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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 16 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 19 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 7.39% 3.33% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.74% 5.10% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 2
Average daily rate
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£518 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.45% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £404 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £413 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £38.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +19.68%
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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
195 98 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 75.88% 65.33% 68.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 48 52
Average daily rate £493 £413 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.39% +15.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £20.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (95.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (90.00%) QA
2 18 (90.00%) ISEB
2 18 (90.00%) Waterfall
3 17 (85.00%) Test Strategy
3 17 (85.00%) Supplier Management
4 14 (70.00%) Test Automation
5 13 (65.00%) Test Scripting
5 13 (65.00%) PRINCE2
6 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
7 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
7 10 (50.00%) Test Planning
8 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (10.00%) CRM
9 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
10 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
10 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
10 1 (5.00%) System Testing
10 1 (5.00%) Selenium
10 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
10 1 (5.00%) Test Management
10 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
10 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (5.00%) Mobile Commerce
10 1 (5.00%) UNIX
10 1 (5.00%) Java
10 1 (5.00%) SQL
10 1 (5.00%) Oracle

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Test Manager
1 9 (45.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) UAT Test Manager
3 1 (5.00%) UAT Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (95.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (90.00%) Waterfall
3 17 (85.00%) Supplier Management
3 17 (85.00%) Test Strategy
4 14 (70.00%) Test Automation
5 13 (65.00%) PRINCE2
5 13 (65.00%) Test Scripting
6 10 (50.00%) Test Planning
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (10.00%) CRM
9 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 1 (5.00%) Mobile Commerce
9 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
9 1 (5.00%) SEO
9 1 (5.00%) Validation
9 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
9 1 (5.00%) TDD
9 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) ISEB
2 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (90.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle