Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 24 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 150 161
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 33 53 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.68% 0.86% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.90% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 5
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £500 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -16.67% +35.21%
England median daily rate £488 £475 £473
% change year-on-year +2.63% +0.53% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £99.75
% change year-on-year -30.00% -49.87% -

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 4603 5857 4727
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 95.00% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2911 3519 2703
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £235 £213
90th Percentile £543 £544 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 238 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.21 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.22% -10.51% +5.20%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in the West Midlands

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 Scrum Master in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum Master in the West Midlands

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum Master in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum Master in the West Midlands

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 Scrum Master within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +13 15 £463 -2.63% 2
Coventry +17 8 £444 -1.39%
Shropshire +3 3 £458 -8.50% 1
Scrum Master
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 West Midlands region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) Scrum
2 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (30.30%) Kanban
4 7 (21.21%) JIRA
4 7 (21.21%) Mentoring
4 7 (21.21%) User Stories
5 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Banking
5 5 (15.15%) Finance
6 4 (12.12%) Games
6 4 (12.12%) TDD
6 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
6 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.12%) ISEB
6 4 (12.12%) Project Management
6 4 (12.12%) Agile Project Management
6 4 (12.12%) Confluence
6 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
6 4 (12.12%) Coaching
6 4 (12.12%) Test Planning
7 3 (9.09%) Feature Driven Development
7 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
7 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.09%) Velocity
7 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.09%) Retail Banking
7 3 (9.09%) Advertising
8 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery

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 4 (12.12%) Confluence
2 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) MySQL
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (15.15%) Banking
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Games
3 3 (9.09%) Advertising
3 3 (9.09%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Velocity
2 2 (6.06%) COM
3 1 (3.03%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) CSS
3 1 (3.03%) CSS3
3 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.03%) J2EE
3 1 (3.03%) JDBC
3 1 (3.03%) JSON
3 1 (3.03%) Middleware
3 1 (3.03%) RESTful
3 1 (3.03%) SOAP
3 1 (3.03%) Spring
3 1 (3.03%) Struts
3 1 (3.03%) Visualforce
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
3 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.03%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) Scrum
2 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (30.30%) Kanban
4 7 (21.21%) Mentoring
4 7 (21.21%) User Stories
5 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Agile Project Management
6 4 (12.12%) Coaching
6 4 (12.12%) Project Management
6 4 (12.12%) TDD
6 4 (12.12%) Test Planning
6 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.09%) Feature Driven Development
7 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) Apex Code
1 1 (3.03%) C#
1 1 (3.03%) Java
1 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ISEB
1 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) hybris
2 1 (3.03%) Informatica
2 1 (3.03%) Jitterbit
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle