The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum Master
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 61 86 80
Rank change year-on-year +25 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 11 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.25% 0.59% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 0.62% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 1
Median daily rate £438 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
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 835 1462 1327
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.78% 96.12% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 792 739
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 15
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum Master in Edinburgh

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 28 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (100.00%) Scrum
2 18 (64.29%) TDD
3 17 (60.71%) Kanban
4 15 (53.57%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (50.00%) BDD
6 11 (39.29%) PRINCE2
6 11 (39.29%) Waterfall
7 10 (35.71%) Continuous Deployment
8 9 (32.14%) Jenkins
8 9 (32.14%) Project Management
8 9 (32.14%) Hudson
9 6 (21.43%) Agile Project Management
9 6 (21.43%) DevOps
10 4 (14.29%) User Stories
10 4 (14.29%) Coaching
10 4 (14.29%) Feature Driven Development
11 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
11 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
11 3 (10.71%) Velocity
11 3 (10.71%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
12 2 (7.14%) Lean Six Sigma
12 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
12 2 (7.14%) Finance
12 2 (7.14%) Six Sigma
13 1 (3.57%) Time Management
13 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
13 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
13 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Hudson
1 9 (32.14%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Electronics
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Velocity
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (100.00%) Scrum
2 18 (64.29%) TDD
3 17 (60.71%) Kanban
4 15 (53.57%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (50.00%) BDD
6 11 (39.29%) PRINCE2
6 11 (39.29%) Waterfall
7 10 (35.71%) Continuous Deployment
8 9 (32.14%) Project Management
9 6 (21.43%) Agile Project Management
9 6 (21.43%) DevOps
10 4 (14.29%) Coaching
10 4 (14.29%) Feature Driven Development
10 4 (14.29%) User Stories
11 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
11 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
12 2 (7.14%) Lean Six Sigma
12 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
12 2 (7.14%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) SAP
1 1 (3.57%) Twitter