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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 13 36 47
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 210 121 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.72% 3.79% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.91% 4.61% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 65 65
Median daily rate £375 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.48% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £44.50
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -4.49%
Scrum
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
1763 2622 2151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 81.62% 82.22% 78.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1064 1381 1176
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 53 40
Median hourly rate £38.50 £23.35 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.88% -28.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £47.03 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +17 154 £375 - 12
Glasgow +28 36 £365 +17.74% 17
West Lothian +11 13 £338 -14.28%
Fife +3 3 - -
Dundee +1 2 £325 +54.76% 1
Stirling - 1 £475 - 1
Scrum
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Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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.

1 403 (95.05%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (46.23%) Java
3 155 (36.56%) JavaScript
4 145 (34.20%) TDD
5 118 (27.83%) JIRA
6 117 (27.59%) Web Services
7 116 (27.36%) Python
8 106 (25.00%) BDD
9 100 (23.58%) Kanban
10 99 (23.35%) Continuous Integration
10 99 (23.35%) Open Source
11 93 (21.93%) PostGIS
12 92 (21.70%) Maven
13 89 (20.99%) GeoServer
13 89 (20.99%) OpenLayers
14 86 (20.28%) GIS
15 84 (19.81%) HTML
16 83 (19.58%) User Experience
17 81 (19.10%) Leaflet
17 81 (19.10%) AngularJS
17 81 (19.10%) ESRI
18 75 (17.69%) Jenkins
19 66 (15.57%) Gradle
20 65 (15.33%) Cucumber
21 64 (15.09%) JBehave
22 62 (14.62%) XML
23 61 (14.39%) CSS
24 59 (13.92%) SQL
25 58 (13.68%) Selenium
26 57 (13.44%) REST

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 89 (20.99%) GeoServer
2 43 (10.14%) JBoss
3 9 (2.12%) Confluence
4 8 (1.89%) CMS
5 7 (1.65%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.18%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.71%) Apache
7 3 (0.71%) Drupal
8 2 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.47%) SAS
8 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.47%) WordPress
9 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (5.42%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.36%) MS Office
3 6 (1.42%) MS Project
4 5 (1.18%) MS Excel
5 4 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.83%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.94%) Sonata
3 2 (0.47%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.24%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.18%) GitHub
4 5 (1.18%) Office 365
4 5 (1.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.24%) PaaS
5 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.18%) Intranet
2 4 (0.94%) HTTP
3 3 (0.71%) Internet
3 3 (0.71%) Wireless
4 2 (0.47%) BGP
4 2 (0.47%) OSPF
4 2 (0.47%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (0.47%) VXLAN
5 1 (0.24%) DMZ
5 1 (0.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.24%) Firewall
5 1 (0.24%) LAN
5 1 (0.24%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.24%) Network Security
5 1 (0.24%) SSL
5 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.24%) WAN
5 1 (0.24%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (20.28%) GIS
2 38 (8.96%) Spatial Data
3 34 (8.02%) NoSQL
4 30 (7.08%) Oracle Database
5 19 (4.48%) SQL Server
6 18 (4.25%) MongoDB
7 16 (3.77%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.36%) QGIS
9 7 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.42%) Big Data
11 5 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.94%) MySQL
12 4 (0.94%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.47%) SAS EBI
13 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
14 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 118 (27.83%) JIRA
2 92 (21.70%) Maven
3 75 (17.69%) Jenkins
4 66 (15.57%) Gradle
5 65 (15.33%) Cucumber
6 64 (15.09%) JBehave
7 58 (13.68%) Selenium
8 47 (11.08%) Artifactory
9 43 (10.14%) Subversion
10 31 (7.31%) Git (software)
11 27 (6.37%) Eclipse
12 22 (5.19%) Hudson
13 16 (3.77%) Bower
14 12 (2.83%) SoapUI
15 8 (1.89%) YouTrack
16 7 (1.65%) DBeaver
16 7 (1.65%) Jasmine
16 7 (1.65%) Visual Studio
17 6 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
18 5 (1.18%) HP UFT
General
1 57 (13.44%) Finance
2 19 (4.48%) Banking
3 9 (2.12%) Retail
4 5 (1.18%) Games
4 5 (1.18%) Local Government
5 4 (0.94%) Legal
6 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.47%) Advertising
7 2 (0.47%) Billing
7 2 (0.47%) Marketing
7 2 (0.47%) Publishing
7 2 (0.47%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.24%) Automotive
8 1 (0.24%) Back Office
8 1 (0.24%) Military
8 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 199 (46.93%) Developer
2 65 (15.33%) Java Developer
3 58 (13.68%) GIS Developer
4 45 (10.61%) Project Manager
5 43 (10.14%) Scrum Master
6 42 (9.91%) Web Developer
7 33 (7.78%) Analyst
8 32 (7.55%) Architect
9 28 (6.60%) Business Analyst
10 25 (5.90%) Data Architect
11 22 (5.19%) Agile Business Analyst
11 22 (5.19%) JavaScript Developer
11 22 (5.19%) Senior Developer
12 20 (4.72%) GIS Web Developer
13 18 (4.25%) Digital Project Manager
14 15 (3.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 15 (3.54%) Open Source Developer
15 14 (3.30%) Consultant
16 12 (2.83%) UI Developer
17 11 (2.59%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (27.59%) Web Services
2 93 (21.93%) PostGIS
3 89 (20.99%) OpenLayers
4 84 (19.81%) HTML
5 81 (19.10%) AngularJS
5 81 (19.10%) Leaflet
6 62 (14.62%) XML
7 61 (14.39%) CSS
8 57 (13.44%) REST
9 52 (12.26%) Java EE
10 41 (9.67%) jQuery
10 41 (9.67%) SOAP
11 35 (8.25%) XSLT
12 30 (7.08%) Hibernate
13 29 (6.84%) JPA
14 28 (6.60%) JMS
15 27 (6.37%) .NET
16 25 (5.90%) Node.js
17 24 (5.66%) Drools
17 24 (5.66%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 83 (19.58%) User Experience
2 26 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.59%) Performance Metrics
5 8 (1.89%) Algorithms
5 8 (1.89%) Data Structures
6 7 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.65%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.65%) Data Integration
6 7 (1.65%) iPad
6 7 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.65%) Mathematics
7 6 (1.42%) EMC VNX
7 6 (1.42%) Minimum Viable Product
8 5 (1.18%) VLE
9 4 (0.94%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (0.94%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.94%) Social Media
9 4 (0.94%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.71%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.66%) Linux
2 12 (2.83%) Apple iOS
3 11 (2.59%) Android
4 9 (2.12%) Unix
5 5 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (95.05%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (34.20%) TDD
3 106 (25.00%) BDD
4 100 (23.58%) Kanban
5 99 (23.35%) Continuous Integration
5 99 (23.35%) Open Source
6 57 (13.44%) User Stories
7 55 (12.97%) Web Development
8 50 (11.79%) SDLC
9 44 (10.38%) SOA
10 43 (10.14%) PRINCE2
11 40 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 38 (8.96%) Project Management
13 29 (6.84%) Open Source Development
14 28 (6.60%) Domain-Driven Design
14 28 (6.60%) Mentoring
14 28 (6.60%) OO
15 27 (6.37%) Coaching
16 25 (5.90%) Front End Development
17 23 (5.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 196 (46.23%) Java
2 155 (36.56%) JavaScript
3 116 (27.36%) Python
4 59 (13.92%) SQL
5 26 (6.13%) C#
5 26 (6.13%) PL/SQL
6 14 (3.30%) CoffeeScript
7 13 (3.07%) C++
8 12 (2.83%) Perl
9 10 (2.36%) C
10 6 (1.42%) PHP
11 5 (1.18%) Ruby
12 3 (0.71%) ES6
12 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.47%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.47%) Clojure
13 2 (0.47%) Lua
13 2 (0.47%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.47%) VB
13 2 (0.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 54 (12.74%) Degree
2 17 (4.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 8 (1.89%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.42%) VCAP
4 6 (1.42%) VCP6
4 6 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.71%) ISEB
6 3 (0.71%) PMP
6 3 (0.71%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.78%) WCAG
2 32 (7.55%) QA
3 26 (6.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.47%) WAI
5 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (1.65%) Docker
1 7 (1.65%) GeoWebCache
1 7 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.42%) vSphere
3 1 (0.24%) KVM
Systems Management
1 49 (11.56%) Ansible
2 6 (1.42%) vRealize
3 5 (1.18%) TeamSite
4 4 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.47%) Graphite
5 2 (0.47%) Kibana
5 2 (0.47%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.24%) Puppet
Vendors
1 81 (19.10%) ESRI
2 46 (10.85%) Oracle
3 35 (8.25%) Microsoft
4 22 (5.19%) VMware
5 16 (3.77%) Red Hat
6 11 (2.59%) Sitecore
7 9 (2.12%) Cisco
8 6 (1.42%) EMC
9 5 (1.18%) IBM
10 4 (0.94%) FNZ
11 3 (0.71%) Cognos
11 3 (0.71%) HP
11 3 (0.71%) Infor
11 3 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.71%) Twitter
12 2 (0.47%) Adobe
12 2 (0.47%) Apple
12 2 (0.47%) OpenText
12 2 (0.47%) Remedy
12 2 (0.47%) Telerik
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