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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 6 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 477 345 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.67% 13.00% 10.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.35% 16.36% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 208 131
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £36.73
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.98%
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
2043 2109 1733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.96% 79.49% 73.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1087 1198 849
Average daily rate £380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £276 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 31
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.88 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 333 £380 +4.10% 59
Glasgow +3 105 £325 -23.52% 58
West Lothian +1 14 £388 +3.33% 2
Stirling +2 6 £450 +5.88%
North Lanarkshire +7 5 £285 -
Aberdeen - 5 £490 - 2
Fife +2 3 - - 1
Renfrewshire -4 3 £420 - 1
South Lanarkshire +1 2 £315 -21.25%
Scottish Borders - 2 £550 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £425 - 1
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
Agile Software Development
UK

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 283 (31.20%) Scrum
2 249 (27.45%) Finance
3 222 (24.48%) Java
4 142 (15.66%) TDD
5 130 (14.33%) JavaScript
5 130 (14.33%) SQL
6 127 (14.00%) Web Services
7 114 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
8 113 (12.46%) Waterfall
9 108 (11.91%) SDLC
10 105 (11.58%) SOA
11 102 (11.25%) XML
12 99 (10.92%) User Experience
13 98 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
14 96 (10.58%) JBoss
15 94 (10.36%) Oracle
16 91 (10.03%) HTML
17 87 (9.59%) Project Management
18 86 (9.48%) CSS
19 80 (8.82%) Banking
20 78 (8.60%) User Stories
21 76 (8.38%) AngularJS
22 75 (8.27%) C#
22 75 (8.27%) .NET
23 74 (8.16%) JIRA
24 71 (7.83%) Java EE
25 69 (7.61%) Security Cleared
26 68 (7.50%) Selenium
26 68 (7.50%) Microsoft
27 67 (7.39%) SQL Server

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 96 (10.58%) JBoss
2 31 (3.42%) Node.js
2 31 (3.42%) Tomcat
3 22 (2.43%) WebSphere
4 20 (2.21%) Apache
4 20 (2.21%) CMS
5 17 (1.87%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.54%) WebLogic
7 12 (1.32%) Drupal
8 9 (0.99%) Confluence
8 9 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.99%) IIS
9 8 (0.88%) nginx
9 8 (0.88%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.77%) MQSeries
10 7 (0.77%) NServiceBus
10 7 (0.77%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 6 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.55%) SAS
12 5 (0.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 37 (4.08%) MS Visio
2 20 (2.21%) MS Excel
3 18 (1.98%) MS Office
4 11 (1.21%) MS Project
5 3 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.22%) Edge Animate
6 2 (0.22%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 14 (1.54%) Markit EDM
2 8 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.11%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
1 29 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.09%) SaaS
3 7 (0.77%) IaaS
4 6 (0.66%) PaaS
5 5 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (0.44%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.22%) Heroku
7 2 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.11%) GitHub
8 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.08%) HTTP
2 13 (1.43%) DNS
2 13 (1.43%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.21%) FTP
4 9 (0.99%) DHCP
5 7 (0.77%) HTTPS
5 7 (0.77%) WinSCP
6 5 (0.55%) LDAP
7 4 (0.44%) Internet
7 4 (0.44%) IPsec
7 4 (0.44%) SAN
7 4 (0.44%) SSL
8 3 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.22%) Firewall
9 2 (0.22%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.11%) LAN
10 1 (0.11%) MPLS
10 1 (0.11%) VoIP
10 1 (0.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (7.39%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (3.64%) Relational Database
4 26 (2.87%) GIS
5 22 (2.43%) NoSQL
5 22 (2.43%) Oracle Database
6 14 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (0.99%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (0.77%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.77%) MySQL
12 6 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.55%) PowerCenter
14 4 (0.44%) Data Mart
14 4 (0.44%) DB2
14 4 (0.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.44%) Informix
Development Applications
1 74 (8.16%) JIRA
2 68 (7.50%) Selenium
3 64 (7.06%) Eclipse
4 45 (4.96%) JProfiler
5 43 (4.74%) Maven
6 38 (4.19%) Git (software)
7 33 (3.64%) Cucumber
8 29 (3.20%) Visual Studio
9 26 (2.87%) Jenkins
9 26 (2.87%) WebDriver
10 23 (2.54%) JBehave
11 19 (2.09%) Gradle
11 19 (2.09%) gulp
12 16 (1.76%) SoapUI
13 14 (1.54%) Subversion
14 13 (1.43%) Ant
14 13 (1.43%) Grunt
15 11 (1.21%) FitNesse
15 11 (1.21%) JUnit
15 11 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 249 (27.45%) Finance
2 80 (8.82%) Banking
3 21 (2.32%) Retail
4 12 (1.32%) Retail Banking
5 9 (0.99%) Telecoms
6 8 (0.88%) Front Office
6 8 (0.88%) Legal
7 6 (0.66%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.66%) Marketing
8 4 (0.44%) Military
8 4 (0.44%) Publishing
9 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.33%) Law
9 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.22%) Advertising
10 2 (0.22%) Billing
10 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.11%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.11%) Games
11 1 (0.11%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 294 (32.41%) Developer
2 200 (22.05%) Analyst
3 109 (12.02%) Business Analyst
4 98 (10.80%) Java Developer
5 79 (8.71%) Architect
6 74 (8.16%) Project Manager
7 56 (6.17%) Test Analyst
8 39 (4.30%) Agile Business Analyst
9 35 (3.86%) Senior Developer
10 34 (3.75%) Consultant
10 34 (3.75%) Tester
10 34 (3.75%) Web Developer
11 30 (3.31%) .NET Developer
11 30 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
12 29 (3.20%) Digital Analyst
13 24 (2.65%) Designer
14 23 (2.54%) Technical Architect
15 21 (2.32%) Digital Project Manager
16 20 (2.21%) Agile Developer
16 20 (2.21%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (14.00%) Web Services
2 102 (11.25%) XML
3 91 (10.03%) HTML
4 86 (9.48%) CSS
5 76 (8.38%) AngularJS
6 75 (8.27%) .NET
7 71 (7.83%) Java EE
8 65 (7.17%) Spring
9 54 (5.95%) REST
10 52 (5.73%) XSLT
11 51 (5.62%) SOAP
12 49 (5.40%) jQuery
13 48 (5.29%) J2EE
14 46 (5.07%) ASP.NET
14 46 (5.07%) HTML5
15 45 (4.96%) RESTful
16 35 (3.86%) JSON
17 33 (3.64%) Hibernate
18 31 (3.42%) .NET Framework
18 31 (3.42%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 99 (10.92%) User Experience
2 67 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (4.85%) Data Centre
4 29 (3.20%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.43%) iPad
6 19 (2.09%) Visualisation
7 17 (1.87%) Mobile App
8 16 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.10%) Computer Science
10 9 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (0.88%) Data Structures
11 8 (0.88%) DataPower
12 7 (0.77%) Derivative
12 7 (0.77%) Equity Derivative
12 7 (0.77%) SWIFT
12 7 (0.77%) VLE
13 5 (0.55%) Data Integration
13 5 (0.55%) Inversion of Control
13 5 (0.55%) Social Media
13 5 (0.55%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 56 (6.17%) Linux
2 40 (4.41%) Unix
3 30 (3.31%) Windows
4 28 (3.09%) Android
5 23 (2.54%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.76%) Mac OS X
7 14 (1.54%) Windows Server
8 10 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.55%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.22%) AIX
12 2 (0.22%) Solaris
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (31.20%) Scrum
2 142 (15.66%) TDD
3 114 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
4 113 (12.46%) Waterfall
5 108 (11.91%) SDLC
6 105 (11.58%) SOA
7 98 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 87 (9.59%) Project Management
9 78 (8.60%) User Stories
10 58 (6.39%) Open Source
11 57 (6.28%) Enterprise Architecture
12 55 (6.06%) Service Delivery
13 54 (5.95%) BPMN
14 53 (5.84%) Kanban
15 51 (5.62%) Business Analysis
15 51 (5.62%) Unit Testing
16 49 (5.40%) MVC
17 48 (5.29%) PRINCE2
18 47 (5.18%) User Acceptance Testing
19 46 (5.07%) OO
Programming Languages
1 222 (24.48%) Java
2 130 (14.33%) JavaScript
2 130 (14.33%) SQL
3 75 (8.27%) C#
4 34 (3.75%) Python
5 13 (1.43%) T-SQL
6 12 (1.32%) PHP
6 12 (1.32%) PL/SQL
7 10 (1.10%) ES6
8 9 (0.99%) Perl
9 8 (0.88%) PHP 5
9 8 (0.88%) Ruby
10 7 (0.77%) Objective-C
11 5 (0.55%) C
11 5 (0.55%) C++
11 5 (0.55%) Clojure
11 5 (0.55%) JSX
12 4 (0.44%) Ada
12 4 (0.44%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.33%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 69 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 43 (4.74%) ISEB
3 27 (2.98%) ISTQB
4 21 (2.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 18 (1.98%) Degree
6 7 (0.77%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.33%) IISP
8 3 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.11%) HNC
10 1 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.11%) MCTS
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.06%) QA
2 40 (4.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.77%) HL7
4 7 (0.77%) SEPA
5 3 (0.33%) WCAG
6 2 (0.22%) SDET
7 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.11%) EMIR
7 1 (0.11%) FATCA
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) MiFID
7 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (1.32%) Docker
1 12 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.44%) Xen
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.11%) HDFS
6 1 (0.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (2.09%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.99%) Puppet
4 7 (0.77%) Ansible
5 2 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.22%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 2 (0.22%) SCCM
6 1 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 94 (10.36%) Oracle
2 68 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 36 (3.97%) HP
4 29 (3.20%) IBM
5 23 (2.54%) Remedy
6 22 (2.43%) ServiceNow
7 17 (1.87%) ESRI
8 16 (1.76%) CA
9 15 (1.65%) VMware
10 12 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
11 11 (1.21%) Informatica
12 8 (0.88%) Nintex
12 8 (0.88%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.88%) SAP
13 6 (0.66%) Google
14 5 (0.55%) Atlassian
14 5 (0.55%) Cisco
14 5 (0.55%) Citrix
14 5 (0.55%) MuleSoft
15 4 (0.44%) Adobe
Edinburgh
Templeton and Partners Limited
Rate: £0 - 1,000k per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Be-IT Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Be-IT Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Perth & Kinross
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Aberdeen
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £530 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Edinburgh
iKas International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Edinburgh
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago