Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 17 40
Rank change year-on-year +2 +23 -7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 120 90 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.08% 7.25% 4.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.76% 8.86% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 52 50
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £460 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +22.67% -
10th Percentile £355 £335 £313
90th Percentile £600 £517 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £34.00 -

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 1,230 1,016 1,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.83% 81.87% 83.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 680 799
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £215
90th Percentile £575 £525 £528
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 17 35
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -1.97% -35.56%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.75 £10.73
90th Percentile £42.50 £40.25 £41.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £17.95
% change year-on-year -30.23% +19.78% -21.96%

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 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 112 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (45.83%) TDD
3 51 (42.50%) Java
4 47 (39.17%) Kanban
5 42 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (33.33%) BDD
7 37 (30.83%) Git (software)
8 36 (30.00%) RESTful
9 33 (27.50%) Web Services
10 32 (26.67%) Jenkins
11 30 (25.00%) Apache Camel
11 30 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 30 (25.00%) Maven
12 29 (24.17%) SOAP
13 28 (23.33%) J2EE
13 28 (23.33%) JUnit
13 28 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
13 28 (23.33%) SonarQube
14 27 (22.50%) PowerMock
14 27 (22.50%) DbUnit
14 27 (22.50%) Mockito
14 27 (22.50%) jMock
15 26 (21.67%) Spring
16 25 (20.83%) E-Commerce
17 23 (19.17%) DevOps
17 23 (19.17%) SC Cleared
18 22 (18.33%) Spring Boot
19 18 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
19 18 (15.00%) VMware
20 17 (14.17%) 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
1 6 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (4.17%) Apache
2 5 (4.17%) JBoss
3 4 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.50%) CMS
4 3 (2.50%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.67%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.67%) IIS
5 2 (1.67%) nginx
6 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.83%) Liferay
6 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.83%) WildFly
6 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
2 2 (1.67%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 28 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
2 16 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.00%) PaaS
4 5 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (4.17%) IaaS
5 3 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.50%) SaaS
5 3 (2.50%) Serverless
6 2 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (1.67%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.67%) GitHub
6 2 (1.67%) Trello
6 2 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.83%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.83%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.00%) SMS
2 4 (3.33%) VoIP
3 2 (1.67%) DNS
3 2 (1.67%) Firewall
3 2 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.67%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.67%) SSL
4 1 (0.83%) HTTP
4 1 (0.83%) Internet
4 1 (0.83%) MPLS
4 1 (0.83%) VPN
4 1 (0.83%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.17%) NoSQL
3 9 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (6.67%) MySQL
5 6 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (5.00%) Power BI
6 5 (4.17%) Redis
6 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (3.33%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.50%) Data Lake
8 3 (2.50%) JasperReports
8 3 (2.50%) QlikView
8 3 (2.50%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (30.83%) Git (software)
2 32 (26.67%) Jenkins
3 30 (25.00%) Maven
4 28 (23.33%) JUnit
4 28 (23.33%) SonarQube
5 27 (22.50%) DbUnit
5 27 (22.50%) jMock
5 27 (22.50%) Mockito
6 16 (13.33%) JIRA
7 13 (10.83%) Selenium
8 9 (7.50%) Cucumber
9 5 (4.17%) Subversion
10 4 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.50%) Bitbucket
11 3 (2.50%) Jasmine
11 3 (2.50%) Mocha
11 3 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.67%) Bugzilla
12 2 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (8.33%) Finance
2 6 (5.00%) Retail
3 5 (4.17%) Marketing
4 3 (2.50%) Automotive
4 3 (2.50%) Persian Language
5 2 (1.67%) Advertising
5 2 (1.67%) Banking
5 2 (1.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (41.67%) Developer
2 34 (28.33%) Java Developer
3 24 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 19 (15.83%) Scrum Master
5 15 (12.50%) J2EE Developer
5 15 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 9 (7.50%) Agile Scrum Master
6 9 (7.50%) Project Manager
7 8 (6.67%) Architect
8 7 (5.83%) Digital Project Manager
8 7 (5.83%) Project Leader
8 7 (5.83%) Test Leader
9 6 (5.00%) Senior Developer
9 6 (5.00%) Test Project Leader
10 4 (3.33%) Agile Coach
10 4 (3.33%) Agile Developer
10 4 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 4 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.50%) Cloud Developer
11 3 (2.50%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (30.00%) RESTful
2 33 (27.50%) Web Services
3 30 (25.00%) Apache Camel
4 29 (24.17%) SOAP
5 28 (23.33%) J2EE
6 27 (22.50%) PowerMock
7 26 (21.67%) Spring
8 22 (18.33%) Spring Boot
9 15 (12.50%) HTML
10 14 (11.67%) .NET
11 11 (9.17%) HTML5
12 10 (8.33%) AngularJS
13 9 (7.50%) CSS
13 9 (7.50%) XML
14 8 (6.67%) Hibernate
14 8 (6.67%) React
15 7 (5.83%) JSON
15 7 (5.83%) KnockoutJS
15 7 (5.83%) Node.js
15 7 (5.83%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.33%) NHS
1 4 (3.33%) Social Media
1 4 (3.33%) User Experience
2 3 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.67%) Cloud Native
3 2 (1.67%) Clustering
3 2 (1.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.67%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.67%) Private Cloud
3 2 (1.67%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.67%) Wiki
4 1 (0.83%) Blog
4 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.83%) PMI
4 1 (0.83%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.50%) Linux
2 4 (3.33%) Windows
3 3 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.67%) CentOS
4 2 (1.67%) Debian
4 2 (1.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (45.83%) TDD
3 47 (39.17%) Kanban
4 42 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (33.33%) BDD
6 25 (20.83%) E-Commerce
7 23 (19.17%) DevOps
8 16 (13.33%) Microservices
8 16 (13.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 15 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 14 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (10.00%) Coaching
12 11 (9.17%) SDLC
13 10 (8.33%) Migration
13 10 (8.33%) MVC
13 10 (8.33%) Project Management
14 9 (7.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 9 (7.50%) Open Source
14 9 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (6.67%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 51 (42.50%) Java
2 17 (14.17%) JavaScript
3 14 (11.67%) C#
4 10 (8.33%) PHP
5 9 (7.50%) Python
6 7 (5.83%) SQL
7 6 (5.00%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.33%) Java 8
9 3 (2.50%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.67%) Perl
10 2 (1.67%) Ruby
10 2 (1.67%) Scala
10 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.83%) C++
11 1 (0.83%) Clojure
11 1 (0.83%) Erlang
11 1 (0.83%) F#
11 1 (0.83%) Groovy
11 1 (0.83%) Haskell
11 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (19.17%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.83%) Degree
4 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.83%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.33%) PMO
2 3 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 18 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (13.33%) vSphere
3 4 (3.33%) Docker
4 2 (1.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.67%) NFS
4 2 (1.67%) Samba
4 2 (1.67%) Squid
4 2 (1.67%) Varnish
4 2 (1.67%) Xen
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.33%) Kibana
2 3 (2.50%) Ansible
2 3 (2.50%) logstash
2 3 (2.50%) Terraform
3 2 (1.67%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.67%) Nagios
3 2 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.67%) Puppet
3 2 (1.67%) WMI
4 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (15.00%) VMware
2 9 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.00%) Oracle
4 4 (3.33%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.33%) IBM
4 4 (3.33%) Tableau
5 3 (2.50%) Splunk
5 3 (2.50%) Xamarin
5 3 (2.50%) Zend
6 2 (1.67%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.67%) WSO2
7 1 (0.83%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.83%) Google
7 1 (0.83%) HP
7 1 (0.83%) WorldPay