The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 363 330 404
Rank change year-on-year -33 +74  
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 228 315 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.64% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.67% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 202 160
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £350 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £638 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £457 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £24.50
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 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91549 110551 112831
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4078 4763 6999
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £44.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in England

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum Master in England

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum Master in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum Master in England

Scrum Master
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum Master in England

Scrum Master
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 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
London -21 102 £500 - 28
South East +47 60 £450 - 9
North of England +40 26 £450 +3.80% 10
Midlands -17 21 £450 -5.26% 6
East of England +2 18 £425 -7.85% 3
North West +20 14 £450 -2.70% 4
Yorkshire +6 11 £460 +22.66% 5
East Midlands -20 11 £450 -10.00% 2
West Midlands +3 10 £454 -4.47% 4
South West -20 7 £450 -14.28% 7
North East +70 1 - - 1
Scrum Master
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 500 (100.00%) Scrum
2 454 (90.80%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (31.00%) Coaching
4 150 (30.00%) Kanban
5 105 (21.00%) Finance
6 99 (19.80%) User Stories
7 94 (18.80%) JIRA
8 91 (18.20%) Project Management
8 91 (18.20%) DevOps
9 88 (17.60%) TDD
10 81 (16.20%) Mentoring
11 77 (15.40%) Continuous Improvement
12 74 (14.80%) Continuous Integration
13 65 (13.00%) Banking
14 59 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 56 (11.20%) Velocity
16 50 (10.00%) Java
17 46 (9.20%) BDD
18 44 (8.80%) Agile Project Management
19 41 (8.20%) Test Automation
20 37 (7.40%) Confluence
21 36 (7.20%) Software Delivery
22 34 (6.80%) SDLC
23 29 (5.80%) Continuous Delivery
24 28 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
24 28 (5.60%) Retail
24 28 (5.60%) Security Cleared
24 28 (5.60%) User Acceptance Testing
25 27 (5.40%) Waterfall
25 27 (5.40%) Games

Scrum Master Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 37 (7.40%) Confluence
2 11 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.40%) CMS
4 2 (0.40%) IIS
4 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.20%) Apache
5 1 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 7 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.20%) GitHub
2 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.60%) PaaS
4 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.40%) IaaS
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.20%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.20%) CloudBees
5 1 (0.20%) Office 365
5 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.20%) Slack
5 1 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.40%) Internet
2 5 (1.00%) Firewall
2 5 (1.00%) Intranet
3 2 (0.40%) SMS
4 1 (0.20%) ATM
4 1 (0.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.40%) Oracle Database
2 5 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.80%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.60%) Big Data
4 3 (0.60%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.40%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.40%) Power BI
5 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.20%) OLAP
6 1 (0.20%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 94 (18.80%) JIRA
2 20 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (3.40%) JIRA Agile
4 13 (2.60%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.00%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.80%) VersionOne
6 4 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.20%) JUnit
9 1 (0.20%) Urban Turtle
General
1 105 (21.00%) Finance
2 65 (13.00%) Banking
3 28 (5.60%) Retail
4 27 (5.40%) Games
5 17 (3.40%) Publishing
6 14 (2.80%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.60%) Retail Banking
8 12 (2.40%) Marketing
9 11 (2.20%) Manufacturing
10 10 (2.00%) Electronics
11 9 (1.80%) Investment Banking
12 6 (1.20%) Law
13 5 (1.00%) Back Office
13 5 (1.00%) Front Office
13 5 (1.00%) Legal
13 5 (1.00%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.80%) Advertising
14 4 (0.80%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.40%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (11.20%) Velocity
2 18 (3.60%) .NET
3 7 (1.40%) Node.js
4 6 (1.20%) J2EE
4 6 (1.20%) WPF
5 5 (1.00%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.00%) React
6 4 (0.80%) HTML
7 3 (0.60%) Backbone.js
7 3 (0.60%) Middleware
7 3 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (0.60%) Spring
7 3 (0.60%) Spring MVC
7 3 (0.60%) WCF
8 2 (0.40%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.40%) HTML5
8 2 (0.40%) Java EE
8 2 (0.40%) Web Services
9 1 (0.20%) Ajax
9 1 (0.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.40%) Virtual Team
2 19 (3.80%) Mobile App
3 14 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.20%) User Experience
5 9 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.00%) Fintech
8 5 (1.00%) RIA
9 3 (0.60%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.60%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.40%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.40%) Online Games
10 2 (0.40%) PMI
11 1 (0.20%) FMCG
11 1 (0.20%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.20%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Reinsurance
11 1 (0.20%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.20%) Android
2 10 (2.00%) Apple iOS
3 7 (1.40%) Linux
3 7 (1.40%) Windows
4 2 (0.40%) CentOS
4 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.40%) SUSE
4 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.20%) Fedora
5 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (100.00%) Scrum
2 454 (90.80%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (31.00%) Coaching
4 150 (30.00%) Kanban
5 99 (19.80%) User Stories
6 91 (18.20%) DevOps
6 91 (18.20%) Project Management
7 88 (17.60%) TDD
8 81 (16.20%) Mentoring
9 77 (15.40%) Continuous Improvement
10 74 (14.80%) Continuous Integration
11 59 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (9.20%) BDD
13 44 (8.80%) Agile Project Management
14 41 (8.20%) Test Automation
15 36 (7.20%) Software Delivery
16 34 (6.80%) SDLC
17 29 (5.80%) Continuous Delivery
18 28 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
18 28 (5.60%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (10.00%) Java
2 6 (1.20%) JavaScript
3 4 (0.80%) C
3 4 (0.80%) Ruby
3 4 (0.80%) SQL
4 3 (0.60%) C#
5 2 (0.40%) Python
5 2 (0.40%) Scala
5 2 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (5.60%) Security Cleared
2 19 (3.80%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.40%) Degree
4 11 (2.20%) ISEB
4 11 (2.20%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.80%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.80%) PMP
6 2 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.20%) QA
2 3 (0.60%) PMO
3 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.20%) MiFID
3 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (2.00%) Docker
2 2 (0.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (1.40%) Puppet
2 4 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.60%) Ansible
4 2 (0.40%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (4.60%) Microsoft
2 14 (2.80%) CA Agile Central
3 13 (2.60%) Oracle
4 11 (2.20%) SAP
5 4 (0.80%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.60%) GUPTA
7 2 (0.40%) ForgeRock
7 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.40%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe
8 1 (0.20%) Fixnetix
8 1 (0.20%) Google
8 1 (0.20%) HP
8 1 (0.20%) hybris
8 1 (0.20%) Informatica
8 1 (0.20%) KANA
8 1 (0.20%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.20%) Pega
8 1 (0.20%) Xamarin
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Search Consultancy
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £650 to £700 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £450 - £525 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Rate: Day rate £330-£350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day 6 Month Contract
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
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