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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum Master
Rank 341 394 404
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 342 265 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.46% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.49% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 179 154
Median daily rate £475 £464 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% +9.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £365 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £552 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +5.42%
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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 July 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 July 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 +42 315 £475 +2.70% 36
London 0 140 £500 +2.04% 17
South East +24 46 £450 +4.95% 7
West Midlands -1 37 £475 - 1
City of London +37 25 £488 -5.33% 2
Scotland +14 25 £419 -16.25% 1
Yorkshire +12 24 £409 +3.41% 2
West Yorkshire +15 23 £430 +8.73% 1
South West +8 23 £525 +50.00% 2
Shropshire -16 19 £500 -
Telford -13 17 £500 -
East of England +22 16 £473 -0.52% 2
East Midlands +7 16 £475 - 3
Leeds 0 13 £350 -11.39% 1
Edinburgh +10 12 £450 -14.28%
North West +4 12 £475 +8.38% 1
Glasgow - 12 £400 - 1
Hampshire +11 11 £450 +16.12% 1
Wiltshire - 11 £550 -
Nottinghamshire +7 10 £425 - 1
Nottingham +4 10 £425 - 1
Surrey -9 10 £463 +11.44% 3
Berkshire -1 9 £408 -6.85% 2
West Sussex - 8 £600 -
Worthing - 8 £600 -
Devon +8 7 £500 +52.67%
Norfolk 0 7 £451 +22.78%
Plymouth - 7 £500 -
Norwich -7 6 £450 +22.44%
Halifax - 6 £435 -

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 687 (100.00%) Scrum
2 601 (87.48%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (23.58%) Coaching
4 140 (20.38%) Kanban
5 136 (19.80%) Finance
6 128 (18.63%) TDD
7 122 (17.76%) Java
8 113 (16.45%) Project Management
9 101 (14.70%) Mentoring
10 95 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
11 94 (13.68%) BDD
12 93 (13.54%) User Stories
13 87 (12.66%) JIRA
14 78 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
15 58 (8.44%) Continuous Improvement
16 54 (7.86%) Velocity
17 52 (7.57%) Banking
18 49 (7.13%) Security Cleared
18 49 (7.13%) Waterfall
19 47 (6.84%) SDLC
20 43 (6.26%) Agile Project Management
21 42 (6.11%) Continuous Delivery
22 39 (5.68%) J2EE
23 38 (5.53%) Enterprise Software
24 37 (5.39%) Software Delivery
24 37 (5.39%) Retail
25 35 (5.09%) Web Development
25 35 (5.09%) .NET
25 35 (5.09%) User Experience
26 34 (4.95%) Mobile App

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 24 (3.49%) Confluence
2 15 (2.18%) CMS
3 8 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (0.87%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.58%) Apache
6 3 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.29%) Drupal
7 2 (0.29%) Mule
7 2 (0.29%) WordPress
8 1 (0.15%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.15%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (1.75%) MS Visio
2 9 (1.31%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.58%) MS Project
3 4 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (0.44%) MS Office
5 2 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (1.16%) Lucidchart
4 8 (1.16%) Trello
5 7 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.02%) SaaS
6 4 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (0.58%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.29%) GitHub
8 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.02%) Internet
2 6 (0.87%) Network Security
3 3 (0.44%) ATM
3 3 (0.44%) HTTP
4 1 (0.15%) FTP
4 1 (0.15%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
1 13 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (1.60%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.31%) Hadoop
3 9 (1.31%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.02%) Big Data
6 5 (0.73%) OLAP
7 3 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.44%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.44%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.15%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.15%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 87 (12.66%) JIRA
2 23 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (1.89%) JIRA Agile
4 10 (1.46%) VersionOne
5 9 (1.31%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.16%) Hudson
7 7 (1.02%) Git (software)
8 6 (0.87%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.73%) JBehave
9 5 (0.73%) JUnit
9 5 (0.73%) Mockito
10 3 (0.44%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.44%) Maven
10 3 (0.44%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.15%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 136 (19.80%) Finance
2 52 (7.57%) Banking
3 37 (5.39%) Retail
4 31 (4.51%) Games
5 13 (1.89%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.46%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.02%) Back Office
7 7 (1.02%) Legal
7 7 (1.02%) Publishing
8 6 (0.87%) Front Office
8 6 (0.87%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.87%) Marketing
9 4 (0.58%) Law
9 4 (0.58%) Local Government
10 2 (0.29%) Advertising
10 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) German Language
11 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.86%) Velocity
2 39 (5.68%) J2EE
3 35 (5.09%) .NET
4 25 (3.64%) HTML
5 24 (3.49%) JMS
6 22 (3.20%) EJB
7 18 (2.62%) Spring
8 14 (2.04%) Spring MVC
9 13 (1.89%) Hibernate
10 11 (1.60%) RESTful
10 11 (1.60%) XML
11 10 (1.46%) AngularJS
11 10 (1.46%) CSS
12 9 (1.31%) Web Services
13 8 (1.16%) jQuery
13 8 (1.16%) JSP
13 8 (1.16%) SOAP
14 7 (1.02%) REST
15 6 (0.87%) HTML5
15 6 (0.87%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.53%) Enterprise Software
2 35 (5.09%) User Experience
3 34 (4.95%) Mobile App
4 22 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.33%) Virtual Team
6 11 (1.60%) Equities
6 11 (1.60%) Fixed Income
7 9 (1.31%) Digital Media
8 6 (0.87%) PMI
9 5 (0.73%) Fintech
9 5 (0.73%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.73%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (0.58%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.58%) Internet of Things
10 4 (0.58%) Minimum Viable Product
10 4 (0.58%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.44%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.29%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.29%) Derivative
12 2 (0.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (1.46%) Apple iOS
2 6 (0.87%) Android
3 4 (0.58%) Windows
4 2 (0.29%) Unix
4 2 (0.29%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.15%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 687 (100.00%) Scrum
2 601 (87.48%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (23.58%) Coaching
4 140 (20.38%) Kanban
5 128 (18.63%) TDD
6 113 (16.45%) Project Management
7 101 (14.70%) Mentoring
8 95 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
9 94 (13.68%) BDD
10 93 (13.54%) User Stories
11 78 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 58 (8.44%) Continuous Improvement
13 49 (7.13%) Waterfall
14 47 (6.84%) SDLC
15 43 (6.26%) Agile Project Management
16 42 (6.11%) Continuous Delivery
17 37 (5.39%) Software Delivery
18 35 (5.09%) Web Development
19 34 (4.95%) Software Engineering
20 31 (4.51%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 122 (17.76%) Java
2 30 (4.37%) JavaScript
3 17 (2.47%) SQL
4 13 (1.89%) C#
5 11 (1.60%) PHP
6 6 (0.87%) C
7 5 (0.73%) Python
8 3 (0.44%) C++
9 2 (0.29%) COBOL
9 2 (0.29%) Scala
10 1 (0.15%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 49 (7.13%) Security Cleared
2 24 (3.49%) SC Cleared
3 11 (1.60%) DV Cleared
4 6 (0.87%) Degree
4 6 (0.87%) PMI Certification
5 5 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.58%) PMP
7 3 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.15%) CISSP
8 1 (0.15%) CLAS
8 1 (0.15%) ISEB
8 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.18%) QA
2 6 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.58%) SLA
4 2 (0.29%) FATCA
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (1.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (4.51%) Microsoft
2 26 (3.78%) Google
3 25 (3.64%) Atlassian
4 15 (2.18%) Oracle
5 10 (1.46%) Adobe
6 9 (1.31%) Rally
7 6 (0.87%) MicroStrategy
7 6 (0.87%) Tableau
8 5 (0.73%) Progress
8 5 (0.73%) Sitecore
8 5 (0.73%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.58%) Pega
9 4 (0.58%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.58%) StatPro
10 3 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.29%) CA
11 2 (0.29%) HP
11 2 (0.29%) IBM
11 2 (0.29%) Micro Focus
11 2 (0.29%) SAP
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