The median contractor rate for a Scrum Master was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 364 345 409
Rank change year-on-year -19 +64  
Contract jobs requiring a Scrum Master 268 340 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.63% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.67% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 220 162
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £457 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £24.50
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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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 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 28 June 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 -33 228 £475 - 58
London -21 102 £500 - 25
South East +47 60 £450 -5.26% 8
Scotland +39 28 £450 +5.88% 3
Edinburgh +28 23 £463 +2.77% 2
Surrey +26 20 £463 -19.56% 4
East of England +2 18 £538 +16.53% 3
North West +20 14 £450 -2.70% 4
Oxfordshire - 14 £450 - 1
Berkshire +18 12 £425 +6.25% 1
Essex - 12 £563 - 1
Yorkshire +6 11 £460 +22.66% 5
East Midlands -20 11 £438 -12.50% 2
West Yorkshire +10 10 £468 +33.57% 5
Croydon +5 10 £550 -
Merseyside +5 10 £450 -
West Midlands +3 10 £454 -4.22% 3
City of London -8 10 £475 -17.39% 12
Oxford - 8 £463 -
South Wales - 8 £500 -
Cardiff - 8 £500 -
Wales - 8 £500 -
Liverpool +5 7 £450 -
South West -20 7 £475 -9.52% 7
Middlesex - 6 £457 -
Redhill - 6 £519 -
Birmingham +16 5 £475 -13.63%
Hampshire +4 5 £509 +10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -13 5 £425 +6.25%
Reading - 5 £593 - 1

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 559 (100.00%) Scrum
2 506 (90.52%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (30.05%) Coaching
4 162 (28.98%) Kanban
5 115 (20.57%) Finance
6 109 (19.50%) User Stories
7 101 (18.07%) Project Management
8 100 (17.89%) TDD
9 99 (17.71%) DevOps
10 96 (17.17%) JIRA
11 87 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
12 86 (15.38%) Mentoring
13 80 (14.31%) Continuous Improvement
14 76 (13.60%) Banking
15 62 (11.09%) Velocity
16 60 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
17 56 (10.02%) Test Automation
18 53 (9.48%) Java
19 51 (9.12%) BDD
20 50 (8.94%) Agile Project Management
21 37 (6.62%) Confluence
21 37 (6.62%) SDLC
22 36 (6.44%) Software Delivery
23 32 (5.72%) Security Cleared
24 31 (5.55%) Waterfall
24 31 (5.55%) User Acceptance Testing
24 31 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
24 31 (5.55%) Retail
24 31 (5.55%) Continuous Delivery
25 28 (5.01%) Virtual Team

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 37 (6.62%) Confluence
2 11 (1.97%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.43%) CMS
4 2 (0.36%) IIS
4 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.18%) Apache
5 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.07%) GitHub
2 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.89%) PaaS
4 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.36%) IaaS
4 2 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.18%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.18%) CloudBees
5 1 (0.18%) Office 365
5 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.18%) Slack
5 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.43%) Internet
2 5 (0.89%) Firewall
2 5 (0.89%) Intranet
3 3 (0.54%) SMS
4 1 (0.18%) ATM
4 1 (0.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.15%) Oracle Database
2 7 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.89%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.72%) Big Data
4 4 (0.72%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.54%) Data Lake
5 3 (0.54%) PowerCenter
6 2 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.36%) Power BI
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.18%) OLAP
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 96 (17.17%) JIRA
2 20 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (3.04%) JIRA Agile
4 15 (2.68%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.89%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.72%) VersionOne
6 4 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.36%) Appium
8 2 (0.36%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.36%) Selenium
8 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.18%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.18%) JUnit
9 1 (0.18%) Urban Turtle
General
1 115 (20.57%) Finance
2 76 (13.60%) Banking
3 31 (5.55%) Retail
4 27 (4.83%) Games
5 18 (3.22%) Publishing
6 16 (2.86%) Retail Banking
7 14 (2.50%) Telecoms
8 12 (2.15%) Marketing
9 11 (1.97%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.79%) Electronics
11 9 (1.61%) Investment Banking
12 8 (1.43%) Spanish Language
13 6 (1.07%) Law
13 6 (1.07%) Legal
14 5 (0.89%) Back Office
14 5 (0.89%) Front Office
15 4 (0.72%) Advertising
15 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
17 2 (0.36%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (11.09%) Velocity
2 19 (3.40%) .NET
3 7 (1.25%) Node.js
4 6 (1.07%) HTML
4 6 (1.07%) J2EE
4 6 (1.07%) WPF
5 5 (0.89%) AngularJS
5 5 (0.89%) React
6 3 (0.54%) Backbone.js
6 3 (0.54%) Middleware
6 3 (0.54%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (0.54%) Spring
6 3 (0.54%) Spring MVC
6 3 (0.54%) WCF
6 3 (0.54%) Web Services
7 2 (0.36%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.36%) HTML5
7 2 (0.36%) Java EE
7 2 (0.36%) JSP
8 1 (0.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.01%) Virtual Team
2 20 (3.58%) Mobile App
3 17 (3.04%) User Experience
4 14 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.07%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.07%) Fintech
8 5 (0.89%) RIA
9 3 (0.54%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.54%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.36%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.36%) Minimum Viable Product
10 2 (0.36%) Online Games
10 2 (0.36%) PMI
11 1 (0.18%) FMCG
11 1 (0.18%) Life Science
11 1 (0.18%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.18%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 12 (2.15%) Android
2 11 (1.97%) Apple iOS
3 7 (1.25%) Linux
3 7 (1.25%) Windows
4 2 (0.36%) CentOS
4 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.36%) SUSE
4 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.18%) Fedora
5 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 559 (100.00%) Scrum
2 506 (90.52%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (30.05%) Coaching
4 162 (28.98%) Kanban
5 109 (19.50%) User Stories
6 101 (18.07%) Project Management
7 100 (17.89%) TDD
8 99 (17.71%) DevOps
9 87 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
10 86 (15.38%) Mentoring
11 80 (14.31%) Continuous Improvement
12 60 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 56 (10.02%) Test Automation
14 51 (9.12%) BDD
15 50 (8.94%) Agile Project Management
16 37 (6.62%) SDLC
17 36 (6.44%) Software Delivery
18 31 (5.55%) Continuous Delivery
18 31 (5.55%) User Acceptance Testing
18 31 (5.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 53 (9.48%) Java
2 8 (1.43%) JavaScript
3 4 (0.72%) C
3 4 (0.72%) Ruby
3 4 (0.72%) SQL
4 3 (0.54%) C#
5 2 (0.36%) Python
5 2 (0.36%) Scala
5 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (5.72%) Security Cleared
2 22 (3.94%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.22%) Degree
4 14 (2.50%) ISEB
4 14 (2.50%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.72%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.72%) PMP
6 2 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.86%) QA
2 5 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.54%) PMO
4 1 (0.18%) Basel III
4 1 (0.18%) COREP
4 1 (0.18%) FINREP
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.18%) MiFID
4 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (1.79%) Docker
2 2 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (1.25%) Puppet
2 4 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.54%) Ansible
4 2 (0.36%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (0.36%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.36%) Terraform
5 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 23 (4.11%) Microsoft
2 14 (2.50%) CA Agile Central
3 13 (2.33%) Oracle
4 11 (1.97%) SAP
5 4 (0.72%) Atlassian
5 4 (0.72%) Informatica
6 3 (0.54%) GUPTA
7 2 (0.36%) CA
7 2 (0.36%) ForgeRock
7 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.36%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe
8 1 (0.18%) Fixnetix
8 1 (0.18%) Google
8 1 (0.18%) HP
8 1 (0.18%) hybris
8 1 (0.18%) KANA
8 1 (0.18%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.18%) Pega
8 1 (0.18%) Xamarin
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £650 to £700 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £450 - £525 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £225 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Rate: Day rate £330-£350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day 6 Month Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago