The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England 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 of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 110 136
Rank change year-on-year -3 +26  
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 19 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.83% 0.60% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.63% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 8
Median daily rate £538 £461 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.53% -2.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £403 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £475 £504
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 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 2159 2398 2905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.83% 96.15% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1254 1368 1729
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 191 255
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £41.00
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 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 25 June 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 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
Essex - 12 £563 -
Hertfordshire -2 4 £425 -10.52%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £475 - 1
Scrum Master
England

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

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 of England region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 38 (100.00%) Scrum
2 37 (97.37%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (73.68%) Kanban
4 26 (68.42%) TDD
5 23 (60.53%) DevOps
6 22 (57.89%) Coaching
7 21 (55.26%) JIRA
8 19 (50.00%) SOA
9 17 (44.74%) Confluence
9 17 (44.74%) User Stories
10 16 (42.11%) BDD
11 15 (39.47%) JIRA Agile
11 15 (39.47%) Virtual Team
12 14 (36.84%) Software Delivery
13 13 (34.21%) Project Planning
13 13 (34.21%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (31.58%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (26.32%) Process Management
16 8 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
17 7 (18.42%) Finance
18 6 (15.79%) Manufacturing
18 6 (15.79%) Programme Management
18 6 (15.79%) Electronics
18 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
18 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
18 6 (15.79%) SAP
18 6 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
18 6 (15.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
18 6 (15.79%) Marketing
18 6 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery

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 17 (44.74%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 6 (15.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 21 (55.26%) JIRA
2 15 (39.47%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Electronics
2 6 (15.79%) Manufacturing
2 6 (15.79%) Marketing
2 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.89%) Games
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
1 1 (2.63%) J2EE
1 1 (2.63%) Middleware
1 1 (2.63%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 15 (39.47%) Virtual Team
2 12 (31.58%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.63%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Scrum
2 37 (97.37%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (73.68%) Kanban
4 26 (68.42%) TDD
5 23 (60.53%) DevOps
6 22 (57.89%) Coaching
7 19 (50.00%) SOA
8 17 (44.74%) User Stories
9 16 (42.11%) BDD
10 14 (36.84%) Software Delivery
11 13 (34.21%) Project Planning
11 13 (34.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (26.32%) Process Management
13 8 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
14 6 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
14 6 (15.79%) Programme Management
15 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
16 3 (7.89%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) C
1 1 (2.63%) C#
1 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) SAP
2 1 (2.63%) hybris
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft