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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 28 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 4.00% 2.31% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.31% 2.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Median daily rate £450 £486 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.45% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £43.75 £36.40
% change year-on-year
-2.28% +20.19%
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
116 145 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 92.80% 83.82% 84.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 133 109
Median daily rate £430 £480 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £900 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.50 - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) UML
3 3 (60.00%) OO
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) Web Development
3 3 (60.00%) Kanban
3 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 3 (60.00%) Microservices
4 2 (40.00%) Python
5 1 (20.00%) ISEB
5 1 (20.00%) CISSP
5 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) Perl
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) MS Office
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (20.00%) SaaS
5 1 (20.00%) CESG

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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) NonStop SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Java Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Linux Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) CESG
1 1 (20.00%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) Kanban
2 3 (60.00%) Microservices
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) UML
2 3 (60.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) CLAS
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle