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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 44 44 65
Rank change year-on-year
0 +21
Contract jobs citing Scrum 111 95 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.37% 3.44% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.23% 4.41% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 56 20
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£375 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £40.38 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.19 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-3.08% -
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
2627 2154 1723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.70% 78.07% 71.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1360 1096 864
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 30 40
Average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £156.00 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 -7 76 £375 -7.40% 11
Glasgow +12 16 £308 -5.30% 13
Aberdeen - 9 £450 - 2
West Lothian -3 7 £394 -
Dundee - 1 £210 -
Fife - 1 - - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 £350 -
Scrum
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Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 168 (94.38%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (29.78%) Java
3 49 (27.53%) Finance
3 49 (27.53%) TDD
4 42 (23.60%) HTML
5 37 (20.79%) SQL
6 32 (17.98%) JavaScript
7 31 (17.42%) User Experience
8 30 (16.85%) BDD
9 29 (16.29%) CSS
9 29 (16.29%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (15.73%) Web Services
11 26 (14.61%) Kanban
11 26 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
12 25 (14.04%) XML
12 25 (14.04%) SOA
12 25 (14.04%) Project Management
13 24 (13.48%) C#
14 23 (12.92%) Jenkins
15 21 (11.80%) .NET
15 21 (11.80%) User Stories
16 19 (10.67%) Selenium
16 19 (10.67%) JIRA
17 18 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
17 18 (10.11%) Maven
18 17 (9.55%) JBoss
18 17 (9.55%) HTML5
19 16 (8.99%) Cucumber
19 16 (8.99%) Eclipse
19 16 (8.99%) QA

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 17 (9.55%) JBoss
2 13 (7.30%) CMS
3 8 (4.49%) Apache
3 8 (4.49%) Node.js
4 7 (3.93%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.69%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.69%) Drupal
6 3 (1.69%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (1.12%) SAS
7 2 (1.12%) Confluence
7 2 (1.12%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (2.25%) MS Office
2 3 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (4.49%) Teamcenter
2 2 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.69%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.12%) IaaS
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.69%) HTTP
1 3 (1.69%) Intranet
2 2 (1.12%) SSH
2 2 (1.12%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (1.12%) DNS
2 2 (1.12%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (5.06%) Oracle Database
4 8 (4.49%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.49%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.37%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (3.37%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.81%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.25%) MySQL
9 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.12%) DataStage
10 2 (1.12%) Star Schema
10 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.12%) BODI
10 2 (1.12%) BusinessObjects XI
10 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (12.92%) Jenkins
2 19 (10.67%) JIRA
2 19 (10.67%) Selenium
3 18 (10.11%) Maven
4 16 (8.99%) Eclipse
4 16 (8.99%) Cucumber
5 12 (6.74%) Hudson
5 12 (6.74%) Git (software)
6 10 (5.62%) Visual Studio
7 8 (4.49%) JProfiler
8 6 (3.37%) WebDriver
8 6 (3.37%) Artifactory
8 6 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.81%) JUnit
9 5 (2.81%) Toad
9 5 (2.81%) Grunt
9 5 (2.81%) gulp
10 4 (2.25%) Mockito
10 4 (2.25%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (1.69%) Axure RP
General
1 49 (27.53%) Finance
2 13 (7.30%) Banking
3 6 (3.37%) Retail
4 4 (2.25%) Military
5 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.69%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.56%) Back Office
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) Publishing
6 1 (0.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 63 (35.39%) Developer
2 36 (20.22%) Analyst
3 28 (15.73%) Java Developer
4 22 (12.36%) Project Manager
5 21 (11.80%) Business Analyst
6 18 (10.11%) ScrumMaster
7 12 (6.74%) Test Analyst
7 12 (6.74%) Senior Developer
8 10 (5.62%) Tester
8 10 (5.62%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (5.62%) Agile Business Analyst
9 9 (5.06%) Architect
10 7 (3.93%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.93%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.93%) Web Analyst
10 7 (3.93%) Agile Project Manager
10 7 (3.93%) Web Test Analyst
11 5 (2.81%) UI Developer
11 5 (2.81%) UI Programmer
12 4 (2.25%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (23.60%) HTML
2 29 (16.29%) CSS
3 28 (15.73%) Web Services
4 25 (14.04%) XML
5 21 (11.80%) .NET
6 17 (9.55%) HTML5
7 15 (8.43%) AngularJS
8 14 (7.87%) jQuery
9 13 (7.30%) RESTful
10 11 (6.18%) Java EE
11 10 (5.62%) Spring
11 10 (5.62%) ASP.NET
11 10 (5.62%) XSLT
12 9 (5.06%) SOAP
12 9 (5.06%) JSP
12 9 (5.06%) Hibernate
12 9 (5.06%) JSON
12 9 (5.06%) CSS3
13 8 (4.49%) KnockoutJS
13 8 (4.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.42%) User Experience
2 26 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.49%) W3C
4 5 (2.81%) GIS
4 5 (2.81%) Human Factors
5 4 (2.25%) Statistics
5 4 (2.25%) Data Integration
5 4 (2.25%) Visualisation
5 4 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.69%) iPad
6 3 (1.69%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.12%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.56%) Animation
8 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.56%) FMCG
8 1 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.43%) Linux
2 11 (6.18%) UNIX
3 4 (2.25%) Android
3 4 (2.25%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.56%) Solaris
5 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (94.38%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (27.53%) TDD
3 30 (16.85%) BDD
4 29 (16.29%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (14.61%) Kanban
6 25 (14.04%) Project Management
6 25 (14.04%) SOA
7 21 (11.80%) User Stories
8 18 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (8.99%) Web Development
10 15 (8.43%) OO
11 14 (7.87%) Content Management
12 13 (7.30%) MVC
13 12 (6.74%) Software Engineering
13 12 (6.74%) Enterprise Content Management
13 12 (6.74%) SDLC
14 11 (6.18%) Test Automation
14 11 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (5.62%) Data Modelling
15 10 (5.62%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 53 (29.78%) Java
2 37 (20.79%) SQL
3 32 (17.98%) JavaScript
4 24 (13.48%) C#
5 8 (4.49%) PL/SQL
6 7 (3.93%) Perl
7 5 (2.81%) C++
7 5 (2.81%) Python
8 4 (2.25%) Ada
9 3 (1.69%) XPath
10 2 (1.12%) C
10 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.56%) VBScript
11 1 (0.56%) VB
11 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.06%) ISEB
3 5 (2.81%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (1.69%) Degree
4 3 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.69%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.99%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (3.93%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.12%) Puppet
2 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.56%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 15 (8.43%) Oracle
2 12 (6.74%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.81%) Adobe
4 3 (1.69%) TIBCO
4 3 (1.69%) ESRI
4 3 (1.69%) Google
4 3 (1.69%) Tableau
4 3 (1.69%) Twitter
4 3 (1.69%) IBM
5 2 (1.12%) VMware
5 2 (1.12%) Remedy
5 2 (1.12%) Cognos
5 2 (1.12%) Trillium
6 1 (0.56%) HP
6 1 (0.56%) Informatica
6 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.56%) Teradata
6 1 (0.56%) Perforce
6 1 (0.56%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.56%) Netezza
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