The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Lancashire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 26 36 47
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 21 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.90% 0.72% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.62% 1.33% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +39.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+18.93% -4.34%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
317 150 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 73.89% 53.96% 64.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 71 161
Average daily rate £400 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £350 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 12
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £33.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +12.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.06 £15.00 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £75.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Scrum
North West

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
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 1 August 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 +1 9 £423 - 3
Blackpool - 8 £400 - 2
Burnley - 2 £388 -
Blackburn +3 1 - - 1
Accrington - - - -
Skelmersdale - - - -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 25 (60.98%) Java
2 23 (56.10%) TDD
3 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (36.59%) Hibernate
5 14 (34.15%) J2EE
5 14 (34.15%) Scala
5 14 (34.15%) BDD
6 11 (26.83%) C#
6 11 (26.83%) .NET
7 10 (24.39%) Project Management
7 10 (24.39%) UML
7 10 (24.39%) Spring
7 10 (24.39%) Supplier Management
8 9 (21.95%) OOA/OOD
8 9 (21.95%) MySQL
8 9 (21.95%) Finance
9 8 (19.51%) PMI Certification
9 8 (19.51%) RUP
9 8 (19.51%) QA
10 7 (17.07%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (17.07%) Kanban
10 7 (17.07%) jQuery
10 7 (17.07%) Oracle
10 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
10 7 (17.07%) PRINCE2
10 7 (17.07%) PMP
11 6 (14.63%) CSS
11 6 (14.63%) Struts
11 6 (14.63%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (14.63%) WebLogic

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 6 (14.63%) WebLogic
1 6 (14.63%) Tomcat
1 6 (14.63%) WebSphere
2 5 (12.20%) Escenic
2 5 (12.20%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (12.20%) MQSeries
2 5 (12.20%) CMS
3 1 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) MySQL
2 6 (14.63%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
3 5 (12.20%) Big Data
3 5 (12.20%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.32%) Selenium
2 3 (7.32%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Developer
2 11 (26.83%) Java Developer
2 11 (26.83%) Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Agile Coach
4 6 (14.63%) Business Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Senior Programmer
5 5 (12.20%) Senior Java Programmer
5 5 (12.20%) Java Programmer
5 5 (12.20%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Developer Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Agile Business Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Senior Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Programmer
5 5 (12.20%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) .NET Developer
6 4 (9.76%) C# Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) Software Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) Hibernate
2 14 (34.15%) J2EE
3 11 (26.83%) .NET
4 10 (24.39%) Spring
5 7 (17.07%) jQuery
6 6 (14.63%) CSS
6 6 (14.63%) Struts
6 6 (14.63%) HTML
6 6 (14.63%) HTML5
6 6 (14.63%) WPF
6 6 (14.63%) CSS3
7 5 (12.20%) Ajax
7 5 (12.20%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (12.20%) JSF
7 5 (12.20%) Java RMI
7 5 (12.20%) EJB
7 5 (12.20%) XML
7 5 (12.20%) LAMP
8 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.44%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) PMI
2 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.44%) Open Source
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (56.10%) TDD
2 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (34.15%) BDD
4 10 (24.39%) Project Management
4 10 (24.39%) UML
4 10 (24.39%) Supplier Management
5 9 (21.95%) OOA/OOD
6 8 (19.51%) RUP
7 7 (17.07%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (17.07%) Kanban
7 7 (17.07%) PRINCE2
8 5 (12.20%) MVVM
8 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
8 5 (12.20%) User Stories
8 5 (12.20%) Unit Testing
8 5 (12.20%) RAD
8 5 (12.20%) OOP
8 5 (12.20%) OOD
8 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (12.20%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (60.98%) Java
2 14 (34.15%) Scala
3 11 (26.83%) C#
4 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) PMI Certification
2 7 (17.07%) PMP
3 6 (14.63%) ISEB
3 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
4 4 (9.76%) APMP
4 4 (9.76%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
6 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.44%) Degree
7 1 (2.44%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle
2 6 (14.63%) JBoss
3 5 (12.20%) Sybase