Period
to 23 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 23 October 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 57 68
Rank change year-on-year +29 +11 -31
Contract jobs citing Scrum 20 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.37% 1.47% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.26% 1.83% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 6
Lancashire median daily rate £535 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.89% -14.29% +31.25%
10th Percentile £396 £325 £433
90th Percentile £645 £475 £716
North West median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - £59.31 -
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -4.71% -4.49%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 380 601 777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 82.97% 80.56% 83.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 393 530
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +10.03%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £260
90th Percentile £575 £575 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 59 79
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £34.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.45% +39.80%
10th Percentile £12.57 £12.04 £14.10
90th Percentile £47.00 £60.80 £50.60
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year +37.93% -27.50% +57.89%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Lancashire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Lancashire

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Lancashire over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum 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 6 months to 23 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +33 11 £535 +18.89% 1
Preston -9 6 £425 -
Scrum
North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Kanban
3 11 (55.00%) Software Engineering
4 9 (45.00%) Git (software)
4 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (45.00%) Jenkins
4 9 (45.00%) Microservices
5 7 (35.00%) Mentoring
5 7 (35.00%) Coaching
5 7 (35.00%) Node.js
5 7 (35.00%) Jasmine
5 7 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (35.00%) MongoDB
5 7 (35.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (35.00%) TDD
5 7 (35.00%) Java
5 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (35.00%) SQL
5 7 (35.00%) MySQL
5 7 (35.00%) Linux
6 5 (25.00%) JUnit
6 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 5 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (25.00%) NoSQL
6 5 (25.00%) Open Source
6 5 (25.00%) REST
6 5 (25.00%) SFIA
6 5 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (25.00%) DevOps
7 4 (20.00%) Slack

Scrum
Co-occurring 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 4 (20.00%) Confluence
2 2 (10.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (10.00%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Slack
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (35.00%) MongoDB
1 7 (35.00%) MySQL
2 5 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (10.00%) Big Data
3 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (10.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (45.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (35.00%) Jasmine
3 5 (25.00%) JUnit
4 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (20.00%) JIRA
5 2 (10.00%) Hudson
5 2 (10.00%) Protractor
5 2 (10.00%) Selenium
5 2 (10.00%) SonarQube
5 2 (10.00%) Subversion
5 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Java Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Java Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Lead Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Scrum Master
4 2 (10.00%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (10.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Azure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) Node.js
2 5 (25.00%) REST
3 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (10.00%) HTML
3 2 (10.00%) HTML5
3 2 (10.00%) JSON
3 2 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (10.00%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (10.00%) React
3 2 (10.00%) RESTful
3 2 (10.00%) Web Services
3 2 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Clustering
1 2 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
1 7 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Kanban
3 11 (55.00%) Software Engineering
4 9 (45.00%) Microservices
4 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (35.00%) Coaching
5 7 (35.00%) Mentoring
5 7 (35.00%) TDD
6 5 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (25.00%) DevOps
6 5 (25.00%) Open Source
6 5 (25.00%) SFIA
7 4 (20.00%) BDD
8 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (15.00%) SDLC
9 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (10.00%) Data Integration
9 2 (10.00%) Static Code Analysis
9 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
9 2 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Java
1 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) Python
2 2 (10.00%) Scala
2 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) R
3 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
1 2 (10.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
1 2 (10.00%) Rancher
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Cognos
3 2 (10.00%) Informatica