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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
North West / Merseyside
Rank 18 36 31
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 20 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.91% 1.18% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.00% 1.43% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 1
Median daily rate £600 - £220
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £45.88 £37.88
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +21.12%

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
200 279 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.05% 82.54% 71.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 164 93
Median daily rate £480 £425 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% +39.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.75% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £32.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £71.50 £16.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 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
Liverpool +19 19 £600 - 2
Southport - 1 £375 - 2
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 31 (88.57%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) TDD
2 17 (48.57%) Oracle
2 17 (48.57%) Linux
3 16 (45.71%) Spring
4 14 (40.00%) Java
4 14 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 14 (40.00%) .NET
4 14 (40.00%) BDD
5 13 (37.14%) MongoDB
5 13 (37.14%) Open Source
6 11 (31.43%) NoSQL
6 11 (31.43%) Jenkins
6 11 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (31.43%) Kanban
6 11 (31.43%) DevOps
7 10 (28.57%) MySQL
7 10 (28.57%) SQL
7 10 (28.57%) HTML
7 10 (28.57%) CSS
8 9 (25.71%) .NET Framework
9 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (22.86%) MVC
9 8 (22.86%) C#
9 8 (22.86%) Microservices
10 7 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (20.00%) Spring Boot
10 7 (20.00%) API Design
10 7 (20.00%) Front End Development
10 7 (20.00%) Unix

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 3 (8.57%) IIS
1 3 (8.57%) JBoss
1 3 (8.57%) Liferay
2 2 (5.71%) Mule
2 2 (5.71%) Mule ESB
3 1 (2.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) MongoDB
2 11 (31.43%) NoSQL
3 10 (28.57%) MySQL
4 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.71%) RavenDB
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Jenkins
2 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.43%) JIRA
4 3 (8.57%) Subversion
5 1 (2.86%) Moq
5 1 (2.86%) NUnit
5 1 (2.86%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Music Industry
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 7 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Principal Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Agile Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Agile Java Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Scrum Master
6 4 (11.43%) C# Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Agile Scrum Master
7 3 (8.57%) Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (8.57%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Consultant
7 3 (8.57%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Java Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Principal .NET Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Principal Java Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Java Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (45.71%) Spring
2 14 (40.00%) .NET
3 10 (28.57%) CSS
3 10 (28.57%) HTML
4 9 (25.71%) .NET Framework
5 7 (20.00%) RESTful
5 7 (20.00%) Spring Boot
6 6 (17.14%) AngularJS
6 6 (17.14%) Web Services
7 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (11.43%) J2EE
8 4 (11.43%) Node.js
9 3 (8.57%) Autofac
9 3 (8.57%) Hibernate
9 3 (8.57%) REST
9 3 (8.57%) SAML
9 3 (8.57%) SOAP
9 3 (8.57%) XML
9 3 (8.57%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Fintech
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Blog
2 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (48.57%) Linux
2 7 (20.00%) Unix
3 3 (8.57%) Windows
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (88.57%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) TDD
3 14 (40.00%) BDD
4 13 (37.14%) Open Source
5 11 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (31.43%) DevOps
5 11 (31.43%) Kanban
6 8 (22.86%) Microservices
6 8 (22.86%) MVC
7 7 (20.00%) API Design
7 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 7 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (20.00%) Front End Development
8 6 (17.14%) Coaching
8 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
9 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
10 3 (8.57%) OWASP
10 3 (8.57%) Pair Programming
10 3 (8.57%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) Java
1 14 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (28.57%) SQL
3 8 (22.86%) C#
4 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
1 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) MCAD
2 1 (2.86%) MCP
2 1 (2.86%) MCSD
2 1 (2.86%) MCTS
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Oracle
2 6 (17.14%) VMware
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.57%) Siebel
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat