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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum Master
Rank 141 131 127
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 19 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.28% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.30% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 0
Average daily rate £450 £373 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.80% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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
3573 3030 2567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.13% 94.25% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2147 1704 1303
Average daily rate £380 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 183 191
Average hourly rate £23.83 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.22 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £42.50 £42.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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 8 February 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
Cheshire -1 7 £450 +12.50%
Manchester -16 4 £438 +25.00%
Lancashire - 3 £350 -
Cumbria -8 1 - -
Scrum Master
England

Scrum Master
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 46 (100.00%) Scrum
2 43 (93.48%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.96%) Banking
4 15 (32.61%) Finance
5 13 (28.26%) Coaching
6 10 (21.74%) Software Delivery
6 10 (21.74%) SDLC
6 10 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (21.74%) Mentoring
7 9 (19.57%) TDD
8 8 (17.39%) User Stories
8 8 (17.39%) Kanban
8 8 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (15.22%) Velocity
9 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (15.22%) Automated Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Project Management
11 5 (10.87%) Java
12 4 (8.70%) ATDD
12 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (8.70%) BDD
13 3 (6.52%) Feature Driven Development
13 3 (6.52%) IBM
13 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
13 3 (6.52%) IPTV
13 3 (6.52%) Games
13 3 (6.52%) Continuous Delivery
14 2 (4.35%) C#
14 2 (4.35%) OO
14 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 (2.17%) GitHub
1 1 (2.17%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.17%) JIRA
1 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.17%) VersionOne
General
1 17 (36.96%) Banking
2 15 (32.61%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) Games
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) Velocity
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.52%) IPTV
3 2 (4.35%) User Experience
4 1 (2.17%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (100.00%) Scrum
2 43 (93.48%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (28.26%) Coaching
4 10 (21.74%) Mentoring
4 10 (21.74%) SDLC
4 10 (21.74%) Software Delivery
4 10 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (19.57%) TDD
6 8 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (17.39%) Kanban
6 8 (17.39%) User Stories
7 7 (15.22%) Automated Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (13.04%) Project Management
9 4 (8.70%) ATDD
9 4 (8.70%) BDD
10 3 (6.52%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (6.52%) Feature Driven Development
10 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
11 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) Java
2 2 (4.35%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) IBM
2 1 (2.17%) Rally
2 1 (2.17%) Twitter
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