Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 23 27
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 +32
Contract jobs citing Scrum 95 99 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.69% 6.07% 5.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.02% 7.32% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 68 65
Birmingham median daily rate £463 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +13.33% -4.76%
10th Percentile £334 £306 £301
90th Percentile £575 £499 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £468 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +3.89% +12.50% +3.90%
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 1,185 1,353 1,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 83.39% 82.90% 83.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 995 758
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £229 £250
90th Percentile £563 £530 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 36
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -10.45% -4.29%
10th Percentile £10.77 £9.69 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.25 £51.20 £32.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -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 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 85 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (45.26%) Java
3 35 (36.84%) Kanban
4 34 (35.79%) Spring
5 33 (34.74%) J2EE
6 32 (33.68%) TDD
7 31 (32.63%) Jenkins
8 30 (31.58%) Git (software)
8 30 (31.58%) BDD
9 28 (29.47%) JavaScript
9 28 (29.47%) Web Services
10 27 (28.42%) RESTful
11 26 (27.37%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (24.21%) JUnit
13 22 (23.16%) Maven
13 22 (23.16%) Security Cleared
13 22 (23.16%) Apache Camel
14 21 (22.11%) PowerMock
14 21 (22.11%) SonarQube
14 21 (22.11%) jMock
14 21 (22.11%) Mockito
14 21 (22.11%) DbUnit
14 21 (22.11%) SOAP
15 20 (21.05%) SQL
15 20 (21.05%) Spring Boot
16 19 (20.00%) SC Cleared
17 18 (18.95%) Amazon AWS
17 18 (18.95%) Hibernate
18 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
19 15 (15.79%) Test Automation

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 (6.32%) Confluence
2 3 (3.16%) Apache
2 3 (3.16%) JBoss
2 3 (3.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (3.16%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.05%) SAS
3 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.95%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (9.47%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (6.32%) SaaS
5 5 (5.26%) GitHub
6 4 (4.21%) IaaS
6 4 (4.21%) PaaS
7 3 (3.16%) Google Analytics
8 2 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.05%) BrowserStack
9 1 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.32%) MySQL
3 4 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.16%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.16%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.16%) Redis
5 1 (1.05%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (32.63%) Jenkins
2 30 (31.58%) Git (software)
3 23 (24.21%) JUnit
4 22 (23.16%) Maven
5 21 (22.11%) DbUnit
5 21 (22.11%) jMock
5 21 (22.11%) Mockito
5 21 (22.11%) SonarQube
6 13 (13.68%) JIRA
7 10 (10.53%) Eclipse
8 6 (6.32%) Cucumber
8 6 (6.32%) Selenium
9 5 (5.26%) WebDriver
10 4 (4.21%) Axure RP
10 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
12 2 (2.11%) Ant
12 2 (2.11%) GitLab
12 2 (2.11%) JMeter
12 2 (2.11%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (11.58%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Retail
3 5 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Advertising
4 1 (1.05%) Back Office
4 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (47.37%) Developer
2 31 (32.63%) Java Developer
3 13 (13.68%) Full Stack Developer
3 13 (13.68%) J2EE Developer
3 13 (13.68%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 11 (11.58%) Architect
5 8 (8.42%) Analyst
5 8 (8.42%) Business Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Senior Developer
6 7 (7.37%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Azure Architect
8 5 (5.26%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.21%) Designer
9 4 (4.21%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.21%) React Developer
9 4 (4.21%) UX Designer
10 3 (3.16%) Azure Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) Java Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (35.79%) Spring
2 33 (34.74%) J2EE
3 28 (29.47%) Web Services
4 27 (28.42%) RESTful
5 22 (23.16%) Apache Camel
6 21 (22.11%) PowerMock
6 21 (22.11%) SOAP
7 20 (21.05%) Spring Boot
8 18 (18.95%) Hibernate
9 13 (13.68%) .NET
10 12 (12.63%) CSS
10 12 (12.63%) HTML
11 11 (11.58%) jQuery
12 8 (8.42%) Ajax
12 8 (8.42%) ASP.NET
12 8 (8.42%) Spring MVC
13 6 (6.32%) JPA
13 6 (6.32%) React
13 6 (6.32%) REST
14 5 (5.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) User Experience
2 5 (5.26%) NHS
3 3 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.05%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.26%) Linux
2 2 (2.11%) Windows
3 1 (1.05%) CentOS
3 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (36.84%) Kanban
3 32 (33.68%) TDD
4 30 (31.58%) BDD
5 26 (27.37%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (15.79%) E-Commerce
6 15 (15.79%) MVC
6 15 (15.79%) Test Automation
7 13 (13.68%) DevOps
8 11 (11.58%) Co-Creation
8 11 (11.58%) Software Engineering
9 9 (9.47%) Open Source
9 9 (9.47%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 9 (9.47%) Wireframes
10 8 (8.42%) Pair Programming
11 7 (7.37%) Microservices
11 7 (7.37%) Prototyping
12 6 (6.32%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 6 (6.32%) Identity Management
12 6 (6.32%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 43 (45.26%) Java
2 28 (29.47%) JavaScript
3 20 (21.05%) SQL
4 14 (14.74%) C#
5 11 (11.58%) Java 8
6 5 (5.26%) PHP
7 4 (4.21%) C++
8 3 (3.16%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.16%) Python
9 1 (1.05%) C
9 1 (1.05%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.05%) Go
9 1 (1.05%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 22 (23.16%) Security Cleared
2 19 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) Degree
4 3 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.16%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.05%) ISEB
5 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.05%) MBA
5 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) QA
2 4 (4.21%) PMO
3 1 (1.05%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (9.47%) vSphere
2 3 (3.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) Terraform
2 2 (2.11%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.05%) Kibana
Vendors
1 9 (9.47%) VMware
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle
3 3 (3.16%) Google
3 3 (3.16%) hybris
3 3 (3.16%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.16%) SAP
4 2 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.05%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.05%) IBM
5 1 (1.05%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.05%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.05%) Splunk
5 1 (1.05%) Zend