The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
UK / Scotland
Rank 16 22 53
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +31
Contract jobs citing Scrum 133 168 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.03% 6.35% 3.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.70% 8.03% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 97 41
Median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £306 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £494 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £43.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £45.88 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +19.93%

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
1371 2093 2053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.74% 79.16% 79.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 1152 1126
Median daily rate £375 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 22
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.91% +40.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £16.50 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.90 £43.95 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 January 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
Edinburgh +2 93 £400 +6.66% 20
Glasgow +12 22 £350 +7.69% 4
West Lothian +6 19 £356 -8.06%
Stirling +5 1 - -
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 357 (98.62%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (46.96%) Java
3 136 (37.57%) TDD
4 120 (33.15%) JavaScript
5 97 (26.80%) AngularJS
6 93 (25.69%) BDD
7 90 (24.86%) Continuous Integration
8 88 (24.31%) HTML
9 80 (22.10%) JIRA
10 76 (20.99%) Kanban
11 74 (20.44%) Python
12 71 (19.61%) CSS
13 70 (19.34%) Web Services
14 62 (17.13%) Maven
15 60 (16.57%) Open Source
16 57 (15.75%) SQL
17 55 (15.19%) Oracle
18 54 (14.92%) Degree
19 53 (14.64%) Jenkins
19 53 (14.64%) Cucumber
20 51 (14.09%) GIS
21 48 (13.26%) PostGIS
22 47 (12.98%) Selenium
22 47 (12.98%) OpenLayers
23 45 (12.43%) GeoServer
23 45 (12.43%) Gradle
23 45 (12.43%) Leaflet
23 45 (12.43%) ESRI
24 44 (12.15%) User Experience
25 43 (11.88%) Finance

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 45 (12.43%) GeoServer
2 41 (11.33%) JBoss
3 22 (6.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (1.93%) CMS
4 7 (1.93%) Confluence
5 5 (1.38%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.10%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.83%) Apache
7 3 (0.83%) IIS
7 3 (0.83%) Jadu
8 2 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.55%) SAS
8 2 (0.55%) SugarCRM
8 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.28%) Drupal
9 1 (0.28%) Liferay
9 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.38%) MS Excel
1 5 (1.38%) MS Office
1 5 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (1.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.76%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (2.21%) Sonata
3 2 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.55%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.66%) GitHub
4 5 (1.38%) Office 365
5 2 (0.55%) Trello
6 1 (0.28%) IaaS
6 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.38%) Intranet
1 5 (1.38%) Wireless
2 3 (0.83%) Firewall
2 3 (0.83%) Network Security
3 2 (0.55%) BGP
3 2 (0.55%) HTTP
3 2 (0.55%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.55%) NetScaler
3 2 (0.55%) OSPF
3 2 (0.55%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.55%) VXLAN
4 1 (0.28%) ATM
4 1 (0.28%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.28%) Internet
4 1 (0.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (14.09%) GIS
2 34 (9.39%) Spatial Data
3 31 (8.56%) Oracle Database
4 27 (7.46%) NoSQL
5 22 (6.08%) SQL Server
6 13 (3.59%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.76%) MySQL
8 8 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (2.21%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.38%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.10%) DB2
11 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.83%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.83%) QGIS
13 2 (0.55%) Big Data
13 2 (0.55%) SAS EBI
13 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (0.28%) IBM InfoSphere
14 1 (0.28%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 80 (22.10%) JIRA
2 62 (17.13%) Maven
3 53 (14.64%) Cucumber
3 53 (14.64%) Jenkins
4 47 (12.98%) Selenium
5 45 (12.43%) Gradle
6 38 (10.50%) JBehave
7 27 (7.46%) Git (software)
8 25 (6.91%) Subversion
9 22 (6.08%) Eclipse
10 19 (5.25%) Artifactory
11 17 (4.70%) Hudson
12 10 (2.76%) Jasmine
13 9 (2.49%) WebDriver
13 9 (2.49%) YouTrack
14 8 (2.21%) SoapUI
14 8 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (1.66%) Visual Studio
16 5 (1.38%) Ant
16 5 (1.38%) JUnit
General
1 43 (11.88%) Finance
2 16 (4.42%) Banking
3 9 (2.49%) Retail
4 6 (1.66%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.10%) Billing
5 4 (1.10%) Local Government
5 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.10%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.55%) Games
6 2 (0.55%) Law
6 2 (0.55%) Marketing
6 2 (0.55%) Publishing
7 1 (0.28%) Automotive
7 1 (0.28%) Electronics
7 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 183 (50.55%) Developer
2 80 (22.10%) Java Developer
3 42 (11.60%) Scrum Master
4 32 (8.84%) Web Developer
5 31 (8.56%) Analyst
5 31 (8.56%) Architect
6 29 (8.01%) JavaScript Developer
7 26 (7.18%) Project Manager
8 24 (6.63%) Senior Developer
9 23 (6.35%) Angular Developer
10 19 (5.25%) Business Analyst
11 18 (4.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 16 (4.42%) Data Architect
12 16 (4.42%) GIS Developer
12 16 (4.42%) UI Developer
13 13 (3.59%) Open Source Developer
13 13 (3.59%) Python Developer
14 12 (3.31%) HTML Developer
15 11 (3.04%) .NET Developer
15 11 (3.04%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (26.80%) AngularJS
2 88 (24.31%) HTML
3 71 (19.61%) CSS
4 70 (19.34%) Web Services
5 48 (13.26%) PostGIS
6 47 (12.98%) OpenLayers
7 45 (12.43%) Leaflet
8 38 (10.50%) XML
9 37 (10.22%) HTML5
9 37 (10.22%) jQuery
10 33 (9.12%) Java EE
10 33 (9.12%) Spring
11 31 (8.56%) RESTful
12 29 (8.01%) SOAP
13 28 (7.73%) XSLT
14 27 (7.46%) .NET
14 27 (7.46%) CSS3
15 26 (7.18%) Hibernate
15 26 (7.18%) REST
16 21 (5.80%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.15%) User Experience
2 24 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.76%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.21%) Fintech
5 7 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.93%) Performance Metrics
6 6 (1.66%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.38%) VLE
8 4 (1.10%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.83%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.83%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.83%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.55%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.55%) Derivative
10 2 (0.55%) iPad
10 2 (0.55%) iPhone
10 2 (0.55%) Minimum Viable Product
10 2 (0.55%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (0.55%) Social Media
11 1 (0.28%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.87%) Linux
2 12 (3.31%) Android
3 10 (2.76%) Unix
4 9 (2.49%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (98.62%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (37.57%) TDD
3 93 (25.69%) BDD
4 90 (24.86%) Continuous Integration
5 76 (20.99%) Kanban
6 60 (16.57%) Open Source
7 41 (11.33%) SOA
7 41 (11.33%) User Stories
8 39 (10.77%) PRINCE2
9 36 (9.94%) Web Development
10 33 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 32 (8.84%) SDLC
12 31 (8.56%) Project Management
13 30 (8.29%) Open Source Development
14 29 (8.01%) OO
15 28 (7.73%) Microservices
16 27 (7.46%) Software Engineering
17 25 (6.91%) Front End Development
18 24 (6.63%) Domain-Driven Design
19 21 (5.80%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 170 (46.96%) Java
2 120 (33.15%) JavaScript
3 74 (20.44%) Python
4 57 (15.75%) SQL
5 24 (6.63%) C#
6 20 (5.52%) PL/SQL
7 9 (2.49%) C++
8 7 (1.93%) C
8 7 (1.93%) PHP
9 6 (1.66%) ES6
10 5 (1.38%) Perl
11 4 (1.10%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.83%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.55%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.55%) CoffeeScript
13 2 (0.55%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.55%) Ruby
13 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.28%) Ada
14 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 54 (14.92%) Degree
2 13 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (1.66%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.10%) ISEB
6 2 (0.55%) CISSP
7 1 (0.28%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.39%) QA
2 13 (3.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (2.21%) WCAG
4 2 (0.55%) WAI
5 1 (0.28%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (3.04%) Docker
2 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.28%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (6.91%) Ansible
2 8 (2.21%) Puppet
3 5 (1.38%) TeamSite
4 3 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.28%) logstash
5 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 55 (15.19%) Oracle
2 45 (12.43%) ESRI
3 18 (4.97%) Microsoft
4 12 (3.31%) Red Hat
5 8 (2.21%) FNZ
6 5 (1.38%) Cisco
6 5 (1.38%) Twitter
7 4 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.83%) HP
8 3 (0.83%) Perforce
8 3 (0.83%) SAP
9 2 (0.55%) Adobe
9 2 (0.55%) Apple
9 2 (0.55%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.55%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.55%) IBM
9 2 (0.55%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.55%) Siebel
9 2 (0.55%) Splunk
9 2 (0.55%) VMware
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