The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum Master
Rank 374 453 463
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +10
Contract jobs requiring a ScrumMaster 200 101 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 84 71
Average daily rate
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£425 £500 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £354 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £634 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45617 43185 49090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.64% 92.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 28196 25932 28031
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1837 1975 2545
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
ScrumMaster
UK

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +23 112 £450 -16.27% 22
South East +34 48 £413 +3.12% 9
East of England -18 11 £313 -37.50% 6
North West +6 9 £411 -6.00% 1
Yorkshire +3 5 £400 +15.10% 1
West Midlands -7 5 £420 +20.00%
South West -31 5 £450 +50.00% 1
East Midlands - 4 £405 - 1
North East - 1 £375 - 2
ScrumMaster
UK

ScrumMaster
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 397 (100.00%) Scrum
2 215 (54.16%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (20.65%) Kanban
4 78 (19.65%) Project Management
5 68 (17.13%) TDD
6 61 (15.37%) PRINCE2
7 60 (15.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 51 (12.85%) Java
9 50 (12.59%) Finance
10 45 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (10.08%) User Stories
12 39 (9.82%) .NET
13 37 (9.32%) BDD
14 34 (8.56%) E-Commerce
15 32 (8.06%) Velocity
16 30 (7.56%) JIRA
16 30 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
17 26 (6.55%) Retail
17 26 (6.55%) Waterfall
18 24 (6.05%) Time Management
19 23 (5.79%) C#
20 22 (5.54%) Microsoft
21 21 (5.29%) Publishing
22 20 (5.04%) QA
23 19 (4.79%) Automated Testing
24 18 (4.53%) Banking
25 17 (4.28%) Degree
25 17 (4.28%) Agile Project Management
26 16 (4.03%) Content Management
27 15 (3.78%) Release Management

ScrumMaster
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (1.51%) CMS
2 5 (1.26%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.01%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.01%) Confluence
3 4 (1.01%) Content Management Server
4 3 (0.76%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.50%) Node.js
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.25%) Kentico
6 1 (0.25%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.25%) DNN
6 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (2.02%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.01%) MS Project
3 3 (0.76%) MS Office
3 3 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.76%) SaaS
2 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.76%) MVNO
2 2 (0.50%) HTTP
2 2 (0.50%) Internet
3 1 (0.25%) SMS
3 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.27%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.01%) Big Data
3 3 (0.76%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.50%) MarkLogic
4 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.25%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 30 (7.56%) JIRA
2 13 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.27%) Visual Studio
3 9 (2.27%) NUnit
4 6 (1.51%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.26%) Maven
6 3 (0.76%) Ant
7 2 (0.50%) JUnit
7 2 (0.50%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.50%) Mockito
7 2 (0.50%) Urban Turtle
7 2 (0.50%) Selenium
7 2 (0.50%) EasyMock
8 1 (0.25%) WebStorm
8 1 (0.25%) Grunt
General
1 50 (12.59%) Finance
2 26 (6.55%) Retail
3 21 (5.29%) Publishing
4 18 (4.53%) Banking
5 9 (2.27%) Games
6 8 (2.02%) Law
7 6 (1.51%) Legal
7 6 (1.51%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.26%) Back Office
8 5 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.76%) Front Office
10 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.82%) .NET
2 32 (8.06%) Velocity
3 14 (3.53%) XML
4 12 (3.02%) HTML
5 11 (2.77%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.76%) J2EE
7 5 (1.26%) JSP
7 5 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.01%) Web Services
8 4 (1.01%) CSS
8 4 (1.01%) XSLT
9 3 (0.76%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (0.50%) HTML5
10 2 (0.50%) REST
10 2 (0.50%) JSON
10 2 (0.50%) RESTful
10 2 (0.50%) WPF
10 2 (0.50%) JMS
10 2 (0.50%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.78%) Open Source
2 14 (3.53%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.27%) PMI
4 6 (1.51%) Digital Media
5 5 (1.26%) IPTV
6 4 (1.01%) Video on Demand
6 4 (1.01%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.25%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.25%) FMCG
8 1 (0.25%) iPhone
8 1 (0.25%) iPad
8 1 (0.25%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.25%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.25%) Derivative
8 1 (0.25%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.25%) DTV
8 1 (0.25%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.25%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.77%) Android
2 10 (2.52%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.50%) Linux
4 1 (0.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (100.00%) Scrum
2 215 (54.16%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (20.65%) Kanban
4 78 (19.65%) Project Management
5 68 (17.13%) TDD
6 61 (15.37%) PRINCE2
7 60 (15.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 45 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
9 40 (10.08%) User Stories
10 37 (9.32%) BDD
11 34 (8.56%) E-Commerce
12 30 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (6.55%) Waterfall
14 24 (6.05%) Time Management
15 19 (4.79%) Automated Testing
16 17 (4.28%) Agile Project Management
17 16 (4.03%) Content Management
18 15 (3.78%) Release Management
19 14 (3.53%) Project Planning
20 11 (2.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 51 (12.85%) Java
2 23 (5.79%) C#
3 13 (3.27%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.26%) SQL
5 3 (0.76%) VB.NET
5 3 (0.76%) Python
5 3 (0.76%) C++
5 3 (0.76%) PHP
6 2 (0.50%) Objective-C
6 2 (0.50%) Ruby
6 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.25%) C
7 1 (0.25%) Perl
7 1 (0.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (4.28%) Degree
2 12 (3.02%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.77%) PMI Certification
4 8 (2.02%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
5 4 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.76%) PMP
7 2 (0.50%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.50%) MBA
7 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.25%) ISEB
8 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.04%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (1.26%) Puppet
3 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.50%) Nagios
3 2 (0.50%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 22 (5.54%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.52%) Oracle
2 10 (2.52%) SAP
3 8 (2.02%) Citrix
4 7 (1.76%) IBM
4 7 (1.76%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.51%) ServiceNow
6 3 (0.76%) VMware
7 2 (0.50%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.50%) Mercator
8 1 (0.25%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.25%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.25%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.25%) Google
8 1 (0.25%) Assembla
8 1 (0.25%) WSO2
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