The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 10 15 23
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 339 204 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.19% 8.20% 4.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.17% 11.76% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 118 80
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Average hourly rate - £34.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-11.58% +9.33%
Agile Software Development
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2096 1735 1801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.37% 69.76% 67.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1131 857 890
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 49 79
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £19.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +46.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +11 199 £400 +14.28% 48
Glasgow +4 104 £388 +0.64% 36
Stirling 0 12 £375 -21.05% 1
Dundee -2 5 £233 -15.45% 1
West Lothian -4 5 £425 +17.97% 2
Aberdeen +10 4 £344 +5.76% 6
Fife +1 1 £200 -42.85% 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Highlands - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - - 1
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
Agile Software Development
UK

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 278 (40.00%) Java
2 178 (25.61%) Scrum
3 149 (21.44%) Finance
4 132 (18.99%) Oracle
5 126 (18.13%) JavaScript
6 119 (17.12%) TDD
7 117 (16.83%) HTML
8 116 (16.69%) CSS
9 112 (16.12%) XML
10 111 (15.97%) SQL
11 104 (14.96%) JBoss
12 95 (13.67%) SOA
13 94 (13.53%) Project Management
14 93 (13.38%) Relational Database
15 87 (12.52%) C#
15 87 (12.52%) Continuous Integration
16 82 (11.80%) Waterfall
17 81 (11.65%) OO
18 80 (11.51%) Spring
19 76 (10.94%) Linux
20 75 (10.79%) Web Services
21 74 (10.65%) Banking
22 73 (10.50%) .NET
23 66 (9.50%) Unit Testing
24 62 (8.92%) MVC
24 62 (8.92%) SQL Server
25 60 (8.63%) UNIX
26 57 (8.20%) Hibernate
27 54 (7.77%) UML
28 53 (7.63%) J2EE

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 27 (3.88%) WebSphere
2 21 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.01%) Tomcat
4 10 (1.44%) CMS
4 10 (1.44%) Confluence
4 10 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (1.29%) GlassFish
5 9 (1.29%) Apache
6 8 (1.15%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.43%) Adobe CQ
9 3 (0.43%) Apache ServiceMix
9 3 (0.43%) FileNet
9 3 (0.43%) IIS
10 2 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.29%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.29%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 21 (3.02%) MS Visio
2 16 (2.30%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (1.15%) MS Project
3 8 (1.15%) MS Office
4 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 13 (1.87%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.15%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.58%) Agresso
3 4 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (0.58%) assyst
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.29%) TIBCO iProcess
5 2 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.14%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.14%) PaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Heroku
4 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.89%) HTTP
2 13 (1.87%) Reverse Proxy
3 11 (1.58%) Firewall
4 10 (1.44%) Internet
5 8 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (0.72%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.72%) SSL
7 4 (0.58%) Network Security
8 3 (0.43%) Intranet
9 2 (0.29%) DNS
10 1 (0.14%) RNC
10 1 (0.14%) VLAN
10 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.14%) LDAP
10 1 (0.14%) ATM
10 1 (0.14%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.14%) GSM
10 1 (0.14%) LAN
10 1 (0.14%) SDH
10 1 (0.14%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (13.38%) Relational Database
2 62 (8.92%) SQL Server
3 35 (5.04%) Oracle Database
4 30 (4.32%) RDBMS
5 23 (3.31%) MySQL
6 22 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 21 (3.02%) MongoDB
8 17 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (2.45%) NoSQL
9 15 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (1.15%) DB2
12 8 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (1.01%) Big Data
14 5 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
16 3 (0.43%) Neo4j
16 3 (0.43%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 49 (7.05%) Selenium
2 45 (6.47%) Maven
3 37 (5.32%) Visual Studio
4 29 (4.17%) Subversion
5 27 (3.88%) JIRA
6 25 (3.60%) JUnit
6 25 (3.60%) Eclipse
6 25 (3.60%) Jenkins
7 22 (3.17%) CruiseControl
8 19 (2.73%) Git (software)
9 16 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (2.16%) Jasmine
11 12 (1.73%) Hudson
12 11 (1.58%) Cucumber
13 10 (1.44%) QUnit
14 9 (1.29%) JProfiler
15 7 (1.01%) RSpec
16 6 (0.86%) Mercurial
16 6 (0.86%) TeamCity
16 6 (0.86%) NetBeans
General
1 149 (21.44%) Finance
2 74 (10.65%) Banking
3 21 (3.02%) Retail
4 13 (1.87%) Front Office
5 11 (1.58%) Marketing
6 10 (1.44%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.01%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.01%) Back Office
8 6 (0.86%) Publishing
9 4 (0.58%) Games
9 4 (0.58%) Legal
10 3 (0.43%) Advertising
10 3 (0.43%) Billing
11 2 (0.29%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.29%) Law
12 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 302 (43.45%) Developer
2 127 (18.27%) Java Developer
3 113 (16.26%) Analyst
4 69 (9.93%) Business Analyst
5 46 (6.62%) ScrumMaster
6 44 (6.33%) Architect
7 38 (5.47%) Project Manager
7 38 (5.47%) Designer
8 33 (4.75%) .NET Developer
9 31 (4.46%) Senior Developer
10 26 (3.74%) Test Analyst
11 22 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (2.88%) Senior Java Developer
13 19 (2.73%) Consultant
13 19 (2.73%) Programmer
13 19 (2.73%) Software Engineer
13 19 (2.73%) Technical Architect
14 18 (2.59%) Technical Leader
14 18 (2.59%) Senior Architect
14 18 (2.59%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (16.83%) HTML
2 116 (16.69%) CSS
3 112 (16.12%) XML
4 80 (11.51%) Spring
5 75 (10.79%) Web Services
6 73 (10.50%) .NET
7 57 (8.20%) Hibernate
8 53 (7.63%) J2EE
9 52 (7.48%) HTML5
10 47 (6.76%) JSF
11 45 (6.47%) jQuery
12 44 (6.33%) JSON
13 43 (6.19%) Java EE
13 43 (6.19%) XSLT
14 42 (6.04%) CSS3
15 40 (5.76%) JSP
15 40 (5.76%) Ajax
16 39 (5.61%) REST
17 38 (5.47%) SOAP
17 38 (5.47%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.04%) User Experience
2 32 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.03%) Open Source
4 18 (2.59%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.01%) FMCG
6 10 (1.44%) Equity Derivative
7 9 (1.29%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.15%) CESG
8 8 (1.15%) CESG CLAS
9 7 (1.01%) Reference Data
10 6 (0.86%) Smartphone
10 6 (0.86%) Derivative
11 5 (0.72%) GIS
11 5 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.58%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.58%) Equities
12 4 (0.58%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.58%) iPhone
12 4 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 76 (10.94%) Linux
2 60 (8.63%) UNIX
3 44 (6.33%) Windows
4 39 (5.61%) Mac OS X
5 15 (2.16%) Apple iOS
6 14 (2.01%) AIX
7 13 (1.87%) Solaris
8 11 (1.58%) Android
9 4 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (25.61%) Scrum
2 119 (17.12%) TDD
3 95 (13.67%) SOA
4 94 (13.53%) Project Management
5 87 (12.52%) Continuous Integration
6 82 (11.80%) Waterfall
7 81 (11.65%) OO
8 66 (9.50%) Unit Testing
9 62 (8.92%) MVC
10 54 (7.77%) UML
11 48 (6.91%) Use Case
12 47 (6.76%) Mentoring
13 46 (6.62%) Web Development
13 46 (6.62%) Workflow
14 45 (6.47%) Data Modelling
15 41 (5.90%) BDD
16 37 (5.32%) User Stories
17 33 (4.75%) Business Analysis
18 31 (4.46%) BPMN
19 30 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 278 (40.00%) Java
2 126 (18.13%) JavaScript
3 111 (15.97%) SQL
4 87 (12.52%) C#
5 37 (5.32%) Perl
6 34 (4.89%) Ruby
7 30 (4.32%) C++
8 29 (4.17%) PL/SQL
9 25 (3.60%) Shell Script
10 23 (3.31%) PHP
11 19 (2.73%) Python
12 16 (2.30%) Scala
13 14 (2.01%) T-SQL
14 10 (1.44%) VBA
15 9 (1.29%) Objective-C
16 7 (1.01%) Groovy
16 7 (1.01%) CoffeeScript
17 5 (0.72%) VBScript
18 4 (0.58%) VB
18 4 (0.58%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (2.01%) ISTQB
1 14 (2.01%) Degree
2 13 (1.87%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.15%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.86%) ISEB
5 4 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.14%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.14%) CBAP
8 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.14%) PMP
8 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.14%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.01%) QA
2 7 (1.01%) GPG13
3 2 (0.29%) EMIR
3 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.14%) SLA
4 1 (0.14%) MiFID
4 1 (0.14%) HL7
Systems Management
1 12 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.58%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.29%) Puppet
3 2 (0.29%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.29%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.14%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.14%) StatsD
4 1 (0.14%) Nagios
4 1 (0.14%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 132 (18.99%) Oracle
2 104 (14.96%) JBoss
3 40 (5.76%) Microsoft
4 20 (2.88%) Sybase
5 16 (2.30%) IBM
6 10 (1.44%) HP
7 9 (1.29%) Nintex
8 8 (1.15%) Red Hat
9 6 (0.86%) Informatica
9 6 (0.86%) Google
10 5 (0.72%) Charles River
10 5 (0.72%) Twitter
10 5 (0.72%) Adobe
10 5 (0.72%) Cognos
11 4 (0.58%) Business Objects
11 4 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.58%) CA
11 4 (0.58%) Serena
11 4 (0.58%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.43%) Genesys
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