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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 46 39
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 2 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.59% 0.45% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.61% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £59.31 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.23% +22.85%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 297 330 323
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 87.10% 74.16% 82.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 206 209
Median daily rate £425 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +11.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £289 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £640 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 32
Median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £31.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +19.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.01 £19.60 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £53.00 £50.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) Kanban
3 4 (36.36%) MVC
3 4 (36.36%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 2 (18.18%) Mathematical Modelling
5 2 (18.18%) Apache Wicket
5 2 (18.18%) Riak
5 2 (18.18%) Neo4j
5 2 (18.18%) User Stories
5 2 (18.18%) Play Framework
5 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
5 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 2 (18.18%) CSS
5 2 (18.18%) Servlets
5 2 (18.18%) SOAP
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 2 (18.18%) XML
5 2 (18.18%) DOM
5 2 (18.18%) UML
5 2 (18.18%) Apache
5 2 (18.18%) Python
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) MySQL
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle

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 2 (18.18%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) CouchDB
2 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 2 (18.18%) MySQL
2 2 (18.18%) Neo4j
2 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 2 (18.18%) Riak
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) General Ledger
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Business Systems Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Azure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) Ajax
1 2 (18.18%) Apache Wicket
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
1 2 (18.18%) DOM
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) Play Framework
1 2 (18.18%) REST
1 2 (18.18%) SAX
1 2 (18.18%) Servlets
1 2 (18.18%) SOAP
1 2 (18.18%) Spring
1 2 (18.18%) Spring MVC
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
1 2 (18.18%) XML
1 2 (18.18%) XML Schema
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 2 (18.18%) Wiki
2 1 (9.09%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) Kanban
3 4 (36.36%) MVC
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) Data Management
4 2 (18.18%) Mathematical Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
4 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
4 2 (18.18%) Refactoring
4 2 (18.18%) SEO
4 2 (18.18%) UML
4 2 (18.18%) Use Case
4 2 (18.18%) User Stories
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) Groovy
3 2 (18.18%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) Ruby
3 2 (18.18%) Scala
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft