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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 52 33 37
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 4 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.82% 3.75% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 4.97% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
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£615 £361 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.24% -9.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-4.98% -
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
405 302 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 82.99% 75.50% 55.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 164 76
Average daily rate £442 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.73% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 17
Average hourly rate £42.00 £25.92 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.06% -30.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.04 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £78.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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 -4 1 £813 +124.91% 2
Blackpool -23 1 £418 -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Software Delivery
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) Puppet
3 4 (33.33%) MongoDB
4 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (25.00%) jQuery
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (16.67%) DevOps
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) Play Framework
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) .NET
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) MVC
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Ajax

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (8.33%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (8.33%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
1 3 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Java Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Java Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Scala Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) jQuery
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (16.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (16.67%) WCF
2 2 (16.67%) LINQ
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (16.67%) Ajax
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (16.67%) Play Framework
3 1 (8.33%) JSON
3 1 (8.33%) Batik
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) SVG
3 1 (8.33%) J2EE
3 1 (8.33%) Akka
3 1 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Software Delivery
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) MVC
5 2 (16.67%) Matrix Management
5 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) DevOps
6 1 (8.33%) Functional Programming
6 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (8.33%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) Scala
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
1 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
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