The table below looks at the statistics for the Scrum Master role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum Master
Rank 235 236 192
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 22 30 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.32% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.34% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 33
Average daily rate £450 £423 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% -6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £610 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £436 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7953 8828 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.19% 93.80% 93.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4824 4748 4160
Average daily rate £385 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 432 468
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.96 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
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 South East

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

Scrum Master Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Scrum Master
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Scrum Master Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Scrum Master
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum Master across the South East region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Scrum Master Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Scrum Master
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 13 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
West Sussex +14 8 £425 +6.25%
Hampshire +14 3 £450 - 3
Berkshire -2 3 - -
Kent - 2 £475 - 1
Sussex - 2 £450 -
East Sussex +3 1 - -
Oxfordshire +2 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £575 -
Scrum Master
England

Scrum Master
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 56 (100.00%) Scrum
2 44 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.79%) TDD
4 11 (19.64%) E-Commerce
4 11 (19.64%) BDD
5 10 (17.86%) Coaching
6 9 (16.07%) Kanban
7 8 (14.29%) CMS
8 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (12.50%) Web Development
9 6 (10.71%) Data Protection
9 6 (10.71%) Waterfall
9 6 (10.71%) Project Management
9 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
9 6 (10.71%) User Experience
10 5 (8.93%) Software Delivery
10 5 (8.93%) MVC
10 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (8.93%) .NET
10 5 (8.93%) User Stories
10 5 (8.93%) JIRA
11 4 (7.14%) Content Management
11 4 (7.14%) Data Migration
11 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (7.14%) C#
11 4 (7.14%) Migration
11 4 (7.14%) Programme Management
11 4 (7.14%) Finance
11 4 (7.14%) SDLC

Scrum Master
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (14.29%) CMS
2 2 (3.57%) Confluence
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.79%) Documentum
3 1 (1.79%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) GitHub
2 1 (1.79%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.79%) Big Data
3 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) JIRA
2 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.57%) Subversion
4 1 (1.79%) Ant
4 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.79%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (1.79%) Maven
4 1 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.79%) Selenium
4 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.79%) VersionOne
General
1 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (3.57%) Electronics
3 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) .NET
2 3 (5.36%) Velocity
3 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.57%) J2EE
4 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.79%) Django
4 1 (1.79%) JRules
4 1 (1.79%) JSP
4 1 (1.79%) Middleware
4 1 (1.79%) RESTful
4 1 (1.79%) SOAP
4 1 (1.79%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) User Experience
2 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (100.00%) Scrum
2 44 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.79%) TDD
4 11 (19.64%) BDD
4 11 (19.64%) E-Commerce
5 10 (17.86%) Coaching
6 9 (16.07%) Kanban
7 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (12.50%) Web Development
8 6 (10.71%) Data Protection
8 6 (10.71%) Project Management
8 6 (10.71%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.93%) MVC
9 5 (8.93%) Software Delivery
9 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.93%) User Stories
10 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (7.14%) Migration
10 4 (7.14%) Programme Management
10 4 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.14%) C#
2 3 (5.36%) Java
3 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.57%) SQL
4 1 (1.79%) C
4 1 (1.79%) Python
4 1 (1.79%) Ruby
4 1 (1.79%) Scala
4 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle
2 2 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.79%) Rally
3 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow