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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 13 48 46
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 216 98 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.56% 3.02% 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.56% 3.69% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 45 55
Median daily rate £355 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 £40.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.51% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.25 £40.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+29.39% -4.98%
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
1868 2653 2189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.65% 81.71% 79.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1381 1121
Median daily rate £356 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 60 28
Median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +25.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £55.00 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +28 170 £350 -6.66% 13
Glasgow +24 30 £400 +29.97% 7
West Lothian +12 11 £376 -4.44% 1
Dundee +5 3 £260 +23.80% 3
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 355 (94.16%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (44.56%) Java
3 130 (34.48%) JavaScript
4 121 (32.10%) TDD
5 102 (27.06%) Web Services
5 102 (27.06%) JIRA
6 98 (25.99%) Python
7 97 (25.73%) Kanban
8 87 (23.08%) Open Source
9 85 (22.55%) BDD
10 82 (21.75%) Continuous Integration
11 79 (20.95%) PostGIS
12 78 (20.69%) Maven
13 76 (20.16%) GIS
14 75 (19.89%) GeoServer
15 74 (19.63%) OpenLayers
16 71 (18.83%) Jenkins
17 70 (18.57%) User Experience
18 69 (18.30%) HTML
19 66 (17.51%) ESRI
19 66 (17.51%) Leaflet
20 64 (16.98%) Finance
21 58 (15.38%) AngularJS
22 57 (15.12%) XML
23 55 (14.59%) SQL
24 54 (14.32%) Gradle
24 54 (14.32%) REST
25 52 (13.79%) Cucumber
25 52 (13.79%) JBehave
26 49 (13.00%) CSS

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 75 (19.89%) GeoServer
2 41 (10.88%) JBoss
3 7 (1.86%) CMS
3 7 (1.86%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.59%) Confluence
5 5 (1.33%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.80%) Drupal
7 2 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.53%) Apache
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.53%) WordPress
8 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (5.57%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.65%) MS Office
3 6 (1.59%) MS Project
4 5 (1.33%) MS Excel
5 4 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.92%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.80%) Sonata
3 2 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.53%) KANA IQ
4 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (1.59%) SaaS
2 5 (1.33%) Office 365
3 3 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.53%) PaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.27%) GitHub
5 1 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.33%) Intranet
2 4 (1.06%) HTTP
3 3 (0.80%) Internet
3 3 (0.80%) Wireless
4 2 (0.53%) BGP
4 2 (0.53%) OSPF
4 2 (0.53%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (0.53%) VXLAN
5 1 (0.27%) DMZ
5 1 (0.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.27%) Firewall
5 1 (0.27%) LAN
5 1 (0.27%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.27%) Network Security
5 1 (0.27%) SSL
5 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.27%) WAN
5 1 (0.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (20.16%) GIS
2 35 (9.28%) Spatial Data
3 29 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 25 (6.63%) Oracle Database
5 18 (4.77%) MongoDB
6 14 (3.71%) Relational Database
7 11 (2.92%) QGIS
7 11 (2.92%) SQL Server
8 7 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.59%) Big Data
9 6 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.80%) MySQL
10 3 (0.80%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.53%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 102 (27.06%) JIRA
2 78 (20.69%) Maven
3 71 (18.83%) Jenkins
4 54 (14.32%) Gradle
5 52 (13.79%) Cucumber
5 52 (13.79%) JBehave
6 49 (13.00%) Selenium
7 41 (10.88%) Subversion
8 39 (10.34%) Artifactory
9 25 (6.63%) Git (software)
10 24 (6.37%) Eclipse
11 22 (5.84%) Hudson
12 14 (3.71%) Bower
13 10 (2.65%) SoapUI
14 7 (1.86%) DBeaver
15 4 (1.06%) Axure RP
15 4 (1.06%) Grunt
15 4 (1.06%) Jasmine
16 3 (0.80%) gulp
16 3 (0.80%) HP UFT
General
1 64 (16.98%) Finance
2 16 (4.24%) Banking
3 11 (2.92%) Retail
4 5 (1.33%) Games
5 4 (1.06%) Legal
6 2 (0.53%) Advertising
6 2 (0.53%) Local Government
6 2 (0.53%) Marketing
6 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.27%) Automotive
7 1 (0.27%) Back Office
7 1 (0.27%) Billing
7 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.27%) Publishing
7 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 162 (42.97%) Developer
2 55 (14.59%) Java Developer
3 50 (13.26%) Project Manager
4 49 (13.00%) GIS Developer
5 42 (11.14%) Scrum Master
6 31 (8.22%) Architect
7 30 (7.96%) Web Developer
8 26 (6.90%) Analyst
9 25 (6.63%) Business Analyst
10 23 (6.10%) Data Architect
11 21 (5.57%) Digital Project Manager
12 19 (5.04%) Agile Business Analyst
13 15 (3.98%) GIS Web Developer
14 13 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
14 13 (3.45%) Senior Developer
15 12 (3.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 11 (2.92%) Consultant
17 10 (2.65%) Agile Coach
17 10 (2.65%) Open Source Developer
18 9 (2.39%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (27.06%) Web Services
2 79 (20.95%) PostGIS
3 74 (19.63%) OpenLayers
4 69 (18.30%) HTML
5 66 (17.51%) Leaflet
6 58 (15.38%) AngularJS
7 57 (15.12%) XML
8 54 (14.32%) REST
9 49 (13.00%) CSS
9 49 (13.00%) Java EE
10 38 (10.08%) SOAP
11 32 (8.49%) jQuery
11 32 (8.49%) XSLT
12 28 (7.43%) Hibernate
12 28 (7.43%) JPA
13 25 (6.63%) JMS
14 24 (6.37%) Node.js
14 24 (6.37%) Sass
15 23 (6.10%) jBPM
15 23 (6.10%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 70 (18.57%) User Experience
2 22 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.12%) Algorithms
4 8 (2.12%) Data Structures
4 8 (2.12%) iPad
4 8 (2.12%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.12%) Performance Metrics
5 7 (1.86%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.59%) Data Integration
6 6 (1.59%) EMC VNX
6 6 (1.59%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.33%) Minimum Viable Product
8 4 (1.06%) 3D Graphics
8 4 (1.06%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.06%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.53%) Photography
9 2 (0.53%) PMI
9 2 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.37%) Linux
2 11 (2.92%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.12%) Android
3 8 (2.12%) Unix
4 5 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (94.16%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (32.10%) TDD
3 97 (25.73%) Kanban
4 87 (23.08%) Open Source
5 85 (22.55%) BDD
6 82 (21.75%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (11.94%) SDLC
8 43 (11.41%) PRINCE2
9 42 (11.14%) SOA
9 42 (11.14%) Web Development
10 41 (10.88%) User Stories
11 38 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 35 (9.28%) Project Management
13 28 (7.43%) Coaching
13 28 (7.43%) Domain-Driven Design
14 27 (7.16%) Mentoring
15 23 (6.10%) Front End Development
15 23 (6.10%) Open Source Development
16 19 (5.04%) Information Architecture
17 18 (4.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 168 (44.56%) Java
2 130 (34.48%) JavaScript
3 98 (25.99%) Python
4 55 (14.59%) SQL
5 23 (6.10%) PL/SQL
6 15 (3.98%) C#
7 14 (3.71%) CoffeeScript
8 12 (3.18%) Perl
9 8 (2.12%) C
10 7 (1.86%) C++
11 4 (1.06%) ES6
11 4 (1.06%) JSX
11 4 (1.06%) PHP
11 4 (1.06%) Ruby
12 3 (0.80%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.53%) Clojure
13 2 (0.53%) Lua
13 2 (0.53%) VB
13 2 (0.53%) VB6
14 1 (0.27%) Ada
Qualifications
1 40 (10.61%) Degree
2 20 (5.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 8 (2.12%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.59%) VCAP
4 6 (1.59%) VCP6
4 6 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (1.06%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.80%) ISEB
6 3 (0.80%) PMP
6 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.96%) WCAG
2 27 (7.16%) QA
3 25 (6.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.53%) WAI
5 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (1.86%) Docker
1 7 (1.86%) GeoWebCache
1 7 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.59%) vSphere
3 1 (0.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 41 (10.88%) Ansible
2 6 (1.59%) vRealize
3 5 (1.33%) TeamSite
4 4 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.53%) Graphite
5 2 (0.53%) Kibana
5 2 (0.53%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 66 (17.51%) ESRI
2 42 (11.14%) Oracle
3 28 (7.43%) Microsoft
4 22 (5.84%) VMware
5 15 (3.98%) Red Hat
6 11 (2.92%) Sitecore
7 9 (2.39%) Cisco
8 6 (1.59%) EMC
9 5 (1.33%) IBM
10 4 (1.06%) Adobe
10 4 (1.06%) HP
11 3 (0.80%) Cognos
11 3 (0.80%) FNZ
11 3 (0.80%) Infor
11 3 (0.80%) Remedy
11 3 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.80%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.53%) Nintex
12 2 (0.53%) OpenText
12 2 (0.53%) Twitter
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