Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 11 28
Rank change year-on-year -7 +17 +22
Contract jobs citing Scrum 360 360 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.60% 9.60% 5.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.94% 11.51% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 220 163
Scotland median daily rate £400 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.31% +0.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £297 £270
90th Percentile £538 £525 £522
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +6.49% -10.27%
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £43.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +7.56% -2.27% +15.03%

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 4,029 3,129 4,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.09% 83.46% 82.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,338 1,816 2,463
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £240
90th Percentile £538 £502 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 91 78
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% -7.92% +3.78%
10th Percentile £11.84 £10.63 £12.35
90th Percentile £37.86 £48.38 £47.88
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.43 £23.43
% change year-on-year -2.78% +4.29% +17.13%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -8 228 £413 +3.13% 40
Glasgow +10 100 £400 +8.11% 25
West Lothian -7 9 £263 -24.93% 1
Dundee -1 6 £225 -30.77% 3
Stirling +8 3 £125 -73.68%
North Lanarkshire - 1 £570 -
East Ayrshire - 1 £225 -
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 326 (90.56%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (35.56%) Java
3 93 (25.83%) Kanban
4 92 (25.56%) Finance
5 79 (21.94%) JavaScript
6 78 (21.67%) TDD
7 77 (21.39%) Spring
8 70 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
9 67 (18.61%) Jenkins
10 65 (18.06%) Web Services
11 62 (17.22%) Linux
12 61 (16.94%) Test Automation
13 60 (16.67%) SQL
14 58 (16.11%) Software Engineering
15 54 (15.00%) Git (software)
15 54 (15.00%) RESTful
16 45 (12.50%) Python
16 45 (12.50%) SOA
16 45 (12.50%) Banking
17 43 (11.94%) BDD
18 41 (11.39%) Oracle
19 40 (11.11%) XML
20 39 (10.83%) .NET
20 39 (10.83%) Hibernate
21 38 (10.56%) Puppet
21 38 (10.56%) HTML
22 37 (10.28%) C#
22 37 (10.28%) Configuration Management
23 34 (9.44%) Degree
23 34 (9.44%) JSON

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 32 (8.89%) JBoss
2 17 (4.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 17 (4.72%) Tomcat
3 14 (3.89%) WebSphere
4 11 (3.06%) WebLogic
5 9 (2.50%) Confluence
6 8 (2.22%) Jetty
7 6 (1.67%) CMS
8 5 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (1.39%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.11%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.83%) Apache
10 3 (0.83%) CloudStack
10 3 (0.83%) GeoServer
11 2 (0.56%) IIS
12 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.28%) JOnAS
12 1 (0.28%) SAS
12 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 16 (4.44%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.11%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.94%) GitHub
2 24 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (4.44%) PaaS
5 12 (3.33%) OpenShift
6 7 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.39%) IaaS
8 4 (1.11%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.83%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.56%) SaaS
10 2 (0.56%) Serverless
10 2 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.28%) Lucidchart
11 1 (0.28%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.22%) AMQP
2 6 (1.67%) Internet
3 4 (1.11%) Intranet
3 4 (1.11%) LDAP
4 3 (0.83%) Firewall
5 2 (0.56%) CTI
5 2 (0.56%) SMS
5 2 (0.56%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.28%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.28%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.28%) DHCP
6 1 (0.28%) DNS
6 1 (0.28%) MQTT
6 1 (0.28%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.28%) VPN
6 1 (0.28%) WEP
6 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.28%) MongoDB
2 19 (5.28%) NoSQL
3 16 (4.44%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.17%) Oracle Database
5 11 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (3.06%) RDBMS
5 11 (3.06%) Redis
6 9 (2.50%) Hadoop
6 9 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (2.22%) Couchbase
7 8 (2.22%) Riak
8 7 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.67%) GIS
9 6 (1.67%) QGIS
9 6 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.11%) Big Data
11 4 (1.11%) Spatial Data
12 3 (0.83%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 67 (18.61%) Jenkins
2 54 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 31 (8.61%) Cucumber
4 29 (8.06%) GitLab
5 27 (7.50%) JIRA
5 27 (7.50%) Maven
6 24 (6.67%) Mockito
7 20 (5.56%) Eclipse
8 18 (5.00%) Selenium
9 13 (3.61%) JUnit
10 11 (3.06%) Subversion
11 10 (2.78%) Ant
11 10 (2.78%) FitNesse
12 9 (2.50%) Artifactory
13 8 (2.22%) Bower
13 8 (2.22%) Vagrant
14 7 (1.94%) Hudson
14 7 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (1.39%) Visual Studio
15 5 (1.39%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 92 (25.56%) Finance
2 45 (12.50%) Banking
3 7 (1.94%) Legal
4 6 (1.67%) Retail Banking
5 3 (0.83%) Marketing
6 2 (0.56%) Advertising
6 2 (0.56%) Electronics
6 2 (0.56%) Law
6 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.28%) Back Office
7 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.28%) Games
7 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.28%) Publishing
7 1 (0.28%) Retail
7 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 119 (33.06%) Developer
2 62 (17.22%) Java Developer
3 61 (16.94%) Analyst
4 42 (11.67%) Business Analyst
5 39 (10.83%) Scrum Master
6 27 (7.50%) Project Manager
7 23 (6.39%) Agile Coach
8 20 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
9 18 (5.00%) Software Engineer
10 16 (4.44%) Senior Developer
11 15 (4.17%) Java Engineer
12 14 (3.89%) Architect
13 13 (3.61%) .NET Developer
13 13 (3.61%) Senior Software Engineer
14 12 (3.33%) Consultant
14 12 (3.33%) Senior Java Developer
15 11 (3.06%) Agile Scrum Master
16 10 (2.78%) Designer
16 10 (2.78%) Java Software Engineer
16 10 (2.78%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (21.39%) Spring
2 65 (18.06%) Web Services
3 54 (15.00%) RESTful
4 40 (11.11%) XML
5 39 (10.83%) .NET
5 39 (10.83%) Hibernate
6 38 (10.56%) HTML
7 34 (9.44%) JSON
8 30 (8.33%) CSS
9 29 (8.06%) AngularJS
10 25 (6.94%) REST
11 24 (6.67%) JMX
12 22 (6.11%) XSLT
13 21 (5.83%) jQuery
14 18 (5.00%) ASP.NET
15 17 (4.72%) Java EE
15 17 (4.72%) SOAP
16 16 (4.44%) React
17 15 (4.17%) Node.js
18 14 (3.89%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.11%) Computer Science
2 19 (5.28%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (4.44%) User Experience
4 11 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.78%) PMI
6 8 (2.22%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.67%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.11%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.11%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (0.83%) Blog
9 3 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.83%) Minimum Viable Product
9 3 (0.83%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.83%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.56%) Derivative
10 2 (0.56%) Fintech
10 2 (0.56%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 62 (17.22%) Linux
2 32 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (6.39%) Unix
4 9 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.94%) Android
6 4 (1.11%) Windows
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (90.56%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (25.83%) Kanban
3 78 (21.67%) TDD
4 70 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
5 61 (16.94%) Test Automation
6 58 (16.11%) Software Engineering
7 45 (12.50%) SOA
8 43 (11.94%) BDD
9 37 (10.28%) Configuration Management
10 34 (9.44%) Coaching
10 34 (9.44%) Mentoring
11 28 (7.78%) User Stories
12 26 (7.22%) DevOps
12 26 (7.22%) Microservices
12 26 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (6.67%) MVC
13 24 (6.67%) SDLC
14 21 (5.83%) DSDM
15 20 (5.56%) UML
16 19 (5.28%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 128 (35.56%) Java
2 79 (21.94%) JavaScript
3 60 (16.67%) SQL
4 45 (12.50%) Python
5 37 (10.28%) C#
6 22 (6.11%) Bash Shell
7 17 (4.72%) Ruby
8 8 (2.22%) Perl
8 8 (2.22%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.94%) C++
9 7 (1.94%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.67%) ES6
10 6 (1.67%) Go
10 6 (1.67%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.11%) PHP
12 3 (0.83%) CoffeeScript
12 3 (0.83%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.83%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.56%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 34 (9.44%) Degree
2 20 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.78%) PMI Certification
4 8 (2.22%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.67%) ISEB
6 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.11%) MCSD
8 3 (0.83%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.83%) CISSP
9 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.56%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.28%) HND
10 1 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.28%) PMP
10 1 (0.28%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.94%) QA
2 16 (4.44%) GDPR
3 13 (3.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (3.61%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.83%) PMO
5 2 (0.56%) COBIT
6 1 (0.28%) BS7666
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (8.33%) Docker
2 6 (1.67%) VMware NSX
3 5 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.11%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.83%) GeoWebCache
5 3 (0.83%) vSphere
5 3 (0.83%) Xen
5 3 (0.83%) XenServer
6 2 (0.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 38 (10.56%) Puppet
2 28 (7.78%) Ansible
3 14 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (3.33%) Cobbler
5 8 (2.22%) Kubernetes
6 7 (1.94%) SELinux
7 4 (1.11%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 41 (11.39%) Oracle
2 26 (7.22%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.78%) IBM
3 10 (2.78%) Pega
3 10 (2.78%) VMware
4 9 (2.50%) Perforce
5 8 (2.22%) TIBCO
6 6 (1.67%) Black Duck
6 6 (1.67%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.39%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.39%) Guidewire
8 4 (1.11%) EnterpriseDB
8 4 (1.11%) Google
8 4 (1.11%) Informatica
9 3 (0.83%) HP
10 2 (0.56%) Adobe
10 2 (0.56%) Avaya
10 2 (0.56%) Capita
10 2 (0.56%) SAP
10 2 (0.56%) Sun