The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 14 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 6.85% 5.17% 6.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.20% 6.67% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
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£375 £425 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- +12.43%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Lothian region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
49 45 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 67.12% 77.59% 73.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 22
Average daily rate £375 £355 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -10.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £401 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.14 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the West Lothian region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) Selenium
4 5 (55.56%) QA
4 5 (55.56%) XML
4 5 (55.56%) User Stories
5 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
6 3 (33.33%) BDD
6 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 3 (33.33%) SOA
6 3 (33.33%) .NET
6 3 (33.33%) Java
6 3 (33.33%) Maven
6 3 (33.33%) XPath
6 3 (33.33%) TDD
6 3 (33.33%) XML Schema
7 2 (22.22%) CMS
7 2 (22.22%) JSON
7 2 (22.22%) FitNesse
7 2 (22.22%) Eclipse
7 2 (22.22%) Ant
7 2 (22.22%) Python
7 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
7 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 2 (22.22%) RESTful

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 2 (22.22%) CMS
2 1 (11.11%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (33.33%) Maven
4 2 (22.22%) Ant
4 2 (22.22%) Eclipse
4 2 (22.22%) FitNesse
5 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
2 4 (44.44%) Automation Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) XML Schema
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) RESTful
3 2 (22.22%) JSON
4 1 (11.11%) Velocity
4 1 (11.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) User Stories
3 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) SOA
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Process Management
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) XPath
3 2 (22.22%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
Livingston, West Lothian
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Rate: £375 - £400 per day
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