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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum Master
Rank 376 397 442
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +45
Contract jobs requiring a ScrumMaster 235 212 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.39% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.43% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 155 103
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -9.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £24.50 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £50.00

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
51861 49855 45545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.57% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32669 30609 26369
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1945 1977 2127
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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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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 +30 221 £450 +5.88% 41
London +4 134 £475 - 18
City of London +15 33 £503 +0.50% 3
South East -24 30 £441 +6.32% 10
South West +16 15 £350 +16.66% 2
East of England +11 14 £475 +12.42% 2
North West -18 9 £460 +11.85% 1
Surrey -5 8 £413 -5.71% 5
Devon - 8 £328 -
Yorkshire -19 7 £375 -8.53% 3
Hampshire -2 6 £498 +27.56%
Essex - 6 £475 -
Exeter - 6 £315 -
West Sussex -15 5 £500 +21.21%
Leeds -18 5 £375 -9.63%
West Yorkshire -22 5 £375 -8.53%
Norfolk - 5 £388 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £425 -
Worthing - 5 £500 -
Berkshire +3 4 £350 - 1
West Midlands +2 4 £323 -23.21% 3
North East -14 4 £400 +6.66% 2
Manchester -14 4 £425 -12.82%
Scotland -22 4 £500 +17.64% 3
Cheshire - 4 £500 - 1
Norwich - 4 £459 -
Southampton -1 3 £495 +22.22%
Ealing -5 3 £385 -
East Midlands -6 3 £450 +9.75%
Tyne and Wear -18 3 £425 - 1

ScrumMaster
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 419 (100.00%) Scrum
2 363 (86.63%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (20.05%) Coaching
4 74 (17.66%) Kanban
4 74 (17.66%) Project Management
5 70 (16.71%) Finance
6 65 (15.51%) TDD
7 61 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
8 59 (14.08%) Java
9 57 (13.60%) User Stories
10 49 (11.69%) E-Commerce
10 49 (11.69%) JIRA
10 49 (11.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 40 (9.55%) Waterfall
11 40 (9.55%) .NET
11 40 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
12 39 (9.31%) Mentoring
13 37 (8.83%) Velocity
14 36 (8.59%) Banking
15 31 (7.40%) C#
15 31 (7.40%) SDLC
16 30 (7.16%) Automated Testing
17 26 (6.21%) BDD
18 22 (5.25%) Retail
18 22 (5.25%) Security Cleared
18 22 (5.25%) Continuous Delivery
18 22 (5.25%) Software Delivery
19 20 (4.77%) Business Intelligence
19 20 (4.77%) Microsoft
20 19 (4.53%) JavaScript

ScrumMaster
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 8 (1.91%) Node.js
2 7 (1.67%) Drupal
3 4 (0.95%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.95%) Confluence
4 3 (0.72%) CMS
4 3 (0.72%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.24%) Jetty
5 1 (0.24%) Apache
5 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.24%) Documentum
5 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (1.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.43%) MS Project
3 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Unica
2 1 (0.24%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.67%) Google Apps
2 6 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.95%) Internet
2 2 (0.48%) HTTP
3 1 (0.24%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.19%) Big Data
4 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.72%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.24%) Impala
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.24%) MySQL
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 49 (11.69%) JIRA
2 10 (2.39%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.39%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.72%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.48%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.24%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.24%) Ant
6 1 (0.24%) Mocha
6 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.24%) Hudson
General
1 70 (16.71%) Finance
2 36 (8.59%) Banking
3 22 (5.25%) Retail
4 14 (3.34%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.34%) Games
5 9 (2.15%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.95%) Marketing
6 4 (0.95%) Law
6 4 (0.95%) Advertising
6 4 (0.95%) Publishing
7 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.48%) Automotive
8 2 (0.48%) Electronics
8 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Front Office
9 1 (0.24%) French Language
9 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (9.55%) .NET
2 37 (8.83%) Velocity
3 9 (2.15%) HTML
4 6 (1.43%) Web Services
4 6 (1.43%) J2EE
5 4 (0.95%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.95%) Spring
5 4 (0.95%) HTML5
5 4 (0.95%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.72%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.48%) CSS
7 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.48%) Unity DI Container
7 2 (0.48%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 2 (0.48%) LINQ
8 1 (0.24%) Grails
8 1 (0.24%) jQuery
8 1 (0.24%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.24%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.15%) User Experience
2 6 (1.43%) Wiki
3 5 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (0.95%) N-Tier
4 4 (0.95%) Digital Media
4 4 (0.95%) Mobile App
5 3 (0.72%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.48%) Online Banking
6 2 (0.48%) Internet of Things
6 2 (0.48%) DTV
6 2 (0.48%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.24%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.24%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.24%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.24%) NHS
7 1 (0.24%) Online Games
7 1 (0.24%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.24%) Social Media
7 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.67%) Linux
2 4 (0.95%) Android
2 4 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 419 (100.00%) Scrum
2 363 (86.63%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (20.05%) Coaching
4 74 (17.66%) Project Management
4 74 (17.66%) Kanban
5 65 (15.51%) TDD
6 61 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (13.60%) User Stories
8 49 (11.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 49 (11.69%) E-Commerce
9 40 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 40 (9.55%) Waterfall
10 39 (9.31%) Mentoring
11 31 (7.40%) SDLC
12 30 (7.16%) Automated Testing
13 26 (6.21%) BDD
14 22 (5.25%) Continuous Delivery
14 22 (5.25%) Software Delivery
15 20 (4.77%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (4.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (14.08%) Java
2 31 (7.40%) C#
3 19 (4.53%) JavaScript
4 10 (2.39%) SQL
5 3 (0.72%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.48%) RPG
6 2 (0.48%) C++
6 2 (0.48%) Python
7 1 (0.24%) Ruby
7 1 (0.24%) Scala
7 1 (0.24%) VB
7 1 (0.24%) C
7 1 (0.24%) Perl
7 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (5.25%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.30%) Degree
3 13 (3.10%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.19%) PMP
5 5 (1.19%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.34%) QA
2 5 (1.19%) EMIR
3 4 (0.95%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 20 (4.77%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.10%) Oracle
3 11 (2.63%) Google
4 7 (1.67%) IBM
5 6 (1.43%) Sybase
5 6 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.72%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.48%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.48%) Pega
7 2 (0.48%) ATG
7 2 (0.48%) SAP
7 2 (0.48%) Progress
8 1 (0.24%) Endeca
8 1 (0.24%) Citrix
8 1 (0.24%) Cognizant
Dorking, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The People Network
Rate: £500 - £650 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £425 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £375 to £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
First Point
Rate: £450 - £475 per day + 6 month rolling
Posted: 11 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £130 - £230 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Milton Keynes
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £38000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago