The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 239 231
Rank change year-on-year +43 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 52 28 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.66% 0.30% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.31% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 9 21
Median daily rate £456 £435 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.88% +6.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £368 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £510 £475
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7452 8948 9294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.08% 95.15% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4229 5474 4992
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 383 458
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.23% +5.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
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 the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in the South East

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum Master in the South East

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum Master in the South East over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum Master in the South East

Scrum Master
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +18 13 £450 +20.00% 1
Hampshire +20 12 £465 +6.53% 2
West Sussex +11 11 £413 +22.22%
Berkshire +27 8 £475 - 2
Buckinghamshire 0 4 £488 -
Oxfordshire -6 2 £400 -
Scrum Master
England

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 126 (100.00%) Scrum
2 122 (96.83%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (31.75%) Kanban
4 37 (29.37%) Coaching
5 28 (22.22%) Finance
6 26 (20.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 26 (20.63%) Project Management
7 25 (19.84%) Software Delivery
8 24 (19.05%) TDD
8 24 (19.05%) User Stories
9 21 (16.67%) JIRA
10 20 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (15.87%) DevOps
10 20 (15.87%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (12.70%) Waterfall
12 14 (11.11%) Mentoring
13 13 (10.32%) BDD
13 13 (10.32%) Velocity
14 12 (9.52%) CA Agile Central
15 10 (7.94%) SDLC
16 9 (7.14%) Java
16 9 (7.14%) Change Management
16 9 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
16 9 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
17 8 (6.35%) MS PowerPoint
17 8 (6.35%) Technical Analysis
17 8 (6.35%) Change Control
17 8 (6.35%) Banking
17 8 (6.35%) Retail
17 8 (6.35%) MS Excel

Scrum Master Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (5.56%) Confluence
2 6 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.35%) MS Excel
1 8 (6.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (5.56%) MS Office
2 7 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.59%) Internet
2 1 (0.79%) ATM
2 1 (0.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.17%) Big Data
2 3 (2.38%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (1.59%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (22.22%) Finance
2 8 (6.35%) Banking
2 8 (6.35%) Retail
3 6 (4.76%) Publishing
3 6 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.79%) Back Office
4 1 (0.79%) Electronics
4 1 (0.79%) Front Office
4 1 (0.79%) Games
4 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.79%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.32%) Velocity
2 4 (3.17%) .NET
3 3 (2.38%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.59%) HTML
4 2 (1.59%) Java EE
5 1 (0.79%) LAMP
5 1 (0.79%) React
5 1 (0.79%) Spring
5 1 (0.79%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.79%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.97%) Virtual Team
2 4 (3.17%) User Experience
3 2 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.79%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (0.79%) Life Science
4 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.79%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (100.00%) Scrum
2 122 (96.83%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (31.75%) Kanban
4 37 (29.37%) Coaching
5 26 (20.63%) Project Management
5 26 (20.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (19.84%) Software Delivery
7 24 (19.05%) TDD
7 24 (19.05%) User Stories
8 20 (15.87%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (15.87%) DevOps
9 16 (12.70%) Waterfall
10 14 (11.11%) Mentoring
11 13 (10.32%) BDD
12 10 (7.94%) SDLC
13 9 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
13 9 (7.14%) Change Management
13 9 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (6.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.14%) Java
2 3 (2.38%) C#
3 2 (1.59%) C
4 1 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (2.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.38%) PMO
1 3 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.79%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (9.52%) CA Agile Central
2 6 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (0.79%) BT
4 1 (0.79%) SAP
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