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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 20 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 20 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.42% 3.24% 3.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.58% 5.22% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 5
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£518 £413 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.45% +33.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £355 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £413 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £38.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +21.25%
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
264 115 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 71.54% 62.16% 69.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 57 84
Average daily rate £475 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £532 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+244.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +5 19 £518 +25.45% 2
Southport - 1 - - 2
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 20 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (90.48%) QA
2 19 (90.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (85.71%) ISEB
3 18 (85.71%) Waterfall
4 17 (80.95%) Test Strategy
4 17 (80.95%) Supplier Management
5 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
6 14 (66.67%) Test Scripting
7 13 (61.90%) PRINCE2
8 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
9 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
9 10 (47.62%) Test Planning
10 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (9.52%) User Stories
11 2 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
11 2 (9.52%) CRM
11 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
11 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
12 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
12 1 (4.76%) Test Management
12 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
12 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
12 1 (4.76%) System Testing
12 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
12 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
12 1 (4.76%) Selenium
12 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
12 1 (4.76%) TDD
12 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Test Manager
1 9 (42.86%) Test Leader
2 2 (9.52%) Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
3 1 (4.76%) UAT Test Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Tester
3 1 (4.76%) UAT Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (90.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (85.71%) Waterfall
4 17 (80.95%) Supplier Management
4 17 (80.95%) Test Strategy
5 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
6 14 (66.67%) Test Scripting
7 13 (61.90%) PRINCE2
8 10 (47.62%) Test Planning
9 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
10 2 (9.52%) CRM
10 2 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (9.52%) User Stories
11 1 (4.76%) Agile Testing
11 1 (4.76%) SDLC
11 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
11 1 (4.76%) Mobile Commerce
11 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
11 1 (4.76%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (85.71%) ISEB
2 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
3 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (90.48%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle