The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 35 30 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.81% 1.25% 6.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 1.94% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 11
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£375 £275 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £287 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-4.98% -
Scrum
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
283 155 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 73.32% 64.58% 71.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 92 105
Average daily rate £350 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Average hourly rate £135.00 £21.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+520.68% +20.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -2 6 £375 +36.36% 7
Southport - 1 - - 1
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 23 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (76.92%) Test Strategy
3 18 (69.23%) Waterfall
3 18 (69.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 18 (69.23%) QA
4 17 (65.38%) Supplier Management
4 17 (65.38%) ISEB
5 13 (50.00%) PRINCE2
5 13 (50.00%) Test Scripting
6 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
7 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
8 9 (34.62%) Test Planning
9 5 (19.23%) Oracle
10 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (15.38%) Selenium
11 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
11 3 (11.54%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (11.54%) eggPlant
11 3 (11.54%) Open Source
11 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
11 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (11.54%) JUnit
11 3 (11.54%) SOAP
11 3 (11.54%) C#
11 3 (11.54%) C++
11 3 (11.54%) Java
11 3 (11.54%) SQL
11 3 (11.54%) Middleware
11 3 (11.54%) ETL

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (11.54%) Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Tester
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%) Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Tester
4 1 (3.85%) QA 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
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (76.92%) Test Strategy
3 18 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 18 (69.23%) Waterfall
3 18 (69.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (65.38%) Supplier Management
5 13 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 13 (50.00%) PRINCE2
6 9 (34.62%) Test Planning
7 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
8 3 (11.54%) TDD
8 3 (11.54%) ETL
8 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (11.54%) Open Source
9 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (7.69%) User Stories
9 2 (7.69%) CRM
9 2 (7.69%) ERP
9 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) C#
1 3 (11.54%) C++
1 3 (11.54%) Java
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) 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
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (69.23%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
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