The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum Master
Rank 383 459 481
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +22
Contract jobs requiring a ScrumMaster 230 106 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 88 74
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£425 £500 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £359 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £629 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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 +84 199 £425 -15.00% 45
London +40 111 £450 -16.27% 23
South East +18 48 £413 +3.12% 10
Scotland - 25 £450 - 1
Edinburgh - 23 £450 - 1
Surrey - 22 £415 - 2
City of London +5 21 £500 -4.76% 9
Buckinghamshire +1 10 £380 -
East of England -21 10 £325 -35.00% 6
North West +2 9 £411 -6.00% 1
Milton Keynes +1 8 £390 -
Leeds +3 6 £406 +16.90%
West Yorkshire +2 6 £406 +16.90%
Yorkshire 0 6 £406 +16.90% 1
Hampshire -8 6 £390 -2.50% 3
West Midlands -4 5 £420 +20.00%
South West -27 5 £450 +50.00% 1
Berkshire +8 4 £275 -
Cambridgeshire -8 4 £423 -23.18%
Wales -22 4 £450 +9.09% 1
Lancashire - 4 £411 -
East Midlands - 4 £405 - 1
Coventry - 4 £473 -
Southampton - 4 £410 - 3
Woking - 4 £425 -
Manchester -4 3 £419 -4.28% 1
Cambridge -6 2 £423 -23.18%
South Wales -23 2 £475 +15.15% 1
West Wales - 2 £438 -
Wiltshire - 2 £450 -

ScrumMaster
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

1 454 (100.00%) Scrum
2 255 (56.17%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (19.38%) Project Management
4 87 (19.16%) Kanban
5 77 (16.96%) TDD
6 69 (15.20%) Continuous Improvement
7 68 (14.98%) Java
8 64 (14.10%) PRINCE2
9 61 (13.44%) Finance
10 56 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
11 50 (11.01%) User Stories
12 47 (10.35%) .NET
13 46 (10.13%) BDD
14 44 (9.69%) Velocity
15 36 (7.93%) E-Commerce
16 32 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
17 31 (6.83%) JIRA
18 30 (6.61%) C#
19 28 (6.17%) Retail
20 27 (5.95%) Waterfall
21 25 (5.51%) Time Management
22 24 (5.29%) Publishing
23 22 (4.85%) Microsoft
23 22 (4.85%) Banking
23 22 (4.85%) Agile Project Management
24 21 (4.63%) Automated Testing
25 20 (4.41%) QA
26 19 (4.19%) Content Management
26 19 (4.19%) Degree
27 18 (3.96%) ASP.NET

ScrumMaster
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 6 (1.32%) CMS
1 6 (1.32%) WebSphere
2 4 (0.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.88%) Confluence
2 4 (0.88%) Content Management Server
3 3 (0.66%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (0.44%) Node.js
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.22%) Kentico
5 1 (0.22%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.22%) DNN
5 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (1.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.88%) MS Project
3 3 (0.66%) MS Office
3 3 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.66%) SaaS
2 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.66%) Internet
1 3 (0.66%) MVNO
2 2 (0.44%) HTTP
3 1 (0.22%) SSL
3 1 (0.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.98%) Oracle Database
2 8 (1.76%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.88%) Big Data
4 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.44%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 31 (6.83%) JIRA
2 17 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.98%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.98%) NUnit
4 6 (1.32%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.10%) CruiseControl
5 5 (1.10%) Maven
6 3 (0.66%) Ant
6 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.66%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.44%) EasyMock
7 2 (0.44%) Mockito
7 2 (0.44%) Urban Turtle
7 2 (0.44%) JUnit
7 2 (0.44%) Selenium
8 1 (0.22%) WebStorm
8 1 (0.22%) Grunt
General
1 61 (13.44%) Finance
2 28 (6.17%) Retail
3 24 (5.29%) Publishing
4 22 (4.85%) Banking
5 10 (2.20%) Games
6 8 (1.76%) Law
7 7 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.32%) Legal
8 6 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.10%) Back Office
10 3 (0.66%) Front Office
11 2 (0.44%) Arabic Language
11 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.22%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (10.35%) .NET
2 44 (9.69%) Velocity
3 18 (3.96%) ASP.NET
4 14 (3.08%) HTML
4 14 (3.08%) XML
5 10 (2.20%) J2EE
6 6 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (1.10%) JSP
8 4 (0.88%) Web Services
8 4 (0.88%) CSS
8 4 (0.88%) XSLT
8 4 (0.88%) HTML5
9 3 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 3 (0.66%) jQuery
9 3 (0.66%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.44%) JMX
10 2 (0.44%) JMS
10 2 (0.44%) SOAP
10 2 (0.44%) JSON
10 2 (0.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (3.74%) Open Source
2 16 (3.52%) Mobile App
3 10 (2.20%) PMI
4 6 (1.32%) Digital Media
5 5 (1.10%) IPTV
6 4 (0.88%) Video on Demand
6 4 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.44%) GIS
7 2 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.22%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.22%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.22%) Equities
8 1 (0.22%) STB
8 1 (0.22%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.22%) Derivative
8 1 (0.22%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.22%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.42%) Android
2 10 (2.20%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.44%) Linux
4 1 (0.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (100.00%) Scrum
2 255 (56.17%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (19.38%) Project Management
4 87 (19.16%) Kanban
5 77 (16.96%) TDD
6 69 (15.20%) Continuous Improvement
7 64 (14.10%) PRINCE2
8 56 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (11.01%) User Stories
10 46 (10.13%) BDD
11 36 (7.93%) E-Commerce
12 32 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 27 (5.95%) Waterfall
14 25 (5.51%) Time Management
15 22 (4.85%) Agile Project Management
16 21 (4.63%) Automated Testing
17 19 (4.19%) Content Management
18 16 (3.52%) Web Development
19 14 (3.08%) Release Management
19 14 (3.08%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 68 (14.98%) Java
2 30 (6.61%) C#
3 17 (3.74%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.10%) SQL
5 4 (0.88%) PHP
6 3 (0.66%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.66%) Python
6 3 (0.66%) C++
7 2 (0.44%) Objective-C
7 2 (0.44%) Ruby
7 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.22%) C
8 1 (0.22%) Perl
8 1 (0.22%) XAML
Qualifications
1 19 (4.19%) Degree
2 13 (2.86%) PMI Certification
2 13 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.98%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (0.88%) PMP
5 3 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.44%) MBA
6 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.22%) ISEB
7 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.41%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (1.10%) Puppet
3 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.44%) Nagios
3 2 (0.44%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 22 (4.85%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.52%) Oracle
3 10 (2.20%) SAP
4 8 (1.76%) Citrix
4 8 (1.76%) IBM
5 7 (1.54%) Sitecore
6 6 (1.32%) ServiceNow
7 4 (0.88%) JBoss
8 3 (0.66%) VMware
9 2 (0.44%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.44%) Mercator
10 1 (0.22%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.22%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.22%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.22%) Cadence
10 1 (0.22%) Google
10 1 (0.22%) Assembla
10 1 (0.22%) WSO2
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