Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 94 96
Rank change year-on-year +16 +2 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 10 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.76% 0.39% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.41% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Birmingham median daily rate £475 £511 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.09% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £473 £375
% change year-on-year -4.76% +26.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands 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 1254 1467 1487
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.14% 95.07% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 995 969
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £255 £213 £213
90th Percentile £525 £538 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year - +9.59% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 62
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.28 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +1.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £10.39 £10.76 £10.28
90th Percentile £34.53 £38.63 £39.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% +9.38%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 10 (100.00%) Scrum
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 3 (30.00%) Retail Banking
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) Spanish Language
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Advertising
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) QA
5 1 (10.00%) COM
5 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
5 1 (10.00%) Demand Management
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Project Management

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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
1 3 (30.00%) Retail Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Advertising
2 2 (20.00%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) COM
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Scrum
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Demand Management
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile First
5 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
5 1 (10.00%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PMO
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft