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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 7 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 348 255 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.77% 10.51% 9.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.44% 14.53% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 148 107
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 6
Average hourly rate £27.50 £99.00 £43.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.22% +128.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £34.20 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £163.80 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +5.82%
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
2117 1755 1415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.69% 72.31% 69.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1181 891 737
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 19
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.93 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.43% -55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.22 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £180.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 March 2015. 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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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 -1 177 £351 +0.14% 47
Glasgow +8 125 £425 +41.66% 54
West Lothian +2 16 £375 +4.16% 2
Stirling -4 7 £450 - 1
Dundee +5 3 £325 +8.33% 1
Fife - 2 £325 - 2
Lanarkshire - - - -
Renfrewshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Inverclyde - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Agile Software Development
UK

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 308 (38.99%) Java
2 220 (27.85%) Finance
3 187 (23.67%) SQL
4 165 (20.89%) Scrum
5 162 (20.51%) JavaScript
6 153 (19.37%) TDD
7 145 (18.35%) CSS
8 139 (17.59%) HTML
9 132 (16.71%) Banking
10 123 (15.57%) Spring
11 122 (15.44%) XML
12 121 (15.32%) Oracle
13 101 (12.78%) SQL Server
14 93 (11.77%) jQuery
15 90 (11.39%) .NET
16 88 (11.14%) SOA
16 88 (11.14%) Relational Database
17 87 (11.01%) UNIX
18 83 (10.51%) Continuous Integration
19 80 (10.13%) Linux
19 80 (10.13%) C#
20 70 (8.86%) Waterfall
21 68 (8.61%) Selenium
22 66 (8.35%) OO
22 66 (8.35%) MVC
23 64 (8.10%) JBoss
23 64 (8.10%) Web Services
23 64 (8.10%) HTML5
24 61 (7.72%) Hibernate
25 58 (7.34%) JUnit

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 64 (8.10%) JBoss
2 34 (4.30%) Tomcat
3 31 (3.92%) WebSphere
4 24 (3.04%) CMS
5 18 (2.28%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.77%) Apache
7 12 (1.52%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.76%) GlassFish
9 5 (0.63%) Adobe CQ
9 5 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.63%) FileNet
10 4 (0.51%) IIS
10 4 (0.51%) Confluence
11 3 (0.38%) nginx
11 3 (0.38%) Documentum
12 2 (0.25%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.25%) Mule
12 2 (0.25%) Apache ServiceMix
12 2 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 21 (2.66%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.76%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.76%) MS Project
2 6 (0.76%) MS Office
2 6 (0.76%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (0.89%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.25%) FileNet Content Manager
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.63%) SaaS
3 4 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.25%) IaaS
4 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.13%) Heroku
5 1 (0.13%) PaaS
5 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.41%) HTTP
2 15 (1.90%) HTTPS
3 11 (1.39%) Internet
4 6 (0.76%) ATM
4 6 (0.76%) GSM
4 6 (0.76%) SDH
4 6 (0.76%) UMTS
4 6 (0.76%) Ethernet
4 6 (0.76%) RNC
4 6 (0.76%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.25%) Intranet
5 2 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.13%) Network Security
6 1 (0.13%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.13%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.13%) IPv4
6 1 (0.13%) IPv6
6 1 (0.13%) SSL
6 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 88 (11.14%) Relational Database
3 31 (3.92%) MySQL
4 30 (3.80%) RDBMS
5 27 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 25 (3.16%) Oracle Database
7 24 (3.04%) NoSQL
7 24 (3.04%) MongoDB
8 22 (2.78%) Big Data
9 18 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (1.52%) DB2
13 9 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (0.63%) Hadoop
15 5 (0.63%) BusinessObjects XI
15 5 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
16 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 68 (8.61%) Selenium
2 58 (7.34%) JUnit
3 48 (6.08%) Maven
4 46 (5.82%) Eclipse
5 38 (4.81%) JIRA
5 38 (4.81%) Git (software)
6 35 (4.43%) Jenkins
7 32 (4.05%) Cucumber
8 31 (3.92%) FitNesse
9 27 (3.42%) Ant
10 26 (3.29%) Subversion
11 23 (2.91%) CruiseControl
12 20 (2.53%) JProfiler
12 20 (2.53%) Grunt
13 19 (2.41%) Visual Studio
14 17 (2.15%) Mockito
15 14 (1.77%) WebDriver
16 13 (1.65%) Jasmine
17 12 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
18 11 (1.39%) jMock
General
1 220 (27.85%) Finance
2 132 (16.71%) Banking
3 22 (2.78%) Retail
4 16 (2.03%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.77%) Front Office
6 13 (1.65%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.27%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.89%) Back Office
9 4 (0.51%) Publishing
10 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.25%) Marketing
11 1 (0.13%) Legal
11 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.13%) Advertising
11 1 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 379 (47.97%) Developer
2 163 (20.63%) Java Developer
3 116 (14.68%) Analyst
4 61 (7.72%) Business Analyst
5 48 (6.08%) Project Manager
6 47 (5.95%) Architect
7 42 (5.32%) Designer
8 38 (4.81%) .NET Developer
8 38 (4.81%) Senior Developer
9 37 (4.68%) Test Analyst
10 32 (4.05%) Senior Java Developer
11 29 (3.67%) Software Developer
12 28 (3.54%) Front-End Developer
13 26 (3.29%) Tester
13 26 (3.29%) Web Developer
14 22 (2.78%) Solutions Designer
15 21 (2.66%) Technical Architect
16 19 (2.41%) ScrumMaster
16 19 (2.41%) Android Developer
17 18 (2.28%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (18.35%) CSS
2 139 (17.59%) HTML
3 123 (15.57%) Spring
4 122 (15.44%) XML
5 93 (11.77%) jQuery
6 90 (11.39%) .NET
7 64 (8.10%) Web Services
7 64 (8.10%) HTML5
8 61 (7.72%) Hibernate
9 57 (7.22%) ASP.NET
10 56 (7.09%) J2EE
11 46 (5.82%) JMS
12 42 (5.32%) Java EE
13 39 (4.94%) CSS3
13 39 (4.94%) .NET Framework
14 37 (4.68%) JSP
15 36 (4.56%) XSLT
15 36 (4.56%) Ajax
16 35 (4.43%) AngularJS
17 33 (4.18%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.20%) User Experience
2 42 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.16%) Mobile App
4 24 (3.04%) Computer Science
5 20 (2.53%) Open Source
6 11 (1.39%) Reference Data
7 10 (1.27%) Data Integration
8 9 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
9 8 (1.01%) Market Risk
10 7 (0.89%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.76%) iSeries
12 5 (0.63%) Social Media
12 5 (0.63%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.63%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.63%) Online Banking
12 5 (0.63%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
13 4 (0.51%) Visualisation
14 3 (0.38%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 87 (11.01%) UNIX
2 80 (10.13%) Linux
3 38 (4.81%) Windows
3 38 (4.81%) Android
4 20 (2.53%) Apple iOS
5 7 (0.89%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.51%) AIX
8 3 (0.38%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (20.89%) Scrum
2 153 (19.37%) TDD
3 88 (11.14%) SOA
4 83 (10.51%) Continuous Integration
5 70 (8.86%) Waterfall
6 66 (8.35%) OO
6 66 (8.35%) MVC
7 52 (6.58%) Project Management
8 50 (6.33%) Test Automation
9 47 (5.95%) Unit Testing
10 37 (4.68%) Data Modelling
11 36 (4.56%) Web Development
12 35 (4.43%) UML
12 35 (4.43%) User Stories
13 34 (4.30%) BDD
14 33 (4.18%) Mentoring
15 28 (3.54%) PRINCE2
16 26 (3.29%) Software Engineering
16 26 (3.29%) Web Design
17 25 (3.16%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 308 (38.99%) Java
2 187 (23.67%) SQL
3 162 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 80 (10.13%) C#
5 53 (6.71%) Perl
5 53 (6.71%) PL/SQL
6 32 (4.05%) Python
7 29 (3.67%) PHP
8 27 (3.42%) T-SQL
8 27 (3.42%) Ruby
9 23 (2.91%) C++
10 19 (2.41%) Shell Script
11 18 (2.28%) Scala
12 17 (2.15%) VBScript
13 10 (1.27%) XPath
14 6 (0.76%) RPG
14 6 (0.76%) RPG IV
15 5 (0.63%) CoffeeScript
15 5 (0.63%) Jython
15 5 (0.63%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 35 (4.43%) Degree
2 13 (1.65%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.52%) VCP4
4 11 (1.39%) ISEB
5 9 (1.14%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.01%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.89%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.25%) PMP
9 2 (0.25%) HND
9 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.13%) APMP
10 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.13%) OCP
10 1 (0.13%) OCA
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.81%) QA
2 6 (0.76%) SLA
3 4 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.13%) HL7
4 1 (0.13%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (1.27%) Control-M
1 10 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.13%) Puppet
2 1 (0.13%) Ganglia
2 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.13%) StatsD
2 1 (0.13%) Graphite
Vendors
1 121 (15.32%) Oracle
2 48 (6.08%) Microsoft
3 25 (3.16%) Sybase
4 11 (1.39%) Informatica
4 11 (1.39%) Red Hat
4 11 (1.39%) IBM
5 7 (0.89%) Business Objects
5 7 (0.89%) HP
6 6 (0.76%) Ericsson
6 6 (0.76%) Sun
6 6 (0.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 5 (0.63%) Charles River
8 4 (0.51%) Google
9 3 (0.38%) Pega
9 3 (0.38%) Twitter
9 3 (0.38%) Appcelerator
9 3 (0.38%) Adobe
10 2 (0.25%) Genesys
10 2 (0.25%) VMware
10 2 (0.25%) Dell
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