Period
to 18 February 2019

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 18 February 2019 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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 18 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 +15
Contract jobs citing Scrum 348 350 338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.46% 7.24% 9.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.58% 8.41% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 217 219
Scotland median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £345 £300 £293
90th Percentile £600 £533 £528
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 £45.38 £47.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -4.47% +10.47% -2.27%

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 4,056 4,161 3,154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 86.91% 86.13% 85.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,245 2,440 1,854
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £238 £255 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £513
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 85 91
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.95% +10.26% -35.00%
10th Percentile £11.76 £11.31 £10.25
90th Percentile £44.50 £45.50 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £23.86 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -0.59% - -

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 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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 +6 218 £450 +9.09% 40
Glasgow -10 108 £425 +6.25% 22
West Lothian +6 9 £288 - 5
Dundee -3 3 £225 - 5
Lothian - 3 - -
Aberdeen - 2 - - 2
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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.

1 328 (94.25%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (38.51%) Java
3 109 (31.32%) Kanban
4 91 (26.15%) TDD
4 91 (26.15%) Finance
5 84 (24.14%) JavaScript
6 83 (23.85%) Spring
7 77 (22.13%) Continuous Integration
8 67 (19.25%) HTML
9 63 (18.10%) CSS
10 60 (17.24%) SQL
11 57 (16.38%) Oracle
12 55 (15.80%) Jenkins
13 54 (15.52%) Test Automation
13 54 (15.52%) Software Engineering
14 51 (14.66%) Banking
15 48 (13.79%) DevOps
16 46 (13.22%) Git (software)
16 46 (13.22%) Python
17 44 (12.64%) BDD
18 43 (12.36%) Mentoring
18 43 (12.36%) AngularJS
19 42 (12.07%) Linux
20 40 (11.49%) HTML5
21 39 (11.21%) JIRA
21 39 (11.21%) Coaching
22 37 (10.63%) Web Services
23 35 (10.06%) User Stories
23 35 (10.06%) REST
24 34 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management

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 12 (3.45%) Confluence
2 9 (2.59%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.30%) Apache
3 8 (2.30%) JBoss
4 6 (1.72%) NServiceBus
5 4 (1.15%) Apache Qpid
5 4 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.15%) nginx
5 4 (1.15%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.86%) CMS
6 3 (0.86%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.57%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.57%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.15%) AquaLogic BPM
1 4 (1.15%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.57%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.57%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (6.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.31%) OpenShift
3 15 (4.31%) PaaS
4 7 (2.01%) GitHub
4 7 (2.01%) SaaS
5 5 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (1.15%) Office 365
6 4 (1.15%) Serverless
7 3 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.57%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.57%) IaaS
8 2 (0.57%) npm
8 2 (0.57%) Yarn
9 1 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.87%) Firewall
2 6 (1.72%) SSL
3 5 (1.44%) HTTP
3 5 (1.44%) NAS
4 4 (1.15%) NetScaler
4 4 (1.15%) SAN
4 4 (1.15%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.86%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.86%) DNS
5 3 (0.86%) DSL
5 3 (0.86%) Network Security
5 3 (0.86%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.86%) VPN
5 3 (0.86%) WAN
6 2 (0.57%) BGP
6 2 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.57%) DHCP
6 2 (0.57%) LAN
6 2 (0.57%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.46%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (4.60%) MongoDB
4 14 (4.02%) NoSQL
4 14 (4.02%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.87%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (2.01%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (2.01%) Power BI
6 7 (2.01%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.44%) DB2
9 4 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.29%) Big Data
10 1 (0.29%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.29%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 55 (15.80%) Jenkins
2 46 (13.22%) Git (software)
3 39 (11.21%) JIRA
4 26 (7.47%) JUnit
5 24 (6.90%) Cucumber
6 19 (5.46%) Subversion
7 17 (4.89%) Maven
7 17 (4.89%) Selenium
8 12 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (3.16%) Mockito
9 11 (3.16%) Visual Studio
10 10 (2.87%) TeamCity
11 9 (2.59%) GitLab
11 9 (2.59%) Mocha
11 9 (2.59%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (2.59%) webpack
12 8 (2.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (2.01%) Artifactory
13 7 (2.01%) Hudson
14 6 (1.72%) Grunt
General
1 91 (26.15%) Finance
2 51 (14.66%) Banking
3 9 (2.59%) Games
3 9 (2.59%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.72%) Back Office
5 4 (1.15%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.15%) Front Office
5 4 (1.15%) Retail
6 3 (0.86%) Legal
6 3 (0.86%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.57%) Advertising
7 2 (0.57%) Law
8 1 (0.29%) Local Government
8 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.29%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 132 (37.93%) Developer
2 53 (15.23%) Scrum Master
3 52 (14.94%) Java Developer
4 36 (10.34%) Analyst
4 36 (10.34%) Senior Developer
5 27 (7.76%) Architect
5 27 (7.76%) Business Analyst
6 19 (5.46%) Agile Coach
7 16 (4.60%) Agile Business Analyst
8 13 (3.74%) Software Developer
9 12 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
9 12 (3.45%) Project Manager
10 11 (3.16%) iOS Developer
11 10 (2.87%) .NET Developer
12 9 (2.59%) DevOps Engineer
13 8 (2.30%) Agile Scrum Master
13 8 (2.30%) Senior Java Developer
13 8 (2.30%) Technical Analyst
13 8 (2.30%) Technical Business Analyst
14 7 (2.01%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (23.85%) Spring
2 67 (19.25%) HTML
3 63 (18.10%) CSS
4 43 (12.36%) AngularJS
5 40 (11.49%) HTML5
6 37 (10.63%) Web Services
7 35 (10.06%) REST
8 33 (9.48%) React
9 29 (8.33%) RESTful
10 26 (7.47%) SOAP
11 24 (6.90%) .NET
11 24 (6.90%) JSON
12 21 (6.03%) Apache Camel
13 20 (5.75%) Spring Boot
14 17 (4.89%) jQuery
15 14 (4.02%) XML
16 13 (3.74%) CSS3
16 13 (3.74%) Sass
17 11 (3.16%) ASP.NET
18 9 (2.59%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.90%) User Experience
2 21 (6.03%) Mobile App
3 17 (4.89%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (4.31%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.87%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.59%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.01%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.15%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.15%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.15%) Reference Data
9 4 (1.15%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.86%) Fintech
10 3 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.57%) Clustering
11 2 (0.57%) Wiki
12 1 (0.29%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.29%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 42 (12.07%) Linux
2 14 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (3.74%) Apple iOS
4 12 (3.45%) Android
4 12 (3.45%) Windows
5 5 (1.44%) Unix
6 3 (0.86%) Solaris
7 1 (0.29%) AIX
7 1 (0.29%) Debian
7 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (94.25%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (31.32%) Kanban
3 91 (26.15%) TDD
4 77 (22.13%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (15.52%) Software Engineering
5 54 (15.52%) Test Automation
6 48 (13.79%) DevOps
7 44 (12.64%) BDD
8 43 (12.36%) Mentoring
9 39 (11.21%) Coaching
10 35 (10.06%) User Stories
11 34 (9.77%) Microservices
11 34 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 32 (9.20%) Continuous Improvement
13 26 (7.47%) Business Analysis
14 25 (7.18%) Agile Coaching
14 25 (7.18%) Computer Science
15 24 (6.90%) Unit Testing
16 22 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (6.32%) Sprint Planning
Programming Languages
1 134 (38.51%) Java
2 84 (24.14%) JavaScript
3 60 (17.24%) SQL
4 46 (13.22%) Python
5 27 (7.76%) C#
6 17 (4.89%) Perl
7 16 (4.60%) Java 8
8 12 (3.45%) PL/SQL
9 11 (3.16%) Apple Swift
10 9 (2.59%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.59%) Objective-C
11 7 (2.01%) Groovy
12 6 (1.72%) Go
12 6 (1.72%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.72%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.44%) C
13 5 (1.44%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.15%) XPath
15 3 (0.86%) ES6
15 3 (0.86%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 30 (8.62%) Degree
2 24 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.60%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.59%) CISSP
5 7 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.72%) Master's Degree
7 5 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.86%) CCIE
8 3 (0.86%) ISEB
9 2 (0.57%) CCNP
9 2 (0.57%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.29%) CISM
10 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.29%) PMP
10 1 (0.29%) SANS
10 1 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.60%) QA
2 11 (3.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.15%) PMO
4 1 (0.29%) COBIT
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (7.47%) Docker
2 9 (2.59%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.44%) XenApp
4 5 (1.44%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.15%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.57%) vSphere
6 2 (0.57%) XenServer
7 1 (0.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (6.61%) Puppet
2 21 (6.03%) Ansible
3 20 (5.75%) Kubernetes
4 15 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.15%) Nagios
5 4 (1.15%) SELinux
6 3 (0.86%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (0.86%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.86%) Rancher
6 3 (0.86%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (0.86%) Xymon
7 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.57%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.29%) Kibana
8 1 (0.29%) logstash
8 1 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 57 (16.38%) Oracle
2 18 (5.17%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.45%) Charles River
3 12 (3.45%) VMware
4 6 (1.72%) Apple
4 6 (1.72%) IBM
5 5 (1.44%) CheckPoint
5 5 (1.44%) Cisco
5 5 (1.44%) Citrix
6 4 (1.15%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.15%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.86%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (0.86%) F5
7 3 (0.86%) Google
7 3 (0.86%) Sybase
8 2 (0.57%) Ab Initio
8 2 (0.57%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.57%) CA
8 2 (0.57%) EMC
8 2 (0.57%) SAP