The table below looks at the statistics for the Scrum Master role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 379 420 408
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 261 193 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.37% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.40% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 125 128
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £575
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 - -

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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £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

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

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum Master within the UK 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
England +53 254 £450 - 46
London +32 100 £500 +11.11% 27
East of England +22 35 £408 -18.50% 2
North West -10 19 £450 +20.80% 1
South West +16 18 £375 -9.09% 2
West Midlands +3 18 £474 +142.94% 4
South East -12 18 £450 +6.50% 5
Cambridgeshire +19 16 £288 -47.72% 1
Cambridge - 16 £288 -
North East -26 15 £375 -21.05% 2
East Midlands -5 13 £425 -11.91% 2
Yorkshire -8 13 £350 -6.66% 1
Leeds -2 12 £350 -6.66% 1
West Yorkshire -3 12 £350 -6.66% 1
Norfolk -3 9 £445 +30.88%
Shropshire - 9 £550 - 1
Telford - 9 £550 - 1
City of London +45 8 £550 +10.00% 3
West Sussex +12 8 £425 +6.25%
Norwich -2 8 £445 +33.83%
Gloucestershire +17 7 £373 -6.87%
Bristol +5 7 £375 -16.66% 1
Essex +2 7 - -
Cheshire -1 7 £450 +12.50%
Nottingham -6 7 £425 -34.61%
Nottinghamshire -7 7 £425 -34.61%
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 7 £358 -24.73% 1
Tyne and Wear -40 7 £358 -24.73% 2
Knutsford +2 6 £450 -14.28%
Crawley -4 5 £440 +10.00%

Scrum Master
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 529 (100.00%) Scrum
2 490 (92.63%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (21.17%) TDD
4 96 (18.15%) Coaching
5 95 (17.96%) Finance
6 87 (16.45%) Kanban
7 73 (13.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 71 (13.42%) Project Management
8 71 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
9 59 (11.15%) User Stories
10 58 (10.96%) Java
11 57 (10.78%) SDLC
12 55 (10.40%) Mentoring
13 53 (10.02%) Banking
13 53 (10.02%) BDD
14 50 (9.45%) JIRA
15 46 (8.70%) Software Delivery
16 38 (7.18%) Continuous Improvement
17 34 (6.43%) Automated Testing
18 31 (5.86%) Web Development
18 31 (5.86%) Velocity
18 31 (5.86%) Security Cleared
18 31 (5.86%) E-Commerce
19 30 (5.67%) Games
20 29 (5.48%) Confluence
21 25 (4.73%) Pair Programming
22 24 (4.54%) Line Management
23 23 (4.35%) DevOps
23 23 (4.35%) .NET
24 22 (4.16%) Waterfall

Scrum Master
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 29 (5.48%) Confluence
2 13 (2.46%) CMS
3 7 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (0.95%) Documentum
5 5 (0.95%) Node.js
6 2 (0.38%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (0.38%) Commerce Server
6 2 (0.38%) IIS
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.19%) JBoss
7 1 (0.19%) SAS
7 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (0.76%) MS Project
1 4 (0.76%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.57%) MS Office
3 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.57%) GitHub
3 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.38%) Trello
4 1 (0.19%) Lucidchart
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.57%) Skype
2 1 (0.19%) ATM
2 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.19%) Internet
2 1 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.89%) Big Data
2 9 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.51%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.32%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.13%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.76%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.38%) OLAP
9 2 (0.38%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.19%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.19%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 50 (9.45%) JIRA
2 13 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.89%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.70%) Maven
5 8 (1.51%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.95%) Ant
7 5 (0.95%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.95%) JIRA Agile
8 4 (0.76%) Selenium
9 3 (0.57%) Mockito
9 3 (0.57%) Subversion
9 3 (0.57%) VersionOne
10 2 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.19%) Hudson
11 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 95 (17.96%) Finance
2 53 (10.02%) Banking
3 30 (5.67%) Games
4 17 (3.21%) Retail
5 14 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.70%) Marketing
7 7 (1.32%) Electronics
7 7 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.13%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.95%) Publishing
10 4 (0.76%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.57%) Front Office
11 3 (0.57%) Legal
12 2 (0.38%) Law
13 1 (0.19%) Advertising
13 1 (0.19%) Back Office
13 1 (0.19%) Local Government
13 1 (0.19%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.19%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.86%) Velocity
2 23 (4.35%) .NET
3 15 (2.84%) CSS
4 13 (2.46%) HTML
4 13 (2.46%) J2EE
5 9 (1.70%) HTML5
5 9 (1.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (1.51%) RESTful
6 8 (1.51%) Spring
6 8 (1.51%) Web Services
7 7 (1.32%) Django
8 6 (1.13%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.13%) Hibernate
9 5 (0.95%) Spring MVC
9 5 (0.95%) XML
10 4 (0.76%) jQuery
10 4 (0.76%) JSP
10 4 (0.76%) REST
11 3 (0.57%) Gherkin
11 3 (0.57%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 21 (3.97%) User Experience
2 20 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.40%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (0.95%) Credit Risk
5 5 (0.95%) IPTV
6 4 (0.76%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.57%) Fintech
7 3 (0.57%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.57%) NHS
7 3 (0.57%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.38%) EPoS
8 2 (0.38%) iPad
8 2 (0.38%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.19%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.19%) FMCG
9 1 (0.19%) Online Games
9 1 (0.19%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.19%) Social Media
9 1 (0.19%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (0.76%) Apple iOS
2 3 (0.57%) Android
2 3 (0.57%) Windows
3 2 (0.38%) Linux
3 2 (0.38%) Unix
3 2 (0.38%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (100.00%) Scrum
2 490 (92.63%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (21.17%) TDD
4 96 (18.15%) Coaching
5 87 (16.45%) Kanban
6 73 (13.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 71 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
7 71 (13.42%) Project Management
8 59 (11.15%) User Stories
9 57 (10.78%) SDLC
10 55 (10.40%) Mentoring
11 53 (10.02%) BDD
12 46 (8.70%) Software Delivery
13 38 (7.18%) Continuous Improvement
14 34 (6.43%) Automated Testing
15 31 (5.86%) E-Commerce
15 31 (5.86%) Web Development
16 25 (4.73%) Pair Programming
17 24 (4.54%) Line Management
18 23 (4.35%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 58 (10.96%) Java
2 17 (3.21%) JavaScript
3 15 (2.84%) C#
4 10 (1.89%) Ruby
4 10 (1.89%) Scala
5 8 (1.51%) C
6 7 (1.32%) SQL
7 5 (0.95%) COBOL
7 5 (0.95%) Python
8 4 (0.76%) C++
8 4 (0.76%) PL/1
8 4 (0.76%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.38%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.19%) PHP
10 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (5.86%) Security Cleared
2 15 (2.84%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.70%) Degree
4 8 (1.51%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.38%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.19%) PMP
8 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.27%) QA
2 4 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.57%) Varnish
3 2 (0.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (1.70%) Puppet
2 2 (0.38%) Ansible
2 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.19%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 11 (2.08%) Oracle
2 9 (1.70%) Atlassian
2 9 (1.70%) Microsoft
3 7 (1.32%) SAP
4 6 (1.13%) IBM
4 6 (1.13%) VMware
5 5 (0.95%) Adobe
6 4 (0.76%) Google
7 3 (0.57%) Charles River
7 3 (0.57%) HP
7 3 (0.57%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (0.57%) Rally
7 3 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.38%) Informatica
8 2 (0.38%) Progress
8 2 (0.38%) Twitter
8 2 (0.38%) WSO2
9 1 (0.19%) Endeca
9 1 (0.19%) Netezza
9 1 (0.19%) Pega
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