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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
Scotland / West Lothian
Rank 5 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 18 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 31.03% 4.92% 7.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.96% 6.52% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 1
Median daily rate £363 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +3.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £45.88 £37.88
% change year-on-year
-10.08% +21.12%

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
53 46 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 91.38% 75.41% 79.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 28 22
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Lothian region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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
Livingston +8 18 £363 -6.45% 1
Scrum
Scotland

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 32 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) Java
3 16 (50.00%) SQL
4 11 (34.38%) QA
4 11 (34.38%) Selenium
5 9 (28.13%) Oracle
6 8 (25.00%) AngularJS
6 8 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database
7 7 (21.88%) Cucumber
7 7 (21.88%) CRM
8 6 (18.75%) CSS
8 6 (18.75%) HTML
8 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
8 6 (18.75%) PL/SQL
8 6 (18.75%) Spring
9 5 (15.63%) User Stories
9 5 (15.63%) JIRA
9 5 (15.63%) TDD
9 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling
9 5 (15.63%) HP UFT
10 4 (12.50%) Middleware
10 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
10 4 (12.50%) SOA
10 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
10 4 (12.50%) Unix
10 4 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
10 4 (12.50%) OO
10 4 (12.50%) Billing
10 4 (12.50%) Java EE

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian 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 4 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 8 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Selenium
2 7 (21.88%) Cucumber
3 5 (15.63%) HP UFT
3 5 (15.63%) JIRA
4 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.25%) Subversion
5 1 (3.13%) CruiseControl
5 1 (3.13%) DbUnit
5 1 (3.13%) JUnit
5 1 (3.13%) Mockito
5 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (12.50%) Billing
1 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Automotive
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Games
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Developer
2 6 (18.75%) Angular Developer
2 6 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Automation Tester
3 5 (15.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (15.63%) Java Automation Tester
3 5 (15.63%) QA Automation Tester
3 5 (15.63%) QA Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) QA Tester
3 5 (15.63%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 5 (15.63%) Selenium Tester
3 5 (15.63%) Tester
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Database Designer
4 4 (12.50%) Designer
4 4 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 6 (18.75%) CSS
2 6 (18.75%) HTML
2 6 (18.75%) Spring
3 4 (12.50%) HTML5
3 4 (12.50%) Java EE
3 4 (12.50%) Middleware
3 4 (12.50%) Sass
4 3 (9.38%) .NET
5 2 (6.25%) Angular 2
5 2 (6.25%) Spring Integration
5 2 (6.25%) Web Services
6 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 1 (3.13%) jQuery
6 1 (3.13%) Node.js
6 1 (3.13%) RESTful
6 1 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) CRM
3 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling
3 5 (15.63%) TDD
3 5 (15.63%) User Stories
4 4 (12.50%) Change Control
4 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (12.50%) OO
4 4 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (12.50%) SDLC
4 4 (12.50%) SOA
5 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.25%) Front End Development
6 2 (6.25%) Microservices
6 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.25%) Web Development
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) Java
2 16 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 6 (18.75%) PL/SQL
4 3 (9.38%) C#
5 2 (6.25%) C++
5 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
1 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (34.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) HP