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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 14 61 51
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 229 81 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.25% 2.53% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.13% 3.11% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 40 53
Median daily rate £375 £355 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -16.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -1.23%
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
2057 2607 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.11% 81.47% 79.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1220 1321 1158
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 61 36
Median hourly rate £39.50 £30.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.50% +27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £12.35 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £46.70 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +41 177 £375 +4.16% 19
Glasgow +21 38 £400 +34.34% 10
Dundee +8 6 £243 -30.21%
West Lothian +11 5 £420 +12.00% 1
Stirling - 1 - - 1
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 342 (93.70%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (43.84%) Java
3 122 (33.42%) TDD
4 116 (31.78%) JavaScript
5 98 (26.85%) Kanban
6 95 (26.03%) JIRA
7 93 (25.48%) Web Services
8 88 (24.11%) Python
9 85 (23.29%) BDD
10 75 (20.55%) Open Source
11 72 (19.73%) PostGIS
12 71 (19.45%) GIS
13 70 (19.18%) Jenkins
13 70 (19.18%) User Experience
14 68 (18.63%) GeoServer
15 66 (18.08%) OpenLayers
16 65 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
17 64 (17.53%) Finance
17 64 (17.53%) Maven
18 59 (16.16%) REST
19 58 (15.89%) Leaflet
19 58 (15.89%) ESRI
19 58 (15.89%) SQL
20 57 (15.62%) HTML
21 54 (14.79%) AngularJS
22 51 (13.97%) Cucumber
23 50 (13.70%) Gradle
24 49 (13.42%) JBehave
24 49 (13.42%) CSS
25 48 (13.15%) Selenium

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 68 (18.63%) GeoServer
2 25 (6.85%) JBoss
3 7 (1.92%) CMS
4 6 (1.64%) Confluence
5 5 (1.37%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.82%) Drupal
6 3 (0.82%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.55%) Apache
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.55%) WordPress
8 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (5.21%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.74%) MS Office
3 6 (1.64%) MS Project
4 5 (1.37%) MS Excel
5 4 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.82%) Sonata
3 2 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.55%) KANA IQ
3 2 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.19%) SaaS
2 6 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.55%) PaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.27%) GitHub
6 1 (0.27%) Office 365
6 1 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.82%) HTTP
1 3 (0.82%) Internet
2 1 (0.27%) DMZ
2 1 (0.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (0.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (0.27%) Firewall
2 1 (0.27%) Intranet
2 1 (0.27%) LAN
2 1 (0.27%) NetScaler
2 1 (0.27%) Network Security
2 1 (0.27%) SSL
2 1 (0.27%) WAN
2 1 (0.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (19.45%) GIS
2 36 (9.86%) Spatial Data
3 33 (9.04%) NoSQL
4 19 (5.21%) MongoDB
5 16 (4.38%) Oracle Database
5 16 (4.38%) SQL Server
6 12 (3.29%) QGIS
6 12 (3.29%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.64%) Big Data
10 5 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.55%) MySQL
12 2 (0.55%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 95 (26.03%) JIRA
2 70 (19.18%) Jenkins
3 64 (17.53%) Maven
4 51 (13.97%) Cucumber
5 50 (13.70%) Gradle
6 49 (13.42%) JBehave
7 48 (13.15%) Selenium
8 34 (9.32%) Artifactory
8 34 (9.32%) Subversion
9 28 (7.67%) Git (software)
10 22 (6.03%) Hudson
11 15 (4.11%) Bower
11 15 (4.11%) Eclipse
12 8 (2.19%) SoapUI
12 8 (2.19%) Visual Studio
13 7 (1.92%) DBeaver
14 6 (1.64%) Grunt
14 6 (1.64%) Jasmine
15 4 (1.10%) Axure RP
16 3 (0.82%) WebDriver
General
1 64 (17.53%) Finance
2 16 (4.38%) Banking
3 7 (1.92%) Retail
4 5 (1.37%) Games
5 4 (1.10%) Legal
6 2 (0.55%) Advertising
6 2 (0.55%) Local Government
7 1 (0.27%) Back Office
7 1 (0.27%) Marketing
7 1 (0.27%) Publishing
7 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 145 (39.73%) Developer
2 49 (13.42%) GIS Developer
3 46 (12.60%) Java Developer
3 46 (12.60%) Project Manager
4 43 (11.78%) Scrum Master
5 31 (8.49%) Architect
6 30 (8.22%) Analyst
7 26 (7.12%) Business Analyst
7 26 (7.12%) Web Developer
8 23 (6.30%) Digital Project Manager
9 21 (5.75%) Data Architect
10 19 (5.21%) Agile Business Analyst
11 15 (4.11%) GIS Web Developer
12 14 (3.84%) Senior Developer
13 12 (3.29%) JavaScript Developer
14 10 (2.74%) Agile Coach
14 10 (2.74%) Open Source Developer
14 10 (2.74%) Senior Java Developer
14 10 (2.74%) Tester
15 9 (2.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (25.48%) Web Services
2 72 (19.73%) PostGIS
3 66 (18.08%) OpenLayers
4 59 (16.16%) REST
5 58 (15.89%) Leaflet
6 57 (15.62%) HTML
7 54 (14.79%) AngularJS
8 49 (13.42%) CSS
9 43 (11.78%) XML
10 36 (9.86%) Java EE
11 31 (8.49%) jQuery
12 28 (7.67%) Node.js
13 24 (6.58%) Sass
13 24 (6.58%) SOAP
14 20 (5.48%) .NET
15 19 (5.21%) RESTful
15 19 (5.21%) Spring
16 18 (4.93%) Hibernate
17 17 (4.66%) JPA
17 17 (4.66%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 70 (19.18%) User Experience
2 21 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (2.74%) iPad
3 10 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.47%) Data Structures
5 8 (2.19%) Algorithms
5 8 (2.19%) Performance Metrics
6 6 (1.64%) Data Integration
6 6 (1.64%) EMC VNX
6 6 (1.64%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.37%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.37%) Minimum Viable Product
8 4 (1.10%) 3D Graphics
8 4 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.10%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.82%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.55%) Photography
10 2 (0.55%) Psychology
10 2 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.67%) Linux
2 15 (4.11%) Apple iOS
3 11 (3.01%) Android
3 11 (3.01%) Unix
4 5 (1.37%) Mac OS X
4 5 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (93.70%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (33.42%) TDD
3 98 (26.85%) Kanban
4 85 (23.29%) BDD
5 75 (20.55%) Open Source
6 65 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (12.33%) PRINCE2
7 45 (12.33%) SDLC
8 39 (10.68%) Web Development
9 36 (9.86%) User Stories
10 35 (9.59%) Project Management
10 35 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 31 (8.49%) SOA
12 26 (7.12%) Domain-Driven Design
13 24 (6.58%) Front End Development
13 24 (6.58%) Mentoring
14 22 (6.03%) Coaching
15 20 (5.48%) OO
15 20 (5.48%) Software Engineering
16 19 (5.21%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 160 (43.84%) Java
2 116 (31.78%) JavaScript
3 88 (24.11%) Python
4 58 (15.89%) SQL
5 24 (6.58%) PL/SQL
6 19 (5.21%) C#
7 15 (4.11%) CoffeeScript
8 13 (3.56%) Perl
9 7 (1.92%) C++
9 7 (1.92%) Ruby
10 6 (1.64%) ES6
10 6 (1.64%) JSX
11 5 (1.37%) Clojure
12 4 (1.10%) PHP
13 3 (0.82%) C
13 3 (0.82%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.55%) Lua
14 2 (0.55%) VB
14 2 (0.55%) VB6
15 1 (0.27%) Ada
Qualifications
1 33 (9.04%) Degree
2 22 (6.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 12 (3.29%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.64%) VCAP
4 6 (1.64%) VCP6
4 6 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (1.10%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.82%) PMP
6 3 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.55%) ISEB
7 2 (0.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.22%) WCAG
2 26 (7.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 26 (7.12%) QA
3 2 (0.55%) WAI
4 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (2.19%) Docker
2 7 (1.92%) GeoWebCache
3 6 (1.64%) vSphere
4 5 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 37 (10.14%) Ansible
2 6 (1.64%) vRealize
3 3 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.55%) Graphite
4 2 (0.55%) Kibana
4 2 (0.55%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.27%) Puppet
5 1 (0.27%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 58 (15.89%) ESRI
2 36 (9.86%) Oracle
3 29 (7.95%) Microsoft
4 21 (5.75%) VMware
5 11 (3.01%) Sitecore
6 8 (2.19%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.92%) Cisco
8 6 (1.64%) EMC
9 5 (1.37%) IBM
9 5 (1.37%) Remedy
9 5 (1.37%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.10%) Adobe
11 3 (0.82%) CA
11 3 (0.82%) Cognos
11 3 (0.82%) FNZ
11 3 (0.82%) HP
11 3 (0.82%) Infor
11 3 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.55%) Nintex
12 2 (0.55%) Twitter
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