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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 57 40 75
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +35
Contract jobs citing Scrum 81 107 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.68% 4.05% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% 5.56% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 64 34
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£375 £400 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £474 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £107.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +155.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +17.44%
Scrum
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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
2308 1925 1724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.30% 72.83% 71.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1031 896
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 25 23
Average hourly rate £30.50 £27.09 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.60% -32.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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 -19 43 £356 -10.93% 8
Glasgow +7 27 £450 +20.00% 13
West Lothian -2 5 £375 -11.76% 3
Stirling - 3 £420 -
Fife - 1 - -
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Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 145 (91.77%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (35.44%) TDD
3 55 (34.81%) Java
4 52 (32.91%) SQL
5 40 (25.32%) Finance
6 35 (22.15%) JavaScript
7 34 (21.52%) SOA
8 31 (19.62%) XML
9 28 (17.72%) HTML
10 26 (16.46%) CSS
11 25 (15.82%) BDD
12 23 (14.56%) JIRA
12 23 (14.56%) Selenium
13 22 (13.92%) Oracle
13 22 (13.92%) Web Services
13 22 (13.92%) JBoss
14 21 (13.29%) Jenkins
15 20 (12.66%) Maven
16 19 (12.03%) Banking
16 19 (12.03%) jQuery
16 19 (12.03%) RESTful
16 19 (12.03%) Relational Database
17 18 (11.39%) User Stories
17 18 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (11.39%) JSON
18 17 (10.76%) Java EE
18 17 (10.76%) Spring
18 17 (10.76%) OO
19 16 (10.13%) QA
19 16 (10.13%) Continuous Integration

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 22 (13.92%) JBoss
2 8 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (3.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (3.16%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.16%) GlassFish
5 4 (2.53%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.90%) CMS
7 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.27%) Alfresco
7 2 (1.27%) Confluence
7 2 (1.27%) FileNet
8 1 (0.63%) Node.js
8 1 (0.63%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.63%) Apache
8 1 (0.63%) Documentum
8 1 (0.63%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.63%) MS Project
2 1 (0.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.53%) SaaS
2 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.63%) Bluetooth
1 1 (0.63%) HTTP
1 1 (0.63%) Intranet
1 1 (0.63%) Internet
1 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.03%) Relational Database
2 10 (6.33%) MySQL
2 10 (6.33%) Oracle Database
3 9 (5.70%) RDBMS
4 8 (5.06%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.16%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.16%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.16%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (2.53%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.27%) DB2
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.63%) DataStage
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (14.56%) JIRA
1 23 (14.56%) Selenium
2 21 (13.29%) Jenkins
3 20 (12.66%) Maven
4 15 (9.49%) Eclipse
4 15 (9.49%) Cucumber
5 11 (6.96%) Ant
5 11 (6.96%) FitNesse
6 10 (6.33%) JProfiler
7 9 (5.70%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (3.16%) Artifactory
8 5 (3.16%) JUnit
9 4 (2.53%) RSpec
9 4 (2.53%) Hudson
9 4 (2.53%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.90%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 3 (1.90%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.27%) Subversion
11 2 (1.27%) Watij
General
1 40 (25.32%) Finance
2 19 (12.03%) Banking
3 6 (3.80%) Retail
4 4 (2.53%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.27%) Back Office
6 2 (1.27%) Publishing
7 1 (0.63%) Front Office
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (36.08%) Developer
2 29 (18.35%) Analyst
3 26 (16.46%) Java Developer
4 16 (10.13%) ScrumMaster
5 15 (9.49%) Project Manager
6 13 (8.23%) Test Analyst
7 12 (7.59%) Tester
8 11 (6.96%) Business Analyst
9 10 (6.33%) Senior Developer
10 8 (5.06%) Senior Java Developer
11 7 (4.43%) Designer
12 5 (3.16%) UI Programmer
12 5 (3.16%) Automation Tester
12 5 (3.16%) Solutions Designer
12 5 (3.16%) UI Developer
13 4 (2.53%) JavaScript Developer
13 4 (2.53%) Technical Leader
13 4 (2.53%) RPG Programmer
13 4 (2.53%) Oracle Developer
13 4 (2.53%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (19.62%) XML
2 28 (17.72%) HTML
3 26 (16.46%) CSS
4 22 (13.92%) Web Services
5 19 (12.03%) jQuery
5 19 (12.03%) RESTful
6 18 (11.39%) JSON
7 17 (10.76%) Java EE
7 17 (10.76%) Spring
8 14 (8.86%) HTML5
8 14 (8.86%) Hibernate
8 14 (8.86%) .NET
9 10 (6.33%) XSLT
9 10 (6.33%) XML Schema
10 8 (5.06%) REST
10 8 (5.06%) CSS3
10 8 (5.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (5.06%) AngularJS
11 7 (4.43%) Backbone.js
12 6 (3.80%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.33%) User Experience
3 9 (5.70%) Open Source
4 6 (3.80%) iSeries
5 4 (2.53%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.53%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.90%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.90%) Online Banking
6 3 (1.90%) Animation
7 1 (0.63%) iPad
7 1 (0.63%) W3C
7 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.63%) iPhone
7 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.86%) Linux
2 11 (6.96%) UNIX
3 6 (3.80%) Android
4 5 (3.16%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.27%) Windows
6 1 (0.63%) Solaris
6 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (91.77%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (35.44%) TDD
3 34 (21.52%) SOA
4 25 (15.82%) BDD
5 18 (11.39%) User Stories
6 17 (10.76%) OO
7 16 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (8.86%) Project Management
9 13 (8.23%) Kanban
10 10 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (6.33%) UML
11 9 (5.70%) MVC
12 8 (5.06%) OOD
12 8 (5.06%) PRINCE2
12 8 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (5.06%) Performance Monitoring
13 7 (4.43%) Mentoring
13 7 (4.43%) Application Performance Monitoring
13 7 (4.43%) Waterfall
13 7 (4.43%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (34.81%) Java
2 52 (32.91%) SQL
3 35 (22.15%) JavaScript
4 15 (9.49%) PL/SQL
5 10 (6.33%) XPath
6 6 (3.80%) RPG
6 6 (3.80%) RPG IV
7 5 (3.16%) Jython
7 5 (3.16%) Groovy
8 4 (2.53%) Ruby
8 4 (2.53%) Perl
8 4 (2.53%) CoffeeScript
9 3 (1.90%) C#
10 2 (1.27%) Python
10 2 (1.27%) PHP
11 1 (0.63%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (4.43%) ISEB
2 5 (3.16%) ISTQB
2 5 (3.16%) Degree
3 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) OCP
4 1 (0.63%) OCA
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.63%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.63%) PMP
4 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (3.80%) Control-M
2 4 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (13.92%) Oracle
2 4 (2.53%) IBM
3 3 (1.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.90%) HP
4 2 (1.27%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.27%) Appcelerator
4 2 (1.27%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.63%) Tableau
5 1 (0.63%) Sun
5 1 (0.63%) Adobe
5 1 (0.63%) Informatica
5 1 (0.63%) Lotus
5 1 (0.63%) Google
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