The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 16 25 16
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs citing Scrum 24 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 7.67% 1.12% 6.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.72% 1.75% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 2 7
Average daily rate
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£500 £275 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -39.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £263 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £287 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.19 £39.25 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+2.39% +18.93%
Scrum
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
247 114 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 78.91% 63.69% 72.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 65 74
Average daily rate £451 £375 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.39% -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £135.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+350.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Liverpool region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum.

1 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (76.92%) Test Strategy
3 19 (73.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (69.23%) QA
4 18 (69.23%) ISEB
4 18 (69.23%) Waterfall
5 17 (65.38%) Test Automation
5 17 (65.38%) Supplier Management
6 13 (50.00%) PRINCE2
6 13 (50.00%) Test Scripting
7 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
8 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
9 10 (38.46%) Test Planning
10 6 (23.08%) Oracle
11 4 (15.38%) Java
11 4 (15.38%) SQL
11 4 (15.38%) TDD
11 4 (15.38%) Selenium
11 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (11.54%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (11.54%) Open Source
12 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
12 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (11.54%) eggPlant
12 3 (11.54%) ETL
12 3 (11.54%) Middleware
12 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
12 3 (11.54%) C#
12 3 (11.54%) C++
12 3 (11.54%) JUnit

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Selenium
2 3 (11.54%) JUnit
2 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
2 3 (11.54%) eggPlant
3 2 (7.69%) JIRA
3 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.85%) Selenium IDE
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Test Manager
1 9 (34.62%) Test Leader
2 4 (15.38%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.69%) ScrumMaster
3 2 (7.69%) Agile Project Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) UAT Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Tester
4 1 (3.85%) Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Tester
4 1 (3.85%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) SOAP
1 3 (11.54%) Middleware
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (7.69%) Velocity
3 1 (3.85%) Visualforce
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (76.92%) Test Strategy
3 19 (73.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (69.23%) Waterfall
5 17 (65.38%) Test Automation
5 17 (65.38%) Supplier Management
6 13 (50.00%) PRINCE2
6 13 (50.00%) Test Scripting
7 10 (38.46%) Test Planning
8 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (15.38%) TDD
9 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
9 3 (11.54%) ETL
9 3 (11.54%) Open Source
9 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (7.69%) CRM
10 2 (7.69%) ERP
11 1 (3.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Java
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) C#
2 3 (11.54%) C++
3 1 (3.85%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) ISEB
2 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (69.23%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com