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 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 30 30 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 17 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.33% 3.88% 5.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 4.94% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 3
Average daily rate £425 £493 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.70% +31.33%
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
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
306 324 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 77.86% 78.64% 68.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 221 85
Average daily rate £450 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £550 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 17 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £20.35 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.00 £44.80 £47.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Blackpool - 5 £480 -
Fleetwood - 5 £425 -
Blackburn +5 2 £344 +5.76% 1
Preston +2 1 £300 -40.00% 1
Chorley - 1 - - 2
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Java
3 8 (42.11%) Kanban
4 7 (36.84%) HTML
4 7 (36.84%) Linux
4 7 (36.84%) REST
5 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
5 6 (31.58%) MongoDB
5 6 (31.58%) Unix
5 6 (31.58%) Mac OS X
5 6 (31.58%) JIRA
5 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
6 5 (26.32%) Hibernate
6 5 (26.32%) Web Design
6 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
6 5 (26.32%) HTTP
6 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
6 5 (26.32%) Neo4j
6 5 (26.32%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (21.05%) JAX-RS
7 4 (21.05%) Scrum-ban
7 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
7 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
7 4 (21.05%) Feature Driven Development
7 4 (21.05%) SDLC
7 4 (21.05%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (21.05%) DSDM
7 4 (21.05%) Project Management
7 4 (21.05%) Extreme Programming
7 4 (21.05%) Selenium

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (10.53%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) MongoDB
1 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
2 5 (26.32%) Neo4j
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) JIRA
2 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
2 4 (21.05%) Selenium
3 3 (15.79%) TestDirector
4 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (5.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (5.26%) Bower
4 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.26%) gulp
4 1 (5.26%) InstallShield
4 1 (5.26%) JMeter
4 1 (5.26%) NuGet
4 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Java Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Digital Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Java Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Test Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum Master
5 2 (10.53%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Technical Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) HTML
1 7 (36.84%) REST
2 5 (26.32%) Hibernate
3 4 (21.05%) JAX-RS
4 2 (10.53%) .NET
4 2 (10.53%) jQuery
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (5.26%) HTML5
5 1 (5.26%) JSON
5 1 (5.26%) LINQ
5 1 (5.26%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) iPad
1 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) Mac OS X
2 6 (31.58%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Kanban
3 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
3 5 (26.32%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
3 5 (26.32%) Web Design
4 4 (21.05%) DSDM
4 4 (21.05%) Extreme Programming
4 4 (21.05%) Feature Driven Development
4 4 (21.05%) Project Management
4 4 (21.05%) Scrum-ban
4 4 (21.05%) SDLC
4 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.79%) Benchmarking
5 3 (15.79%) TDD
5 3 (15.79%) Test Management
5 3 (15.79%) Unified Process
5 3 (15.79%) Use Case
5 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
3 1 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) HP
1 3 (15.79%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) DevExpress
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft