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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 33 26 19
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.08% 2.37% 6.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 3.76% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 7
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£220 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +2.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.33 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.68% -10.00%
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
192 133 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 69.06% 63.03% 67.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 87 78
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £209 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 -3 3 £220 -38.46% 2
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) ATG
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) WCF
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) hybris
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
4 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) InfoPath
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Law
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
3 1 (12.50%) C# Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (12.50%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
1 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
4 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) ATG
1 2 (25.00%) hybris
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft