Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 62 76
Rank change year-on-year -12 +14 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 10 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.58% 2.63% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 2.72% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 0
Essex median daily rate £550 £526 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.51% - -
East of England median daily rate £513 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +2.50% +17.65% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 613 772 1,007
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.99% 96.62% 96.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 503 552
Essex median daily rate £475 £354 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.37% -11.63% +3.90%
10th Percentile £270 £213 £225
90th Percentile £600 £535 £550
East of England median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.38% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 97 140
Essex median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £26.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +32.70% +28.66%
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £58.13 £42.90 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% -13.04% +17.95%

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in Essex

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum Master in Essex

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, Scrum Master contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Essex region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) Scrum
2 9 (90.00%) DevOps
2 9 (90.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
2 9 (90.00%) TDD
2 9 (90.00%) Kanban
3 8 (80.00%) Marketing
3 8 (80.00%) SAP
3 8 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (80.00%) Electronics
3 8 (80.00%) Telecoms
3 8 (80.00%) Finance
3 8 (80.00%) Manufacturing
3 8 (80.00%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (80.00%) Coaching
3 8 (80.00%) Programme Management
3 8 (80.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (10.00%) jQuery
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (10.00%) Process Management
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (10.00%) CSS
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript

Scrum Master Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA Agile
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (80.00%) Electronics
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
1 8 (80.00%) Manufacturing
1 8 (80.00%) Marketing
1 8 (80.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) Scrum
2 9 (90.00%) DevOps
2 9 (90.00%) Kanban
2 9 (90.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
2 9 (90.00%) TDD
3 8 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (80.00%) Coaching
3 8 (80.00%) Digital Marketing
3 8 (80.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Process Management
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
4 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) SAP