Period
to 24 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 September 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 > South East
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 222 289
Rank change year-on-year -4 +67 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 159 153 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.97% 0.95% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.00% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 115 59
South East median daily rate £488 £457 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.53% -
10th Percentile £391 £413 £363
90th Percentile £638 £538 £600
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £35.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,518 15,317 16,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.72% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,291 9,080 9,816
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.96%
10th Percentile £258 £240 £236
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 615 754
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -8.21% +12.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +8.39%

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Scrum Master in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 24 September 2018.

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 6 months to 24 September 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
Thames Valley +9 66 £500 +11.11% 5
Berkshire +7 42 £438 -1.13% 1
Surrey -40 39 £503 -1.95% 1
West Sussex +6 28 £425 -4.49% 1
Oxfordshire 0 16 £550 +22.22% 4
East Sussex +9 14 £500 -
Hampshire -13 10 £425 -16.46% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 8 £535 +25.88%
Kent +12 1 - -
Scrum Master
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 South East region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 159 (100.00%) Scrum
2 150 (94.34%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (35.85%) Kanban
3 57 (35.85%) Coaching
4 41 (25.79%) User Stories
5 37 (23.27%) Velocity
5 37 (23.27%) Project Management
6 32 (20.13%) Finance
6 32 (20.13%) Waterfall
7 27 (16.98%) Mentoring
8 26 (16.35%) Telecoms
9 23 (14.47%) Agile Project Management
10 22 (13.84%) Software Delivery
11 21 (13.21%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (9.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 12 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (6.92%) Test Automation
14 11 (6.92%) Problem-Solving
15 10 (6.29%) DevOps
15 10 (6.29%) Retail
15 10 (6.29%) JIRA
16 9 (5.66%) TDD
16 9 (5.66%) Service Delivery
16 9 (5.66%) SDLC
16 9 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
16 9 (5.66%) Project Governance
17 8 (5.03%) Banking
18 7 (4.40%) Visual Studio Team System
18 7 (4.40%) People Management

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 5 (3.14%) Confluence
2 2 (1.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) EViews
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.63%) Big Data
2 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.63%) NuoDB
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (6.29%) JIRA
2 7 (4.40%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (20.13%) Finance
2 26 (16.35%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.29%) Retail
4 8 (5.03%) Banking
5 5 (3.14%) Games
6 2 (1.26%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.63%) Law
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (23.27%) Velocity
2 4 (2.52%) .NET
3 2 (1.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.63%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.63%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.77%) User Experience
2 5 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.89%) Fintech
4 3 (1.89%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.89%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.63%) Blog
5 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.63%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.63%) Life Science
5 1 (0.63%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (100.00%) Scrum
2 150 (94.34%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (35.85%) Coaching
3 57 (35.85%) Kanban
4 41 (25.79%) User Stories
5 37 (23.27%) Project Management
6 32 (20.13%) Waterfall
7 27 (16.98%) Mentoring
8 23 (14.47%) Agile Project Management
9 22 (13.84%) Software Delivery
10 21 (13.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 21 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (9.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 12 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (6.92%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (6.92%) Test Automation
14 10 (6.29%) DevOps
15 9 (5.66%) Project Governance
15 9 (5.66%) SDLC
15 9 (5.66%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.40%) SQL
2 3 (1.89%) C#
3 2 (1.26%) Java
4 1 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (3.14%) Degree
2 4 (2.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.89%) GDPR
2 2 (1.26%) PMO
3 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (3.77%) SAP
2 2 (1.26%) Atlassian
2 2 (1.26%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (0.63%) IBM
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle
3 1 (0.63%) Progress