The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Blackpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 27 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 1.31% 4.37% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 5.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Average daily rate
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£459 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.68% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.77 £38.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+0.70% +17.55%
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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
129 168 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 84.31% 81.55% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 129 3
Average daily rate £375 £405 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.75 £32.47 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Blackpool region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 9 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Blackpool 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (50.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (50.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Blackpool 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM