The table below looks at the statistics for the Scrum Master role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum Master in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum Master
Rank 83 81 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.45% 0.10% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £488 £289 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.68% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £428 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Scrum Master
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1029 947 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.04% 95.66% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 574 370
Average daily rate £425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 55 58
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Scrum Master
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum Master in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Scrum Master Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Scrum Master
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum Master across the Cheshire region.

Scrum Master Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Scrum Master
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum Master across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Scrum Master Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Scrum Master
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum Master within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 4 £488 -
Scrum Master
North West

Scrum Master
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Scrum Master in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Scrum Master in their job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Scrum
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) Finance
3 8 (72.73%) Banking
4 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Java
6 1 (9.09%) OO
6 1 (9.09%) Project Management
6 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Web Development
6 1 (9.09%) JIRA
6 1 (9.09%) Kanban
6 1 (9.09%) Android
6 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) Spring
6 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 1 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 1 (9.09%) ATDD
6 1 (9.09%) GitHub
6 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
6 1 (9.09%) Trello
6 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 1 (9.09%) Coaching
6 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) SDLC
6 1 (9.09%) Rally

Scrum Master
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Scrum Master in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Scrum Master in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
1 1 (9.09%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) VersionOne
General
1 8 (72.73%) Banking
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Scrum
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) ATDD
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Coaching
5 1 (9.09%) Kanban
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Rally