Period
to 15 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £494 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 15 December 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 159 159
Rank change year-on-year -18 0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 32 31 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.64% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.67% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 16
West Midlands median daily rate £494 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.72% -10.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £436 £407 £391
90th Percentile £600 £560 £544
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +57.14% -30.00% -71.43%

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 4,916 4,611 5,591
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.03% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,054 2,932 3,374
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £238 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £544 £541
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 198 231
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.43% +16.67% -10.71%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.44 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.50 £45.93 £37.25
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +0.11%

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 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
Shropshire -41 18 £475 -
Coventry -4 9 £575 +29.58%
Warwickshire - 2 £488 -
Birmingham -5 1 £475 +5.56%
Scrum Master
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 Scrum Master in the job title.

1 32 (100.00%) Scrum
1 32 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (62.50%) Coaching
3 14 (43.75%) User Stories
3 14 (43.75%) Service Delivery
4 13 (40.63%) Project Management
5 11 (34.38%) Agile Project Management
5 11 (34.38%) Mentoring
6 6 (18.75%) Line Management
6 6 (18.75%) Confluence
6 6 (18.75%) Java
6 6 (18.75%) JIRA
7 5 (15.63%) Finance
8 4 (12.50%) Kanban
8 4 (12.50%) Software Delivery
9 3 (9.38%) Acceptance Criteria
9 3 (9.38%) Agile Coaching
9 3 (9.38%) Service Management
10 2 (6.25%) Velocity
10 2 (6.25%) Target Operating Model
10 2 (6.25%) Service Design
10 2 (6.25%) Swim Lanes
11 1 (3.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 1 (3.13%) Data Transformation
11 1 (3.13%) Waterfall
11 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (3.13%) C
11 1 (3.13%) C#
11 1 (3.13%) Migration
11 1 (3.13%) Games

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 6 (18.75%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) JIRA
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Games
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Velocity
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (100.00%) Scrum
2 20 (62.50%) Coaching
3 14 (43.75%) Service Delivery
3 14 (43.75%) User Stories
4 13 (40.63%) Project Management
5 11 (34.38%) Agile Project Management
5 11 (34.38%) Mentoring
6 6 (18.75%) Line Management
7 4 (12.50%) Kanban
7 4 (12.50%) Software Delivery
8 3 (9.38%) Acceptance Criteria
8 3 (9.38%) Agile Coaching
8 3 (9.38%) Service Management
9 2 (6.25%) Service Design
9 2 (6.25%) Swim Lanes
9 2 (6.25%) Target Operating Model
10 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (3.13%) Data Transformation
10 1 (3.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) C
2 1 (3.13%) C#
2 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared