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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 44 65 81
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +16
Contract jobs citing Scrum 96 49 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.44% 1.99% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.49% 2.82% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 18 19
Average daily rate
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£400 £344 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -19.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +30.76%
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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
2140 1736 1791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.59% 70.51% 66.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1091 871 867
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 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 72
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +64.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £159.00 £35.90 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +24 78 £409 +14.78% 11
Glasgow -15 12 £325 -27.77% 12
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 89 (49.44%) Java
2 87 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (30.00%) JBoss
4 46 (25.56%) Oracle
5 37 (20.56%) SOA
6 35 (19.44%) TDD
7 34 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (18.33%) Project Management
9 28 (15.56%) Web Services
10 27 (15.00%) XML
10 27 (15.00%) OO
10 27 (15.00%) Finance
11 26 (14.44%) Data Modelling
11 26 (14.44%) JSF
11 26 (14.44%) Relational Database
12 24 (13.33%) .NET
12 24 (13.33%) JavaScript
12 24 (13.33%) HTML
13 23 (12.78%) UML
14 22 (12.22%) DSDM
14 22 (12.22%) Hibernate
15 19 (10.56%) CSS
15 19 (10.56%) C#
15 19 (10.56%) Apache CXF
15 19 (10.56%) Waterfall
16 18 (10.00%) Use Case
17 17 (9.44%) JPA
17 17 (9.44%) Mentoring
18 15 (8.33%) Java EE
18 15 (8.33%) SQL Server

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (2.78%) SharePoint
1 5 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
1 5 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (2.22%) GlassFish
2 4 (2.22%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.11%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (1.11%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (1.11%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.56%) IIS
5 1 (0.56%) Apache
5 1 (0.56%) FileNet
5 1 (0.56%) CMS
5 1 (0.56%) Mule
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (1.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (5.00%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.22%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.56%) PaaS
1 1 (0.56%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.33%) HTTP
2 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.56%) DNS
2 1 (0.56%) SSL
2 1 (0.56%) Intranet
2 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.56%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (0.56%) LDAP
2 1 (0.56%) ATM
2 1 (0.56%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.44%) Relational Database
2 15 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.11%) Oracle Database
4 9 (5.00%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.11%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.11%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.11%) MySQL
7 2 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.56%) DB2
8 1 (0.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (7.78%) Maven
2 12 (6.67%) Selenium
3 10 (5.56%) Eclipse
3 10 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 9 (5.00%) JProfiler
4 9 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.33%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.78%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.22%) Subversion
7 4 (2.22%) JIRA
8 3 (1.67%) CruiseControl
8 3 (1.67%) Ant
8 3 (1.67%) Zephyr
8 3 (1.67%) Hudson
9 2 (1.11%) Gradle
9 2 (1.11%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (1.11%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.11%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.56%) JBehave
General
1 27 (15.00%) Finance
2 7 (3.89%) Retail
3 6 (3.33%) Publishing
4 5 (2.78%) Banking
5 2 (1.11%) Billing
5 2 (1.11%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Front Office
6 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 59 (32.78%) Developer
2 47 (26.11%) ScrumMaster
3 28 (15.56%) Java Developer
4 16 (8.89%) Designer
5 15 (8.33%) Analyst
5 15 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 12 (6.67%) Architect
6 12 (6.67%) Technical Leader
7 11 (6.11%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (5.56%) Business Analyst
8 10 (5.56%) Senior Developer
8 10 (5.56%) Java Architect
9 8 (4.44%) Senior Java Developer
9 8 (4.44%) Junior Java Architect
9 8 (4.44%) Junior Architect
9 8 (4.44%) Lead Developer
9 8 (4.44%) Junior
10 6 (3.33%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.33%) Front-End Developer
10 6 (3.33%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.56%) Web Services
2 27 (15.00%) XML
3 26 (14.44%) JSF
4 24 (13.33%) HTML
4 24 (13.33%) .NET
5 22 (12.22%) Hibernate
6 19 (10.56%) CSS
6 19 (10.56%) Apache CXF
7 17 (9.44%) JPA
8 15 (8.33%) SOAP
8 15 (8.33%) Java EE
9 13 (7.22%) Velocity
9 13 (7.22%) ASP.NET
10 12 (6.67%) XSLT
11 11 (6.11%) REST
12 10 (5.56%) JSP
12 10 (5.56%) jQuery
13 9 (5.00%) RichFaces
13 9 (5.00%) HTML5
14 8 (4.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.33%) Open Source
2 5 (2.78%) FMCG
3 3 (1.67%) iPhone
3 3 (1.67%) GIS
3 3 (1.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.56%) BBC
4 1 (0.56%) Replication
4 1 (0.56%) Streaming Music
4 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (0.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.22%) Linux
2 5 (2.78%) Mac OS X
2 5 (2.78%) UNIX
3 3 (1.67%) Windows
3 3 (1.67%) Android
4 2 (1.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (20.56%) SOA
3 35 (19.44%) TDD
4 34 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (18.33%) Project Management
6 27 (15.00%) OO
7 26 (14.44%) Data Modelling
8 23 (12.78%) UML
9 22 (12.22%) DSDM
10 19 (10.56%) Waterfall
11 18 (10.00%) Use Case
12 17 (9.44%) Mentoring
13 14 (7.78%) BDD
14 13 (7.22%) Disaster Recovery
15 12 (6.67%) Web Development
15 12 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
16 11 (6.11%) User Stories
16 11 (6.11%) Performance Monitoring
16 11 (6.11%) Workflow
17 10 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (49.44%) Java
2 24 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 19 (10.56%) C#
4 12 (6.67%) SQL
5 6 (3.33%) Groovy
6 5 (2.78%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.22%) Python
8 3 (1.67%) PHP
8 3 (1.67%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.11%) Jython
9 2 (1.11%) Ruby
9 2 (1.11%) Scala
10 1 (0.56%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.56%) VBA
10 1 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (2.78%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.11%) Degree
2 2 (1.11%) ISEB
2 2 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.56%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.22%) Puppet
1 4 (2.22%) Vagrant
1 4 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.56%) StatsD
2 1 (0.56%) Nagios
2 1 (0.56%) Ganglia
2 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 54 (30.00%) JBoss
2 46 (25.56%) Oracle
3 13 (7.22%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.33%) IBM
5 5 (2.78%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.78%) Nintex
6 4 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.22%) Cognos
7 3 (1.67%) Zend
8 2 (1.11%) Twitter
8 2 (1.11%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.56%) Cadence
9 1 (0.56%) Informatica
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Steria
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: Up to £54,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
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esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £500 per annum + Expenses
Posted: 25 days ago