Period
to 23 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Scrum Master was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 June 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.

Agile Scrum Master
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 167 182
Rank change year-on-year -6 +15 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Scrum Master 19 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.14% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.15% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 2
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +12.96% +25.52%
10th Percentile £385 £425 £420
90th Percentile £540 £519 £421
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,637 4,086 5,399
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 94.65% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,829 2,491 3,099
West Midlands median daily rate £415 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +1.27% +11.27%
10th Percentile £245 £220 £220
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 190 163
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.49 £17.13 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.55% +10.48% -11.43%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.98 £10.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £42.58 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.69 £19.50
% change year-on-year -0.92% -4.14% +11.43%

Agile Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Scrum Master in the West Midlands

Agile Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Scrum Master in the West Midlands

Agile Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Scrum Master in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Scrum Master in the West Midlands

Agile Scrum Master
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Scrum Master within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -10 9 £475 +0.53%
Warwickshire +2 4 £425 -10.53%
Shropshire - 3 £400 - 1
Coventry -20 1 £625 +25.00%
Solihull - 1 £375 -
Staffordshire - 1 £450 -
Agile Scrum Master
England

Agile Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, Agile Scrum Master contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Agile Scrum Master in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Scrum
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) JIRA
2 9 (47.37%) Coaching
3 8 (42.11%) Kanban
4 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (26.32%) TDD
4 5 (26.32%) Confluence
4 5 (26.32%) User Stories
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Project Management
5 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
5 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (21.05%) Project Management
5 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.79%) CRM
6 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
6 3 (15.79%) .NET
6 3 (15.79%) C#
6 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (10.53%) Project Governance
7 2 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.53%) QA
7 2 (10.53%) Velocity
7 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
7 2 (10.53%) Data Integration
7 2 (10.53%) Xamarin
7 2 (10.53%) Trello

Agile Scrum Master Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (26.32%) Confluence
2 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Trello
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Power BI
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) JIRA
General
1 2 (10.53%) Advertising
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (10.53%) React
2 2 (10.53%) Velocity
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) COM
3 1 (5.26%) Node.js
3 1 (5.26%) Spring
3 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (100.00%) Scrum
2 9 (47.37%) Coaching
3 8 (42.11%) Kanban
4 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (26.32%) TDD
4 5 (26.32%) User Stories
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Project Management
5 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
5 4 (21.05%) Project Management
5 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.79%) CRM
6 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.53%) ITIL
7 2 (10.53%) Migration
7 2 (10.53%) MVC
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Java 8
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (10.53%) Xamarin