Period
to 19 September 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 September 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 Sep 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 1,630 1,208 956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.73% 25.38% 18.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 34.01% 29.90% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 726 569
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.96% +0.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £287
90th Percentile £556 £538 £490
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 7
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% -6.74% +10.20%
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.38 £42.84
% change year-on-year -2.02% +1.25% +7.10%

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 4,793 4,040 4,460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.43% 84.87% 85.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,692 2,289 2,587
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -3.33%
10th Percentile £255 £256 £237
90th Percentile £550 £530 £495
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 101 105
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £26.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -19.23% +54.76%
10th Percentile £10.85 £13.00 £10.78
90th Percentile £47.80 £43.75 £42.80
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -14.58% +4.35% +4.55%

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 September 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 September 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 +2 971 £425 +6.25% 125
Glasgow 0 574 £400 +5.26% 87
West Lothian -1 22 £375 -9.64% 6
Dundee -1 17 £388 +72.22% 9
Fife -1 9 £388 -3.13% 3
Stirling -5 8 £475 -
Aberdeen -1 2 - - 5
Moray 0 1 £470 -9.40%
Highlands -1 1 - - 2
Renfrewshire -25 1 £325 -13.33% 3
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £388 - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £400 -
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 484 (29.69%) Java
2 456 (27.98%) Scrum
3 449 (27.55%) Finance
4 321 (19.69%) SQL
5 306 (18.77%) JavaScript
6 269 (16.50%) Banking
7 231 (14.17%) HTML
8 224 (13.74%) DevOps
9 206 (12.64%) Spring
10 204 (12.52%) Kanban
11 203 (12.45%) Test Automation
11 203 (12.45%) Oracle
12 194 (11.90%) Python
13 189 (11.60%) CSS
14 180 (11.04%) TDD
15 175 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
16 174 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
17 168 (10.31%) SQL Server
18 164 (10.06%) .NET
19 158 (9.69%) C#
20 156 (9.57%) Microsoft
20 156 (9.57%) JIRA
20 156 (9.57%) Microservices
21 149 (9.14%) Git (software)
22 146 (8.96%) REST
22 146 (8.96%) AngularJS
23 142 (8.71%) Waterfall
24 141 (8.65%) Project Management
25 140 (8.59%) Software Engineering
26 138 (8.47%) Jenkins

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 67 (4.11%) Confluence
2 50 (3.07%) JBoss
3 42 (2.58%) Tomcat
4 35 (2.15%) Apache
5 34 (2.09%) SharePoint
6 28 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
7 26 (1.60%) CMS
7 26 (1.60%) WebSphere
8 19 (1.17%) Apache Spark
9 18 (1.10%) Jetty
9 18 (1.10%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.55%) nginx
11 9 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.43%) IIS
13 6 (0.37%) EPiServer
13 6 (0.37%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.37%) WildFly
14 5 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (1.84%) MS Visio
2 29 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.74%) InVision
7 7 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.31%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.18%) Mingle
11 2 (0.12%) SPSS
12 1 (0.061%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.061%) Maya
12 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 49 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.80%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.49%) AquaLogic BPM
3 8 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.31%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.18%) SessionCam
5 3 (0.18%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.12%) HFM
6 2 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.061%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.061%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.061%) Maximo
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.061%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 122 (7.48%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (5.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (2.45%) PaaS
4 32 (1.96%) OpenShift
5 31 (1.90%) Office 365
6 27 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
7 25 (1.53%) GitHub
7 25 (1.53%) IaaS
8 22 (1.35%) SaaS
9 18 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (0.80%) npm
11 10 (0.61%) Heroku
12 9 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
12 9 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
13 7 (0.43%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 6 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (0.25%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.84%) Firewall
2 22 (1.35%) HTTP
3 14 (0.86%) AMQP
3 14 (0.86%) Network Security
3 14 (0.86%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.80%) DNS
4 13 (0.80%) Unified Communications
5 10 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (0.55%) Skype
6 9 (0.55%) SSL
7 7 (0.43%) BGP
7 7 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (0.43%) OSPF
8 6 (0.37%) DSL
8 6 (0.37%) Internet
9 5 (0.31%) DHCP
10 4 (0.25%) MPLS
10 4 (0.25%) SAN
10 4 (0.25%) WAN
10 4 (0.25%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 114 (6.99%) Relational Database
3 105 (6.44%) MongoDB
4 88 (5.40%) NoSQL
5 74 (4.54%) Oracle Database
6 62 (3.80%) Hadoop
7 56 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
8 54 (3.31%) RDBMS
9 49 (3.01%) MySQL
10 35 (2.15%) Big Data
11 30 (1.84%) Oracle Database 12c
12 27 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
12 27 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 26 (1.60%) DB2
14 25 (1.53%) Redis
15 22 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
16 21 (1.29%) Couchbase
17 19 (1.17%) Power BI
18 16 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
18 16 (0.98%) Riak
Development Applications
1 156 (9.57%) JIRA
2 149 (9.14%) Git (software)
3 138 (8.47%) Jenkins
4 87 (5.34%) Maven
4 87 (5.34%) Selenium
5 65 (3.99%) Cucumber
6 58 (3.56%) JUnit
7 41 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 36 (2.21%) Sonatype Nexus
9 35 (2.15%) Visual Studio
10 30 (1.84%) Oracle Forms
10 30 (1.84%) Subversion
11 28 (1.72%) TeamCity
12 27 (1.66%) Bitbucket
13 24 (1.47%) Artifactory
14 22 (1.35%) Gradle
14 22 (1.35%) JMeter
15 21 (1.29%) GitLab
16 19 (1.17%) NUnit
16 19 (1.17%) Vagrant
General
1 449 (27.55%) Finance
2 269 (16.50%) Banking
3 24 (1.47%) Retail Banking
4 19 (1.17%) Games
5 18 (1.10%) Financial Institution
5 18 (1.10%) Marketing
6 17 (1.04%) Retail
7 16 (0.98%) Front Office
8 13 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.80%) Telecoms
9 12 (0.74%) Back Office
9 12 (0.74%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.67%) Legal
11 9 (0.55%) Billing
12 7 (0.43%) Electronics
12 7 (0.43%) Law
13 6 (0.37%) Advertising
13 6 (0.37%) Publishing
14 4 (0.25%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 573 (35.15%) Developer
2 222 (13.62%) Analyst
3 196 (12.02%) Java Developer
4 147 (9.02%) Project Manager
5 134 (8.22%) Architect
6 122 (7.48%) Business Analyst
7 90 (5.52%) Scrum Master
8 76 (4.66%) Senior Developer
9 55 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
10 54 (3.31%) DevOps Engineer
11 53 (3.25%) Full Stack Developer
12 51 (3.13%) Agile Coach
13 50 (3.07%) .NET Developer
13 50 (3.07%) Tester
14 47 (2.88%) Test Analyst
15 45 (2.76%) Designer
16 39 (2.39%) Agile Business Analyst
16 39 (2.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 38 (2.33%) Software Developer
18 35 (2.15%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (14.17%) HTML
2 206 (12.64%) Spring
3 189 (11.60%) CSS
4 164 (10.06%) .NET
5 146 (8.96%) AngularJS
5 146 (8.96%) REST
6 129 (7.91%) HTML5
7 103 (6.32%) Hibernate
8 102 (6.26%) React
9 97 (5.95%) SOAP
10 92 (5.64%) Web Services
11 86 (5.28%) XML
12 82 (5.03%) ASP.NET
12 82 (5.03%) Node.js
13 74 (4.54%) CSS3
14 73 (4.48%) RESTful
15 69 (4.23%) jQuery
16 66 (4.05%) JSON
17 50 (3.07%) .NET Framework
18 46 (2.82%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 112 (6.87%) User Experience
2 96 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (3.56%) Enterprise Software
4 38 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 33 (2.02%) Fintech
6 29 (1.78%) iPad
7 28 (1.72%) Data Centre
8 26 (1.60%) Computer Science
9 23 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
10 22 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
11 17 (1.04%) Algorithms
12 15 (0.92%) Management Information System
13 13 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
13 13 (0.80%) Private Cloud
14 11 (0.67%) Data Structures
14 11 (0.67%) Derivative
14 11 (0.67%) Minimum Viable Product
15 10 (0.61%) Clustering
16 9 (0.55%) Cloud Native
17 8 (0.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 137 (8.40%) Linux
2 82 (5.03%) Unix
3 67 (4.11%) Windows
4 38 (2.33%) Android
5 36 (2.21%) Apple iOS
6 30 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.55%) Windows Server
8 8 (0.49%) Solaris
9 4 (0.25%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.12%) AIX
10 2 (0.12%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.12%) zOS
11 1 (0.061%) CentOS
11 1 (0.061%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.061%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (27.98%) Scrum
2 224 (13.74%) DevOps
3 204 (12.52%) Kanban
4 203 (12.45%) Test Automation
5 180 (11.04%) TDD
6 175 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 174 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
8 156 (9.57%) Microservices
9 142 (8.71%) Waterfall
10 141 (8.65%) Project Management
11 140 (8.59%) Software Engineering
12 132 (8.10%) BDD
13 129 (7.91%) SDLC
14 106 (6.50%) Coaching
15 103 (6.32%) OO
16 101 (6.20%) Migration
16 101 (6.20%) User Stories
17 100 (6.13%) Problem-Solving
18 91 (5.58%) MVC
19 90 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 484 (29.69%) Java
2 321 (19.69%) SQL
3 306 (18.77%) JavaScript
4 194 (11.90%) Python
5 158 (9.69%) C#
6 67 (4.11%) Bash Shell
7 57 (3.50%) Ruby
8 52 (3.19%) Perl
9 45 (2.76%) PL/SQL
10 41 (2.52%) Java 8
11 34 (2.09%) Scala
12 32 (1.96%) C++
12 32 (1.96%) Groovy
13 24 (1.47%) PowerShell
13 24 (1.47%) T-SQL
14 22 (1.35%) Go
15 21 (1.29%) Shell Script
16 16 (0.98%) PHP
16 16 (0.98%) TypeScript
17 12 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 69 (4.23%) Degree
2 30 (1.84%) CISSP
3 21 (1.29%) Security Cleared
4 20 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 20 (1.23%) PMP
5 17 (1.04%) PMI Certification
6 16 (0.98%) CISM
6 16 (0.98%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.49%) SC Cleared
8 7 (0.43%) APMP
8 7 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.37%) CCNP
9 6 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.31%) ISEB
11 4 (0.25%) CEH
12 3 (0.18%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.12%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (5.77%) QA
2 44 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 25 (1.53%) PMO
4 20 (1.23%) Data Quality
4 20 (1.23%) GDPR
5 12 (0.74%) FINRA
6 11 (0.67%) GCP
7 6 (0.37%) PSD2
8 5 (0.31%) MiFID
9 4 (0.25%) COBIT
10 3 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.18%) EMIR
10 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.18%) WCAG
11 1 (0.061%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.061%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.061%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.061%) TickIT
System Software
1 103 (6.32%) Docker
2 18 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.74%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.67%) XenDesktop
5 8 (0.49%) VMware NSX
5 8 (0.49%) XenApp
6 5 (0.31%) HDFS
6 5 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (0.12%) iptables
7 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.12%) XenServer
8 1 (0.061%) NFS
8 1 (0.061%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.061%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 86 (5.28%) Ansible
2 66 (4.05%) Kubernetes
3 56 (3.44%) Puppet
4 42 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (1.47%) Terraform
6 16 (0.98%) Cobbler
6 16 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (0.86%) Consul
7 14 (0.86%) Mesos
8 9 (0.55%) SELinux
9 8 (0.49%) Kibana
9 8 (0.49%) Prometheus
10 7 (0.43%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (0.43%) SCOM
11 6 (0.37%) Oracle ZFS
11 6 (0.37%) Xymon
12 5 (0.31%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.31%) HP ALM
13 4 (0.25%) Oracle Flashback
13 4 (0.25%) Packer
Vendors
1 203 (12.45%) Oracle
2 156 (9.57%) Microsoft
3 54 (3.31%) IBM
4 27 (1.66%) VMware
5 26 (1.60%) Atlassian
6 22 (1.35%) Informatica
7 21 (1.29%) Adobe
8 20 (1.23%) Red Hat
9 19 (1.17%) Sybase
10 18 (1.10%) Splunk
10 18 (1.10%) Tableau
11 17 (1.04%) Citrix
12 14 (0.86%) Cisco
12 14 (0.86%) Symantec
12 14 (0.86%) Xamarin
13 13 (0.80%) Cloudera
13 13 (0.80%) Google
13 13 (0.80%) Hortonworks
13 13 (0.80%) HP
13 13 (0.80%) Varonis