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 3 months to 29 June 2017 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 465 508 370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.10% 17.17% 12.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.69% 20.07% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 296 198
Scotland median daily rate £400 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.91% +1.66%  
10th Percentile £289 £273 £250
90th Percentile £491 £515 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Scotland median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +26.86%  
10th Percentile £33.50 £41.25 £30.00
90th Percentile £44.50 £43.75 £61.00
UK median hourly rate £43.38 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.05% +21.42%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1810 2531 2453
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.12% 85.56% 81.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 5204 3939
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
10th Percentile £280 £233 £256
90th Percentile £575 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 135 220
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.95%  
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.97 £12.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 29 June 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
Edinburgh -1 254 £388 -3.12% 57
Glasgow +2 166 £400 +6.66% 54
West Lothian -1 13 £415 +5.06%
Stirling +7 8 £475 +35.71%
Aberdeen -4 7 £263 - 1
Dundee +4 3 £225 - 6
Fife +1 2 £360 +10.76% 2
Highlands - 2 - -
Renfrewshire +48 1 £375 +4.16% 1
Moray - 1 £488 -
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development 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 Agile Software Development.

1 276 (30.73%) Java
2 262 (29.18%) Scrum
3 226 (25.17%) Finance
4 178 (19.82%) JavaScript
5 159 (17.71%) SQL
6 153 (17.04%) HTML
7 135 (15.03%) CSS
7 135 (15.03%) TDD
8 131 (14.59%) Test Automation
9 108 (12.03%) Spring
10 102 (11.36%) AngularJS
11 100 (11.14%) .NET
12 99 (11.02%) Jenkins
13 97 (10.80%) C#
14 96 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
15 93 (10.36%) Linux
16 92 (10.24%) BDD
17 88 (9.80%) Project Management
18 85 (9.47%) User Experience
19 83 (9.24%) MVC
19 83 (9.24%) Microsoft
20 82 (9.13%) Banking
21 79 (8.80%) DevOps
22 78 (8.69%) Selenium
22 78 (8.69%) Web Services
23 77 (8.57%) Python
23 77 (8.57%) Kanban
24 76 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
25 75 (8.35%) Git (software)
26 63 (7.02%) Cucumber

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 24 (2.67%) CMS
2 20 (2.23%) JBoss
3 17 (1.89%) Apache
4 15 (1.67%) Confluence
5 13 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (1.45%) Umbraco
6 12 (1.34%) SharePoint
7 11 (1.22%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.00%) SAS
9 8 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (0.78%) Drupal
10 7 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.56%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.56%) WebSphere Portal
12 4 (0.45%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.33%) EPiServer
13 3 (0.33%) IIS
14 2 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 19 (2.12%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.78%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.56%) SPSS
6 4 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.45%) UserZoom
7 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.22%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.11%) InVision
Business Applications
1 14 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.45%) Markit EDM
3 9 (1.00%) BusinessWorks
3 9 (1.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 4 (0.45%) SessionCam
5 2 (0.22%) OpenText Process Suite
5 2 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.22%) Sonata
5 2 (0.22%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.11%) Magento
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 44 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (2.90%) PaaS
3 18 (2.00%) GitHub
3 18 (2.00%) OpenShift
4 13 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (1.11%) Amazon S3
5 10 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
5 10 (1.11%) Office 365
6 9 (1.00%) IaaS
7 6 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.56%) SaaS
8 5 (0.56%) Sauce Labs
9 4 (0.45%) BrowserStack
9 4 (0.45%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
11 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.11%) Route 53
12 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.89%) Firewall
2 6 (0.67%) DNS
2 6 (0.67%) HTTP
2 6 (0.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.56%) VXLAN
4 4 (0.45%) Intranet
4 4 (0.45%) SAN
5 3 (0.33%) BGP
5 3 (0.33%) EIGRP
5 3 (0.33%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.33%) Internet
5 3 (0.33%) Modbus
5 3 (0.33%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.33%) Network Security
5 3 (0.33%) OSPF
5 3 (0.33%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (0.33%) SSL
5 3 (0.33%) VLAN
5 3 (0.33%) VPN
6 2 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.45%) Relational Database
3 31 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 27 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (2.56%) MySQL
6 22 (2.45%) Oracle Database
7 20 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (2.12%) DB2
8 19 (2.12%) RDBMS
9 17 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
10 14 (1.56%) Big Data
11 12 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (1.22%) Oracle Database 12c
13 10 (1.11%) MongoDB
14 9 (1.00%) QlikView
15 8 (0.89%) Hadoop
16 7 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
17 6 (0.67%) KDB
17 6 (0.67%) Kdb+
17 6 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 99 (11.02%) Jenkins
2 78 (8.69%) Selenium
3 75 (8.35%) Git (software)
4 63 (7.02%) Cucumber
5 58 (6.46%) Maven
6 55 (6.12%) JIRA
7 41 (4.57%) Subversion
8 30 (3.34%) Visual Studio
9 27 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
9 27 (3.01%) WebDriver
10 22 (2.45%) JUnit
11 21 (2.34%) Ant
12 18 (2.00%) Hudson
12 18 (2.00%) SoapUI
13 16 (1.78%) Gradle
14 14 (1.56%) Mockito
15 12 (1.34%) GitLab
15 12 (1.34%) Grunt
16 10 (1.11%) LoadRunner
17 9 (1.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 226 (25.17%) Finance
2 82 (9.13%) Banking
3 25 (2.78%) Retail
4 18 (2.00%) Retail Banking
5 14 (1.56%) Marketing
5 14 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 7 (0.78%) Law
6 7 (0.78%) Publishing
7 6 (0.67%) Legal
8 4 (0.45%) Billing
8 4 (0.45%) Games
9 3 (0.33%) Electronics
9 3 (0.33%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.22%) Back Office
10 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.11%) Advertising
11 1 (0.11%) Local Government
11 1 (0.11%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 359 (39.98%) Developer
2 128 (14.25%) Analyst
3 122 (13.59%) Java Developer
4 74 (8.24%) Project Manager
5 64 (7.13%) Business Analyst
6 47 (5.23%) C# Developer
7 42 (4.68%) .NET Developer
8 39 (4.34%) Test Analyst
9 37 (4.12%) Senior Developer
10 36 (4.01%) Scrum Master
11 32 (3.56%) C# .NET Developer
11 32 (3.56%) JavaScript Developer
11 32 (3.56%) Web Developer
12 30 (3.34%) Designer
13 29 (3.23%) Tester
14 26 (2.90%) Angular Developer
15 25 (2.78%) Architect
15 25 (2.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 25 (2.78%) Test Engineer
16 23 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (17.04%) HTML
2 135 (15.03%) CSS
3 108 (12.03%) Spring
4 102 (11.36%) AngularJS
5 100 (11.14%) .NET
6 78 (8.69%) Web Services
7 56 (6.24%) SOAP
8 53 (5.90%) HTML5
9 50 (5.57%) Node.js
10 49 (5.46%) React
10 49 (5.46%) REST
11 48 (5.35%) J2EE
12 45 (5.01%) ASP.NET
12 45 (5.01%) jQuery
13 44 (4.90%) XML
14 42 (4.68%) JSON
14 42 (4.68%) RESTful
15 39 (4.34%) Hibernate
16 36 (4.01%) CSS3
17 34 (3.79%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 85 (9.47%) User Experience
2 61 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (3.34%) Mobile App
4 29 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (1.56%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.11%) Private Cloud
8 9 (1.00%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.00%) Fintech
8 9 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (0.89%) Algorithms
9 8 (0.89%) Wiki
10 7 (0.78%) Data Centre
10 7 (0.78%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.67%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 4 (0.45%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.45%) EMC VNX
12 4 (0.45%) Graphic Design
13 3 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 93 (10.36%) Linux
2 53 (5.90%) Unix
3 32 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (3.23%) Android
5 27 (3.01%) Windows
6 24 (2.67%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.67%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.45%) Debian
9 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (29.18%) Scrum
2 135 (15.03%) TDD
3 131 (14.59%) Test Automation
4 96 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
5 92 (10.24%) BDD
6 88 (9.80%) Project Management
7 83 (9.24%) MVC
8 79 (8.80%) DevOps
9 77 (8.57%) Kanban
10 76 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 63 (7.02%) SDLC
12 58 (6.46%) Web Development
13 57 (6.35%) Software Engineering
14 54 (6.01%) Front End Development
14 54 (6.01%) Waterfall
15 50 (5.57%) OO
16 49 (5.46%) User Stories
17 46 (5.12%) Business Analysis
18 44 (4.90%) Microservices
19 43 (4.79%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 276 (30.73%) Java
2 178 (19.82%) JavaScript
3 159 (17.71%) SQL
4 97 (10.80%) C#
5 77 (8.57%) Python
6 23 (2.56%) Scala
7 21 (2.34%) Ruby
8 17 (1.89%) Bash Shell
9 15 (1.67%) Perl
9 15 (1.67%) PL/SQL
9 15 (1.67%) Shell Script
10 14 (1.56%) PHP
11 12 (1.34%) Objective-C
12 10 (1.11%) C++
12 10 (1.11%) Go
13 9 (1.00%) C
14 8 (0.89%) Apple Swift
14 8 (0.89%) PowerShell
14 8 (0.89%) TypeScript
15 7 (0.78%) ES6
Qualifications
1 28 (3.12%) Degree
2 20 (2.23%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.78%) APMP
4 13 (1.45%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.11%) ISEB
5 10 (1.11%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.56%) CISSP
9 4 (0.45%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.45%) VCAP
9 4 (0.45%) VCP6
10 3 (0.33%) CCA
10 3 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.22%) CCNP
11 2 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.22%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.46%) Disclosure Scotland
2 37 (4.12%) QA
3 9 (1.00%) Dodd-Frank
3 9 (1.00%) EMIR
3 9 (1.00%) MiFID
4 4 (0.45%) PMO
5 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.33%) MISRA
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) SLA
7 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 28 (3.12%) Docker
2 14 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.78%) vSphere
4 6 (0.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.11%) Firmware
8 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.11%) XenApp
8 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (3.23%) Ansible
2 25 (2.78%) Puppet
3 12 (1.34%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.89%) HP SiteScope
5 8 (0.89%) OpenView
5 8 (0.89%) Red Hat Satellite
5 8 (0.89%) vRealize
6 5 (0.56%) RSA Archer
7 4 (0.45%) CA Service Virtualization
7 4 (0.45%) SELinux
7 4 (0.45%) TIBCO Hawk
8 3 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.22%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.22%) SCCM
9 2 (0.22%) Xymon
10 1 (0.11%) Control-M
10 1 (0.11%) Nagios
10 1 (0.11%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 83 (9.24%) Microsoft
2 59 (6.57%) Oracle
3 30 (3.34%) VMware
4 20 (2.23%) Red Hat
5 15 (1.67%) Cisco
6 14 (1.56%) Informatica
6 14 (1.56%) Perforce
6 14 (1.56%) TIBCO
7 13 (1.45%) Adobe
8 12 (1.34%) HP
9 10 (1.11%) IBM
10 9 (1.00%) CA Agile Central
10 9 (1.00%) Sitecore
11 8 (0.89%) Teradata
11 8 (0.89%) Twitter
12 7 (0.78%) Citrix
12 7 (0.78%) Sybase
13 6 (0.67%) Blue Prism
13 6 (0.67%) Tableau
13 6 (0.67%) Xamarin
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