The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Scrum Master featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum Master
Rank 335 419 398
Rank change year-on-year
+84 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 356 234 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.42% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.44% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 143 176
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £424
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Scrum Master
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Scrum Master in the job title.

Scrum Master Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Scrum Master
Daily Rate Trend

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

Scrum Master Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Scrum Master
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum Master within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Scrum Master Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Scrum Master
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Scrum Master Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Scrum Master
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum Master within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +103 339 £475 +5.55% 39
London +41 157 £500 +7.52% 19
South East +9 44 £475 +8.57% 6
East Midlands +32 25 £500 +2.51%
West Midlands +10 25 £450 +20.00% 2
Yorkshire +25 24 £370 -1.33% 2
West Yorkshire +19 21 £350 -9.09%
South West -3 21 £563 +32.35% 2
Leeds +17 17 £350 -9.09%
East of England +16 17 £473 +20.00% 4
North West +13 17 £463 +8.82% 4
Berkshire +1 15 £408 +1.87% 1
Scotland -11 14 £430 -18.09%
West Sussex -15 14 £600 +20.00%
City of London +36 13 £488 -2.98% 8
Worthing -30 13 £600 +20.00%
Edinburgh +2 12 £438 -16.66%
Shropshire -24 12 £499 -
Wiltshire - 12 £600 - 1
Manchester 0 11 £450 +5.88% 2
Telford -19 11 £499 -
Leicestershire - 9 £445 -
Leicester - 8 £500 -
Maidenhead - 8 £408 -
Nottingham +7 7 - -
Nottinghamshire +7 7 - -
Norfolk -1 7 £448 +15.48%
Norwich -10 6 £445 +15.96%
North East -35 6 £363 -9.93%
Newcastle upon Tyne -43 6 £363 -9.93%

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, Scrum Master contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 630 (100.00%) Scrum
2 561 (89.05%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (21.11%) Coaching
4 114 (18.10%) Finance
5 112 (17.78%) Kanban
6 111 (17.62%) TDD
6 111 (17.62%) Java
7 106 (16.83%) Project Management
8 92 (14.60%) Mentoring
9 87 (13.81%) BDD
10 79 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
11 73 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
12 67 (10.63%) JIRA
12 67 (10.63%) User Stories
13 51 (8.10%) Banking
14 49 (7.78%) Security Cleared
15 42 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
16 41 (6.51%) Velocity
16 41 (6.51%) J2EE
17 39 (6.19%) SDLC
18 37 (5.87%) Continuous Delivery
18 37 (5.87%) Web Development
19 35 (5.56%) Agile Project Management
19 35 (5.56%) Waterfall
20 34 (5.40%) Enterprise Software
21 33 (5.24%) Mobile App
22 32 (5.08%) Games
22 32 (5.08%) DevOps
23 31 (4.92%) Software Delivery
23 31 (4.92%) JavaScript

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (3.65%) Confluence
2 12 (1.90%) CMS
3 5 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (0.63%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.48%) Apache ServiceMix
5 3 (0.48%) Node.js
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.32%) Commerce Server
6 2 (0.32%) Mule
6 2 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.16%) Apache
7 1 (0.16%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.16%) SAS
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (1.90%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.63%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (0.48%) MS Project
4 2 (0.32%) MS Office
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (1.27%) Lucidchart
5 7 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.11%) Trello
6 5 (0.79%) SaaS
7 4 (0.63%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.32%) GitHub
10 1 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.95%) Network Security
2 5 (0.79%) Internet
3 3 (0.48%) ATM
3 3 (0.48%) HTTP
4 1 (0.16%) FTP
4 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.16%) Intranet
4 1 (0.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (1.59%) Hadoop
4 8 (1.27%) Big Data
5 6 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.79%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.79%) OLAP
6 5 (0.79%) OLAP Cube
7 4 (0.63%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.63%) SQL Server
8 2 (0.32%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.16%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 67 (10.63%) JIRA
2 11 (1.75%) JIRA Agile
3 9 (1.43%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.27%) VersionOne
5 7 (1.11%) Cucumber
5 7 (1.11%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.95%) Hudson
6 6 (0.95%) Mockito
7 4 (0.63%) JBehave
7 4 (0.63%) JUnit
8 3 (0.48%) Ant
9 2 (0.32%) Maven
9 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.16%) Selenium
General
1 114 (18.10%) Finance
2 51 (8.10%) Banking
3 32 (5.08%) Games
4 28 (4.44%) Retail
5 14 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.11%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.95%) Publishing
8 4 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.63%) Law
8 4 (0.63%) Marketing
9 2 (0.32%) Legal
9 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Advertising
10 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.16%) Automotive
10 1 (0.16%) Back Office
10 1 (0.16%) Electronics
10 1 (0.16%) Front Office
10 1 (0.16%) Local Government
10 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.51%) J2EE
1 41 (6.51%) Velocity
2 31 (4.92%) .NET
3 27 (4.29%) HTML
4 20 (3.17%) JMS
4 20 (3.17%) Spring
5 18 (2.86%) EJB
5 18 (2.86%) Hibernate
6 17 (2.70%) Spring MVC
7 15 (2.38%) RESTful
8 14 (2.22%) AngularJS
9 12 (1.90%) CSS
9 12 (1.90%) XML
10 10 (1.59%) Web Services
11 9 (1.43%) HTML5
11 9 (1.43%) jQuery
11 9 (1.43%) REST
11 9 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (1.27%) JSP
13 6 (0.95%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.40%) Enterprise Software
2 33 (5.24%) Mobile App
3 20 (3.17%) User Experience
4 13 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (0.95%) Digital Media
6 4 (0.63%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.63%) Smart Meter
7 3 (0.48%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.48%) Equities
7 3 (0.48%) Fintech
7 3 (0.48%) Fixed Income
7 3 (0.48%) Internet of Things
7 3 (0.48%) Minimum Viable Product
7 3 (0.48%) NHS
7 3 (0.48%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (0.48%) PMI
7 3 (0.48%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.32%) EPoS
8 2 (0.32%) iPad
8 2 (0.32%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (1.43%) Apple iOS
2 6 (0.95%) Windows
3 5 (0.79%) Android
4 4 (0.63%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.32%) Unix
6 1 (0.16%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 630 (100.00%) Scrum
2 561 (89.05%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (21.11%) Coaching
4 112 (17.78%) Kanban
5 111 (17.62%) TDD
6 106 (16.83%) Project Management
7 92 (14.60%) Mentoring
8 87 (13.81%) BDD
9 79 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
10 73 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 67 (10.63%) User Stories
12 42 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
13 39 (6.19%) SDLC
14 37 (5.87%) Continuous Delivery
14 37 (5.87%) Web Development
15 35 (5.56%) Agile Project Management
15 35 (5.56%) Waterfall
16 32 (5.08%) DevOps
17 31 (4.92%) E-Commerce
17 31 (4.92%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 111 (17.62%) Java
2 31 (4.92%) JavaScript
3 14 (2.22%) C#
3 14 (2.22%) SQL
4 11 (1.75%) C
5 10 (1.59%) PHP
6 6 (0.95%) C++
6 6 (0.95%) COBOL
7 5 (0.79%) Python
8 4 (0.63%) PL/1
8 4 (0.63%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.48%) Scala
10 1 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 21 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.43%) DV Cleared
4 6 (0.95%) Degree
5 5 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.48%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.22%) QA
2 7 (1.11%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.32%) FATCA
4 2 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.11%) Docker
2 1 (0.16%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (4.76%) Atlassian
2 23 (3.65%) Google
3 19 (3.02%) Microsoft
4 14 (2.22%) Oracle
5 7 (1.11%) Adobe
6 5 (0.79%) MicroStrategy
6 5 (0.79%) Rally
7 4 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.48%) HP
8 3 (0.48%) Progress
8 3 (0.48%) Tableau
8 3 (0.48%) Twitter
8 3 (0.48%) WSO2
9 2 (0.32%) IBM
9 2 (0.32%) Micro Focus
9 2 (0.32%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.32%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.16%) Capita
10 1 (0.16%) IBM Sterling
10 1 (0.16%) Informatica
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