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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 32 37 48
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 16 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.89% 0.68% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.63% 1.25% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
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£361 £400 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.68% +39.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +19.08%
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
284 160 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 69.10% 54.05% 62.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 73 149
Average daily rate £378 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £350 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 12
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.04 £15.00 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.70 £75.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 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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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
Preston +4 10 £361 - 2
Blackburn +3 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 - -
Burnley - - - - 1
Skelmersdale - - - -
Accrington - - - -
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 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 (55.56%) Java
2 23 (51.11%) TDD
3 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (35.56%) .NET
5 15 (33.33%) C#
5 15 (33.33%) Hibernate
6 14 (31.11%) J2EE
6 14 (31.11%) Scala
6 14 (31.11%) BDD
7 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
8 10 (22.22%) Spring
8 10 (22.22%) UML
9 9 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
9 9 (20.00%) MySQL
9 9 (20.00%) Project Management
9 9 (20.00%) Supplier Management
10 8 (17.78%) QA
10 8 (17.78%) WPF
10 8 (17.78%) Finance
10 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
10 8 (17.78%) Waterfall
11 7 (15.56%) MVVM
11 7 (15.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (15.56%) SQL
11 7 (15.56%) Oracle
11 7 (15.56%) RUP
11 7 (15.56%) PMI Certification
11 7 (15.56%) jQuery
11 7 (15.56%) Kanban
12 6 (13.33%) WebSphere

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (13.33%) WebSphere
1 6 (13.33%) Tomcat
1 6 (13.33%) WebLogic
2 5 (11.11%) Escenic
2 5 (11.11%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (11.11%) MQSeries
2 5 (11.11%) CMS
3 2 (4.44%) IIS
4 1 (2.22%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.44%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.00%) MySQL
3 6 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (11.11%) Hadoop
4 5 (11.11%) Big Data
5 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.67%) WebDriver
2 3 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Developer
2 11 (24.44%) Analyst
2 11 (24.44%) Java Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Agile Coach
4 7 (15.56%) .NET Developer
5 6 (13.33%) Business Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) Software Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Programmer
6 5 (11.11%) Java Programmer
6 5 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Developer Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) Senior Programmer
6 5 (11.11%) Senior Java Programmer
7 4 (8.89%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (8.89%) ScrumMaster
7 4 (8.89%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (8.89%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (35.56%) .NET
2 15 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 14 (31.11%) J2EE
4 10 (22.22%) Spring
5 8 (17.78%) WPF
6 7 (15.56%) jQuery
7 6 (13.33%) HTML
7 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
7 6 (13.33%) CSS
7 6 (13.33%) Struts
7 6 (13.33%) CSS3
7 6 (13.33%) HTML5
8 5 (11.11%) EJB
8 5 (11.11%) Java RMI
8 5 (11.11%) XML
8 5 (11.11%) JSF
8 5 (11.11%) LAMP
8 5 (11.11%) Ajax
8 5 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (6.67%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) PMI
2 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) Open Source
3 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) TDD
2 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (31.11%) BDD
4 10 (22.22%) UML
5 9 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
5 9 (20.00%) Project Management
5 9 (20.00%) Supplier Management
6 8 (17.78%) Waterfall
7 7 (15.56%) MVVM
7 7 (15.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (15.56%) RUP
7 7 (15.56%) Kanban
8 6 (13.33%) PRINCE2
9 5 (11.11%) User Stories
9 5 (11.11%) OOP
9 5 (11.11%) OOD
9 5 (11.11%) RAD
9 5 (11.11%) Service Delivery
9 5 (11.11%) Unit Testing
10 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (55.56%) Java
2 15 (33.33%) C#
3 14 (31.11%) Scala
4 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
5 7 (15.56%) SQL
6 3 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 3 (6.67%) VBScript
7 2 (4.44%) XAML
7 2 (4.44%) VB
7 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) PMI Certification
2 6 (13.33%) PMP
2 6 (13.33%) ISEB
3 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.89%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (8.89%) APMP
5 3 (6.67%) Degree
5 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
6 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.22%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle
2 6 (13.33%) JBoss
3 5 (11.11%) Sybase
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft