The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £526 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum Master
England / East of England
Rank 107 97 119
Rank change year-on-year -10 +22  
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 19 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.87% 1.06% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.10% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 10
Median daily rate £526 £423 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.55% +0.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38%  
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 of England. 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 of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2077 2353 2495
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.63% 96.36% 96.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1264 1373 1408
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 169 237
Median hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.15% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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
Essex +3 14 £540 - 1
Cambridgeshire -2 3 £475 +65.21%
Hertfordshire - 2 £438 -
Scrum Master
England

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 35 (100.00%) Scrum
2 34 (97.14%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (74.29%) JIRA
4 25 (71.43%) TDD
5 21 (60.00%) Kanban
5 21 (60.00%) BDD
6 19 (54.29%) JIRA Agile
7 18 (51.43%) Confluence
8 17 (48.57%) User Stories
8 17 (48.57%) DevOps
8 17 (48.57%) Virtual Team
9 16 (45.71%) SOA
10 15 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (42.86%) Software Delivery
10 15 (42.86%) Coaching
11 14 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (40.00%) Process Management
12 13 (37.14%) Project Planning
12 13 (37.14%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (17.14%) Intranet
13 6 (17.14%) Java
14 5 (14.29%) Velocity
14 5 (14.29%) Software Testing
14 5 (14.29%) Open Source
15 3 (8.57%) WSO2
15 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
15 3 (8.57%) OO
15 3 (8.57%) Finance
16 2 (5.71%) Oracle
16 2 (5.71%) C

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top Related 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 18 (51.43%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 26 (74.29%) JIRA
2 19 (54.29%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Games
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Velocity
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (48.57%) Virtual Team
2 14 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Smart Energy
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) Scrum
2 34 (97.14%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (71.43%) TDD
4 21 (60.00%) BDD
4 21 (60.00%) Kanban
5 17 (48.57%) DevOps
5 17 (48.57%) User Stories
6 16 (45.71%) SOA
7 15 (42.86%) Coaching
7 15 (42.86%) Software Delivery
7 15 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (40.00%) Process Management
9 13 (37.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (37.14%) Project Planning
10 5 (14.29%) Open Source
10 5 (14.29%) Software Testing
11 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (8.57%) OO
12 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
12 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) Java
2 2 (5.71%) C
2 2 (5.71%) Scala
3 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) WSO2
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) SAP
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