The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 3 months to 27 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
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 41 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.98% 0.30% -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.11% 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £457 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.55% +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 Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 322 316 358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 95.83% 93.77% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 165 172
Median daily rate £400 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 11
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.34 £21.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in Merseyside

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum Master in Merseyside

Scrum Master
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +3 7 £450 -
Scrum Master
North West

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 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 Merseyside region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Scrum
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Web Development
3 6 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (41.67%) Node.js
4 5 (41.67%) React
5 4 (33.33%) BDD
5 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (33.33%) TDD
6 3 (25.00%) Kanban
6 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (16.67%) Advertising
7 2 (16.67%) DevOps
8 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 1 (8.33%) Coaching
8 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
8 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (8.33%) SDLC
8 1 (8.33%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (8.33%) Degree
8 1 (8.33%) JIRA
8 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
8 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
8 1 (8.33%) Puppet

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

Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (16.67%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Node.js
1 5 (41.67%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Scrum
2 7 (58.33%) Web Development
3 4 (33.33%) BDD
3 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (25.00%) Kanban
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) DevOps
6 1 (8.33%) Coaching
6 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) CA Agile Central