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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 56 49 81
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +32
Contract jobs citing Scrum 78 83 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.68% 3.28% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% 4.44% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 56 28
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£356 £418 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.67% +6.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.46% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £36.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+10.95% +10.60%
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
2224 1870 1772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.35% 73.94% 71.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1182 1054 914
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £241 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 27
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -21 39 £363 -13.69% 17
Glasgow +13 25 £295 -21.33% 7
West Lothian 0 6 £375 -6.25%
Fife - 3 - -
Stirling -2 2 - -
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 139 (90.85%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (35.29%) SQL
3 51 (33.33%) Java
4 47 (30.72%) TDD
5 44 (28.76%) Finance
6 35 (22.88%) JavaScript
7 32 (20.92%) HTML
8 29 (18.95%) BDD
9 28 (18.30%) CSS
10 27 (17.65%) Web Services
10 27 (17.65%) SOA
11 24 (15.69%) XML
12 23 (15.03%) JIRA
12 23 (15.03%) Selenium
13 21 (13.73%) RESTful
13 21 (13.73%) Jenkins
14 20 (13.07%) jQuery
14 20 (13.07%) OO
15 19 (12.42%) .NET
15 19 (12.42%) Maven
16 18 (11.76%) Spring
16 18 (11.76%) Banking
16 18 (11.76%) JSON
16 18 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (11.76%) HTML5
17 17 (11.11%) User Stories
17 17 (11.11%) Oracle
17 17 (11.11%) Kanban
18 16 (10.46%) QA
18 16 (10.46%) Relational Database

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 12 (7.84%) JBoss
2 9 (5.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 9 (5.88%) CMS
3 6 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (3.27%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.27%) GlassFish
5 4 (2.61%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.96%) Apache
7 2 (1.31%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.31%) Drupal
7 2 (1.31%) Alfresco
7 2 (1.31%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.31%) FileNet
7 2 (1.31%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.31%) Node.js
8 1 (0.65%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.65%) Confluence
8 1 (0.65%) Documentum
8 1 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.65%) MS Project
2 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Agresso
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.61%) SaaS
2 2 (1.31%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.31%) Intranet
2 1 (0.65%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.65%) HTTP
2 1 (0.65%) Internet
2 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.46%) Relational Database
2 10 (6.54%) MySQL
3 8 (5.23%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.23%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.92%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.27%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.27%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.27%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (3.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.31%) DB2
7 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.65%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 23 (15.03%) JIRA
1 23 (15.03%) Selenium
2 21 (13.73%) Jenkins
3 19 (12.42%) Maven
4 14 (9.15%) Cucumber
5 11 (7.19%) Eclipse
6 9 (5.88%) Ant
6 9 (5.88%) FitNesse
7 6 (3.92%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (3.92%) Artifactory
8 5 (3.27%) Hudson
8 5 (3.27%) WebDriver
8 5 (3.27%) JUnit
9 4 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.61%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.96%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.96%) JProfiler
10 3 (1.96%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.96%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 3 (1.96%) RSpec
General
1 44 (28.76%) Finance
2 18 (11.76%) Banking
3 6 (3.92%) Retail
4 3 (1.96%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.31%) Publishing
5 2 (1.31%) Military
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Front Office
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (33.33%) Developer
2 35 (22.88%) Analyst
3 21 (13.73%) Java Developer
4 18 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 16 (10.46%) Tester
6 14 (9.15%) ScrumMaster
7 13 (8.50%) Project Manager
8 12 (7.84%) Business Analyst
9 11 (7.19%) Senior Developer
10 9 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
11 7 (4.58%) Web Analyst
11 7 (4.58%) Web Test Analyst
12 6 (3.92%) UI Developer
12 6 (3.92%) Designer
12 6 (3.92%) Automation Tester
12 6 (3.92%) UI Programmer
13 5 (3.27%) Agile Business Analyst
13 5 (3.27%) Solutions Designer
14 4 (2.61%) Web Tester
14 4 (2.61%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.92%) HTML
2 28 (18.30%) CSS
3 27 (17.65%) Web Services
4 24 (15.69%) XML
5 21 (13.73%) RESTful
6 20 (13.07%) jQuery
7 19 (12.42%) .NET
8 18 (11.76%) Spring
8 18 (11.76%) JSON
8 18 (11.76%) HTML5
9 14 (9.15%) Hibernate
10 12 (7.84%) CSS3
11 10 (6.54%) Java EE
11 10 (6.54%) AngularJS
12 8 (5.23%) XML Schema
12 8 (5.23%) REST
12 8 (5.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (4.58%) JSP
14 6 (3.92%) ASP.NET
14 6 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.84%) User Experience
3 7 (4.58%) Open Source
3 7 (4.58%) W3C
4 4 (2.61%) iSeries
4 4 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.61%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.96%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.31%) Animation
6 2 (1.31%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.65%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.65%) iPad
7 1 (0.65%) iPhone
7 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.65%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.80%) Linux
2 12 (7.84%) UNIX
3 6 (3.92%) Android
4 5 (3.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.65%) Windows
5 1 (0.65%) Solaris
5 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (90.85%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (30.72%) TDD
3 29 (18.95%) BDD
4 27 (17.65%) SOA
5 20 (13.07%) OO
6 17 (11.11%) User Stories
6 17 (11.11%) Kanban
7 15 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (8.50%) Project Management
9 12 (7.84%) UML
10 11 (7.19%) MVC
10 11 (7.19%) Web Development
10 11 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (6.54%) Content Management
12 9 (5.88%) Enterprise Content Management
12 9 (5.88%) Test Automation
12 9 (5.88%) OOD
12 9 (5.88%) Software Engineering
12 9 (5.88%) Performance Testing
12 9 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (35.29%) SQL
2 51 (33.33%) Java
3 35 (22.88%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.84%) PL/SQL
5 9 (5.88%) C#
6 8 (5.23%) XPath
7 5 (3.27%) Perl
7 5 (3.27%) Jython
7 5 (3.27%) Groovy
8 4 (2.61%) RPG
8 4 (2.61%) RPG IV
9 3 (1.96%) CoffeeScript
9 3 (1.96%) Ruby
10 2 (1.31%) C++
10 2 (1.31%) PHP
10 2 (1.31%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.31%) Python
10 2 (1.31%) Ada
11 1 (0.65%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (6.54%) ISEB
2 6 (3.92%) Degree
3 4 (2.61%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.31%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.65%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.65%) PMP
6 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (4.58%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.61%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (11.11%) Oracle
2 8 (5.23%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.61%) Adobe
3 4 (2.61%) IBM
4 3 (1.96%) HP
5 2 (1.31%) Google
5 2 (1.31%) Appcelerator
5 2 (1.31%) Tableau
5 2 (1.31%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.65%) Twitter
6 1 (0.65%) Lotus
6 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.65%) Sun
6 1 (0.65%) Informatica
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