Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1345 944 834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.70% 21.88% 13.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.73% 26.20% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 568 446
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 14
Scotland median hourly rate £41.50 £44.00 £41.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.68% +4.91% +10.37%
10th Percentile £30.40 £40.25 £40.38
90th Percentile £44.60 £48.54 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.38
% change year-on-year -1.16% +6.49% +8.40%

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 4239 3603 5106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.14% 83.52% 82.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2424 2113 2669
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 88 103
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.70 £12.35
90th Percentile £44.95 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -1 769 £400 - 84
Glasgow +1 414 £380 +1.33% 60
West Lothian 0 40 £415 +22.96% 1
Aberdeen +11 18 £313 - 1
Dundee +3 16 £288 +27.78% 3
North Lanarkshire - 14 £610 -
Fife +1 13 £500 +60.00% 4
Stirling +8 12 £350 -23.08% 1
South Lanarkshire - 6 £375 -
Inverclyde +2 5 £325 -17.20%
Lanarkshire - 3 £575 - 2
Moray - 2 £519 -
Highlands - 2 - -
Angus +2 1 £283 +197.37%
Renfrewshire - 1 £375 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £388 - 1
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 358 (26.62%) Finance
2 353 (26.25%) Java
3 317 (23.57%) Scrum
4 247 (18.36%) JavaScript
5 226 (16.80%) SQL
6 195 (14.50%) Test Automation
7 184 (13.68%) Banking
8 178 (13.23%) HTML
9 162 (12.04%) TDD
10 160 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
11 151 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 148 (11.00%) CSS
13 144 (10.71%) Linux
14 143 (10.63%) Spring
15 138 (10.26%) Git (software)
16 135 (10.04%) User Experience
17 131 (9.74%) C#
18 130 (9.67%) DevOps
19 129 (9.59%) AngularJS
20 124 (9.22%) Jenkins
21 121 (9.00%) .NET
22 120 (8.92%) Project Management
23 117 (8.70%) Kanban
24 115 (8.55%) Oracle
25 112 (8.33%) User Stories
26 111 (8.25%) Web Services
27 110 (8.18%) BDD
28 108 (8.03%) Python
28 108 (8.03%) Microsoft
29 102 (7.58%) Business Analysis

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 43 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.05%) JBoss
3 35 (2.60%) CMS
4 27 (2.01%) Confluence
4 27 (2.01%) Tomcat
5 22 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
6 18 (1.34%) IIS
6 18 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 17 (1.26%) WebSphere
8 13 (0.97%) Drupal
9 11 (0.82%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.59%) Jetty
10 8 (0.59%) SAS
10 8 (0.59%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.52%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.52%) nginx
12 6 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.45%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.37%) ColdFusion
13 5 (0.37%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 30 (2.23%) MS Visio
2 26 (1.93%) Microsoft Project
3 19 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.82%) OmniGraffle
5 8 (0.59%) InVision
6 5 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.074%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.074%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (1.64%) Payment Gateway
2 17 (1.26%) Markit EDM
3 15 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.37%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.074%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.074%) Magento
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.074%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 54 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (1.86%) GitHub
4 20 (1.49%) OpenShift
4 20 (1.49%) PaaS
5 15 (1.12%) Office 365
5 15 (1.12%) SaaS
6 14 (1.04%) IaaS
7 11 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.74%) Lucidchart
9 8 (0.59%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.45%) npm
12 4 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.30%) BlazeMeter
12 4 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.30%) Sauce Labs
12 4 (0.30%) Yarn
13 3 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.01%) Firewall
2 22 (1.64%) Internet
3 15 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.89%) HTTP
4 12 (0.89%) Intranet
5 11 (0.82%) LDAP
6 8 (0.59%) AMQP
6 8 (0.59%) DNS
7 7 (0.52%) Unified Communications
8 6 (0.45%) S/MIME
8 6 (0.45%) VPN
9 5 (0.37%) BGP
9 5 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (0.37%) LAN
9 5 (0.37%) SAN
9 5 (0.37%) Skype
9 5 (0.37%) VXLAN
9 5 (0.37%) WAN
10 4 (0.30%) OSPF
10 4 (0.30%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 64 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 57 (4.24%) NoSQL
4 47 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (2.60%) MongoDB
5 35 (2.60%) RDBMS
6 27 (2.01%) Hadoop
7 26 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (1.86%) Big Data
9 23 (1.71%) MySQL
10 16 (1.19%) Redis
10 16 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (1.04%) Oracle Database
12 12 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (0.74%) GIS
13 10 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (0.67%) Power BI
14 9 (0.67%) PowerCenter
15 8 (0.59%) Couchbase
15 8 (0.59%) DB2
Development Applications
1 138 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 124 (9.22%) Jenkins
3 94 (6.99%) JIRA
4 76 (5.65%) Selenium
5 73 (5.43%) Maven
6 59 (4.39%) Cucumber
7 50 (3.72%) Subversion
8 33 (2.45%) Visual Studio
9 30 (2.23%) GitLab
9 30 (2.23%) JUnit
10 26 (1.93%) Mercurial
11 25 (1.86%) Axure RP
12 23 (1.71%) Mockito
13 22 (1.64%) LoadRunner
14 21 (1.56%) gulp
15 20 (1.49%) Grunt
15 20 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
16 19 (1.41%) Ant
17 18 (1.34%) Artifactory
17 18 (1.34%) Eclipse
General
1 358 (26.62%) Finance
2 184 (13.68%) Banking
3 32 (2.38%) Retail Banking
4 24 (1.78%) Legal
5 23 (1.71%) Marketing
5 23 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.56%) Publishing
7 18 (1.34%) Law
8 15 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.82%) Electronics
10 9 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.59%) Back Office
11 8 (0.59%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.59%) Front Office
12 5 (0.37%) Games
13 4 (0.30%) Billing
13 4 (0.30%) Retail
14 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.074%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 449 (33.38%) Developer
2 310 (23.05%) Analyst
3 174 (12.94%) Java Developer
4 147 (10.93%) Business Analyst
5 99 (7.36%) Project Manager
6 85 (6.32%) Test Analyst
7 53 (3.94%) Senior Developer
8 51 (3.79%) .NET Developer
9 48 (3.57%) Architect
10 47 (3.49%) JavaScript Developer
11 44 (3.27%) Digital Analyst
12 42 (3.12%) Scrum Master
12 42 (3.12%) Tester
13 38 (2.83%) Agile Business Analyst
13 38 (2.83%) Consultant
14 36 (2.68%) Senior Analyst
15 35 (2.60%) Agile Coach
15 35 (2.60%) Digital Business Analyst
15 35 (2.60%) Web Developer
16 34 (2.53%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (13.23%) HTML
2 148 (11.00%) CSS
3 143 (10.63%) Spring
4 129 (9.59%) AngularJS
5 121 (9.00%) .NET
6 111 (8.25%) Web Services
7 87 (6.47%) RESTful
8 77 (5.72%) React
9 75 (5.58%) XML
10 68 (5.06%) Hibernate
10 68 (5.06%) HTML5
11 67 (4.98%) JSON
12 57 (4.24%) ASP.NET
13 47 (3.49%) SOAP
14 45 (3.35%) jQuery
14 45 (3.35%) REST
15 42 (3.12%) Sass
16 40 (2.97%) CSS3
17 37 (2.75%) J2EE
18 28 (2.08%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 135 (10.04%) User Experience
2 96 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
4 35 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
5 29 (2.16%) Algorithms
5 29 (2.16%) Data Structures
6 27 (2.01%) Computer Science
7 22 (1.64%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.04%) Management Information System
9 13 (0.97%) PKI
9 13 (0.97%) PMI
10 12 (0.89%) Virtual Team
11 9 (0.67%) N-Tier
12 8 (0.59%) Data Centre
12 8 (0.59%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 6 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (0.45%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.37%) iPad
14 5 (0.37%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 144 (10.71%) Linux
2 65 (4.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 43 (3.20%) Windows
4 35 (2.60%) Unix
5 26 (1.93%) Android
6 19 (1.41%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (0.74%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.30%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.30%) Solaris
11 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.074%) AIX
13 1 (0.074%) Debian
13 1 (0.074%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.074%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.074%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (23.57%) Scrum
2 195 (14.50%) Test Automation
3 162 (12.04%) TDD
4 160 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
5 151 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 130 (9.67%) DevOps
7 120 (8.92%) Project Management
8 117 (8.70%) Kanban
9 112 (8.33%) User Stories
10 110 (8.18%) BDD
11 102 (7.58%) Business Analysis
12 100 (7.43%) Waterfall
13 93 (6.91%) Software Engineering
14 84 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
15 83 (6.17%) SDLC
16 75 (5.58%) Web Development
17 65 (4.83%) SOA
18 64 (4.76%) Front End Development
19 60 (4.46%) CRM
20 59 (4.39%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 353 (26.25%) Java
2 247 (18.36%) JavaScript
3 226 (16.80%) SQL
4 131 (9.74%) C#
5 108 (8.03%) Python
6 38 (2.83%) Perl
7 34 (2.53%) PowerShell
8 29 (2.16%) C++
9 23 (1.71%) Bash Shell
10 22 (1.64%) Ruby
11 20 (1.49%) ES6
12 19 (1.41%) PHP
13 15 (1.12%) T-SQL
14 12 (0.89%) Scala
14 12 (0.89%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.82%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.74%) C
17 7 (0.52%) TypeScript
18 6 (0.45%) VBScript
19 5 (0.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 57 (4.24%) Degree
2 31 (2.30%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (1.19%) ISEB
6 14 (1.04%) APMP
6 14 (1.04%) PMI Certification
7 12 (0.89%) BC Cleared
7 12 (0.89%) SC Cleared
8 8 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.52%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.37%) CCNP
11 5 (0.37%) PMP
12 4 (0.30%) MCSD
12 4 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.22%) CCNA
13 3 (0.22%) CISSP
14 2 (0.15%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 66 (4.91%) QA
3 17 (1.26%) GDPR
4 15 (1.12%) PMO
5 13 (0.97%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.59%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.37%) MiFID
8 4 (0.30%) EMIR
9 2 (0.15%) COBIT
9 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.15%) WCAG
10 1 (0.074%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.074%) GAMP
10 1 (0.074%) GMP
10 1 (0.074%) GxP
10 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.074%) PSD2
10 1 (0.074%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (3.72%) Docker
2 32 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.82%) VMware NSX
5 7 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.45%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.37%) Firmware
7 5 (0.37%) vSphere
8 3 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.22%) NFS
9 1 (0.074%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.074%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.074%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 58 (4.31%) Ansible
2 54 (4.01%) Puppet
3 23 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (1.56%) HP SiteScope
4 21 (1.56%) OpenView
5 18 (1.34%) Kubernetes
6 17 (1.26%) SCCM
7 10 (0.74%) IBM BigFix
7 10 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (0.67%) Cobbler
9 7 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.45%) Netcool
10 6 (0.45%) RSA Archer
10 6 (0.45%) SCOM
11 5 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.30%) CA Service Virtualization
12 4 (0.30%) Salt
12 4 (0.30%) SELinux
13 3 (0.22%) Packer
13 3 (0.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 115 (8.55%) Oracle
2 108 (8.03%) Microsoft
3 38 (2.83%) VMware
4 37 (2.75%) HP
5 27 (2.01%) Sitecore
6 24 (1.78%) IBM
7 22 (1.64%) Informatica
7 22 (1.64%) SAP
8 20 (1.49%) Red Hat
9 16 (1.19%) Perforce
9 16 (1.19%) Symantec
10 14 (1.04%) Twitter
11 12 (0.89%) Teradata
12 11 (0.82%) Adobe
12 11 (0.82%) Cisco
12 11 (0.82%) Pega
12 11 (0.82%) Sybase
13 10 (0.74%) Charles River
13 10 (0.74%) Dell
13 10 (0.74%) Google