Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 13 40
Rank change year-on-year -7 +27 +11
Contract jobs citing Scrum 345 424 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.93% 9.87% 3.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.24% 11.81% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 250 130
Scotland median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -6.83%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £533 £488 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
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% +6.26%
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 4187 3590 5091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.14% 83.57% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2381 2100 2660
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 104
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -11 210 £413 +8.55% 24
Glasgow +4 103 £400 +3.23% 27
West Lothian -14 6 £490 +40.00% 1
Stirling +10 5 £125 -73.68%
Aberdeen - 3 £450 -
Dundee +1 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £570 -
Moray - 1 £488 -
East Ayrshire - 1 £225 -
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 310 (89.86%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (34.78%) Java
3 89 (25.80%) Finance
4 85 (24.64%) Kanban
5 75 (21.74%) Spring
5 75 (21.74%) TDD
6 74 (21.45%) JavaScript
7 70 (20.29%) Jenkins
8 60 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
9 59 (17.10%) Web Services
10 57 (16.52%) SQL
11 52 (15.07%) Test Automation
12 51 (14.78%) Git (software)
12 51 (14.78%) RESTful
12 51 (14.78%) Software Engineering
12 51 (14.78%) Linux
13 47 (13.62%) Banking
14 44 (12.75%) Oracle
15 41 (11.88%) HTML
16 36 (10.43%) BDD
17 34 (9.86%) AngularJS
17 34 (9.86%) .NET
18 33 (9.57%) C#
18 33 (9.57%) Python
18 33 (9.57%) Puppet
18 33 (9.57%) Coaching
19 32 (9.28%) SOA
20 30 (8.70%) Cucumber
20 30 (8.70%) JIRA
20 30 (8.70%) DevOps

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 24 (6.96%) JBoss
2 15 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 14 (4.06%) Tomcat
4 13 (3.77%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.03%) Confluence
5 7 (2.03%) Jetty
5 7 (2.03%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.16%) Apache
7 4 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.16%) CMS
8 3 (0.87%) SAS
8 3 (0.87%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.58%) IIS
9 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.29%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.29%) Mule
10 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.58%) SPSS
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 16 (4.64%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.16%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
1 22 (6.38%) GitHub
2 17 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.64%) PaaS
4 11 (3.19%) OpenShift
5 10 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (2.03%) Amazon S3
6 7 (2.03%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (1.45%) IaaS
8 3 (0.87%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.58%) BlazeMeter
9 2 (0.58%) Sauce Labs
9 2 (0.58%) Serverless
9 2 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.03%) AMQP
2 5 (1.45%) Internet
3 4 (1.16%) LDAP
4 3 (0.87%) Firewall
4 3 (0.87%) SMS
5 2 (0.58%) CTI
5 2 (0.58%) Intranet
6 1 (0.29%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.29%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.29%) DHCP
6 1 (0.29%) DNS
6 1 (0.29%) DSL
6 1 (0.29%) MQTT
6 1 (0.29%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.29%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.29%) VPN
6 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.09%) NoSQL
2 20 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 16 (4.64%) Relational Database
4 14 (4.06%) MongoDB
5 12 (3.48%) RDBMS
6 11 (3.19%) Oracle Database
7 10 (2.90%) Hadoop
7 10 (2.90%) Redis
8 9 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.03%) Couchbase
9 7 (2.03%) Riak
10 6 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.16%) Big Data
12 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.87%) GIS
13 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.58%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 70 (20.29%) Jenkins
2 51 (14.78%) Git (software)
3 30 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 30 (8.70%) JIRA
4 27 (7.83%) Maven
5 25 (7.25%) GitLab
6 21 (6.09%) Mockito
7 18 (5.22%) Selenium
8 14 (4.06%) Eclipse
9 12 (3.48%) Ant
10 11 (3.19%) JUnit
11 10 (2.90%) Subversion
12 9 (2.61%) Artifactory
12 9 (2.61%) FitNesse
12 9 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (2.03%) Bower
13 7 (2.03%) Hudson
13 7 (2.03%) Vagrant
13 7 (2.03%) Visual Studio
14 5 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 89 (25.80%) Finance
2 47 (13.62%) Banking
3 12 (3.48%) Retail Banking
4 9 (2.61%) Legal
5 7 (2.03%) Law
6 4 (1.16%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.87%) Marketing
8 2 (0.58%) Back Office
8 2 (0.58%) Electronics
8 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.58%) Retail
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 125 (36.23%) Developer
2 66 (19.13%) Java Developer
3 47 (13.62%) Scrum Master
4 43 (12.46%) Analyst
5 27 (7.83%) Project Manager
6 25 (7.25%) Agile Coach
7 23 (6.67%) Business Analyst
8 17 (4.93%) .NET Developer
8 17 (4.93%) Software Engineer
9 15 (4.35%) Senior Developer
10 14 (4.06%) Consultant
11 13 (3.77%) Agile Scrum Master
11 13 (3.77%) Architect
12 12 (3.48%) Java Engineer
13 11 (3.19%) Senior Java Developer
13 11 (3.19%) Senior Software Engineer
13 11 (3.19%) Test Analyst
14 10 (2.90%) Agile Business Analyst
15 9 (2.61%) JavaScript Developer
15 9 (2.61%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (21.74%) Spring
2 59 (17.10%) Web Services
3 51 (14.78%) RESTful
4 41 (11.88%) HTML
5 34 (9.86%) .NET
5 34 (9.86%) AngularJS
6 29 (8.41%) CSS
6 29 (8.41%) Hibernate
6 29 (8.41%) JSON
7 25 (7.25%) REST
7 25 (7.25%) XML
8 22 (6.38%) React
9 20 (5.80%) ASP.NET
9 20 (5.80%) HTML5
9 20 (5.80%) JMX
9 20 (5.80%) SOAP
10 17 (4.93%) jQuery
11 14 (4.06%) J2EE
12 13 (3.77%) XSLT
13 12 (3.48%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.80%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (5.22%) Computer Science
3 17 (4.93%) User Experience
4 14 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (2.61%) PMI
6 8 (2.32%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.45%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.16%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.87%) Blog
9 3 (0.87%) Derivative
9 3 (0.87%) Fintech
10 2 (0.58%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.58%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.58%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.58%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 1 (0.29%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.78%) Linux
2 27 (7.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (5.22%) Unix
4 7 (2.03%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.74%) Android
6 4 (1.16%) Windows
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (89.86%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (24.64%) Kanban
3 75 (21.74%) TDD
4 60 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (15.07%) Test Automation
6 51 (14.78%) Software Engineering
7 36 (10.43%) BDD
8 33 (9.57%) Coaching
9 32 (9.28%) SOA
10 30 (8.70%) DevOps
11 28 (8.12%) Mentoring
11 28 (8.12%) Microservices
12 25 (7.25%) Configuration Management
13 22 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (6.09%) Project Management
15 19 (5.51%) MVC
15 19 (5.51%) PRINCE2
15 19 (5.51%) SDLC
16 18 (5.22%) User Acceptance Testing
17 17 (4.93%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 120 (34.78%) Java
2 74 (21.45%) JavaScript
3 57 (16.52%) SQL
4 33 (9.57%) C#
4 33 (9.57%) Python
5 16 (4.64%) Bash Shell
6 15 (4.35%) Ruby
7 8 (2.32%) PL/SQL
8 7 (2.03%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.74%) PHP
10 5 (1.45%) ES6
10 5 (1.45%) Perl
10 5 (1.45%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.16%) Go
11 4 (1.16%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.87%) CoffeeScript
12 3 (0.87%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.58%) C++
13 2 (0.58%) R
13 2 (0.58%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (7.83%) Degree
2 17 (4.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (3.48%) ISEB
4 10 (2.90%) PMI Certification
5 8 (2.32%) ISTQB
6 7 (2.03%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.16%) MCSD
9 3 (0.87%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.58%) CISSP
10 2 (0.58%) PMP
10 2 (0.58%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.29%) SANS
11 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.93%) QA
2 16 (4.64%) GDPR
3 14 (4.06%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (3.77%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.87%) PMO
6 2 (0.58%) COBIT
7 1 (0.29%) FATCA
7 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (6.67%) Docker
2 5 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.16%) VMware NSX
4 3 (0.87%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.58%) Firmware
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 33 (9.57%) Puppet
2 23 (6.67%) Ansible
3 10 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.03%) Cobbler
5 5 (1.45%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.16%) SELinux
7 3 (0.87%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 2 (0.58%) CA Service Virtualization
8 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.29%) Control-M
9 1 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.29%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.29%) Terraform
9 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.29%) Xymon
Vendors
1 44 (12.75%) Oracle
2 20 (5.80%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.90%) Perforce
3 10 (2.90%) Red Hat
4 9 (2.61%) Informatica
5 8 (2.32%) IBM
5 8 (2.32%) VMware
6 7 (2.03%) TIBCO
7 6 (1.74%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.74%) Pega
8 4 (1.16%) Black Duck
9 3 (0.87%) CA
9 3 (0.87%) Google
9 3 (0.87%) Guidewire
9 3 (0.87%) HP
10 2 (0.58%) Adobe
10 2 (0.58%) Avaya
10 2 (0.58%) SAP
10 2 (0.58%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.58%) Sun