Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 303 376 355
Rank change year-on-year +73 -21 0
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 386 253 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.84% 0.56% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.59% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 198 205
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £413 £400 £375
90th Percentile £638 £600 £650
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.94%
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% +104.08%

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 43,329 42,797 42,448
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.98% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,316 30,865 30,276
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 583 512 552
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £52.35
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +3 59 £525 +5.00% 7
West London +11 24 £515 -0.24% 5
South London -40 12 £525 - 5
East London -13 8 £515 +4.04%
North London -1 1 £410 -13.68%
Scrum Master
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 386 (100.00%) Scrum
2 346 (89.64%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (33.68%) Coaching
4 108 (27.98%) Finance
5 106 (27.46%) Kanban
6 95 (24.61%) JIRA
7 74 (19.17%) TDD
7 74 (19.17%) Banking
8 69 (17.88%) User Stories
9 63 (16.32%) Project Management
10 53 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
11 52 (13.47%) DevOps
12 50 (12.95%) Continuous Improvement
13 48 (12.44%) Confluence
13 48 (12.44%) Mentoring
13 48 (12.44%) Decision-Making
14 46 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
15 44 (11.40%) Java
16 41 (10.62%) Test Automation
17 40 (10.36%) Security Cleared
17 40 (10.36%) E-Commerce
18 39 (10.10%) SC Cleared
19 38 (9.84%) Velocity
19 38 (9.84%) Software Delivery
20 37 (9.59%) BDD
21 36 (9.33%) SDLC
22 32 (8.29%) Scaled Agile Framework
22 32 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
23 28 (7.25%) Games
24 27 (6.99%) ATDD

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 48 (12.44%) Confluence
2 11 (2.85%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (0.78%) JBoss
4 2 (0.52%) CMS
4 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.26%) Hyperledger
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.26%) SAS
5 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.26%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.78%) Apigee
4 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.26%) AdWords
5 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.26%) Serverless
5 1 (0.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.78%) AMQP
2 1 (0.26%) Firewall
2 1 (0.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.48%) Big Data
2 13 (3.37%) Hadoop
3 10 (2.59%) Data Mining
4 5 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.52%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.52%) PowerCenter
5 2 (0.52%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.26%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.26%) MySQL
6 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.26%) Power BI
6 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 95 (24.61%) JIRA
2 14 (3.63%) Jenkins
3 12 (3.11%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.30%) Maven
4 5 (1.30%) Subversion
5 4 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.52%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.26%) Gradle
8 1 (0.26%) Grunt
8 1 (0.26%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.26%) Mocha
8 1 (0.26%) Selenium
General
1 108 (27.98%) Finance
2 74 (19.17%) Banking
3 28 (7.25%) Games
4 24 (6.22%) Retail
5 13 (3.37%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.59%) Publishing
7 7 (1.81%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.81%) Marketing
8 6 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.30%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.04%) Advertising
10 4 (1.04%) Back Office
10 4 (1.04%) Front Office
11 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.26%) Electronics
12 1 (0.26%) Law
12 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.84%) Velocity
2 16 (4.15%) AngularJS
3 12 (3.11%) HTML
4 10 (2.59%) Natural Language Processing
5 9 (2.33%) J2EE
6 7 (1.81%) .NET
7 6 (1.55%) CSS
7 6 (1.55%) Node.js
7 6 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (1.30%) Spring
9 4 (1.04%) HTML5
10 3 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (0.78%) FpML
10 3 (0.78%) jQuery
10 3 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (0.52%) CSS3
11 2 (0.52%) REST
11 2 (0.52%) Sass
12 1 (0.26%) Kafka
12 1 (0.26%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.37%) User Experience
3 11 (2.85%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (2.59%) Algorithms
5 9 (2.33%) FMCG
6 6 (1.55%) Fintech
6 6 (1.55%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.30%) iPad
7 5 (1.30%) PMI
7 5 (1.30%) Robotics
7 5 (1.30%) Video on Demand
8 4 (1.04%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.04%) Derivative
8 4 (1.04%) Media Streaming
8 4 (1.04%) Over-the-Top Content
9 3 (0.78%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.78%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.78%) PKI
9 3 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.26%) Android
1 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (100.00%) Scrum
2 346 (89.64%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (33.68%) Coaching
4 106 (27.46%) Kanban
5 74 (19.17%) TDD
6 69 (17.88%) User Stories
7 63 (16.32%) Project Management
8 53 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
9 52 (13.47%) DevOps
10 50 (12.95%) Continuous Improvement
11 48 (12.44%) Decision-Making
11 48 (12.44%) Mentoring
12 46 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
13 41 (10.62%) Test Automation
14 40 (10.36%) E-Commerce
15 38 (9.84%) Software Delivery
16 37 (9.59%) BDD
17 36 (9.33%) SDLC
18 32 (8.29%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 32 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (11.40%) Java
2 16 (4.15%) JavaScript
3 9 (2.33%) SQL
4 8 (2.07%) C#
5 5 (1.30%) Java 8
6 4 (1.04%) C
7 2 (0.52%) VBA
8 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.26%) Groovy
8 1 (0.26%) Python
8 1 (0.26%) Ruby
8 1 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 40 (10.36%) Security Cleared
2 39 (10.10%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.11%) Degree
4 8 (2.07%) PMI Certification
5 7 (1.81%) PMP
6 4 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.52%) SAFe Agilist
8 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.26%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.81%) QA
2 4 (1.04%) PMO
2 4 (1.04%) SLA
3 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.52%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.26%) GDPR
4 1 (0.26%) MiFID
4 1 (0.26%) PSD2
System Software
1 8 (2.07%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.52%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (3.11%) hybris
2 7 (1.81%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.55%) Atlassian
3 6 (1.55%) SAP
4 4 (1.04%) Blue Prism
4 4 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.04%) UiPath
5 3 (0.78%) Automation Anywhere
5 3 (0.78%) Pega
5 3 (0.78%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.52%) CA
6 2 (0.52%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (0.52%) Informatica
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle
6 2 (0.52%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe
7 1 (0.26%) Anaplan
7 1 (0.26%) BEA
7 1 (0.26%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.26%) Progress