The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Merseyside region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 20 22 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 5 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.70% 3.32% 8.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.39% 5.04% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Average daily rate
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£369 £305 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.90% -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £291 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £338 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -9.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
114 139 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 61.62% 65.88% 70.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 81 82
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 18
Average hourly rate £20.75 - £17.51
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 - £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Scrum
North West

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 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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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
Liverpool -1 4 £413 +26.92% 4
Wirral - 1 £325 -
Birkenhead - - - -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (60.00%) TDD
2 5 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 4 (40.00%) BDD
3 4 (40.00%) Scala
3 4 (40.00%) Spring
3 4 (40.00%) J2EE
3 4 (40.00%) MySQL
3 4 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (20.00%) jQuery
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) XSD
5 1 (10.00%) OOP
5 1 (10.00%) Sybase
5 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) ActionScript
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) Open Text
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) SOA
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) NUnit
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 4 (40.00%) C# Developer
2 4 (40.00%) J2EE Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Java Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) WPF Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Agile C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
1 5 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 4 (40.00%) J2EE
2 4 (40.00%) Spring
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (10.00%) iOS SDK
4 1 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (10.00%) Autofac
4 1 (10.00%) Android SDK
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (10.00%) WinForms
4 1 (10.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) XSD
4 1 (10.00%) SAML
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (10.00%) JSON
4 1 (10.00%) WCF
4 1 (10.00%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) TDD
2 4 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
2 4 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) MVVM
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) Android Development
4 1 (10.00%) iOS Development
4 1 (10.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
1 5 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) Scala
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) ActionScript
4 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (10.00%) ActionScript 2.0
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) Sybase
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Apple
1 1 (10.00%) Open Text
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