Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 332 360 437
Rank change year-on-year +28 +77 +53
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 738 675 547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.65% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.68% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 455 371
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +7.43%
10th Percentile £363 £366 £356
90th Percentile £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £457 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +1.56% +4.05% +4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £99.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -49.87% -
10th Percentile £35.75 £50.00 £38.08
90th Percentile £46.25 £50.00 £171.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum Master.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum Master in the UK

Scrum Master
Top 17 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
England +35 663 £485 +2.11% 51
UK excluding London +46 440 £457 +1.56% 41
London +3 285 £500 +4.17% 14
South East +58 172 £488 +8.33% 5
North of England +40 72 £425 -3.30% 16
Midlands -6 59 £450 -10.00% 5
East of England +13 56 £500 +5.26% 5
Scotland -17 47 £450 +2.86% 4
North West +33 39 £350 -26.32% 4
West Midlands +4 32 £450 -10.00% 3
Yorkshire -4 32 £450 +4.71% 10
East Midlands -6 23 £444 -11.25% 2
South West +12 22 £450 -7.69% 6
Wales 0 9 £438 -12.50%
Northern Ireland - 8 £365 -
North East +49 1 £454 +16.28% 2
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 738 (100.00%) Scrum
2 667 (90.38%) Agile Software Development
3 232 (31.44%) Kanban
3 232 (31.44%) Coaching
4 194 (26.29%) Finance
5 191 (25.88%) JIRA
6 150 (20.33%) TDD
7 149 (20.19%) User Stories
8 114 (15.45%) Confluence
9 108 (14.63%) BDD
10 107 (14.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 107 (14.50%) Project Management
11 103 (13.96%) Velocity
12 100 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
13 99 (13.41%) Banking
14 92 (12.47%) Mentoring
15 90 (12.20%) DevOps
16 86 (11.65%) Java
17 85 (11.52%) Test Automation
18 73 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
19 68 (9.21%) Software Delivery
20 54 (7.32%) Virtual Team
21 50 (6.78%) SDLC
22 49 (6.64%) Waterfall
23 45 (6.10%) Acceptance Criteria
24 42 (5.69%) Agile Project Management
25 41 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
26 40 (5.42%) Microsoft
26 40 (5.42%) Security Cleared
27 35 (4.74%) Games

Scrum Master Skill Set
Co-occurring 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
1 114 (15.45%) Confluence
2 9 (1.22%) Apache
3 7 (0.95%) Tomcat
4 6 (0.81%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.27%) CMS
6 2 (0.27%) Drupal
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.14%) GemFire
7 1 (0.14%) IIS
7 1 (0.14%) JBoss
7 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.81%) PaaS
4 3 (0.41%) GitHub
4 3 (0.41%) Trello
5 2 (0.27%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.27%) IaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Office 365
5 2 (0.27%) SaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (0.27%) Slack
6 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.14%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.54%) SMS
2 2 (0.27%) 3G
2 2 (0.27%) 4G
2 2 (0.27%) GSM
2 2 (0.27%) Internet
2 2 (0.27%) OpenFlow
3 1 (0.14%) Network Security
3 1 (0.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.71%) Oracle Database
2 12 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (1.63%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (0.68%) OLAP
5 4 (0.54%) Big Data
5 4 (0.54%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.41%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.41%) MySQL
6 3 (0.41%) QlikView
7 2 (0.27%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.27%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.27%) Redis
8 1 (0.14%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 191 (25.88%) JIRA
2 32 (4.34%) JIRA Agile
3 25 (3.39%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (1.36%) Bitbucket
5 10 (1.36%) Git (software)
6 9 (1.22%) JUnit
6 9 (1.22%) Selenium
7 7 (0.95%) VersionOne
8 6 (0.81%) Gradle
8 6 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.68%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.68%) Subversion
10 4 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.54%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.27%) Appium
11 2 (0.27%) JBehave
11 2 (0.27%) Maven
11 2 (0.27%) Spock
11 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 194 (26.29%) Finance
2 99 (13.41%) Banking
3 35 (4.74%) Games
4 34 (4.61%) Retail
5 24 (3.25%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.98%) Retail Banking
7 15 (2.03%) Marketing
8 12 (1.63%) Publishing
9 8 (1.08%) Spanish Language
10 7 (0.95%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.68%) Advertising
11 5 (0.68%) Electronics
11 5 (0.68%) Front Office
11 5 (0.68%) Legal
11 5 (0.68%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.54%) Law
12 4 (0.54%) Local Government
13 3 (0.41%) Back Office
14 2 (0.27%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.27%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (13.96%) Velocity
2 18 (2.44%) .NET
3 16 (2.17%) HTML
4 10 (1.36%) CSS
5 9 (1.22%) Kafka
5 9 (1.22%) RESTful
5 9 (1.22%) Spring
6 8 (1.08%) AngularJS
6 8 (1.08%) Hibernate
7 7 (0.95%) ASP.NET
7 7 (0.95%) Node.js
8 6 (0.81%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.81%) Apache Camel
8 6 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (0.81%) HTML5
8 6 (0.81%) React
9 5 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (0.68%) CSS3
9 5 (0.68%) jQuery
9 5 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.32%) Virtual Team
2 28 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (3.25%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (2.30%) User Experience
6 14 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.08%) Fintech
8 7 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (0.81%) PMI
10 4 (0.54%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.54%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.54%) NHS
11 3 (0.41%) iPad
11 3 (0.41%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.41%) Over-the-Top Content
11 3 (0.41%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.27%) Equities
12 2 (0.27%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.27%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 10 (1.36%) Android
1 10 (1.36%) Apple iOS
2 6 (0.81%) Linux
3 4 (0.54%) Windows
4 2 (0.27%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.14%) Fedora
5 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 738 (100.00%) Scrum
2 667 (90.38%) Agile Software Development
3 232 (31.44%) Coaching
3 232 (31.44%) Kanban
4 150 (20.33%) TDD
5 149 (20.19%) User Stories
6 108 (14.63%) BDD
7 107 (14.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 107 (14.50%) Project Management
8 100 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
9 92 (12.47%) Mentoring
10 90 (12.20%) DevOps
11 85 (11.52%) Test Automation
12 73 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
13 68 (9.21%) Software Delivery
14 50 (6.78%) SDLC
15 49 (6.64%) Waterfall
16 45 (6.10%) Acceptance Criteria
17 42 (5.69%) Agile Project Management
18 41 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (11.65%) Java
2 23 (3.12%) JavaScript
3 16 (2.17%) SQL
4 15 (2.03%) C
5 8 (1.08%) C#
6 4 (0.54%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.41%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.27%) C++
8 2 (0.27%) Groovy
8 2 (0.27%) PHP
9 1 (0.14%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.14%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.14%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (5.42%) Security Cleared
2 28 (3.79%) Degree
3 22 (2.98%) PMI Certification
4 19 (2.57%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.44%) PMP
6 16 (2.17%) ISEB
7 15 (2.03%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.68%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.27%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.27%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.14%) IIBA
11 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.71%) QA
2 6 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.41%) PMO
4 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.14%) GDPR
4 1 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 21 (2.85%) Docker
2 2 (0.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.27%) KVM
2 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (0.68%) Puppet
2 4 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.41%) Ansible
4 2 (0.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (0.27%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.14%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 40 (5.42%) Microsoft
2 22 (2.98%) Oracle
3 14 (1.90%) Atlassian
4 10 (1.36%) CA Agile Central
5 5 (0.68%) SAP
6 4 (0.54%) Informatica
7 3 (0.41%) CA
8 2 (0.27%) Cognos
8 2 (0.27%) Fixnetix
8 2 (0.27%) Perfecto Mobile
8 2 (0.27%) Tableau
8 2 (0.27%) VMware
9 1 (0.14%) Cadence
9 1 (0.14%) hybris
9 1 (0.14%) Jitterbit
9 1 (0.14%) Progress
9 1 (0.14%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.14%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.14%) Temenos