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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum Master
UK
Rank 329 377 434
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +57
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 292 271 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.52% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.55% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 173 114
Median daily rate £450 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £350 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £430
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
42416 49363 49659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 95.02% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27693 31769 30532
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1656 1924
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +38 276 £456 +1.38% 53
London +19 110 £475 -5.00% 18
South East +60 57 £425 -8.10% 12
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 27 £400 +6.66%
North East +1 27 £400 +6.66%
Tyne and Wear 0 27 £400 +6.66%
City of London +12 20 £470 +0.53% 4
East of England -16 20 £520 +23.07% 7
South West +8 18 £434 -3.61% 4
North West +12 15 £500 +11.11% 6
Yorkshire +21 14 £450 +28.57% 6
Essex +5 14 £540 - 1
Berkshire +24 13 £444 - 1
Surrey - 13 £450 - 5
Scotland +31 12 £425 -8.10%
Hampshire +16 11 £467 +3.77% 3
West Midlands -6 11 £448 -5.29%
West Yorkshire +14 10 £413 +17.85% 4
Leeds -1 10 £413 +17.85% 3
Southend-on-Sea - 10 £533 -
Manchester +15 9 £453 -4.73% 4
Bristol +7 9 £450 +20.00% 2
West Sussex -1 9 £410 -6.28% 1
Edinburgh +19 8 £425 -10.52%
Birmingham +5 6 £470 -0.52%
East Midlands -1 6 £525 +23.52%
Reading - 6 £413 - 1
Hertfordshire 0 5 £325 -38.09% 1
Farnborough - 5 £463 -
Staines - 5 - - 1

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 632 (100.00%) Scrum
2 587 (92.88%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (31.01%) Kanban
4 187 (29.59%) Coaching
5 150 (23.73%) TDD
6 148 (23.42%) JIRA
7 130 (20.57%) Project Management
8 116 (18.35%) Finance
9 115 (18.20%) User Stories
10 113 (17.88%) BDD
11 86 (13.61%) DevOps
12 80 (12.66%) Continuous Improvement
13 78 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
14 74 (11.71%) Velocity
14 74 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
15 72 (11.39%) Waterfall
16 71 (11.23%) Mentoring
16 71 (11.23%) Java
17 65 (10.28%) Banking
18 61 (9.65%) Agile Project Management
18 61 (9.65%) Software Delivery
19 53 (8.39%) Security Cleared
20 49 (7.75%) SDLC
21 46 (7.28%) SC Cleared
22 42 (6.65%) Confluence
23 36 (5.70%) JIRA Agile
24 34 (5.38%) Software Engineering
24 34 (5.38%) Service Delivery
25 33 (5.22%) Virtual Team
26 31 (4.91%) Retail

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 42 (6.65%) Confluence
2 14 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.79%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.63%) CMS
4 4 (0.63%) JBoss
5 2 (0.32%) Drupal
5 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.16%) Apache
6 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.16%) Liferay
6 1 (0.16%) Mule
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.74%) MS Office
3 11 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.27%) GitHub
3 7 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.95%) SaaS
5 5 (0.79%) Office 365
6 4 (0.63%) PaaS
7 3 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.11%) Intranet
2 5 (0.79%) Internet
2 5 (0.79%) Skype
3 4 (0.63%) Firewall
4 1 (0.16%) ATM
4 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.16%) MQTT
4 1 (0.16%) Network Security
4 1 (0.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.58%) Big Data
2 5 (0.79%) Hadoop
2 5 (0.79%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.47%) Data Lake
4 3 (0.47%) GIS
5 2 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.32%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.16%) Biml
6 1 (0.16%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.16%) OLAP
6 1 (0.16%) Power BI
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 148 (23.42%) JIRA
2 36 (5.70%) JIRA Agile
3 23 (3.64%) Jenkins
4 13 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (1.58%) Hudson
6 7 (1.11%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.79%) Zephyr
8 3 (0.47%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.32%) Selenium
10 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.16%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.16%) JUnit
10 1 (0.16%) Maven
10 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.16%) Xcode
General
1 116 (18.35%) Finance
2 65 (10.28%) Banking
3 31 (4.91%) Retail
4 19 (3.01%) Games
5 16 (2.53%) Publishing
6 13 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.90%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.58%) Retail Banking
9 9 (1.42%) Marketing
10 7 (1.11%) Law
10 7 (1.11%) Legal
11 6 (0.95%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.79%) Front Office
13 4 (0.63%) Advertising
13 4 (0.63%) Electronics
13 4 (0.63%) Local Government
13 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.32%) Online Betting
16 1 (0.16%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (11.71%) Velocity
2 23 (3.64%) .NET
3 9 (1.42%) AngularJS
3 9 (1.42%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.27%) J2EE
5 6 (0.95%) React
5 6 (0.95%) RESTful
5 6 (0.95%) Spring
5 6 (0.95%) Spring MVC
6 5 (0.79%) HTML
6 5 (0.79%) Web Services
7 4 (0.63%) Node.js
8 3 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.47%) Backbone.js
8 3 (0.47%) COM
8 3 (0.47%) HTML5
8 3 (0.47%) Kafka
8 3 (0.47%) Middleware
8 3 (0.47%) Struts
8 3 (0.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.22%) Virtual Team
2 26 (4.11%) User Experience
3 19 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.11%) Mobile App
6 4 (0.63%) Computer Science
6 4 (0.63%) PMI
7 3 (0.47%) Blog
7 3 (0.47%) Fixed Income
7 3 (0.47%) RIA
7 3 (0.47%) STB
8 2 (0.32%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.32%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.32%) Equities
8 2 (0.32%) iPad
8 2 (0.32%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.32%) Online Games
9 1 (0.16%) Fintech
9 1 (0.16%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.16%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 6 (0.95%) Windows
2 5 (0.79%) Windows 10
3 4 (0.63%) Android
4 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.47%) Unix
5 2 (0.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (100.00%) Scrum
2 587 (92.88%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (31.01%) Kanban
4 187 (29.59%) Coaching
5 150 (23.73%) TDD
6 130 (20.57%) Project Management
7 115 (18.20%) User Stories
8 113 (17.88%) BDD
9 86 (13.61%) DevOps
10 80 (12.66%) Continuous Improvement
11 78 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
12 74 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 72 (11.39%) Waterfall
14 71 (11.23%) Mentoring
15 61 (9.65%) Agile Project Management
15 61 (9.65%) Software Delivery
16 49 (7.75%) SDLC
17 34 (5.38%) Service Delivery
17 34 (5.38%) Software Engineering
18 29 (4.59%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 71 (11.23%) Java
2 19 (3.01%) C#
3 15 (2.37%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.11%) C
5 6 (0.95%) SQL
6 5 (0.79%) Python
6 5 (0.79%) Scala
7 4 (0.63%) PHP
8 3 (0.47%) C++
9 2 (0.32%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.32%) Ruby
10 1 (0.16%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.16%) Groovy
10 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 53 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 46 (7.28%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.22%) Degree
4 6 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.79%) BC Cleared
5 5 (0.79%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.79%) PMI Certification
5 5 (0.79%) PMP
6 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.16%) ISEB
7 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.27%) QA
2 4 (0.63%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.32%) PMO
3 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.16%) FATCA
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (1.11%) Docker
2 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (0.63%) Puppet
2 3 (0.47%) Ansible
3 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.16%) logstash
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 28 (4.43%) Microsoft
2 14 (2.22%) CA Agile Central
3 5 (0.79%) Atlassian
4 4 (0.63%) Oracle
4 4 (0.63%) Recommind
4 4 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (0.63%) SAP
4 4 (0.63%) ServiceNow
5 3 (0.47%) Cloudera
5 3 (0.47%) WSO2
6 2 (0.32%) Cadence
6 2 (0.32%) HP
6 2 (0.32%) Snow
7 1 (0.16%) BT
7 1 (0.16%) Cognos
7 1 (0.16%) Google
7 1 (0.16%) IBM
7 1 (0.16%) Informatica
7 1 (0.16%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.16%) VMware
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