Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 23 25
Rank change year-on-year +11 +2 +38
Contract jobs citing Scrum 489 286 378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.89% 6.63% 7.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.17% 7.86% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 173 213
Scotland median daily rate £425 £413 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +9.27% +4.14%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £279
90th Percentile £556 £520 £513
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.39%

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 4,808 3,639 4,542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.40% 84.35% 86.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,750 2,085 2,627
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £257 £260 £233
90th Percentile £545 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 89 101
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.91% -23.61% +37.30%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.74 £45.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +6.38% +9.05%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +6 301 £438 +9.38% 31
Glasgow +10 155 £425 +3.03% 20
West Lothian +13 11 £375 -23.47% 3
Fife +1 4 £388 -3.13% 1
Stirling -5 3 £475 -
Dundee - 2 £200 - 4
Aberdeen +8 1 - - 3
Moray +1 1 £470 -3.59%
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 455 (93.05%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (33.95%) Kanban
3 158 (32.31%) Java
4 110 (22.49%) TDD
5 108 (22.09%) JavaScript
6 106 (21.68%) Finance
7 98 (20.04%) Python
8 84 (17.18%) Spring
9 79 (16.16%) HTML
10 77 (15.75%) SQL
11 73 (14.93%) JIRA
11 73 (14.93%) Git (software)
12 68 (13.91%) CSS
12 68 (13.91%) Jenkins
13 67 (13.70%) OO
13 67 (13.70%) Banking
14 66 (13.50%) .NET
14 66 (13.50%) BDD
14 66 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
15 62 (12.68%) Coaching
16 58 (11.86%) DevOps
16 58 (11.86%) Test Automation
16 58 (11.86%) Oracle
17 52 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
18 50 (10.22%) Docker
19 48 (9.82%) C#
20 47 (9.61%) Amazon AWS
21 45 (9.20%) AngularJS
22 44 (9.00%) HTML5
23 43 (8.79%) REST

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 26 (5.32%) Confluence
2 19 (3.89%) Tomcat
3 18 (3.68%) JBoss
4 17 (3.48%) Cloud Foundry
5 15 (3.07%) Apache
6 12 (2.45%) Apache Spark
6 12 (2.45%) CMS
6 12 (2.45%) Jetty
6 12 (2.45%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.84%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.02%) EPiServer
8 5 (1.02%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.02%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.82%) Kentico
10 3 (0.61%) nginx
11 2 (0.41%) Appian
11 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.41%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (1.84%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.41%) Mingle
4 2 (0.41%) SPSS
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.43%) AquaLogic BPM
2 7 (1.43%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (1.02%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.41%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 47 (9.61%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.68%) GitHub
3 18 (3.68%) npm
4 13 (2.66%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (2.66%) Heroku
4 13 (2.66%) OpenShift
4 13 (2.66%) PaaS
5 10 (2.04%) IBM Cloud
6 5 (1.02%) Yarn
7 4 (0.82%) IaaS
7 4 (0.82%) SaaS
8 3 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.61%) Office 365
8 3 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.41%) Serverless
10 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.86%) HTTP
2 9 (1.84%) AMQP
3 7 (1.43%) Firewall
4 4 (0.82%) WEP
5 3 (0.61%) DNS
5 3 (0.61%) DSL
5 3 (0.61%) Internet
5 3 (0.61%) MPLS
5 3 (0.61%) SMS
5 3 (0.61%) SSL
6 2 (0.41%) DHCP
6 2 (0.41%) Skype
6 2 (0.41%) WAN
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.20%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.20%) Network Security
7 1 (0.20%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.95%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.54%) MongoDB
3 31 (6.34%) NoSQL
3 31 (6.34%) Relational Database
4 23 (4.70%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (4.29%) Hadoop
6 15 (3.07%) Redis
7 13 (2.66%) RDBMS
8 12 (2.45%) MySQL
9 10 (2.04%) Couchbase
9 10 (2.04%) Oracle Database
9 10 (2.04%) Pentaho
9 10 (2.04%) Riak
10 9 (1.84%) Big Data
11 7 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.02%) Apache Hive
12 5 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.82%) Amazon Athena
13 4 (0.82%) Apache Zeppelin
14 3 (0.61%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 73 (14.93%) Git (software)
1 73 (14.93%) JIRA
2 68 (13.91%) Jenkins
3 41 (8.38%) Maven
4 28 (5.73%) Selenium
5 22 (4.50%) Sonatype Nexus
6 21 (4.29%) JUnit
7 20 (4.09%) GitLab
7 20 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (3.89%) Cucumber
8 19 (3.89%) SonarQube
9 17 (3.48%) Ant
10 13 (2.66%) Bitbucket
10 13 (2.66%) Gerrit
11 11 (2.25%) FitNesse
11 11 (2.25%) TeamCity
12 10 (2.04%) SpecFlow
12 10 (2.04%) Vagrant
13 9 (1.84%) Visual Studio
13 9 (1.84%) webpack
General
1 106 (21.68%) Finance
2 67 (13.70%) Banking
3 12 (2.45%) Financial Institution
4 8 (1.64%) Front Office
4 8 (1.64%) Games
4 8 (1.64%) Retail Banking
5 6 (1.23%) Retail
6 5 (1.02%) Back Office
7 3 (0.61%) Billing
7 3 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.61%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.41%) Advertising
8 2 (0.41%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.20%) Law
9 1 (0.20%) Legal
9 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 170 (34.76%) Developer
2 90 (18.40%) Scrum Master
3 81 (16.56%) Java Developer
4 41 (8.38%) Architect
5 38 (7.77%) Analyst
6 32 (6.54%) Agile Coach
7 27 (5.52%) Project Manager
8 26 (5.32%) Business Analyst
9 25 (5.11%) DevOps Engineer
10 20 (4.09%) Senior Developer
11 19 (3.89%) Agile Scrum Master
12 17 (3.48%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 16 (3.27%) Tester
14 14 (2.86%) Automation Tester
15 13 (2.66%) Senior DevOps
15 13 (2.66%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 13 (2.66%) Solutions Architect
16 12 (2.45%) .NET Developer
16 12 (2.45%) Full Stack Developer
16 12 (2.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (17.18%) Spring
2 79 (16.16%) HTML
3 68 (13.91%) CSS
4 66 (13.50%) .NET
5 45 (9.20%) AngularJS
6 44 (9.00%) HTML5
7 43 (8.79%) REST
8 38 (7.77%) Hibernate
9 36 (7.36%) XML
10 30 (6.13%) Node.js
11 29 (5.93%) JSON
12 25 (5.11%) jQuery
13 23 (4.70%) CSS3
13 23 (4.70%) SOAP
14 22 (4.50%) React
15 21 (4.29%) ASP.NET
16 18 (3.68%) J2EE
16 18 (3.68%) JPA
16 18 (3.68%) Web Services
17 17 (3.48%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.34%) User Experience
2 30 (6.13%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.32%) iPad
4 16 (3.27%) Cloud Native
5 14 (2.86%) Fintech
6 13 (2.66%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (2.04%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.64%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.43%) Derivative
11 7 (1.43%) Reference Data
12 6 (1.23%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
12 6 (1.23%) Minimum Viable Product
12 6 (1.23%) Wiki
13 4 (0.82%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.54%) Unix
2 31 (6.34%) Linux
3 15 (3.07%) Windows
4 14 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.84%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.82%) Android
7 3 (0.61%) Solaris
8 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.41%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.41%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (93.05%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (33.95%) Kanban
3 110 (22.49%) TDD
4 67 (13.70%) OO
5 66 (13.50%) BDD
5 66 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
6 62 (12.68%) Coaching
7 58 (11.86%) DevOps
7 58 (11.86%) Test Automation
8 52 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
10 41 (8.38%) User Stories
11 39 (7.98%) Mentoring
11 39 (7.98%) Software Engineering
12 37 (7.57%) Continuous Improvement
12 37 (7.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 36 (7.36%) Microservices
13 36 (7.36%) Project Management
14 30 (6.13%) E-Commerce
15 29 (5.93%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 158 (32.31%) Java
2 108 (22.09%) JavaScript
3 98 (20.04%) Python
4 77 (15.75%) SQL
5 48 (9.82%) C#
6 37 (7.57%) Bash Shell
7 28 (5.73%) Ruby
8 18 (3.68%) Groovy
9 13 (2.66%) Shell Script
10 12 (2.45%) Java 8
11 7 (1.43%) PHP
11 7 (1.43%) Scala
11 7 (1.43%) XPath
12 6 (1.23%) ES6
12 6 (1.23%) Go
12 6 (1.23%) R
13 5 (1.02%) Perl
13 5 (1.02%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.02%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (3.89%) Degree
2 9 (1.84%) PMP
3 8 (1.64%) PMI Certification
4 6 (1.23%) CISSP
4 6 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.23%) ISEB
5 5 (1.02%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.02%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.02%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.02%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (0.61%) MBA
7 2 (0.41%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.36%) QA
2 16 (3.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (2.66%) GCP
4 4 (0.82%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.82%) EMIR
4 4 (0.82%) MiFID
4 4 (0.82%) PMO
5 2 (0.41%) COBIT
5 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) PMBOK
System Software
1 50 (10.22%) Docker
2 6 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.41%) XenApp
3 2 (0.41%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.20%) HDFS
4 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 37 (7.57%) Kubernetes
2 32 (6.54%) Ansible
3 26 (5.32%) Puppet
4 19 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (3.48%) Consul
5 17 (3.48%) Mesos
6 10 (2.04%) Cobbler
7 7 (1.43%) SELinux
8 4 (0.82%) Control-M
8 4 (0.82%) Kibana
9 3 (0.61%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (0.61%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.61%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (0.61%) Xymon
10 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.41%) SCCM
11 1 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.20%) WMI
Vendors
1 58 (11.86%) Oracle
2 32 (6.54%) IBM
3 31 (6.34%) Microsoft
4 14 (2.86%) Informatica
4 14 (2.86%) Splunk
5 12 (2.45%) TIBCO
6 11 (2.25%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.43%) Perforce
8 5 (1.02%) Charles River
8 5 (1.02%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.82%) Citrix
10 3 (0.61%) OutSystems
10 3 (0.61%) Pega
10 3 (0.61%) VMware
11 2 (0.41%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.41%) Capita
11 2 (0.41%) FactSet
11 2 (0.41%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.41%) Sun
11 2 (0.41%) Xamarin