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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 48 44 86
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +42
Contract jobs citing Scrum 93 85 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.32% 3.44% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.49% 5.04% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 42 11
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£394 £300 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -26.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £212 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.85%
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
2069 1688 1534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 73.92% 68.34% 67.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1159 843 787
Average daily rate £375 £370 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 60 54
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £9.43 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £38.80 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +9 64 £375 +20.00% 9
Glasgow +5 23 £633 +134.25% 10
West Lothian +11 3 - - 4
Stirling -7 1 £350 -16.66%
Fife - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 2
Dundee - - - - 1
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 178 (95.70%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (47.85%) Java
3 61 (32.80%) TDD
4 53 (28.49%) JBoss
5 43 (23.12%) SOA
6 41 (22.04%) Oracle
7 29 (15.59%) XML
8 28 (15.05%) Finance
9 26 (13.98%) Project Management
9 26 (13.98%) HTML
10 25 (13.44%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (13.44%) Java EE
11 24 (12.90%) JavaScript
12 23 (12.37%) CSS
13 21 (11.29%) XSLT
13 21 (11.29%) JProfiler
14 19 (10.22%) SQL
15 17 (9.14%) Eclipse
15 17 (9.14%) jQuery
16 16 (8.60%) Kanban
16 16 (8.60%) .NET
16 16 (8.60%) User Stories
16 16 (8.60%) Relational Database
17 15 (8.06%) Performance Monitoring
17 15 (8.06%) C#
17 15 (8.06%) Selenium
18 14 (7.53%) Maven
18 14 (7.53%) SQL Server
18 14 (7.53%) Data Modelling
18 14 (7.53%) User Experience

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 53 (28.49%) JBoss
2 6 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.15%) Apache ServiceMix
4 3 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.61%) GlassFish
4 3 (1.61%) CMS
5 2 (1.08%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.08%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.54%) Confluence
6 1 (0.54%) FileNet
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.54%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
1 2 (1.08%) MS Office
2 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.54%) MS Project
2 1 (0.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.15%) Internet
2 2 (1.08%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.54%) HTTP
3 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.60%) Relational Database
2 14 (7.53%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.45%) Oracle Database
4 11 (5.91%) MongoDB
4 11 (5.91%) NoSQL
4 11 (5.91%) MySQL
5 8 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (4.30%) RDBMS
5 8 (4.30%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.08%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.08%) QlikView
10 1 (0.54%) Big Data
10 1 (0.54%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 21 (11.29%) JProfiler
2 17 (9.14%) Eclipse
3 15 (8.06%) Selenium
4 14 (7.53%) Maven
5 10 (5.38%) Jenkins
6 9 (4.84%) Cucumber
7 7 (3.76%) JIRA
8 6 (3.23%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.69%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.15%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.61%) Zephyr
11 3 (1.61%) FitNesse
11 3 (1.61%) Ant
11 3 (1.61%) JUnit
12 2 (1.08%) Subversion
12 2 (1.08%) Mercurial
12 2 (1.08%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.08%) JBehave
12 2 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (15.05%) Finance
2 12 (6.45%) Banking
3 6 (3.23%) Retail
4 4 (2.15%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.08%) Billing
6 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 66 (35.48%) Developer
2 42 (22.58%) ScrumMaster
3 31 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 19 (10.22%) Analyst
5 14 (7.53%) Technical Leader
5 14 (7.53%) Project Manager
6 12 (6.45%) Business Analyst
6 12 (6.45%) Architect
6 12 (6.45%) Senior Developer
7 11 (5.91%) Technical Architect
8 9 (4.84%) Senior Java Developer
8 9 (4.84%) .NET Developer
9 8 (4.30%) Designer
10 7 (3.76%) Digital Architect
11 6 (3.23%) Tester
12 5 (2.69%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (2.69%) C# Developer
13 4 (2.15%) ASP.NET Developer
13 4 (2.15%) Web Developer
13 4 (2.15%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (15.59%) XML
2 26 (13.98%) HTML
3 25 (13.44%) Java EE
4 23 (12.37%) CSS
5 21 (11.29%) XSLT
6 17 (9.14%) jQuery
7 16 (8.60%) .NET
8 13 (6.99%) Web Services
8 13 (6.99%) JSF
8 13 (6.99%) Velocity
9 12 (6.45%) REST
10 10 (5.38%) ASP.NET
10 10 (5.38%) JSP
10 10 (5.38%) Ruby on Rails
10 10 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (4.84%) HTML5
11 9 (4.84%) Django
11 9 (4.84%) Hibernate
12 8 (4.30%) Apache CXF
12 8 (4.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.53%) User Experience
2 10 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.76%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.15%) Online Banking
4 4 (2.15%) iPhone
4 4 (2.15%) Open Source
5 2 (1.08%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.08%) Animation
5 2 (1.08%) iSeries
5 2 (1.08%) iPad
6 1 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.54%) FMCG
6 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.54%) Streaming Music
6 1 (0.54%) GIS
6 1 (0.54%) Replication
6 1 (0.54%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.84%) Android
2 7 (3.76%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.15%) Linux
4 3 (1.61%) UNIX
4 3 (1.61%) Windows
5 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (95.70%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (32.80%) TDD
3 43 (23.12%) SOA
4 26 (13.98%) Project Management
5 25 (13.44%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (8.60%) Kanban
6 16 (8.60%) User Stories
7 15 (8.06%) Performance Monitoring
8 14 (7.53%) Data Modelling
8 14 (7.53%) BDD
9 13 (6.99%) Mentoring
9 13 (6.99%) MVC
10 12 (6.45%) OO
11 11 (5.91%) Agile Project Management
11 11 (5.91%) Waterfall
12 10 (5.38%) UML
13 9 (4.84%) Software Architecture
13 9 (4.84%) Web Development
13 9 (4.84%) Use Case
14 8 (4.30%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (47.85%) Java
2 24 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 19 (10.22%) SQL
4 15 (8.06%) C#
5 13 (6.99%) Scala
6 12 (6.45%) Ruby
7 6 (3.23%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.69%) Groovy
9 4 (2.15%) Python
9 4 (2.15%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.15%) XPath
10 2 (1.08%) VBA
10 2 (1.08%) RPG
10 2 (1.08%) Jython
10 2 (1.08%) RPG IV
11 1 (0.54%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.54%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.54%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (3.76%) ISTQB
2 3 (1.61%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.61%) ISEB
3 2 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.54%) CBAP
4 1 (0.54%) Degree
4 1 (0.54%) OCP
4 1 (0.54%) OCA
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.08%) Control-M
2 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (22.04%) Oracle
2 11 (5.91%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.23%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.61%) Xamarin
4 3 (1.61%) Twitter
4 3 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.54%) Nintex
5 1 (0.54%) Pega
5 1 (0.54%) IBM
5 1 (0.54%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.54%) Sybase
5 1 (0.54%) HP
5 1 (0.54%) Informatica
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