Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 242 316
Rank change year-on-year +26 +74 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 175 122 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.03% 0.75% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.80% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 91 43
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £400 £413 £375
90th Percentile £600 £538 £600
England median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
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 16,105 15,315 17,706
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 94.60% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,546 8,839 10,710
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £243 £231
90th Percentile £585 £550 £545
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 689 734 761
South East median hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.74% -12.50% +16.14%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.58 £10.38
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +13 59 £500 +11.11% 3
Surrey -12 46 £503 +3.88% 4
West Sussex +34 42 £440 +3.53%
Berkshire +1 37 £456 +3.11%
Oxfordshire +4 15 £550 +29.41% 2
Hampshire -14 12 £525 +10.53% 2
East Sussex - 9 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire +10 7 £450 +5.88% 1
Kent +18 6 £425 -5.56%
Scrum Master
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 175 (100.00%) Scrum
2 165 (94.29%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (42.29%) Coaching
4 58 (33.14%) Kanban
5 48 (27.43%) User Stories
6 40 (22.86%) Mentoring
7 37 (21.14%) Project Management
8 31 (17.71%) Velocity
9 27 (15.43%) Finance
10 23 (13.14%) Waterfall
11 21 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (12.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 20 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (10.86%) Agile Project Management
13 19 (10.86%) Telecoms
14 18 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (10.29%) TDD
15 16 (9.14%) JIRA
15 16 (9.14%) Software Delivery
15 16 (9.14%) Decision-Making
16 15 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
16 15 (8.57%) Test Automation
16 15 (8.57%) Service Delivery
17 14 (8.00%) Degree
18 11 (6.29%) Visual Studio Team System
18 11 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
19 10 (5.71%) SDLC
20 9 (5.14%) Microsoft
21 8 (4.57%) Games
21 8 (4.57%) Banking

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 (4.00%) Confluence
2 5 (2.86%) CMS
2 5 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) EViews
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.71%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.57%) Big Data
3 1 (0.57%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.57%) NuoDB
3 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (9.14%) JIRA
2 11 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (6.29%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (2.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.57%) Urban Turtle
General
1 27 (15.43%) Finance
2 19 (10.86%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.57%) Banking
3 8 (4.57%) Games
4 7 (4.00%) Retail
5 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) Marketing
6 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (17.71%) Velocity
2 1 (0.57%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.57%) React
2 1 (0.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.29%) User Experience
4 3 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.14%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.57%) Blog
6 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.57%) Fintech
6 1 (0.57%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.57%) Life Science
6 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.57%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (100.00%) Scrum
2 165 (94.29%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (42.29%) Coaching
4 58 (33.14%) Kanban
5 48 (27.43%) User Stories
6 40 (22.86%) Mentoring
7 37 (21.14%) Project Management
8 23 (13.14%) Waterfall
9 21 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 21 (12.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 20 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (10.86%) Agile Project Management
12 18 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (10.29%) TDD
13 16 (9.14%) Decision-Making
13 16 (9.14%) Software Delivery
14 15 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (8.57%) Service Delivery
14 15 (8.57%) Test Automation
15 10 (5.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.43%) SQL
2 3 (1.71%) Java
3 1 (0.57%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (8.00%) Degree
2 5 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.14%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.14%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.14%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.57%) PMP
5 1 (0.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.71%) GDPR
2 2 (1.14%) PMO
3 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.57%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (5.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.86%) CA Agile Central
2 5 (2.86%) SAP
2 5 (2.86%) Sitecore
3 3 (1.71%) Oracle
4 2 (1.14%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.14%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.14%) Tableau
5 1 (0.57%) IBM
5 1 (0.57%) Progress