Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 363 356 352
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 282 265 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.61% 0.59% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.62% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 195 184
London median daily rate £500 £480 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £403 £363 £402
90th Percentile £638 £633 £646
England median daily rate £485 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.11% - +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
London median hourly rate - £50.00 £99.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -49.87% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £99.75
% change year-on-year -30.00% -49.87% -

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 43845 42658 44659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.00% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31743 30364 31460
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 553 695
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -19 45 £500 +11.11% 1
South London -19 26 £525 +31.25%
West London -5 11 £516 -1.67%
East London - 4 £495 - 2
North London - 1 £475 -
Scrum Master
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Scrum Master contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 282 (100.00%) Scrum
2 251 (89.01%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (32.62%) Kanban
4 88 (31.21%) Coaching
5 82 (29.08%) Finance
6 60 (21.28%) JIRA
7 52 (18.44%) Project Management
8 51 (18.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 50 (17.73%) Banking
10 49 (17.38%) User Stories
11 46 (16.31%) TDD
12 45 (15.96%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (14.54%) Mentoring
14 40 (14.18%) Java
15 34 (12.06%) Test Automation
16 33 (11.70%) DevOps
17 32 (11.35%) Security Cleared
18 26 (9.22%) BDD
19 25 (8.87%) Software Delivery
20 24 (8.51%) Waterfall
20 24 (8.51%) Confluence
21 22 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
22 21 (7.45%) Velocity
23 20 (7.09%) SDLC
24 18 (6.38%) Degree
25 17 (6.03%) SC Cleared
26 15 (5.32%) Microsoft
26 15 (5.32%) Acceptance Criteria
27 14 (4.96%) Mobile App
27 14 (4.96%) Retail

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 24 (8.51%) Confluence
2 8 (2.84%) Apache
3 3 (1.06%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.71%) CMS
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.06%) PaaS
4 2 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.71%) GitHub
4 2 (0.71%) IaaS
4 2 (0.71%) Office 365
4 2 (0.71%) SaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.35%) CloudBees
5 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.71%) 3G
1 2 (0.71%) 4G
1 2 (0.71%) GSM
1 2 (0.71%) OpenFlow
2 1 (0.35%) Network Security
2 1 (0.35%) Skype
2 1 (0.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (1.77%) OLAP
3 3 (1.06%) Big Data
3 3 (1.06%) QlikView
4 2 (0.71%) Amazon Aurora
4 2 (0.71%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.71%) MySQL
4 2 (0.71%) Neo4j
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.71%) Redis
4 2 (0.71%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.35%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 60 (21.28%) JIRA
2 6 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (1.77%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.77%) VersionOne
4 3 (1.06%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.06%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (0.71%) JBehave
5 2 (0.71%) Maven
5 2 (0.71%) Selenium
5 2 (0.71%) Spock
5 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.35%) gulp
6 1 (0.35%) JUnit
General
1 82 (29.08%) Finance
2 50 (17.73%) Banking
3 14 (4.96%) Retail
4 11 (3.90%) Marketing
5 10 (3.55%) Games
6 8 (2.84%) Publishing
7 6 (2.13%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.77%) Front Office
8 5 (1.77%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.42%) Law
9 4 (1.42%) Local Government
9 4 (1.42%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.06%) Back Office
10 3 (1.06%) Legal
11 2 (0.71%) Advertising
11 2 (0.71%) Electronics
11 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.71%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.35%) Automotive
12 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.45%) Velocity
2 9 (3.19%) HTML
3 8 (2.84%) .NET
3 8 (2.84%) Kafka
4 5 (1.77%) Apache Camel
4 5 (1.77%) CSS
4 5 (1.77%) HTML5
4 5 (1.77%) Node.js
5 4 (1.42%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.42%) CSS3
6 3 (1.06%) React
6 3 (1.06%) Web Services
7 2 (0.71%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (0.71%) Express
7 2 (0.71%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.71%) Spring
7 2 (0.71%) Spring Boot
7 2 (0.71%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.96%) Mobile App
2 11 (3.90%) User Experience
3 9 (3.19%) Virtual Team
4 8 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.84%) Fintech
5 7 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.77%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.42%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.42%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.42%) PMI
9 3 (1.06%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.71%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.71%) Reinsurance
11 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.35%) Equities
11 1 (0.35%) Media Streaming
11 1 (0.35%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.35%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.13%) Android
1 6 (2.13%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.71%) Linux
3 1 (0.35%) Windows
3 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (100.00%) Scrum
2 251 (89.01%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (32.62%) Kanban
4 88 (31.21%) Coaching
5 52 (18.44%) Project Management
6 51 (18.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 49 (17.38%) User Stories
8 46 (16.31%) TDD
9 45 (15.96%) Continuous Integration
10 41 (14.54%) Mentoring
11 34 (12.06%) Test Automation
12 33 (11.70%) DevOps
13 26 (9.22%) BDD
14 25 (8.87%) Software Delivery
15 24 (8.51%) Waterfall
16 22 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
17 20 (7.09%) SDLC
18 15 (5.32%) Acceptance Criteria
19 13 (4.61%) CRM
19 13 (4.61%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 40 (14.18%) Java
2 13 (4.61%) JavaScript
3 8 (2.84%) C
4 4 (1.42%) SQL
5 2 (0.71%) C#
5 2 (0.71%) C++
5 2 (0.71%) Groovy
5 2 (0.71%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (11.35%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.38%) Degree
3 17 (6.03%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.77%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.77%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (1.06%) PMP
6 2 (0.71%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.35%) IIBA
7 1 (0.35%) ISEB
7 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.90%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) PMO
3 1 (0.35%) GDPR
3 1 (0.35%) PSD2
System Software
1 12 (4.26%) Docker
2 2 (0.71%) KVM
2 2 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.42%) Puppet
2 2 (0.71%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (5.32%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.48%) CA Agile Central
3 6 (2.13%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.06%) Oracle
5 2 (0.71%) Fixnetix
5 2 (0.71%) SAP
5 2 (0.71%) Tableau
5 2 (0.71%) VMware
6 1 (0.35%) CA
6 1 (0.35%) Cadence
6 1 (0.35%) KANA
6 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.35%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.35%) Temenos