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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum Master
Rank 338 395 406
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 333 284 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.49% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.51% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 190 168
Median daily rate £450 £475 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +9.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £597 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £24.50 -
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
50509 55363 53299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.95% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32914 35215 32203
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1615 2084 2078
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +40 302 £472 -0.57% 42
London -19 127 £488 -2.50% 15
South East +11 45 £425 - 6
Yorkshire +34 34 £433 -6.48% 5
West Yorkshire +29 30 £430 -4.50% 2
West Midlands -1 30 £475 - 1
Scotland +24 28 £425 -5.55%
City of London +31 25 £475 -16.29% 4
East Midlands +13 18 £425 -10.52% 3
South West +18 17 £500 +33.33% 2
Edinburgh +14 16 £450 -18.18%
North West +7 16 £475 - 9
Leeds +11 15 £400 -11.11% 1
Shropshire -8 15 £500 -
Hampshire +22 13 £425 +11.84% 1
Telford -10 13 £500 -
East of England +14 12 £464 -2.36%
Glasgow - 12 £400 -
West Sussex +4 9 £415 -2.35%
Surrey -3 9 £450 - 3
Buckinghamshire +18 8 £375 -
Nottinghamshire +3 8 £425 -10.52%
Nottingham -4 8 £425 -10.52%
Milton Keynes +22 7 £375 -
Devon +15 7 £500 +53.84%
Bristol +5 7 £438 - 1
Plymouth - 7 £500 -
Halifax - 7 £440 -
Northamptonshire +3 6 £575 +21.05% 3
Tyne and Wear -31 6 £369 -18.05% 1

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 693 (100.00%) Scrum
2 615 (88.74%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (23.95%) Coaching
4 143 (20.63%) Kanban
5 131 (18.90%) Finance
6 123 (17.75%) TDD
7 122 (17.60%) Project Management
8 105 (15.15%) Java
9 99 (14.29%) User Stories
10 96 (13.85%) JIRA
11 95 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
11 95 (13.71%) Mentoring
12 93 (13.42%) BDD
13 77 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 60 (8.66%) Velocity
15 58 (8.37%) Continuous Improvement
16 53 (7.65%) Waterfall
17 51 (7.36%) Banking
18 49 (7.07%) SDLC
19 45 (6.49%) Agile Project Management
20 44 (6.35%) Security Cleared
21 43 (6.20%) Retail
22 42 (6.06%) Software Delivery
23 39 (5.63%) Software Engineering
24 38 (5.48%) Web Development
24 38 (5.48%) User Experience
25 36 (5.19%) Continuous Delivery
25 36 (5.19%) .NET
26 33 (4.76%) JavaScript
26 33 (4.76%) Automated Testing

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 28 (4.04%) Confluence
2 14 (2.02%) CMS
3 9 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (0.58%) Mule
7 3 (0.43%) Apache
7 3 (0.43%) Drupal
8 2 (0.29%) JBoss
8 2 (0.29%) Liferay
8 2 (0.29%) Mule ESB
8 2 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.29%) WordPress
9 1 (0.14%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.14%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.43%) MS Project
3 3 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.29%) InDesign
4 2 (0.29%) MS Office
4 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.01%) Trello
4 6 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (0.87%) SaaS
5 5 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (0.58%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.14%) GitHub
7 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.01%) Internet
1 7 (1.01%) Network Security
2 2 (0.29%) ATM
2 2 (0.29%) HTTP
3 1 (0.14%) Firewall
3 1 (0.14%) FTP
3 1 (0.14%) Intranet
3 1 (0.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (1.88%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.44%) Big Data
3 10 (1.44%) Hadoop
4 9 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.01%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.72%) OLAP
7 4 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.43%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.43%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.14%) NonStop SQL
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.14%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 96 (13.85%) JIRA
2 25 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (2.16%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.73%) JIRA Agile
5 9 (1.30%) Hudson
6 8 (1.15%) VersionOne
7 6 (0.87%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.43%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.43%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.43%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.43%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.29%) JBehave
9 2 (0.29%) JUnit
9 2 (0.29%) Maven
9 2 (0.29%) Mockito
9 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.14%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.14%) Selenium
General
1 131 (18.90%) Finance
2 51 (7.36%) Banking
3 43 (6.20%) Retail
4 31 (4.47%) Games
5 15 (2.16%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.01%) Back Office
7 7 (1.01%) Legal
7 7 (1.01%) Marketing
7 7 (1.01%) Publishing
8 6 (0.87%) Front Office
9 4 (0.58%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.58%) Local Government
10 3 (0.43%) Advertising
10 3 (0.43%) Law
11 2 (0.29%) Electronics
11 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (8.66%) Velocity
2 36 (5.19%) .NET
3 23 (3.32%) HTML
3 23 (3.32%) J2EE
4 20 (2.89%) JMS
5 17 (2.45%) EJB
6 10 (1.44%) AngularJS
6 10 (1.44%) Web Services
7 9 (1.30%) JSON
7 9 (1.30%) JSP
7 9 (1.30%) XML
8 8 (1.15%) Spring
9 7 (1.01%) HTML5
10 6 (0.87%) ASP.NET
10 6 (0.87%) CSS
10 6 (0.87%) SOAP
11 5 (0.72%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (0.72%) jQuery
11 5 (0.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.48%) User Experience
2 29 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
2 29 (4.18%) Mobile App
3 19 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.60%) Virtual Team
5 13 (1.88%) Equities
5 13 (1.88%) Fixed Income
6 10 (1.44%) Digital Media
7 7 (1.01%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.01%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.01%) PMI
8 6 (0.87%) Fintech
9 5 (0.72%) Performance Metrics
9 5 (0.72%) Statistics
10 4 (0.58%) Internet of Things
10 4 (0.58%) Minimum Viable Product
10 4 (0.58%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.43%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.43%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.01%) Apple iOS
2 5 (0.72%) Android
3 4 (0.58%) Windows
4 3 (0.43%) Unix
5 2 (0.29%) Linux
5 2 (0.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 693 (100.00%) Scrum
2 615 (88.74%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (23.95%) Coaching
4 143 (20.63%) Kanban
5 123 (17.75%) TDD
6 122 (17.60%) Project Management
7 99 (14.29%) User Stories
8 95 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
8 95 (13.71%) Mentoring
9 93 (13.42%) BDD
10 77 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 58 (8.37%) Continuous Improvement
12 53 (7.65%) Waterfall
13 49 (7.07%) SDLC
14 45 (6.49%) Agile Project Management
15 42 (6.06%) Software Delivery
16 39 (5.63%) Software Engineering
17 38 (5.48%) Web Development
18 36 (5.19%) Continuous Delivery
19 33 (4.76%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 105 (15.15%) Java
2 33 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 17 (2.45%) SQL
4 15 (2.16%) C#
5 12 (1.73%) PHP
6 4 (0.58%) C
6 4 (0.58%) C++
7 2 (0.29%) Python
7 2 (0.29%) Scala
8 1 (0.14%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 44 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 28 (4.04%) SC Cleared
3 11 (1.59%) DV Cleared
4 7 (1.01%) Degree
4 7 (1.01%) PMI Certification
5 6 (0.87%) PMP
6 4 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.14%) CISSP
8 1 (0.14%) CLAS
8 1 (0.14%) ISEB
8 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.89%) QA
2 6 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.43%) SLA
5 2 (0.29%) FATCA
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (1.01%) Docker
2 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (4.47%) Microsoft
2 23 (3.32%) Atlassian
3 21 (3.03%) Google
4 16 (2.31%) Oracle
4 16 (2.31%) Rally
5 12 (1.73%) Adobe
6 8 (1.15%) MicroStrategy
6 8 (1.15%) Tableau
7 5 (0.72%) Progress
7 5 (0.72%) Xamarin
8 4 (0.58%) Pega
8 4 (0.58%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.58%) StatPro
9 3 (0.43%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.29%) CA
10 2 (0.29%) HP
10 2 (0.29%) Omniture
10 2 (0.29%) OpenText
10 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.29%) SAP
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
FPSG Connect
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago