The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 238 239
Rank change year-on-year +59 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 59 39 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.77% 0.44% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.47% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 23 23
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £457 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.55% +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 7222 8372 8994
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.55% 95.03% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4233 4992 5132
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 381 432
Median hourly rate £17.77 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +21.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +20 20 £463 -19.56% 3
Oxfordshire - 14 £450 -
Berkshire +16 11 £425 +6.25%
Middlesex - 6 £457 -
Hampshire +5 5 £509 +10.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -11 5 £425 +6.25%
West Sussex +15 4 £433 -27.91%
Kent +1 2 £450 - 1
Scrum Master
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Scrum
2 109 (96.46%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (40.71%) Coaching
4 30 (26.55%) Kanban
5 23 (20.35%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (20.35%) User Stories
5 23 (20.35%) Finance
6 21 (18.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (18.58%) Continuous Improvement
6 21 (18.58%) Mentoring
7 19 (16.81%) JIRA
8 17 (15.04%) Project Management
9 15 (13.27%) DevOps
10 14 (12.39%) TDD
11 12 (10.62%) Software Delivery
11 12 (10.62%) SDLC
11 12 (10.62%) Velocity
12 10 (8.85%) Agile Project Management
12 10 (8.85%) Java
13 9 (7.96%) Programme Management
14 8 (7.08%) Data Management
14 8 (7.08%) CA Agile Central
15 7 (6.19%) BDD
15 7 (6.19%) Test Management
15 7 (6.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 7 (6.19%) Service Delivery
15 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
16 6 (5.31%) Banking
16 6 (5.31%) Waterfall
16 6 (5.31%) Virtual Team

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 (4.42%) Confluence
1 5 (4.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (6.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.42%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) ATM
2 1 (0.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (16.81%) JIRA
2 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.88%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (20.35%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Banking
3 4 (3.54%) Games
3 4 (3.54%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Back Office
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Front Office
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.62%) Velocity
2 2 (1.77%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.77%) HTML
2 2 (1.77%) Java EE
3 1 (0.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.31%) Virtual Team
2 5 (4.42%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.88%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.88%) Android
1 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (100.00%) Scrum
2 109 (96.46%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (40.71%) Coaching
4 30 (26.55%) Kanban
5 23 (20.35%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (20.35%) User Stories
6 21 (18.58%) Continuous Improvement
6 21 (18.58%) Mentoring
6 21 (18.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (15.04%) Project Management
8 15 (13.27%) DevOps
9 14 (12.39%) TDD
10 12 (10.62%) SDLC
10 12 (10.62%) Software Delivery
11 10 (8.85%) Agile Project Management
12 9 (7.96%) Programme Management
13 8 (7.08%) Data Management
14 7 (6.19%) BDD
14 7 (6.19%) Service Delivery
14 7 (6.19%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.85%) Java
2 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (2.65%) Degree
1 3 (2.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.88%) PMO
1 1 (0.88%) QA
1 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 8 (7.08%) CA Agile Central
2 5 (4.42%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.77%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.77%) Oracle
3 2 (1.77%) SAP
4 1 (0.88%) HP
4 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
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