The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 22 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
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 144 141
Rank change year-on-year +23 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 16 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.55% 0.44% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.47% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 5
Median daily rate £450 £469 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £403 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2750 3641 3522
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.82% 94.74% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 2258 1996
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 130 203
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.31 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.40 £45.69
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 the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in the North West

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum Master in the North West

Scrum Master
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Merseyside - 10 £450 -
Manchester +6 4 £463 -5.12% 2
Cheshire +19 1 £425 -5.55% 1
Scrum Master
England

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 32 (100.00%) Scrum
1 32 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) Web Development
2 7 (21.88%) Java
2 7 (21.88%) Coaching
3 6 (18.75%) BDD
3 6 (18.75%) Kanban
4 5 (15.63%) TDD
4 5 (15.63%) Project Management
4 5 (15.63%) Node.js
4 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (15.63%) React
5 4 (12.50%) SDLC
5 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.50%) Velocity
6 3 (9.38%) Banking
6 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.25%) ITIL
7 2 (6.25%) SQL
7 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
7 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
7 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
7 2 (6.25%) Advertising
7 2 (6.25%) JIRA
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
7 2 (6.25%) DevOps

Scrum Master Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Power BI
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (9.38%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Advertising
2 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) Node.js
1 5 (15.63%) React
2 4 (12.50%) Velocity
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) HTML5
3 1 (3.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.13%) Internet of Things
1 1 (3.13%) Life Science
1 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Android
1 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (100.00%) Scrum
2 7 (21.88%) Coaching
2 7 (21.88%) Web Development
3 6 (18.75%) BDD
3 6 (18.75%) Kanban
4 5 (15.63%) Project Management
4 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (15.63%) TDD
5 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.50%) SDLC
6 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
7 2 (6.25%) DevOps
7 2 (6.25%) ITIL
7 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
8 1 (3.13%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) Java
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
1 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
2 1 (3.13%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) Xamarin
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