Period
to 12 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 132 121
Rank change year-on-year +5 -11 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 16 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.60% 0.63% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.66% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 18
East Midlands median daily rate £438 £395 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.76% -21.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £276 £351
90th Percentile £549 £475 £663
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
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% -71.43%

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 2,550 3,038 3,130
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 95.21% 96.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,648 1,877 1,951
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +3.33%
10th Percentile £238 £220 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 162 134
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.64 £15.00 £13.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +10.72% +4.21%
10th Percentile £9.52 £9.75 £9.30
90th Percentile £25.00 £45.00 £42.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 7 £525 +16.67%
Northamptonshire -9 5 £360 +4.35%
Scrum Master
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 16 (100.00%) Scrum
2 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Finance
4 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
4 5 (31.25%) Project Management
5 4 (25.00%) JIRA
5 4 (25.00%) Kanban
5 4 (25.00%) DevOps
5 4 (25.00%) Internet
6 3 (18.75%) Burndown Charts
6 3 (18.75%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 3 (18.75%) Business Agility
6 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 3 (18.75%) SDLC
6 3 (18.75%) GDPR
6 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
6 3 (18.75%) Velocity
6 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
6 3 (18.75%) Retail
6 3 (18.75%) IBM
6 3 (18.75%) Law
6 3 (18.75%) Validation
7 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (12.50%) Analytics
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
7 2 (12.50%) Coaching
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Coaching
8 1 (6.25%) Iteration Planning
8 1 (6.25%) Workshop Facilitation

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 (18.75%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Law
2 3 (18.75%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Velocity
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Scrum
2 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
3 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) DevOps
4 4 (25.00%) Kanban
5 3 (18.75%) Burndown Charts
5 3 (18.75%) Business Agility
5 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
5 3 (18.75%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 3 (18.75%) SDLC
5 3 (18.75%) Validation
5 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Coaching
6 2 (12.50%) Analytics
6 2 (12.50%) Coaching
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) GDPR
2 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) IBM