Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,602 1,317 955
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 30.52% 26.62% 22.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 34.72% 31.18% 25.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 853 787 570
Scotland median daily rate £424 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £556 £538 £489
UK median daily rate £480 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +2.13% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 10
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% -5.68% +3.53%
UK median hourly rate £41.69 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -1.91% -1.16% +6.49%

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 4,614 4,224 3,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.90% 85.39% 84.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,500 2,388 2,153
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £250
90th Percentile £551 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 107 96
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +17.07% -3.53%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.15 £9.69
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.35% +2.22% +2.27%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +2 943 £425 +6.25% 155
Glasgow 0 554 £400 +6.67% 127
West Lothian -1 20 £388 -6.63% 4
Dundee -2 14 £325 +13.04% 11
Stirling 0 8 £625 +56.25%
Fife 0 8 £388 -22.50% 4
North Lanarkshire -8 3 £715 +17.21%
Perth and Kinross - 3 £363 -
Lothian - 3 - -
Aberdeen -6 2 - - 5
Renfrewshire -10 2 £325 -13.33% 2
Scottish Borders - 2 £250 -
Midlothian - 2 £425 - 4
Highlands +2 1 - -
Moray 0 1 £470 -9.40% 1
Argyll and Bute - 1 £388 -
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 469 (29.28%) Java
2 441 (27.53%) Finance
3 402 (25.09%) Scrum
4 320 (19.98%) SQL
5 275 (17.17%) DevOps
6 272 (16.98%) JavaScript
7 247 (15.42%) Banking
8 241 (15.04%) Test Automation
9 231 (14.42%) HTML
10 212 (13.23%) Python
11 211 (13.17%) Oracle
12 203 (12.67%) Spring
13 196 (12.23%) Continuous Integration
14 189 (11.80%) Kanban
15 185 (11.55%) CSS
16 182 (11.36%) Linux
17 180 (11.24%) TDD
18 173 (10.80%) Jenkins
19 171 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
20 154 (9.61%) SQL Server
21 153 (9.55%) Software Engineering
22 152 (9.49%) C#
22 152 (9.49%) JIRA
23 151 (9.43%) Git (software)
24 145 (9.05%) HTML5
25 143 (8.93%) Microsoft
26 142 (8.86%) Microservices
27 141 (8.80%) AngularJS
28 139 (8.68%) Amazon AWS
29 137 (8.55%) .NET

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 50 (3.12%) Confluence
2 44 (2.75%) Cloud Foundry
3 41 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 40 (2.50%) JBoss
5 32 (2.00%) SharePoint
6 27 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 26 (1.62%) Apache
8 23 (1.44%) CMS
9 16 (1.00%) WebLogic
10 15 (0.94%) Jetty
11 14 (0.87%) Apache Spark
12 11 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.56%) nginx
14 7 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.37%) EPiServer
16 5 (0.31%) WildFly
17 4 (0.25%) Umbraco
18 3 (0.19%) Drupal
18 3 (0.19%) Kentico
18 3 (0.19%) Mule
Applications
1 39 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.00%) MS Visio
3 23 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.75%) InVision
7 8 (0.50%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.12%) Mingle
10 1 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 23 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.62%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.50%) AquaLogic BPM
3 8 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.19%) SessionCam
4 3 (0.19%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.19%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.12%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.062%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.062%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.062%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.062%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.062%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 139 (8.68%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (3.25%) PaaS
4 38 (2.37%) OpenShift
5 35 (2.18%) IaaS
6 30 (1.87%) GitHub
7 28 (1.75%) Office 365
8 26 (1.62%) SaaS
9 14 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.62%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.62%) Azure Data Factory
10 10 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.50%) NuGet
12 7 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 6 (0.37%) Datadog
14 5 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.87%) Firewall
2 19 (1.19%) HTTP
3 16 (1.00%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.87%) AMQP
5 13 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (0.81%) Network Security
6 12 (0.75%) Unified Communications
7 10 (0.62%) BGP
7 10 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (0.62%) DNS
7 10 (0.62%) OSPF
7 10 (0.62%) SAN
7 10 (0.62%) SSL
8 6 (0.37%) DSL
8 6 (0.37%) NetScaler
9 5 (0.31%) Internet
9 5 (0.31%) Skype
10 3 (0.19%) BIG-IP
10 3 (0.19%) DHCP
10 3 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (9.61%) SQL Server
2 114 (7.12%) Relational Database
3 107 (6.68%) MongoDB
4 93 (5.81%) NoSQL
5 65 (4.06%) RDBMS
6 63 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
7 60 (3.75%) Oracle Database
8 59 (3.68%) MySQL
9 57 (3.56%) Hadoop
10 31 (1.94%) DB2
11 29 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
11 29 (1.81%) Oracle Database 12c
12 26 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
13 25 (1.56%) Big Data
14 24 (1.50%) Redis
15 23 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 21 (1.31%) Power BI
17 18 (1.12%) ArangoDB
17 18 (1.12%) Neo4j
18 17 (1.06%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 173 (10.80%) Jenkins
2 152 (9.49%) JIRA
3 151 (9.43%) Git (software)
4 84 (5.24%) Selenium
5 70 (4.37%) Cucumber
6 66 (4.12%) JUnit
6 66 (4.12%) Maven
7 58 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 42 (2.62%) Visual Studio
9 39 (2.43%) Subversion
10 29 (1.81%) Oracle Forms
10 29 (1.81%) TeamCity
11 25 (1.56%) Bitbucket
11 25 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
12 24 (1.50%) Artifactory
12 24 (1.50%) FitNesse
13 23 (1.44%) JMeter
14 22 (1.37%) Gradle
15 20 (1.25%) NUnit
16 19 (1.19%) GitLab
General
1 441 (27.53%) Finance
2 247 (15.42%) Banking
3 20 (1.25%) Investment Banking
3 20 (1.25%) Retail
4 18 (1.12%) Law
5 17 (1.06%) Retail Banking
6 16 (1.00%) Marketing
7 15 (0.94%) Front Office
8 14 (0.87%) Games
9 11 (0.69%) Back Office
9 11 (0.69%) Legal
10 10 (0.62%) Publishing
11 9 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.56%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.50%) Advertising
12 8 (0.50%) Billing
13 4 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.19%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.12%) Electronics
16 1 (0.062%) Military
Job Titles
1 566 (35.33%) Developer
2 211 (13.17%) Analyst
3 204 (12.73%) Java Developer
4 144 (8.99%) Project Manager
5 121 (7.55%) Architect
6 118 (7.37%) Business Analyst
7 71 (4.43%) Senior Developer
8 67 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
9 63 (3.93%) Full Stack Developer
10 53 (3.31%) Scrum Master
11 40 (2.50%) React Developer
11 40 (2.50%) Tester
12 39 (2.43%) Designer
12 39 (2.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 39 (2.43%) Test Analyst
13 38 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
14 37 (2.31%) Agile Business Analyst
14 37 (2.31%) Agile Coach
15 34 (2.12%) Consultant
16 33 (2.06%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (14.42%) HTML
2 203 (12.67%) Spring
3 185 (11.55%) CSS
4 145 (9.05%) HTML5
5 141 (8.80%) AngularJS
6 137 (8.55%) .NET
7 129 (8.05%) REST
8 124 (7.74%) React
9 100 (6.24%) Web Services
10 89 (5.56%) SOAP
11 78 (4.87%) CSS3
11 78 (4.87%) Hibernate
12 76 (4.74%) Node.js
13 74 (4.62%) ASP.NET
14 71 (4.43%) RESTful
14 71 (4.43%) XML
15 65 (4.06%) JSON
16 52 (3.25%) jQuery
17 41 (2.56%) JPA
18 34 (2.12%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 101 (6.30%) User Experience
2 92 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (3.18%) Data Centre
4 46 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
5 30 (1.87%) Mobile App
6 29 (1.81%) Computer Science
7 28 (1.75%) Fintech
8 27 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
9 26 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
10 23 (1.44%) Private Cloud
11 22 (1.37%) Algorithms
12 17 (1.06%) Data Structures
13 14 (0.87%) Replication
14 13 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
15 11 (0.69%) Management Information System
15 11 (0.69%) Minimum Viable Product
16 10 (0.62%) Cloud Native
16 10 (0.62%) Virtual Team
17 9 (0.56%) Clustering
17 9 (0.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 182 (11.36%) Linux
2 78 (4.87%) Windows
3 76 (4.74%) Unix
4 45 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (2.25%) Android
6 31 (1.94%) Apple iOS
7 11 (0.69%) Solaris
8 9 (0.56%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.31%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.12%) CentOS
10 2 (0.12%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.062%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.062%) Debian
11 1 (0.062%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.062%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.062%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (25.09%) Scrum
2 275 (17.17%) DevOps
3 241 (15.04%) Test Automation
4 196 (12.23%) Continuous Integration
5 189 (11.80%) Kanban
6 180 (11.24%) TDD
7 171 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 153 (9.55%) Software Engineering
9 142 (8.86%) Microservices
10 137 (8.55%) Project Management
11 132 (8.24%) Waterfall
12 123 (7.68%) BDD
13 115 (7.18%) OO
14 108 (6.74%) SDLC
15 105 (6.55%) Migration
16 96 (5.99%) Problem-Solving
17 92 (5.74%) Coaching
18 90 (5.62%) Mentoring
19 76 (4.74%) Business Analysis
20 74 (4.62%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 469 (29.28%) Java
2 320 (19.98%) SQL
3 272 (16.98%) JavaScript
4 212 (13.23%) Python
5 152 (9.49%) C#
6 77 (4.81%) Bash Shell
7 73 (4.56%) Perl
8 55 (3.43%) Ruby
9 43 (2.68%) Java 8
10 38 (2.37%) PL/SQL
11 37 (2.31%) C++
12 36 (2.25%) Go
13 35 (2.18%) PowerShell
14 29 (1.81%) Scala
15 28 (1.75%) Groovy
16 21 (1.31%) Shell Script
17 17 (1.06%) ES6
18 16 (1.00%) T-SQL
19 15 (0.94%) TypeScript
20 14 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 81 (5.06%) Degree
2 35 (2.18%) Security Cleared
3 29 (1.81%) CISSP
4 21 (1.31%) CISM
5 19 (1.19%) PMP
6 16 (1.00%) SC Cleared
7 14 (0.87%) PMI Certification
8 13 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (0.69%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.56%) CCNP
10 9 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.37%) ISEB
12 6 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.19%) APMP
14 2 (0.12%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.12%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
14 2 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.12%) QA
2 40 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 27 (1.69%) GDPR
3 27 (1.69%) PMO
4 18 (1.12%) FINRA
5 8 (0.50%) WCAG
6 3 (0.19%) COBIT
6 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.19%) PSD2
7 2 (0.12%) MiFID
8 1 (0.062%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.062%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.062%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.062%) TickIT
System Software
1 104 (6.49%) Docker
2 15 (0.94%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 9 (0.56%) VMware NSX
4 7 (0.44%) XenApp
5 6 (0.37%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.19%) XenServer
7 2 (0.12%) Firmware
7 2 (0.12%) HDFS
7 2 (0.12%) iptables
7 2 (0.12%) NFS
7 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.062%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.062%) Varnish
8 1 (0.062%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.062%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 93 (5.81%) Ansible
2 74 (4.62%) Kubernetes
3 65 (4.06%) Puppet
4 44 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (2.43%) Terraform
6 14 (0.87%) SELinux
7 12 (0.75%) Cobbler
8 9 (0.56%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.44%) Consul
9 7 (0.44%) Kibana
9 7 (0.44%) Red Hat Satellite
10 6 (0.37%) Mesos
10 6 (0.37%) Oracle ZFS
10 6 (0.37%) SCOM
10 6 (0.37%) Xymon
11 5 (0.31%) Nagios
11 5 (0.31%) Packer
12 4 (0.25%) Control-M
12 4 (0.25%) OpenView
12 4 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 211 (13.17%) Oracle
2 143 (8.93%) Microsoft
3 46 (2.87%) IBM
4 32 (2.00%) VMware
5 22 (1.37%) Informatica
6 21 (1.31%) Sybase
7 20 (1.25%) Tableau
8 19 (1.19%) Cloudera
8 19 (1.19%) Hortonworks
9 18 (1.12%) McAfee
9 18 (1.12%) Symantec
9 18 (1.12%) Varonis
10 17 (1.06%) Charles River
10 17 (1.06%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.00%) Cisco
12 15 (0.94%) Atlassian
13 14 (0.87%) Adobe
13 14 (0.87%) Talend
14 13 (0.81%) CheckPoint
14 13 (0.81%) Citrix