Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 24 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 132 189
Rank change year-on-year -3 +57 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 46 52 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.91% 1.21% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.27% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 38 7
Scotland median daily rate £450 £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £350 £355 £375
90th Percentile £800 £531 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £468
% change year-on-year - +1.60% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £99.75
% change year-on-year -20.00% -49.87% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4807 4087 5876
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.41% 94.74% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2746 2400 3042
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% -2.60% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £226
90th Percentile £531 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 120 124
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.05 £43.08 £49.10
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
Edinburgh -7 38 £463 +2.78% 2
Glasgow -17 7 £350 -12.50% 3
Aberdeen - 1 £475 -
Scrum Master
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) Scrum
2 42 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (30.43%) Coaching
4 13 (28.26%) Finance
5 12 (26.09%) Banking
6 10 (21.74%) Kanban
7 7 (15.22%) TDD
8 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (10.87%) Project Management
8 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.87%) BDD
8 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (8.70%) Retail Banking
10 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
10 3 (6.52%) Java
10 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (6.52%) ISEB
10 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
10 3 (6.52%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (6.52%) User Stories
10 3 (6.52%) Test Planning
10 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
10 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (6.52%) Test Scripting
10 3 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (6.52%) Project Planning
10 3 (6.52%) JIRA
10 3 (6.52%) Spanish Language
10 3 (6.52%) Performance Metrics

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 (4.35%) WebSphere
1 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) BlazeMeter
1 2 (4.35%) PaaS
1 2 (4.35%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
1 1 (2.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Big Data
1 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.17%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) JIRA
2 2 (4.35%) Appium
2 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 12 (26.09%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Retail Banking
4 3 (6.52%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) HTML
1 2 (4.35%) JSP
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) PMI
3 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (100.00%) Scrum
2 42 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (30.43%) Coaching
4 10 (21.74%) Kanban
5 7 (15.22%) TDD
6 5 (10.87%) BDD
6 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (10.87%) Project Management
6 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.52%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.52%) Project Planning
7 3 (6.52%) Test Planning
7 3 (6.52%) Test Scripting
7 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (6.52%) User Stories
7 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) Java
2 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) ISEB
1 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (2.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) CA
1 2 (4.35%) Perfecto Mobile
2 1 (2.17%) Informatica