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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Software Development
UK / Scotland
Rank 2 4 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 420 448 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 24.28% 17.39% 11.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.97% 20.89% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 235 194
Median daily rate £400 £386 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.55% +1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £273 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £36.13
% change year-on-year -1.77% +16.95%  

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 1450 2145 2261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.82% 83.27% 81.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 1196 1246
Median daily rate £390 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 40
Median hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.43 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +2 253 £425 +7.59% 70
Glasgow 0 112 £375 +7.14% 43
West Lothian +2 21 £423 +6.08% 2
Moray - 13 £338 -
Fife +4 8 £320 +100.00% 3
Aberdeen -1 4 - - 1
Stirling +9 2 £475 +39.70% 2
Inverclyde - 2 £475 -
Dundee - 1 - - 5
Agile Software Development
UK

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 281 (32.64%) Scrum
2 280 (32.52%) Java
3 199 (23.11%) Finance
4 192 (22.30%) JavaScript
5 167 (19.40%) SQL
6 157 (18.23%) HTML
7 143 (16.61%) TDD
8 138 (16.03%) CSS
9 128 (14.87%) BDD
10 121 (14.05%) AngularJS
11 105 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
12 95 (11.03%) Jenkins
13 94 (10.92%) Selenium
14 93 (10.80%) Python
15 91 (10.57%) Microsoft
15 91 (10.57%) Project Management
16 88 (10.22%) Web Services
17 87 (10.10%) Cucumber
18 85 (9.87%) Spring
19 81 (9.41%) .NET
19 81 (9.41%) JIRA
20 80 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
21 79 (9.18%) Kanban
22 77 (8.94%) Git (software)
22 77 (8.94%) Linux
23 75 (8.71%) User Experience
24 74 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
25 73 (8.48%) C#
26 72 (8.36%) MVC
27 71 (8.25%) Oracle

Agile Software Development
Top Related 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 35 (4.07%) JBoss
2 22 (2.56%) CMS
3 19 (2.21%) Confluence
3 19 (2.21%) GeoServer
4 18 (2.09%) Apache
5 15 (1.74%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.28%) Umbraco
8 10 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (0.70%) IIS
10 6 (0.70%) SAS
10 6 (0.70%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.35%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.35%) CICS
12 3 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.35%) Jadu
12 3 (0.35%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (3.14%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.21%) MS Project
3 8 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.81%) MS Office
5 3 (0.35%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.35%) Siemens NX
6 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.51%) BusinessWorks
2 11 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.16%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.93%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 4 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.46%) Sonata
6 3 (0.35%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.23%) PeopleSoft CRM
7 2 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.86%) PaaS
4 13 (1.51%) Office 365
5 8 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.93%) GitHub
5 8 (0.93%) IaaS
6 6 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.58%) SaaS
8 4 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.46%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.46%) Trello
9 3 (0.35%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.23%) Route 53
10 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.12%) Google Play
11 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.63%) LAN
2 10 (1.16%) DNS
3 9 (1.05%) Firewall
4 7 (0.81%) HTTP
5 6 (0.70%) DHCP
5 6 (0.70%) Internet
5 6 (0.70%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.58%) VXLAN
6 5 (0.58%) WAN
7 4 (0.46%) NetScaler
7 4 (0.46%) Network Security
7 4 (0.46%) SSL
7 4 (0.46%) VLAN
8 3 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (0.35%) Skype
8 3 (0.35%) VPN
9 2 (0.23%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.23%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.23%) LDAP
9 2 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 38 (4.41%) Oracle Database
4 32 (3.72%) NoSQL
5 31 (3.60%) GIS
6 25 (2.90%) MySQL
7 21 (2.44%) Spatial Data
8 20 (2.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 18 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (2.09%) RDBMS
10 17 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (1.86%) DB2
12 14 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
13 13 (1.51%) MongoDB
14 12 (1.39%) Big Data
15 8 (0.93%) QGIS
16 7 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
17 6 (0.70%) QlikView
17 6 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 5 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 95 (11.03%) Jenkins
2 94 (10.92%) Selenium
3 87 (10.10%) Cucumber
4 81 (9.41%) JIRA
5 77 (8.94%) Git (software)
6 68 (7.90%) Maven
7 41 (4.76%) Subversion
8 33 (3.83%) WebDriver
9 32 (3.72%) Gradle
10 27 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (2.56%) JBehave
12 21 (2.44%) JUnit
12 21 (2.44%) SoapUI
12 21 (2.44%) Visual Studio
13 19 (2.21%) Hudson
14 18 (2.09%) Ant
15 12 (1.39%) Eclipse
16 11 (1.28%) Jasmine
17 9 (1.05%) LoadRunner
17 9 (1.05%) Mockito
General
1 199 (23.11%) Finance
2 56 (6.50%) Banking
3 31 (3.60%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.21%) Retail
5 13 (1.51%) Marketing
6 12 (1.39%) Retail Banking
7 9 (1.05%) Law
8 5 (0.58%) Billing
8 5 (0.58%) Games
8 5 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.35%) Legal
9 3 (0.35%) Publishing
10 2 (0.23%) Back Office
10 2 (0.23%) Electronics
10 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.12%) Advertising
11 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 327 (37.98%) Developer
2 109 (12.66%) Java Developer
3 104 (12.08%) Analyst
4 77 (8.94%) Project Manager
5 56 (6.50%) Business Analyst
6 50 (5.81%) JavaScript Developer
7 43 (4.99%) Architect
8 41 (4.76%) Tester
9 39 (4.53%) .NET Developer
10 35 (4.07%) Scrum Master
11 33 (3.83%) Angular Developer
11 33 (3.83%) Consultant
11 33 (3.83%) Senior Developer
12 32 (3.72%) Test Analyst
12 32 (3.72%) Web Developer
13 30 (3.48%) C# Developer
14 28 (3.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 26 (3.02%) C# .NET Developer
16 24 (2.79%) Test Engineer
17 22 (2.56%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (18.23%) HTML
2 138 (16.03%) CSS
3 121 (14.05%) AngularJS
4 88 (10.22%) Web Services
5 85 (9.87%) Spring
6 81 (9.41%) .NET
7 65 (7.55%) HTML5
8 63 (7.32%) Node.js
9 54 (6.27%) REST
10 52 (6.04%) jQuery
11 44 (5.11%) ASP.NET
12 43 (4.99%) J2EE
13 42 (4.88%) SOAP
14 41 (4.76%) RESTful
15 40 (4.65%) React
16 36 (4.18%) XML
17 33 (3.83%) CSS3
18 28 (3.25%) Hibernate
19 27 (3.14%) JMS
19 27 (3.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 80 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (8.71%) User Experience
3 26 (3.02%) Mobile App
4 25 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (1.97%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.16%) Data Centre
6 10 (1.16%) Fintech
7 7 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (0.81%) Wiki
8 5 (0.58%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.58%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 4 (0.46%) EMC VNX
9 4 (0.46%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.46%) Replication
10 3 (0.35%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.35%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.35%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.35%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 77 (8.94%) Linux
2 45 (5.23%) Unix
3 35 (4.07%) Windows
4 25 (2.90%) Android
5 18 (2.09%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.16%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.23%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.12%) CentOS
12 1 (0.12%) Debian
12 1 (0.12%) MVS
12 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (32.64%) Scrum
2 143 (16.61%) TDD
3 128 (14.87%) BDD
4 105 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
5 91 (10.57%) Project Management
6 79 (9.18%) Kanban
7 74 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 72 (8.36%) MVC
9 64 (7.43%) DevOps
10 61 (7.08%) User Stories
11 59 (6.85%) SDLC
12 56 (6.50%) Web Development
13 54 (6.27%) Waterfall
14 53 (6.16%) Test Automation
15 52 (6.04%) Front End Development
15 52 (6.04%) Microservices
16 50 (5.81%) PRINCE2
17 49 (5.69%) Software Engineering
18 48 (5.57%) OO
18 48 (5.57%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 280 (32.52%) Java
2 192 (22.30%) JavaScript
3 167 (19.40%) SQL
4 93 (10.80%) Python
5 73 (8.48%) C#
6 30 (3.48%) PL/SQL
7 17 (1.97%) Scala
8 12 (1.39%) PHP
9 11 (1.28%) Perl
9 11 (1.28%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.16%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.16%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.16%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.05%) C
11 9 (1.05%) C++
11 9 (1.05%) Ruby
12 7 (0.81%) Objective-C
12 7 (0.81%) TypeScript
13 6 (0.70%) XPath
14 5 (0.58%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 51 (5.92%) Degree
2 33 (3.83%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.74%) APMP
5 14 (1.63%) CISSP
5 14 (1.63%) ISEB
6 12 (1.39%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.16%) CEH
7 10 (1.16%) CREST Certified
8 9 (1.05%) GIAC
8 9 (1.05%) SANS
8 9 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.58%) CCNP
9 5 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.46%) VCAP
10 4 (0.46%) VCP6
11 3 (0.35%) MCAD
11 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.62%) QA
2 38 (4.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.58%) MiFID
5 4 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.46%) PMO
6 3 (0.35%) EMIR
6 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.23%) WCAG
8 1 (0.12%) GDPR
8 1 (0.12%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.12%) ISO27005
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) SDET
8 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (2.67%) Docker
2 13 (1.51%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.05%) vSphere
5 7 (0.81%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.81%) XenApp
5 7 (0.81%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.12%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.12%) Xen
8 1 (0.12%) zsh
Systems Management
1 27 (3.14%) Ansible
2 23 (2.67%) Puppet
3 9 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.81%) HP SiteScope
4 7 (0.81%) OpenView
4 7 (0.81%) SCCM
4 7 (0.81%) vRealize
5 5 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.58%) TIBCO Hawk
6 4 (0.46%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.23%) SCOM
9 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.12%) logstash
9 1 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.12%) Packer
9 1 (0.12%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 91 (10.57%) Microsoft
2 71 (8.25%) Oracle
3 27 (3.14%) VMware
4 25 (2.90%) Cisco
5 23 (2.67%) TIBCO
6 19 (2.21%) ESRI
7 14 (1.63%) HP
8 13 (1.51%) Adobe
8 13 (1.51%) Twitter
9 12 (1.39%) IBM
10 11 (1.28%) Citrix
10 11 (1.28%) Red Hat
11 10 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (1.05%) Perforce
12 9 (1.05%) Sitecore
13 8 (0.93%) CA Agile Central
14 7 (0.81%) CheckPoint
15 6 (0.70%) Atlassian
15 6 (0.70%) Cloudera
15 6 (0.70%) SAP
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