Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,444 1,290 895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 31.04% 27.27% 23.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 35.35% 31.57% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 777 570
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £297
90th Percentile £563 £550 £514
UK median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 9
Scotland median hourly rate £39.75 £41.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% -4.60% +7.73%
10th Percentile £35.00 £31.85 £39.45
90th Percentile £46.89 £44.83 £48.70
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.74% +1.18% -0.58%

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 4,085 4,086 3,201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.81% 86.37% 84.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,247 2,362 1,864
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £244 £250 £245
90th Percentile £563 £544 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 89 106
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -1.18% +1.19%
10th Percentile £12.08 £11.23 £10.25
90th Percentile £44.36 £38.82 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.04 £23.28
% change year-on-year +1.96% -1.02% +1.20%

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 20 January 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
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 20 January 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 0 800 £425 +6.25% 148
Glasgow 0 541 £425 +11.84% 101
West Lothian 0 20 £420 +1.20% 8
Dundee -2 19 £325 +35.42% 3
Stirling +3 9 £625 +66.67% 2
Fife +1 5 £425 -15.00% 7
Aberdeen +2 4 £400 -5.88% 4
North Lanarkshire -5 3 £715 +25.44%
Renfrewshire - 3 £328 - 4
Lothian - 3 - -
Perth and Kinross +1 2 £325 -16.13%
Scottish Borders - 2 £250 -
Midlothian - 2 £425 - 1
Inverclyde +1 1 - -
Highlands 0 1 - -
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 395 (27.35%) Finance
2 386 (26.73%) Java
3 348 (24.10%) Scrum
4 253 (17.52%) SQL
5 243 (16.83%) JavaScript
6 228 (15.79%) DevOps
7 222 (15.37%) Test Automation
8 219 (15.17%) Banking
9 212 (14.68%) HTML
10 184 (12.74%) Linux
11 183 (12.67%) Oracle
12 179 (12.40%) Spring
13 164 (11.36%) CSS
14 163 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
15 159 (11.01%) Kanban
16 157 (10.87%) TDD
17 156 (10.80%) Jenkins
18 155 (10.73%) Python
19 150 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
20 144 (9.97%) Project Management
21 141 (9.76%) JIRA
22 139 (9.63%) SQL Server
22 139 (9.63%) C#
23 136 (9.42%) Microsoft
24 133 (9.21%) AngularJS
25 132 (9.14%) Amazon AWS
25 132 (9.14%) Software Engineering
26 119 (8.24%) Git (software)
26 119 (8.24%) REST
27 118 (8.17%) HTML5

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 51 (3.53%) Confluence
2 36 (2.49%) Cloud Foundry
3 32 (2.22%) Tomcat
4 28 (1.94%) JBoss
5 26 (1.80%) SharePoint
6 23 (1.59%) Apache
7 20 (1.39%) CMS
8 19 (1.32%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.62%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.55%) Jetty
10 8 (0.55%) nginx
10 8 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.48%) SAS
12 6 (0.42%) Alfresco
13 5 (0.35%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.35%) Mule
13 5 (0.35%) Mule ESB
13 5 (0.35%) WildFly
14 4 (0.28%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 36 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.97%) InVision
7 5 (0.35%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.069%) InDesign
11 1 (0.069%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 10 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.42%) AquaLogic BPM
2 6 (0.42%) Markit EDM
2 6 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.21%) SessionCam
3 3 (0.21%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.14%) Actimize
4 2 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.14%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.14%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.069%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.069%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.069%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 132 (9.14%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (7.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (3.05%) PaaS
4 39 (2.70%) IaaS
5 28 (1.94%) OpenShift
5 28 (1.94%) SaaS
6 27 (1.87%) Office 365
7 26 (1.80%) GitHub
8 8 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (0.55%) NuGet
9 7 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 6 (0.42%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.42%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.28%) BrowserStack
12 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.28%) Datadog
12 4 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.60%) Firewall
2 20 (1.39%) Internet
3 13 (0.90%) HTTP
4 12 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.76%) Network Security
6 10 (0.69%) SSL
7 9 (0.62%) AMQP
7 9 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (0.62%) SAN
8 8 (0.55%) BGP
8 8 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (0.55%) DNS
8 8 (0.55%) OSPF
9 6 (0.42%) DSL
10 5 (0.35%) NAS
10 5 (0.35%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.35%) VPN
11 4 (0.28%) LAN
11 4 (0.28%) Skype
11 4 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 86 (5.96%) Relational Database
3 63 (4.36%) MongoDB
4 53 (3.67%) NoSQL
5 50 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
5 50 (3.46%) RDBMS
6 45 (3.12%) MySQL
7 41 (2.84%) Oracle Database
8 31 (2.15%) Hadoop
9 25 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (1.66%) DB2
11 22 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 21 (1.45%) MariaDB
12 21 (1.45%) Power BI
13 19 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
14 16 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
15 15 (1.04%) Big Data
15 15 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
16 14 (0.97%) ArangoDB
16 14 (0.97%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 156 (10.80%) Jenkins
2 141 (9.76%) JIRA
3 119 (8.24%) Git (software)
4 63 (4.36%) Selenium
5 60 (4.16%) Cucumber
6 51 (3.53%) JUnit
7 48 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 40 (2.77%) Maven
8 40 (2.77%) Visual Studio
9 35 (2.42%) Subversion
10 30 (2.08%) TeamCity
11 29 (2.01%) JMeter
12 19 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
13 18 (1.25%) Axure RP
13 18 (1.25%) FitNesse
14 17 (1.18%) GitLab
15 16 (1.11%) Artifactory
15 16 (1.11%) Gatling
15 16 (1.11%) NUnit
16 14 (0.97%) Hudson
General
1 395 (27.35%) Finance
2 219 (15.17%) Banking
3 30 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 25 (1.73%) Law
5 19 (1.32%) Retail Banking
6 18 (1.25%) Retail
7 14 (0.97%) Back Office
7 14 (0.97%) Publishing
8 13 (0.90%) Games
8 13 (0.90%) Legal
8 13 (0.90%) Marketing
9 8 (0.55%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.48%) Front Office
10 7 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.42%) Advertising
12 5 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.14%) Billing
13 2 (0.14%) Electronics
13 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.069%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 482 (33.38%) Developer
2 198 (13.71%) Analyst
3 160 (11.08%) Java Developer
4 126 (8.73%) Project Manager
5 117 (8.10%) Business Analyst
6 108 (7.48%) Architect
7 79 (5.47%) Senior Developer
8 54 (3.74%) DevOps Engineer
9 52 (3.60%) Designer
9 52 (3.60%) Full Stack Developer
9 52 (3.60%) Scrum Master
10 37 (2.56%) JavaScript Developer
11 36 (2.49%) Consultant
12 33 (2.29%) Test Analyst
13 32 (2.22%) React Developer
14 31 (2.15%) .NET Developer
14 31 (2.15%) DBA
14 31 (2.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 30 (2.08%) Agile Business Analyst
16 28 (1.94%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (14.68%) HTML
2 179 (12.40%) Spring
3 164 (11.36%) CSS
4 133 (9.21%) AngularJS
5 119 (8.24%) REST
6 118 (8.17%) HTML5
7 109 (7.55%) .NET
7 109 (7.55%) React
8 96 (6.65%) Web Services
9 87 (6.02%) SOAP
10 62 (4.29%) XML
11 61 (4.22%) JSON
12 60 (4.16%) ASP.NET
13 57 (3.95%) CSS3
14 55 (3.81%) RESTful
15 54 (3.74%) Node.js
16 47 (3.25%) Hibernate
17 45 (3.12%) .NET Framework
17 45 (3.12%) jQuery
18 37 (2.56%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 92 (6.37%) User Experience
2 72 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (3.39%) Data Centre
4 40 (2.77%) Mobile App
5 38 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
7 29 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 18 (1.25%) Private Cloud
9 17 (1.18%) Fintech
10 14 (0.97%) Replication
10 14 (0.97%) Virtual Team
11 12 (0.83%) Algorithms
12 11 (0.76%) Data Structures
13 10 (0.69%) Cyberthreat
14 9 (0.62%) Clustering
15 8 (0.55%) Cloud Native
16 7 (0.48%) Reference Data
16 7 (0.48%) Social Media
17 5 (0.35%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 184 (12.74%) Linux
2 75 (5.19%) Windows
3 63 (4.36%) Unix
4 36 (2.49%) Android
5 34 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (1.87%) Apple iOS
7 13 (0.90%) Solaris
8 10 (0.69%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.35%) AIX
9 5 (0.35%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.21%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.14%) Tru64
12 1 (0.069%) CentOS
12 1 (0.069%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.069%) Debian
12 1 (0.069%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.069%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (24.10%) Scrum
2 228 (15.79%) DevOps
3 222 (15.37%) Test Automation
4 163 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
5 159 (11.01%) Kanban
6 157 (10.87%) TDD
7 150 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 144 (9.97%) Project Management
9 132 (9.14%) Software Engineering
10 116 (8.03%) Waterfall
11 108 (7.48%) BDD
12 98 (6.79%) Mentoring
13 96 (6.65%) Migration
14 92 (6.37%) Business Analysis
15 89 (6.16%) Problem-Solving
15 89 (6.16%) SDLC
16 86 (5.96%) Microservices
17 82 (5.68%) Coaching
18 73 (5.06%) MVC
19 72 (4.99%) OO
Programming Languages
1 386 (26.73%) Java
2 253 (17.52%) SQL
3 243 (16.83%) JavaScript
4 155 (10.73%) Python
5 139 (9.63%) C#
6 67 (4.64%) Perl
7 51 (3.53%) Bash Shell
8 47 (3.25%) Java 8
9 35 (2.42%) Ruby
10 29 (2.01%) C++
10 29 (2.01%) PowerShell
11 24 (1.66%) PL/SQL
12 23 (1.59%) Go
13 17 (1.18%) Scala
14 16 (1.11%) Shell Script
15 15 (1.04%) ES6
15 15 (1.04%) Groovy
16 14 (0.97%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.97%) TypeScript
17 12 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 89 (6.16%) Degree
2 48 (3.32%) Security Cleared
3 27 (1.87%) CISSP
4 21 (1.45%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.18%) CISM
6 16 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (1.04%) PMP
8 13 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (0.83%) PMI Certification
10 11 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.69%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.55%) CCNP
13 6 (0.42%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.35%) APMP
14 5 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.28%) ISEB
16 3 (0.21%) CCIE
16 3 (0.21%) CISA
17 2 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.46%) QA
2 43 (2.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 27 (1.87%) PMO
4 20 (1.39%) GDPR
5 14 (0.97%) FINRA
6 10 (0.69%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.48%) WCAG
8 6 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.35%) COBIT
10 2 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.14%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.14%) SLA
11 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.069%) MiFID
11 1 (0.069%) MISRA
11 1 (0.069%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.069%) Solvency II
System Software
1 71 (4.92%) Docker
2 13 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 7 (0.48%) VMware NSX
5 4 (0.28%) Firmware
5 4 (0.28%) XenApp
6 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.21%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.21%) XenServer
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.069%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.069%) NFS
8 1 (0.069%) Postfix
8 1 (0.069%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.069%) Varnish
8 1 (0.069%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.069%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 75 (5.19%) Ansible
2 58 (4.02%) Puppet
3 41 (2.84%) Kubernetes
4 38 (2.63%) Terraform
5 33 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.62%) Prometheus
7 7 (0.48%) Kibana
7 7 (0.48%) Nagios
7 7 (0.48%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (0.42%) Oracle ZFS
8 6 (0.42%) Xymon
9 5 (0.35%) PowerCLI
9 5 (0.35%) SELinux
10 4 (0.28%) logstash
10 4 (0.28%) Packer
10 4 (0.28%) Rancher
10 4 (0.28%) SCCM
11 3 (0.21%) Cobbler
11 3 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.21%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 183 (12.67%) Oracle
2 136 (9.42%) Microsoft
3 29 (2.01%) IBM
4 24 (1.66%) VMware
5 20 (1.39%) Sybase
6 19 (1.32%) Charles River
7 15 (1.04%) Adobe
7 15 (1.04%) Cloudera
7 15 (1.04%) Hortonworks
7 15 (1.04%) Varonis
8 14 (0.97%) McAfee
8 14 (0.97%) Symantec
9 13 (0.90%) Cisco
9 13 (0.90%) Google
9 13 (0.90%) Tableau
10 12 (0.83%) CheckPoint
10 12 (0.83%) Citrix
10 12 (0.83%) Informatica
11 11 (0.76%) Red Hat
11 11 (0.76%) ServiceNow