The table below looks at the statistics for the Scrum Master 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 Scrum Master in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum Master
Rank 148 157 138
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 21 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.075% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.080% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 1
Average daily rate £481 £420 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.71% -27.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Scrum Master
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 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
3794 3750 2930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.28% 94.32% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2286 1995 1547
Average daily rate £400 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 225 203
Average hourly rate £18.80 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.93% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.29 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Scrum Master
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Scrum Master Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Scrum Master
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Scrum Master Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Scrum Master
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum Master across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Scrum Master Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Scrum Master
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 Scrum Master within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
Manchester +5 12 £463 -15.90% 1
Cheshire -1 5 £488 +68.68%
Scrum Master
England

Scrum Master
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 40 (100.00%) Scrum
2 35 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (50.00%) Finance
4 12 (30.00%) Coaching
5 11 (27.50%) Banking
6 9 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (17.50%) Project Management
8 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
9 5 (12.50%) JIRA
9 5 (12.50%) SDLC
10 4 (10.00%) Velocity
10 4 (10.00%) Kanban
10 4 (10.00%) Software Delivery
10 4 (10.00%) VersionOne
10 4 (10.00%) Product Management
10 4 (10.00%) User Stories
10 4 (10.00%) Java
11 3 (7.50%) Project Planning
11 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
11 3 (7.50%) Requirements Management
11 3 (7.50%) C#
11 3 (7.50%) OO
11 3 (7.50%) Progress
11 3 (7.50%) Time Management
11 3 (7.50%) User Experience
11 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (7.50%) Release Management
12 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
12 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software

Scrum Master
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) GitHub
1 1 (2.50%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) JIRA
2 4 (10.00%) VersionOne
3 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (50.00%) Finance
2 11 (27.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Velocity
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.50%) User Experience
2 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) iPad
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Android
1 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (100.00%) Scrum
2 35 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (30.00%) Coaching
4 9 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (17.50%) Project Management
6 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
7 5 (12.50%) SDLC
8 4 (10.00%) Kanban
8 4 (10.00%) Product Management
8 4 (10.00%) Software Delivery
8 4 (10.00%) User Stories
9 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
9 3 (7.50%) OO
9 3 (7.50%) Project Planning
9 3 (7.50%) Release Management
9 3 (7.50%) Requirements Management
9 3 (7.50%) Time Management
10 2 (5.00%) Logistics
10 2 (5.00%) TDD
10 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) Java
2 3 (7.50%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Progress
2 1 (2.50%) Rally
2 1 (2.50%) Twitter