Period
to 19 June 2018

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 19 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.

Scrum Master
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 156 146
Rank change year-on-year +28 -10 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 62 19 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.27% 0.44% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.46% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 19 22
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.44% +23.00%
10th Percentile £363 £381 £355
90th Percentile £541 £493 £550
England median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 4,629 4,107 5,325
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 94.70% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,833 2,506 3,048
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +12.86%
10th Percentile £250 £220 £220
90th Percentile £575 £536 £538
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 200 159
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.64 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.13% +10.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £10.91 £11.23 £10.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £42.58 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% -6.49% +14.27%

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 19 June 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 19 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 -9 19 £450 -5.26%
Shropshire -7 10 £438 -4.37%
Coventry -9 8 £475 -5.00%
Warwickshire +3 5 £425 -10.53%
Solihull - 5 £490 -
Staffordshire - 3 £425 -
Scrum Master
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 62 (100.00%) Scrum
2 59 (95.16%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (38.71%) Coaching
4 21 (33.87%) JIRA
5 20 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (32.26%) Kanban
6 16 (25.81%) User Stories
6 16 (25.81%) TDD
7 12 (19.35%) Confluence
7 12 (19.35%) Mentoring
8 9 (14.52%) Test Automation
8 9 (14.52%) Project Management
9 8 (12.90%) Retail
9 8 (12.90%) Agile Project Management
9 8 (12.90%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 7 (11.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (11.29%) Velocity
10 7 (11.29%) Service Delivery
10 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (9.68%) Migration
11 6 (9.68%) CRM
11 6 (9.68%) SDLC
12 5 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (8.06%) Java
13 4 (6.45%) ITIL
13 4 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (6.45%) Data Migration
13 4 (6.45%) Data Integration
13 4 (6.45%) QA

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 12 (19.35%) Confluence
2 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (3.23%) Trello
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) Power BI
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.61%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (1.61%) QlikView
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (33.87%) JIRA
2 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.61%) VersionOne
General
1 8 (12.90%) Retail
2 3 (4.84%) Games
3 2 (3.23%) Advertising
3 2 (3.23%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Finance
3 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) Velocity
2 3 (4.84%) .NET
3 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (3.23%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (3.23%) React
4 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.61%) COM
4 1 (1.61%) Node.js
4 1 (1.61%) Spring
4 1 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.61%) EPoS
1 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (1.61%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (100.00%) Scrum
2 59 (95.16%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (38.71%) Coaching
4 20 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (32.26%) Kanban
5 16 (25.81%) TDD
5 16 (25.81%) User Stories
6 12 (19.35%) Mentoring
7 9 (14.52%) Project Management
7 9 (14.52%) Test Automation
8 8 (12.90%) Agile Project Management
8 8 (12.90%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 7 (11.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (11.29%) Service Delivery
9 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (9.68%) CRM
10 6 (9.68%) Migration
10 6 (9.68%) SDLC
11 5 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) Java
2 3 (4.84%) C#
3 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.61%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 2 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) GCP
Vendors
1 4 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.84%) Progress
3 2 (3.23%) Google
3 2 (3.23%) Pega
3 2 (3.23%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.61%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.61%) Tableau