Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 32 34
Rank change year-on-year +19 +2 +9
Contract jobs citing Scrum 45 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 9.24% 3.85% 3.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.95% 4.89% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 17
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £360 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -20.26% +46.82%
10th Percentile £350 £311 £321
90th Percentile £488 £519 £700
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +19.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £46.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -13.51% +8.82% +17.04%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 411 470 616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 84.39% 78.60% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 292 316
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £254 £250 £166
90th Percentile £538 £511 £539
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £22.42 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.02% +28.13% +12.90%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £20.18 £30.76 £97.58
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +67.60%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +10 27 £400 -20.00% 4
Southport +8 9 £369 +5.36% 1
Scrum
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 41 (91.11%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (57.78%) TDD
3 25 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 24 (53.33%) Java
5 22 (48.89%) CSS
6 21 (46.67%) Kanban
7 20 (44.44%) HTML
8 18 (40.00%) Git (software)
9 17 (37.78%) MongoDB
10 16 (35.56%) BDD
10 16 (35.56%) React
11 14 (31.11%) Jenkins
12 13 (28.89%) Test Automation
12 13 (28.89%) MySQL
13 12 (26.67%) Spring
13 12 (26.67%) Selenium
14 11 (24.44%) NoSQL
14 11 (24.44%) MVC
14 11 (24.44%) Spring Boot
15 10 (22.22%) Oracle
15 10 (22.22%) Linux
15 10 (22.22%) Cucumber
15 10 (22.22%) RESTful
15 10 (22.22%) JSON
16 9 (20.00%) Web Services
16 9 (20.00%) C#
16 9 (20.00%) .NET
17 8 (17.78%) SQL
17 8 (17.78%) Mocha
17 8 (17.78%) REST

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 6 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.44%) CMS
2 2 (4.44%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.22%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 3 (6.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) PuTTY
1 3 (6.67%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (37.78%) MongoDB
2 13 (28.89%) MySQL
3 11 (24.44%) NoSQL
4 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.22%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.22%) Big Data
5 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 14 (31.11%) Jenkins
3 12 (26.67%) Selenium
4 10 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 8 (17.78%) Mocha
6 7 (15.56%) gulp
7 5 (11.11%) JIRA
7 5 (11.11%) WebDriver
8 4 (8.89%) Babel
8 4 (8.89%) JMeter
8 4 (8.89%) Mercurial
8 4 (8.89%) webpack
9 3 (6.67%) Ant
9 3 (6.67%) ERwin
9 3 (6.67%) SonarQube
9 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (6.67%) TortoiseSVN
9 3 (6.67%) WATIR
10 2 (4.44%) GitLab
10 2 (4.44%) Subversion
General
1 5 (11.11%) Marketing
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
2 2 (4.44%) Games
3 1 (2.22%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (68.89%) Developer
2 17 (37.78%) Java Developer
3 6 (13.33%) Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Agile Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (8.89%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Agile Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) UI Developer
6 2 (4.44%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (48.89%) CSS
2 20 (44.44%) HTML
3 16 (35.56%) React
4 12 (26.67%) Spring
5 11 (24.44%) Spring Boot
6 10 (22.22%) JSON
6 10 (22.22%) RESTful
7 9 (20.00%) .NET
7 9 (20.00%) Web Services
8 8 (17.78%) REST
9 7 (15.56%) Ember.js
9 7 (15.56%) Jest
9 7 (15.56%) Node.js
9 7 (15.56%) Redux
10 6 (13.33%) Dropwizard
10 6 (13.33%) SAML
10 6 (13.33%) XML
11 5 (11.11%) .NET Framework
11 5 (11.11%) J2EE
11 5 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Credit Risk
3 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.67%) User Experience
4 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Linux
2 5 (11.11%) Unix
3 2 (4.44%) Android
3 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.44%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (91.11%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (57.78%) TDD
3 21 (46.67%) Kanban
4 16 (35.56%) BDD
5 13 (28.89%) Test Automation
6 11 (24.44%) MVC
7 7 (15.56%) Microservices
7 7 (15.56%) Pair Programming
8 6 (13.33%) Front End Development
8 6 (13.33%) Open Source
8 6 (13.33%) Web Development
9 5 (11.11%) Coaching
9 5 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.89%) Data Modelling
10 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
10 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
10 4 (8.89%) SDLC
10 4 (8.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 24 (53.33%) Java
3 9 (20.00%) C#
4 8 (17.78%) SQL
5 7 (15.56%) ECMAScript
5 7 (15.56%) ES6
6 3 (6.67%) PHP
6 3 (6.67%) Python
6 3 (6.67%) Ruby
7 2 (4.44%) Apple Swift
7 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
1 3 (6.67%) OCPJP
2 1 (2.22%) ISEB
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.22%) Atlassian