The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum Master
UK / England
Rank 327 351 429
Rank change year-on-year +24 +78  
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 267 282 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.58% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.61% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 171 105
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £428 £420
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.78%  
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 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 39124 46334 45141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.21% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25435 30385 27741
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1447 1806
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 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
London +6 112 £475 -5.00% 23
South East +44 54 £438 +0.57% 4
East of England -11 19 £526 +24.55% 3
North East -4 18 £400 +6.66% 2
North West +18 16 £475 +5.55% 4
Yorkshire +13 16 £419 +19.64% 5
South West 0 15 £425 -5.55% 7
West Midlands +5 10 £473 +5.00% 4
East Midlands -13 9 £410 -3.52%
Scrum Master
UK

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 531 (100.00%) Scrum
2 496 (93.41%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (30.32%) Kanban
4 155 (29.19%) Coaching
5 115 (21.66%) JIRA
6 112 (21.09%) User Stories
7 110 (20.72%) Project Management
8 109 (20.53%) TDD
9 96 (18.08%) Finance
10 84 (15.82%) DevOps
11 72 (13.56%) BDD
12 71 (13.37%) Continuous Improvement
13 69 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
14 65 (12.24%) Java
15 64 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
15 64 (12.05%) Velocity
16 62 (11.68%) Mentoring
17 59 (11.11%) Banking
18 54 (10.17%) Software Delivery
19 50 (9.42%) Agile Project Management
20 45 (8.47%) Waterfall
21 42 (7.91%) SDLC
22 36 (6.78%) Confluence
23 31 (5.84%) Retail
24 29 (5.46%) Service Delivery
24 29 (5.46%) Microsoft
25 27 (5.08%) Virtual Team
26 26 (4.90%) User Acceptance Testing
27 25 (4.71%) E-Commerce
28 24 (4.52%) .NET

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top Related 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 36 (6.78%) Confluence
2 13 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.94%) CMS
3 5 (0.94%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.38%) Drupal
4 2 (0.38%) IIS
4 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.19%) Apache
5 1 (0.19%) JBoss
5 1 (0.19%) Liferay
5 1 (0.19%) Mule
Applications
1 17 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.88%) MS Office
2 10 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.69%) GitHub
3 7 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.13%) SaaS
5 5 (0.94%) Office 365
6 4 (0.75%) PaaS
7 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.19%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.19%) Slack
8 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.32%) Intranet
2 6 (1.13%) Internet
3 5 (0.94%) Skype
4 4 (0.75%) Firewall
5 1 (0.19%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.51%) Big Data
2 7 (1.32%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.94%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.19%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.19%) OLAP
6 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.19%) Power BI
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 115 (21.66%) JIRA
2 22 (4.14%) JIRA Agile
3 19 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (1.88%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.13%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (0.94%) Zephyr
7 3 (0.56%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.19%) JUnit
9 1 (0.19%) Urban Turtle
9 1 (0.19%) Xcode
General
1 96 (18.08%) Finance
2 59 (11.11%) Banking
3 31 (5.84%) Retail
4 21 (3.95%) Games
5 19 (3.58%) Publishing
6 14 (2.64%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.07%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.69%) Retail Banking
9 7 (1.32%) Law
9 7 (1.32%) Legal
10 6 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.13%) Marketing
11 5 (0.94%) Electronics
11 5 (0.94%) Front Office
11 5 (0.94%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.56%) Advertising
12 3 (0.56%) Back Office
12 3 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.38%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (12.05%) Velocity
2 24 (4.52%) .NET
3 9 (1.69%) AngularJS
4 8 (1.51%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.32%) J2EE
6 6 (1.13%) React
7 5 (0.94%) HTML
7 5 (0.94%) Spring
7 5 (0.94%) Spring MVC
8 4 (0.75%) Middleware
8 4 (0.75%) Node.js
8 4 (0.75%) RESTful
8 4 (0.75%) WCF
9 3 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.56%) Backbone.js
9 3 (0.56%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (0.56%) Struts
9 3 (0.56%) WPF
10 2 (0.38%) Java EE
10 2 (0.38%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.08%) Virtual Team
2 21 (3.95%) User Experience
3 19 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (0.94%) Mobile App
6 4 (0.75%) PMI
6 4 (0.75%) RIA
7 3 (0.56%) Blog
7 3 (0.56%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.56%) STB
8 2 (0.38%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.38%) iPad
8 2 (0.38%) Online Games
9 1 (0.19%) Infotainment
9 1 (0.19%) Life Science
9 1 (0.19%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.19%) Smart Energy
9 1 (0.19%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (1.88%) Windows
2 5 (0.94%) Android
2 5 (0.94%) Windows 10
3 4 (0.75%) Apple iOS
3 4 (0.75%) Linux
4 3 (0.56%) Unix
5 2 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 531 (100.00%) Scrum
2 496 (93.41%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (30.32%) Kanban
4 155 (29.19%) Coaching
5 112 (21.09%) User Stories
6 110 (20.72%) Project Management
7 109 (20.53%) TDD
8 84 (15.82%) DevOps
9 72 (13.56%) BDD
10 71 (13.37%) Continuous Improvement
11 69 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
12 64 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
13 62 (11.68%) Mentoring
14 54 (10.17%) Software Delivery
15 50 (9.42%) Agile Project Management
16 45 (8.47%) Waterfall
17 42 (7.91%) SDLC
18 29 (5.46%) Service Delivery
19 26 (4.90%) User Acceptance Testing
20 25 (4.71%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 65 (12.24%) Java
2 18 (3.39%) C#
3 13 (2.45%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.13%) C
5 5 (0.94%) Scala
5 5 (0.94%) SQL
6 4 (0.75%) Ruby
7 2 (0.38%) C++
7 2 (0.38%) PHP
7 2 (0.38%) Python
8 1 (0.19%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.19%) Groovy
8 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (4.33%) Security Cleared
2 17 (3.20%) SC Cleared
3 10 (1.88%) Degree
4 5 (0.94%) PMI Certification
4 5 (0.94%) PMP
5 2 (0.38%) ISEB
5 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.13%) QA
2 3 (0.56%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.56%) PMO
2 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (1.69%) Docker
2 2 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (0.75%) Ansible
1 4 (0.75%) Puppet
2 2 (0.38%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (5.46%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.45%) CA Agile Central
3 6 (1.13%) Oracle
4 5 (0.94%) SAP
5 4 (0.75%) Atlassian
5 4 (0.75%) Recommind
5 4 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (0.75%) ServiceNow
6 3 (0.56%) GUPTA
6 3 (0.56%) HP
6 3 (0.56%) WSO2
7 2 (0.38%) Snow
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe
8 1 (0.19%) BT
8 1 (0.19%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.19%) KANA
8 1 (0.19%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.19%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.19%) Splunk
8 1 (0.19%) Tealium
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