The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northampton during the 3 months to 30 March 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
Northamptonshire / Northampton
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 28 34
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 0.77% 2.18% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 2.23% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £425 £538 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.93% +18.78%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 248 224 308
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 95.38% 97.82% 93.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 170 184
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 14
Median hourly rate £11.17 £35.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.08% +141.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £35.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton that featured Scrum Master in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in Northampton

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum Master in Northampton

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Northampton region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Banking
4 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (40.00%) Coaching
5 1 (20.00%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (20.00%) Games
5 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) Information Security
5 1 (20.00%) Retail
5 1 (20.00%) JIRA
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (20.00%) Kanban
5 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (20.00%) Product Management
5 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (20.00%) User Stories
5 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (20.00%) Mentoring

Scrum Master Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Games
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Coaching
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Product Management
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) CA Agile Central
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft