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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
North West / Merseyside
Rank 18 35 38
Rank change year-on-year +17 +3  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 21 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 6.54% 1.48% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.75% 1.83% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 1
Median daily rate £600 £325 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +84.61% +47.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.29 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.86% -0.49%  

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 271 273 270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 84.42% 80.77% 75.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 182 123
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.72% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £27.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 26 March 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 26 March 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
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 32 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (50.00%) TDD
3 16 (47.06%) JavaScript
4 15 (44.12%) .NET
5 14 (41.18%) Oracle
5 14 (41.18%) Linux
6 13 (38.24%) HTML
7 12 (35.29%) Java
7 12 (35.29%) CSS
7 12 (35.29%) BDD
8 11 (32.35%) Open Source
8 11 (32.35%) Jenkins
8 11 (32.35%) Spring
9 10 (29.41%) DevOps
9 10 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (26.47%) MongoDB
10 9 (26.47%) .NET Framework
11 8 (23.53%) Kanban
11 8 (23.53%) Microservices
12 7 (20.59%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (20.59%) API Design
12 7 (20.59%) Front End Development
12 7 (20.59%) Spring Boot
12 7 (20.59%) NoSQL
12 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
12 7 (20.59%) RESTful
12 7 (20.59%) SQL
12 7 (20.59%) MySQL
13 6 (17.65%) C#
13 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET

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 (2.94%) Confluence
1 1 (2.94%) JBoss
1 1 (2.94%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) MongoDB
2 7 (20.59%) MySQL
2 7 (20.59%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.88%) RavenDB
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Jenkins
2 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
3 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.94%) JIRA
4 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (26.47%) .NET Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Principal Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Agile Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Agile Java Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Architect
6 3 (8.82%) CRM Developer
6 3 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Java Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Principal .NET Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Principal Java Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Scrum Master
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Java Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (44.12%) .NET
2 13 (38.24%) HTML
3 12 (35.29%) CSS
4 11 (32.35%) Spring
5 9 (26.47%) .NET Framework
6 7 (20.59%) RESTful
6 7 (20.59%) Spring Boot
7 6 (17.65%) AngularJS
7 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET
7 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (11.76%) J2EE
8 4 (11.76%) Node.js
9 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (8.82%) WCF
9 3 (8.82%) Web Services
10 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 2 (5.88%) CSS3
10 2 (5.88%) HTML5
10 2 (5.88%) Razor View Engine
10 2 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Fintech
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (50.00%) TDD
3 12 (35.29%) BDD
4 11 (32.35%) Open Source
5 10 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (29.41%) DevOps
6 8 (23.53%) Kanban
6 8 (23.53%) Microservices
7 7 (20.59%) API Design
7 7 (20.59%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (20.59%) Front End Development
8 6 (17.65%) Coaching
8 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
8 6 (17.65%) MVC
9 4 (11.76%) Automated Testing
9 4 (11.76%) CRM
9 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
10 3 (8.82%) Pair Programming
10 3 (8.82%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) JavaScript
2 12 (35.29%) Java
3 7 (20.59%) SQL
4 6 (17.65%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Oracle
2 6 (17.65%) VMware
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.82%) Siebel
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat