The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £471 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 29 March 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 39 -
Rank change year-on-year +9 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.92% 0.35% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 0.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £471 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.82% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +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 Southampton. 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
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 244 267 402
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 93.49% 93.68% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 185 280
Median daily rate £375 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £150 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 20
Median hourly rate £16.38 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.16% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £13.30 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton that featured Scrum Master in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in Southampton

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum Master in Southampton

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Southampton region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Scrum
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Coaching
3 5 (62.50%) JIRA
4 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (50.00%) Retail
4 4 (50.00%) Kanban
5 3 (37.50%) SDLC
5 3 (37.50%) TDD
5 3 (37.50%) Project Management
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (25.00%) DevOps
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
7 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
7 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
7 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
7 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 1 (12.50%) User Stories
7 1 (12.50%) Velocity
7 1 (12.50%) Release Management
7 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing

Scrum Master Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) JIRA
General
1 4 (50.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Scrum
2 6 (75.00%) Coaching
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (50.00%) Kanban
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) SDLC
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (25.00%) DevOps
6 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (12.50%) User Stories
6 1 (12.50%) Visualisation