Period
to 22 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 22 October 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 > Manchester
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 149 134
Rank change year-on-year +33 -15 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 21 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.74% 0.25% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.26% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 14
Manchester median daily rate £340 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.42% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £440 £325
90th Percentile £519 £510 £493
North West median daily rate £375 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -21.05% +11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester 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 Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2694 3424 3386
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.30% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1675 2145 1967
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £233 £238 £225
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 86 142
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.75 £15.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.25% -3.31% +1.70%
10th Percentile £11.26 £10.25 £10.28
90th Percentile £43.58 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.38 £16.50 £18.82
% change year-on-year +17.42% -12.30% +17.01%

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in Manchester

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum Master in Manchester

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum Master in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum Master in Manchester

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 Manchester region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Scrum
1 21 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (71.43%) TDD
2 15 (71.43%) BDD
3 14 (66.67%) Kanban
4 13 (61.90%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (47.62%) DevOps
5 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
5 10 (47.62%) PMP
5 10 (47.62%) PMI Certification
6 8 (38.10%) Games
6 8 (38.10%) Velocity
6 8 (38.10%) User Stories
7 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
8 4 (19.05%) Virtual Team
8 4 (19.05%) Banking
9 3 (14.29%) Project Management
9 3 (14.29%) Finance
10 2 (9.52%) Online Banking
10 2 (9.52%) Online Betting
10 2 (9.52%) SDLC
10 2 (9.52%) iPad
11 1 (4.76%) Agile Project Management
11 1 (4.76%) Business Transformation
11 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (4.76%) Coaching
11 1 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
11 1 (4.76%) Software Delivery
11 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management

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

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (38.10%) Games
2 4 (19.05%) Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Finance
4 2 (9.52%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Virtual Team
2 2 (9.52%) iPad
2 2 (9.52%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (100.00%) Scrum
2 15 (71.43%) BDD
2 15 (71.43%) TDD
3 14 (66.67%) Kanban
4 13 (61.90%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (47.62%) DevOps
5 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
6 8 (38.10%) User Stories
7 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
8 3 (14.29%) Project Management
9 2 (9.52%) SDLC
10 1 (4.76%) Agile Project Management
10 1 (4.76%) Business Transformation
10 1 (4.76%) Coaching
10 1 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
10 1 (4.76%) Software Delivery
10 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) PMI Certification
1 10 (47.62%) PMP
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft