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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 14 28 48
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +20
Contract jobs citing Scrum 179 145 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.84% 5.09% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.98% 6.40% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 94 52
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.48% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £36.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +20.19%
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
1630 2264 2174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.49% 79.41% 77.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 1193 1215
Median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 40 23
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.35 £16.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +7 120 £425 +13.33% 17
Glasgow +22 44 £375 +11.94% 12
West Lothian +6 9 £338 -10.00% 1
Fife +1 2 - -
Dundee - 2 £300 -
Stirling - 1 £475 -
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 380 (97.19%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (46.55%) Java
3 148 (37.85%) TDD
4 140 (35.81%) JavaScript
5 99 (25.32%) BDD
6 97 (24.81%) JIRA
6 97 (24.81%) Continuous Integration
7 94 (24.04%) Python
8 87 (22.25%) Web Services
8 87 (22.25%) Open Source
9 86 (21.99%) AngularJS
10 81 (20.72%) Kanban
10 81 (20.72%) HTML
10 81 (20.72%) Maven
11 73 (18.67%) PostGIS
12 71 (18.16%) OpenLayers
13 69 (17.65%) GeoServer
14 68 (17.39%) Leaflet
14 68 (17.39%) ESRI
15 67 (17.14%) GIS
16 66 (16.88%) Degree
17 61 (15.60%) Jenkins
17 61 (15.60%) User Experience
18 57 (14.58%) Gradle
18 57 (14.58%) CSS
19 54 (13.81%) SOA
19 54 (13.81%) Cucumber
20 52 (13.30%) JBehave
21 50 (12.79%) XML
22 49 (12.53%) SQL

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 69 (17.65%) GeoServer
2 47 (12.02%) JBoss
3 28 (7.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (2.56%) Confluence
5 9 (2.30%) CMS
6 7 (1.79%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.77%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.77%) Drupal
7 3 (0.77%) IIS
7 3 (0.77%) Jadu
8 2 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.51%) Apache
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.51%) SAS
8 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.51%) SugarCRM
8 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.51%) WordPress
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.26%) Liferay
Applications
1 7 (1.79%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.28%) MS Office
2 5 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (3.07%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.28%) Sonata
3 4 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.51%) PeopleSoft CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.32%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.53%) GitHub
4 5 (1.28%) Office 365
5 3 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.77%) SaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.26%) IaaS
6 1 (0.26%) PaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.28%) Intranet
2 4 (1.02%) Internet
3 3 (0.77%) Wireless
4 2 (0.51%) BGP
4 2 (0.51%) Firewall
4 2 (0.51%) HTTP
4 2 (0.51%) Network Security
4 2 (0.51%) OSPF
4 2 (0.51%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.51%) VXLAN
5 1 (0.26%) ATM
5 1 (0.26%) DMZ
5 1 (0.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.26%) LAN
5 1 (0.26%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.26%) SSL
5 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (17.14%) GIS
2 35 (8.95%) Spatial Data
3 29 (7.42%) Oracle Database
4 25 (6.39%) SQL Server
5 21 (5.37%) NoSQL
6 17 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.79%) MySQL
8 6 (1.53%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.28%) Big Data
9 5 (1.28%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.02%) QGIS
11 2 (0.51%) SAS EBI
11 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 97 (24.81%) JIRA
2 81 (20.72%) Maven
3 61 (15.60%) Jenkins
4 57 (14.58%) Gradle
5 54 (13.81%) Cucumber
6 52 (13.30%) JBehave
7 43 (11.00%) Selenium
8 33 (8.44%) Artifactory
9 32 (8.18%) Subversion
10 30 (7.67%) Eclipse
11 25 (6.39%) Git (software)
12 17 (4.35%) Hudson
13 10 (2.56%) Jasmine
13 10 (2.56%) SoapUI
14 9 (2.30%) YouTrack
15 8 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (2.05%) Visual Studio
16 6 (1.53%) TeamCity
17 5 (1.28%) HP UFT
17 5 (1.28%) JProfiler
General
1 43 (11.00%) Finance
2 19 (4.86%) Banking
3 12 (3.07%) Retail
4 5 (1.28%) Local Government
4 5 (1.28%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.02%) Billing
5 4 (1.02%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.02%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.51%) Games
6 2 (0.51%) Marketing
6 2 (0.51%) Publishing
7 1 (0.26%) Automotive
7 1 (0.26%) Back Office
7 1 (0.26%) Electronics
7 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 197 (50.38%) Developer
2 77 (19.69%) Java Developer
3 50 (12.79%) Scrum Master
4 39 (9.97%) Web Developer
5 35 (8.95%) Architect
6 32 (8.18%) Analyst
7 31 (7.93%) Project Manager
8 28 (7.16%) GIS Developer
8 28 (7.16%) JavaScript Developer
9 23 (5.88%) Business Analyst
9 23 (5.88%) Data Architect
10 22 (5.63%) Senior Developer
11 17 (4.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 15 (3.84%) Open Source Developer
12 15 (3.84%) UI Developer
13 13 (3.32%) .NET Developer
13 13 (3.32%) Agile Business Analyst
14 12 (3.07%) Angular Developer
14 12 (3.07%) HTML Developer
14 12 (3.07%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (22.25%) Web Services
2 86 (21.99%) AngularJS
3 81 (20.72%) HTML
4 73 (18.67%) PostGIS
5 71 (18.16%) OpenLayers
6 68 (17.39%) Leaflet
7 57 (14.58%) CSS
8 50 (12.79%) XML
9 47 (12.02%) Java EE
10 38 (9.72%) REST
10 38 (9.72%) SOAP
11 37 (9.46%) jQuery
11 37 (9.46%) XSLT
12 31 (7.93%) .NET
12 31 (7.93%) Hibernate
13 29 (7.42%) RESTful
14 28 (7.16%) HTML5
15 27 (6.91%) JPA
16 25 (6.39%) JMS
17 24 (6.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 61 (15.60%) User Experience
2 24 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.30%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.53%) Performance Metrics
6 5 (1.28%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.28%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.28%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.28%) VLE
7 4 (1.02%) Fintech
7 4 (1.02%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.02%) Minimum Viable Product
8 3 (0.77%) EMC VNX
8 3 (0.77%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.77%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.51%) iPad
9 2 (0.51%) iPhone
9 2 (0.51%) Social Media
10 1 (0.26%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.26%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.09%) Linux
2 11 (2.81%) Android
3 10 (2.56%) Unix
4 9 (2.30%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (97.19%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (37.85%) TDD
3 99 (25.32%) BDD
4 97 (24.81%) Continuous Integration
5 87 (22.25%) Open Source
6 81 (20.72%) Kanban
7 54 (13.81%) SOA
8 48 (12.28%) Web Development
9 45 (11.51%) User Stories
10 42 (10.74%) PRINCE2
11 40 (10.23%) SDLC
12 38 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
13 35 (8.95%) Open Source Development
14 34 (8.70%) Project Management
15 28 (7.16%) Domain-Driven Design
15 28 (7.16%) OO
16 24 (6.14%) Mentoring
17 23 (5.88%) Coaching
18 22 (5.63%) Front End Development
19 21 (5.37%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 182 (46.55%) Java
2 140 (35.81%) JavaScript
3 94 (24.04%) Python
4 49 (12.53%) SQL
5 25 (6.39%) C#
6 21 (5.37%) PL/SQL
7 9 (2.30%) C
7 9 (2.30%) C++
7 9 (2.30%) PHP
8 5 (1.28%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.02%) Ruby
10 3 (0.77%) ES6
11 2 (0.51%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.51%) Clojure
11 2 (0.51%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (0.51%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.51%) Perl
12 1 (0.26%) Ada
12 1 (0.26%) Lua
12 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 66 (16.88%) Degree
2 8 (2.05%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (1.53%) ISEB
5 5 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.77%) VCAP
6 3 (0.77%) VCP6
6 3 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.51%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.14%) QA
2 21 (5.37%) WCAG
3 13 (3.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.51%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (2.81%) Docker
2 4 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.77%) vSphere
4 1 (0.26%) KVM
4 1 (0.26%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (10.23%) Ansible
2 5 (1.28%) TeamSite
3 3 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.77%) Puppet
3 3 (0.77%) vRealize
4 2 (0.51%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.26%) Graphite
5 1 (0.26%) Kibana
5 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 68 (17.39%) ESRI
2 48 (12.28%) Oracle
3 22 (5.63%) Microsoft
4 15 (3.84%) Red Hat
5 8 (2.05%) VMware
6 7 (1.79%) Cisco
7 5 (1.28%) FNZ
7 5 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.28%) Twitter
8 4 (1.02%) IBM
8 4 (1.02%) SAP
9 3 (0.77%) EMC
9 3 (0.77%) HP
10 2 (0.51%) Adobe
10 2 (0.51%) Apple
10 2 (0.51%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.51%) Cognos
10 2 (0.51%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.51%) Remedy
10 2 (0.51%) Siebel
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