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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 29 25 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.08% 1.52% 6.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 2.59% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Average daily rate
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£220 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -7.40%
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
189 116 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 68.23% 58.88% 63.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 68 69
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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 3 £220 -20.00% 7
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) ATG
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) hybris
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
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%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Law
4 1 (16.67%) Legal
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) InfoPath
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Law
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) ATG
1 2 (33.33%) hybris
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle