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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum Master
Rank 342 401 427
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 345 248 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.44% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.47% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 165 154
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £366 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
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
50811 53185 51069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.71% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33087 33473 31333
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1525 2016 2057
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +79 320 £475 +5.55% 36
London +6 138 £500 +5.26% 18
South East +16 39 £463 +2.77% 6
West Midlands +9 33 £475 +47.28% 1
South West +18 28 £513 +28.12% 3
Scotland +8 23 £425 -15.00%
Yorkshire +22 22 £363 -3.33%
West Yorkshire +9 21 £350 -6.66%
East Midlands +21 20 £500 +11.11% 1
City of London +38 18 £550 +8.91% 3
East of England +25 18 £450 -5.26% 2
Shropshire -15 18 £500 - 1
North West -2 17 £463 +0.54% 4
Telford -15 16 £500 - 1
Leeds +9 15 £350 -6.66%
Berkshire +9 14 £400 +14.28% 1
Wiltshire - 13 £550 -
Edinburgh +1 11 £450 -10.00%
Glasgow - 11 £400 -
Norfolk +2 10 £450 +19.20%
Nottingham +6 9 - -
Nottinghamshire +1 9 - -
Norwich -5 9 £448 +21.76%
Hampshire +13 8 £450 -9.54% 1
Manchester +4 8 £475 +11.76% 4
West Sussex -16 8 £600 +20.00%
Worthing -26 8 £600 +20.00%
Devon +2 7 £500 +52.67% 1
Plymouth - 7 £500 -
Maidenhead - 7 £408 - 1

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 661 (100.00%) Scrum
2 581 (87.90%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (21.33%) Coaching
4 129 (19.52%) TDD
5 124 (18.76%) Kanban
5 124 (18.76%) Finance
6 118 (17.85%) Java
7 107 (16.19%) Project Management
8 97 (14.67%) Mentoring
9 96 (14.52%) BDD
10 91 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
11 80 (12.10%) User Stories
12 79 (11.95%) Stakeholder Management
13 73 (11.04%) JIRA
14 57 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
15 54 (8.17%) Velocity
16 51 (7.72%) Banking
17 50 (7.56%) Security Cleared
18 44 (6.66%) SDLC
19 43 (6.51%) Continuous Delivery
20 40 (6.05%) J2EE
21 37 (5.60%) Software Delivery
21 37 (5.60%) Enterprise Software
21 37 (5.60%) Waterfall
22 36 (5.45%) Mobile App
22 36 (5.45%) Agile Project Management
23 35 (5.30%) .NET
24 34 (5.14%) E-Commerce
24 34 (5.14%) Web Development
25 33 (4.99%) Games

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 21 (3.18%) Confluence
2 15 (2.27%) CMS
3 7 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (0.61%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.45%) Apache ServiceMix
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.30%) Mule
6 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.15%) Apache
7 1 (0.15%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.15%) Drupal
7 1 (0.15%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (1.82%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.91%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.76%) MS Project
4 4 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.30%) MS Office
6 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (1.21%) Lucidchart
3 8 (1.21%) Trello
4 7 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.91%) SaaS
6 4 (0.61%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (0.61%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.30%) GitHub
8 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.06%) Internet
2 6 (0.91%) Network Security
3 3 (0.45%) ATM
3 3 (0.45%) HTTP
4 1 (0.15%) FTP
4 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.15%) Intranet
4 1 (0.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (1.21%) Hadoop
3 8 (1.21%) Relational Database
4 6 (0.91%) Big Data
4 6 (0.91%) SQL Server
5 5 (0.76%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.76%) OLAP
5 5 (0.76%) OLAP Cube
5 5 (0.76%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.45%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.15%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.15%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 73 (11.04%) JIRA
2 14 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (1.97%) JIRA Agile
4 9 (1.36%) VersionOne
5 8 (1.21%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.06%) Cucumber
6 7 (1.06%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.91%) Hudson
7 6 (0.91%) Mockito
8 5 (0.76%) JBehave
8 5 (0.76%) JUnit
9 3 (0.45%) Maven
9 3 (0.45%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.15%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.15%) Selenium
General
1 124 (18.76%) Finance
2 51 (7.72%) Banking
3 33 (4.99%) Games
4 32 (4.84%) Retail
5 11 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.06%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.06%) Publishing
7 6 (0.91%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.76%) Front Office
9 4 (0.61%) Law
9 4 (0.61%) Legal
9 4 (0.61%) Marketing
10 3 (0.45%) Back Office
11 2 (0.30%) Local Government
11 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Advertising
12 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.15%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (8.17%) Velocity
2 40 (6.05%) J2EE
3 35 (5.30%) .NET
4 26 (3.93%) HTML
5 24 (3.63%) JMS
6 22 (3.33%) EJB
7 17 (2.57%) Spring
8 13 (1.97%) Hibernate
8 13 (1.97%) Spring MVC
8 13 (1.97%) XML
9 11 (1.66%) CSS
9 11 (1.66%) RESTful
10 10 (1.51%) AngularJS
11 9 (1.36%) jQuery
11 9 (1.36%) JSP
11 9 (1.36%) Web Services
12 8 (1.21%) REST
13 7 (1.06%) HTML5
14 6 (0.91%) Mason
15 5 (0.76%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.60%) Enterprise Software
2 36 (5.45%) Mobile App
3 28 (4.24%) User Experience
4 18 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (2.12%) Virtual Team
6 8 (1.21%) Digital Media
7 5 (0.76%) Equities
7 5 (0.76%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.61%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.61%) Internet of Things
8 4 (0.61%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.61%) Minimum Viable Product
8 4 (0.61%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (0.61%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.45%) NHS
9 3 (0.45%) Online Banking
9 3 (0.45%) PMI
9 3 (0.45%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.30%) IPTV
10 2 (0.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (1.51%) Apple iOS
2 6 (0.91%) Android
3 4 (0.61%) Windows
4 2 (0.30%) Unix
4 2 (0.30%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.15%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 661 (100.00%) Scrum
2 581 (87.90%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (21.33%) Coaching
4 129 (19.52%) TDD
5 124 (18.76%) Kanban
6 107 (16.19%) Project Management
7 97 (14.67%) Mentoring
8 96 (14.52%) BDD
9 91 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
10 80 (12.10%) User Stories
11 79 (11.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 57 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
13 44 (6.66%) SDLC
14 43 (6.51%) Continuous Delivery
15 37 (5.60%) Software Delivery
15 37 (5.60%) Waterfall
16 36 (5.45%) Agile Project Management
17 34 (5.14%) E-Commerce
17 34 (5.14%) Web Development
18 30 (4.54%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 118 (17.85%) Java
2 30 (4.54%) JavaScript
3 16 (2.42%) C#
3 16 (2.42%) SQL
4 11 (1.66%) C
4 11 (1.66%) PHP
5 7 (1.06%) C++
6 6 (0.91%) COBOL
6 6 (0.91%) Python
7 4 (0.61%) PL/1
7 4 (0.61%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.45%) Scala
9 1 (0.15%) Ruby
9 1 (0.15%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 50 (7.56%) Security Cleared
2 25 (3.78%) SC Cleared
3 10 (1.51%) DV Cleared
4 6 (0.91%) Degree
4 6 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.45%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.30%) PMP
8 1 (0.15%) CISSP
8 1 (0.15%) CLAS
8 1 (0.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.97%) QA
2 7 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.45%) SLA
5 2 (0.30%) FATCA
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (1.06%) Docker
2 1 (0.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (4.24%) Atlassian
1 28 (4.24%) Google
2 25 (3.78%) Microsoft
3 16 (2.42%) Oracle
4 9 (1.36%) Adobe
5 7 (1.06%) Rally
6 5 (0.76%) Xamarin
7 4 (0.61%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (0.61%) Pega
7 4 (0.61%) Progress
7 4 (0.61%) ServiceNow
7 4 (0.61%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.45%) Tableau
8 3 (0.45%) WSO2
9 2 (0.30%) CA
9 2 (0.30%) HP
9 2 (0.30%) IBM
9 2 (0.30%) Micro Focus
9 2 (0.30%) Twitter
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