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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum Master
Rank 293 366 326
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -40
Contract jobs requiring a ScrumMaster 133 54 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.54% 0.21% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.23% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 43 72
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £358 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
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
22765 23591 22534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.33% 93.10% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16128 16266 15004
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 406 529
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -4.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £43.00 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +35 29 £475 +11.76% 7
Bromley - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
ScrumMaster
England

ScrumMaster
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 239 (100.00%) Scrum
2 218 (91.21%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (23.85%) TDD
4 49 (20.50%) Coaching
5 48 (20.08%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (19.25%) Kanban
7 43 (17.99%) User Stories
8 42 (17.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 34 (14.23%) Project Management
10 32 (13.39%) Mentoring
11 28 (11.72%) BDD
12 27 (11.30%) Java
13 24 (10.04%) JIRA
14 23 (9.62%) Velocity
15 22 (9.21%) Automated Testing
16 20 (8.37%) E-Commerce
16 20 (8.37%) Finance
17 19 (7.95%) .NET
17 19 (7.95%) Games
18 17 (7.11%) Mobile App
19 16 (6.69%) Retail
20 15 (6.28%) SAP
20 15 (6.28%) PRINCE2
21 14 (5.86%) Security Cleared
22 13 (5.44%) Citrix
22 13 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
23 12 (5.02%) QA
24 11 (4.60%) Publishing
24 11 (4.60%) Jenkins
25 10 (4.18%) Agile Project Management

ScrumMaster
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (2.09%) Confluence
2 4 (1.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.84%) Node.js
4 1 (0.42%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.42%) Apache
4 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.42%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (1.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.84%) MS Project
3 1 (0.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.77%) MVNO
2 2 (0.84%) HTTP
3 1 (0.42%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.35%) Big Data
2 3 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.42%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.42%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (10.04%) JIRA
2 11 (4.60%) Jenkins
3 10 (4.18%) Maven
4 5 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.42%) Grunt
5 1 (0.42%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (8.37%) Finance
2 19 (7.95%) Games
3 16 (6.69%) Retail
4 11 (4.60%) Publishing
5 9 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.09%) Local Government
7 4 (1.67%) Law
8 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.26%) Front Office
9 2 (0.84%) Legal
9 2 (0.84%) Banking
10 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.42%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.42%) Advertising
10 1 (0.42%) Back Office
10 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.62%) Velocity
2 19 (7.95%) .NET
3 6 (2.51%) J2EE
4 5 (2.09%) RESTful
5 4 (1.67%) HTML
5 4 (1.67%) XML
6 3 (1.26%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.26%) CSS
7 2 (0.84%) Java EE
7 2 (0.84%) JSON
7 2 (0.84%) CSS3
7 2 (0.84%) HTML5
8 1 (0.42%) REST
8 1 (0.42%) jQuery
8 1 (0.42%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.42%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.11%) Mobile App
2 9 (3.77%) Digital Media
3 7 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.09%) Blog
4 5 (2.09%) Open Source
5 3 (1.26%) Video on Demand
5 3 (1.26%) User Experience
5 3 (1.26%) PMI
5 3 (1.26%) IPTV
6 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.42%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.42%) Derivative
7 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.42%) Wiki
7 1 (0.42%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.35%) Android
2 6 (2.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (100.00%) Scrum
2 218 (91.21%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (23.85%) TDD
4 49 (20.50%) Coaching
5 48 (20.08%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (19.25%) Kanban
7 43 (17.99%) User Stories
8 42 (17.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 34 (14.23%) Project Management
10 32 (13.39%) Mentoring
11 28 (11.72%) BDD
12 22 (9.21%) Automated Testing
13 20 (8.37%) E-Commerce
14 15 (6.28%) PRINCE2
15 13 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (4.18%) Agile Project Management
17 9 (3.77%) Time Management
17 9 (3.77%) Project Planning
17 9 (3.77%) Pair Programming
18 8 (3.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.30%) Java
2 10 (4.18%) C#
3 6 (2.51%) Scala
4 4 (1.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.84%) SQL
6 1 (0.42%) Python
6 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.42%) PHP
6 1 (0.42%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (5.86%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.18%) Degree
3 9 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.67%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.26%) Sun Certification
5 3 (1.26%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.02%) QA
System Software
1 9 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (3.77%) Puppet
2 2 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (6.28%) SAP
2 13 (5.44%) Citrix
3 9 (3.77%) VMware
4 4 (1.67%) IBM
5 3 (1.26%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.26%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.42%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle
6 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.42%) Mercator
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