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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum Master
Rank 376 490 462
Rank change year-on-year
+114 -28
Contract jobs requiring a ScrumMaster 249 96 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.20% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 73 113
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £394 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £438 £365
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +19.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £57.50
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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 September 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 September 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 +107 224 £436 -3.05% 48
London +79 132 £450 - 28
South East +40 39 £415 +3.75% 6
City of London +45 30 £463 -7.50% 7
Edinburgh - 23 £450 -
Scotland - 23 £450 -
Surrey - 18 £415 -
East of England -12 17 £325 -40.90% 1
West Yorkshire +10 10 £400 - 2
Yorkshire +5 10 £400 - 3
North West +2 9 £423 -3.42% 4
Berkshire - 9 £450 -
Leeds +1 6 £406 +1.56% 2
South West -40 6 £450 +5.88% 1
West Midlands -15 5 £463 +14.19% 3
Manchester -9 4 £419 -4.28% 3
Slough - 4 £475 -
East Midlands - 4 £413 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £415 - 2
Cambridgeshire +6 3 £350 -36.36% 1
Middlesex - 3 £438 -
Hertfordshire -22 2 £450 -10.00%
Lancashire - 2 £423 -
Somerset - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Woking - 2 £425 -
Wiltshire - 2 £450 -
Southampton - 2 £415 - 1
Swindon - 2 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -

ScrumMaster
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 471 (100.00%) Scrum
2 434 (92.14%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (21.23%) Coaching
4 92 (19.53%) Kanban
5 91 (19.32%) Project Management
6 87 (18.47%) TDD
7 71 (15.07%) Continuous Improvement
8 70 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
9 67 (14.23%) Java
10 63 (13.38%) Mentoring
11 61 (12.95%) User Stories
12 55 (11.68%) Velocity
13 54 (11.46%) Finance
14 50 (10.62%) PRINCE2
15 46 (9.77%) JIRA
16 45 (9.55%) .NET
17 43 (9.13%) BDD
18 35 (7.43%) E-Commerce
19 30 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
20 29 (6.16%) Automated Testing
21 27 (5.73%) Agile Project Management
22 25 (5.31%) Retail
22 25 (5.31%) QA
23 24 (5.10%) Waterfall
23 24 (5.10%) C#
23 24 (5.10%) Oracle
24 23 (4.88%) Publishing
25 21 (4.46%) Project Planning
26 19 (4.03%) Time Management
27 18 (3.82%) Microsoft

ScrumMaster
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (1.49%) Confluence
1 7 (1.49%) CMS
2 6 (1.27%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.85%) Content Management Server
4 3 (0.64%) Node.js
4 3 (0.64%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.42%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.21%) Kentico
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.21%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (1.70%) 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 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.42%) SaaS
2 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.49%) MVNO
2 3 (0.64%) HTTP
3 1 (0.21%) Internet
3 1 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.91%) SQL Server
1 9 (1.91%) Oracle Database
2 6 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.85%) Big Data
4 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.42%) MarkLogic
5 1 (0.21%) OrientDB
5 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.21%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 46 (9.77%) JIRA
2 17 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.34%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.12%) Maven
5 9 (1.91%) NUnit
6 7 (1.49%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.64%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.64%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.64%) CruiseControl
8 2 (0.42%) Urban Turtle
9 1 (0.21%) Grunt
9 1 (0.21%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.21%) Ant
General
1 54 (11.46%) Finance
2 25 (5.31%) Retail
3 23 (4.88%) Publishing
4 17 (3.61%) Banking
5 15 (3.18%) Games
6 13 (2.76%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.27%) Law
7 6 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.85%) Legal
8 4 (0.85%) Back Office
9 3 (0.64%) Front Office
10 2 (0.42%) Arabic Language
10 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Marketing
11 1 (0.21%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.21%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.21%) Swedish Language
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (11.68%) Velocity
2 45 (9.55%) .NET
3 15 (3.18%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.12%) HTML
5 8 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (1.49%) XML
6 7 (1.49%) CSS
6 7 (1.49%) J2EE
7 6 (1.27%) Web Services
8 5 (1.06%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.06%) jQuery
9 4 (0.85%) RESTful
10 3 (0.64%) JSON
10 3 (0.64%) WCF
11 2 (0.42%) CGI
11 2 (0.42%) Middleware
11 2 (0.42%) Java EE
11 2 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 1 (0.21%) OAuth
12 1 (0.21%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 18 (3.82%) Mobile App
2 17 (3.61%) User Experience
3 16 (3.40%) Open Source
4 13 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (1.70%) PMI
5 8 (1.70%) Digital Media
6 7 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.85%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.64%) Video on Demand
8 3 (0.64%) IPTV
9 2 (0.42%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.21%) iPhone
10 1 (0.21%) iPad
10 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.21%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.21%) Derivative
10 1 (0.21%) Wiki
10 1 (0.21%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.21%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (2.55%) Apple iOS
2 11 (2.34%) Android
3 2 (0.42%) Linux
4 1 (0.21%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (100.00%) Scrum
2 434 (92.14%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (21.23%) Coaching
4 92 (19.53%) Kanban
5 91 (19.32%) Project Management
6 87 (18.47%) TDD
7 71 (15.07%) Continuous Improvement
8 70 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
9 63 (13.38%) Mentoring
10 61 (12.95%) User Stories
11 50 (10.62%) PRINCE2
12 43 (9.13%) BDD
13 35 (7.43%) E-Commerce
14 30 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (6.16%) Automated Testing
16 27 (5.73%) Agile Project Management
17 24 (5.10%) Waterfall
18 21 (4.46%) Project Planning
19 19 (4.03%) Time Management
20 15 (3.18%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 67 (14.23%) Java
2 24 (5.10%) C#
3 14 (2.97%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.27%) Scala
5 4 (0.85%) SQL
6 3 (0.64%) PHP
7 2 (0.42%) Objective-C
7 2 (0.42%) Python
7 2 (0.42%) C
7 2 (0.42%) C++
7 2 (0.42%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.21%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (3.61%) Degree
2 14 (2.97%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.34%) PMI Certification
4 9 (1.91%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.85%) PMP
5 4 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.64%) ISEB
7 2 (0.42%) MBA
8 1 (0.21%) APMP
8 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.31%) QA
System Software
1 9 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (1.91%) Puppet
2 4 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (5.10%) Oracle
2 18 (3.82%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.18%) SAP
4 13 (2.76%) Citrix
5 10 (2.12%) JBoss
6 9 (1.91%) VMware
7 8 (1.70%) IBM
8 6 (1.27%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.64%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.64%) Ab Initio
10 3 (0.64%) Teradata
11 2 (0.42%) Mercator
12 1 (0.21%) WSO2
12 1 (0.21%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.21%) Google
12 1 (0.21%) Progress
12 1 (0.21%) Cadence
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