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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 45 44 33
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.23% 1.10% 4.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 1.37% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 10
Median daily rate £550 £475 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +16.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £397 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.18% +5.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +8.97%
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
327 365 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 74.15% 80.22% 74.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 224 210
Median daily rate £408 £385 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.84% -1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £296 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £590 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 38 28
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £25.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +47.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £13.00 £20.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £47.33 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

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 4 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +1 1 £550 +10.00%
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Kanban
3 8 (44.44%) Java
4 7 (38.89%) HTML
5 6 (33.33%) Unix
5 6 (33.33%) Linux
5 6 (33.33%) Mac OS X
5 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 6 (33.33%) REST
5 6 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 5 (27.78%) MongoDB
6 5 (27.78%) Neo4j
6 5 (27.78%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (27.78%) JIRA
6 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
6 5 (27.78%) Web Design
6 5 (27.78%) Project Management
6 5 (27.78%) Hibernate
6 5 (27.78%) HTTP
7 4 (22.22%) DSDM
7 4 (22.22%) Extreme Programming
7 4 (22.22%) Selenium
7 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
7 4 (22.22%) Feature Driven Development
7 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) Scrum-ban
7 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 4 (22.22%) JAX-RS
7 4 (22.22%) SDLC

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 1 (5.56%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 5 (27.78%) MongoDB
2 5 (27.78%) Neo4j
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) JIRA
2 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium
3 3 (16.67%) TestDirector
4 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (5.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (5.56%) Bower
4 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.56%) gulp
4 1 (5.56%) InstallShield
4 1 (5.56%) JMeter
4 1 (5.56%) NuGet
4 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Java Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Digital Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Test Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Scrum Master
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Scrum Master
6 1 (5.56%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (5.56%) Mobility Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) HTML
2 6 (33.33%) REST
3 5 (27.78%) Hibernate
4 4 (22.22%) JAX-RS
5 2 (11.11%) .NET
6 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (5.56%) HTML5
6 1 (5.56%) jQuery
6 1 (5.56%) LINQ
6 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) iPad
1 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
1 6 (33.33%) Mac OS X
1 6 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Kanban
3 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
4 5 (27.78%) Project Management
4 5 (27.78%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (27.78%) Web Design
5 4 (22.22%) DSDM
5 4 (22.22%) Extreme Programming
5 4 (22.22%) Feature Driven Development
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum-ban
5 4 (22.22%) SDLC
5 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
6 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 3 (16.67%) Open Source
6 3 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) HP
1 3 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) DevExpress
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft