The first table below looks at the demand for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 24 37 45
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +8
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 181 97 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.58% 3.94% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.73% 5.54% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 42 34
Average daily rate
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£400 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +7.38%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2073 1750 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.41% 70.99% 65.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 879 815
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 60
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £34.60 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Agile Software Development
UK

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Scotland region.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Scotland region.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +24 128 £400 +21.21% 25
Glasgow +5 38 £360 +12.94% 30
West Lothian +4 7 £363 -3.33% 1
Stirling -4 4 £375 +7.14% 1
Aberdeen +5 1 - - 2
Dundee - - - - 3
Fife - - - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
Agile Software Development
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Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development.

1 160 (40.61%) Java
2 99 (25.13%) Scrum
3 85 (21.57%) JavaScript
3 85 (21.57%) XML
4 82 (20.81%) HTML
5 81 (20.56%) Finance
6 77 (19.54%) CSS
7 73 (18.53%) Spring
8 72 (18.27%) Project Management
9 67 (17.01%) Linux
10 65 (16.50%) Continuous Integration
11 63 (15.99%) Oracle
12 62 (15.74%) SQL
12 62 (15.74%) TDD
13 53 (13.45%) JBoss
14 51 (12.94%) Web Services
15 49 (12.44%) Unit Testing
16 46 (11.68%) Waterfall
16 46 (11.68%) Relational Database
17 45 (11.42%) JSON
18 41 (10.41%) Maven
19 40 (10.15%) C#
20 38 (9.64%) MVC
21 37 (9.39%) OO
21 37 (9.39%) HTML5
22 36 (9.14%) UNIX
23 35 (8.88%) Hibernate
23 35 (8.88%) Subversion
24 34 (8.63%) JMS
25 33 (8.38%) J2EE

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (4.31%) Tomcat
2 15 (3.81%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.52%) Confluence
4 5 (1.27%) CMS
4 5 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.02%) Alfresco
6 3 (0.76%) GlassFish
6 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.51%) IIS
7 2 (0.51%) Apache
7 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.25%) Drupal
8 1 (0.25%) FileNet
8 1 (0.25%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.25%) Mule
8 1 (0.25%) WordPress
8 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (4.57%) MS Visio
2 9 (2.28%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.27%) MS Office
4 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.52%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.02%) assyst
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.25%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.76%) GitHub
2 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.25%) PaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Heroku
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.87%) HTTP
2 11 (2.79%) Reverse Proxy
3 8 (2.03%) Internet
4 7 (1.78%) Firewall
4 7 (1.78%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.27%) LDAP
6 4 (1.02%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.02%) SSL
6 4 (1.02%) Intranet
7 3 (0.76%) Network Security
8 2 (0.51%) DNS
9 1 (0.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (11.68%) Relational Database
2 21 (5.33%) Oracle Database
3 14 (3.55%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.55%) RDBMS
4 13 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (2.28%) MySQL
6 8 (2.03%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.78%) DB2
8 6 (1.52%) Informix
9 3 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.51%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.25%) InterSystems Cache
11 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.25%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 41 (10.41%) Maven
2 35 (8.88%) Subversion
3 33 (8.38%) Selenium
4 31 (7.87%) JUnit
5 26 (6.60%) Jenkins
6 16 (4.06%) Visual Studio
7 15 (3.81%) JIRA
7 15 (3.81%) Git (software)
8 14 (3.55%) CruiseControl
9 12 (3.05%) Jasmine
10 11 (2.79%) Hudson
11 9 (2.28%) Eclipse
12 8 (2.03%) QUnit
13 7 (1.78%) FitNesse
13 7 (1.78%) TeamCity
13 7 (1.78%) Cucumber
14 6 (1.52%) RSpec
14 6 (1.52%) Ant
14 6 (1.52%) NetBeans
15 5 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 81 (20.56%) Finance
2 23 (5.84%) Banking
3 17 (4.31%) Retail
4 6 (1.52%) Front Office
4 6 (1.52%) Marketing
5 4 (1.02%) Advertising
5 4 (1.02%) Retail Banking
6 3 (0.76%) Publishing
6 3 (0.76%) Billing
7 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.25%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Back Office
8 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 173 (43.91%) Developer
2 77 (19.54%) Analyst
2 77 (19.54%) Java Developer
3 51 (12.94%) Business Analyst
4 41 (10.41%) Project Manager
5 32 (8.12%) ScrumMaster
6 17 (4.31%) Agile Project Manager
7 16 (4.06%) .NET Developer
8 15 (3.81%) Senior Developer
9 14 (3.55%) Senior Business Analyst
9 14 (3.55%) Senior Analyst
9 14 (3.55%) Test Analyst
9 14 (3.55%) Web Developer
9 14 (3.55%) Front-End Developer
10 13 (3.30%) Agile Business Analyst
10 13 (3.30%) Release Manager
11 12 (3.05%) Software Engineer
12 11 (2.79%) Consultant
13 10 (2.54%) Technical Leader
14 8 (2.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (21.57%) XML
2 82 (20.81%) HTML
3 77 (19.54%) CSS
4 73 (18.53%) Spring
5 51 (12.94%) Web Services
6 45 (11.42%) JSON
7 37 (9.39%) HTML5
8 35 (8.88%) Hibernate
9 34 (8.63%) JMS
10 33 (8.38%) J2EE
11 31 (7.87%) .NET
11 31 (7.87%) jQuery
11 31 (7.87%) CSS3
12 29 (7.36%) SOAP
13 27 (6.85%) JSP
13 27 (6.85%) Java EE
14 26 (6.60%) Ajax
14 26 (6.60%) iBATIS
14 26 (6.60%) RESTful
15 25 (6.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.60%) Open Source
2 14 (3.55%) FMCG
3 12 (3.05%) GIS
4 8 (2.03%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.78%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
6 5 (1.27%) CESG
6 5 (1.27%) CESG CLAS
6 5 (1.27%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.27%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.76%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.51%) Derivative
8 2 (0.51%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.25%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.25%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.25%) Health Informatics
9 1 (0.25%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.25%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 67 (17.01%) Linux
2 36 (9.14%) UNIX
3 28 (7.11%) Windows
3 28 (7.11%) Mac OS X
4 7 (1.78%) Solaris
5 5 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.27%) AIX
6 3 (0.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (25.13%) Scrum
2 72 (18.27%) Project Management
3 65 (16.50%) Continuous Integration
4 62 (15.74%) TDD
5 49 (12.44%) Unit Testing
6 46 (11.68%) Waterfall
7 38 (9.64%) MVC
8 37 (9.39%) OO
9 32 (8.12%) Workflow
9 32 (8.12%) Web Development
10 31 (7.87%) SOA
11 30 (7.61%) UML
12 29 (7.36%) Use Case
13 28 (7.11%) BPMN
13 28 (7.11%) User Stories
14 27 (6.85%) Data Modelling
15 24 (6.09%) Release Management
16 22 (5.58%) DSDM
16 22 (5.58%) Migration
16 22 (5.58%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 160 (40.61%) Java
2 85 (21.57%) JavaScript
3 62 (15.74%) SQL
4 40 (10.15%) C#
5 31 (7.87%) Perl
6 18 (4.57%) PL/SQL
7 14 (3.55%) Shell Script
8 9 (2.28%) PHP
9 8 (2.03%) Ruby
10 7 (1.78%) C
10 7 (1.78%) C++
11 6 (1.52%) VBA
12 5 (1.27%) CoffeeScript
13 3 (0.76%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.76%) Groovy
13 3 (0.76%) Python
14 2 (0.51%) VBScript
14 2 (0.51%) VB
14 2 (0.51%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.51%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 10 (2.54%) Degree
2 5 (1.27%) ISEB
2 5 (1.27%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.51%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.51%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.25%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.25%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.52%) GPG13
2 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.25%) MiFID
2 1 (0.25%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) HL7
Systems Management
1 7 (1.78%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (1.78%) Puppet
1 7 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.52%) Vagrant
3 5 (1.27%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.51%) CA SiteMinder
5 1 (0.25%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.25%) StatsD
5 1 (0.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 63 (15.99%) Oracle
2 53 (13.45%) JBoss
3 20 (5.08%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.30%) Red Hat
5 12 (3.05%) Sybase
6 4 (1.02%) Serena
7 3 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.76%) IBM
7 3 (0.76%) HP
7 3 (0.76%) Charles River
8 2 (0.51%) Red Gate
8 2 (0.51%) Twitter
8 2 (0.51%) Informatica
8 2 (0.51%) Teradata
9 1 (0.25%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.25%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.25%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.25%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe
9 1 (0.25%) Sun
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