Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 124 104
Rank change year-on-year -2 -20 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 19 20 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.69% 0.65% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.69% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 21
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £403 £363
90th Percentile £545 £475 £663
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +57.14% -30.00% +104.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 2,610 2,904 3,104
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.78% 96.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,660 1,783 1,968
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £215 £225 £247
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 162 120
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £10.28 £9.75 £8.69
90th Percentile £31.50 £45.00 £34.25
England median hourly rate £18.35 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.87% +1.08% +4.11%

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum Master in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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
Nottinghamshire +11 9 £525 +18.31%
Northamptonshire -10 7 £380 -15.56%
Scrum Master
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, Scrum Master contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Scrum
2 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) Finance
4 6 (31.58%) Kanban
4 6 (31.58%) DevOps
5 5 (26.32%) JIRA
5 5 (26.32%) Velocity
5 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
5 5 (26.32%) Validation
5 5 (26.32%) Project Management
6 4 (21.05%) SDLC
6 4 (21.05%) Internet
6 4 (21.05%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 3 (15.79%) GDPR
7 3 (15.79%) Coaching
7 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 3 (15.79%) IBM
7 3 (15.79%) Law
7 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
7 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
7 3 (15.79%) Retail
8 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (10.53%) Process Improvement
8 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (5.26%) Conflict Management
9 1 (5.26%) PMO
9 1 (5.26%) Business Change Management
9 1 (5.26%) Acceptance Criteria

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 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Flink
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Artifactory
2 1 (5.26%) CA Release Automation
2 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
2 1 (5.26%) JBehave
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Maven
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Law
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Velocity
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Credit Risk
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Scrum
2 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) DevOps
3 6 (31.58%) Kanban
4 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
4 5 (26.32%) Project Management
4 5 (26.32%) Validation
5 4 (21.05%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 4 (21.05%) SDLC
6 3 (15.79%) Coaching
6 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
6 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (10.53%) Process Improvement
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (5.26%) API Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
8 1 (5.26%) Change Management
8 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) Java 8
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) GDPR
2 1 (5.26%) PMO
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) IBM