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 3 months to 29 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.

Scrum
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 35 50
Rank change year-on-year +17 +15  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 143 122 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.13% 4.71% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.70% 5.66% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 63 42
Median daily rate £414 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.43% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.27 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.82% -0.54%  

Scrum 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 1474 2157 2353
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.80% 83.22% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 1206 1296
Median daily rate £390 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% -0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 45
Median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +18.29%  
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 £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 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 +16 106 £415 +3.75% 17
Glasgow -2 21 £375 -11.76% 7
West Lothian +6 8 - -
Moray - 8 £413 -
Stirling +9 1 - - 1
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum 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 Scrum.

1 286 (95.97%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (49.33%) Java
3 96 (32.21%) TDD
4 83 (27.85%) AngularJS
5 81 (27.18%) JavaScript
6 71 (23.83%) Continuous Integration
7 66 (22.15%) HTML
8 64 (21.48%) BDD
9 63 (21.14%) Jenkins
10 62 (20.81%) CSS
11 60 (20.13%) SQL
12 59 (19.80%) Spring
13 57 (19.13%) Finance
13 57 (19.13%) Cucumber
13 57 (19.13%) Kanban
14 54 (18.12%) Selenium
15 53 (17.79%) Git (software)
16 50 (16.78%) Web Services
17 47 (15.77%) Linux
18 44 (14.77%) Python
19 43 (14.43%) Maven
20 42 (14.09%) Oracle
21 40 (13.42%) JIRA
22 37 (12.42%) REST
22 37 (12.42%) Microservices
23 33 (11.07%) RESTful
23 33 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
24 31 (10.40%) Gradle
25 30 (10.07%) jQuery
25 30 (10.07%) MVC

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 25 (8.39%) JBoss
2 16 (5.37%) GeoServer
3 10 (3.36%) Apache
3 10 (3.36%) CMS
4 8 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (2.01%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.01%) Confluence
6 3 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.01%) IIS
6 3 (1.01%) Jadu
7 2 (0.67%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.67%) SugarCRM
7 2 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.34%) Liferay
8 1 (0.34%) SAS
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (2.01%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.67%) MS Project
2 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) MS Office
3 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.34%) Sonata
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.67%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.01%) GitHub
4 4 (1.34%) PaaS
5 2 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.67%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.67%) Trello
6 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.34%) IaaS
6 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.01%) Firewall
1 3 (1.01%) NetScaler
1 3 (1.01%) Network Security
2 2 (0.67%) HTTP
2 2 (0.67%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.67%) Internet
2 2 (0.67%) VXLAN
2 2 (0.67%) Wireless
3 1 (0.34%) ATM
3 1 (0.34%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (0.34%) DNS
3 1 (0.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (0.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.34%) Intranet
3 1 (0.34%) SSL
3 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.40%) MySQL
2 24 (8.05%) NoSQL
3 22 (7.38%) GIS
4 21 (7.05%) Oracle Database
4 21 (7.05%) SQL Server
5 20 (6.71%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (6.04%) Spatial Data
7 17 (5.70%) Oracle Database 11g
8 14 (4.70%) Oracle Database 12c
8 14 (4.70%) Relational Database
9 10 (3.36%) DB2
10 6 (2.01%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.34%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.01%) Geospatial Data
12 3 (1.01%) QGIS
13 2 (0.67%) Big Data
13 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
14 1 (0.34%) IBM InfoSphere
14 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 63 (21.14%) Jenkins
2 57 (19.13%) Cucumber
3 54 (18.12%) Selenium
4 53 (17.79%) Git (software)
5 43 (14.43%) Maven
6 40 (13.42%) JIRA
7 31 (10.40%) Gradle
8 24 (8.05%) Subversion
9 20 (6.71%) WebDriver
10 18 (6.04%) JBehave
11 16 (5.37%) Hudson
12 13 (4.36%) Ant
13 11 (3.69%) Mockito
14 10 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (3.36%) Visual Studio
15 9 (3.02%) JUnit
16 8 (2.68%) SoapUI
17 7 (2.35%) Bugzilla
17 7 (2.35%) Eclipse
18 6 (2.01%) DbUnit
General
1 57 (19.13%) Finance
2 19 (6.38%) Banking
3 6 (2.01%) Retail
4 5 (1.68%) Marketing
4 5 (1.68%) Retail Banking
4 5 (1.68%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.67%) Billing
5 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.67%) Games
5 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.67%) Law
5 2 (0.67%) Legal
6 1 (0.34%) Back Office
6 1 (0.34%) Electronics
6 1 (0.34%) Local Government
6 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 139 (46.64%) Developer
2 68 (22.82%) Java Developer
3 35 (11.74%) Scrum Master
4 30 (10.07%) Analyst
5 26 (8.72%) JavaScript Developer
6 22 (7.38%) Angular Developer
6 22 (7.38%) Architect
7 21 (7.05%) Senior Developer
8 18 (6.04%) Business Analyst
8 18 (6.04%) Project Manager
9 16 (5.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 16 (5.37%) Web Developer
10 13 (4.36%) Agile Scrum Master
10 13 (4.36%) Test Engineer
11 12 (4.03%) .NET Developer
12 10 (3.36%) Agile Business Analyst
12 10 (3.36%) C# Developer
12 10 (3.36%) HTML Developer
12 10 (3.36%) Senior Java Developer
13 9 (3.02%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (27.85%) AngularJS
2 66 (22.15%) HTML
3 62 (20.81%) CSS
4 59 (19.80%) Spring
5 50 (16.78%) Web Services
6 37 (12.42%) REST
7 33 (11.07%) RESTful
8 30 (10.07%) jQuery
9 28 (9.40%) HTML5
10 25 (8.39%) JSON
11 24 (8.05%) SOAP
12 23 (7.72%) XML
13 22 (7.38%) .NET
13 22 (7.38%) J2EE
14 20 (6.71%) Java EE
15 19 (6.38%) CSS3
15 19 (6.38%) PostGIS
15 19 (6.38%) React
16 18 (6.04%) OpenLayers
17 16 (5.37%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.38%) User Experience
2 16 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.69%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.68%) Fintech
5 6 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (1.68%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.01%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.01%) Derivative
8 3 (1.01%) OTC Derivatives
9 2 (0.67%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.67%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.67%) PMI
9 2 (0.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.34%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.34%) Minimum Viable Product
10 1 (0.34%) New Media
10 1 (0.34%) Social Network
10 1 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (15.77%) Linux
2 17 (5.70%) Unix
3 9 (3.02%) Android
4 8 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.01%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.34%) Windows
7 3 (1.01%) Debian
8 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (95.97%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (32.21%) TDD
3 71 (23.83%) Continuous Integration
4 64 (21.48%) BDD
5 57 (19.13%) Kanban
6 37 (12.42%) Microservices
7 33 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (10.07%) MVC
8 30 (10.07%) SOA
9 26 (8.72%) Software Engineering
9 26 (8.72%) Test Automation
10 25 (8.39%) Front End Development
10 25 (8.39%) Open Source
11 24 (8.05%) Continuous Deployment
11 24 (8.05%) DevOps
11 24 (8.05%) OO
11 24 (8.05%) Project Management
12 23 (7.72%) User Stories
13 21 (7.05%) Domain-Driven Design
13 21 (7.05%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 147 (49.33%) Java
2 81 (27.18%) JavaScript
3 60 (20.13%) SQL
4 44 (14.77%) Python
5 17 (5.70%) C#
6 10 (3.36%) PL/SQL
6 10 (3.36%) Scala
6 10 (3.36%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.68%) ES6
7 5 (1.68%) Perl
7 5 (1.68%) PHP
8 4 (1.34%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.01%) CoffeeScript
9 3 (1.01%) Ruby
9 3 (1.01%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.67%) Groovy
10 2 (0.67%) Jython
10 2 (0.67%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.34%) C++
11 1 (0.34%) Lua
Qualifications
1 26 (8.72%) Degree
2 16 (5.37%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.68%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.35%) ISEB
5 4 (1.34%) CISSP
5 4 (1.34%) VCAP
5 4 (1.34%) VCP6
5 4 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.67%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.67%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.67%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.06%) QA
2 11 (3.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (2.01%) MiFID
4 5 (1.68%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (1.68%) EMIR
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.34%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (6.38%) Docker
2 4 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.34%) vSphere
3 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.34%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.34%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (5.70%) Puppet
2 14 (4.70%) Ansible
3 5 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.34%) vRealize
5 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.34%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.34%) logstash
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.34%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 42 (14.09%) Oracle
2 16 (5.37%) ESRI
3 15 (5.03%) Microsoft
4 10 (3.36%) Perforce
5 7 (2.35%) CA Agile Central
6 6 (2.01%) Cisco
6 6 (2.01%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.01%) VMware
7 5 (1.68%) Twitter
8 4 (1.34%) FNZ
8 4 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.34%) SAP
9 3 (1.01%) Adobe
10 2 (0.67%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.67%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.67%) Citrix
10 2 (0.67%) EMC
10 2 (0.67%) Siebel
10 2 (0.67%) Splunk
10 2 (0.67%) Vermilion
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