Period
to 23 June 2018

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 23 June 2018 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,388 886 942
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.21% 22.72% 17.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.66% 26.82% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 584 530
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £265
90th Percentile £556 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% -1.32%
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.49% +1.18% +18.06%

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 4,527 3,304 4,734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.48% 84.74% 85.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,722 1,917 2,657
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £520 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 76 90
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £26.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.58% -25.69% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.56 £11.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.25 £46.25 £43.08
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.08% - +16.28%

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 23 June 2018.

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 23 June 2018. 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 0 843 £405 +1.25% 161
Glasgow +1 471 £400 +6.67% 81
West Lothian 0 22 £286 -31.02% 6
Dundee +5 16 £385 +70.89% 12
Stirling -7 9 £415 -12.63% 4
Fife -1 7 £388 +21.09% 5
Aberdeen +8 3 - - 1
Inverclyde 0 3 £335 -29.47%
North Lanarkshire - 3 £580 -
Moray 0 1 £470 +25.33%
Renfrewshire -40 1 £325 -13.33% 4
Argyll and Bute - 1 £388 -
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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.

1 405 (29.18%) Finance
2 404 (29.11%) Scrum
3 337 (24.28%) Java
4 283 (20.39%) JavaScript
5 233 (16.79%) SQL
6 212 (15.27%) Banking
7 201 (14.48%) HTML
8 185 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 178 (12.82%) CSS
10 176 (12.68%) TDD
11 174 (12.54%) Test Automation
12 167 (12.03%) Kanban
13 162 (11.67%) Waterfall
14 160 (11.53%) .NET
15 151 (10.88%) DevOps
16 149 (10.73%) Microsoft
17 147 (10.59%) C#
18 146 (10.52%) AngularJS
19 144 (10.37%) Oracle
20 142 (10.23%) Spring
21 140 (10.09%) BDD
22 135 (9.73%) Git (software)
23 132 (9.51%) Project Management
23 132 (9.51%) JIRA
24 131 (9.44%) SQL Server
25 126 (9.08%) Continuous Integration
25 126 (9.08%) SDLC
26 118 (8.50%) Python
27 112 (8.07%) User Experience
28 105 (7.56%) User Stories

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 55 (3.96%) Confluence
2 35 (2.52%) JBoss
3 26 (1.87%) SharePoint
4 25 (1.80%) CMS
5 24 (1.73%) Cloud Foundry
5 24 (1.73%) Tomcat
6 22 (1.59%) Apache
7 17 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 16 (1.15%) Umbraco
9 15 (1.08%) WebSphere
10 14 (1.01%) Jetty
11 12 (0.86%) Apache Spark
12 11 (0.79%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.72%) GeoServer
13 10 (0.72%) IIS
14 5 (0.36%) EPiServer
14 5 (0.36%) Skype for Business
15 4 (0.29%) Kentico
16 3 (0.22%) Apache Pig
16 3 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 24 (1.73%) Microsoft Project
2 23 (1.66%) MS Visio
3 22 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.65%) InVision
6 9 (0.65%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.14%) SPSS
10 1 (0.072%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.072%) Maya
10 1 (0.072%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 67 (4.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.65%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.29%) AquaLogic BPM
3 4 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.29%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.22%) Sonata
5 2 (0.14%) HFM
5 2 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.072%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.072%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.072%) Maximo
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.072%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 96 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (1.66%) GitHub
4 22 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
4 22 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 21 (1.51%) npm
5 21 (1.51%) PaaS
6 20 (1.44%) Office 365
7 19 (1.37%) IaaS
8 15 (1.08%) Heroku
8 15 (1.08%) OpenShift
9 10 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
10 8 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.50%) SaaS
12 6 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.29%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.29%) Tricentis Tosca
14 3 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.22%) HTTP
2 9 (0.65%) Firewall
2 9 (0.65%) Internet
3 8 (0.58%) DNS
4 7 (0.50%) Network Security
4 7 (0.50%) Skype
5 6 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.43%) WEP
6 5 (0.36%) AMQP
6 5 (0.36%) DHCP
7 4 (0.29%) MPLS
7 4 (0.29%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.29%) WAN
8 3 (0.22%) FTP
8 3 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (0.22%) SMS
8 3 (0.22%) SSL
9 2 (0.14%) SAN
10 1 (0.072%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.072%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (9.44%) SQL Server
2 87 (6.27%) Relational Database
3 52 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
4 48 (3.46%) NoSQL
5 45 (3.24%) MongoDB
6 44 (3.17%) Oracle Database
7 34 (2.45%) Hadoop
8 33 (2.38%) RDBMS
9 32 (2.31%) Big Data
10 29 (2.09%) MySQL
11 27 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 16 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
14 15 (1.08%) DB2
14 15 (1.08%) Redis
15 13 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
15 13 (0.94%) Couchbase
16 11 (0.79%) GIS
16 11 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 10 (0.72%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 135 (9.73%) Git (software)
2 132 (9.51%) JIRA
3 103 (7.42%) Jenkins
4 93 (6.70%) Selenium
5 85 (6.12%) Maven
6 61 (4.39%) Cucumber
7 28 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
8 27 (1.95%) Subversion
8 27 (1.95%) TeamCity
9 26 (1.87%) JUnit
10 24 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (1.59%) Visual Studio
12 21 (1.51%) Ant
12 21 (1.51%) GitLab
12 21 (1.51%) SonarQube
13 18 (1.30%) SpecFlow
14 17 (1.22%) Bitbucket
15 16 (1.15%) WebDriver
16 15 (1.08%) Artifactory
17 14 (1.01%) Gerrit
General
1 405 (29.18%) Finance
2 212 (15.27%) Banking
3 23 (1.66%) Retail Banking
4 17 (1.22%) Financial Institution
4 17 (1.22%) Games
5 16 (1.15%) Marketing
6 15 (1.08%) Front Office
6 15 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.01%) Legal
8 13 (0.94%) Back Office
9 12 (0.86%) Retail
10 11 (0.79%) Publishing
11 10 (0.72%) Electronics
11 10 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.65%) Billing
13 6 (0.43%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.36%) Advertising
15 4 (0.29%) Law
16 3 (0.22%) Private Banking
17 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 461 (33.21%) Developer
2 235 (16.93%) Analyst
3 137 (9.87%) Business Analyst
4 134 (9.65%) Java Developer
5 124 (8.93%) Project Manager
6 106 (7.64%) Architect
7 76 (5.48%) Scrum Master
8 71 (5.12%) Senior Developer
9 59 (4.25%) .NET Developer
10 53 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
11 49 (3.53%) Designer
12 47 (3.39%) Tester
13 46 (3.31%) Test Analyst
14 39 (2.81%) Full Stack Developer
15 38 (2.74%) DevOps Engineer
16 37 (2.67%) Agile Coach
17 35 (2.52%) Agile Business Analyst
18 31 (2.23%) CRM Developer
19 30 (2.16%) C# Developer
20 29 (2.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (14.48%) HTML
2 178 (12.82%) CSS
3 160 (11.53%) .NET
4 146 (10.52%) AngularJS
5 142 (10.23%) Spring
6 96 (6.92%) HTML5
6 96 (6.92%) REST
7 78 (5.62%) ASP.NET
7 78 (5.62%) React
8 77 (5.55%) Web Services
9 75 (5.40%) Hibernate
10 74 (5.33%) RESTful
11 73 (5.26%) XML
12 64 (4.61%) jQuery
12 64 (4.61%) Node.js
13 62 (4.47%) SOAP
14 56 (4.03%) CSS3
15 50 (3.60%) JSON
16 45 (3.24%) .NET Framework
17 37 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 112 (8.07%) User Experience
2 85 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (4.32%) Enterprise Software
4 36 (2.59%) Mobile App
5 35 (2.52%) iPad
6 31 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 17 (1.22%) Fintech
8 17 (1.22%) Management Information System
9 13 (0.94%) Data Centre
10 12 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (0.86%) Virtual Team
11 9 (0.65%) Algorithms
11 9 (0.65%) Derivative
11 9 (0.65%) Mainframe
12 8 (0.58%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.50%) Minimum Viable Product
13 7 (0.50%) Reference Data
14 6 (0.43%) DataPower
14 6 (0.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 103 (7.42%) Linux
2 88 (6.34%) Unix
3 35 (2.52%) Android
4 33 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 32 (2.31%) Windows
6 22 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.79%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.50%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.29%) AIX
10 3 (0.22%) CentOS
10 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.14%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.14%) Solaris
11 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.072%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (29.11%) Scrum
2 185 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 176 (12.68%) TDD
4 174 (12.54%) Test Automation
5 167 (12.03%) Kanban
6 162 (11.67%) Waterfall
7 151 (10.88%) DevOps
8 140 (10.09%) BDD
9 132 (9.51%) Project Management
10 126 (9.08%) Continuous Integration
10 126 (9.08%) SDLC
11 105 (7.56%) User Stories
12 97 (6.99%) MVC
13 91 (6.56%) Microservices
14 90 (6.48%) CRM
15 84 (6.05%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 84 (6.05%) Problem-Solving
16 81 (5.84%) OO
17 78 (5.62%) Coaching
17 78 (5.62%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 337 (24.28%) Java
2 283 (20.39%) JavaScript
3 233 (16.79%) SQL
4 147 (10.59%) C#
5 118 (8.50%) Python
6 35 (2.52%) Ruby
7 33 (2.38%) Java 8
8 31 (2.23%) Bash Shell
9 25 (1.80%) T-SQL
10 24 (1.73%) Perl
11 23 (1.66%) PL/SQL
12 19 (1.37%) Scala
13 16 (1.15%) Groovy
14 13 (0.94%) C++
15 12 (0.86%) PowerShell
16 10 (0.72%) PHP
17 9 (0.65%) Apple Swift
17 9 (0.65%) ES6
17 9 (0.65%) Objective-C
17 9 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (2.88%) Degree
2 23 (1.66%) ISTQB
3 16 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
4 15 (1.08%) CISSP
5 14 (1.01%) ISEB
6 13 (0.94%) APMP
6 13 (0.94%) Security Cleared
7 12 (0.86%) PMI Certification
8 11 (0.79%) PMP
9 6 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
10 5 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.29%) CEH
11 4 (0.29%) CISM
11 4 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (0.22%) CISA
12 3 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.22%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.22%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (6.63%) QA
2 30 (2.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 24 (1.73%) Data Quality
4 20 (1.44%) PMO
5 15 (1.08%) GCP
6 11 (0.79%) PSD2
7 6 (0.43%) GDPR
7 6 (0.43%) MiFID
8 4 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.29%) EMIR
9 2 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.14%) COBIT
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.072%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.072%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.072%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.072%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.072%) SEPA
System Software
1 74 (5.33%) Docker
2 11 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.65%) XenDesktop
5 8 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.50%) GeoWebCache
7 4 (0.29%) HDFS
7 4 (0.29%) XenApp
8 3 (0.22%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.072%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.072%) iptables
10 1 (0.072%) NFS
Systems Management
1 47 (3.39%) Ansible
2 34 (2.45%) Kubernetes
2 34 (2.45%) Puppet
3 31 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
4 26 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.15%) HP ALM
6 15 (1.08%) Consul
6 15 (1.08%) Mesos
7 9 (0.65%) Cobbler
7 9 (0.65%) Terraform
8 7 (0.50%) Kibana
8 7 (0.50%) SELinux
9 6 (0.43%) SCOM
10 5 (0.36%) SCCM
11 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.29%) OpenView
11 4 (0.29%) Oracle Flashback
11 4 (0.29%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.22%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.22%) Icinga
Vendors
1 149 (10.73%) Microsoft
2 144 (10.37%) Oracle
3 37 (2.67%) IBM
4 27 (1.95%) HP
5 23 (1.66%) Informatica
6 22 (1.59%) Atlassian
7 19 (1.37%) Splunk
8 17 (1.22%) Xamarin
9 16 (1.15%) SAP
10 15 (1.08%) Adobe
11 14 (1.01%) Red Hat
12 13 (0.94%) VMware
13 10 (0.72%) Citrix
14 9 (0.65%) Capita
14 9 (0.65%) Charles River
15 8 (0.58%) Google
15 8 (0.58%) TIBCO
16 6 (0.43%) Perforce
16 6 (0.43%) Sybase
16 6 (0.43%) Veritas