The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 47 54 89
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +35
Contract jobs citing Scrum 96 63 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.45% 2.55% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.57% 3.64% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 29 18
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£425 £351 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.25% -15.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
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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
2099 1729 1779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.50% 69.97% 67.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 855 880
Average daily rate £379 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +8.69%
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 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 77
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +44.56%
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 £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 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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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 +29 74 £400 +6.66% 9
Glasgow -4 18 £645 +51.76% 13
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 2
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Scrum
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Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 179 (93.23%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (49.48%) Java
3 56 (29.17%) JBoss
4 48 (25.00%) Oracle
5 46 (23.96%) TDD
6 37 (19.27%) SOA
7 34 (17.71%) Project Management
7 34 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (15.10%) Finance
9 28 (14.58%) OO
10 26 (13.54%) JSF
10 26 (13.54%) Data Modelling
10 26 (13.54%) .NET
10 26 (13.54%) JavaScript
10 26 (13.54%) Web Services
10 26 (13.54%) XML
10 26 (13.54%) Relational Database
11 25 (13.02%) Mentoring
12 24 (12.50%) UML
12 24 (12.50%) HTML
13 22 (11.46%) Hibernate
14 21 (10.94%) C#
15 20 (10.42%) DSDM
16 19 (9.90%) CSS
16 19 (9.90%) Apache CXF
17 18 (9.38%) Use Case
17 18 (9.38%) SQL Server
18 17 (8.85%) JPA
18 17 (8.85%) User Stories
19 16 (8.33%) Waterfall

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (3.13%) SharePoint
1 6 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (2.08%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.08%) GlassFish
4 3 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.04%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (1.04%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.52%) Mule
6 1 (0.52%) CMS
6 1 (0.52%) FileNet
6 1 (0.52%) Apache
6 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.52%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (4.69%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.08%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Heroku
1 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.13%) HTTP
2 1 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.52%) Intranet
2 1 (0.52%) Internet
2 1 (0.52%) SSL
2 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.52%) DNS
2 1 (0.52%) ATM
2 1 (0.52%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.52%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.54%) Relational Database
2 18 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.73%) Oracle Database
3 11 (5.73%) MySQL
4 10 (5.21%) MongoDB
4 10 (5.21%) NoSQL
5 9 (4.69%) RDBMS
6 8 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.04%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.04%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.52%) QlikView
10 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (6.25%) Selenium
1 12 (6.25%) Maven
2 10 (5.21%) Eclipse
3 9 (4.69%) JProfiler
4 8 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 8 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.60%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.08%) Subversion
6 4 (2.08%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.08%) JIRA
7 3 (1.56%) Zephyr
7 3 (1.56%) CruiseControl
8 2 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.04%) Gradle
8 2 (1.04%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.04%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.52%) Hudson
9 1 (0.52%) JBehave
9 1 (0.52%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (15.10%) Finance
2 7 (3.65%) Retail
3 6 (3.13%) Publishing
4 5 (2.60%) Banking
5 2 (1.04%) Billing
5 2 (1.04%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Legal
6 1 (0.52%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 58 (30.21%) Developer
2 50 (26.04%) ScrumMaster
3 28 (14.58%) Java Developer
4 21 (10.94%) Architect
5 18 (9.38%) Analyst
6 16 (8.33%) Designer
7 15 (7.81%) Project Manager
8 12 (6.25%) Technical Leader
9 11 (5.73%) Business Analyst
9 11 (5.73%) Technical Architect
10 10 (5.21%) Senior Developer
10 10 (5.21%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (5.21%) Java Architect
11 8 (4.17%) Lead Developer
11 8 (4.17%) Junior
11 8 (4.17%) .NET Developer
11 8 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (4.17%) Junior Java Architect
11 8 (4.17%) Junior Architect
12 7 (3.65%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.54%) JSF
1 26 (13.54%) .NET
1 26 (13.54%) Web Services
1 26 (13.54%) XML
2 24 (12.50%) HTML
3 22 (11.46%) Hibernate
4 19 (9.90%) CSS
4 19 (9.90%) Apache CXF
5 17 (8.85%) JPA
6 16 (8.33%) REST
7 15 (7.81%) Java EE
8 13 (6.77%) Velocity
8 13 (6.77%) SOAP
8 13 (6.77%) ASP.NET
9 12 (6.25%) XSLT
10 11 (5.73%) jQuery
11 10 (5.21%) JSP
12 9 (4.69%) RichFaces
12 9 (4.69%) RESTful
12 9 (4.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.29%) User Experience
2 10 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.13%) Open Source
4 5 (2.60%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.60%) FMCG
5 3 (1.56%) iPhone
5 3 (1.56%) GIS
6 1 (0.52%) iPad
6 1 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.52%) Streaming Music
6 1 (0.52%) Replication
6 1 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.77%) Linux
2 5 (2.60%) Android
2 5 (2.60%) Mac OS X
2 5 (2.60%) UNIX
3 4 (2.08%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.56%) Windows
5 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (93.23%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (23.96%) TDD
3 37 (19.27%) SOA
4 34 (17.71%) Project Management
4 34 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (14.58%) OO
6 26 (13.54%) Data Modelling
7 25 (13.02%) Mentoring
8 24 (12.50%) UML
9 20 (10.42%) DSDM
10 18 (9.38%) Use Case
11 17 (8.85%) User Stories
12 16 (8.33%) Waterfall
12 16 (8.33%) BDD
13 15 (7.81%) Kanban
14 14 (7.29%) Web Development
15 12 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
16 11 (5.73%) Performance Monitoring
16 11 (5.73%) Configuration Management
16 11 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 95 (49.48%) Java
2 26 (13.54%) JavaScript
3 21 (10.94%) C#
4 13 (6.77%) SQL
5 12 (6.25%) Ruby
5 12 (6.25%) Scala
6 6 (3.13%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.13%) Groovy
7 5 (2.60%) Python
8 3 (1.56%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.04%) Jython
10 1 (0.52%) VBA
10 1 (0.52%) Perl
10 1 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (2.60%) ISTQB
2 3 (1.56%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.04%) ISEB
3 2 (1.04%) Degree
3 2 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.52%) CBAP
4 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.04%) Vagrant
1 2 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.04%) Puppet
2 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.52%) StatsD
2 1 (0.52%) Ganglia
2 1 (0.52%) Nagios
Vendors
1 56 (29.17%) JBoss
2 48 (25.00%) Oracle
3 13 (6.77%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.13%) IBM
5 5 (2.60%) Nintex
5 5 (2.60%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.08%) Cognos
7 3 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.04%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.04%) Twitter
9 1 (0.52%) Zend
9 1 (0.52%) Cadence
9 1 (0.52%) Informatica
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