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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 24 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 3.42% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £480 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.19 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+23.16% -
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
127 94 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 86.99% 82.46% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 81 14
Average daily rate £480 £400 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £550 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Blackpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Blackpool region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Blackpool

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Kanban
1 5 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum-ban
2 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (80.00%) Feature Driven Development
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) DSDM
3 3 (60.00%) Extreme Programming
3 3 (60.00%) Unified Process
3 3 (60.00%) IBM
3 3 (60.00%) HP
3 3 (60.00%) TestDirector
3 3 (60.00%) Benchmarking
3 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) Use Case
3 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Test Management
3 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (60.00%) Open Source
3 3 (60.00%) User Stories
3 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (60.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Disclosure Scotland

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (20.00%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Scrum Master
2 1 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum Master
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Kanban
1 5 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (80.00%) DSDM
2 4 (80.00%) Feature Driven Development
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum-ban
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (60.00%) Benchmarking
3 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (60.00%) Extreme Programming
3 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (60.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) Test Management
3 3 (60.00%) Unified Process
3 3 (60.00%) Use Case
3 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP
1 3 (60.00%) IBM