The table below looks at the statistics for the ScrumMaster role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum Master
Rank 418 393 448
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +55
Contract jobs requiring a ScrumMaster 164 175 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.35% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.37% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 123 66
Average daily rate
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£431 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £434
% change year-on-year
- -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48551 46784 42135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.38% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29792 27671 24104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1854 1968 2263
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

ScrumMaster
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ScrumMaster Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ScrumMaster
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ScrumMaster within the UK.

ScrumMaster Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ScrumMaster
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ScrumMaster within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

ScrumMaster Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ScrumMaster
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ScrumMaster within the UK.

ScrumMaster Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ScrumMaster
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ScrumMaster within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 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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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
England -12 151 £433 -3.88% 24
London -40 69 £450 -5.26% 12
South East -34 28 £400 -5.66% 4
Berkshire +12 16 £420 +12.00% 3
East of England - 12 £463 - 1
City of London +6 11 £500 +5.26% 1
South West +2 11 £450 - 4
East Midlands +13 9 £474 - 2
Scotland -9 9 £400 -11.11% 1
Yorkshire -17 9 £375 -11.76%
Leeds -14 8 £375 -11.76%
West Yorkshire -22 8 £375 -11.76%
Bristol -1 7 £450 - 1
Reading - 6 £420 - 1
West Midlands -4 5 £420 - 1
Norfolk - 5 £300 -
Norwich - 5 £300 -
East Sussex - 4 - -
Tyne and Wear +11 3 £455 +13.75%
North East +5 3 £455 +13.75%
Gloucestershire -8 3 £400 - 1
Surrey -23 3 £425 +0.23% 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £645 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 3 £600 - 1
North West - 3 £475 -
Nottingham - 3 £645 - 2
Peterborough - 3 £600 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £425 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 2 £458 +14.37%
Slough -2 2 - -

ScrumMaster
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 382 (100.00%) Scrum
2 342 (89.53%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (23.82%) Coaching
4 78 (20.42%) TDD
5 75 (19.63%) Mentoring
6 71 (18.59%) User Stories
6 71 (18.59%) Kanban
7 66 (17.28%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (14.92%) Java
9 52 (13.61%) Project Management
10 47 (12.30%) Continuous Improvement
11 43 (11.26%) Automated Testing
12 41 (10.73%) Velocity
13 39 (10.21%) JIRA
14 38 (9.95%) Finance
15 34 (8.90%) E-Commerce
16 31 (8.12%) Games
17 30 (7.85%) .NET
18 29 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
19 28 (7.33%) Waterfall
20 22 (5.76%) BDD
21 21 (5.50%) Telecoms
21 21 (5.50%) C#
21 21 (5.50%) Oracle
22 18 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
23 17 (4.45%) ATDD
24 16 (4.19%) Security Cleared
25 15 (3.93%) Software Engineering
25 15 (3.93%) Microsoft
25 15 (3.93%) Feature Driven Development

ScrumMaster
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 7 (1.83%) WebSphere
2 6 (1.57%) CMS
3 5 (1.31%) JBoss
3 5 (1.31%) Confluence
4 3 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.52%) Node.js
5 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.26%) Apache
6 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 9 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.26%) IaaS
2 1 (0.26%) GitHub
2 1 (0.26%) PaaS
2 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.09%) MVNO
2 1 (0.26%) SAN
2 1 (0.26%) Internet
2 1 (0.26%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.36%) Big Data
2 6 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.52%) SQLite
3 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.26%) MySQL
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.26%) Impala
4 1 (0.26%) OrientDB
4 1 (0.26%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 39 (10.21%) JIRA
2 18 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.52%) Selenium
4 2 (0.52%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.52%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.52%) Maven
5 1 (0.26%) Subversion
5 1 (0.26%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.26%) GitLab
General
1 38 (9.95%) Finance
2 31 (8.12%) Games
3 21 (5.50%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.66%) Banking
5 13 (3.40%) Retail
6 8 (2.09%) Local Government
7 5 (1.31%) Marketing
8 4 (1.05%) Front Office
9 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.52%) French Language
9 2 (0.52%) Advertising
9 2 (0.52%) Publishing
9 2 (0.52%) Automotive
9 2 (0.52%) Legal
10 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.73%) Velocity
2 30 (7.85%) .NET
3 11 (2.88%) HTML
4 8 (2.09%) Django
4 8 (2.09%) CSS
5 7 (1.83%) J2EE
6 6 (1.57%) RESTful
6 6 (1.57%) XML
7 5 (1.31%) Web Services
7 5 (1.31%) Middleware
8 4 (1.05%) jQuery
8 4 (1.05%) HTML5
8 4 (1.05%) Spring
9 3 (0.79%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.79%) WCF
9 3 (0.79%) Apache Flex
10 2 (0.52%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.52%) REST
10 2 (0.52%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.66%) Mobile App
2 11 (2.88%) Open Source
3 8 (2.09%) Blog
4 6 (1.57%) User Experience
5 4 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (0.79%) Digital Media
6 3 (0.79%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.26%) NHS
8 1 (0.26%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.26%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.83%) Android
2 6 (1.57%) Linux
3 4 (1.05%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (100.00%) Scrum
2 342 (89.53%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (23.82%) Coaching
4 78 (20.42%) TDD
5 75 (19.63%) Mentoring
6 71 (18.59%) User Stories
6 71 (18.59%) Kanban
7 66 (17.28%) Continuous Integration
8 52 (13.61%) Project Management
9 47 (12.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 43 (11.26%) Automated Testing
11 34 (8.90%) E-Commerce
12 29 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (7.33%) Waterfall
14 22 (5.76%) BDD
15 17 (4.45%) ATDD
16 15 (3.93%) Software Engineering
16 15 (3.93%) Feature Driven Development
17 14 (3.66%) Refactoring
18 13 (3.40%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 57 (14.92%) Java
2 21 (5.50%) C#
3 13 (3.40%) Ruby
4 12 (3.14%) Python
5 10 (2.62%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.36%) Scala
7 7 (1.83%) SQL
8 4 (1.05%) PHP
9 3 (0.79%) C
10 2 (0.52%) XPath
10 2 (0.52%) Erlang
10 2 (0.52%) C++
11 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (4.19%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.36%) Degree
3 6 (1.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.79%) Sun Certification
4 3 (0.79%) VCP4
5 2 (0.52%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) PMP
6 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.05%) QA
2 3 (0.79%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (5.50%) Oracle
2 15 (3.93%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.57%) IBM
4 3 (0.79%) Sybase
4 3 (0.79%) Google
5 2 (0.52%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.52%) Pega
5 2 (0.52%) Sitecore
5 2 (0.52%) Teradata
5 2 (0.52%) Ab Initio
5 2 (0.52%) ATG
6 1 (0.26%) Progress
6 1 (0.26%) HP
6 1 (0.26%) VMware
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