The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 30 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 18 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.96% 2.91% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.92% 4.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.33 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.68% -10.00%
Scrum
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
366 119 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 80.44% 69.19% 53.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 65 103
Average daily rate £400 £275 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -24.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £211 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 13
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.68 £14.40 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Lancashire region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 2 £500 -
Blackburn - 1 £325 -
Blackpool - - - -
Accrington - - - - 1
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 27 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) MVC
3 13 (48.15%) Hibernate
3 13 (48.15%) TDD
3 13 (48.15%) Java
4 11 (40.74%) Spring
5 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
5 10 (37.04%) Scala
6 9 (33.33%) Spring MVC
6 9 (33.33%) .NET
7 8 (29.63%) C#
8 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
9 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
9 6 (22.22%) Extreme Programming
9 6 (22.22%) Kanban
9 6 (22.22%) BDD
9 6 (22.22%) Akka
9 6 (22.22%) Play Framework
9 6 (22.22%) DevOps
10 5 (18.52%) jQuery
10 5 (18.52%) WPF
10 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (18.52%) J2EE
10 5 (18.52%) SQL
11 4 (14.81%) MVVM
11 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
12 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
12 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (11.11%) Supplier Management

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) PaaS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.41%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Jasmine
2 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Developer
2 11 (40.74%) Architect
3 9 (33.33%) Technical Architect
4 6 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 6 (22.22%) .NET Developer
5 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 3 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Scala Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Java Architect
6 2 (7.41%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Developer
6 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) Hibernate
2 11 (40.74%) Spring
3 9 (33.33%) .NET
3 9 (33.33%) Spring MVC
4 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
5 6 (22.22%) Akka
5 6 (22.22%) Play Framework
6 5 (18.52%) J2EE
6 5 (18.52%) WPF
6 5 (18.52%) jQuery
7 3 (11.11%) HTML
7 3 (11.11%) Classic ASP
7 3 (11.11%) CSS
7 3 (11.11%) Web Services
7 3 (11.11%) Ajax
8 2 (7.41%) JSON
8 2 (7.41%) LINQ
8 2 (7.41%) HTML5
8 2 (7.41%) REST
9 1 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) MVC
3 13 (48.15%) TDD
4 6 (22.22%) Extreme Programming
4 6 (22.22%) Kanban
4 6 (22.22%) BDD
4 6 (22.22%) DevOps
5 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (14.81%) MVVM
6 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
7 3 (11.11%) Supplier Management
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
7 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 3 (11.11%) RUP
7 3 (11.11%) CRM
8 2 (7.41%) OO
8 2 (7.41%) SOA
8 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
8 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Java
2 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
2 10 (37.04%) Scala
3 8 (29.63%) C#
4 5 (18.52%) SQL
5 3 (11.11%) VBScript
5 3 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 2 (7.41%) XAML
6 2 (7.41%) VB
6 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) PMP
1 3 (11.11%) PMI Certification
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
1 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Sybase
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco