Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Master
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 93 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 - +86
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 13 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.83% 0.50% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 0
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £450 -
West Midlands median daily rate £456 £450 £525
% change year-on-year +1.39% -14.29% +82.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1,492 1,335 1,224
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 95.77% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,043 833 770
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £388 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.27% +3.21%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £207
90th Percentile £530 £550 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 60 63
Birmingham median hourly rate £12.46 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.07% - -17.14%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.54 £10.53
90th Percentile £36.13 £27.52 £41.20
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.92 £17.00
% change year-on-year +9.92% -6.35% +5.72%

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Scrum Master in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in Birmingham

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum Master in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum Master in Birmingham

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum Master in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum Master in Birmingham

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, Scrum Master contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Scrum
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) JIRA
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) Kanban
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) Feature Driven Development
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 3 (23.08%) User Stories
5 3 (23.08%) Advertising
5 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) TDD
5 3 (23.08%) Banking
6 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
6 2 (15.38%) ISEB
6 2 (15.38%) Games
6 2 (15.38%) COM
6 2 (15.38%) ATDD
6 2 (15.38%) Business Transformation
6 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
6 2 (15.38%) Workflow
6 2 (15.38%) Confluence
6 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 2 (15.38%) Velocity
7 1 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (7.69%) Time Management
7 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server

Scrum Master Skill Set
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 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) Confluence
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Advertising
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Games
4 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) COM
1 2 (15.38%) Velocity
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) CSS3
2 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
2 1 (7.69%) JDBC
2 1 (7.69%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) RESTful
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Spring
2 1 (7.69%) Struts
2 1 (7.69%) Visualforce
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Scrum
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Kanban
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (23.08%) Feature Driven Development
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) User Stories
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) ATDD
5 2 (15.38%) Business Transformation
5 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Workflow
6 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (7.69%) Line Management
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.69%) SDLC
6 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Apex Code
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Informatica
2 1 (7.69%) Jitterbit
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle