Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 266 321
Rank change year-on-year +53 +55 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 172 113 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.02% 0.68% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.72% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 75 52
South East median daily rate £488 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% +3.34%
10th Percentile £404 £372 £319
90th Percentile £600 £538 £538
England median daily rate £485 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.11% - +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
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 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 15904 15621 18300
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.95% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9440 9298 10742
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 772 917
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 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
Thames Valley +27 74 £467 +16.75% 4
Surrey +16 63 £513 +7.89%
Berkshire +28 44 £450 +12.50%
Oxfordshire - 26 £480 - 2
West Sussex +4 19 £445 +7.23% 1
Buckinghamshire -38 6 £450 +12.50% 2
East Sussex - 6 £400 -
Hampshire -9 4 - - 1
Middlesex - 3 £425 -
Kent -14 1 - -
Scrum Master
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 172 (100.00%) Scrum
2 160 (93.02%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (45.35%) Coaching
4 55 (31.98%) JIRA
5 53 (30.81%) Velocity
6 50 (29.07%) Finance
7 44 (25.58%) Confluence
8 42 (24.42%) Kanban
9 37 (21.51%) User Stories
10 24 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
10 24 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (13.95%) Project Management
11 23 (13.37%) Java
12 21 (12.21%) Mentoring
13 19 (11.05%) SDLC
13 19 (11.05%) Microsoft
13 19 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (9.88%) TDD
14 17 (9.88%) Oracle
14 17 (9.88%) Oracle Database
15 16 (9.30%) Agile Project Management
16 15 (8.72%) Telecoms
17 14 (8.14%) Waterfall
18 12 (6.98%) Test Automation
18 12 (6.98%) Software Delivery
19 10 (5.81%) Retail
20 9 (5.23%) Service Delivery
20 9 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
20 9 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
21 8 (4.65%) PRINCE2

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 44 (25.58%) Confluence
2 2 (1.16%) Drupal
3 1 (0.58%) Apache
3 1 (0.58%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.58%) GemFire
3 1 (0.58%) JBoss
3 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.58%) GitHub
1 1 (0.58%) PaaS
1 1 (0.58%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.88%) Oracle Database
2 9 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.58%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.58%) HBase
3 1 (0.58%) OLTP
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 55 (31.98%) JIRA
2 2 (1.16%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.16%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.58%) Gradle
3 1 (0.58%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.58%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.58%) JUnit
3 1 (0.58%) VersionOne
General
1 50 (29.07%) Finance
2 15 (8.72%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.81%) Retail
4 5 (2.91%) Games
5 3 (1.74%) Banking
6 2 (1.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (30.81%) Velocity
2 3 (1.74%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.16%) React
4 1 (0.58%) .NET
4 1 (0.58%) Apache Camel
4 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.58%) J2EE
4 1 (0.58%) JSON
4 1 (0.58%) Kafka
4 1 (0.58%) Middleware
4 1 (0.58%) RESTful
4 1 (0.58%) Spark Streaming
4 1 (0.58%) Spring
4 1 (0.58%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.58%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.65%) Virtual Team
2 5 (2.91%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.58%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.58%) Replication
4 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.74%) Android
1 3 (1.74%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.16%) Linux
3 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.58%) Unix
3 1 (0.58%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (100.00%) Scrum
2 160 (93.02%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (45.35%) Coaching
4 42 (24.42%) Kanban
5 37 (21.51%) User Stories
6 24 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
6 24 (13.95%) Project Management
6 24 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (12.21%) Mentoring
8 19 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (11.05%) SDLC
9 17 (9.88%) TDD
10 16 (9.30%) Agile Project Management
11 14 (8.14%) Waterfall
12 12 (6.98%) Software Delivery
12 12 (6.98%) Test Automation
13 9 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (5.23%) Service Delivery
14 8 (4.65%) BDD
14 8 (4.65%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.37%) Java
2 3 (1.74%) C
2 3 (1.74%) SQL
3 2 (1.16%) PHP
4 1 (0.58%) C#
4 1 (0.58%) Embedded C
4 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (4.07%) Degree
2 2 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.16%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.58%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.58%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.74%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (0.58%) HDFS
Vendors
1 19 (11.05%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.88%) Oracle
3 3 (1.74%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.58%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (0.58%) Red Hat