The table below looks at the statistics for the ScrumMaster role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum Master
Rank 289 353 343
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -10
Contract jobs requiring a ScrumMaster 122 72 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.29% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.31% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 61 62
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£450 £488 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +16.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £413 £365
% change year-on-year
- +13.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
ScrumMaster
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22045 23287 24756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.54% 92.78% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14996 15957 16253
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 446 630
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

ScrumMaster
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

ScrumMaster Jobs Demand Trend in London

ScrumMaster
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

ScrumMaster Daily Rate Trend in London

ScrumMaster
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ScrumMaster across the London region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

ScrumMaster Daily Rate Histogram in London

ScrumMaster
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ScrumMaster within the London region over the 3 months to 20 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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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
City of London +38 22 £450 -12.83% 3
Docklands, London - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Bromley - - - -
ScrumMaster
England

ScrumMaster
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 270 (100.00%) Scrum
2 132 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (22.96%) Kanban
4 47 (17.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 44 (16.30%) TDD
6 41 (15.19%) Project Management
7 37 (13.70%) Java
8 36 (13.33%) PRINCE2
9 35 (12.96%) User Stories
10 31 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (10.00%) Velocity
12 26 (9.63%) BDD
13 25 (9.26%) Finance
14 22 (8.15%) JIRA
14 22 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (7.78%) E-Commerce
16 19 (7.04%) QA
17 18 (6.67%) Publishing
17 18 (6.67%) Retail
18 17 (6.30%) Mobile App
19 16 (5.93%) Time Management
20 15 (5.56%) Waterfall
20 15 (5.56%) .NET
21 14 (5.19%) SAP
22 13 (4.81%) Degree
22 13 (4.81%) Android
23 12 (4.44%) Project Planning
23 12 (4.44%) XML
23 12 (4.44%) Citrix
24 11 (4.07%) Games

ScrumMaster
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (1.11%) CMS
1 3 (1.11%) WebSphere
1 3 (1.11%) Confluence
1 3 (1.11%) Node.js
2 1 (0.37%) DNN
2 1 (0.37%) Commerce Server
2 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.37%) Apache
2 1 (0.37%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (1.85%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.48%) MS Project
3 3 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.74%) MS Office
4 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.48%) MVNO
2 2 (0.74%) HTTP
3 1 (0.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.48%) Big Data
2 2 (0.74%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.74%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.37%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (8.15%) JIRA
2 8 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (2.96%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.59%) Maven
4 2 (0.74%) Urban Turtle
4 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.37%) Grunt
General
1 25 (9.26%) Finance
2 18 (6.67%) Publishing
2 18 (6.67%) Retail
3 11 (4.07%) Games
4 7 (2.59%) Banking
4 7 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.22%) Law
6 4 (1.48%) Legal
7 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.11%) Front Office
8 2 (0.74%) Arabic Language
8 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.74%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.00%) Velocity
2 15 (5.56%) .NET
3 12 (4.44%) XML
4 7 (2.59%) HTML
5 4 (1.48%) XSLT
5 4 (1.48%) CSS
6 3 (1.11%) J2EE
7 2 (0.74%) RESTful
7 2 (0.74%) Java EE
7 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.74%) JSON
8 1 (0.37%) Ajax
8 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.37%) WCF
8 1 (0.37%) WPF
8 1 (0.37%) LINQ
8 1 (0.37%) Web Services
8 1 (0.37%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.30%) Mobile App
2 8 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (2.59%) Digital Media
3 7 (2.59%) Open Source
4 5 (1.85%) IPTV
5 4 (1.48%) Video on Demand
5 4 (1.48%) PMI
6 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.37%) Mobile Games
6 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.37%) Derivative
6 1 (0.37%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.37%) iPad
6 1 (0.37%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.37%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.81%) Android
2 10 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (100.00%) Scrum
2 132 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (22.96%) Kanban
4 47 (17.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 44 (16.30%) TDD
6 41 (15.19%) Project Management
7 36 (13.33%) PRINCE2
8 35 (12.96%) User Stories
9 31 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (9.63%) BDD
11 22 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (7.78%) E-Commerce
13 16 (5.93%) Time Management
14 15 (5.56%) Waterfall
15 12 (4.44%) Project Planning
16 10 (3.70%) Automated Testing
16 10 (3.70%) Agile Project Management
17 8 (2.96%) Release Management
17 8 (2.96%) Pair Programming
17 8 (2.96%) OO
Programming Languages
1 37 (13.70%) Java
2 8 (2.96%) C#
3 7 (2.59%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.22%) Scala
5 3 (1.11%) PHP
5 3 (1.11%) SQL
6 2 (0.74%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.37%) Ruby
7 1 (0.37%) Python
7 1 (0.37%) C++
7 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (4.81%) Degree
2 10 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.85%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.74%) MBA
7 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.04%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.22%) Puppet
2 4 (1.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (5.19%) SAP
2 12 (4.44%) Citrix
3 8 (2.96%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.22%) VMware
5 4 (1.48%) ServiceNow
5 4 (1.48%) IBM
6 2 (0.74%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.74%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.37%) Google
7 1 (0.37%) Mercator
7 1 (0.37%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.37%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.37%) WSO2
7 1 (0.37%) EPiServer
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