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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 24 74
Rank change year-on-year +6 +50  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 153 210 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.06% 7.15% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.56% 8.37% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 120 36
Median daily rate £419 £400 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +14.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.23% +22.85%  

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1787 2510 2481
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.43% 85.46% 81.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1005 1431 1282
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 58 65
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.92 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Scrum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -8 87 £406 +0.93% 13
Glasgow +16 48 £419 +4.68% 20
Stirling +10 4 £475 +46.15%
West Lothian -3 1 £490 +16.66%
Moray - 1 £488 -
Aberdeen - 1 £475 - 1
Fife - 1 £400 -
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 269 (91.81%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (43.69%) Java
3 69 (23.55%) Jenkins
4 67 (22.87%) SQL
5 66 (22.53%) Kanban
6 65 (22.18%) Test Automation
7 63 (21.50%) Finance
8 62 (21.16%) JavaScript
9 61 (20.82%) TDD
10 57 (19.45%) Spring
11 55 (18.77%) Continuous Integration
12 54 (18.43%) Linux
13 49 (16.72%) Selenium
13 49 (16.72%) Git (software)
14 46 (15.70%) HTML
15 45 (15.36%) Web Services
15 45 (15.36%) AngularJS
16 43 (14.68%) Oracle
16 43 (14.68%) CSS
17 41 (13.99%) Cucumber
17 41 (13.99%) Maven
18 35 (11.95%) Banking
19 33 (11.26%) Python
20 32 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
20 32 (10.92%) BDD
21 30 (10.24%) REST
21 30 (10.24%) DevOps
22 29 (9.90%) OO
22 29 (9.90%) SOAP
23 28 (9.56%) Project 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 14 (4.78%) JBoss
2 11 (3.75%) Apache
3 10 (3.41%) CMS
4 6 (2.05%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.71%) SAS
6 4 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.68%) GeoServer
8 2 (0.68%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.34%) Mule
9 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.71%) SPSS
2 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.02%) Sonata
3 2 (0.68%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.34%) Magento
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.44%) PaaS
2 12 (4.10%) OpenShift
3 10 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (3.07%) Amazon SQS
5 8 (2.73%) Amazon S3
5 8 (2.73%) GitHub
6 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.68%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.71%) Firewall
2 3 (1.02%) NetScaler
3 2 (0.68%) Internet
3 2 (0.68%) Network Security
3 2 (0.68%) VXLAN
3 2 (0.68%) Wireless
4 1 (0.34%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.34%) DNS
4 1 (0.34%) DSL
4 1 (0.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.34%) HTTP
4 1 (0.34%) Intranet
4 1 (0.34%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.85%) MySQL
2 22 (7.51%) NoSQL
2 22 (7.51%) Relational Database
3 19 (6.48%) SQL Server
4 18 (6.14%) Oracle Database
4 18 (6.14%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (5.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (4.10%) DB2
6 12 (4.10%) Oracle Database 12c
7 10 (3.41%) RDBMS
8 7 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.39%) GIS
8 7 (2.39%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.05%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.37%) QlikView
12 3 (1.02%) Geospatial Data
13 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 69 (23.55%) Jenkins
2 49 (16.72%) Git (software)
2 49 (16.72%) Selenium
3 41 (13.99%) Cucumber
3 41 (13.99%) Maven
4 21 (7.17%) JIRA
5 18 (6.14%) Subversion
6 17 (5.80%) Ant
6 17 (5.80%) WebDriver
7 14 (4.78%) Gradle
8 13 (4.44%) Hudson
8 13 (4.44%) Mockito
9 12 (4.10%) GitLab
9 12 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (4.10%) Visual Studio
10 10 (3.41%) SoapUI
11 9 (3.07%) JUnit
12 8 (2.73%) Artifactory
13 7 (2.39%) Bugzilla
14 6 (2.05%) DbUnit
General
1 63 (21.50%) Finance
2 35 (11.95%) Banking
3 9 (3.07%) Retail
4 7 (2.39%) Retail Banking
5 5 (1.71%) Marketing
6 4 (1.37%) Law
6 4 (1.37%) Legal
7 3 (1.02%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Billing
9 1 (0.34%) Local Government
9 1 (0.34%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 123 (41.98%) Developer
2 58 (19.80%) Java Developer
3 42 (14.33%) Scrum Master
4 23 (7.85%) Project Manager
5 22 (7.51%) Analyst
6 20 (6.83%) Senior Developer
7 16 (5.46%) Test Engineer
8 15 (5.12%) Architect
9 14 (4.78%) .NET Developer
9 14 (4.78%) Agile Scrum Master
10 13 (4.44%) C# Developer
10 13 (4.44%) Senior Java Developer
11 12 (4.10%) C# .NET Developer
11 12 (4.10%) JavaScript Developer
12 11 (3.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 10 (3.41%) Angular Developer
13 10 (3.41%) Business Analyst
13 10 (3.41%) Designer
13 10 (3.41%) Senior Test Engineer
14 9 (3.07%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (19.45%) Spring
2 46 (15.70%) HTML
3 45 (15.36%) AngularJS
3 45 (15.36%) Web Services
4 43 (14.68%) CSS
5 30 (10.24%) REST
6 29 (9.90%) SOAP
7 27 (9.22%) jQuery
7 27 (9.22%) JSON
8 26 (8.87%) J2EE
9 22 (7.51%) .NET
9 22 (7.51%) RESTful
10 19 (6.48%) XML
11 18 (6.14%) Gherkin
11 18 (6.14%) HTML5
12 16 (5.46%) ASP.NET
13 15 (5.12%) CSS3
14 14 (4.78%) React
15 13 (4.44%) Java EE
16 12 (4.10%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.17%) User Experience
2 17 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.73%) Fintech
6 6 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (2.05%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.37%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.37%) Graphic Design
8 3 (1.02%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.02%) PMI
8 3 (1.02%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.02%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 2 (0.68%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.68%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.68%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.68%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.34%) Derivative
10 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.34%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 54 (18.43%) Linux
2 20 (6.83%) Unix
3 19 (6.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.39%) Android
5 6 (2.05%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.71%) Windows
7 4 (1.37%) Debian
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (91.81%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (22.53%) Kanban
3 65 (22.18%) Test Automation
4 61 (20.82%) TDD
5 55 (18.77%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (10.92%) BDD
6 32 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (10.24%) DevOps
8 29 (9.90%) OO
9 28 (9.56%) Project Management
10 27 (9.22%) MVC
10 27 (9.22%) Software Engineering
11 24 (8.19%) Microservices
12 23 (7.85%) Front End Development
13 21 (7.17%) User Stories
14 17 (5.80%) SOA
15 15 (5.12%) Continuous Deployment
15 15 (5.12%) SDLC
16 14 (4.78%) Continuous Delivery
16 14 (4.78%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 128 (43.69%) Java
2 67 (22.87%) SQL
3 62 (21.16%) JavaScript
4 33 (11.26%) Python
5 26 (8.87%) C#
6 13 (4.44%) Scala
6 13 (4.44%) Shell Script
7 12 (4.10%) Bash Shell
8 11 (3.75%) Ruby
9 9 (3.07%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.05%) Go
11 5 (1.71%) Perl
12 4 (1.37%) CoffeeScript
12 4 (1.37%) Groovy
12 4 (1.37%) R
13 3 (1.02%) PHP
14 2 (0.68%) ANSI SQL
14 2 (0.68%) ES6
14 2 (0.68%) Jython
14 2 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (3.07%) ISEB
1 9 (3.07%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.39%) Degree
3 6 (2.05%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.71%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.37%) CISSP
5 4 (1.37%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.37%) VCAP
5 4 (1.37%) VCP6
5 4 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.68%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.34%) PMP
7 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.12%) QA
2 14 (4.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (3.07%) Dodd-Frank
3 9 (3.07%) EMIR
3 9 (3.07%) MiFID
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (6.48%) Docker
2 8 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.37%) vSphere
4 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 17 (5.80%) Puppet
2 15 (5.12%) Ansible
3 8 (2.73%) Kubernetes
4 7 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.05%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (1.37%) SELinux
6 4 (1.37%) vRealize
7 2 (0.68%) CA Service Virtualization
7 2 (0.68%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.68%) QRadar
7 2 (0.68%) Xymon
8 1 (0.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.34%) Control-M
8 1 (0.34%) Nagios
8 1 (0.34%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.34%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.34%) Terraform
8 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 43 (14.68%) Oracle
2 15 (5.12%) VMware
3 13 (4.44%) Perforce
4 12 (4.10%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.10%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.39%) CA Agile Central
5 7 (2.39%) Informatica
6 5 (1.71%) Black Duck
6 5 (1.71%) Blue Prism
6 5 (1.71%) Capita
6 5 (1.71%) Cisco
7 3 (1.02%) Adobe
7 3 (1.02%) CA
7 3 (1.02%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.02%) FNZ
8 2 (0.68%) Citrix
8 2 (0.68%) EMC
8 2 (0.68%) Splunk
8 2 (0.68%) Sybase
8 2 (0.68%) Telerik
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