The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum Master
UK
Rank 329 362 437
Rank change year-on-year +33 +75  
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 287 306 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.58% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.60% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 192 117
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in the UK

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum Master in the UK

Scrum Master
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum Master over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum Master in the UK

Scrum Master
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum Master.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum Master in the UK

Scrum Master
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 March 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
England +15 270 £463 +2.77% 47
London +14 112 £475 -5.00% 22
South East +46 54 £438 +0.57% 3
City of London +16 21 £466 +3.61% 7
Tyne and Wear -4 20 £400 +6.66% 1
North East -6 20 £400 +6.66% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 19 £400 +6.66%
East of England -8 19 £526 +24.55% 1
North West +25 17 £450 - 3
Yorkshire +17 16 £419 +19.64% 5
South West +1 15 £425 -5.55% 7
Hampshire +19 14 £465 +6.53% 1
Essex +4 14 £540 - 1
Scotland +23 12 £438 -2.77% 2
Manchester +21 12 £450 - 3
West Sussex +9 12 £411 +21.85%
Edinburgh +20 11 £438 -5.40% 1
Surrey +18 10 £450 +20.00% 2
Leeds +7 10 £400 +14.28% 2
West Yorkshire +6 10 £400 +14.28% 3
West Midlands +3 10 £473 +5.00% 4
Southend-on-Sea - 10 £533 -
Berkshire +28 9 £475 -
East Midlands -17 9 £410 -6.28%
Newbury +7 6 £475 -
Sheffield +6 6 £475 +15.85% 2
Wiltshire +6 6 £419 - 1
South Yorkshire +5 6 £475 +15.85% 2
Birmingham +4 6 £470 -0.52% 4
Bristol +2 6 £308 -25.45% 6

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 577 (100.00%) Scrum
2 538 (93.24%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (31.54%) Kanban
4 166 (28.77%) Coaching
5 130 (22.53%) TDD
6 121 (20.97%) Project Management
7 119 (20.62%) JIRA
8 116 (20.10%) User Stories
9 104 (18.02%) Finance
10 92 (15.94%) DevOps
11 87 (15.08%) BDD
12 79 (13.69%) Continuous Integration
13 75 (13.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 70 (12.13%) Stakeholder Management
15 69 (11.96%) Java
16 67 (11.61%) Velocity
16 67 (11.61%) Mentoring
17 61 (10.57%) Banking
18 58 (10.05%) Agile Project Management
19 56 (9.71%) Software Delivery
20 55 (9.53%) Waterfall
21 45 (7.80%) SDLC
22 37 (6.41%) Confluence
23 31 (5.37%) Retail
24 30 (5.20%) Service Delivery
25 29 (5.03%) Microsoft
26 28 (4.85%) Virtual Team
27 27 (4.68%) User Acceptance Testing
27 27 (4.68%) .NET
28 26 (4.51%) Security Cleared

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 37 (6.41%) Confluence
2 13 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.87%) CMS
3 5 (0.87%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.69%) JBoss
5 2 (0.35%) Drupal
5 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.35%) IIS
5 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.17%) Apache
6 1 (0.17%) Liferay
6 1 (0.17%) Mule
Applications
1 17 (2.95%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.73%) MS Office
2 10 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (1.73%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.56%) GitHub
3 7 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.04%) SaaS
5 5 (0.87%) Office 365
6 4 (0.69%) PaaS
7 3 (0.52%) Trello
8 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.17%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.21%) Intranet
2 6 (1.04%) Internet
3 5 (0.87%) Skype
4 4 (0.69%) Firewall
5 1 (0.17%) ATM
5 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.39%) Big Data
2 7 (1.21%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.87%) Hadoop
3 5 (0.87%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.52%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.35%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.35%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.17%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.17%) OLAP
6 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.17%) Power BI
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 119 (20.62%) JIRA
2 23 (3.99%) JIRA Agile
3 21 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (3.47%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.39%) Hudson
6 6 (1.04%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.87%) Zephyr
8 3 (0.52%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.17%) JUnit
10 1 (0.17%) Urban Turtle
10 1 (0.17%) Xcode
General
1 104 (18.02%) Finance
2 61 (10.57%) Banking
3 31 (5.37%) Retail
4 21 (3.64%) Games
5 19 (3.29%) Publishing
6 16 (2.77%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.91%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.56%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.39%) Marketing
10 7 (1.21%) Electronics
10 7 (1.21%) Law
10 7 (1.21%) Legal
10 7 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.04%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.87%) Front Office
13 3 (0.52%) Advertising
13 3 (0.52%) Back Office
13 3 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.35%) Online Betting
15 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (11.61%) Velocity
2 27 (4.68%) .NET
3 9 (1.56%) AngularJS
4 8 (1.39%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.21%) J2EE
6 6 (1.04%) React
7 5 (0.87%) HTML
7 5 (0.87%) Spring
7 5 (0.87%) Spring MVC
7 5 (0.87%) WPF
8 4 (0.69%) Middleware
8 4 (0.69%) Node.js
8 4 (0.69%) RESTful
8 4 (0.69%) WCF
8 4 (0.69%) Web Services
9 3 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.52%) Backbone.js
9 3 (0.52%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (0.52%) Struts
10 2 (0.35%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.85%) Virtual Team
2 24 (4.16%) User Experience
3 20 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (1.91%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (0.87%) Mobile App
6 4 (0.69%) PMI
6 4 (0.69%) RIA
7 3 (0.52%) Blog
7 3 (0.52%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.52%) STB
8 2 (0.35%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.35%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.35%) iPad
8 2 (0.35%) Online Games
9 1 (0.17%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (0.17%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.17%) Life Science
9 1 (0.17%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.17%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (1.73%) Windows
2 5 (0.87%) Android
2 5 (0.87%) Windows 10
3 4 (0.69%) Apple iOS
3 4 (0.69%) Linux
4 3 (0.52%) Unix
5 2 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 577 (100.00%) Scrum
2 538 (93.24%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (31.54%) Kanban
4 166 (28.77%) Coaching
5 130 (22.53%) TDD
6 121 (20.97%) Project Management
7 116 (20.10%) User Stories
8 92 (15.94%) DevOps
9 87 (15.08%) BDD
10 79 (13.69%) Continuous Integration
11 75 (13.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 70 (12.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 67 (11.61%) Mentoring
14 58 (10.05%) Agile Project Management
15 56 (9.71%) Software Delivery
16 55 (9.53%) Waterfall
17 45 (7.80%) SDLC
18 30 (5.20%) Service Delivery
19 27 (4.68%) User Acceptance Testing
20 25 (4.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 69 (11.96%) Java
2 18 (3.12%) C#
3 13 (2.25%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.04%) C
4 6 (1.04%) SQL
5 5 (0.87%) Scala
6 4 (0.69%) Python
6 4 (0.69%) Ruby
7 2 (0.35%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.35%) C++
7 2 (0.35%) PHP
8 1 (0.17%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.17%) Groovy
8 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (4.51%) Security Cleared
2 20 (3.47%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.08%) Degree
4 5 (0.87%) PMI Certification
4 5 (0.87%) PMP
5 3 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.35%) ISEB
6 2 (0.35%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.21%) QA
2 4 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.52%) PMO
3 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (1.56%) Docker
2 2 (0.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (0.87%) Ansible
1 5 (0.87%) Puppet
2 2 (0.35%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.35%) Terraform
3 1 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.17%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.17%) logstash
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 29 (5.03%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.25%) CA Agile Central
3 10 (1.73%) Oracle
4 7 (1.21%) SAP
5 4 (0.69%) Atlassian
5 4 (0.69%) Recommind
5 4 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (0.69%) ServiceNow
6 3 (0.52%) GUPTA
6 3 (0.52%) HP
6 3 (0.52%) WSO2
7 2 (0.35%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.35%) Snow
8 1 (0.17%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.17%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.17%) hybris
8 1 (0.17%) Informatica
8 1 (0.17%) Pega
8 1 (0.17%) Splunk
8 1 (0.17%) Twitter
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