Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 19 33
Rank change year-on-year +3 +14 +31
Contract jobs citing Scrum 408 276 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.89% 7.70% 5.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.22% 9.02% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 175 153
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £316 £313 £278
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK median hourly rate £51.00 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -1.16% +1.18%

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 4,427 3,060 4,691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.61% 85.36% 85.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,685 1,779 2,598
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £233
90th Percentile £550 £519 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 66 84
Scotland median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% -43.06% +34.65%
10th Percentile £10.51 £11.28 £13.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £46.62 £47.05
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.84% - +19.05%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -1 255 £425 +4.94% 47
Glasgow +10 134 £425 +14.09% 29
West Lothian -5 10 £288 -23.33% 2
Dundee - 4 £225 - 8
Stirling -7 3 £475 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 384 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (36.03%) Kanban
3 120 (29.41%) Java
4 93 (22.79%) Finance
5 92 (22.55%) TDD
6 91 (22.30%) JavaScript
7 67 (16.42%) SQL
8 65 (15.93%) Python
9 62 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
10 61 (14.95%) BDD
10 61 (14.95%) HTML
11 57 (13.97%) CSS
12 56 (13.73%) Git (software)
13 55 (13.48%) Spring
14 52 (12.75%) JIRA
15 51 (12.50%) Banking
15 51 (12.50%) C#
16 49 (12.01%) .NET
16 49 (12.01%) Test Automation
17 47 (11.52%) User Stories
17 47 (11.52%) Coaching
18 46 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
18 46 (11.27%) Oracle
19 45 (11.03%) AngularJS
20 44 (10.78%) Jenkins
21 42 (10.29%) OO
22 36 (8.82%) Linux
22 36 (8.82%) DevOps
22 36 (8.82%) Digital Transformation Programme
23 35 (8.58%) XML

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 23 (5.64%) Confluence
2 19 (4.66%) JBoss
3 12 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
4 11 (2.70%) GeoServer
4 11 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.45%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.21%) Apache
6 9 (2.21%) CMS
7 8 (1.96%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.47%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.23%) Jetty
10 4 (0.98%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.98%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.74%) CloudStack
12 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.49%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.49%) SAS
12 2 (0.49%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.25%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (2.21%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.49%) SPSS
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.25%) Mingle
5 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.74%) AquaLogic BPM
2 3 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.64%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.90%) GitHub
3 18 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (3.19%) npm
5 12 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (2.94%) Heroku
6 10 (2.45%) Bluemix
6 10 (2.45%) IBM Cloud
7 9 (2.21%) PaaS
8 7 (1.72%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.74%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.74%) Office 365
11 2 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.49%) SaaS
11 2 (0.49%) Serverless
12 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.47%) WEP
2 5 (1.23%) Firewall
3 4 (0.98%) Internet
4 3 (0.74%) MPLS
5 2 (0.49%) AMQP
5 2 (0.49%) DHCP
5 2 (0.49%) Skype
5 2 (0.49%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.49%) WAN
6 1 (0.25%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.25%) Intranet
6 1 (0.25%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.25%) SMS
6 1 (0.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.90%) NoSQL
2 20 (4.90%) Relational Database
3 19 (4.66%) MongoDB
4 17 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (3.43%) Oracle Database
6 12 (2.94%) GIS
6 12 (2.94%) RDBMS
7 9 (2.21%) Big Data
7 9 (2.21%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.21%) QGIS
8 8 (1.96%) MySQL
8 8 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.98%) Apache Zeppelin
10 4 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.74%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.74%) Redis
Development Applications
1 56 (13.73%) Git (software)
2 52 (12.75%) JIRA
3 44 (10.78%) Jenkins
4 35 (8.58%) Maven
5 21 (5.15%) GitLab
6 17 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
7 15 (3.68%) SonarQube
8 14 (3.43%) Ant
8 14 (3.43%) Selenium
8 14 (3.43%) Subversion
9 12 (2.94%) Gerrit
10 11 (2.70%) Cucumber
11 10 (2.45%) TeamCity
12 9 (2.21%) Mockito
12 9 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (1.72%) Eclipse
13 7 (1.72%) JUnit
14 5 (1.23%) JMeter
14 5 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (1.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 93 (22.79%) Finance
2 51 (12.50%) Banking
3 12 (2.94%) Financial Institution
4 9 (2.21%) Games
5 7 (1.72%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.47%) Publishing
7 4 (0.98%) Back Office
7 4 (0.98%) Retail
8 3 (0.74%) Advertising
8 3 (0.74%) Front Office
8 3 (0.74%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.25%) Legal
9 1 (0.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (31.13%) Developer
2 75 (18.38%) Scrum Master
3 48 (11.76%) Java Developer
4 46 (11.27%) Analyst
5 34 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 31 (7.60%) Project Manager
7 28 (6.86%) Agile Coach
8 27 (6.62%) Architect
8 27 (6.62%) Senior Developer
9 20 (4.90%) DevOps Engineer
10 16 (3.92%) Agile Business Analyst
10 16 (3.92%) Agile Scrum Master
11 14 (3.43%) .NET Developer
11 14 (3.43%) Senior Java Developer
12 12 (2.94%) C# Developer
12 12 (2.94%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 12 (2.94%) Senior DevOps
12 12 (2.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 11 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
13 11 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (14.95%) HTML
2 57 (13.97%) CSS
3 55 (13.48%) Spring
4 49 (12.01%) .NET
5 45 (11.03%) AngularJS
6 35 (8.58%) XML
7 34 (8.33%) Web Services
8 30 (7.35%) Hibernate
9 28 (6.86%) Node.js
10 27 (6.62%) jQuery
11 25 (6.13%) HTML5
12 24 (5.88%) JSON
12 24 (5.88%) REST
13 23 (5.64%) J2EE
14 19 (4.66%) ASP.NET
15 18 (4.41%) RESTful
16 17 (4.17%) CSS3
16 17 (4.17%) React
17 15 (3.68%) XSLT
18 14 (3.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.13%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (5.15%) iPad
3 18 (4.41%) User Experience
4 16 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.43%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (2.70%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.47%) PMI
9 5 (1.23%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.23%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.23%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.98%) Minimum Viable Product
10 4 (0.98%) Wiki
11 3 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.74%) Derivative
11 3 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
11 3 (0.74%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.74%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.82%) Linux
2 27 (6.62%) Unix
3 11 (2.70%) Apple iOS
3 11 (2.70%) Windows
4 10 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.96%) Android
6 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.49%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (36.03%) Kanban
3 92 (22.55%) TDD
4 62 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
5 61 (14.95%) BDD
6 49 (12.01%) Test Automation
7 47 (11.52%) Coaching
7 47 (11.52%) User Stories
8 46 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 42 (10.29%) OO
10 36 (8.82%) DevOps
10 36 (8.82%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 32 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
12 31 (7.60%) SDLC
13 29 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
13 29 (7.11%) Project Management
13 29 (7.11%) SOA
14 28 (6.86%) Mentoring
15 26 (6.37%) E-Commerce
16 25 (6.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 120 (29.41%) Java
2 91 (22.30%) JavaScript
3 67 (16.42%) SQL
4 65 (15.93%) Python
5 51 (12.50%) C#
6 22 (5.39%) Bash Shell
7 20 (4.90%) Ruby
8 15 (3.68%) Java 8
9 12 (2.94%) Groovy
10 11 (2.70%) Perl
11 7 (1.72%) C++
11 7 (1.72%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.72%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.47%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.47%) Scala
13 4 (0.98%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.98%) ES6
13 4 (0.98%) PHP
13 4 (0.98%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (6.37%) Degree
2 9 (2.21%) PMI Certification
3 8 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.47%) ISEB
5 5 (1.23%) CISSP
5 5 (1.23%) TOGAF Certification
6 4 (0.98%) PMP
7 3 (0.74%) MBA
8 2 (0.49%) SANS
8 2 (0.49%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.25%) HND
9 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.35%) QA
2 12 (2.94%) GCP
3 9 (2.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.47%) PMO
5 4 (0.98%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.98%) EMIR
5 4 (0.98%) MiFID
6 2 (0.49%) COBIT
6 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.25%) BS7666
7 1 (0.25%) PMBOK
System Software
1 32 (7.84%) Docker
2 8 (1.96%) GeoWebCache
3 5 (1.23%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.74%) vSphere
4 3 (0.74%) Xen
4 3 (0.74%) XenServer
5 2 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.49%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.49%) XenApp
5 2 (0.49%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.25%) HDFS
6 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (4.17%) Puppet
2 16 (3.92%) Ansible
2 16 (3.92%) Kubernetes
3 12 (2.94%) Consul
3 12 (2.94%) Mesos
4 10 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.72%) Cobbler
6 4 (0.98%) Kibana
6 4 (0.98%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.74%) SELinux
8 2 (0.49%) Control-M
8 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.49%) SCCM
9 1 (0.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 46 (11.27%) Oracle
2 28 (6.86%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.41%) IBM
4 14 (3.43%) Splunk
5 6 (1.47%) Atlassian
5 6 (1.47%) Capita
6 5 (1.23%) Informatica
6 5 (1.23%) Perforce
6 5 (1.23%) TIBCO
7 4 (0.98%) Pega
7 4 (0.98%) VMware
7 4 (0.98%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.74%) Citrix
8 3 (0.74%) EnterpriseDB
8 3 (0.74%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.49%) CA
9 2 (0.49%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.49%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.49%) Sun