Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 19 13
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 +36
Contract jobs citing Scrum 468 353 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.79% 7.34% 9.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.01% 8.61% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 212 257
Scotland median daily rate £435 £413 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +9.27% +0.67%
10th Percentile £325 £307 £313
90th Percentile £565 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Scotland median hourly rate - - £43.00
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.40%

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 4,677 4,102 4,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.85% 85.32% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,513 2,310 2,398
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £230
90th Percentile £550 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 111 106
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.00 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +6 308 £450 +9.76% 38
Glasgow -7 115 £425 +6.25% 29
West Lothian +16 15 £331 -32.40% 5
Dundee -6 5 £225 - 4
Fife +5 4 £388 -3.13%
Lothian - 2 - -
Aberdeen +10 1 - - 1
Moray +1 1 £470 -3.59%
Stirling -5 1 £313 +4.17%
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 427 (91.24%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (37.18%) Kanban
3 170 (36.32%) Java
4 111 (23.72%) TDD
5 107 (22.86%) Python
6 103 (22.01%) JavaScript
7 98 (20.94%) Finance
8 87 (18.59%) Spring
9 77 (16.45%) HTML
10 76 (16.24%) SQL
11 68 (14.53%) Continuous Integration
12 64 (13.68%) Test Automation
12 64 (13.68%) CSS
13 63 (13.46%) Oracle
13 63 (13.46%) JIRA
13 63 (13.46%) DevOps
14 62 (13.25%) Jenkins
15 61 (13.03%) Git (software)
15 61 (13.03%) Banking
16 60 (12.82%) BDD
17 59 (12.61%) OO
18 54 (11.54%) .NET
18 54 (11.54%) Docker
18 54 (11.54%) Coaching
19 53 (11.32%) Software Engineering
20 51 (10.90%) AngularJS
21 50 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
22 49 (10.47%) HTML5
23 48 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
23 48 (10.26%) Microservices

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 22 (4.70%) Tomcat
2 17 (3.63%) Apache
2 17 (3.63%) Confluence
3 16 (3.42%) JBoss
4 11 (2.35%) Cloud Foundry
4 11 (2.35%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.14%) CMS
6 9 (1.92%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.92%) Jetty
6 9 (1.92%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.28%) nginx
8 5 (1.07%) EPiServer
8 5 (1.07%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.85%) Kentico
10 2 (0.43%) Appian
10 2 (0.43%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.21%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (1.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.21%) Mingle
3 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.14%) AquaLogic BPM
1 10 (2.14%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.85%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.43%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (5.34%) OpenShift
3 18 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (2.78%) npm
4 13 (2.78%) PaaS
5 7 (1.50%) GitHub
5 7 (1.50%) SaaS
5 7 (1.50%) Yarn
6 6 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.28%) Heroku
7 5 (1.07%) IaaS
8 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.21%) Office 365
9 1 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.63%) HTTP
2 9 (1.92%) AMQP
3 8 (1.71%) Firewall
3 8 (1.71%) SSL
4 6 (1.28%) DNS
4 6 (1.28%) DSL
5 3 (0.64%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.43%) BGP
6 2 (0.43%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.43%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.43%) OSPF
6 2 (0.43%) SAN
6 2 (0.43%) SMS
6 2 (0.43%) WEP
7 1 (0.21%) DHCP
7 1 (0.21%) Network Security
7 1 (0.21%) VoIP
7 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 33 (7.05%) NoSQL
3 28 (5.98%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (5.98%) Relational Database
3 28 (5.98%) SQL Server
4 15 (3.21%) Hadoop
5 14 (2.99%) Redis
6 12 (2.56%) Oracle Database
7 11 (2.35%) Pentaho
8 10 (2.14%) MySQL
9 9 (1.92%) Couchbase
9 9 (1.92%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.92%) Riak
10 8 (1.71%) DB2
11 5 (1.07%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (0.85%) Amazon Athena
12 4 (0.85%) Big Data
12 4 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 63 (13.46%) JIRA
2 62 (13.25%) Jenkins
3 61 (13.03%) Git (software)
4 32 (6.84%) JUnit
5 29 (6.20%) Selenium
6 26 (5.56%) Maven
7 22 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (4.27%) Cucumber
9 15 (3.21%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (2.99%) Subversion
11 12 (2.56%) Bitbucket
11 12 (2.56%) FitNesse
11 12 (2.56%) GitLab
11 12 (2.56%) Visual Studio
12 10 (2.14%) Artifactory
12 10 (2.14%) SonarQube
12 10 (2.14%) WebDriver
12 10 (2.14%) webpack
13 9 (1.92%) Ant
13 9 (1.92%) Vagrant
General
1 98 (20.94%) Finance
2 61 (13.03%) Banking
3 11 (2.35%) Front Office
4 10 (2.14%) Games
5 7 (1.50%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.07%) Retail
8 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.64%) Billing
9 3 (0.64%) Law
9 3 (0.64%) Private Banking
9 3 (0.64%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.43%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 166 (35.47%) Developer
2 82 (17.52%) Java Developer
3 81 (17.31%) Scrum Master
4 39 (8.33%) Analyst
5 38 (8.12%) Architect
6 26 (5.56%) Agile Coach
6 26 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 25 (5.34%) Business Analyst
8 23 (4.91%) Senior Developer
9 21 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
10 17 (3.63%) Agile Scrum Master
11 15 (3.21%) Full Stack Developer
11 15 (3.21%) Software Developer
12 14 (2.99%) Tester
13 12 (2.56%) Enterprise Architect
13 12 (2.56%) JavaScript Developer
14 11 (2.35%) Automation Tester
14 11 (2.35%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 10 (2.14%) Agile Business Analyst
15 10 (2.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (18.59%) Spring
2 77 (16.45%) HTML
3 64 (13.68%) CSS
4 54 (11.54%) .NET
5 51 (10.90%) AngularJS
6 49 (10.47%) HTML5
7 44 (9.40%) REST
8 36 (7.69%) Hibernate
9 34 (7.26%) XML
10 26 (5.56%) React
11 24 (5.13%) jQuery
12 22 (4.70%) JSON
13 20 (4.27%) CSS3
13 20 (4.27%) JMS
13 20 (4.27%) SOAP
14 19 (4.06%) Apache Camel
15 18 (3.85%) JPA
15 18 (3.85%) Node.js
16 17 (3.63%) Kafka
17 16 (3.42%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.33%) User Experience
2 25 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.70%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (4.27%) Cloud Native
5 16 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (3.21%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.99%) Fintech
7 14 (2.99%) iPad
7 14 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (2.78%) Private Cloud
9 10 (2.14%) Reference Data
10 9 (1.92%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.50%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.50%) Derivative
11 7 (1.50%) Minimum Viable Product
12 6 (1.28%) Equity Derivative
12 6 (1.28%) Wiki
13 5 (1.07%) Management Information System
14 4 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
14 4 (0.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.26%) Linux
2 20 (4.27%) Unix
3 18 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (2.78%) Windows
5 12 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.92%) Android
7 6 (1.28%) Solaris
8 1 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (91.24%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (37.18%) Kanban
3 111 (23.72%) TDD
4 68 (14.53%) Continuous Integration
5 64 (13.68%) Test Automation
6 63 (13.46%) DevOps
7 60 (12.82%) BDD
8 59 (12.61%) OO
9 54 (11.54%) Coaching
10 53 (11.32%) Software Engineering
11 48 (10.26%) Microservices
11 48 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 42 (8.97%) Mentoring
13 41 (8.76%) Continuous Improvement
14 40 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
15 34 (7.26%) User Stories
16 32 (6.84%) Analytics
16 32 (6.84%) Data Modelling
17 30 (6.41%) Project Management
18 29 (6.20%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 170 (36.32%) Java
2 107 (22.86%) Python
3 103 (22.01%) JavaScript
4 76 (16.24%) SQL
5 37 (7.91%) Bash Shell
6 36 (7.69%) C#
7 22 (4.70%) Ruby
8 16 (3.42%) Shell Script
9 12 (2.56%) Groovy
10 11 (2.35%) Go
10 11 (2.35%) Perl
11 10 (2.14%) XPath
12 7 (1.50%) ES6
12 7 (1.50%) PHP
12 7 (1.50%) R
13 6 (1.28%) Java 8
13 6 (1.28%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.28%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.07%) C++
15 4 (0.85%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 19 (4.06%) Degree
2 14 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.35%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.50%) CISSP
4 7 (1.50%) PMP
5 4 (0.85%) ISEB
5 4 (0.85%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.85%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.43%) CCNP
6 2 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.21%) CISM
7 1 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.98%) QA
2 13 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.64%) PMO
4 1 (0.21%) COBIT
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (11.54%) Docker
2 11 (2.35%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.07%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.21%) Firmware
5 1 (0.21%) HDFS
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.21%) vSphere
5 1 (0.21%) XenApp
5 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 47 (10.04%) Kubernetes
2 42 (8.97%) Ansible
3 31 (6.62%) Puppet
4 25 (5.34%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (2.35%) SELinux
6 10 (2.14%) Consul
6 10 (2.14%) Mesos
7 9 (1.92%) Cobbler
8 6 (1.28%) Oracle ZFS
8 6 (1.28%) Prometheus
8 6 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (1.28%) Xymon
9 4 (0.85%) Control-M
10 2 (0.43%) Kibana
10 2 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.43%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.21%) logstash
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 63 (13.46%) Oracle
2 26 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 24 (5.13%) IBM
4 12 (2.56%) Informatica
5 10 (2.14%) Atlassian
6 9 (1.92%) Charles River
6 9 (1.92%) TIBCO
6 9 (1.92%) VMware
7 6 (1.28%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.64%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (0.64%) Perforce
8 3 (0.64%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.43%) CA
9 2 (0.43%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.43%) F5
9 2 (0.43%) FactSet
9 2 (0.43%) OutSystems
9 2 (0.43%) Pega
9 2 (0.43%) Talend
9 2 (0.43%) Twitter