The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 49 80 82
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 87 38 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.21% 1.54% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.25% 2.16% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 16 11
Average daily rate
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£423 £388 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% +9.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 £38.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+25.80% -13.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2049 1762 1735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.69% 71.25% 65.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1071 888 821
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 63
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Scrum
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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 July 2014.

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 July 2014. 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 68 £420 +24.44% 13
Glasgow +4 9 £300 -33.33% 18
Dundee +3 1 - -
Aberdeen - - - - 3
Scrum
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Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

1 100 (51.55%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (48.97%) Java
3 63 (32.47%) JBoss
4 43 (22.16%) Oracle
5 38 (19.59%) HTML
5 38 (19.59%) Web Services
6 36 (18.56%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (17.01%) Project Management
8 31 (15.98%) SOA
9 30 (15.46%) CSS
10 29 (14.95%) Hibernate
11 28 (14.43%) TDD
12 26 (13.40%) JavaScript
12 26 (13.40%) .NET
12 26 (13.40%) Finance
13 24 (12.37%) XML
13 24 (12.37%) OO
14 23 (11.86%) DSDM
14 23 (11.86%) UML
14 23 (11.86%) JSF
14 23 (11.86%) Maven
14 23 (11.86%) Relational Database
15 22 (11.34%) BDD
15 22 (11.34%) Data Modelling
16 21 (10.82%) C#
16 21 (10.82%) HTML5
17 19 (9.79%) SQL
17 19 (9.79%) Linux
18 18 (9.28%) Spring
18 18 (9.28%) Use Case

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 5 (2.58%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (2.58%) Alfresco
1 5 (2.58%) Oracle Workflow
1 5 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.55%) Apache Solr
2 3 (1.55%) GlassFish
2 3 (1.55%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.52%) Node.js
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (0.52%) Mule
4 1 (0.52%) FileNet
4 1 (0.52%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.03%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (4.12%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.06%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) PaaS
1 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.52%) Heroku
1 1 (0.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.09%) HTTP
2 5 (2.58%) LDAP
3 1 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.52%) Intranet
3 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.52%) SSL
3 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.52%) DNS
3 1 (0.52%) ATM
3 1 (0.52%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.86%) Relational Database
2 15 (7.73%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.64%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.09%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.55%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.03%) MySQL
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.03%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.52%) DB2
9 1 (0.52%) Informix
9 1 (0.52%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 23 (11.86%) Maven
2 18 (9.28%) Selenium
2 18 (9.28%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.15%) Eclipse
4 9 (4.64%) Subversion
5 8 (4.12%) JIRA
5 8 (4.12%) TeamCity
6 7 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (3.61%) Visual Studio
6 7 (3.61%) Ant
7 6 (3.09%) Artifactory
7 6 (3.09%) Hudson
8 4 (2.06%) JUnit
8 4 (2.06%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.55%) Gradle
9 3 (1.55%) Zephyr
9 3 (1.55%) CruiseControl
10 2 (1.03%) FitNesse
10 2 (1.03%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.52%) RSpec
General
1 26 (13.40%) Finance
2 8 (4.12%) Banking
3 7 (3.61%) Retail
4 6 (3.09%) Publishing
5 2 (1.03%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.03%) Billing
6 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Front Office
6 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 77 (39.69%) Developer
2 43 (22.16%) ScrumMaster
3 37 (19.07%) Java Developer
4 22 (11.34%) Project Manager
5 16 (8.25%) Senior Developer
6 14 (7.22%) Designer
7 13 (6.70%) Analyst
8 12 (6.19%) Architect
9 11 (5.67%) Senior Java Developer
9 11 (5.67%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (5.15%) Lead Developer
10 10 (5.15%) Java Architect
10 10 (5.15%) Agile Project Manager
11 9 (4.64%) Release Manager
12 8 (4.12%) Junior
12 8 (4.12%) .NET Developer
12 8 (4.12%) Junior Java Architect
12 8 (4.12%) Junior Architect
13 7 (3.61%) Front-End Developer
13 7 (3.61%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (19.59%) HTML
1 38 (19.59%) Web Services
2 30 (15.46%) CSS
3 29 (14.95%) Hibernate
4 26 (13.40%) .NET
5 24 (12.37%) XML
6 23 (11.86%) JSF
7 21 (10.82%) HTML5
8 18 (9.28%) Spring
9 17 (8.76%) CSS3
9 17 (8.76%) SOAP
10 16 (8.25%) JPA
11 15 (7.73%) Velocity
11 15 (7.73%) JSON
11 15 (7.73%) ASP.NET
11 15 (7.73%) Apache CXF
12 14 (7.22%) RESTful
12 14 (7.22%) jQuery
13 12 (6.19%) Java EE
13 12 (6.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.19%) Open Source
2 7 (3.61%) GIS
3 5 (2.58%) FMCG
4 4 (2.06%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.03%) BBC
5 2 (1.03%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.03%) iPhone
5 2 (1.03%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.52%) Replication
6 1 (0.52%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.79%) Linux
2 6 (3.09%) UNIX
3 5 (2.58%) Mac OS X
4 4 (2.06%) Windows
5 3 (1.55%) Android
6 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (51.55%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (18.56%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (17.01%) Project Management
4 31 (15.98%) SOA
5 28 (14.43%) TDD
6 24 (12.37%) OO
7 23 (11.86%) DSDM
7 23 (11.86%) UML
8 22 (11.34%) BDD
8 22 (11.34%) Data Modelling
9 18 (9.28%) Use Case
10 17 (8.76%) User Stories
10 17 (8.76%) Waterfall
11 16 (8.25%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (7.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (7.73%) Workflow
13 14 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (6.70%) Software Testing
15 12 (6.19%) Unit Testing
15 12 (6.19%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 95 (48.97%) Java
2 26 (13.40%) JavaScript
3 21 (10.82%) C#
4 19 (9.79%) SQL
5 6 (3.09%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.58%) Groovy
6 5 (2.58%) Python
7 4 (2.06%) PHP
8 3 (1.55%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.03%) Perl
9 2 (1.03%) Ruby
10 1 (0.52%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.52%) Jython
10 1 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (2.58%) ISTQB
2 4 (2.06%) Degree
3 3 (1.55%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.03%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.52%) CBAP
5 1 (0.52%) ISEB
5 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (3.61%) Puppet
1 7 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.09%) Vagrant
2 6 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.52%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.52%) StatsD
3 1 (0.52%) Nagios
Vendors
1 63 (32.47%) JBoss
2 43 (22.16%) Oracle
3 12 (6.19%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.64%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.09%) IBM
6 5 (2.58%) Nintex
7 4 (2.06%) Cognos
7 4 (2.06%) Zend
8 2 (1.03%) Twitter
8 2 (1.03%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.52%) VMware
9 1 (0.52%) Cadence
9 1 (0.52%) HP
9 1 (0.52%) Informatica
9 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
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