The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £459 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 April 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
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 153 190
Rank change year-on-year +9 +37  
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 15 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.47% 0.37% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.39% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 8
Median daily rate £459 £469 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.18% -10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £598 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +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 the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3036 3303 5257
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.20% 94.89% 95.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2316 2681 3962
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 45 75
Median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.15% +4.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £43.57 £32.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in the City of London

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum Master in the City of London

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum Master in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum Master in the City of London

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 City of London region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) Scrum
2 31 (93.94%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (42.42%) Kanban
4 9 (27.27%) Velocity
5 8 (24.24%) Finance
6 7 (21.21%) Java
6 7 (21.21%) TDD
6 7 (21.21%) JIRA
7 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (15.15%) DevOps
8 5 (15.15%) Banking
8 5 (15.15%) Project Management
8 5 (15.15%) Coaching
9 4 (12.12%) SDLC
9 4 (12.12%) DSDM
9 4 (12.12%) C#
9 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
9 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (12.12%) User Stories
9 4 (12.12%) BDD
10 3 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (9.09%) Web Development
10 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
10 3 (9.09%) .NET
10 3 (9.09%) Docker
11 2 (6.06%) SOLID
11 2 (6.06%) User Experience
11 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio

Scrum Master Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (6.06%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) GitHub
3 1 (3.03%) Basecamp
3 1 (3.03%) Slack
3 1 (3.03%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) JIRA
2 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Games
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Advertising
4 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) Velocity
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
3 2 (6.06%) LINQ
3 2 (6.06%) WCF
3 2 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
1 2 (6.06%) User Experience
2 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) Scrum
2 31 (93.94%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (42.42%) Kanban
4 7 (21.21%) TDD
5 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (15.15%) Coaching
6 5 (15.15%) DevOps
6 5 (15.15%) Project Management
7 4 (12.12%) BDD
7 4 (12.12%) DSDM
7 4 (12.12%) SDLC
7 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.12%) User Stories
8 3 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Web Development
9 2 (6.06%) MVC
9 2 (6.06%) OO
9 2 (6.06%) RAD
9 2 (6.06%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Java
2 4 (12.12%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) SQL
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Atlassian