The first table below looks at the demand for Scrum 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 Scrum over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 49 69 89
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +20
Contract jobs citing Scrum 89 42 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.23% 1.70% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.28% 2.40% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 18 13
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £318 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 £38.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £31.75 £35.22
% change year-on-year
+27.55% -9.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2081 1750 1721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.48% 70.99% 65.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1091 878 822
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 34 40 61
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £17.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £34.20 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 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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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 +20 71 £423 +27.54% 12
Glasgow -8 9 £300 -33.33% 20
Dundee +5 1 - - 1
Aberdeen - - - - 2
Scrum
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Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Scrum 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 Scrum.

1 99 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (48.96%) Java
3 63 (32.81%) JBoss
4 43 (22.40%) Oracle
5 37 (19.27%) HTML
5 37 (19.27%) Web Services
6 35 (18.23%) Project Management
7 34 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (15.63%) CSS
8 30 (15.63%) SOA
9 28 (14.58%) Hibernate
10 27 (14.06%) TDD
11 26 (13.54%) Finance
11 26 (13.54%) JavaScript
12 25 (13.02%) .NET
13 24 (12.50%) OO
13 24 (12.50%) JSF
14 23 (11.98%) DSDM
14 23 (11.98%) Data Modelling
14 23 (11.98%) UML
14 23 (11.98%) Relational Database
15 22 (11.46%) XML
16 21 (10.94%) Maven
16 21 (10.94%) HTML5
17 20 (10.42%) C#
18 19 (9.90%) BDD
19 18 (9.38%) Linux
19 18 (9.38%) Use Case
20 17 (8.85%) Spring
20 17 (8.85%) SOAP

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Scrum 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 Scrum. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.60%) SharePoint
1 5 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
1 5 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (2.08%) Alfresco
3 3 (1.56%) GlassFish
3 3 (1.56%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.56%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.52%) Node.js
5 1 (0.52%) IIS
5 1 (0.52%) FileNet
5 1 (0.52%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (1.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (4.17%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.08%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.52%) PaaS
1 1 (0.52%) Heroku
1 1 (0.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.13%) HTTP
2 5 (2.60%) LDAP
3 1 (0.52%) ATM
3 1 (0.52%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.52%) DNS
3 1 (0.52%) SSL
3 1 (0.52%) Intranet
3 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.98%) Relational Database
2 15 (7.81%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.69%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.65%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.56%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.04%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.52%) MySQL
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.52%) DB2
9 1 (0.52%) Informix
Development Applications
1 21 (10.94%) Maven
2 16 (8.33%) Selenium
2 16 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.17%) TeamCity
3 8 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (4.17%) Subversion
3 8 (4.17%) Eclipse
4 7 (3.65%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.65%) JIRA
5 6 (3.13%) Ant
6 5 (2.60%) Hudson
6 5 (2.60%) Artifactory
7 4 (2.08%) Git (software)
8 3 (1.56%) JUnit
8 3 (1.56%) CruiseControl
8 3 (1.56%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.04%) Gradle
10 1 (0.52%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (0.52%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
General
1 26 (13.54%) Finance
2 7 (3.65%) Banking
2 7 (3.65%) Retail
3 6 (3.13%) Publishing
4 2 (1.04%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.04%) Billing
5 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.52%) Legal
5 1 (0.52%) Front Office
5 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 75 (39.06%) Developer
2 42 (21.88%) ScrumMaster
3 36 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 24 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 16 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 14 (7.29%) Designer
7 13 (6.77%) Analyst
8 12 (6.25%) Architect
9 11 (5.73%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (5.73%) Senior Java Developer
10 10 (5.21%) Agile Project Manager
10 10 (5.21%) Java Architect
10 10 (5.21%) Lead Developer
11 9 (4.69%) Release Manager
12 8 (4.17%) .NET Developer
12 8 (4.17%) Junior
12 8 (4.17%) Junior Java Architect
12 8 (4.17%) Technical Leader
12 8 (4.17%) Junior Architect
13 7 (3.65%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (19.27%) HTML
1 37 (19.27%) Web Services
2 30 (15.63%) CSS
3 28 (14.58%) Hibernate
4 25 (13.02%) .NET
5 24 (12.50%) JSF
6 22 (11.46%) XML
7 21 (10.94%) HTML5
8 17 (8.85%) CSS3
8 17 (8.85%) SOAP
8 17 (8.85%) Spring
9 16 (8.33%) JPA
10 15 (7.81%) Apache CXF
10 15 (7.81%) Velocity
11 14 (7.29%) ASP.NET
12 13 (6.77%) JSON
12 13 (6.77%) jQuery
13 12 (6.25%) RESTful
13 12 (6.25%) REST
13 12 (6.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.21%) Open Source
2 7 (3.65%) GIS
3 5 (2.60%) FMCG
4 4 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.04%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.04%) iPhone
5 2 (1.04%) BBC
6 1 (0.52%) Replication
6 1 (0.52%) Streaming Music
6 1 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.38%) Linux
2 5 (2.60%) Mac OS X
2 5 (2.60%) UNIX
3 3 (1.56%) Windows
3 3 (1.56%) Android
4 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (18.23%) Project Management
3 34 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (15.63%) SOA
5 27 (14.06%) TDD
6 24 (12.50%) OO
7 23 (11.98%) DSDM
7 23 (11.98%) UML
7 23 (11.98%) Data Modelling
8 19 (9.90%) BDD
9 18 (9.38%) Use Case
10 17 (8.85%) Waterfall
11 15 (7.81%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (7.81%) Workflow
12 14 (7.29%) User Stories
13 13 (6.77%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (6.77%) Software Testing
14 12 (6.25%) Web Development
14 12 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (48.96%) Java
2 26 (13.54%) JavaScript
3 20 (10.42%) C#
4 16 (8.33%) SQL
5 6 (3.13%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.08%) Python
6 4 (2.08%) PHP
6 4 (2.08%) Groovy
7 2 (1.04%) Ruby
7 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.04%) Perl
8 1 (0.52%) Jython
8 1 (0.52%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 5 (2.60%) ISTQB
2 4 (2.08%) Degree
3 3 (1.56%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) ISEB
5 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.52%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (3.13%) Puppet
1 6 (3.13%) Vagrant
1 6 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.52%) Nagios
3 1 (0.52%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.52%) StatsD
Vendors
1 63 (32.81%) JBoss
2 43 (22.40%) Oracle
3 11 (5.73%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.69%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.13%) IBM
6 5 (2.60%) Nintex
7 4 (2.08%) Zend
7 4 (2.08%) Cognos
8 2 (1.04%) Twitter
8 2 (1.04%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.52%) Cadence
9 1 (0.52%) Informatica
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