The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum Master
Rank 371 461 481
Rank change year-on-year
+90 +20
Contract jobs requiring a ScrumMaster 229 95 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 77 80
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £354 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +68 201 £450 - 34
London +53 142 £463 -8.64% 14
South East +3 38 £425 +3.28% 8
Surrey +6 27 £425 +2.22% 2
City of London 0 26 £475 -9.95% 4
Scotland -1 18 £425 -5.55% 1
Edinburgh -9 16 £425 - 1
Reigate - 9 £463 -
Wales - 9 £500 - 2
Yorkshire -11 6 £410 +54.71% 3
West Yorkshire -27 5 £410 +54.71% 3
South Wales - 5 £565 -
Berkshire -10 4 £425 +13.33% 2
Leeds -18 4 £415 +56.60% 3
Woking -19 4 £423 +8.46%
Swansea - 4 £450 - 2
Cardiff - 4 £500 -
West Wales - 4 £450 - 2
East Midlands -9 3 £300 -33.33%
North West -16 3 £575 +53.33% 1
South West -27 3 £450 +16.12% 4
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
North East - 3 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £295 -
Manchester - 3 £575 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - -
Slough +3 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £300 -
West Midlands - 1 - -

ScrumMaster
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 404 (100.00%) Scrum
2 257 (63.61%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (19.55%) Finance
4 78 (19.31%) Project Management
5 71 (17.57%) PRINCE2
6 67 (16.58%) Kanban
7 57 (14.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 56 (13.86%) Java
9 50 (12.38%) TDD
10 40 (9.90%) Waterfall
11 39 (9.65%) Velocity
12 38 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 38 (9.41%) BDD
12 38 (9.41%) User Stories
13 36 (8.91%) .NET
14 33 (8.17%) E-Commerce
15 32 (7.92%) Banking
16 28 (6.93%) Publishing
17 24 (5.94%) C#
18 23 (5.69%) Microsoft
19 19 (4.70%) Agile Project Management
20 17 (4.21%) Degree
20 17 (4.21%) JIRA
20 17 (4.21%) Open Source
20 17 (4.21%) QA
21 15 (3.71%) Web Development
21 15 (3.71%) Automated Testing
21 15 (3.71%) Oracle
21 15 (3.71%) XML

ScrumMaster
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (1.24%) Content Management Server
2 4 (0.99%) CMS
2 4 (0.99%) Kentico
2 4 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (0.74%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.74%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.25%) DNN
4 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.25%) Confluence
4 1 (0.25%) Commerce Server
4 1 (0.25%) Node.js
4 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (0.99%) MS Project
1 4 (0.99%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Endur
2 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.25%) ZaiNet
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.25%) SaaS
1 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.99%) Internet
2 3 (0.74%) MVNO
3 2 (0.50%) SAN
3 2 (0.50%) Firewall
3 2 (0.50%) VPN
4 1 (0.25%) SSL
4 1 (0.25%) LDAP
4 1 (0.25%) SMS
4 1 (0.25%) FTP
4 1 (0.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.48%) Oracle Database
2 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (0.74%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.25%) Big Data
5 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (4.21%) JIRA
2 14 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.23%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.49%) NUnit
5 3 (0.74%) Ant
6 2 (0.50%) JUnit
6 2 (0.50%) Selenium
6 2 (0.50%) EasyMock
6 2 (0.50%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.50%) Maven
6 2 (0.50%) Mockito
6 2 (0.50%) Urban Turtle
6 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.25%) WebStorm
General
1 79 (19.55%) Finance
2 32 (7.92%) Banking
3 28 (6.93%) Publishing
4 14 (3.47%) Retail
5 13 (3.22%) Games
6 11 (2.72%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.23%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.49%) Law
9 5 (1.24%) Legal
10 3 (0.74%) Front Office
10 3 (0.74%) Back Office
11 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.50%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Marketing
12 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.25%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.65%) Velocity
2 36 (8.91%) .NET
3 15 (3.71%) XML
4 13 (3.22%) HTML
5 12 (2.97%) ASP.NET
6 10 (2.48%) J2EE
7 5 (1.24%) JSP
7 5 (1.24%) XSLT
8 4 (0.99%) Web Services
8 4 (0.99%) HTML5
9 3 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (0.50%) REST
10 2 (0.50%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.50%) WCF
10 2 (0.50%) WPF
10 2 (0.50%) LINQ
10 2 (0.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (0.50%) SOAP
10 2 (0.50%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.21%) Open Source
2 13 (3.22%) Mobile App
3 11 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (1.49%) PMI
4 6 (1.49%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.24%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (1.24%) Digital Media
6 3 (0.74%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.50%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.50%) Swaptions
7 2 (0.50%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.50%) IPTV
7 2 (0.50%) FMCG
7 2 (0.50%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (0.50%) GIS
8 1 (0.25%) New Media
8 1 (0.25%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.25%) iPad
8 1 (0.25%) iPhone
8 1 (0.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.23%) Android
2 7 (1.73%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (100.00%) Scrum
2 257 (63.61%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (19.31%) Project Management
4 71 (17.57%) PRINCE2
5 67 (16.58%) Kanban
6 57 (14.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 50 (12.38%) TDD
8 40 (9.90%) Waterfall
9 38 (9.41%) BDD
9 38 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 38 (9.41%) User Stories
10 33 (8.17%) E-Commerce
11 19 (4.70%) Agile Project Management
12 15 (3.71%) Automated Testing
12 15 (3.71%) Web Development
13 14 (3.47%) Software Engineering
13 14 (3.47%) Content Management
13 14 (3.47%) OO
14 13 (3.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (13.86%) Java
2 24 (5.94%) C#
3 9 (2.23%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.73%) PHP
5 3 (0.74%) Ruby
5 3 (0.74%) Perl
5 3 (0.74%) SQL
5 3 (0.74%) VB.NET
5 3 (0.74%) Python
6 2 (0.50%) Objective-C
6 2 (0.50%) Groovy
6 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.50%) C
7 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (4.21%) Degree
2 9 (2.23%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.73%) PMI Certification
4 6 (1.49%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.74%) PMP
6 3 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.50%) MBA
7 2 (0.50%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.21%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.50%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 4 (0.99%) Puppet
1 4 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.50%) Nagios
2 2 (0.50%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 23 (5.69%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.71%) Oracle
3 6 (1.49%) ServiceNow
4 4 (0.99%) SAP
5 3 (0.74%) JBoss
5 3 (0.74%) IBM
6 2 (0.50%) Sun
6 2 (0.50%) HP
6 2 (0.50%) Hitachi
6 2 (0.50%) NetApp
6 2 (0.50%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.50%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.50%) Mercator
6 2 (0.50%) VMware
6 2 (0.50%) Microgen
6 2 (0.50%) hybris
7 1 (0.25%) Assembla
7 1 (0.25%) WSO2
7 1 (0.25%) Sitecore
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