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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 15 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 5 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 5.88% 2.63% 9.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.35% 2.94% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Average daily rate
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£375 - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +27.55%
Scrum
Scotland

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
68 34 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 80.00% 89.47% 87.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 41
Average daily rate £330 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £353 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £42.00 £7.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +460.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Livingston +1 5 £375 - 1
Scrum
Scotland

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (50.00%) BDD
4 5 (50.00%) Selenium
4 5 (50.00%) TDD
5 4 (40.00%) Maven
5 4 (40.00%) Java
5 4 (40.00%) XML
5 4 (40.00%) SOA
5 4 (40.00%) QA
5 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (40.00%) RESTful
5 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (30.00%) User Stories
6 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (30.00%) Spring
6 3 (30.00%) JIRA
6 3 (30.00%) Perl
6 3 (30.00%) UNIX
6 3 (30.00%) .NET
6 3 (30.00%) Web Development
6 3 (30.00%) XPath
6 3 (30.00%) XML Schema
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (20.00%) Intranet
7 2 (20.00%) MVC
7 2 (20.00%) Finance

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (20.00%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (50.00%) Selenium
3 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (40.00%) Maven
4 3 (30.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) Ant
5 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (10.00%) FitNesse
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Tester
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) XML
1 4 (40.00%) RESTful
2 3 (30.00%) XML Schema
2 3 (30.00%) Spring
2 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (20.00%) HTML5
3 2 (20.00%) CSS3
3 2 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (10.00%) JSON
4 1 (10.00%) Velocity
4 1 (10.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) TDD
2 5 (50.00%) BDD
3 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) SOA
4 3 (30.00%) Web Development
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (30.00%) User Stories
5 2 (20.00%) MVC
5 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) Perl
3 3 (30.00%) XPath
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Twitter