The table below looks at the statistics for the Scrum Master 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 Scrum Master in their job title over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum Master
Rank 343 418 408
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 263 178 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.56% 0.38% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.40% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 118 126
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.56% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
Scrum Master
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
44626 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29076 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Scrum Master
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Scrum Master Jobs Demand Trend in England

Scrum Master
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Scrum Master Daily Rate Trend in England

Scrum Master
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum Master across the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Scrum Master Daily Rate Histogram in England

Scrum Master
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Scrum Master Hourly Rate Trend in England

Scrum Master
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 Scrum Master within the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
London +28 103 £500 +11.11% 23
East of England +22 37 £424 -15.25% 1
South East +7 22 £450 +6.50% 4
North West -7 19 £450 +20.80% 3
South West +16 18 £375 -11.76% 3
West Midlands +1 17 £473 +142.30% 4
North East -12 15 £375 -18.47%
East Midlands -9 14 £425 -11.91% 2
Yorkshire -16 13 £350 -6.66% 1
Midlands - 3 £400 -
Scrum Master
UK

Scrum Master
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 516 (100.00%) Scrum
2 476 (92.25%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (20.54%) TDD
4 94 (18.22%) Coaching
5 91 (17.64%) Kanban
6 84 (16.28%) Finance
7 71 (13.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 68 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
9 67 (12.98%) Project Management
10 62 (12.02%) Java
11 58 (11.24%) Mentoring
12 57 (11.05%) User Stories
13 55 (10.66%) SDLC
14 52 (10.08%) BDD
15 51 (9.88%) JIRA
16 48 (9.30%) Banking
17 44 (8.53%) Software Delivery
18 37 (7.17%) Continuous Improvement
19 33 (6.40%) Automated Testing
19 33 (6.40%) E-Commerce
20 32 (6.20%) Games
21 31 (6.01%) Security Cleared
22 29 (5.62%) Confluence
23 28 (5.43%) Web Development
24 27 (5.23%) Velocity
25 26 (5.04%) Pair Programming
26 24 (4.65%) DevOps
27 23 (4.46%) Line Management
28 22 (4.26%) Feature Driven Development
28 22 (4.26%) Waterfall

Scrum Master
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 29 (5.62%) Confluence
2 13 (2.52%) CMS
3 7 (1.36%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (0.97%) Node.js
6 3 (0.58%) Documentum
7 2 (0.39%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (0.39%) Commerce Server
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.19%) IIS
8 1 (0.19%) JBoss
8 1 (0.19%) SAS
8 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (0.78%) MS Project
1 4 (0.78%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.58%) MS Office
3 2 (0.39%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.58%) GitHub
3 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.39%) Trello
4 1 (0.19%) Lucidchart
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.58%) Skype
2 1 (0.19%) ATM
2 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.19%) Internet
2 1 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.94%) Big Data
2 8 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (1.55%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.36%) Hadoop
4 5 (0.97%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.39%) OLAP
7 2 (0.39%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.19%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.19%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 51 (9.88%) JIRA
2 12 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.74%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.74%) Maven
4 8 (1.55%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (0.97%) Ant
6 5 (0.97%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.97%) JIRA Agile
7 4 (0.78%) Selenium
8 3 (0.58%) Mockito
8 3 (0.58%) Subversion
8 3 (0.58%) VersionOne
9 2 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 84 (16.28%) Finance
2 48 (9.30%) Banking
3 32 (6.20%) Games
4 18 (3.49%) Retail
5 15 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.74%) Marketing
7 7 (1.36%) Electronics
7 7 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.16%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.97%) Publishing
10 3 (0.58%) Front Office
10 3 (0.58%) Law
10 3 (0.58%) Legal
10 3 (0.58%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.19%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.23%) Velocity
2 22 (4.26%) .NET
3 17 (3.29%) J2EE
4 13 (2.52%) CSS
5 12 (2.33%) HTML
6 11 (2.13%) Spring
7 10 (1.94%) RESTful
8 9 (1.74%) Hibernate
8 9 (1.74%) HTML5
8 9 (1.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (1.55%) Spring MVC
10 7 (1.36%) Django
10 7 (1.36%) Web Services
11 6 (1.16%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.78%) jQuery
12 4 (0.78%) JSP
12 4 (0.78%) REST
12 4 (0.78%) XML
13 3 (0.58%) EJB
13 3 (0.58%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (3.88%) User Experience
2 19 (3.68%) Mobile App
3 18 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (0.97%) IPTV
6 3 (0.58%) Credit Risk
6 3 (0.58%) Data Integration
6 3 (0.58%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.58%) NHS
6 3 (0.58%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.39%) EPoS
7 2 (0.39%) Fintech
7 2 (0.39%) iPad
7 2 (0.39%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.19%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.19%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.19%) New Media
8 1 (0.19%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.19%) PMI
8 1 (0.19%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (0.78%) Apple iOS
2 3 (0.58%) Android
3 2 (0.39%) Linux
3 2 (0.39%) Unix
3 2 (0.39%) Windows
3 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 516 (100.00%) Scrum
2 476 (92.25%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (20.54%) TDD
4 94 (18.22%) Coaching
5 91 (17.64%) Kanban
6 71 (13.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 68 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
8 67 (12.98%) Project Management
9 58 (11.24%) Mentoring
10 57 (11.05%) User Stories
11 55 (10.66%) SDLC
12 52 (10.08%) BDD
13 44 (8.53%) Software Delivery
14 37 (7.17%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (6.40%) Automated Testing
15 33 (6.40%) E-Commerce
16 28 (5.43%) Web Development
17 26 (5.04%) Pair Programming
18 24 (4.65%) DevOps
19 23 (4.46%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (12.02%) Java
2 15 (2.91%) JavaScript
3 14 (2.71%) C#
4 10 (1.94%) Ruby
4 10 (1.94%) Scala
5 8 (1.55%) C
6 7 (1.36%) SQL
7 5 (0.97%) COBOL
7 5 (0.97%) Python
8 4 (0.78%) C++
8 4 (0.78%) PL/1
8 4 (0.78%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.19%) PHP
10 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (6.01%) Security Cleared
2 13 (2.52%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.55%) Degree
3 8 (1.55%) DV Cleared
4 5 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.19%) PMP
7 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.33%) QA
2 4 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.58%) Varnish
3 2 (0.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (1.74%) Puppet
2 2 (0.39%) Ansible
2 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.19%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 11 (2.13%) Atlassian
2 10 (1.94%) Oracle
3 8 (1.55%) Microsoft
4 7 (1.36%) SAP
5 6 (1.16%) IBM
5 6 (1.16%) VMware
6 5 (0.97%) Adobe
7 4 (0.78%) Google
8 3 (0.58%) Charles River
8 3 (0.58%) HP
8 3 (0.58%) Rally
8 3 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.39%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.39%) Progress
9 2 (0.39%) Twitter
9 2 (0.39%) WSO2
10 1 (0.19%) BEA
10 1 (0.19%) Informatica
10 1 (0.19%) Micro Focus
10 1 (0.19%) Sybase
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