The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 25 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 131 136
Rank change year-on-year +50 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 30 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.40% 0.76% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 0.82% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 1
Median daily rate £450 £413 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -17.50%  
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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2047 2683 2885
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.56% 92.68% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 1497 1490
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 86
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -20.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
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 Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in Scotland

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum Master in Scotland

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum Master in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum Master in Scotland

Scrum Master
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 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
Edinburgh +28 25 £475 +5.55% 2
Glasgow -2 4 £425 +8.62% 1
Aberdeen - 1 £475 -
Scrum Master
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 42 (100.00%) Scrum
2 36 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 11 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (26.19%) Kanban
4 11 (26.19%) TDD
5 8 (19.05%) Banking
5 8 (19.05%) User Stories
6 7 (16.67%) DevOps
7 6 (14.29%) Feature Driven Development
7 6 (14.29%) Velocity
7 6 (14.29%) Finance
8 5 (11.90%) Project Management
8 5 (11.90%) BDD
8 5 (11.90%) User Experience
8 5 (11.90%) Business Transformation
9 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
9 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
10 3 (7.14%) Test Planning
10 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (7.14%) Spanish Language
10 3 (7.14%) Content Management
10 3 (7.14%) Web Development
10 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
10 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
10 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Test Scripting
10 3 (7.14%) Java
10 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (7.14%) ISEB

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

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
1 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) PaaS
1 2 (4.76%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
1 1 (2.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Big Data
1 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.38%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Appium
1 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
1 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.76%) JIRA
1 2 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 8 (19.05%) Banking
2 6 (14.29%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (7.14%) Retail Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) Velocity
2 2 (4.76%) HTML
2 2 (4.76%) JSP
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) User Experience
2 3 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (100.00%) Scrum
2 36 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 11 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (26.19%) Kanban
4 11 (26.19%) TDD
5 8 (19.05%) User Stories
6 7 (16.67%) DevOps
7 6 (14.29%) Feature Driven Development
8 5 (11.90%) BDD
8 5 (11.90%) Business Transformation
8 5 (11.90%) Project Management
9 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
9 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
10 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (7.14%) Coaching
10 3 (7.14%) Content Management
10 3 (7.14%) Test Scripting
10 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) Java
2 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) ISEB
1 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (2.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 2 (4.76%) CA
2 1 (2.38%) Informatica