Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Scrum Master
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 90 104
Rank change year-on-year +12 +14 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 11 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.83% 0.61% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.66% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 4
Cheshire median daily rate £390 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.89% - +30.14%
10th Percentile £330 £426 £441
90th Percentile £480 £494 £518
North West median daily rate £363 £475 £438
% change year-on-year -23.68% +8.57% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1265 1374 1999
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.47% 93.85% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 994 1331
Cheshire median daily rate £410 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £268
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 49 86
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -12.59% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £33.00 £26.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +17.19% -21.95% +27.81%

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Scrum Master in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in Cheshire

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum Master in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum Master in Cheshire

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum Master in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum Master in Cheshire

Scrum Master
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -11 5 £370 -17.78%
Warrington - 4 £453 - 1
Chester - 2 £463 -
Scrum Master
North West

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 across the Cheshire region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Scrum
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Planning Poker
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 1 (9.09%) JIRA
5 1 (9.09%) Matrix Management
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Kanban
5 1 (9.09%) .NET
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
5 1 (9.09%) JUnit
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 1 (9.09%) User Stories
5 1 (9.09%) Docker
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Coaching
5 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery

Scrum Master Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) JUnit
General
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Scrum
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Coaching
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Kanban
5 1 (9.09%) Matrix Management
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Planning Poker
5 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker