The table below looks at the statistics for the ScrumMaster role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum Master
Rank 148 126 133
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Contract jobs requiring a ScrumMaster 17 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.29% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.32% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
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£475 £423 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.42% -3.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4104 2843 2647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.49% 92.13% 92.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2460 1580 1316
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 179 203
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

ScrumMaster
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

ScrumMaster Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ScrumMaster
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

ScrumMaster Daily Rate Trend in the North West

ScrumMaster
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ScrumMaster across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

ScrumMaster Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

ScrumMaster
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ScrumMaster within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
Cheshire - 7 £475 -
Manchester -15 5 £475 +13.43%
Merseyside -8 2 £426 -
ScrumMaster
England

ScrumMaster
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 22 (100.00%) Scrum
2 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (54.55%) Velocity
4 10 (45.45%) Finance
5 9 (40.91%) Mentoring
5 9 (40.91%) Coaching
6 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (27.27%) Software Delivery
8 5 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (22.73%) TDD
8 5 (22.73%) BDD
8 5 (22.73%) User Stories
9 4 (18.18%) Banking
9 4 (18.18%) SDLC
10 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
10 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (13.64%) Kanban
10 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (9.09%) User Experience
11 2 (9.09%) Oracle
11 2 (9.09%) ERP
11 2 (9.09%) Project Management
12 1 (4.55%) Java
12 1 (4.55%) Progress
12 1 (4.55%) Release Management
12 1 (4.55%) Requirements Management
12 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
12 1 (4.55%) JIRA
12 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (4.55%) Confluence

ScrumMaster
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Scrum
2 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (40.91%) Mentoring
3 9 (40.91%) Coaching
4 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (27.27%) Software Delivery
6 5 (22.73%) User Stories
6 5 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (22.73%) BDD
6 5 (22.73%) TDD
7 4 (18.18%) SDLC
8 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (13.64%) Kanban
9 2 (9.09%) ERP
9 2 (9.09%) Project Management
10 1 (4.55%) Time Management
10 1 (4.55%) Requirements Management
10 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Progress