The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 35 24
Rank change year-on-year +29 -11  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 53 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 16.01% 3.00% 4.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.78% 3.61% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 7 17
Median daily rate £440 £320 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -38.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £263 £484
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.23% +22.85%  

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 268 277 271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 80.97% 83.18% 69.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 161 131
Median daily rate £425 £380 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.80 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.19% -63.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing Scrum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Merseyside

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Merseyside

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Merseyside over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum 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 23 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
Liverpool +26 32 £445 -11.00% 3
Southport 0 7 £375 +17.18% 1
Scrum
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 72 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (54.67%) JavaScript
3 40 (53.33%) Java
4 39 (52.00%) HTML
5 36 (48.00%) TDD
6 35 (46.67%) Oracle
6 35 (46.67%) CSS
6 35 (46.67%) Jenkins
7 32 (42.67%) BDD
8 30 (40.00%) MongoDB
8 30 (40.00%) React
9 29 (38.67%) Linux
9 29 (38.67%) Kanban
10 27 (36.00%) Spring
10 27 (36.00%) MySQL
11 26 (34.67%) Git (software)
12 24 (32.00%) RESTful
13 23 (30.67%) Coaching
13 23 (30.67%) Continuous Delivery
14 22 (29.33%) Microservices
14 22 (29.33%) Greenfield Project
14 22 (29.33%) Open Source
15 21 (28.00%) SQL
16 20 (26.67%) Spring Boot
17 19 (25.33%) Ember.js
18 17 (22.67%) .NET
19 15 (20.00%) Oracle Database
19 15 (20.00%) NoSQL
20 14 (18.67%) Node.js
20 14 (18.67%) J2EE

Scrum
Co-occurring 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 (4.00%) ColdFusion
2 1 (1.33%) Confluence
2 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 27 (36.00%) MySQL
3 15 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 15 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 10 (13.33%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
6 3 (4.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 35 (46.67%) Jenkins
2 26 (34.67%) Git (software)
3 8 (10.67%) Mocha
3 8 (10.67%) Selenium
4 6 (8.00%) gulp
4 6 (8.00%) JIRA
5 5 (6.67%) SonarQube
6 4 (5.33%) ERwin
6 4 (5.33%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.00%) JMeter
7 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.33%) Grunt
8 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.33%) Subversion
General
1 3 (4.00%) Advertising
2 1 (1.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Games
2 1 (1.33%) Law
2 1 (1.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (54.67%) Developer
2 17 (22.67%) Java Developer
3 12 (16.00%) Scrum Master
4 9 (12.00%) Senior Developer
4 9 (12.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (9.33%) Agile Developer
5 7 (9.33%) Agile Java Developer
6 6 (8.00%) Java Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.67%) .NET Developer
7 5 (6.67%) Agile Coach
7 5 (6.67%) Agile Scrum Master
7 5 (6.67%) Node.js Developer
7 5 (6.67%) Principal Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Agile Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Agile Java Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Scrum Master
9 3 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (52.00%) HTML
2 35 (46.67%) CSS
3 30 (40.00%) React
4 27 (36.00%) Spring
5 24 (32.00%) RESTful
6 20 (26.67%) Spring Boot
7 19 (25.33%) Ember.js
8 17 (22.67%) .NET
9 14 (18.67%) J2EE
9 14 (18.67%) Node.js
10 11 (14.67%) XML
11 10 (13.33%) SAML
12 7 (9.33%) .NET Framework
13 5 (6.67%) Hibernate
13 5 (6.67%) Redux
13 5 (6.67%) Web Services
14 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
14 3 (4.00%) Express
14 3 (4.00%) WCF
15 2 (2.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.33%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.00%) User Experience
5 2 (2.67%) Fintech
5 2 (2.67%) FMCG
5 2 (2.67%) PlayStation
6 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (38.67%) Linux
2 7 (9.33%) Unix
3 5 (6.67%) Android
3 5 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.33%) Windows
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (48.00%) TDD
3 32 (42.67%) BDD
4 29 (38.67%) Kanban
5 23 (30.67%) Coaching
5 23 (30.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 22 (29.33%) Microservices
6 22 (29.33%) Open Source
7 13 (17.33%) MVC
8 12 (16.00%) DevOps
9 10 (13.33%) Front End Development
10 9 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (10.67%) Web Development
12 7 (9.33%) API Design
12 7 (9.33%) Mentoring
13 6 (8.00%) Configuration Management
13 6 (8.00%) Project Management
13 6 (8.00%) Test Automation
14 5 (6.67%) PRINCE2
14 5 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 41 (54.67%) JavaScript
2 40 (53.33%) Java
3 21 (28.00%) SQL
4 9 (12.00%) C#
5 5 (6.67%) Apple Swift
5 5 (6.67%) ECMAScript
5 5 (6.67%) ES6
6 4 (5.33%) Python
7 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) OCPJP
2 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (1.33%) CISM
3 1 (1.33%) CISSP
3 1 (1.33%) CLAS
3 1 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.33%) Degree
3 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.33%) GDPR
2 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) Ansible
2 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (46.67%) Oracle
2 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.00%) VMware
3 5 (6.67%) Xamarin
4 3 (4.00%) HP
5 2 (2.67%) SAP
6 1 (1.33%) CA Agile Central
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