Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £485 per day in advertised job vacancies in 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
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 347 382 430
Rank change year-on-year +35 +48 +51
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 669 604 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.62% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.66% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 404 355
England median daily rate £485 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% - +8.57%
10th Percentile £363 £370 £357
90th Percentile £600 £576 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £469
% change year-on-year - +1.33% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £99.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -49.87% -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £99.75
% change year-on-year -20.00% -49.87% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89873 92200 98570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59900 60696 63752
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2662 2972 3818
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

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 6 months to 21 November 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 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
London +1 290 £500 +4.17% 17
South East +53 172 £488 +8.33% 5
North of England +34 73 £425 -3.30% 19
Midlands -6 59 £450 -10.00% 4
East of England +24 56 £500 +5.26% 6
North West +35 39 £350 -26.32% 6
Yorkshire +5 33 £450 +4.71% 11
West Midlands +2 32 £450 -10.00% 4
East Midlands -8 23 £444 -11.25%
South West -8 22 £450 -2.70% 6
North East +52 1 £454 +16.28% 2
Scrum Master
UK

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 England region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 669 (100.00%) Scrum
2 604 (90.28%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (31.99%) Kanban
4 207 (30.94%) Coaching
5 180 (26.91%) JIRA
6 174 (26.01%) Finance
7 136 (20.33%) User Stories
8 132 (19.73%) TDD
9 110 (16.44%) Confluence
10 100 (14.95%) Velocity
10 100 (14.95%) Project Management
11 96 (14.35%) Continuous Integration
11 96 (14.35%) Continuous Improvement
12 95 (14.20%) BDD
13 89 (13.30%) Mentoring
14 86 (12.86%) DevOps
15 83 (12.41%) Banking
15 83 (12.41%) Java
16 75 (11.21%) Test Automation
17 68 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
18 59 (8.82%) Software Delivery
19 50 (7.47%) SDLC
20 48 (7.17%) Virtual Team
21 46 (6.88%) Waterfall
22 41 (6.13%) Security Cleared
23 39 (5.83%) Microsoft
23 39 (5.83%) Agile Project Management
24 38 (5.68%) Acceptance Criteria
25 34 (5.08%) Games
26 33 (4.93%) Retail

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
1 110 (16.44%) Confluence
2 9 (1.35%) Apache
3 7 (1.05%) Tomcat
4 6 (0.90%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.30%) CMS
5 2 (0.30%) Drupal
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.15%) GemFire
6 1 (0.15%) IIS
6 1 (0.15%) JBoss
6 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Summit
2 1 (0.15%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.60%) PaaS
3 4 (0.60%) Trello
4 3 (0.45%) GitHub
4 3 (0.45%) Slack
5 2 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.30%) IaaS
5 2 (0.30%) Office 365
5 2 (0.30%) SaaS
6 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.15%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.45%) SMS
2 2 (0.30%) 3G
2 2 (0.30%) 4G
2 2 (0.30%) GSM
2 2 (0.30%) OpenFlow
3 1 (0.15%) Internet
3 1 (0.15%) Network Security
3 1 (0.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.99%) Oracle Database
2 12 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (1.79%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (0.75%) OLAP
5 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.45%) Big Data
6 3 (0.45%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.45%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.45%) MySQL
6 3 (0.45%) QlikView
7 2 (0.30%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (0.30%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.30%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.30%) Redis
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 180 (26.91%) JIRA
2 26 (3.89%) JIRA Agile
3 23 (3.44%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (1.49%) Bitbucket
6 9 (1.35%) Git (software)
6 9 (1.35%) JUnit
7 7 (1.05%) Selenium
7 7 (1.05%) VersionOne
7 7 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (0.90%) Gradle
9 4 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.60%) Subversion
9 4 (0.60%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.45%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.30%) JBehave
11 2 (0.30%) Maven
11 2 (0.30%) Spock
12 1 (0.15%) gulp
12 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
General
1 174 (26.01%) Finance
2 83 (12.41%) Banking
3 34 (5.08%) Games
4 33 (4.93%) Retail
5 24 (3.59%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.54%) Retail Banking
7 15 (2.24%) Marketing
8 12 (1.79%) Publishing
9 6 (0.90%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.75%) Advertising
10 5 (0.75%) Electronics
10 5 (0.75%) Front Office
10 5 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.75%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.60%) Law
11 4 (0.60%) Legal
11 4 (0.60%) Local Government
12 3 (0.45%) Back Office
13 2 (0.30%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.30%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (14.95%) Velocity
2 18 (2.69%) .NET
3 14 (2.09%) HTML
4 10 (1.49%) CSS
5 9 (1.35%) Kafka
5 9 (1.35%) RESTful
5 9 (1.35%) Spring
6 8 (1.20%) AngularJS
6 8 (1.20%) Hibernate
7 7 (1.05%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.05%) Node.js
8 6 (0.90%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.90%) Apache Camel
8 6 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (0.90%) HTML5
8 6 (0.90%) React
9 5 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (0.75%) CSS3
9 5 (0.75%) jQuery
10 4 (0.60%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.17%) Virtual Team
2 23 (3.44%) Mobile App
3 22 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (2.54%) User Experience
5 16 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.20%) Fintech
8 7 (1.05%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.75%) PMI
11 4 (0.60%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.60%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.60%) NHS
12 3 (0.45%) iPad
12 3 (0.45%) Online Banking
12 3 (0.45%) Over-the-Top Content
12 3 (0.45%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.30%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.30%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.30%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 9 (1.35%) Android
1 9 (1.35%) Apple iOS
2 6 (0.90%) Linux
3 4 (0.60%) Windows
4 2 (0.30%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.15%) Fedora
5 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 669 (100.00%) Scrum
2 604 (90.28%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (31.99%) Kanban
4 207 (30.94%) Coaching
5 136 (20.33%) User Stories
6 132 (19.73%) TDD
7 100 (14.95%) Project Management
8 96 (14.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 96 (14.35%) Continuous Integration
9 95 (14.20%) BDD
10 89 (13.30%) Mentoring
11 86 (12.86%) DevOps
12 75 (11.21%) Test Automation
13 68 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 59 (8.82%) Software Delivery
15 50 (7.47%) SDLC
16 46 (6.88%) Waterfall
17 39 (5.83%) Agile Project Management
18 38 (5.68%) Acceptance Criteria
19 32 (4.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (12.41%) Java
2 21 (3.14%) JavaScript
3 16 (2.39%) SQL
4 14 (2.09%) C
5 8 (1.20%) C#
6 4 (0.60%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.45%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.30%) C++
8 2 (0.30%) Groovy
8 2 (0.30%) PHP
9 1 (0.15%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.15%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.15%) Python
9 1 (0.15%) R
9 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (6.13%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.04%) Degree
3 21 (3.14%) PMI Certification
4 20 (2.99%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.69%) PMP
6 13 (1.94%) ISEB
7 12 (1.79%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.90%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.30%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.30%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.15%) IIBA
11 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.15%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.14%) QA
2 3 (0.45%) PMO
3 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.15%) GDPR
4 1 (0.15%) PSD2
System Software
1 21 (3.14%) Docker
2 2 (0.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.30%) KVM
2 2 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.15%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (0.75%) Puppet
2 4 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.45%) Ansible
4 1 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (5.83%) Microsoft
2 22 (3.29%) Oracle
3 14 (2.09%) Atlassian
4 10 (1.49%) CA Agile Central
5 5 (0.75%) SAP
6 3 (0.45%) Informatica
7 2 (0.30%) Cognos
7 2 (0.30%) Fixnetix
7 2 (0.30%) Tableau
7 2 (0.30%) VMware
8 1 (0.15%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.15%) CA
8 1 (0.15%) Databricks
8 1 (0.15%) hybris
8 1 (0.15%) Jitterbit
8 1 (0.15%) KANA
8 1 (0.15%) Progress
8 1 (0.15%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.15%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.15%) Temenos