead Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Agile Developer
8 4 (4.60%) AWS Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.45%) SAP Architect
9 3 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (31.03%) Web Services
2 20 (22.99%) Spring
3 19 (21.84%) J2EE
3 19 (21.84%) RESTful
4 17 (19.54%) PowerMock
4 17 (19.54%) SOAP
5 16 (18.39%) CSS
5 16 (18.39%) HTML
6 15 (17.24%) .NET
7 12 (13.79%) Apache Camel
7 12 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (11.49%) .NET Framework
8 10 (11.49%) Spring Boot
9 9 (10.34%) ASP.NET
9 9 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (10.34%) Hibernate
10 8 (9.20%) Dapper ORM
11 7 (8.05%) React
12 6 (6.90%) ActiveMQ
13 5 (5.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) User Experience
2 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.30%) NHS
2 2 (2.30%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.60%) Windows
2 3 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (1.15%) Android
3 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (95.40%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (50.57%) Kanban
3 29 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (33.33%) TDD
4 28 (32.18%) BDD
5 18 (20.69%) DevOps
6 13 (14.94%) E-Commerce
6 13 (14.94%) MVC
7 9 (10.34%) Open Source
7 9 (10.34%) Test Automation
8 8 (9.20%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 8 (9.20%) SOLID
8 8 (9.20%) Technical Leadership
8 8 (9.20%) User Stories
9 7 (8.05%) ITIL
9 7 (8.05%) Wireframes
10 5 (5.75%) Identity Management
10 5 (5.75%) Project Management
10 5 (5.75%) Prototyping
10 5 (5.75%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 29 (33.33%) Java
2 22 (25.29%) JavaScript
3 20 (22.99%) SQL
4 16 (18.39%) C#
5 7 (8.05%) PHP
6 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
6 6 (6.90%) Python
7 4 (4.60%) Java 8
7 4 (4.60%) Perl
8 3 (3.45%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.15%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (19.54%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.09%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.45%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.15%) Degree
4 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) COBIT
1 3 (3.45%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) PMO
3 1 (1.15%) ARP4754
3 1 (1.15%) DO-178B
System Software
1 5 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (5.75%) vSphere
2 4 (4.60%) Docker
3 2 (2.30%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) Terraform
2 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.30%) Puppet
2 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (1.15%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (5.75%) VMware
2 3 (3.45%) Google
2 3 (3.45%) hybris
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle
2 3 (3.45%) SAP
3 2 (2.30%) Adobe
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.30%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.15%) IBM
4 1 (1.15%) SnapLogic