Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 25 48
Rank change year-on-year +7 +23 -3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 99 92 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.33% 6.01% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.83% 7.35% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 72 27
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -
10th Percentile £306 £303 £360
90th Percentile £499 £549 £493
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £15.49 £45.00
% change year-on-year +113.04% -65.58% +650.00%

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 1264 1252 1031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 80.87% 81.72% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 932 805 640
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.02%
10th Percentile £231 £243 £225
90th Percentile £525 £550 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 35
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.75 £17.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.90% -1.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.84 £10.17
90th Percentile £46.40 £30.33 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +40.85% -11.25% -

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 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (30.30%) Java
3 26 (26.26%) Git (software)
4 24 (24.24%) E-Commerce
5 23 (23.23%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (23.23%) DevOps
6 22 (22.22%) Jenkins
7 21 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (19.19%) JUnit
9 18 (18.18%) TDD
9 18 (18.18%) Kanban
10 17 (17.17%) Banking
10 17 (17.17%) Spring
10 17 (17.17%) Maven
10 17 (17.17%) SonarQube
11 16 (16.16%) Web Services
12 15 (15.15%) ISEB
12 15 (15.15%) Test Scripting
12 15 (15.15%) ISTQB
12 15 (15.15%) JIRA
12 15 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
12 15 (15.15%) BDD
12 15 (15.15%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (15.15%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 14 (14.14%) Waterfall
13 14 (14.14%) REST
13 14 (14.14%) Security Cleared
14 13 (13.13%) Test Automation
14 13 (13.13%) RESTful
14 13 (13.13%) Finance

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 10 (10.10%) Confluence
2 9 (9.09%) Apache
2 9 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 5 (5.05%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.02%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.01%) IIS
5 1 (1.01%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (12.12%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (7.07%) Amazon ELB
3 7 (7.07%) Amazon S3
3 7 (7.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (6.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (2.02%) GitHub
5 2 (2.02%) PaaS
6 1 (1.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.01%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.10%) HTTP
2 6 (6.06%) DNS
2 6 (6.06%) OpenLDAP
2 6 (6.06%) OpenVPN
2 6 (6.06%) SSH
3 4 (4.04%) Firewall
3 4 (4.04%) WLAN
4 2 (2.02%) SSL
4 2 (2.02%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.01%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (7.07%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (5.05%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.05%) MySQL
4 3 (3.03%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.02%) MariaDB
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.01%) Big Data
6 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.01%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.01%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 26 (26.26%) Git (software)
2 22 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 19 (19.19%) JUnit
4 17 (17.17%) Maven
4 17 (17.17%) SonarQube
5 15 (15.15%) JIRA
6 11 (11.11%) DbUnit
6 11 (11.11%) jMock
6 11 (11.11%) Mockito
7 8 (8.08%) Liquibase
8 7 (7.07%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (6.06%) Ant
9 6 (6.06%) Bitbucket
10 3 (3.03%) Selenium
10 3 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (2.02%) HP UFT
11 2 (2.02%) JHipster
11 2 (2.02%) Mercurial
11 2 (2.02%) Subversion
11 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (17.17%) Banking
2 13 (13.13%) Finance
3 3 (3.03%) Advertising
3 3 (3.03%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Retail
4 2 (2.02%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.01%) Games
5 1 (1.01%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (29.29%) Developer
2 19 (19.19%) Java Developer
3 17 (17.17%) Project Manager
4 14 (14.14%) Scrum Master
5 13 (13.13%) Analyst
6 12 (12.12%) Digital Project Manager
7 10 (10.10%) Business Analyst
8 8 (8.08%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (8.08%) Test Manager
9 7 (7.07%) Agile Developer
9 7 (7.07%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (7.07%) Test Leader
10 6 (6.06%) Agile Scrum Master
11 5 (5.05%) Agile Java Developer
11 5 (5.05%) Digital Analyst
11 5 (5.05%) Digital Business Analyst
11 5 (5.05%) Insurance Business Analyst
12 4 (4.04%) Angular Developer
12 4 (4.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 4 (4.04%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.17%) Spring
2 16 (16.16%) Web Services
3 14 (14.14%) REST
4 13 (13.13%) RESTful
5 12 (12.12%) SOAP
5 12 (12.12%) Spring Boot
6 11 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 11 (11.11%) PowerMock
7 9 (9.09%) CSS
7 9 (9.09%) CSS3
7 9 (9.09%) J2EE
8 8 (8.08%) Elastic Stack
8 8 (8.08%) HTML
8 8 (8.08%) HTML5
9 7 (7.07%) Apache Camel
9 7 (7.07%) JSON
10 6 (6.06%) jQuery
10 6 (6.06%) MCollective
10 6 (6.06%) Node.js
10 6 (6.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (6.06%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (5.05%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.04%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.04%) User Experience
4 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.01%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.10%) Linux
2 7 (7.07%) CentOS
3 4 (4.04%) Unix
4 3 (3.03%) Windows
5 2 (2.02%) Android
6 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (24.24%) E-Commerce
3 23 (23.23%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (23.23%) DevOps
4 21 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (18.18%) Kanban
5 18 (18.18%) TDD
6 15 (15.15%) BDD
6 15 (15.15%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (15.15%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 15 (15.15%) Test Scripting
7 14 (14.14%) Waterfall
8 13 (13.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (13.13%) Test Automation
8 13 (13.13%) Test Planning
9 12 (12.12%) Open Source
10 10 (10.10%) Coaching
11 9 (9.09%) Configuration Management
12 8 (8.08%) OO
12 8 (8.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (30.30%) Java
2 11 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 10 (10.10%) SQL
4 7 (7.07%) Bash Shell
4 7 (7.07%) Python
5 6 (6.06%) Groovy
6 5 (5.05%) C#
7 2 (2.02%) PHP
7 2 (2.02%) Ruby
8 1 (1.01%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.01%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.01%) Jython
8 1 (1.01%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (15.15%) ISEB
1 15 (15.15%) ISTQB
2 14 (14.14%) Security Cleared
3 12 (12.12%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.07%) PMI Certification
4 7 (7.07%) PMP
5 6 (6.06%) Degree
6 5 (5.05%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.02%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) QA
2 4 (4.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.01%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (10.10%) Docker
2 6 (6.06%) Postfix
2 6 (6.06%) Squid
2 6 (6.06%) vCloud
2 6 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (9.09%) Ansible
1 9 (9.09%) Puppet
2 8 (8.08%) Terraform
3 7 (7.07%) Kibana
3 7 (7.07%) logstash
4 6 (6.06%) Docker Swarm
4 6 (6.06%) Kubernetes
4 6 (6.06%) Rancher
4 6 (6.06%) Rsyslog
4 6 (6.06%) Sysdig
4 6 (6.06%) ZABBIX
5 2 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.02%) Salt
6 1 (1.01%) collectd
6 1 (1.01%) StatsD
Vendors
1 12 (12.12%) Microsoft
1 12 (12.12%) VMware
2 6 (6.06%) Sonatype
3 4 (4.04%) Cisco
4 3 (3.03%) HP
5 2 (2.02%) CollabNet
5 2 (2.02%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.01%) EMC
6 1 (1.01%) Informatica
6 1 (1.01%) Jitterbit
6 1 (1.01%) Mapbox
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle
6 1 (1.01%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.01%) Talend