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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum Master
Rank 375 477 487
Rank change year-on-year
+102 +10
Contract jobs requiring a ScrumMaster 242 98 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 84 90
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£425 £456 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.84% +14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £635 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £413 £365
% change year-on-year
- +13.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £57.50
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
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
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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 +87 214 £425 -5.55% 44
London +64 122 £450 -7.69% 26
South East +42 46 £413 +3.12% 8
Scotland - 23 £450 - 3
City of London +38 22 £450 -12.83% 2
Edinburgh - 22 £450 - 3
Surrey - 21 £415 -
East of England -2 18 £325 -40.90%
North West 0 9 £423 -3.42% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 8 £370 - 2
Milton Keynes +11 6 £385 -
Leeds +7 6 £406 +1.56%
West Yorkshire +1 6 £406 +1.56%
Yorkshire 0 6 £406 +1.56% 1
Hampshire -12 6 £410 +2.50% 1
South West -30 5 £450 +28.57% 4
East Midlands - 5 £405 - 1
Southampton - 5 £415 - 1
Berkshire - 5 £388 - 1
Cambridgeshire -4 4 £385 -30.00%
Manchester -7 4 £419 -4.28% 2
Wales -9 3 £463 -11.27% 2
West Midlands -12 3 £463 +14.19% 1
Middlesex - 3 £438 - 1
Woking - 3 £425 -
South Wales -6 2 £475 +15.15% 2
Cambridge -12 2 £385 -30.00%
Slough - 2 £500 - 1
Swindon - 2 £450 -
Preston - 2 £423 -

ScrumMaster
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 478 (100.00%) Scrum
2 257 (53.77%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (19.67%) Kanban
4 93 (19.46%) Project Management
5 81 (16.95%) TDD
6 76 (15.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 65 (13.60%) Java
8 64 (13.39%) PRINCE2
9 61 (12.76%) Continuous Integration
10 60 (12.55%) User Stories
11 55 (11.51%) Finance
12 50 (10.46%) Velocity
13 46 (9.62%) .NET
14 45 (9.41%) BDD
15 41 (8.58%) JIRA
16 38 (7.95%) E-Commerce
17 36 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
18 29 (6.07%) C#
18 29 (6.07%) QA
19 26 (5.44%) Publishing
19 26 (5.44%) Agile Project Management
20 25 (5.23%) Waterfall
20 25 (5.23%) Retail
21 24 (5.02%) Automated Testing
22 23 (4.81%) Time Management
23 21 (4.39%) Microsoft
24 20 (4.18%) Project Planning
25 18 (3.77%) Degree
25 18 (3.77%) Open Source
25 18 (3.77%) Oracle

ScrumMaster
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 6 (1.26%) CMS
1 6 (1.26%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.05%) Confluence
3 4 (0.84%) Content Management Server
4 3 (0.63%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.63%) Node.js
4 3 (0.63%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.21%) Kentico
5 1 (0.21%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.21%) Apache
5 1 (0.21%) DNN
5 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (1.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.26%) MS Project
3 5 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.84%) MS Office
5 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.42%) SaaS
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.84%) MVNO
2 2 (0.42%) HTTP
3 1 (0.21%) SSL
3 1 (0.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.88%) Oracle Database
2 8 (1.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.84%) Big Data
4 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.42%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 41 (8.58%) JIRA
2 16 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.88%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.88%) NUnit
4 8 (1.67%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.46%) Maven
6 3 (0.63%) CruiseControl
6 3 (0.63%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.63%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.42%) Urban Turtle
8 1 (0.21%) Ant
8 1 (0.21%) WebStorm
8 1 (0.21%) Grunt
General
1 55 (11.51%) Finance
2 26 (5.44%) Publishing
3 25 (5.23%) Retail
4 14 (2.93%) Banking
5 13 (2.72%) Games
6 10 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.67%) Law
8 6 (1.26%) Legal
8 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.05%) Back Office
10 3 (0.63%) Front Office
11 2 (0.42%) Arabic Language
11 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Marketing
12 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.46%) Velocity
2 46 (9.62%) .NET
3 17 (3.56%) ASP.NET
4 14 (2.93%) XML
5 9 (1.88%) HTML
6 6 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (1.26%) J2EE
7 5 (1.05%) CSS
8 4 (0.84%) XSLT
9 3 (0.63%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.63%) jQuery
9 3 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (0.42%) RESTful
10 2 (0.42%) HTML5
10 2 (0.42%) WPF
10 2 (0.42%) Java EE
10 2 (0.42%) JSON
10 2 (0.42%) Web Services
11 1 (0.21%) ADO.NET
11 1 (0.21%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (3.77%) Open Source
1 18 (3.77%) Mobile App
2 8 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (1.67%) PMI
3 7 (1.46%) Digital Media
4 5 (1.05%) IPTV
5 4 (0.84%) Computer Science
5 4 (0.84%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.21%) iPad
6 1 (0.21%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.21%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.21%) iPhone
6 1 (0.21%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.21%) Derivative
6 1 (0.21%) GIS
6 1 (0.21%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.21%) Mobile Games
6 1 (0.21%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.72%) Android
2 12 (2.51%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.42%) Linux
4 1 (0.21%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (100.00%) Scrum
2 257 (53.77%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (19.67%) Kanban
4 93 (19.46%) Project Management
5 81 (16.95%) TDD
6 76 (15.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 64 (13.39%) PRINCE2
8 61 (12.76%) Continuous Integration
9 60 (12.55%) User Stories
10 45 (9.41%) BDD
11 38 (7.95%) E-Commerce
12 36 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (5.44%) Agile Project Management
14 25 (5.23%) Waterfall
15 24 (5.02%) Automated Testing
16 23 (4.81%) Time Management
17 20 (4.18%) Project Planning
18 16 (3.35%) OO
19 14 (2.93%) Content Management
19 14 (2.93%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (13.60%) Java
2 29 (6.07%) C#
3 13 (2.72%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.26%) Scala
5 5 (1.05%) PHP
5 5 (1.05%) SQL
6 3 (0.63%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.63%) Python
6 3 (0.63%) C++
7 2 (0.42%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.42%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.21%) Ruby
8 1 (0.21%) C
8 1 (0.21%) Perl
8 1 (0.21%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (3.77%) Degree
2 14 (2.93%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.30%) PMI Certification
4 10 (2.09%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (0.84%) PMP
6 3 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.42%) ISEB
7 2 (0.42%) MBA
7 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.07%) QA
System Software
1 6 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 6 (1.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (4.39%) Microsoft
2 18 (3.77%) Oracle
3 14 (2.93%) SAP
4 12 (2.51%) Citrix
5 8 (1.67%) IBM
6 7 (1.46%) Sitecore
7 6 (1.26%) VMware
8 5 (1.05%) JBoss
8 5 (1.05%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.42%) Mercator
9 2 (0.42%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.21%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.21%) Assembla
10 1 (0.21%) WSO2
10 1 (0.21%) Cadence
10 1 (0.21%) Teradata
10 1 (0.21%) Google
10 1 (0.21%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.21%) Hyperion
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