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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum Master
Rank 322 406 416
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 329 256 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.46% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.49% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 174 151
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £365 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £175.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.42% -
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
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
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 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +68 297 £475 +5.55% 48
London +9 128 £484 -3.25% 21
South East +69 71 £463 +7.55% 7
Scotland +36 26 £450 - 4
City of London +10 25 £475 -13.63% 9
Surrey +28 22 £525 +22.09%
West Midlands +1 20 £500 -16.66% 2
East of England +5 19 £473 +8.00% 2
Berkshire +25 18 £425 - 1
Edinburgh +38 17 £475 +18.75% 2
Yorkshire +17 15 £425 -5.55% 2
North East -21 15 £400 +10.34% 1
Buckinghamshire +27 14 £488 -7.14%
Tyne and Wear -23 12 £395 +21.53% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 12 £395 +21.53% 1
Milton Keynes +23 10 £400 -23.80%
West Yorkshire +21 10 £415 +0.60% 2
South West +10 10 £423 +12.66% 3
Shropshire 0 9 £500 -13.04% 1
East Midlands -2 9 £538 +4.87% 2
North West -4 9 £500 +17.64% 8
Telford -8 9 £500 -13.04% 1
Hampshire +30 8 £463 -2.63% 1
Essex - 8 £520 - 1
Leeds +13 7 £408 +23.01% 2
Hertfordshire +5 7 £328 -37.61%
Manchester -9 7 £575 +35.29% 7
Woking - 7 £471 -
Glasgow +7 6 £400 -20.00% 2
Wales 0 6 £475 +15.15%

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 682 (100.00%) Scrum
2 622 (91.20%) Agile Software Development
3 192 (28.15%) Coaching
4 184 (26.98%) Kanban
5 158 (23.17%) JIRA
6 142 (20.82%) TDD
7 127 (18.62%) Project Management
8 117 (17.16%) Finance
9 107 (15.69%) BDD
10 101 (14.81%) User Stories
11 93 (13.64%) Waterfall
12 78 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
13 77 (11.29%) Java
14 71 (10.41%) Stakeholder Management
14 71 (10.41%) Velocity
15 69 (10.12%) Mentoring
16 65 (9.53%) Continuous Improvement
17 63 (9.24%) Software Delivery
18 56 (8.21%) SDLC
19 52 (7.62%) Software Engineering
20 51 (7.48%) Security Cleared
21 50 (7.33%) Agile Project Management
22 48 (7.04%) Retail
23 47 (6.89%) Confluence
24 45 (6.60%) DevOps
24 45 (6.60%) Banking
24 45 (6.60%) SC Cleared
25 44 (6.45%) .NET
26 42 (6.16%) User Experience
27 40 (5.87%) Microsoft

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 47 (6.89%) Confluence
2 15 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.03%) CMS
4 5 (0.73%) Drupal
4 5 (0.73%) JBoss
4 5 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (0.73%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.59%) Apache
6 3 (0.44%) Liferay
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.29%) Mule
7 2 (0.29%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.29%) WordPress
8 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 22 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.32%) MS Office
3 9 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.73%) MS Project
5 2 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.29%) InDesign
5 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.17%) SaaS
4 7 (1.03%) GitHub
5 5 (0.73%) Office 365
6 4 (0.59%) PaaS
7 3 (0.44%) Trello
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.73%) Skype
2 2 (0.29%) Intranet
2 2 (0.29%) Network Security
3 1 (0.15%) Firewall
3 1 (0.15%) Internet
3 1 (0.15%) LDAP
3 1 (0.15%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.35%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.91%) Big Data
3 12 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.47%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.32%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.88%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.44%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.44%) GIS
8 3 (0.44%) OLAP
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.15%) Biml
10 1 (0.15%) NonStop SQL
10 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.15%) Power BI
10 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 158 (23.17%) JIRA
2 25 (3.67%) Jenkins
2 25 (3.67%) JIRA Agile
3 20 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (2.05%) Hudson
5 9 (1.32%) Visual Studio
6 7 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.73%) Zephyr
8 4 (0.59%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.44%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.44%) Selenium
10 2 (0.29%) Maven
10 2 (0.29%) VersionOne
11 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
General
1 117 (17.16%) Finance
2 48 (7.04%) Retail
3 45 (6.60%) Banking
4 16 (2.35%) Games
5 14 (2.05%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.91%) Marketing
7 12 (1.76%) Legal
8 11 (1.61%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.47%) Publishing
10 8 (1.17%) Law
11 7 (1.03%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.88%) Back Office
12 6 (0.88%) Front Office
12 6 (0.88%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.88%) Local Government
13 5 (0.73%) Electronics
14 4 (0.59%) Advertising
14 4 (0.59%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.15%) Automotive
15 1 (0.15%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (10.41%) Velocity
2 44 (6.45%) .NET
3 14 (2.05%) ASP.NET
4 10 (1.47%) AngularJS
5 9 (1.32%) HTML
6 8 (1.17%) React
6 8 (1.17%) Web Services
7 7 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (1.03%) J2EE
7 7 (1.03%) JSON
7 7 (1.03%) Spring
8 6 (0.88%) HTML5
9 5 (0.73%) Kafka
9 5 (0.73%) Middleware
9 5 (0.73%) RESTful
9 5 (0.73%) SOAP
9 5 (0.73%) Spring MVC
9 5 (0.73%) WCF
10 4 (0.59%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.59%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.16%) User Experience
2 27 (3.96%) Virtual Team
3 19 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (2.05%) Mobile App
6 13 (1.91%) Fixed Income
7 12 (1.76%) Equities
8 7 (1.03%) PMI
9 6 (0.88%) Data Centre
9 6 (0.88%) Fintech
9 6 (0.88%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.73%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.73%) Performance Metrics
10 5 (0.73%) Statistics
11 4 (0.59%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.59%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.59%) STB
12 2 (0.29%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.29%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.29%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (0.88%) Windows
2 5 (0.73%) Windows 10
3 4 (0.59%) Android
3 4 (0.59%) Unix
4 3 (0.44%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 682 (100.00%) Scrum
2 622 (91.20%) Agile Software Development
3 192 (28.15%) Coaching
4 184 (26.98%) Kanban
5 142 (20.82%) TDD
6 127 (18.62%) Project Management
7 107 (15.69%) BDD
8 101 (14.81%) User Stories
9 93 (13.64%) Waterfall
10 78 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
11 71 (10.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 69 (10.12%) Mentoring
13 65 (9.53%) Continuous Improvement
14 63 (9.24%) Software Delivery
15 56 (8.21%) SDLC
16 52 (7.62%) Software Engineering
17 50 (7.33%) Agile Project Management
18 45 (6.60%) DevOps
19 33 (4.84%) PRINCE2
20 30 (4.40%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 77 (11.29%) Java
2 27 (3.96%) C#
3 21 (3.08%) JavaScript
4 10 (1.47%) SQL
5 6 (0.88%) PHP
6 5 (0.73%) C
7 4 (0.59%) C++
8 3 (0.44%) Scala
9 2 (0.29%) Python
10 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.15%) Groovy
10 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 51 (7.48%) Security Cleared
2 45 (6.60%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.20%) Degree
4 10 (1.47%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.03%) PMI Certification
6 6 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.88%) PMP
7 5 (0.73%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.15%) CISSP
9 1 (0.15%) CLAS
9 1 (0.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.49%) QA
2 5 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.29%) SLA
6 1 (0.15%) FATCA
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (0.59%) Docker
2 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.29%) Puppet
2 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 40 (5.87%) Microsoft
2 18 (2.64%) CA Agile Central
3 10 (1.47%) Atlassian
4 8 (1.17%) Oracle
5 6 (0.88%) Adobe
5 6 (0.88%) Tableau
6 5 (0.73%) MicroStrategy
6 5 (0.73%) SAP
6 5 (0.73%) Xamarin
7 4 (0.59%) Google
7 4 (0.59%) HP
7 4 (0.59%) Recommind
7 4 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.59%) ServiceNow
7 4 (0.59%) StatPro
8 3 (0.44%) Cloudera
8 3 (0.44%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.44%) WSO2
9 2 (0.29%) hybris
9 2 (0.29%) Pega
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