The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 74 97
Rank change year-on-year -21 +23  
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 9 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.60% 1.32% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 1.38% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Median daily rate £438 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11%  
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 the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1424 1454 1531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 94.49% 95.85% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 884 902
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 49 70
Median hourly rate £13.86 £13.00 £12.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.61% +0.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £9.82 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £20.00 £32.00
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 the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in the East Midlands

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum Master in the East Midlands

Scrum Master
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands 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
Nottinghamshire -9 2 £438 -
Leicestershire -16 2 £400 -20.00%
Northamptonshire -5 1 £450 -5.26%
Scrum Master
England

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Scrum
2 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (55.56%) Coaching
4 6 (33.33%) TDD
4 6 (33.33%) JIRA
5 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (27.78%) DevOps
5 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
5 5 (27.78%) Kanban
6 4 (22.22%) Confluence
6 4 (22.22%) BDD
6 4 (22.22%) User Stories
6 4 (22.22%) QA
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 4 (22.22%) Windows
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (16.67%) Velocity
8 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
8 2 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (11.11%) Kubernetes
8 2 (11.11%) Terraform
8 2 (11.11%) Virtual Team
8 2 (11.11%) Release Automation
8 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (11.11%) Ansible
8 2 (11.11%) Docker
8 2 (11.11%) Puppet
8 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
8 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement

Scrum Master Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 4 (22.22%) Confluence
2 2 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.56%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Games
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Velocity
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) Middleware
2 2 (11.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Android
2 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Scrum
2 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (55.56%) Coaching
4 6 (33.33%) TDD
5 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (27.78%) DevOps
5 5 (27.78%) Kanban
5 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
6 4 (22.22%) BDD
6 4 (22.22%) User Stories
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 2 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (11.11%) Release Automation
7 2 (11.11%) Time Management
8 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
8 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
8 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
8 1 (5.56%) Project Management
8 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Ansible
1 2 (11.11%) Kubernetes
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
1 2 (11.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Informatica