Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 39 51
Rank change year-on-year +31 +12 -16
Contract jobs citing Scrum 21 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool 24.14% 2.29% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.63% 2.70% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 10 7
Blackpool median daily rate £535 £450 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.89% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £363 £415 £419
90th Percentile £667 £475 £518
Lancashire median daily rate £500 £450 £480
% change year-on-year +11.11% -6.25% +12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Blackpool median hourly rate - - -
Lancashire median hourly rate - £59.31 -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Blackpool
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 76 185 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool 87.36% 84.86% 86.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 152 310
Blackpool median daily rate £500 £420 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -11.11% +19.62%
10th Percentile £360 £288 £300
90th Percentile £735 £556 £705
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £388 £450
% change year-on-year +9.68% -13.89% +19.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Blackpool median hourly rate £64.54 £16.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +303.34% -27.27% -
10th Percentile £62.27 £16.00 £21.00
90th Percentile £66.80 £16.00 £23.00
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +37.91%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Blackpool

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Blackpool.

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

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Blackpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Blackpool over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (76.19%) Software Engineering
2 16 (76.19%) Kanban
3 14 (66.67%) Microservices
4 13 (61.90%) MongoDB
4 13 (61.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (61.90%) MySQL
4 13 (61.90%) Linux
5 11 (52.38%) Java
5 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
5 11 (52.38%) Git (software)
5 11 (52.38%) Node.js
5 11 (52.38%) Jenkins
5 11 (52.38%) Mentoring
5 11 (52.38%) Coaching
5 11 (52.38%) SFIA
6 10 (47.62%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
7 8 (38.10%) TDD
7 8 (38.10%) SQL
7 8 (38.10%) JUnit
7 8 (38.10%) Red Hat
7 8 (38.10%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (38.10%) NoSQL
7 8 (38.10%) Open Source
7 8 (38.10%) Jasmine
7 8 (38.10%) REST
7 8 (38.10%) DevOps
8 7 (33.33%) Confluence
8 7 (33.33%) Finance

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (33.33%) Confluence
2 3 (14.29%) Apache Spark
3 2 (9.52%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Slack
2 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (14.29%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (14.29%) Amazon S3
2 3 (14.29%) Route 53
2 3 (14.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (61.90%) MongoDB
1 13 (61.90%) MySQL
2 10 (47.62%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (38.10%) NoSQL
3 8 (38.10%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (14.29%) Big Data
4 3 (14.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Git (software)
1 11 (52.38%) Jenkins
2 8 (38.10%) Jasmine
2 8 (38.10%) JUnit
3 7 (33.33%) JIRA
4 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
4 5 (23.81%) SonarQube
5 3 (14.29%) GitLab
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Software Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Java Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Java Software Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) AWS DevOps
3 3 (14.29%) Lead Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) AWS Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Product Owner
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) Node.js
2 8 (38.10%) REST
3 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 3 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (14.29%) HTML
3 3 (14.29%) HTML5
3 3 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (14.29%) React
4 2 (9.52%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (4.76%) Velocity
5 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) User Experience
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Linux
1 13 (61.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (14.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (76.19%) Kanban
2 16 (76.19%) Software Engineering
3 14 (66.67%) Microservices
4 11 (52.38%) Coaching
4 11 (52.38%) Mentoring
4 11 (52.38%) SFIA
5 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
6 8 (38.10%) DevOps
6 8 (38.10%) Open Source
6 8 (38.10%) TDD
7 6 (28.57%) SDLC
7 6 (28.57%) User Stories
8 5 (23.81%) BDD
8 5 (23.81%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (23.81%) Programme Management
9 4 (19.05%) ITIL
9 4 (19.05%) Service Design
9 4 (19.05%) Service Management
10 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) Java
1 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
2 8 (38.10%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) Python
4 4 (19.05%) VB
5 3 (14.29%) C#
5 3 (14.29%) Scala
5 3 (14.29%) VBA
6 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
6 2 (9.52%) R
6 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) APMG
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Docker
1 2 (9.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Puppet
2 3 (14.29%) Grafana
2 3 (14.29%) Packer
2 3 (14.29%) Prometheus
2 3 (14.29%) Terraform
3 2 (9.52%) Kubernetes
3 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (9.52%) Rancher
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Red Hat
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) Black Duck