The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 59 -
Rank change year-on-year +6 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.68% 0.13% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £473 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 561 706 758
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.41% 92.89% 93.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 474 516
Median daily rate £400 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +6.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £209 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 23
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.48 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.99% +11.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £40.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Scrum Master in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, 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 8 (100.00%) Scrum
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) Advertising
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Customer Insight
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) User Stories
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps
5 1 (12.50%) User Experience
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile First
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) COM
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Product Management
5 1 (12.50%) Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking

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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Scrum
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Customer Insight
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile First
4 1 (12.50%) Product Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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