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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 24 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 5 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.58% 5.59% 5.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.79% 7.58% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 6
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£315 £455 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £300 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £503 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
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
132 132 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 68.04% 73.74% 64.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 84 56
Average daily rate £350 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) Hibernate
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) Spring
3 4 (36.36%) Scala
3 4 (36.36%) J2EE
3 4 (36.36%) MySQL
3 4 (36.36%) OOA/OOD
3 4 (36.36%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) WCF
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 1 (9.09%) Coaching
6 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 1 (9.09%) iOS SDK
6 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (9.09%) Android SDK
6 1 (9.09%) Android Development
6 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
6 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (9.09%) Banking
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 1 (9.09%) InfoPath
6 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
6 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
6 1 (9.09%) Web Development

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) InfoPath
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Law
1 1 (9.09%) Legal
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Consultant
2 4 (36.36%) Java Developer
2 4 (36.36%) J2EE Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Java Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
4 1 (9.09%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) WPF Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Hibernate
2 4 (36.36%) Spring
2 4 (36.36%) J2EE
3 2 (18.18%) .NET
3 2 (18.18%) WCF
4 1 (9.09%) WPF
4 1 (9.09%) iOS SDK
4 1 (9.09%) Android SDK
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
1 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) OOA/OOD
3 4 (36.36%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Coaching
5 1 (9.09%) Android Development
5 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Web Development
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Scala
3 3 (27.27%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (9.09%) ActionScript 2.0
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) ActionScript
4 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) Sybase
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Apple
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