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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 44 57 40
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Contract jobs citing Scrum 129 83 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.34% 2.73% 3.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.24% 3.46% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 41 61
Median daily rate £420 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £107.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +8.97%
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
2462 2402 2055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.84% 79.12% 76.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1309 1098
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 65 28
Median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £12.10 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 +21 99 £425 +21.42% 16
Glasgow -1 21 £425 +9.67% 18
Stirling +12 3 £325 -22.61%
Fife +7 3 £160 -
West Lothian +3 1 £413 +10.00%
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 May 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.

1 274 (92.57%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (39.19%) Java
3 106 (35.81%) TDD
4 74 (25.00%) Finance
5 68 (22.97%) SOA
6 67 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
7 61 (20.61%) Java EE
8 60 (20.27%) Kanban
9 58 (19.59%) JavaScript
10 56 (18.92%) JBoss
10 56 (18.92%) JIRA
11 54 (18.24%) XML
12 52 (17.57%) PRINCE2
13 51 (17.23%) Web Services
14 45 (15.20%) User Experience
15 44 (14.86%) SDLC
15 44 (14.86%) CSS
15 44 (14.86%) SQL
15 44 (14.86%) Eclipse
16 42 (14.19%) Performance Monitoring
17 41 (13.85%) XSLT
18 40 (13.51%) JProfiler
19 38 (12.84%) BDD
20 36 (12.16%) Application Performance Monitoring
20 36 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
21 35 (11.82%) Waterfall
21 35 (11.82%) Node.js
22 34 (11.49%) HTML
23 33 (11.15%) Oracle
23 33 (11.15%) Project Management

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 56 (18.92%) JBoss
2 35 (11.82%) Node.js
3 15 (5.07%) WebLogic
4 13 (4.39%) Tomcat
5 12 (4.05%) WebSphere
6 10 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (3.38%) NServiceBus
7 7 (2.36%) GeoServer
8 3 (1.01%) CMS
8 3 (1.01%) IIS
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.34%) Confluence
10 1 (0.34%) Liferay
10 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (3.38%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.70%) MS Office
3 6 (2.03%) MS Project
4 2 (0.68%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.03%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.68%) KANA IQ
2 2 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.07%) SaaS
2 8 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.70%) HTTP
2 3 (1.01%) Internet
3 1 (0.34%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.09%) NoSQL
1 21 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.73%) GIS
3 7 (2.36%) MongoDB
3 7 (2.36%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.68%) MySQL
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.68%) QGIS
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.34%) Big Data
8 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.34%) HBase
8 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 56 (18.92%) JIRA
2 44 (14.86%) Eclipse
3 40 (13.51%) JProfiler
4 25 (8.45%) Git (software)
4 25 (8.45%) Jenkins
4 25 (8.45%) Selenium
5 16 (5.41%) Maven
5 16 (5.41%) SoapUI
6 12 (4.05%) gulp
7 11 (3.72%) Firebug
7 11 (3.72%) Jasmine
8 10 (3.38%) Cucumber
8 10 (3.38%) Hudson
8 10 (3.38%) Subversion
9 7 (2.36%) Gradle
9 7 (2.36%) JBehave
10 6 (2.03%) Grunt
10 6 (2.03%) Visual Studio
10 6 (2.03%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.69%) Bower
General
1 74 (25.00%) Finance
2 12 (4.05%) Banking
3 3 (1.01%) Legal
3 3 (1.01%) Retail
4 1 (0.34%) Back Office
4 1 (0.34%) Games
4 1 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (0.34%) Publishing
4 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 115 (38.85%) Developer
2 63 (21.28%) Java Developer
3 41 (13.85%) Analyst
4 40 (13.51%) Project Manager
5 24 (8.11%) Digital Project Manager
6 20 (6.76%) Business Analyst
7 19 (6.42%) Scrum Master
8 17 (5.74%) Full Stack Developer
9 16 (5.41%) Architect
10 14 (4.73%) Agile Business Analyst
10 14 (4.73%) Test Analyst
11 13 (4.39%) Agile Developer
11 13 (4.39%) Agile Java Developer
11 13 (4.39%) Senior Developer
11 13 (4.39%) Tester
12 11 (3.72%) Engagement Manager
12 11 (3.72%) Senior Java Developer
13 10 (3.38%) .NET Developer
14 8 (2.70%) XML Developer
15 7 (2.36%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (20.61%) Java EE
2 54 (18.24%) XML
3 51 (17.23%) Web Services
4 44 (14.86%) CSS
5 41 (13.85%) XSLT
6 34 (11.49%) HTML
7 31 (10.47%) REST
8 28 (9.46%) AngularJS
8 28 (9.46%) jQuery
8 28 (9.46%) Spring
9 25 (8.45%) RESTful
10 20 (6.76%) J2EE
10 20 (6.76%) React
11 19 (6.42%) .NET
11 19 (6.42%) ASP.NET
12 17 (5.74%) hapi
12 17 (5.74%) RefluxJS
13 16 (5.41%) .NET Framework
14 14 (4.73%) SOAP
15 13 (4.39%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.20%) User Experience
2 23 (7.77%) iPad
3 15 (5.07%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.70%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.03%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.03%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.03%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.69%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (1.01%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.01%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.68%) Minimum Viable Product
9 2 (0.68%) Psychology
9 2 (0.68%) VLE
10 1 (0.34%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.34%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.34%) Social Media
10 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.34%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.08%) Unix
2 12 (4.05%) Linux
3 6 (2.03%) Android
3 6 (2.03%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.69%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.01%) Windows
5 3 (1.01%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (92.57%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (35.81%) TDD
3 68 (22.97%) SOA
4 67 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
5 60 (20.27%) Kanban
6 52 (17.57%) PRINCE2
7 44 (14.86%) SDLC
8 42 (14.19%) Performance Monitoring
9 38 (12.84%) BDD
10 36 (12.16%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 36 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (11.82%) Waterfall
12 33 (11.15%) Project Management
13 32 (10.81%) User Stories
14 28 (9.46%) Service Design
15 26 (8.78%) E-Commerce
15 26 (8.78%) OO
16 20 (6.76%) Software Testing
17 18 (6.08%) Domain-Driven Design
17 18 (6.08%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 116 (39.19%) Java
2 58 (19.59%) JavaScript
3 44 (14.86%) SQL
4 24 (8.11%) Python
5 19 (6.42%) C#
6 11 (3.72%) ES6
7 10 (3.38%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.70%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.36%) Ruby
10 6 (2.03%) Clojure
10 6 (2.03%) JSX
10 6 (2.03%) Perl
11 5 (1.69%) CoffeeScript
12 3 (1.01%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.68%) C
13 2 (0.68%) VB
13 2 (0.68%) VB6
14 1 (0.34%) Ada
14 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (9.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 16 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.03%) Degree
4 4 (1.35%) ISEB
5 1 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.08%) QA
2 13 (4.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.34%) EMIR
System Software
1 3 (1.01%) Docker
2 1 (0.34%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.34%) Ansible
2 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (11.15%) Oracle
2 24 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.07%) CA
3 15 (5.07%) HP
3 15 (5.07%) Remedy
3 15 (5.07%) ServiceNow
4 9 (3.04%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.69%) ESRI
6 4 (1.35%) VMware
7 3 (1.01%) Pega
8 2 (0.68%) Adobe
8 2 (0.68%) Twitter
9 1 (0.34%) Facebook
9 1 (0.34%) Google
9 1 (0.34%) hybris
9 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.34%) Sybase
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