The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
North West / Lancashire
Rank 31 41 30
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 8 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.11% 2.90% 4.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 3.79% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 15
Median daily rate £375 £390 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -19.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £338 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £465 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £45.44 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.66% +21.16%

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
220 343 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 85.60% 76.56% 79.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 227 209
Median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 45 18
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +7.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.50 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +18 2 £388 -0.64%
Fleetwood -1 2 £388 -8.82%
Blackburn -6 2 £300 -12.72%
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) TDD
3 7 (43.75%) Java
3 7 (43.75%) Kanban
4 6 (37.50%) UML
5 5 (31.25%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) BDD
6 4 (25.00%) MVC
6 4 (25.00%) Retail
6 4 (25.00%) Web Development
6 4 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (25.00%) Python
6 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (18.75%) Oracle
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 3 (18.75%) OO
7 3 (18.75%) JIRA
7 3 (18.75%) Data Management
7 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
7 3 (18.75%) Microservices
8 2 (12.50%) Apache Wicket
8 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
8 2 (12.50%) Riak
8 2 (12.50%) Neo4j
8 2 (12.50%) User Stories
8 2 (12.50%) Play Framework
8 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
8 2 (12.50%) REST
8 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
8 2 (12.50%) NoSQL

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) CouchDB
2 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) Neo4j
2 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) Riak
3 1 (6.25%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (12.50%) General Ledger
4 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Java Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Business Systems Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Linux Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) Technical Business Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 1 (6.25%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) Ajax
1 2 (12.50%) Apache Wicket
1 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) DOM
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) Play Framework
1 2 (12.50%) REST
1 2 (12.50%) SAX
1 2 (12.50%) Servlets
1 2 (12.50%) SOAP
1 2 (12.50%) Spring
1 2 (12.50%) Spring MVC
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
1 2 (12.50%) XML
1 2 (12.50%) XML Schema
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (6.25%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 2 (12.50%) Wiki
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) CESG
2 1 (6.25%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (6.25%) Fintech
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) TDD
3 7 (43.75%) Kanban
4 6 (37.50%) UML
5 5 (31.25%) BDD
6 4 (25.00%) MVC
6 4 (25.00%) Web Development
7 3 (18.75%) Data Management
7 3 (18.75%) Microservices
7 3 (18.75%) OO
8 2 (12.50%) Pair Programming
8 2 (12.50%) Refactoring
8 2 (12.50%) SEO
8 2 (12.50%) Use Case
8 2 (12.50%) User Stories
9 1 (6.25%) ITIL
9 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
9 1 (6.25%) Project Management
9 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
9 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) Groovy
3 2 (12.50%) Ruby
3 2 (12.50%) Scala
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CISSP
1 1 (6.25%) CLAS
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
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