The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 June 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 87 85
Rank change year-on-year +30 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 25 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.06% 0.83% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 0.87% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 1
Median daily rate £475 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £457 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.61% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1170 1264 1370
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.30% 95.47% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 695 716
Median daily rate £375 £400 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 19
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Scrum Master in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in Edinburgh

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum Master in Edinburgh

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum Master in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum Master in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Edinburgh region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 36 (100.00%) Scrum
2 33 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (27.78%) Kanban
4 10 (27.78%) TDD
5 7 (19.44%) User Stories
5 7 (19.44%) DevOps
6 6 (16.67%) Velocity
6 6 (16.67%) Feature Driven Development
6 6 (16.67%) Banking
6 6 (16.67%) Finance
7 5 (13.89%) Project Management
8 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 4 (11.11%) User Experience
8 4 (11.11%) Business Transformation
8 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.33%) Coaching
9 3 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (8.33%) BDD
9 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
9 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
9 3 (8.33%) Java
10 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
10 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (5.56%) JSP
10 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (5.56%) ISEB
10 2 (5.56%) CA
10 2 (5.56%) Retail

Scrum Master Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) PaaS
1 2 (5.56%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
1 1 (2.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Big Data
1 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.78%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Appium
1 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
1 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.56%) JIRA
1 2 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 6 (16.67%) Banking
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
2 2 (5.56%) Retail Banking
2 2 (5.56%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) Velocity
2 2 (5.56%) HTML
2 2 (5.56%) JSP
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) User Experience
2 3 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (100.00%) Scrum
2 33 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (27.78%) Kanban
4 10 (27.78%) TDD
5 7 (19.44%) DevOps
5 7 (19.44%) User Stories
6 6 (16.67%) Feature Driven Development
7 5 (13.89%) Project Management
8 4 (11.11%) Business Transformation
8 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 3 (8.33%) BDD
9 3 (8.33%) Coaching
10 2 (5.56%) Investment Management
10 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
10 2 (5.56%) Test Scripting
10 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) Java
2 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) ISEB
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (2.78%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) CA
2 1 (2.78%) Informatica