The table below looks at the statistics for the Scrum Master role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum Master
Rank 145 176 189
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 8 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.25% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 13
Average daily rate £550 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £395 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £519 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.56% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
Scrum Master
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3005 4884 5656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.52% 95.00% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2360 3750 4065
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 81 91
Average hourly rate £19.99 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.06% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Scrum Master
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Scrum Master Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Scrum Master
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Scrum Master Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Scrum Master
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum Master across the City of London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Scrum Master Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Scrum Master
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum Master across the City of London region.

Scrum Master Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Scrum Master
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 14 (100.00%) Scrum
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Coaching
3 3 (21.43%) DevOps
3 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
3 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) JIRA
4 2 (14.29%) Puppet
4 2 (14.29%) Maven
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) Kanban
4 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) .NET
4 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (7.14%) Dependency Management
5 1 (7.14%) User Experience
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (7.14%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) Sybase
5 1 (7.14%) Solaris
5 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
5 1 (7.14%) Games
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) Banking

Scrum Master
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) Maven
2 1 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (100.00%) Scrum
2 4 (28.57%) Coaching
3 3 (21.43%) DevOps
3 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) Kanban
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) ATDD
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Dependency Management
5 1 (7.14%) Feature Driven Development
5 1 (7.14%) Open Source
5 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Sybase
1 1 (7.14%) VMware