The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Blackpool with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Scrum
Lancashire / Blackpool
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 25 -
Rank change year-on-year +17 -  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool 9.52% 0.95% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.00% 1.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £388 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.54% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.77% -0.58%  

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Blackpool with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Blackpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 20 80 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Blackpool 95.24% 76.19% 83.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 62 53
Median daily rate £375 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +5.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Blackpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Blackpool citing Scrum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Blackpool

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in Blackpool.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Blackpool region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Python

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in Blackpool 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Kanban
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Python