The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Blackpool region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 29 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 0.81% 0.68% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.79% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £550 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +8.97%
Scrum
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Blackpool region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Blackpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
96 126 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 78.05% 85.71% 81.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 100 69
Median daily rate £450 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £296 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £661 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £32.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Blackpool region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Blackpool region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Blackpool

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Blackpool region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Kanban
1 6 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum-ban
2 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) DSDM
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) Feature Driven Development
3 3 (50.00%) Extreme Programming
3 3 (50.00%) Unified Process
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) TestDirector
3 3 (50.00%) Benchmarking
3 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 3 (50.00%) Use Case
3 3 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
3 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Delivery Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Scrum Master
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Delivery Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Kanban
1 6 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (66.67%) DSDM
2 4 (66.67%) Feature Driven Development
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum-ban
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 3 (50.00%) Benchmarking
3 3 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (50.00%) Extreme Programming
3 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 3 (50.00%) Use Case
3 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) IBM