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 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 22 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 0.86% 0.68% 4.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.76% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
Median daily rate £550 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.53% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +10.95%
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
92 131 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 79.31% 88.51% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 107 121
Median daily rate £475 £370 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -8.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £702 £590 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Median hourly rate - £11.50 £32.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -64.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 7 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 25 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Kanban
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management

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:

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Delivery Manager
1 2 (100.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Scrum Master
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Kanban
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement