Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 197 252
Rank change year-on-year -24 +55 +75
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 178 181 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.05% 1.09% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.15% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 122 84
South East median daily rate £488 £513 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +15.69% +4.24%
10th Percentile £402 £407 £375
90th Percentile £660 £600 £538
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £55.00 - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +57.14% -30.00% -71.43%

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 16,020 15,737 15,244
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.37% 94.51% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,646 9,351 9,066
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £458 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 621 780
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £49.46
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.35
% change year-on-year -2.23% +1.89% +1.96%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -5 55 £513 +3.80% 6
Surrey -32 54 £500 -2.44% 3
Berkshire -1 41 £350 -22.22% 2
East Sussex -5 22 £488 +14.71% 1
Hampshire -7 21 £475 - 3
West Sussex -18 18 £463 +2.78% 1
Oxfordshire -4 9 £725 +38.10% 4
Buckinghamshire +20 5 £506 +9.46%
Middlesex +12 5 £500 +17.65%
Kent +6 2 £465 -
Scrum Master
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 178 (100.00%) Scrum
2 169 (94.94%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (41.57%) Kanban
4 59 (33.15%) Coaching
5 47 (26.40%) Finance
6 35 (19.66%) User Stories
7 34 (19.10%) Project Management
8 32 (17.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (17.98%) Waterfall
9 31 (17.42%) Velocity
10 30 (16.85%) Telecoms
11 29 (16.29%) Agile Project Management
12 28 (15.73%) Mentoring
13 24 (13.48%) Continuous Improvement
14 22 (12.36%) Retail
15 17 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (9.55%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 16 (8.99%) Software Delivery
16 16 (8.99%) DevOps
17 15 (8.43%) Burndown Charts
18 13 (7.30%) JIRA
19 12 (6.74%) Agile Coaching
19 12 (6.74%) TDD
19 12 (6.74%) Test Automation
20 11 (6.18%) Virtual Team
21 10 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
22 9 (5.06%) E-Commerce
22 9 (5.06%) Continuous Delivery
23 8 (4.49%) Workshop Facilitation
23 8 (4.49%) Service Delivery

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 6 (3.37%) Confluence
2 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.56%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.56%) EViews
2 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon Alexa
2 1 (0.56%) IaaS
2 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.12%) Big Data
2 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.56%) NuoDB
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (7.30%) JIRA
2 5 (2.81%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.25%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.56%) VersionOne
General
1 47 (26.40%) Finance
2 30 (16.85%) Telecoms
3 22 (12.36%) Retail
4 5 (2.81%) Banking
4 5 (2.81%) Games
5 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.56%) French Language
6 1 (0.56%) Law
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (17.42%) Velocity
2 6 (3.37%) .NET
3 2 (1.12%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.12%) React
4 1 (0.56%) J2EE
4 1 (0.56%) Kafka
4 1 (0.56%) Spring
4 1 (0.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.18%) Virtual Team
2 5 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.81%) User Experience
3 3 (1.69%) Fintech
4 2 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.56%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.56%) Linux
1 1 (0.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (100.00%) Scrum
2 169 (94.94%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (41.57%) Kanban
4 59 (33.15%) Coaching
5 35 (19.66%) User Stories
6 34 (19.10%) Project Management
7 32 (17.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (17.98%) Waterfall
8 29 (16.29%) Agile Project Management
9 28 (15.73%) Mentoring
10 24 (13.48%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (9.55%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 16 (8.99%) DevOps
12 16 (8.99%) Software Delivery
13 15 (8.43%) Burndown Charts
14 12 (6.74%) Agile Coaching
14 12 (6.74%) TDD
14 12 (6.74%) Test Automation
15 9 (5.06%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.49%) Java
2 5 (2.81%) C#
3 4 (2.25%) SQL
4 1 (0.56%) C
4 1 (0.56%) Java 8
4 1 (0.56%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (2.25%) Degree
2 2 (1.12%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.69%) GDPR
2 2 (1.12%) PMO
3 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (3.37%) Microsoft
1 6 (3.37%) SAP
2 4 (2.25%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (1.12%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.56%) IBM
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle