The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 28 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.

Agile Software Development
Scotland / West Lothian
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 13 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 39.39% 42.42% 13.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 41.94% 45.16% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 10
Median daily rate £415 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.06% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £347 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £481 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £37.23
% change year-on-year +2.36% +13.49%  

Agile Software Development 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 West Lothian with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Lothian
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 31 31 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 93.94% 93.94% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 27 35
Median daily rate £415 £378 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.93% +5.96%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in West Lothian

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in West Lothian.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in West Lothian

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Lothian

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in West Lothian over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in West Lothian

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 28 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
Livingston -1 13 £415 +5.06% 1
Agile Software Development
Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 23 (79.31%) Java
2 15 (51.72%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (41.38%) CRM
3 12 (41.38%) Test Automation
4 11 (37.93%) Waterfall
4 11 (37.93%) TDD
5 10 (34.48%) CSS
5 10 (34.48%) HTML
5 10 (34.48%) Spring
6 9 (31.03%) Cucumber
6 9 (31.03%) Marketing
6 9 (31.03%) Finance
6 9 (31.03%) Scrum
7 8 (27.59%) SOA
7 8 (27.59%) Selenium
7 8 (27.59%) AngularJS
8 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database
8 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
8 7 (24.14%) Oracle
8 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
8 7 (24.14%) SQL
8 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
9 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
9 6 (20.69%) Project Planning
9 6 (20.69%) J2EE
9 6 (20.69%) OpenView
9 6 (20.69%) HP
9 6 (20.69%) LoadRunner
9 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian 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 2 (6.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
4 3 (10.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Cucumber
2 8 (27.59%) Selenium
3 6 (20.69%) LoadRunner
4 4 (13.79%) Jasmine
5 3 (10.34%) Bower
5 3 (10.34%) Grunt
5 3 (10.34%) gulp
5 3 (10.34%) jspm
5 3 (10.34%) JUnit
5 3 (10.34%) Maven
6 2 (6.90%) FitNesse
6 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (3.45%) DbUnit
7 1 (3.45%) Mockito
7 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
1 9 (31.03%) Marketing
2 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Developer
2 8 (27.59%) Tester
3 7 (24.14%) Java Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (17.24%) Performance Tester
5 4 (13.79%) Angular Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Senior Performance Tester
5 4 (13.79%) Senior Tester
6 3 (10.34%) Automation Tester
6 3 (10.34%) Java Automation Tester
6 3 (10.34%) QA Automation Tester
6 3 (10.34%) QA Tester
6 3 (10.34%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 3 (10.34%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Change and Release Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Change Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Release Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) CSS
1 10 (34.48%) HTML
1 10 (34.48%) Spring
2 8 (27.59%) AngularJS
3 6 (20.69%) J2EE
4 4 (13.79%) Angular 2
4 4 (13.79%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (13.79%) React
4 4 (13.79%) Spring Integration
4 4 (13.79%) Web Services
5 3 (10.34%) LESS
5 3 (10.34%) Sass
5 3 (10.34%) Spring MVC
6 2 (6.90%) Aurelia
6 2 (6.90%) Hibernate
6 2 (6.90%) JDBC
6 2 (6.90%) JMS
6 2 (6.90%) Middleware
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (6.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Reference Data
2 2 (6.90%) Replication
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Unix
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (41.38%) CRM
2 12 (41.38%) Test Automation
3 11 (37.93%) TDD
3 11 (37.93%) Waterfall
4 9 (31.03%) Scrum
5 8 (27.59%) SOA
6 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
7 6 (20.69%) BDD
7 6 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Performance Engineering
7 6 (20.69%) Performance Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Project Planning
7 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
7 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (20.69%) SDLC
8 5 (17.24%) Front End Development
9 4 (13.79%) Microservices
9 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
10 3 (10.34%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (79.31%) Java
2 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
2 7 (24.14%) SQL
3 4 (13.79%) ES6
4 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) HP SiteScope
1 6 (20.69%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) HP
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