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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
North West / Merseyside
Rank 13 34 37
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 27 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.85% 1.25% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.71% 1.59% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 1
Median daily rate £600 - £220
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £45.44 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.66% +21.16%

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
252 252 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 82.62% 78.75% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 156 117
Median daily rate £468 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% +142.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +13 24 £600 - 2
Southport - 1 £375 - 1
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 33 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) TDD
3 16 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 16 (44.44%) .NET
4 14 (38.89%) Oracle
4 14 (38.89%) Linux
5 13 (36.11%) HTML
5 13 (36.11%) BDD
6 12 (33.33%) Java
6 12 (33.33%) CSS
7 11 (30.56%) Spring
7 11 (30.56%) Jenkins
7 11 (30.56%) Open Source
8 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (27.78%) DevOps
9 9 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 9 (25.00%) MongoDB
9 9 (25.00%) Kanban
10 8 (22.22%) Microservices
11 7 (19.44%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (19.44%) Spring Boot
11 7 (19.44%) API Design
11 7 (19.44%) Front End Development
11 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
11 7 (19.44%) RESTful
11 7 (19.44%) NoSQL
11 7 (19.44%) MVC
11 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET
11 7 (19.44%) SQL

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 1 (2.78%) Confluence
1 1 (2.78%) JBoss
1 1 (2.78%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 7 (19.44%) MySQL
2 7 (19.44%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.56%) RavenDB
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Jenkins
2 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.78%) JIRA
4 1 (2.78%) Moq
4 1 (2.78%) NUnit
4 1 (2.78%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Developer
2 10 (27.78%) .NET Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Principal Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Agile Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) CRM Developer
6 3 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Java Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Principal .NET Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Principal Java Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Scrum Master
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (44.44%) .NET
2 13 (36.11%) HTML
3 12 (33.33%) CSS
4 11 (30.56%) Spring
5 9 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET
6 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (19.44%) RESTful
6 7 (19.44%) Spring Boot
7 6 (16.67%) AngularJS
8 4 (11.11%) J2EE
8 4 (11.11%) Node.js
8 4 (11.11%) WCF
9 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (8.33%) Web Services
10 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 2 (5.56%) CSS3
10 2 (5.56%) HTML5
10 2 (5.56%) Razor View Engine
10 2 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Fintech
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Blog
2 1 (2.78%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) TDD
3 13 (36.11%) BDD
4 11 (30.56%) Open Source
5 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (27.78%) DevOps
6 9 (25.00%) Kanban
7 8 (22.22%) Microservices
8 7 (19.44%) API Design
8 7 (19.44%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (19.44%) Front End Development
8 7 (19.44%) MVC
9 6 (16.67%) Coaching
9 6 (16.67%) Configuration Management
10 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
10 4 (11.11%) CRM
10 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 3 (8.33%) Pair Programming
11 3 (8.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 12 (33.33%) Java
3 7 (19.44%) C#
3 7 (19.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) MCAD
2 1 (2.78%) MCP
2 1 (2.78%) MCSD
2 1 (2.78%) MCTS
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) VMware
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.33%) Siebel
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat