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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum Master
Rank 361 384 483
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +99
Contract jobs requiring a ScrumMaster 299 249 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.45% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.48% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 171 84
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£463 £435 £457
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.32% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £353 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £513 £635
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.50 - -
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
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
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 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +28 282 £466 +7.80% 46
London +18 143 £500 +11.11% 21
South East -28 44 £425 +2.71% 5
City of London -2 29 £559 +17.63% 4
North East +2 28 £450 +20.00% 4
Tyne and Wear -2 23 £450 +20.00% 4
East of England +6 18 £475 +46.15% 4
Surrey -6 18 £450 +8.43%
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 18 £450 +20.00% 4
North West -22 17 £475 +12.42%
Scotland -28 13 £450 -
Berkshire +5 12 £420 +8.38% 1
South West +1 9 £375 -16.66% 3
Reading -3 9 £438 +59.09%
Yorkshire -29 8 £475 +16.92% 5
West Midlands 0 7 - - 3
Leeds -26 7 £463 +13.84% 5
West Yorkshire -29 7 £463 +13.84% 5
Cheshire - 7 £475 -
East Midlands -5 6 £475 +18.75%
Essex - 6 £475 -
Norfolk +5 5 £375 +25.00%
Manchester -15 5 £475 +13.43%
Edinburgh -39 5 £550 +22.22%
Knutsford - 5 - -
Aberdeen - 5 - -
Norwich +3 4 £425 +41.66%
Hampshire -11 4 £380 -7.31% 3
Warwickshire - 4 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £400 - 1

ScrumMaster
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 515 (100.00%) Scrum
2 465 (90.29%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (20.97%) Coaching
4 105 (20.39%) TDD
4 105 (20.39%) Finance
5 100 (19.42%) Kanban
6 91 (17.67%) Project Management
7 83 (16.12%) Continuous Integration
8 79 (15.34%) User Stories
9 69 (13.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 69 (13.40%) Java
10 63 (12.23%) JIRA
11 59 (11.46%) Banking
12 58 (11.26%) Continuous Improvement
13 53 (10.29%) Velocity
14 51 (9.90%) E-Commerce
14 51 (9.90%) Mentoring
15 49 (9.51%) SDLC
15 49 (9.51%) .NET
15 49 (9.51%) BDD
16 43 (8.35%) Automated Testing
17 37 (7.18%) Software Delivery
18 35 (6.80%) Waterfall
19 33 (6.41%) JavaScript
19 33 (6.41%) C#
20 29 (5.63%) Microsoft
21 28 (5.44%) Security Cleared
21 28 (5.44%) Continuous Delivery
22 26 (5.05%) Web Development
22 26 (5.05%) Business Intelligence

ScrumMaster
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 16 (3.11%) Confluence
2 11 (2.14%) Node.js
3 7 (1.36%) Drupal
4 5 (0.97%) CMS
5 4 (0.78%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.58%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.19%) Jetty
8 1 (0.19%) Documentum
8 1 (0.19%) IIS
8 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (1.36%) MS Project
2 6 (1.17%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.39%) MS Office
5 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.78%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.19%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.36%) Google Apps
2 4 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.19%) SaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.97%) Internet
2 2 (0.39%) DSL
2 2 (0.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.97%) Big Data
4 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.19%) MySQL
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 63 (12.23%) JIRA
2 23 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (2.91%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.14%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.36%) Subversion
6 3 (0.58%) Maven
7 2 (0.39%) Ant
7 2 (0.39%) JUnit
7 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.39%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.39%) Hudson
7 2 (0.39%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.19%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.19%) Mockito
8 1 (0.19%) Mocha
8 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.19%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.19%) Selenium
General
1 105 (20.39%) Finance
2 59 (11.46%) Banking
3 22 (4.27%) Games
4 17 (3.30%) Retail
5 15 (2.91%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.55%) Marketing
8 6 (1.17%) Law
8 6 (1.17%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.97%) Electronics
9 5 (0.97%) Publishing
10 4 (0.78%) Advertising
11 2 (0.39%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) Front Office
12 1 (0.19%) Legal
12 1 (0.19%) French Language
12 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.19%) Swedish Language
12 1 (0.19%) Local Government
12 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (10.29%) Velocity
2 49 (9.51%) .NET
3 14 (2.72%) HTML
4 9 (1.75%) HTML5
5 8 (1.55%) CSS
6 6 (1.17%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.97%) J2EE
7 5 (0.97%) Web Services
7 5 (0.97%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.78%) Django
9 3 (0.58%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.58%) Spring
10 2 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.39%) Middleware
10 2 (0.39%) LINQ
10 2 (0.39%) RESTful
10 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.39%) Unity DI Container
10 2 (0.39%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (3.50%) User Experience
2 10 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (1.55%) Mobile App
4 7 (1.36%) Mobile Banking
5 6 (1.17%) Wiki
6 5 (0.97%) DTV
7 4 (0.78%) N-Tier
7 4 (0.78%) Fixed Income
7 4 (0.78%) Data Integration
7 4 (0.78%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.58%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.39%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.39%) CMDB
9 2 (0.39%) Social Media
9 2 (0.39%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.19%) SCADA
10 1 (0.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.19%) NHS
10 1 (0.19%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.36%) Linux
2 3 (0.58%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.19%) Android
3 1 (0.19%) UNIX
3 1 (0.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 515 (100.00%) Scrum
2 465 (90.29%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (20.97%) Coaching
4 105 (20.39%) TDD
5 100 (19.42%) Kanban
6 91 (17.67%) Project Management
7 83 (16.12%) Continuous Integration
8 79 (15.34%) User Stories
9 69 (13.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 58 (11.26%) Continuous Improvement
11 51 (9.90%) Mentoring
11 51 (9.90%) E-Commerce
12 49 (9.51%) SDLC
12 49 (9.51%) BDD
13 43 (8.35%) Automated Testing
14 37 (7.18%) Software Delivery
15 35 (6.80%) Waterfall
16 28 (5.44%) Continuous Delivery
17 26 (5.05%) PRINCE2
17 26 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 69 (13.40%) Java
2 33 (6.41%) JavaScript
2 33 (6.41%) C#
3 11 (2.14%) SQL
4 6 (1.17%) Scala
5 5 (0.97%) Ruby
5 5 (0.97%) VB
5 5 (0.97%) C++
6 4 (0.78%) VBScript
7 3 (0.58%) Python
7 3 (0.58%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.39%) RPG
9 1 (0.19%) Perl
9 1 (0.19%) PHP
9 1 (0.19%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (5.44%) Security Cleared
2 18 (3.50%) Degree
3 12 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.33%) DV Cleared
4 8 (1.55%) PMP
4 8 (1.55%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.30%) QA
2 5 (0.97%) EMIR
3 4 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (0.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (0.97%) BladeLogic
1 5 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (5.63%) Microsoft
2 19 (3.69%) Oracle
3 12 (2.33%) Google
4 8 (1.55%) IBM
5 7 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.17%) Sybase
7 5 (0.97%) SAP
7 5 (0.97%) Serena
8 4 (0.78%) Allen-Bradley
9 3 (0.58%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.58%) Endeca
10 2 (0.39%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.39%) Progress
11 1 (0.19%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.19%) ATG
11 1 (0.19%) Citrix
11 1 (0.19%) Cognizant
11 1 (0.19%) hybris
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