Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 6 months to 9 December 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.

Scrum
UK > Scotland
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 18 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5 +23
Contract jobs citing Scrum 417 352 387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.05% 7.12% 9.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.16% 8.27% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 214 226
Scotland median daily rate £428 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.27% +9.33% -
10th Percentile £338 £300 £292
90th Percentile £550 £529 £501
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Scotland median hourly rate £45.75 £30.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.50% -30.23% +6.49%
10th Percentile £37.96 £29.00 £34.40
90th Percentile £47.24 £31.00 £44.58
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.27% +2.92%

Scrum 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 4,550 4,254 3,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.84% 85.99% 85.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,460 2,429 2,077
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% -3.33%
10th Percentile £243 £250 £246
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 102 97
Scotland median hourly rate £23.00 £23.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.08% +10.71% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.27 £43.70 £45.45
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Scotland

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Scotland

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Scotland over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Scotland

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in Scotland

Scrum
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 Scrum within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 9 December 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 +6 265 £450 +9.76% 36
Glasgow -9 113 £425 +6.25% 20
West Lothian +8 12 £375 +24.79% 3
Dundee -4 4 £225 - 2
Fife - 4 £388 - 1
Lothian - 3 - -
Aberdeen +12 1 - -
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum 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 Scrum.

1 392 (94.00%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (42.69%) Java
3 140 (33.57%) Kanban
4 102 (24.46%) TDD
5 99 (23.74%) JavaScript
6 98 (23.50%) Spring
7 94 (22.54%) Python
8 91 (21.82%) Finance
9 74 (17.75%) SQL
10 70 (16.79%) Oracle
10 70 (16.79%) Jenkins
11 68 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
11 68 (16.31%) HTML
12 66 (15.83%) Software Engineering
13 65 (15.59%) DevOps
14 60 (14.39%) CSS
15 57 (13.67%) Test Automation
16 56 (13.43%) Git (software)
16 56 (13.43%) Banking
17 55 (13.19%) Microservices
18 53 (12.71%) Docker
18 53 (12.71%) BDD
19 49 (11.75%) JIRA
20 47 (11.27%) Linux
21 46 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
22 45 (10.79%) OO
23 44 (10.55%) REST
23 44 (10.55%) AngularJS
24 42 (10.07%) Kubernetes
25 40 (9.59%) Ansible

Scrum
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 17 (4.08%) Tomcat
2 13 (3.12%) Apache
2 13 (3.12%) JBoss
3 11 (2.64%) Confluence
4 9 (2.16%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.68%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (1.44%) Jetty
6 6 (1.44%) nginx
6 6 (1.44%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.20%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.20%) CMS
8 3 (0.72%) Apache Qpid
8 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.48%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.48%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.24%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.24%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.68%) AquaLogic BPM
1 7 (1.68%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.96%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.48%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (5.76%) OpenShift
3 19 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (4.08%) PaaS
5 7 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.68%) npm
5 7 (1.68%) SaaS
5 7 (1.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (1.68%) Yarn
6 5 (1.20%) GitHub
6 5 (1.20%) IaaS
7 4 (0.96%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.72%) Serverless
9 2 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.48%) Office 365
10 1 (0.24%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.84%) HTTP
2 9 (2.16%) SSL
3 8 (1.92%) Firewall
4 6 (1.44%) AMQP
4 6 (1.44%) DNS
4 6 (1.44%) DSL
5 4 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.72%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.72%) NAS
6 3 (0.72%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.72%) SAN
7 2 (0.48%) BGP
7 2 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.48%) OSPF
7 2 (0.48%) SMS
8 1 (0.24%) DHCP
8 1 (0.24%) MQTT
8 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.95%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (6.00%) MongoDB
4 24 (5.76%) NoSQL
5 23 (5.52%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.64%) Hadoop
7 10 (2.40%) Pentaho
7 10 (2.40%) Redis
8 9 (2.16%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.92%) DB2
9 8 (1.92%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.68%) Power BI
11 6 (1.44%) Couchbase
11 6 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.44%) Oracle Database 12c
11 6 (1.44%) Riak
11 6 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 70 (16.79%) Jenkins
2 56 (13.43%) Git (software)
3 49 (11.75%) JIRA
4 39 (9.35%) JUnit
5 28 (6.71%) Cucumber
6 22 (5.28%) Selenium
7 21 (5.04%) Maven
8 18 (4.32%) Subversion
9 16 (3.84%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (2.88%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (2.88%) webpack
11 11 (2.64%) Bitbucket
11 11 (2.64%) GitLab
12 10 (2.40%) Artifactory
12 10 (2.40%) Mocha
12 10 (2.40%) Mockito
13 9 (2.16%) FitNesse
14 8 (1.92%) Babel
14 8 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 91 (21.82%) Finance
2 56 (13.43%) Banking
3 7 (1.68%) Front Office
4 6 (1.44%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.44%) Retail
5 3 (0.72%) Billing
5 3 (0.72%) Games
5 3 (0.72%) Law
5 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.72%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.48%) Advertising
6 2 (0.48%) Back Office
6 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.48%) Legal
6 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.24%) Local Government
7 1 (0.24%) Military
7 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 165 (39.57%) Developer
2 84 (20.14%) Java Developer
3 57 (13.67%) Scrum Master
4 40 (9.59%) Analyst
5 33 (7.91%) Senior Developer
6 31 (7.43%) Architect
7 28 (6.71%) Business Analyst
8 18 (4.32%) DevOps Engineer
8 18 (4.32%) Project Manager
9 16 (3.84%) Full Stack Developer
10 12 (2.88%) Agile Business Analyst
10 12 (2.88%) Agile Coach
10 12 (2.88%) Enterprise Architect
11 11 (2.64%) Agile Scrum Master
11 11 (2.64%) JavaScript Developer
11 11 (2.64%) Software Developer
12 9 (2.16%) .NET Developer
12 9 (2.16%) Technical Architect
13 8 (1.92%) Senior Java Developer
13 8 (1.92%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (23.50%) Spring
2 68 (16.31%) HTML
3 60 (14.39%) CSS
4 44 (10.55%) AngularJS
4 44 (10.55%) REST
5 40 (9.59%) HTML5
6 36 (8.63%) .NET
7 34 (8.15%) React
8 27 (6.47%) Web Services
9 26 (6.24%) XML
10 24 (5.76%) RESTful
10 24 (5.76%) SOAP
11 22 (5.28%) Hibernate
11 22 (5.28%) JSON
12 19 (4.56%) jQuery
13 18 (4.32%) Apache Camel
14 17 (4.08%) Kafka
15 16 (3.84%) Spring Boot
16 13 (3.12%) JMS
16 13 (3.12%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.63%) User Experience
2 20 (4.80%) Cloud Native
3 19 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (3.84%) Private Cloud
6 15 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (2.88%) Fintech
7 12 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (2.64%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.92%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.92%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.68%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.96%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (0.96%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.96%) iPad
11 4 (0.96%) Wiki
12 3 (0.72%) Derivative
12 3 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.48%) Equity Derivative
13 2 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (11.27%) Linux
2 23 (5.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (3.36%) Unix
3 14 (3.36%) Windows
4 10 (2.40%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.44%) Android
5 6 (1.44%) Solaris
6 1 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (94.00%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (33.57%) Kanban
3 102 (24.46%) TDD
4 68 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
5 66 (15.83%) Software Engineering
6 65 (15.59%) DevOps
7 57 (13.67%) Test Automation
8 55 (13.19%) Microservices
9 53 (12.71%) BDD
10 45 (10.79%) OO
11 38 (9.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 35 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
13 34 (8.15%) Coaching
14 30 (7.19%) Mentoring
15 27 (6.47%) Analytics
16 25 (6.00%) Data Modelling
16 25 (6.00%) User Stories
17 24 (5.76%) Continuous Delivery
18 23 (5.52%) Agile Coaching
18 23 (5.52%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 178 (42.69%) Java
2 99 (23.74%) JavaScript
3 94 (22.54%) Python
4 74 (17.75%) SQL
5 30 (7.19%) Bash Shell
6 23 (5.52%) C#
7 19 (4.56%) Perl
8 16 (3.84%) Shell Script
9 12 (2.88%) Go
9 12 (2.88%) Java 8
9 12 (2.88%) Ruby
10 9 (2.16%) Groovy
10 9 (2.16%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.92%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.68%) ES6
12 7 (1.68%) R
12 7 (1.68%) XPath
13 5 (1.20%) Apple Swift
14 4 (0.96%) Korn
14 4 (0.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (5.04%) Degree
2 15 (3.60%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.40%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.68%) CISSP
5 5 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.96%) ISEB
6 4 (0.96%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.96%) PMP
7 2 (0.48%) CCNP
7 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.24%) CISM
8 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.24%) SANS
8 1 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.04%) QA
2 17 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.72%) PMO
4 1 (0.24%) COBIT
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 53 (12.71%) Docker
2 10 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.20%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Firmware
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.24%) vSphere
5 1 (0.24%) XenApp
5 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 42 (10.07%) Kubernetes
2 40 (9.59%) Ansible
3 34 (8.15%) Puppet
4 24 (5.76%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (2.64%) SELinux
6 6 (1.44%) Cobbler
6 6 (1.44%) Oracle ZFS
6 6 (1.44%) Prometheus
6 6 (1.44%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (1.44%) Xymon
7 4 (0.96%) Consul
7 4 (0.96%) Mesos
8 3 (0.72%) Control-M
8 3 (0.72%) Nagios
9 2 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.48%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.24%) Kibana
10 1 (0.24%) logstash
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.24%) Terraform
Vendors
1 70 (16.79%) Oracle
2 24 (5.76%) Microsoft
3 14 (3.36%) IBM
4 13 (3.12%) VMware
5 12 (2.88%) Charles River
6 9 (2.16%) Informatica
7 6 (1.44%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.44%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.44%) TIBCO
8 3 (0.72%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (0.72%) F5
9 2 (0.48%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.48%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.48%) Citrix
9 2 (0.48%) FactSet
9 2 (0.48%) Google
9 2 (0.48%) Perforce
9 2 (0.48%) Talend
9 2 (0.48%) Twitter
9 2 (0.48%) Xamarin