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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 36 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 12 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.91% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.10% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +30.76%
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
293 122 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 71.12% 62.56% 62.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 54 137
Average daily rate £425 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 12
Average hourly rate £63.00 £18.72 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+236.62% -63.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 October 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 October 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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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 - 5 £300 -
Burnley - 3 £425 - 1
Blackpool - 1 - -
Skelmersdale - - - -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 37 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) Java
3 15 (40.54%) TDD
4 11 (29.73%) Project Management
4 11 (29.73%) .NET
4 11 (29.73%) Supplier Management
5 10 (27.03%) C#
6 9 (24.32%) PMI Certification
6 9 (24.32%) Hibernate
7 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (21.62%) PMP
7 8 (21.62%) PRINCE2
7 8 (21.62%) WPF
7 8 (21.62%) Kanban
8 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
8 7 (18.92%) MVVM
8 7 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (18.92%) SQL
8 7 (18.92%) MVC
9 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
9 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
9 6 (16.22%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
9 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
9 6 (16.22%) BDD
9 6 (16.22%) Scala
10 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (13.51%) Unit Testing
10 5 (13.51%) Banking
10 5 (13.51%) Sybase

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (5.41%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) Node.js
2 1 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.11%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
1 6 (16.22%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.70%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) Selenium
2 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
1 5 (13.51%) Banking
2 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) Agile Coach
3 7 (18.92%) .NET Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Java Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Software Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Manager
5 4 (10.81%) C# Developer
5 4 (10.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) WPF Developer
5 4 (10.81%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (10.81%) SQL Developer
5 4 (10.81%) C# Software Developer
5 4 (10.81%) ScrumMaster
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Technical Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) .NET
2 9 (24.32%) Hibernate
3 8 (21.62%) WPF
4 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
5 5 (13.51%) J2EE
6 4 (10.81%) Spring
7 3 (8.11%) Classic ASP
7 3 (8.11%) Web Services
7 3 (8.11%) Akka
7 3 (8.11%) Play Framework
8 2 (5.41%) HTML5
8 2 (5.41%) REST
8 2 (5.41%) HTML
8 2 (5.41%) JSON
8 2 (5.41%) Spring MVC
8 2 (5.41%) LINQ
8 2 (5.41%) jQuery
8 2 (5.41%) CSS
9 1 (2.70%) Ajax
9 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) PMI
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) Open Source
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (40.54%) TDD
3 11 (29.73%) Supplier Management
3 11 (29.73%) Project Management
4 8 (21.62%) PRINCE2
4 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (21.62%) Kanban
5 7 (18.92%) MVVM
5 7 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (18.92%) MVC
6 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
6 6 (16.22%) BDD
7 5 (13.51%) Unit Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
7 5 (13.51%) User Stories
8 4 (10.81%) RUP
8 4 (10.81%) Product Management
9 3 (8.11%) Release Management
9 3 (8.11%) CRM
9 3 (8.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) Java
2 10 (27.03%) C#
3 7 (18.92%) SQL
4 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
4 6 (16.22%) Scala
5 3 (8.11%) VBScript
5 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.41%) XAML
6 2 (5.41%) VB
6 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) PMI Certification
2 8 (21.62%) PMP
3 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.81%) APMP
4 4 (10.81%) ISEB
4 4 (10.81%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (5.41%) Degree
7 1 (2.70%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Sybase
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle