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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum Master
Rank 372 463 459
Rank change year-on-year
+91 -4
Contract jobs requiring a ScrumMaster 215 97 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 79 93
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£433 £451 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.99% +12.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £640 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £425 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +16.43%
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
46443 45266 50025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.82% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 28666 27485 28743
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1833 1984 2511
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.57 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 +47 126 £450 -6.49% 23
South East +26 42 £414 +3.43% 8
East of England -9 18 £325 -40.90% 1
North West +2 9 £423 -3.42% 1
Yorkshire +10 7 £406 +1.56% 1
West Midlands -2 4 £463 +14.19%
South West -30 4 £450 +12.50% 2
East Midlands - 3 £400 -
North East - 1 £375 - 2
ScrumMaster
UK

ScrumMaster
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 422 (100.00%) Scrum
2 212 (50.24%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (21.09%) Kanban
4 83 (19.67%) Project Management
5 73 (17.30%) TDD
6 64 (15.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 52 (12.32%) PRINCE2
8 51 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (11.85%) Java
10 49 (11.61%) Finance
10 49 (11.61%) User Stories
11 43 (10.19%) JIRA
12 42 (9.95%) Velocity
13 39 (9.24%) .NET
14 37 (8.77%) BDD
15 36 (8.53%) E-Commerce
16 30 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
17 28 (6.64%) QA
18 24 (5.69%) Waterfall
19 22 (5.21%) Time Management
19 22 (5.21%) Retail
19 22 (5.21%) Automated Testing
19 22 (5.21%) C#
20 21 (4.98%) Agile Project Management
21 20 (4.74%) Project Planning
22 19 (4.50%) Publishing
22 19 (4.50%) Mobile App
23 18 (4.27%) Microsoft
24 17 (4.03%) Degree
25 16 (3.79%) Open Source

ScrumMaster
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (1.42%) CMS
2 5 (1.18%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.18%) Confluence
3 4 (0.95%) Content Management Server
4 3 (0.71%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.71%) Node.js
4 3 (0.71%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.24%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.24%) Kentico
5 1 (0.24%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.24%) Apache
5 1 (0.24%) DNN
5 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (1.66%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.18%) MS Project
2 5 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.71%) MS Office
4 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.47%) SaaS
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.95%) MVNO
2 3 (0.71%) HTTP
3 1 (0.24%) SSL
3 1 (0.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.13%) Oracle Database
2 4 (0.95%) Big Data
3 3 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.47%) MarkLogic
4 2 (0.47%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.47%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.24%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 43 (10.19%) JIRA
2 11 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.13%) NUnit
4 8 (1.90%) Maven
4 8 (1.90%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.47%) Urban Turtle
6 1 (0.24%) WebStorm
6 1 (0.24%) Grunt
6 1 (0.24%) Ant
General
1 49 (11.61%) Finance
2 22 (5.21%) Retail
3 19 (4.50%) Publishing
4 14 (3.32%) Banking
5 12 (2.84%) Games
6 9 (2.13%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.42%) Law
8 5 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.18%) Back Office
9 4 (0.95%) Legal
10 3 (0.71%) Front Office
11 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.47%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.24%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.24%) Norwegian Language
12 1 (0.24%) Swedish Language
12 1 (0.24%) Marketing
12 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.95%) Velocity
2 39 (9.24%) .NET
3 10 (2.37%) XML
4 9 (2.13%) ASP.NET
4 9 (2.13%) HTML
5 6 (1.42%) J2EE
6 5 (1.18%) CSS
6 5 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (0.95%) RESTful
7 4 (0.95%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.71%) JSON
8 3 (0.71%) Web Services
8 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 2 (0.47%) HTML5
9 2 (0.47%) XSLT
9 2 (0.47%) Java EE
10 1 (0.24%) WPF
10 1 (0.24%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.24%) jQuery
10 1 (0.24%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.50%) Mobile App
2 16 (3.79%) Open Source
3 8 (1.90%) Digital Media
4 7 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (1.66%) PMI
5 5 (1.18%) IPTV
6 4 (0.95%) Computer Science
6 4 (0.95%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.24%) iPad
7 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.24%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.24%) iPhone
7 1 (0.24%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.24%) Derivative
7 1 (0.24%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.24%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.24%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.24%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.24%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.32%) Android
2 13 (3.08%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.47%) Linux
4 1 (0.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (100.00%) Scrum
2 212 (50.24%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (21.09%) Kanban
4 83 (19.67%) Project Management
5 73 (17.30%) TDD
6 64 (15.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 52 (12.32%) PRINCE2
8 51 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (11.61%) User Stories
10 37 (8.77%) BDD
11 36 (8.53%) E-Commerce
12 30 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (5.69%) Waterfall
14 22 (5.21%) Time Management
14 22 (5.21%) Automated Testing
15 21 (4.98%) Agile Project Management
16 20 (4.74%) Project Planning
17 16 (3.79%) OO
18 14 (3.32%) Release Management
19 12 (2.84%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 50 (11.85%) Java
2 22 (5.21%) C#
3 9 (2.13%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.42%) Scala
5 5 (1.18%) SQL
6 4 (0.95%) PHP
7 3 (0.71%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.71%) Python
7 3 (0.71%) C++
8 2 (0.47%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.24%) Ruby
9 1 (0.24%) C
9 1 (0.24%) Perl
9 1 (0.24%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (4.03%) Degree
2 13 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.37%) PMI Certification
4 9 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (0.95%) PMP
6 3 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.47%) ISEB
7 2 (0.47%) MBA
7 2 (0.47%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.64%) QA
System Software
1 7 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.66%) Puppet
2 4 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (4.27%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.55%) SAP
3 13 (3.08%) Citrix
4 10 (2.37%) Oracle
5 7 (1.66%) IBM
5 7 (1.66%) VMware
5 7 (1.66%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.47%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.47%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.47%) Mercator
7 1 (0.24%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.24%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.24%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.24%) Teradata
7 1 (0.24%) Google
7 1 (0.24%) Assembla
7 1 (0.24%) WSO2
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