Period
to 23 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 333 313 389
Rank change year-on-year -20 +76 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 274 360 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.68% 0.79% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.83% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 235 149
London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £413 £413 £401
90th Percentile £650 £641 £601
England median daily rate £488 £488 £463
% change year-on-year - +5.41% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £31.50 - -

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 37,975 43,256 37,433
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 94.81% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,076 31,285 26,696
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £315 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 680 490
London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.44% +18.42%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.75 £11.99
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.53 £51.38
England median hourly rate £19.08 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.12% -2.62% -2.54%

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019. 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 -20 48 £494 -7.06% 5
South London -8 10 £450 -14.29%
West London +13 7 £500 - 8
East London -15 6 £425 -26.09% 2
Scrum Master
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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.

1 274 (100.00%) Scrum
2 250 (91.24%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (35.40%) Kanban
3 97 (35.40%) Coaching
4 72 (26.28%) JIRA
5 71 (25.91%) Finance
6 61 (22.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 52 (18.98%) Sprint Planning
8 48 (17.52%) Project Management
9 44 (16.06%) Confluence
9 44 (16.06%) DevOps
10 43 (15.69%) Velocity
11 42 (15.33%) Agile Coaching
12 40 (14.60%) User Stories
13 39 (14.23%) TDD
14 38 (13.87%) Continuous Integration
14 38 (13.87%) Burndown Charts
15 37 (13.50%) Problem-Solving
15 37 (13.50%) Banking
16 35 (12.77%) Sprint Retrospective
17 31 (11.31%) Waterfall
18 29 (10.58%) ATDD
18 29 (10.58%) Java
19 28 (10.22%) Decision-Making
20 27 (9.85%) Retail
20 27 (9.85%) Stakeholder Management
21 26 (9.49%) Sprint Review
22 23 (8.39%) E-Commerce
22 23 (8.39%) Test Automation
23 22 (8.03%) Continuous Delivery

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 44 (16.06%) Confluence
2 7 (2.55%) CMS
3 5 (1.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.73%) JBoss
4 2 (0.73%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.36%) Apache
5 1 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Fredhopper
2 1 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.55%) Slack
4 2 (0.73%) Office 365
4 2 (0.73%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 2 (0.73%) Trello
5 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.73%) OpenLDAP
1 2 (0.73%) RTP
2 1 (0.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.82%) Big Data
2 3 (1.09%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.73%) HBase
3 2 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.36%) OLAP
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 72 (26.28%) JIRA
2 13 (4.74%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.19%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.09%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.09%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (0.73%) Maven
6 2 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.36%) Selenium
7 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.36%) Urban Turtle
7 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 71 (25.91%) Finance
2 37 (13.50%) Banking
3 27 (9.85%) Retail
4 20 (7.30%) Games
5 8 (2.92%) Front Office
6 4 (1.46%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.46%) Marketing
7 3 (1.09%) Advertising
7 3 (1.09%) Back Office
7 3 (1.09%) Mandarin Language
7 3 (1.09%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.73%) Billing
8 2 (0.73%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.73%) Law
8 2 (0.73%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.36%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.36%) French Language
9 1 (0.36%) Legal
9 1 (0.36%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (15.69%) Velocity
2 11 (4.01%) .NET
3 10 (3.65%) J2EE
4 6 (2.19%) Web Services
5 5 (1.82%) HTML
6 3 (1.09%) Apache Camel
6 3 (1.09%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.09%) HTML5
7 2 (0.73%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.73%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.73%) CSS
7 2 (0.73%) Kafka
7 2 (0.73%) XML
8 1 (0.36%) ADO
8 1 (0.36%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.36%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.74%) Social Media
2 11 (4.01%) Virtual Team
3 10 (3.65%) Fintech
4 9 (3.28%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.28%) User Experience
5 6 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.19%) PMI
6 2 (0.73%) FMCG
6 2 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.73%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (0.73%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.36%) Media Streaming
7 1 (0.36%) NHS
7 1 (0.36%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.36%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.82%) Android
1 5 (1.82%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.73%) CentOS
2 2 (0.73%) Linux
2 2 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (100.00%) Scrum
2 250 (91.24%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (35.40%) Coaching
3 97 (35.40%) Kanban
4 61 (22.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 52 (18.98%) Sprint Planning
6 48 (17.52%) Project Management
7 44 (16.06%) DevOps
8 42 (15.33%) Agile Coaching
9 40 (14.60%) User Stories
10 39 (14.23%) TDD
11 38 (13.87%) Burndown Charts
11 38 (13.87%) Continuous Integration
12 37 (13.50%) Problem-Solving
13 35 (12.77%) Sprint Retrospective
14 31 (11.31%) Waterfall
15 29 (10.58%) ATDD
16 28 (10.22%) Decision-Making
17 27 (9.85%) Stakeholder Management
18 26 (9.49%) Sprint Review
Programming Languages
1 29 (10.58%) Java
2 12 (4.38%) C#
3 6 (2.19%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.09%) C
5 2 (0.73%) Java 8
5 2 (0.73%) Ruby
6 1 (0.36%) Python
6 1 (0.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.84%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.19%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.73%) Degree
4 2 (0.73%) PMP
4 2 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.11%) QA
2 2 (0.73%) MiFID
2 2 (0.73%) PMO
2 2 (0.73%) PSD2
3 1 (0.36%) Basel III
3 1 (0.36%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (0.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.73%) Kubernetes
1 2 (0.73%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.36%) Ansible
2 1 (0.36%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (2.19%) Microsoft
2 4 (1.46%) Atlassian
3 3 (1.09%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (0.73%) Adobe
4 2 (0.73%) CA
4 2 (0.73%) Google
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle
4 2 (0.73%) Red Hat
4 2 (0.73%) Workday
5 1 (0.36%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.36%) Cognos
5 1 (0.36%) Informatica
5 1 (0.36%) Progress