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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 23 48 32
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -16
Contract jobs citing Scrum 164 87 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.44% 3.20% 4.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.04% 4.04% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 50 59
Average daily rate £375 £388 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £299 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £554 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.88 £37.88 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+21.12% +1.00%
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
2040 2152 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.06% 79.21% 74.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1223 865
Average daily rate £380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 32
Average hourly rate £33.71 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.19% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +27 140 £375 - 9
Glasgow +1 20 £319 -25.00% 17
West Lothian 0 4 £388 +3.33% 1
Aberdeen - 2 £490 -
Stirling +6 1 £340 -19.04%
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 280 (95.89%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (33.90%) TDD
3 98 (33.56%) Java
4 76 (26.03%) Finance
5 72 (24.66%) SOA
6 65 (22.26%) Continuous Integration
7 64 (21.92%) User Experience
8 60 (20.55%) XML
9 59 (20.21%) Java EE
10 58 (19.86%) JBoss
11 51 (17.47%) JavaScript
12 50 (17.12%) Eclipse
13 47 (16.10%) SQL
13 47 (16.10%) Stakeholder Management
13 47 (16.10%) Kanban
14 45 (15.41%) Web Services
15 43 (14.73%) Performance Monitoring
16 42 (14.38%) JProfiler
16 42 (14.38%) HTML
16 42 (14.38%) XSLT
17 40 (13.70%) CSS
17 40 (13.70%) SDLC
18 39 (13.36%) Application Performance Monitoring
19 38 (13.01%) User Stories
20 35 (11.99%) JIRA
21 33 (11.30%) PRINCE2
22 31 (10.62%) Oracle
22 31 (10.62%) Waterfall
22 31 (10.62%) Security Cleared
23 29 (9.93%) Project Management

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 58 (19.86%) JBoss
2 25 (8.56%) Node.js
3 16 (5.48%) Tomcat
4 13 (4.45%) WebLogic
5 12 (4.11%) WebSphere
6 10 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (3.42%) NServiceBus
7 5 (1.71%) CMS
8 4 (1.37%) Apache
9 3 (1.03%) IIS
9 3 (1.03%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.68%) Drupal
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.34%) Liferay
11 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (1.37%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.03%) MS Office
3 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.05%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.11%) SaaS
2 11 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.34%) GitHub
4 1 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.05%) HTTP
2 3 (1.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.77%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.42%) GIS
5 9 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.74%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.05%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.37%) Data Mart
10 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.68%) Big Data
11 2 (0.68%) BODI
11 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (0.68%) DataStage
11 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 50 (17.12%) Eclipse
2 42 (14.38%) JProfiler
3 35 (11.99%) JIRA
4 28 (9.59%) Selenium
5 27 (9.25%) Git (software)
6 18 (6.16%) gulp
6 18 (6.16%) Maven
7 14 (4.79%) Jenkins
7 14 (4.79%) SoapUI
8 12 (4.11%) Cucumber
9 11 (3.77%) Firebug
10 10 (3.42%) Grunt
10 10 (3.42%) JBehave
11 9 (3.08%) WebDriver
12 7 (2.40%) FitNesse
12 7 (2.40%) Jasmine
12 7 (2.40%) Visual Studio
13 6 (2.05%) Gradle
14 5 (1.71%) Subversion
15 4 (1.37%) YouTrack
General
1 76 (26.03%) Finance
2 19 (6.51%) Banking
3 3 (1.03%) Military
4 2 (0.68%) Publishing
4 2 (0.68%) Retail
4 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.34%) Back Office
5 1 (0.34%) Games
5 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.34%) Legal
5 1 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 107 (36.64%) Developer
2 62 (21.23%) Analyst
3 56 (19.18%) Java Developer
4 34 (11.64%) Project Manager
5 30 (10.27%) Business Analyst
6 23 (7.88%) Test Analyst
7 22 (7.53%) Architect
8 18 (6.16%) Senior Developer
9 17 (5.82%) Agile Business Analyst
10 14 (4.79%) Digital Project Manager
11 13 (4.45%) .NET Developer
11 13 (4.45%) Agile Developer
11 13 (4.45%) Agile Java Developer
11 13 (4.45%) Full Stack Developer
11 13 (4.45%) Senior Java Developer
12 12 (4.11%) Digital Analyst
13 11 (3.77%) User Researcher
14 10 (3.42%) Web Developer
15 9 (3.08%) Technical Architect
15 9 (3.08%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (20.55%) XML
2 59 (20.21%) Java EE
3 45 (15.41%) Web Services
4 42 (14.38%) HTML
4 42 (14.38%) XSLT
5 40 (13.70%) CSS
6 27 (9.25%) AngularJS
7 25 (8.56%) .NET
8 23 (7.88%) J2EE
8 23 (7.88%) RESTful
9 22 (7.53%) ASP.NET
9 22 (7.53%) jQuery
9 22 (7.53%) REST
9 22 (7.53%) Spring
10 20 (6.85%) React
11 19 (6.51%) .NET Framework
12 18 (6.16%) HTML5
13 16 (5.48%) Entity Framework
13 16 (5.48%) RefluxJS
14 15 (5.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 64 (21.92%) User Experience
2 22 (7.53%) iPad
3 18 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.48%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.11%) Visualisation
6 7 (2.40%) VLE
7 6 (2.05%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.71%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (1.37%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.37%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.37%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.03%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.03%) Online Banking
10 3 (1.03%) W3C
11 2 (0.68%) Statistics
12 1 (0.34%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.34%) Fintech
12 1 (0.34%) FMCG
12 1 (0.34%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.82%) Unix
2 8 (2.74%) Linux
3 4 (1.37%) Android
3 4 (1.37%) Mac OS X
3 4 (1.37%) Windows
4 3 (1.03%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (95.89%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (33.90%) TDD
3 72 (24.66%) SOA
4 65 (22.26%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (16.10%) Kanban
5 47 (16.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 43 (14.73%) Performance Monitoring
7 40 (13.70%) SDLC
8 39 (13.36%) Application Performance Monitoring
9 38 (13.01%) User Stories
10 33 (11.30%) PRINCE2
11 31 (10.62%) Waterfall
12 29 (9.93%) Project Management
13 28 (9.59%) OO
14 25 (8.56%) E-Commerce
15 23 (7.88%) Service Delivery
16 21 (7.19%) BDD
17 20 (6.85%) Enterprise Architecture
18 19 (6.51%) MVC
19 18 (6.16%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (33.56%) Java
2 51 (17.47%) JavaScript
3 47 (16.10%) SQL
4 26 (8.90%) C#
5 12 (4.11%) Python
5 12 (4.11%) T-SQL
6 10 (3.42%) ES6
7 6 (2.05%) Ruby
8 5 (1.71%) Clojure
8 5 (1.71%) JSX
8 5 (1.71%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.03%) Ada
9 3 (1.03%) C
9 3 (1.03%) C++
9 3 (1.03%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.68%) Perl
10 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.68%) XPath
11 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (10.62%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 7 (2.40%) ISEB
4 3 (1.03%) Degree
5 1 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.51%) QA
2 4 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.34%) EMIR
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) Docker
1 1 (0.34%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.34%) Ansible
2 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (10.62%) Oracle
2 25 (8.56%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.11%) CA
3 12 (4.11%) HP
3 12 (4.11%) Remedy
3 12 (4.11%) ServiceNow
4 5 (1.71%) ESRI
4 5 (1.71%) MuleSoft
5 4 (1.37%) Pega
6 3 (1.03%) IBM
7 2 (0.68%) Cognos
7 2 (0.68%) Informatica
7 2 (0.68%) Netezza
7 2 (0.68%) Rally
7 2 (0.68%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.68%) Trillium
8 1 (0.34%) Google
8 1 (0.34%) hybris
8 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.34%) Twitter
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