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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum Master
Rank 386 447 423
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -24
Contract jobs requiring a ScrumMaster 223 135 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.28% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 97 109
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £321 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £416 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +46 208 £450 - 36
London +48 106 £450 -5.26% 16
South East -15 29 £390 -13.33% 8
City of London +12 21 £475 - 4
North East -7 21 £455 +13.75%
Tyne and Wear -10 21 £455 +13.75%
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 19 £455 +13.75%
East of England -6 15 £500 +50.94% 1
Berkshire +10 11 £350 -9.67%
Scotland +2 10 £450 -5.26% 1
East Midlands +7 9 £550 +25.71%
North West -2 9 £365 -11.51% 1
Edinburgh -5 8 £438 -7.89% 1
West Midlands -8 8 £288 - 1
East Sussex - 7 - - 1
Slough - 7 £350 -
South West -17 6 £438 +32.57% 3
Cheshire - 6 £398 -
Yorkshire -19 5 £544 +79.75% 6
Nottinghamshire - 5 £650 -
Nottingham - 5 £650 -
Cambridgeshire -8 4 £500 +63.26%
Leeds -12 4 £544 +107.14% 3
West Yorkshire -21 4 £544 +79.75% 4
Wales -22 4 £438 +40.00% 1
Essex - 4 £613 -
Hampshire - 4 £390 - 5
Peterborough - 4 £500 -
Manchester -6 3 £350 -15.15%
Southampton - 3 - - 5

ScrumMaster
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 472 (100.00%) Scrum
2 427 (90.47%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (22.88%) Coaching
4 101 (21.40%) TDD
5 88 (18.64%) Project Management
6 85 (18.01%) Kanban
7 82 (17.37%) Mentoring
8 79 (16.74%) Continuous Integration
9 74 (15.68%) User Stories
10 67 (14.19%) Java
11 56 (11.86%) Continuous Improvement
12 54 (11.44%) JIRA
13 44 (9.32%) Velocity
14 42 (8.90%) Automated Testing
15 41 (8.69%) .NET
16 39 (8.26%) Finance
17 37 (7.84%) E-Commerce
17 37 (7.84%) BDD
18 32 (6.78%) Games
19 28 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
19 28 (5.93%) Oracle
20 27 (5.72%) Agile Project Management
21 23 (4.87%) Mobile App
22 22 (4.66%) Security Cleared
22 22 (4.66%) C#
23 21 (4.45%) PRINCE2
23 21 (4.45%) Retail
24 19 (4.03%) Software Engineering
25 18 (3.81%) QA
25 18 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server

ScrumMaster
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (2.54%) JBoss
2 7 (1.48%) WebSphere
2 7 (1.48%) Confluence
3 6 (1.27%) CMS
4 3 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.64%) Adobe CQ
4 3 (0.64%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.21%) Node.js
6 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.21%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.85%) MS Project
2 4 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.64%) MS Office
4 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.42%) SaaS
3 1 (0.21%) PaaS
3 1 (0.21%) IaaS
3 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.91%) MVNO
2 2 (0.42%) Internet
2 2 (0.42%) HTTP
3 1 (0.21%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.48%) Big Data
3 6 (1.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.42%) SQLite
5 2 (0.42%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.21%) OrientDB
6 1 (0.21%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.21%) MySQL
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 54 (11.44%) JIRA
2 18 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.12%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.12%) Maven
4 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.42%) Selenium
4 2 (0.42%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.42%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.21%) Subversion
5 1 (0.21%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.21%) GitLab
General
1 39 (8.26%) Finance
2 32 (6.78%) Games
3 21 (4.45%) Retail
4 16 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.33%) Banking
5 11 (2.33%) Publishing
6 8 (1.69%) Local Government
7 5 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.85%) Front Office
8 4 (0.85%) Marketing
9 3 (0.64%) Law
9 3 (0.64%) Legal
10 2 (0.42%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.21%) French Language
11 1 (0.21%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.21%) Swedish Language
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (9.32%) Velocity
2 41 (8.69%) .NET
3 13 (2.75%) HTML
4 10 (2.12%) CSS
5 9 (1.91%) RESTful
6 8 (1.69%) J2EE
6 8 (1.69%) XML
6 8 (1.69%) Django
7 6 (1.27%) Web Services
7 6 (1.27%) Middleware
8 4 (0.85%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.85%) jQuery
9 3 (0.64%) WCF
9 3 (0.64%) HTML5
9 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.64%) JSON
9 3 (0.64%) Apache Flex
9 3 (0.64%) Spring
9 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.42%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.87%) Mobile App
2 16 (3.39%) Open Source
3 9 (1.91%) User Experience
4 8 (1.69%) Digital Media
4 8 (1.69%) Blog
5 6 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (0.85%) PMI
8 3 (0.64%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.21%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.21%) Wiki
9 1 (0.21%) IPTV
9 1 (0.21%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.21%) NHS
9 1 (0.21%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.21%) Mobile Games
9 1 (0.21%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 9 (1.91%) Android
2 7 (1.48%) Apple iOS
3 6 (1.27%) Linux
4 2 (0.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (100.00%) Scrum
2 427 (90.47%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (22.88%) Coaching
4 101 (21.40%) TDD
5 88 (18.64%) Project Management
6 85 (18.01%) Kanban
7 82 (17.37%) Mentoring
8 79 (16.74%) Continuous Integration
9 74 (15.68%) User Stories
10 56 (11.86%) Continuous Improvement
11 42 (8.90%) Automated Testing
12 37 (7.84%) E-Commerce
12 37 (7.84%) BDD
13 28 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (5.72%) Agile Project Management
15 21 (4.45%) PRINCE2
16 19 (4.03%) Software Engineering
17 18 (3.81%) ATDD
18 16 (3.39%) DevOps
19 15 (3.18%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 67 (14.19%) Java
2 22 (4.66%) C#
3 14 (2.97%) Scala
4 13 (2.75%) Ruby
5 11 (2.33%) Python
6 10 (2.12%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.48%) SQL
8 5 (1.06%) PHP
9 4 (0.85%) C
10 3 (0.64%) C++
11 2 (0.42%) XPath
11 2 (0.42%) Erlang
12 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (4.66%) Security Cleared
2 14 (2.97%) Degree
3 12 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.69%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.85%) PMP
5 4 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.64%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.42%) ISEB
7 2 (0.42%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.81%) QA
2 3 (0.64%) GxP
System Software
1 8 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (1.69%) Puppet
2 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (5.93%) Oracle
2 15 (3.18%) Microsoft
3 14 (2.97%) SAP
4 13 (2.75%) Citrix
5 8 (1.69%) VMware
5 8 (1.69%) IBM
5 8 (1.69%) Sitecore
6 4 (0.85%) Ab Initio
6 4 (0.85%) Teradata
7 3 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.64%) Sybase
8 2 (0.42%) Google
8 2 (0.42%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.21%) Progress
9 1 (0.21%) HP
9 1 (0.21%) Mercator
9 1 (0.21%) ATG
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cumbria
First Recruitment Group
Rate: £0 - £50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £375 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago