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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 25 75 52
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -23
Contract jobs citing Scrum 209 65 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.22% 2.16% 3.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.65% 2.69% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 35 59
Median daily rate £400 £348 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% -17.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £36.89 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+16.57% -2.93%
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
2416 2415 2125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.45% 80.10% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1386 1250 1172
Median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £260 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 65 37
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +43 158 £400 +12.28% 11
Glasgow +16 35 £400 +34.34% 20
Dundee +7 5 £225 -35.25%
West Lothian +10 4 £423 +12.66%
Stirling - 4 £325 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 309 (93.35%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (42.90%) Java
3 115 (34.74%) TDD
4 98 (29.61%) JavaScript
4 98 (29.61%) Kanban
5 89 (26.89%) Web Services
6 87 (26.28%) JIRA
7 77 (23.26%) Finance
8 72 (21.75%) Python
9 70 (21.15%) BDD
10 61 (18.43%) Jenkins
11 60 (18.13%) User Experience
11 60 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
12 58 (17.52%) REST
13 56 (16.92%) Open Source
14 55 (16.62%) SQL
15 53 (16.01%) PostGIS
16 52 (15.71%) GIS
16 52 (15.71%) Maven
17 51 (15.41%) SDLC
18 50 (15.11%) GeoServer
19 49 (14.80%) OpenLayers
20 48 (14.50%) AngularJS
21 45 (13.60%) Selenium
22 44 (13.29%) CSS
23 42 (12.69%) XML
23 42 (12.69%) HTML
23 42 (12.69%) Cucumber
24 41 (12.39%) Leaflet
24 41 (12.39%) Gradle

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 50 (15.11%) GeoServer
2 24 (7.25%) JBoss
3 7 (2.11%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.81%) CMS
5 5 (1.51%) Confluence
5 5 (1.51%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.51%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.21%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.60%) Apache
7 2 (0.60%) Drupal
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (6.04%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.42%) MS Office
3 6 (1.81%) MS Project
4 3 (0.91%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.21%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.60%) KANA IQ
2 2 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.30%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.63%) SaaS
2 7 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.30%) PaaS
4 1 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.21%) HTTP
2 2 (0.60%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (15.71%) GIS
2 37 (11.18%) NoSQL
3 28 (8.46%) Spatial Data
4 18 (5.44%) MongoDB
5 15 (4.53%) SQL Server
6 11 (3.32%) Oracle Database
6 11 (3.32%) QGIS
7 10 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (3.02%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.81%) Big Data
8 6 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.60%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.60%) MySQL
12 2 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
13 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 87 (26.28%) JIRA
2 61 (18.43%) Jenkins
3 52 (15.71%) Maven
4 45 (13.60%) Selenium
5 42 (12.69%) Cucumber
6 41 (12.39%) Gradle
7 40 (12.08%) JBehave
8 34 (10.27%) Git (software)
9 29 (8.76%) Subversion
10 26 (7.85%) Artifactory
11 20 (6.04%) Hudson
12 15 (4.53%) Bower
12 15 (4.53%) Eclipse
13 10 (3.02%) SoapUI
14 9 (2.72%) Jasmine
15 8 (2.42%) gulp
15 8 (2.42%) JProfiler
16 7 (2.11%) DBeaver
16 7 (2.11%) Visual Studio
17 6 (1.81%) Grunt
General
1 77 (23.26%) Finance
2 13 (3.93%) Banking
3 5 (1.51%) Games
4 4 (1.21%) Legal
4 4 (1.21%) Retail
5 2 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.30%) Back Office
6 1 (0.30%) Local Government
6 1 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.30%) Marketing
6 1 (0.30%) Publishing
6 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (38.37%) Developer
2 45 (13.60%) Java Developer
3 41 (12.39%) GIS Developer
4 36 (10.88%) Project Manager
5 35 (10.57%) Analyst
6 34 (10.27%) Scrum Master
7 27 (8.16%) Architect
8 25 (7.55%) Business Analyst
9 22 (6.65%) Digital Project Manager
10 20 (6.04%) Agile Business Analyst
10 20 (6.04%) Web Developer
11 16 (4.83%) Data Architect
12 15 (4.53%) GIS Web Developer
13 13 (3.93%) Full Stack Developer
13 13 (3.93%) Senior Developer
14 11 (3.32%) Senior Java Developer
14 11 (3.32%) Tester
15 10 (3.02%) JavaScript Developer
16 9 (2.72%) Open Source Developer
17 8 (2.42%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (26.89%) Web Services
2 58 (17.52%) REST
3 53 (16.01%) PostGIS
4 49 (14.80%) OpenLayers
5 48 (14.50%) AngularJS
6 44 (13.29%) CSS
7 42 (12.69%) HTML
7 42 (12.69%) XML
8 41 (12.39%) Leaflet
9 38 (11.48%) Node.js
10 36 (10.88%) Java EE
11 28 (8.46%) jQuery
12 24 (7.25%) RESTful
12 24 (7.25%) Spring
13 20 (6.04%) Sass
13 20 (6.04%) SOAP
14 16 (4.83%) XSLT
15 15 (4.53%) Hibernate
15 15 (4.53%) React
16 14 (4.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 60 (18.13%) User Experience
2 18 (5.44%) iPad
3 17 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.32%) Data Structures
5 9 (2.72%) Algorithms
5 9 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.81%) Data Integration
7 6 (1.81%) EMC VNX
7 6 (1.81%) Performance Metrics
8 5 (1.51%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.51%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.51%) Minimum Viable Product
9 4 (1.21%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (1.21%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.91%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.91%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.60%) Photography
11 2 (0.60%) PMI
11 2 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.16%) Linux
2 15 (4.53%) Unix
3 14 (4.23%) Apple iOS
4 10 (3.02%) Android
5 7 (2.11%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (93.35%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (34.74%) TDD
3 98 (29.61%) Kanban
4 70 (21.15%) BDD
5 60 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
6 56 (16.92%) Open Source
7 51 (15.41%) SDLC
8 40 (12.08%) PRINCE2
9 38 (11.48%) User Stories
10 33 (9.97%) SOA
11 32 (9.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 29 (8.76%) Project Management
13 27 (8.16%) Web Development
14 25 (7.55%) Waterfall
15 23 (6.95%) OO
16 22 (6.65%) Domain-Driven Design
17 21 (6.34%) Mentoring
18 20 (6.04%) E-Commerce
19 19 (5.74%) Service Design
19 19 (5.74%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 142 (42.90%) Java
2 98 (29.61%) JavaScript
3 72 (21.75%) Python
4 55 (16.62%) SQL
5 19 (5.74%) PL/SQL
6 15 (4.53%) CoffeeScript
7 14 (4.23%) C#
8 12 (3.63%) Perl
9 10 (3.02%) Ruby
10 9 (2.72%) ES6
11 8 (2.42%) Clojure
12 6 (1.81%) C++
12 6 (1.81%) JSX
13 3 (0.91%) PHP
14 2 (0.60%) C
14 2 (0.60%) Lua
14 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.60%) VB
14 2 (0.60%) VB6
15 1 (0.30%) Ada
Qualifications
1 20 (6.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 19 (5.74%) Degree
3 14 (4.23%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.81%) VCAP
4 6 (1.81%) VCP6
4 6 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (1.21%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.60%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.60%) PMP
8 1 (0.30%) ISEB
8 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.55%) QA
2 22 (6.65%) WCAG
3 20 (6.04%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.30%) EMIR
System Software
1 7 (2.11%) Docker
1 7 (2.11%) GeoWebCache
2 6 (1.81%) vSphere
3 4 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (9.06%) Ansible
2 6 (1.81%) vRealize
3 3 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.60%) Graphite
4 2 (0.60%) Kibana
5 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.30%) Puppet
5 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (12.39%) ESRI
2 31 (9.37%) Oracle
3 24 (7.25%) Microsoft
4 20 (6.04%) VMware
5 10 (3.02%) Remedy
5 10 (3.02%) ServiceNow
5 10 (3.02%) Sitecore
6 9 (2.72%) CA
6 9 (2.72%) HP
7 6 (1.81%) Cisco
7 6 (1.81%) EMC
8 3 (0.91%) Adobe
8 3 (0.91%) IBM
8 3 (0.91%) Infor
8 3 (0.91%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.60%) Cognos
9 2 (0.60%) Pega
9 2 (0.60%) Twitter
10 1 (0.30%) Sybase