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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum Master
Rank 419 371 451
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +80
Contract jobs requiring a ScrumMaster 183 208 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.40% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.43% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 148 71
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£425 £450 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £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 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 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 27 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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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 -28 165 £425 -5.55% 25
London -46 72 £450 - 10
South East -48 33 £404 -4.55% 4
South West +4 13 £450 - 3
Berkshire -2 13 £410 +2.50%
East of England - 13 £419 - 1
Scotland -5 12 £400 -11.11% 1
East Midlands +1 10 £470 +56.66% 3
Yorkshire -8 10 £393 - 2
City of London +5 9 £525 +13.51%
West Yorkshire +1 9 £393 - 1
Leeds -5 9 £393 - 1
Bristol +4 7 £450 - 2
Reading - 7 £420 -
Hampshire - 7 £408 -
West Midlands -2 6 £400 - 2
Northamptonshire -5 6 £454 +51.16% 1
Edinburgh -10 6 £538 +19.44% 1
Norwich - 6 £318 -
Norfolk - 6 £318 -
East Sussex - 6 £450 - 1
Basingstoke - 5 £404 -
Brighton - 4 £450 - 1
Northampton - 4 £453 - 1
Wales -10 3 £450 - 1
Gloucestershire -15 3 £475 +5.55%
Surrey -29 3 £425 +0.47% 2
Shropshire - 3 £440 - 1
Peterborough - 3 £600 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £600 -

ScrumMaster
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 392 (100.00%) Scrum
2 344 (87.76%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (22.45%) Coaching
4 77 (19.64%) Kanban
5 68 (17.35%) Mentoring
6 64 (16.33%) User Stories
6 64 (16.33%) TDD
7 55 (14.03%) Project Management
8 54 (13.78%) Java
9 52 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (12.24%) Continuous Improvement
11 45 (11.48%) JIRA
12 42 (10.71%) Finance
13 36 (9.18%) Velocity
13 36 (9.18%) Waterfall
14 31 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
14 31 (7.91%) E-Commerce
15 30 (7.65%) .NET
15 30 (7.65%) Automated Testing
16 22 (5.61%) Games
17 21 (5.36%) BDD
18 19 (4.85%) C#
19 17 (4.34%) Microsoft
19 17 (4.34%) Telecoms
19 17 (4.34%) Security Cleared
20 16 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
20 16 (4.08%) Banking
20 16 (4.08%) Oracle
21 14 (3.57%) PRINCE2
21 14 (3.57%) Retail

ScrumMaster
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 6 (1.53%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.28%) CMS
3 3 (0.77%) Confluence
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (0.51%) Node.js
4 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.51%) JBoss
4 2 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.26%) Apache
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 10 (2.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) PaaS
3 1 (0.26%) GitHub
3 1 (0.26%) IaaS
3 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.51%) MVNO
2 1 (0.26%) SAN
2 1 (0.26%) Internet
2 1 (0.26%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.02%) Big Data
2 3 (0.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.51%) SQLite
3 2 (0.51%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.26%) Impala
Development Applications
1 45 (11.48%) JIRA
2 16 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.02%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.02%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.77%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.51%) Selenium
6 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.26%) Subversion
6 1 (0.26%) Maven
6 1 (0.26%) GitLab
General
1 42 (10.71%) Finance
2 22 (5.61%) Games
3 17 (4.34%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.08%) Banking
5 14 (3.57%) Retail
6 8 (2.04%) Local Government
7 5 (1.28%) Marketing
8 4 (1.02%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.77%) Front Office
9 3 (0.77%) Automotive
10 2 (0.51%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Legal
10 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.51%) Advertising
10 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.51%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) Publishing
11 1 (0.26%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.18%) Velocity
2 30 (7.65%) .NET
3 8 (2.04%) HTML
3 8 (2.04%) Django
4 7 (1.79%) J2EE
5 6 (1.53%) XML
6 5 (1.28%) CSS
7 4 (1.02%) Spring
7 4 (1.02%) RESTful
7 4 (1.02%) HTML5
8 3 (0.77%) Apache Flex
8 3 (0.77%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.77%) Web Services
8 3 (0.77%) Middleware
9 2 (0.51%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.51%) JDBC
9 2 (0.51%) XSD
9 2 (0.51%) XSL
9 2 (0.51%) XSLT
9 2 (0.51%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.32%) Mobile App
2 12 (3.06%) Open Source
3 8 (2.04%) Blog
4 6 (1.53%) User Experience
5 3 (0.77%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.51%) NHS
6 2 (0.51%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.26%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.26%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.26%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.26%) Social Media
7 1 (0.26%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.79%) Android
2 5 (1.28%) Linux
3 4 (1.02%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (100.00%) Scrum
2 344 (87.76%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (22.45%) Coaching
4 77 (19.64%) Kanban
5 68 (17.35%) Mentoring
6 64 (16.33%) User Stories
6 64 (16.33%) TDD
7 55 (14.03%) Project Management
8 52 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (12.24%) Continuous Improvement
10 36 (9.18%) Waterfall
11 31 (7.91%) E-Commerce
11 31 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (7.65%) Automated Testing
13 21 (5.36%) BDD
14 14 (3.57%) Feature Driven Development
14 14 (3.57%) ATDD
14 14 (3.57%) Refactoring
14 14 (3.57%) Software Engineering
14 14 (3.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 54 (13.78%) Java
2 19 (4.85%) C#
3 13 (3.32%) Ruby
4 12 (3.06%) JavaScript
4 12 (3.06%) Python
5 9 (2.30%) Scala
6 7 (1.79%) SQL
7 3 (0.77%) C
7 3 (0.77%) PHP
8 2 (0.51%) C++
8 2 (0.51%) XPath
8 2 (0.51%) Erlang
9 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (4.34%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.55%) Degree
3 4 (1.02%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.02%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (0.77%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) PMP
6 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.53%) QA
2 3 (0.77%) GxP
Systems Management
1 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (4.34%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.08%) Oracle
3 6 (1.53%) IBM
4 3 (0.77%) Google
4 3 (0.77%) Sybase
5 2 (0.51%) ATG
5 2 (0.51%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.51%) Pega
5 2 (0.51%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.26%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.26%) HP
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £425 - £475 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago