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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 21 48 21
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -27
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 3.06% 0.33% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 0.37% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £418 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.78% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+7.72% -4.98%
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
83 270 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 84.69% 89.40% 89.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 226 80
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 15 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Kanban
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Web Development
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) Microservices
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) UML
2 3 (75.00%) OO
2 3 (75.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall

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 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Java Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Linux Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Delivery Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Kanban
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) Microservices
2 3 (75.00%) OO
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) UML
2 3 (75.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java