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 28 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 43 37
Rank change year-on-year +20 -6  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 8 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.92% 2.33% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.62% 3.04% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 8
Median daily rate £375 £415 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.63% -10.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £344 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £465 £515
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 £42.27 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.82% -0.54%  

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 173 329 312
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 84.80% 76.69% 78.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 199 190
Median daily rate £375 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 48 26
Median hourly rate £43.00 £39.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.25% +5.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.33 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Lancashire over the 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Fleetwood -1 2 £388 -8.82%
Blackburn -5 2 £300 -12.72%
Blackpool - 2 £388 -
Preston - 1 £450 - 3
Scrum
North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) MVC
3 4 (30.77%) Python
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) Kanban
4 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (23.08%) Retail
4 3 (23.08%) Data Management
4 3 (23.08%) JIRA
5 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
5 2 (15.38%) Spring MVC
5 2 (15.38%) Wiki
5 2 (15.38%) Use Case
5 2 (15.38%) Spring
5 2 (15.38%) General Ledger
5 2 (15.38%) Ruby
5 2 (15.38%) Ajax
5 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (15.38%) Pair Programming
5 2 (15.38%) Apache
5 2 (15.38%) UML
5 2 (15.38%) HTTP
5 2 (15.38%) XML Schema
5 2 (15.38%) SAX
5 2 (15.38%) SQL

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 (15.38%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) IaaS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) CouchDB
2 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 2 (15.38%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) Neo4j
2 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) Riak
3 1 (7.69%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) General Ledger
4 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) Ajax
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Wicket
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
1 2 (15.38%) DOM
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) Play Framework
1 2 (15.38%) REST
1 2 (15.38%) SAX
1 2 (15.38%) Servlets
1 2 (15.38%) SOAP
1 2 (15.38%) Spring
1 2 (15.38%) Spring MVC
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
1 2 (15.38%) XML
1 2 (15.38%) XML Schema
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (7.69%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
1 2 (15.38%) Wiki
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) CESG
2 1 (7.69%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (7.69%) Fintech
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) Kanban
3 4 (30.77%) MVC
4 3 (23.08%) Data Management
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) Pair Programming
5 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
5 2 (15.38%) SEO
5 2 (15.38%) UML
5 2 (15.38%) Use Case
5 2 (15.38%) User Stories
6 1 (7.69%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) DevOps
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.69%) SDLC
6 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
6 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
1 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
1 4 (30.77%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) Groovy
2 2 (15.38%) Ruby
2 2 (15.38%) Scala
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) CLAS
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle