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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum Master
Rank 309 413 403
Rank change year-on-year
+104 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 377 269 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.46% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.49% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 168 171
Median daily rate £475 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
50050 55150 53908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 95.01% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32734 35266 32824
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1662 2082 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +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 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +81 337 £475 - 47
London +22 143 £500 - 19
South East +25 54 £425 - 9
Yorkshire +42 40 £435 -17.14% 6
West Yorkshire +37 32 £430 -14.10% 3
West Midlands -5 25 £450 - 1
City of London +22 24 £470 -21.75% 5
East Midlands +12 23 £425 -10.52% 1
Wales +41 19 £500 +21.21% 1
Scotland +18 19 £450 -10.00% 3
Leeds +16 19 £400 -20.00% 3
North West +15 17 £481 +6.76% 7
West Wales - 16 £500 -
Swansea - 16 £500 -
South West +24 15 £500 +33.33%
Edinburgh +21 15 £450 -18.18%
Surrey +11 15 £475 +1.33% 2
Shropshire -9 14 £500 -
Northamptonshire +3 13 £575 +15.00% 1
Telford -17 13 £500 -
East of England +13 12 £475 +8.50% 3
Buckinghamshire +25 10 £375 -
West Sussex +5 9 £415 +3.75% 1
Northampton +2 9 £600 +20.00%
Croydon - 9 £438 -
Milton Keynes +20 8 £375 -
Hampshire +16 8 £413 +17.02% 3
Sheffield - 8 £500 - 3
South Yorkshire - 8 £500 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -39 7 £388 -13.88% 1

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 718 (100.00%) Scrum
2 643 (89.55%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (25.21%) Coaching
4 149 (20.75%) Finance
5 142 (19.78%) Kanban
6 134 (18.66%) TDD
7 128 (17.83%) Project Management
8 123 (17.13%) JIRA
9 104 (14.48%) BDD
10 97 (13.51%) Java
11 95 (13.23%) User Stories
12 93 (12.95%) Mentoring
13 88 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
14 77 (10.72%) Stakeholder Management
15 73 (10.17%) Velocity
16 67 (9.33%) Security Cleared
17 65 (9.05%) Continuous Improvement
18 62 (8.64%) Waterfall
19 60 (8.36%) Banking
20 52 (7.24%) SC Cleared
21 51 (7.10%) SDLC
21 51 (7.10%) Software Engineering
22 48 (6.69%) Agile Project Management
23 45 (6.27%) Retail
24 40 (5.57%) Software Delivery
25 37 (5.15%) User Experience
25 37 (5.15%) Web Development
26 36 (5.01%) .NET
27 34 (4.74%) Continuous Delivery
28 33 (4.60%) Service Delivery

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 29 (4.04%) Confluence
2 11 (1.53%) CMS
2 11 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.56%) Mule
6 3 (0.42%) Apache
6 3 (0.42%) Drupal
7 2 (0.28%) JBoss
7 2 (0.28%) Liferay
7 2 (0.28%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.28%) WordPress
8 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.14%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (2.09%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.70%) MS Office
4 4 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.42%) MS Project
6 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.28%) InDesign
6 2 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.97%) Trello
4 5 (0.70%) SaaS
5 4 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.28%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.14%) GitHub
7 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.97%) Network Security
2 6 (0.84%) Internet
3 2 (0.28%) HTTP
4 1 (0.14%) Firewall
4 1 (0.14%) FTP
4 1 (0.14%) Intranet
4 1 (0.14%) LDAP
4 1 (0.14%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.09%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.67%) Big Data
3 11 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.53%) Hadoop
4 9 (1.25%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.84%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.42%) GIS
7 3 (0.42%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.28%) OLAP
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.14%) NonStop SQL
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.14%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 123 (17.13%) JIRA
2 26 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (3.06%) JIRA Agile
4 17 (2.37%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.11%) Hudson
6 6 (0.84%) VersionOne
7 4 (0.56%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.56%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.56%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.42%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.42%) Maven
8 3 (0.42%) Selenium
9 2 (0.28%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.14%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.14%) JBehave
10 1 (0.14%) JUnit
10 1 (0.14%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 149 (20.75%) Finance
2 60 (8.36%) Banking
3 45 (6.27%) Retail
4 30 (4.18%) Games
5 16 (2.23%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.53%) Marketing
7 9 (1.25%) Front Office
8 7 (0.97%) Back Office
8 7 (0.97%) Legal
8 7 (0.97%) Local Government
9 5 (0.70%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.70%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.56%) Advertising
10 4 (0.56%) Law
10 4 (0.56%) Publishing
10 4 (0.56%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.28%) Automotive
11 2 (0.28%) Electronics
12 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (10.17%) Velocity
2 36 (5.01%) .NET
3 21 (2.92%) HTML
4 17 (2.37%) J2EE
5 16 (2.23%) JMS
6 13 (1.81%) EJB
7 9 (1.25%) AngularJS
7 9 (1.25%) Web Services
8 8 (1.11%) HTML5
8 8 (1.11%) JSON
9 7 (0.97%) JSP
9 7 (0.97%) Spring
10 6 (0.84%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.70%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.70%) CSS
11 5 (0.70%) RESTful
11 5 (0.70%) SOAP
11 5 (0.70%) WCF
11 5 (0.70%) XML
12 4 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.15%) User Experience
2 27 (3.76%) Mobile App
3 23 (3.20%) Virtual Team
4 21 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.09%) Fixed Income
6 14 (1.95%) Equities
7 10 (1.39%) Digital Media
8 8 (1.11%) Performance Metrics
9 7 (0.97%) Data Centre
9 7 (0.97%) PMI
10 6 (0.84%) Fintech
11 5 (0.70%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.70%) Statistics
12 4 (0.56%) Internet of Things
12 4 (0.56%) Minimum Viable Product
12 4 (0.56%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.28%) Data Integration
13 2 (0.28%) Mobile Banking
13 2 (0.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (0.84%) Apple iOS
2 5 (0.70%) Android
3 2 (0.28%) Linux
3 2 (0.28%) Windows
3 2 (0.28%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 718 (100.00%) Scrum
2 643 (89.55%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (25.21%) Coaching
4 142 (19.78%) Kanban
5 134 (18.66%) TDD
6 128 (17.83%) Project Management
7 104 (14.48%) BDD
8 95 (13.23%) User Stories
9 93 (12.95%) Mentoring
10 88 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
11 77 (10.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 65 (9.05%) Continuous Improvement
13 62 (8.64%) Waterfall
14 51 (7.10%) SDLC
14 51 (7.10%) Software Engineering
15 48 (6.69%) Agile Project Management
16 40 (5.57%) Software Delivery
17 37 (5.15%) Web Development
18 34 (4.74%) Continuous Delivery
19 33 (4.60%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 97 (13.51%) Java
2 32 (4.46%) JavaScript
3 15 (2.09%) SQL
4 14 (1.95%) C#
5 12 (1.67%) PHP
6 3 (0.42%) C++
7 2 (0.28%) C
7 2 (0.28%) Python
7 2 (0.28%) Scala
8 1 (0.14%) SPARQL
8 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (9.33%) Security Cleared
2 52 (7.24%) SC Cleared
3 14 (1.95%) DV Cleared
4 9 (1.25%) Degree
5 7 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.97%) PMI Certification
6 6 (0.84%) PMP
7 5 (0.70%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.14%) CISSP
9 1 (0.14%) CLAS
9 1 (0.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.92%) QA
2 6 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.42%) FATCA
4 3 (0.42%) SLA
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (0.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.28%) Puppet
3 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 32 (4.46%) Microsoft
2 18 (2.51%) Atlassian
2 18 (2.51%) Rally
3 14 (1.95%) Google
4 13 (1.81%) Oracle
5 9 (1.25%) Adobe
5 9 (1.25%) Tableau
6 8 (1.11%) MicroStrategy
7 5 (0.70%) Xamarin
8 4 (0.56%) Progress
8 4 (0.56%) StatPro
9 3 (0.42%) Pega
9 3 (0.42%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.42%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.28%) CA
10 2 (0.28%) EMC
10 2 (0.28%) HP
10 2 (0.28%) Omniture
10 2 (0.28%) OpenText
10 2 (0.28%) SAP
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