Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 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
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 196 205
Rank change year-on-year +35 +9 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 38 27 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.67% 0.40% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.42% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 27
North West median daily rate £363 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.68% +8.57% +6.38%
10th Percentile £312 £434 £329
90th Percentile £516 £573 £563
England median daily rate £485 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.11% - +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £99.75
% change year-on-year -30.00% -49.87% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5360 6447 8142
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.39% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3373 4157 4871
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £572
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 236 404
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -21.95% +27.81%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.38 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum Master in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +37 23 £340 -35.24% 2
Cheshire +12 11 £390 -17.89% 1
Lancashire - 3 £500 - 1
Merseyside 0 1 £440 -12.00%
Scrum Master
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 North West region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 38 (100.00%) Scrum
2 36 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (50.00%) TDD
3 19 (50.00%) Kanban
3 19 (50.00%) BDD
4 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 12 (31.58%) PMP
5 12 (31.58%) PMI Certification
5 12 (31.58%) DevOps
6 11 (28.95%) User Stories
7 10 (26.32%) Mentoring
7 10 (26.32%) Velocity
7 10 (26.32%) Games
8 7 (18.42%) Banking
9 6 (15.79%) Project Management
10 5 (13.16%) Virtual Team
11 4 (10.53%) Agile Project Management
11 4 (10.53%) Finance
12 3 (7.89%) Java
12 3 (7.89%) Online Banking
13 2 (5.26%) Online Betting
13 2 (5.26%) Data Integration
13 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
13 2 (5.26%) SQL
13 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
13 2 (5.26%) Cognos
13 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 2 (5.26%) Informatica

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.63%) JIRA
1 1 (2.63%) JUnit
1 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (26.32%) Games
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
3 4 (10.53%) Finance
4 2 (5.26%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) Velocity
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) Node.js
2 1 (2.63%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Virtual Team
2 3 (7.89%) Online Banking
3 2 (5.26%) iPad
4 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Scrum
2 36 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (50.00%) BDD
3 19 (50.00%) Kanban
3 19 (50.00%) TDD
4 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 12 (31.58%) DevOps
6 11 (28.95%) User Stories
7 10 (26.32%) Mentoring
8 6 (15.79%) Project Management
9 4 (10.53%) Agile Project Management
10 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (5.26%) Coaching
10 2 (5.26%) Data Integration
10 2 (5.26%) Software Delivery
10 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (2.63%) Project Planning
11 1 (2.63%) Software Engineering
11 1 (2.63%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) Java
2 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) PMI Certification
1 12 (31.58%) PMP
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Cognos
1 2 (5.26%) Informatica
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft