Period
to 15 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 15 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
UK > Scotland
6 months to
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,112 1,629 1,357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.30% 31.38% 27.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.97% 35.63% 31.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 871 816
Scotland median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +5.96%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 4
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -10.84% -4.60%
10th Percentile £32.45 £35.00 £31.85
90th Percentile £47.00 £46.80 £44.83
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.25 £43.00
% change year-on-year +2.96% -1.74% -

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,373 4,572 4,327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.83% 88.08% 86.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,875 2,479 2,481
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +6.85%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £250
90th Percentile £575 £551 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 97 101
Scotland median hourly rate £19.03 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.88% +11.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.90 £44.27 £43.25
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.31 £24.00
% change year-on-year +5.32% -7.03% +6.67%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Scotland

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Scotland

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Scotland over the 6 months to 15 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Scotland

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Scotland

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Scotland over the 6 months to 15 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Scotland

Agile Software Development
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 Agile Software Development within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 15 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh 0 637 £425 - 143
Glasgow 0 367 £450 +5.88% 90
Renfrewshire +23 20 £380 +16.92% 5
Dundee +3 18 £410 +26.15% 7
Aberdeen +3 14 £419 - 7
West Lothian -1 8 £425 +11.48% 2
Midlothian 0 5 £350 -17.65% 1
Stirling -3 5 £425 -32.00% 1
Perth and Kinross 0 3 £400 +10.34% 1
North Lanarkshire -2 2 - -
Fife -9 2 £400 +3.23% 5
Falkirk - 2 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £600 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £275 -
South Ayrshire - 1 £550 -
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 335 (30.13%) Public Sector
2 253 (22.75%) Finance
3 216 (19.42%) Scrum
4 208 (18.71%) Java
5 185 (16.64%) DevOps
6 176 (15.83%) SQL
7 169 (15.20%) JavaScript
8 142 (12.77%) Linux
9 139 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 123 (11.06%) JIRA
10 123 (11.06%) Kanban
11 122 (10.97%) Python
12 121 (10.88%) Git (software)
13 119 (10.70%) Project Management
14 117 (10.52%) Azure
15 116 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
16 111 (9.98%) AWS
17 110 (9.89%) Test Automation
18 106 (9.53%) HTML
19 103 (9.26%) .NET
19 103 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
20 102 (9.17%) TDD
20 102 (9.17%) Jenkins
21 100 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
21 100 (8.99%) CSS
22 99 (8.90%) C#
22 99 (8.90%) Coaching
23 97 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
24 95 (8.54%) Mentoring
25 94 (8.45%) Banking

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring 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 66 (5.94%) Confluence
2 45 (4.05%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.71%) Apache
4 18 (1.62%) Skype for Business
4 18 (1.62%) WebSphere
5 16 (1.44%) CMS
6 15 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.17%) Tomcat
8 11 (0.99%) nginx
9 10 (0.90%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.81%) IIS
11 6 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.54%) JBoss
12 5 (0.45%) Jetty
12 5 (0.45%) Mongrel
13 4 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.36%) SAS
13 4 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (3.33%) MS Visio
2 30 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (1.53%) Sketch
5 14 (1.26%) InVision
6 9 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.81%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.45%) FrameMaker
8 4 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.36%) CorelDRAW
9 3 (0.27%) Figma
10 2 (0.18%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.090%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 15 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.63%) Sonata
3 2 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.18%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.090%) Maximo
4 1 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.090%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 117 (10.52%) Azure
2 111 (9.98%) AWS
3 55 (4.95%) GitHub
4 41 (3.69%) Amazon EC2
5 37 (3.33%) Office 365
6 34 (3.06%) PaaS
7 32 (2.88%) OpenShift
8 31 (2.79%) SaaS
9 22 (1.98%) Power Platform
10 21 (1.89%) Serverless
11 20 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
11 20 (1.80%) Slack
12 19 (1.71%) Google Docs
13 17 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
14 16 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
15 12 (1.08%) GCP
16 11 (0.99%) OneDrive
17 10 (0.90%) AWS CodePipeline
18 9 (0.81%) IaaS
19 8 (0.72%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.96%) Skype
2 17 (1.53%) DNS
3 14 (1.26%) WAN
4 13 (1.17%) LAN
5 12 (1.08%) SAN
5 12 (1.08%) SSH
6 11 (0.99%) Firewall
7 10 (0.90%) HTTP
7 10 (0.90%) SSL
7 10 (0.90%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.81%) DHCP
9 8 (0.72%) Internet
10 5 (0.45%) FTP
10 5 (0.45%) IPsec
11 4 (0.36%) Network Security
11 4 (0.36%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.27%) BIG-IP
12 3 (0.27%) Broadband
12 3 (0.27%) Intranet
12 3 (0.27%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (6.56%) Relational Database
2 44 (3.96%) SQL Server
3 32 (2.88%) MongoDB
4 30 (2.70%) MySQL
5 27 (2.43%) RDBMS
6 25 (2.25%) Oracle Database
7 24 (2.16%) NoSQL
8 20 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (1.71%) DB2
9 19 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (1.62%) Big Data
11 17 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (1.44%) Power BI
13 11 (0.99%) GIS
13 11 (0.99%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
15 6 (0.54%) dBASE
15 6 (0.54%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 123 (11.06%) JIRA
2 121 (10.88%) Git (software)
3 102 (9.17%) Jenkins
4 35 (3.15%) Sonatype Nexus
5 30 (2.70%) GitLab
6 29 (2.61%) Bitbucket
6 29 (2.61%) Selenium
7 27 (2.43%) Cucumber
8 22 (1.98%) Artifactory
9 21 (1.89%) Maven
10 20 (1.80%) JUnit
11 18 (1.62%) Visual Studio
12 17 (1.53%) TeamCity
13 15 (1.35%) StarTeam
13 15 (1.35%) Subversion
13 15 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
14 11 (0.99%) Axure RP
14 11 (0.99%) Mockito
14 11 (0.99%) Postman
14 11 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 335 (30.13%) Public Sector
2 253 (22.75%) Finance
3 94 (8.45%) Banking
4 26 (2.34%) Marketing
5 14 (1.26%) Retail
5 14 (1.26%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.17%) Investment Banking
7 11 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.81%) Electronics
9 8 (0.72%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.54%) Law
11 5 (0.45%) Back Office
12 4 (0.36%) Billing
12 4 (0.36%) Games
12 4 (0.36%) Legal
13 3 (0.27%) Publishing
14 2 (0.18%) Advertising
14 2 (0.18%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.18%) Front Office
14 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 338 (30.40%) Developer
2 119 (10.70%) Analyst
3 78 (7.01%) Java Developer
4 74 (6.65%) Project Manager
5 66 (5.94%) Business Analyst
6 60 (5.40%) DevOps Engineer
7 51 (4.59%) Architect
8 39 (3.51%) Scrum Master
9 37 (3.33%) Designer
10 34 (3.06%) Senior Developer
11 32 (2.88%) C# Developer
12 31 (2.79%) Consultant
12 31 (2.79%) React Developer
13 30 (2.70%) Agile Coach
13 30 (2.70%) Senior DevOps
14 29 (2.61%) .NET Developer
14 29 (2.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 28 (2.52%) Agile Project Manager
15 28 (2.52%) Android Developer
16 27 (2.43%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (9.53%) HTML
2 103 (9.26%) .NET
3 100 (8.99%) CSS
4 93 (8.36%) React
5 86 (7.73%) Spring
6 81 (7.28%) AngularJS
7 65 (5.85%) JSON
8 59 (5.31%) Web Services
9 56 (5.04%) XML
10 55 (4.95%) REST
11 46 (4.14%) RESTful
12 42 (3.78%) SOAP
13 37 (3.33%) LDAP
13 37 (3.33%) Node.js
14 27 (2.43%) HTML5
14 27 (2.43%) Redux
14 27 (2.43%) Spring Boot
15 25 (2.25%) Hibernate
15 25 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
16 23 (2.07%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 100 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (7.73%) User Experience
3 33 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
4 25 (2.25%) Data Centre
4 25 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (1.62%) Mobile App
6 16 (1.44%) Clustering
7 15 (1.35%) Mobile Banking
8 14 (1.26%) CMDB
8 14 (1.26%) Public Cloud
9 13 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (1.08%) Management Information System
11 11 (0.99%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 10 (0.90%) PKI
13 7 (0.63%) Cloud Native
14 5 (0.45%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.45%) Credit Risk
15 4 (0.36%) Mashup
15 4 (0.36%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 142 (12.77%) Linux
2 63 (5.67%) Windows
3 56 (5.04%) Unix
4 35 (3.15%) Android
5 32 (2.88%) Amazon Linux
6 22 (1.98%) Windows 10
7 20 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (1.71%) Windows Server
9 18 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (1.62%) Windows XP
10 17 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (1.35%) AIX
11 15 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.99%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.90%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.90%) Solaris
14 5 (0.45%) CentOS
14 5 (0.45%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.090%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (19.42%) Scrum
2 185 (16.64%) DevOps
3 123 (11.06%) Kanban
4 119 (10.70%) Project Management
5 116 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 110 (9.89%) Test Automation
7 103 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
8 102 (9.17%) TDD
9 99 (8.90%) Coaching
10 97 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
11 95 (8.54%) Mentoring
12 77 (6.92%) Waterfall
13 76 (6.83%) Continuous Improvement
14 69 (6.21%) User Stories
15 67 (6.03%) Business Analysis
15 67 (6.03%) Microservices
16 66 (5.94%) Migration
16 66 (5.94%) SDLC
17 57 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
17 57 (5.13%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 208 (18.71%) Java
2 176 (15.83%) SQL
3 169 (15.20%) JavaScript
4 122 (10.97%) Python
5 99 (8.90%) C#
6 39 (3.51%) Java 8
7 38 (3.42%) Bash Shell
8 29 (2.61%) Kotlin
9 27 (2.43%) Perl
10 26 (2.34%) PL/SQL
11 23 (2.07%) PowerShell
12 19 (1.71%) Go
13 18 (1.62%) PHP
14 16 (1.44%) Scala
15 15 (1.35%) ES6
15 15 (1.35%) TypeScript
16 14 (1.26%) Ruby
16 14 (1.26%) Shell Script
17 13 (1.17%) Clojure
18 6 (0.54%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 71 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 49 (4.41%) SC Cleared
3 30 (2.70%) Degree
4 25 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (1.62%) ISTQB
6 17 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (1.35%) MCITP
7 15 (1.35%) MCSA
7 15 (1.35%) MCSE
7 15 (1.35%) MCTS
8 14 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.17%) CCNA
9 13 (1.17%) CCNP
10 11 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.90%) VCAP
11 10 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (0.72%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (0.54%) PMI Certification
14 6 (0.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.52%) QA
2 27 (2.43%) PMO
3 12 (1.08%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (0.72%) PSD2
6 6 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (0.54%) NCSC
7 5 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.27%) SLA
8 3 (0.27%) WCAG
9 2 (0.18%) COBIT
9 2 (0.18%) GDPR
9 2 (0.18%) ITGC
9 2 (0.18%) NIST
9 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.090%) MiFID
10 1 (0.090%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.090%) WAI
System Software
1 26 (2.34%) Docker
2 25 (2.25%) Active Directory
3 23 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (0.81%) VMware NSX
8 8 (0.72%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 5 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.45%) Xen
10 4 (0.36%) HDFS
11 3 (0.27%) Firmware
12 2 (0.18%) XenApp
13 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.090%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.090%) vSphere
13 1 (0.090%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 65 (5.85%) Ansible
2 44 (3.96%) Puppet
3 34 (3.06%) Kubernetes
4 25 (2.25%) Terraform
5 24 (2.16%) Avamar
5 24 (2.16%) SCCM
6 15 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
6 15 (1.35%) Netcool
7 11 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (0.81%) PowerCLI
9 8 (0.72%) Consul
10 7 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.27%) Nessus
13 3 (0.27%) OpenVAS
14 2 (0.18%) CA Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
14 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
14 2 (0.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 139 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 52 (4.68%) Oracle
3 42 (3.78%) VMware
4 37 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 37 (3.33%) ServiceNow
5 36 (3.24%) Google
6 30 (2.70%) IBM
7 29 (2.61%) Adobe
8 28 (2.52%) Citrix
9 26 (2.34%) EMC
10 19 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (1.62%) Atlassian
12 16 (1.44%) SAP
12 16 (1.44%) Veritas
13 15 (1.35%) McAfee
14 14 (1.26%) Cisco
15 10 (0.90%) Tableau
16 8 (0.72%) Pega
16 8 (0.72%) Sonus
17 7 (0.63%) Ab Initio