The table below looks at the statistics for the ScrumMaster role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ScrumMaster in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum Master
Rank 365 469 439
Rank change year-on-year
+104 -30
Contract jobs requiring a ScrumMaster 223 91 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.20% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 68 111
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £398 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £438 £365
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +19.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
ScrumMaster
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47639 44687 49823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.80% 92.79% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29624 27384 28500
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1896 1919 2491
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

ScrumMaster
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

ScrumMaster Jobs Demand Trend in England

ScrumMaster
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

ScrumMaster Daily Rate Trend in England

ScrumMaster
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ScrumMaster across the England region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

ScrumMaster Daily Rate Histogram in England

ScrumMaster
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ScrumMaster across the England region.

ScrumMaster Hourly Rate Trend in England

ScrumMaster
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ScrumMaster within the England region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
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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
London +80 132 £450 -0.05% 30
South East +26 38 £415 +3.75% 7
East of England -18 17 £325 -40.90% 1
Yorkshire +6 10 £400 - 5
North West +7 9 £423 -3.42% 3
South West -21 6 £450 +5.88%
West Midlands -11 5 £463 +14.19% 2
East Midlands - 4 £413 - 1
North East - 1 £375 -
ScrumMaster
UK

ScrumMaster
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited ScrumMaster 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 ScrumMaster in their job title.

1 399 (100.00%) Scrum
2 367 (91.98%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (21.05%) Coaching
4 81 (20.30%) TDD
4 81 (20.30%) Kanban
5 76 (19.05%) Project Management
6 61 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
7 59 (14.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 53 (13.28%) User Stories
9 51 (12.78%) Mentoring
10 47 (11.78%) JIRA
11 46 (11.53%) Java
12 44 (11.03%) Velocity
13 43 (10.78%) Finance
14 38 (9.52%) PRINCE2
15 37 (9.27%) .NET
16 35 (8.77%) BDD
17 33 (8.27%) E-Commerce
18 28 (7.02%) Automated Testing
18 28 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
19 24 (6.02%) QA
20 23 (5.76%) Retail
21 22 (5.51%) Waterfall
22 21 (5.26%) Project Planning
23 19 (4.76%) Agile Project Management
24 18 (4.51%) Mobile App
24 18 (4.51%) Time Management
24 18 (4.51%) Publishing
24 18 (4.51%) C#
25 17 (4.26%) Microsoft

ScrumMaster
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited ScrumMaster 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 ScrumMaster in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (1.75%) CMS
1 7 (1.75%) Confluence
2 5 (1.25%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.00%) Content Management Server
4 3 (0.75%) Adobe CQ
4 3 (0.75%) Node.js
5 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.25%) Apache
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.25%) Kentico
6 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 7 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.00%) MS Project
2 4 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.75%) MS Office
4 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.50%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.01%) MVNO
2 3 (0.75%) HTTP
3 1 (0.25%) SSL
3 1 (0.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.26%) Oracle Database
2 6 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.00%) Big Data
3 4 (1.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.50%) MarkLogic
4 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.50%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.25%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.25%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.25%) OrientDB
5 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (11.78%) JIRA
2 15 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.76%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.51%) Maven
5 9 (2.26%) NUnit
6 7 (1.75%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.50%) Urban Turtle
8 1 (0.25%) Grunt
8 1 (0.25%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.25%) Ant
General
1 43 (10.78%) Finance
2 23 (5.76%) Retail
3 18 (4.51%) Publishing
4 15 (3.76%) Games
5 14 (3.51%) Banking
6 13 (3.26%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.25%) Law
7 5 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.00%) Back Office
9 3 (0.75%) Front Office
9 3 (0.75%) Legal
10 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.25%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.25%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.25%) Swedish Language
11 1 (0.25%) Marketing
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (11.03%) Velocity
2 37 (9.27%) .NET
3 10 (2.51%) HTML
4 8 (2.01%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.75%) CSS
5 7 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (1.50%) Web Services
6 6 (1.50%) XML
6 6 (1.50%) J2EE
7 5 (1.25%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.00%) RESTful
9 3 (0.75%) JSON
9 3 (0.75%) jQuery
9 3 (0.75%) WCF
10 2 (0.50%) Java EE
10 2 (0.50%) Middleware
10 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 1 (0.25%) OpenID
11 1 (0.25%) HTML5
11 1 (0.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.51%) Mobile App
2 15 (3.76%) Open Source
3 11 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.26%) User Experience
5 8 (2.01%) Digital Media
6 7 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.75%) PMI
7 4 (1.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.75%) Video on Demand
8 3 (0.75%) IPTV
9 2 (0.50%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.25%) Mobile Games
10 1 (0.25%) Equities
10 1 (0.25%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.25%) Derivative
10 1 (0.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.25%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.25%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.25%) iPad
10 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.01%) Apple iOS
2 10 (2.51%) Android
3 2 (0.50%) Linux
4 1 (0.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (100.00%) Scrum
2 367 (91.98%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (21.05%) Coaching
4 81 (20.30%) TDD
4 81 (20.30%) Kanban
5 76 (19.05%) Project Management
6 61 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
7 59 (14.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 53 (13.28%) User Stories
9 51 (12.78%) Mentoring
10 38 (9.52%) PRINCE2
11 35 (8.77%) BDD
12 33 (8.27%) E-Commerce
13 28 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (7.02%) Automated Testing
14 22 (5.51%) Waterfall
15 21 (5.26%) Project Planning
16 19 (4.76%) Agile Project Management
17 18 (4.51%) Time Management
18 13 (3.26%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 46 (11.53%) Java
2 18 (4.51%) C#
3 10 (2.51%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.50%) Scala
5 4 (1.00%) SQL
6 3 (0.75%) PHP
7 2 (0.50%) C++
7 2 (0.50%) Python
7 2 (0.50%) C
7 2 (0.50%) Objective-C
7 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 16 (4.01%) Degree
2 13 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.51%) PMI Certification
4 8 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.00%) PMP
5 4 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.50%) ISEB
7 2 (0.50%) MBA
8 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.02%) QA
System Software
1 9 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (2.26%) Puppet
2 3 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.76%) SAP
3 13 (3.26%) Citrix
4 11 (2.76%) Oracle
5 9 (2.26%) VMware
6 7 (1.75%) IBM
7 6 (1.50%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.75%) Teradata
8 3 (0.75%) Ab Initio
8 3 (0.75%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.25%) Google
9 1 (0.25%) WSO2
9 1 (0.25%) Progress
9 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.25%) Mercator
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
HFG
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Networking People
Rate: Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago