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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 34 41 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -21
Contract jobs citing Scrum 6 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.95% 0.26% 3.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 0.38% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
Average daily rate £313 £220 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.04% -46.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-0.58% -
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
256 266 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 83.12% 69.45% 66.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 124 70
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £233 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £675 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £18.80 £51.67 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.61% +137.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Southport - 4 £319 -
Liverpool -2 1 - - 3
Birkenhead - 1 £300 -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) Web Services
3 5 (50.00%) CSS
3 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (50.00%) HTML
3 5 (50.00%) MVC
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) AngularJS
4 4 (40.00%) CSS3
4 4 (40.00%) RESTful
4 4 (40.00%) HTML5
4 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Degree
4 4 (40.00%) JIRA
4 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (40.00%) MySQL
5 3 (30.00%) C#
5 3 (30.00%) DOM
5 3 (30.00%) OOD
5 3 (30.00%) HTTP
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) OO
5 3 (30.00%) SAML
5 3 (30.00%) Middleware
5 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (30.00%) .NET

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 3 (30.00%) Node.js
2 2 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) HTTP
2 2 (20.00%) PuTTY
2 2 (20.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
2 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (30.00%) gulp
3 2 (20.00%) Ant
3 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (20.00%) JMeter
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) Subversion
3 2 (20.00%) TortoiseSVN
3 2 (20.00%) WATIR
3 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Full Stack Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Node.js Developer
3 2 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Software QA Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Testing Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (10.00%) HTML Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Java Software Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Software Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Web Services
2 5 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 5 (50.00%) CSS
2 5 (50.00%) HTML
3 4 (40.00%) CSS3
3 4 (40.00%) HTML5
3 4 (40.00%) RESTful
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (30.00%) Backbone.js
4 3 (30.00%) DOM
4 3 (30.00%) Express
4 3 (30.00%) Middleware
4 3 (30.00%) React
4 3 (30.00%) SAML
4 3 (30.00%) Spring
5 2 (20.00%) Hibernate
5 2 (20.00%) jQuery
5 2 (20.00%) JSON
5 2 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) iPad
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (10.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) MVC
3 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (30.00%) Isomorphic JavaScript
4 3 (30.00%) OO
4 3 (30.00%) OOD
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (30.00%) Service Design
4 3 (30.00%) Software Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Kanban
5 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (20.00%) OWASP
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Validation
6 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) PHP
4 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (20.00%) Ruby
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
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