The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 24 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 35 23 18
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 10 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.01% 4.92% 3.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 7.14% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 6
Median daily rate £320 £518 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.16% +25.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -7.89%
Scrum
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
274 266 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 82.53% 68.91% 63.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 131 58
Median daily rate £375 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £675 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Median hourly rate £18.80 £51.67 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.61% +244.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Merseyside region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 June 2016.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Southport - 5 £320 -
Liverpool -19 4 £500 -3.38% 4
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) JIRA
3 6 (42.86%) Selenium
3 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (42.86%) Web Services
4 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (35.71%) HTML
4 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) MySQL
4 5 (35.71%) Oracle
4 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
4 5 (35.71%) Degree
5 4 (28.57%) XML
5 4 (28.57%) Unix
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 3 (21.43%) SAML
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Ant
6 3 (21.43%) CSS
6 3 (21.43%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) PHP
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 3 (21.43%) MVC

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (14.29%) ColdFusion
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) Mingle
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) PuTTY
1 3 (21.43%) WinSCP
2 2 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) MySQL
1 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) Essbase
3 1 (7.14%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Power BI
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) JIRA
2 6 (42.86%) Selenium
3 3 (21.43%) Ant
3 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
3 3 (21.43%) JMeter
3 3 (21.43%) TortoiseSVN
3 3 (21.43%) WATIR
3 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
4 2 (14.29%) Subversion
5 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.14%) gulp
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
1 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Software QA Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Testing Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Testing Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Angular Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Advisor
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (7.14%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Java Software Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (7.14%) NoSQL Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Power BI Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 5 (35.71%) HTML
3 4 (28.57%) XML
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
4 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
4 3 (21.43%) CSS
4 3 (21.43%) SAML
4 3 (21.43%) Spring
5 2 (14.29%) Autofac
5 2 (14.29%) CSS3
5 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
5 2 (14.29%) HTML5
5 2 (14.29%) J2EE
5 2 (14.29%) jQuery
5 2 (14.29%) JSON
5 2 (14.29%) REST
5 2 (14.29%) RESTful
5 2 (14.29%) SOAP
5 2 (14.29%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 2 (14.29%) User Experience
4 1 (7.14%) CESG
4 1 (7.14%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (7.14%) FMCG
4 1 (7.14%) iPad
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
4 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Unix
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) MVC
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Validation
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 2 (14.29%) Kanban
5 2 (14.29%) OWASP
5 2 (14.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) PHP
3 3 (21.43%) Ruby
4 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) CLAS
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Sony
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