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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 31 24 18
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.06% 3.57% 3.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 4.94% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 6
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£345 £365 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.47% +3.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £330 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £525 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.25 £42.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +25.92%
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
203 162 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 71.73% 72.32% 67.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 97 70
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £14.00 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.43 £22.88 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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
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 31 October 2014. 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 -4 3 £345 -5.47% 2
Southport - - - -
Wirral - - - -
Birkenhead - - - -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) V-Model
4 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) NUnit
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) InfoPath
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) InfoPath
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) NUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Law
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
2 1 (16.67%) C# Web Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (16.67%) ScrumMaster
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (33.33%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
1 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) V-Model
3 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft