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 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 37 61 52
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -9
Contract jobs citing Scrum 152 74 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.23% 2.54% 3.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.32% 3.19% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 38 53
Median daily rate £409 £356 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.73% -14.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +10.95%
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
2406 2317 1945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.77% 79.51% 76.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1389 1231 1084
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 60 36
Median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £14.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 26 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 26 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 +33 125 £425 +17.24% 14
Glasgow -12 13 £375 +27.11% 11
Stirling +4 4 £325 - 1
Fife +6 3 £160 -
Dundee - 3 £225 -
West Lothian +6 2 £423 +12.66%
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
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Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 273 (92.54%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (38.98%) Java
3 106 (35.93%) TDD
4 81 (27.46%) Finance
4 81 (27.46%) JavaScript
5 77 (26.10%) Kanban
6 70 (23.73%) Web Services
7 67 (22.71%) JIRA
8 57 (19.32%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (19.32%) User Experience
9 54 (18.31%) SDLC
9 54 (18.31%) BDD
10 50 (16.95%) CSS
11 46 (15.59%) Python
11 46 (15.59%) REST
12 44 (14.92%) PRINCE2
13 42 (14.24%) XML
13 42 (14.24%) SQL
13 42 (14.24%) SOA
13 42 (14.24%) Jenkins
14 40 (13.56%) HTML
15 39 (13.22%) Node.js
16 38 (12.88%) AngularJS
16 38 (12.88%) Java EE
17 37 (12.54%) User Stories
18 35 (11.86%) GIS
19 33 (11.19%) Selenium
19 33 (11.19%) jQuery
19 33 (11.19%) Maven
19 33 (11.19%) Open Source

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 39 (13.22%) Node.js
2 32 (10.85%) JBoss
3 29 (9.83%) GeoServer
4 13 (4.41%) WebLogic
5 10 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (3.39%) NServiceBus
5 10 (3.39%) Tomcat
5 10 (3.39%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.02%) CMS
6 3 (1.02%) IIS
7 2 (0.68%) Confluence
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.34%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (6.10%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.71%) MS Office
3 6 (2.03%) MS Project
4 3 (1.02%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.03%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.68%) KANA IQ
2 2 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.75%) SaaS
2 7 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.03%) HTTP
2 3 (1.02%) Internet
3 1 (0.34%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.86%) GIS
2 30 (10.17%) NoSQL
3 18 (6.10%) SQL Server
4 12 (4.07%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.71%) QGIS
6 6 (2.03%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.36%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 67 (22.71%) JIRA
2 42 (14.24%) Jenkins
3 33 (11.19%) Maven
3 33 (11.19%) Selenium
4 30 (10.17%) Git (software)
5 26 (8.81%) Cucumber
6 23 (7.80%) Gradle
6 23 (7.80%) JBehave
7 22 (7.46%) Eclipse
8 20 (6.78%) JProfiler
9 15 (5.08%) Hudson
9 15 (5.08%) Subversion
10 12 (4.07%) Artifactory
10 12 (4.07%) gulp
11 11 (3.73%) Jasmine
12 10 (3.39%) Bower
12 10 (3.39%) SoapUI
13 6 (2.03%) Grunt
13 6 (2.03%) Visual Studio
14 5 (1.69%) Firebug
General
1 81 (27.46%) Finance
2 12 (4.07%) Banking
3 4 (1.36%) Games
4 3 (1.02%) Legal
4 3 (1.02%) Retail
5 1 (0.34%) Advertising
5 1 (0.34%) Back Office
5 1 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.34%) Publishing
5 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 115 (38.98%) Developer
2 46 (15.59%) Java Developer
3 39 (13.22%) Analyst
4 33 (11.19%) Project Manager
5 28 (9.49%) GIS Developer
6 26 (8.81%) Business Analyst
7 22 (7.46%) Digital Project Manager
8 21 (7.12%) Agile Business Analyst
8 21 (7.12%) Scrum Master
9 20 (6.78%) Architect
10 17 (5.76%) Full Stack Developer
11 16 (5.42%) Web Developer
12 11 (3.73%) Engagement Manager
12 11 (3.73%) Tester
13 10 (3.39%) Agile Coach
13 10 (3.39%) Senior Developer
14 9 (3.05%) .NET Developer
14 9 (3.05%) GIS Web Developer
15 8 (2.71%) Data Architect
15 8 (2.71%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (23.73%) Web Services
2 50 (16.95%) CSS
3 46 (15.59%) REST
4 42 (14.24%) XML
5 40 (13.56%) HTML
6 38 (12.88%) AngularJS
6 38 (12.88%) Java EE
7 33 (11.19%) jQuery
8 32 (10.85%) PostGIS
9 27 (9.15%) OpenLayers
10 25 (8.47%) RESTful
10 25 (8.47%) Spring
11 22 (7.46%) Leaflet
11 22 (7.46%) XSLT
12 20 (6.78%) .NET
12 20 (6.78%) React
13 18 (6.10%) ASP.NET
14 17 (5.76%) .NET Framework
14 17 (5.76%) hapi
14 17 (5.76%) RefluxJS
Miscellaneous
1 57 (19.32%) User Experience
2 24 (8.14%) iPad
3 13 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.73%) Data Structures
5 9 (3.05%) Algorithms
6 7 (2.37%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.69%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (1.69%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (1.36%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.02%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.02%) Minimum Viable Product
9 3 (1.02%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.68%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (0.68%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.68%) Photography
10 2 (0.68%) PMI
10 2 (0.68%) Psychology
10 2 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.08%) Linux
2 14 (4.75%) Unix
3 10 (3.39%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.37%) Android
5 5 (1.69%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.02%) Windows
6 3 (1.02%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (92.54%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (35.93%) TDD
3 77 (26.10%) Kanban
4 57 (19.32%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (18.31%) BDD
5 54 (18.31%) SDLC
6 44 (14.92%) PRINCE2
7 42 (14.24%) SOA
8 37 (12.54%) User Stories
9 33 (11.19%) Open Source
10 32 (10.85%) Project Management
10 32 (10.85%) Waterfall
11 31 (10.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 29 (9.83%) OO
13 26 (8.81%) E-Commerce
14 25 (8.47%) Performance Monitoring
14 25 (8.47%) Service Design
15 24 (8.14%) Domain-Driven Design
16 21 (7.12%) Web Development
17 20 (6.78%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 115 (38.98%) Java
2 81 (27.46%) JavaScript
3 46 (15.59%) Python
4 42 (14.24%) SQL
5 21 (7.12%) C#
6 14 (4.75%) PL/SQL
7 11 (3.73%) ES6
8 10 (3.39%) CoffeeScript
8 10 (3.39%) Perl
8 10 (3.39%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.37%) Ruby
10 6 (2.03%) Clojure
10 6 (2.03%) JSX
11 4 (1.36%) C++
12 3 (1.02%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.68%) VB
13 2 (0.68%) VB6
14 1 (0.34%) Ada
14 1 (0.34%) C
14 1 (0.34%) Lua
Qualifications
1 22 (7.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 13 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.73%) Degree
4 3 (1.02%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.68%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.68%) PMP
6 1 (0.34%) ISEB
6 1 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.47%) QA
2 19 (6.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (3.39%) WCAG
4 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.34%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (0.68%) Docker
2 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (4.07%) Ansible
2 3 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.34%) Graphite
3 1 (0.34%) Kibana
3 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (9.83%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.14%) Oracle
3 22 (7.46%) ESRI
4 13 (4.41%) CA
4 13 (4.41%) HP
4 13 (4.41%) Remedy
4 13 (4.41%) ServiceNow
5 9 (3.05%) Sitecore
5 9 (3.05%) VMware
6 2 (0.68%) Adobe
6 2 (0.68%) Pega
6 2 (0.68%) Twitter
7 1 (0.34%) Cognos
7 1 (0.34%) Facebook
7 1 (0.34%) IBM
7 1 (0.34%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
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