Period
to 23 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 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 West
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 184 178
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 35 16 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.60% 0.29% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.31% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 21
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £385 £387 £413
90th Percentile £530 £514 £638
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West 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 West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5,510 5,218 5,540
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.73% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,391 3,256 3,579
South West median daily rate £413 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.34% +1.53% -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £225
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 241 329
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +27.27% +22.22%
10th Percentile £11.67 £11.72 £11.60
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +8.57%

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in the South West

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum Master in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum Master in the South West

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum Master in the South West over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum Master in the South West

Scrum Master
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 23 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
Bristol +1 19 £450 +2.27% 4
Wiltshire +5 9 £475 +5.56%
Somerset - 3 £525 - 1
Gloucestershire -5 1 £401 -13.41%
Dorset - 1 - -
Scrum Master
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 35 (100.00%) Scrum
2 32 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (42.86%) Coaching
4 12 (34.29%) Finance
5 10 (28.57%) TDD
6 9 (25.71%) JIRA
7 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
8 6 (17.14%) Decision-Making
9 5 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (14.29%) User Stories
10 4 (11.43%) BDD
10 4 (11.43%) Kanban
10 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
10 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
10 4 (11.43%) Velocity
10 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
11 3 (8.57%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (8.57%) Conflict Management
11 3 (8.57%) Banking
11 3 (8.57%) .NET
11 3 (8.57%) Project Management
11 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (8.57%) Process Improvement
12 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (5.71%) Waterfall

Scrum Master Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (5.71%) Confluence
2 1 (2.86%) JBoss
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) JIRA
2 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) Grunt
3 1 (2.86%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (2.86%) Mocha
3 1 (2.86%) Selenium
3 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Games
4 1 (2.86%) Electronics
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Velocity
2 3 (8.57%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) Ajax
3 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.86%) Chai
3 1 (2.86%) CSS
3 1 (2.86%) CSS3
3 1 (2.86%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) HTML5
3 1 (2.86%) jQuery
3 1 (2.86%) Node.js
3 1 (2.86%) REST
3 1 (2.86%) Sass
3 1 (2.86%) Struts
3 1 (2.86%) Struts2
3 1 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (8.57%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) PMI
5 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) Scrum
2 32 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (42.86%) Coaching
4 10 (28.57%) TDD
5 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (17.14%) Decision-Making
5 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
6 5 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (14.29%) User Stories
7 4 (11.43%) BDD
7 4 (11.43%) Kanban
7 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
7 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.57%) Conflict Management
8 3 (8.57%) Process Improvement
8 3 (8.57%) Project Management
9 2 (5.71%) Contingency Planning
9 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.71%) SDLC
9 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Identification
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) Java
1 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) SAP