Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 21 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
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 171 174
Rank change year-on-year +24 +3 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 56 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.08% 0.56% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.58% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 24 25
East of England median daily rate £500 £475 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +6.74% +36.92%
10th Percentile £351 £425 £300
90th Percentile £563 £535 £560
England median daily rate £485 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.11% - +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £99.75
% change year-on-year -30.00% -49.87% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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 of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4865 4626 5605
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.99% 95.68% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2793 2671 3283
East of England median daily rate £410 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.81% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 371 535
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.41 £10.60
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in the East of England

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum Master in the East of England

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum Master in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum Master in the East of England

Scrum Master
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum Master in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum Master in the East of England

Scrum Master
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 21 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
Essex +9 28 £550 +5.77% 1
Cambridgeshire -3 14 £380 -17.84% 2
Hertfordshire -5 8 £563 +18.42% 3
Norfolk -8 5 £475 +5.56%
Suffolk - 1 £500 -
Scrum Master
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 East of England region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 56 (100.00%) Scrum
1 56 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (62.50%) JIRA
3 29 (51.79%) Confluence
4 28 (50.00%) Kanban
5 27 (48.21%) BDD
5 27 (48.21%) TDD
6 24 (42.86%) User Stories
7 22 (39.29%) DevOps
8 21 (37.50%) JIRA Agile
9 20 (35.71%) Virtual Team
10 19 (33.93%) Acceptance Criteria
11 17 (30.36%) Software Delivery
11 17 (30.36%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (28.57%) Coaching
12 16 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (19.64%) Finance
14 10 (17.86%) SOA
15 9 (16.07%) Project Planning
16 8 (14.29%) Java
16 8 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
17 7 (12.50%) SDLC
17 7 (12.50%) Velocity
17 7 (12.50%) Retail
18 6 (10.71%) Software Testing
18 6 (10.71%) Process Management
18 6 (10.71%) Jenkins
19 5 (8.93%) Gradle
19 5 (8.93%) Bitbucket
19 5 (8.93%) ATDD

Scrum Master Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 29 (51.79%) Confluence
2 5 (8.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (62.50%) JIRA
2 21 (37.50%) JIRA Agile
3 6 (10.71%) Jenkins
4 5 (8.93%) Bitbucket
4 5 (8.93%) Gradle
4 5 (8.93%) Selenium
5 4 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 4 (7.14%) Subversion
5 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (7.14%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.79%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) Retail
3 3 (5.36%) Electronics
3 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.36%) Marketing
3 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.57%) Publishing
5 1 (1.79%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) Velocity
2 5 (8.93%) Hibernate
2 5 (8.93%) RESTful
2 5 (8.93%) Spring
3 4 (7.14%) .NET
3 4 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (7.14%) CSS
3 4 (7.14%) HTML
3 4 (7.14%) jQuery
3 4 (7.14%) WCF
4 1 (1.79%) J2EE
4 1 (1.79%) XML
4 1 (1.79%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 20 (35.71%) Virtual Team
2 17 (30.36%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) iPad
4 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 56 (100.00%) Scrum
2 28 (50.00%) Kanban
3 27 (48.21%) BDD
3 27 (48.21%) TDD
4 24 (42.86%) User Stories
5 22 (39.29%) DevOps
6 19 (33.93%) Acceptance Criteria
7 17 (30.36%) Software Delivery
8 16 (28.57%) Coaching
8 16 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (17.86%) SOA
10 9 (16.07%) Project Planning
11 8 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (12.50%) SDLC
13 6 (10.71%) Process Management
13 6 (10.71%) Software Testing
14 5 (8.93%) ATDD
14 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
15 4 (7.14%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.29%) Java
2 5 (8.93%) SQL
3 4 (7.14%) C#
3 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) Atlassian
2 3 (5.36%) SAP
3 1 (1.79%) hybris
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle
3 1 (1.79%) Progress