Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 77 76
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 27 30 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.75% 3.43% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 3.61% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 2
Essex median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
East of England median daily rate £550 £475 £451
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Essex median hourly rate - £35.00 -
East of England median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 927 831 884
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 94.97% 97.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 559 453
Essex median daily rate £500 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +28.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £234 £263 £213
90th Percentile £600 £588 £517
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 68 181
Essex median hourly rate £28.50 £32.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.63% +61.25% -38.46%
10th Percentile £14.95 £11.96 £15.75
90th Percentile £56.91 £63.75 £42.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £20.16
% change year-on-year -2.86% -13.19% -1.66%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum Master in Essex over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum Master in Essex

Scrum Master
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. 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
Southend-on-Sea -3 12 £505 -3.81%
Scrum Master
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 27 (100.00%) Scrum
1 27 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (81.48%) Coaching
3 20 (74.07%) TDD
4 19 (70.37%) DevOps
5 17 (62.96%) Kanban
6 14 (51.85%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 12 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (37.04%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (37.04%) Digital Marketing
8 10 (37.04%) Marketing
8 10 (37.04%) JIRA
8 10 (37.04%) Programme Management
8 10 (37.04%) Electronics
8 10 (37.04%) Telecoms
8 10 (37.04%) Finance
8 10 (37.04%) Manufacturing
8 10 (37.04%) SAP
8 10 (37.04%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (29.63%) Confluence
9 8 (29.63%) BDD
9 8 (29.63%) User Stories
9 8 (29.63%) Software Delivery
9 8 (29.63%) JIRA Agile
10 7 (25.93%) Continuous Deployment
10 7 (25.93%) Scrum-ban
11 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
11 5 (18.52%) SOA
11 5 (18.52%) Process Management

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 8 (29.63%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) JIRA
2 8 (29.63%) JIRA Agile
3 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 10 (37.04%) Electronics
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
1 10 (37.04%) Manufacturing
1 10 (37.04%) Marketing
1 10 (37.04%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (18.52%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (100.00%) Scrum
2 22 (81.48%) Coaching
3 20 (74.07%) TDD
4 19 (70.37%) DevOps
5 17 (62.96%) Kanban
6 14 (51.85%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 12 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (37.04%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (37.04%) Digital Marketing
8 10 (37.04%) Programme Management
9 8 (29.63%) BDD
9 8 (29.63%) Software Delivery
9 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (29.63%) User Stories
10 7 (25.93%) Continuous Deployment
10 7 (25.93%) Scrum-ban
11 5 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (18.52%) Process Management
11 5 (18.52%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) SAP
2 3 (11.11%) Informatica
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle