Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 94 130
Rank change year-on-year -2 +36 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 38 33 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.31% 1.57% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.62% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 3
Edinburgh median daily rate £463 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -18.18% +22.22%
10th Percentile £383 £388 £485
90th Percentile £800 £574 £575
Scotland median daily rate £450 £438 £500
% change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2783 2038 3057
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 96.73% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1632 1181 1581
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -1.90%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £259
90th Percentile £545 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 27
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.54 £11.04
90th Percentile £41.75 £50.91 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 20 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 Edinburgh region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 38 (100.00%) Scrum
2 35 (92.11%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (34.21%) Finance
4 12 (31.58%) Coaching
5 11 (28.95%) Banking
6 10 (26.32%) Kanban
7 6 (15.79%) TDD
8 5 (13.16%) Project Management
8 5 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
9 4 (10.53%) BDD
10 3 (7.89%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (7.89%) Waterfall
10 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (7.89%) Project Planning
10 3 (7.89%) JIRA
10 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
10 3 (7.89%) Java
10 3 (7.89%) Retail Banking
10 3 (7.89%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (7.89%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (7.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
10 3 (7.89%) Collaborative Working
11 2 (5.26%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (5.26%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (5.26%) Perfecto Mobile
11 2 (5.26%) Data Engineering
11 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
11 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering

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 (5.26%) WebSphere
1 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) BlazeMeter
1 2 (5.26%) PaaS
1 2 (5.26%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
1 1 (2.63%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Big Data
1 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.63%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) JIRA
2 2 (5.26%) Appium
2 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 11 (28.95%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.63%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) HTML
1 2 (5.26%) JSP
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) PMI
3 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Scrum
2 35 (92.11%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (31.58%) Coaching
4 10 (26.32%) Kanban
5 6 (15.79%) TDD
6 5 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (13.16%) Project Management
6 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
7 4 (10.53%) BDD
8 3 (7.89%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (7.89%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.89%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
8 3 (7.89%) Project Planning
8 3 (7.89%) Waterfall
9 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (5.26%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) Java
2 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) ISEB
1 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (2.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) CA
1 2 (5.26%) Perfecto Mobile
2 1 (2.63%) Informatica