Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 11 December 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
England > London
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 318 379 366
Rank change year-on-year +61 -13 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 369 285 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.78% 0.60% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.63% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 214 191
London median daily rate £525 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £409 £400 £374
90th Percentile £638 £650 £618
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £50.00
England median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +57.14% -30.00% -71.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44,628 45,089 42,170
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.95% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,255 32,755 29,957
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £294
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 610 553 571
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.44 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.13% +6.27% +1.13%
10th Percentile £12.73 £12.00 £11.32
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in London

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum Master in London

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum Master in London over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum Master in London

Scrum Master
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum Master in London

Scrum Master
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Central London -11 53 £513 +5.18% 5
West London +6 22 £515 -3.74% 4
East London -17 20 £575 +1.10%
South London -28 13 £425 -12.82% 5
Scrum Master
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 London region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 369 (100.00%) Scrum
2 339 (91.87%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (34.42%) Coaching
4 107 (29.00%) Kanban
5 97 (26.29%) JIRA
6 95 (25.75%) Finance
7 67 (18.16%) TDD
8 66 (17.89%) User Stories
9 61 (16.53%) Project Management
10 57 (15.45%) Banking
11 56 (15.18%) Java
12 54 (14.63%) Agile Coaching
13 49 (13.28%) Confluence
13 49 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
14 48 (13.01%) Continuous Improvement
15 44 (11.92%) DevOps
16 43 (11.65%) Mentoring
17 41 (11.11%) Decision-Making
17 41 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
18 38 (10.30%) Software Delivery
19 36 (9.76%) Velocity
20 35 (9.49%) Test Automation
21 34 (9.21%) E-Commerce
22 33 (8.94%) Scaled Agile Framework
23 32 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
24 31 (8.40%) ATDD
24 31 (8.40%) BDD
24 31 (8.40%) SDLC
25 28 (7.59%) Security Cleared
26 27 (7.32%) Games

Scrum Master Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 49 (13.28%) Confluence
2 11 (2.98%) Apache
3 7 (1.90%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.36%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.81%) CMS
5 3 (0.81%) IIS
6 2 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.27%) SAS
7 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.27%) Magento
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.27%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.54%) Office 365
4 1 (0.27%) AdWords
4 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.27%) Apigee
4 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.81%) AMQP
2 1 (0.27%) Firewall
2 1 (0.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.34%) Big Data
2 11 (2.98%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (2.44%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.17%) OLAP
5 6 (1.63%) Data Mining
6 5 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.36%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.36%) SQL Server
7 3 (0.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.54%) PowerCenter
8 2 (0.54%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.27%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.27%) Power BI
9 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 97 (26.29%) JIRA
2 11 (2.98%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.17%) Bitbucket
3 8 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.81%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.54%) Maven
5 2 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.54%) Subversion
5 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 95 (25.75%) Finance
2 57 (15.45%) Banking
3 27 (7.32%) Games
4 22 (5.96%) Retail
5 11 (2.98%) Publishing
6 8 (2.17%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.90%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.63%) Marketing
8 6 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.08%) Advertising
9 4 (1.08%) Front Office
9 4 (1.08%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.81%) Back Office
11 2 (0.54%) Arabic Language
11 2 (0.54%) French Language
11 2 (0.54%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.54%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.27%) Electronics
12 1 (0.27%) Law
12 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.76%) Velocity
2 15 (4.07%) AngularJS
3 12 (3.25%) Kafka
4 11 (2.98%) .NET
5 10 (2.71%) HTML
6 9 (2.44%) J2EE
7 8 (2.17%) Apache Camel
8 6 (1.63%) Natural Language Processing
8 6 (1.63%) Node.js
9 4 (1.08%) CSS
9 4 (1.08%) React
9 4 (1.08%) Spring
9 4 (1.08%) Web Services
10 3 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (0.81%) FpML
10 3 (0.81%) HTML5
10 3 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (0.27%) OAuth
11 1 (0.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.98%) Virtual Team
3 10 (2.71%) User Experience
4 9 (2.44%) FMCG
5 8 (2.17%) Fintech
5 8 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.63%) Algorithms
6 6 (1.63%) PMI
7 5 (1.36%) Derivative
7 5 (1.36%) Video on Demand
8 4 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.08%) Media Streaming
8 4 (1.08%) Over-the-Top Content
9 3 (0.81%) EPoS
9 3 (0.81%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.81%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.81%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (0.54%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.54%) iPad
10 2 (0.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.27%) Android
1 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (100.00%) Scrum
2 339 (91.87%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (34.42%) Coaching
4 107 (29.00%) Kanban
5 67 (18.16%) TDD
6 66 (17.89%) User Stories
7 61 (16.53%) Project Management
8 54 (14.63%) Agile Coaching
9 49 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (13.01%) Continuous Improvement
11 44 (11.92%) DevOps
12 43 (11.65%) Mentoring
13 41 (11.11%) Decision-Making
13 41 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
14 38 (10.30%) Software Delivery
15 35 (9.49%) Test Automation
16 34 (9.21%) E-Commerce
17 33 (8.94%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 32 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
19 31 (8.40%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 56 (15.18%) Java
2 18 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 12 (3.25%) Java 8
4 8 (2.17%) C#
4 8 (2.17%) SQL
5 3 (0.81%) C
6 2 (0.54%) VBA
7 1 (0.27%) C++
7 1 (0.27%) Python
7 1 (0.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.05%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.71%) Degree
3 10 (2.71%) PMP
4 9 (2.44%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.54%) SAFe Agilist
7 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.63%) PMO
2 4 (1.08%) QA
3 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.27%) MiFID
4 1 (0.27%) PSD2
4 1 (0.27%) SLA
4 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (4.34%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (3.52%) hybris
2 8 (2.17%) CA
2 8 (2.17%) CA Agile Central
2 8 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.63%) SAP
4 5 (1.36%) Atlassian
5 3 (0.81%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.54%) Adobe
6 2 (0.54%) Informatica
6 2 (0.54%) Pega
6 2 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.27%) Anaplan
7 1 (0.27%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.27%) Google
7 1 (0.27%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle
7 1 (0.27%) Progress
7 1 (0.27%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.27%) Teradata