The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 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 25 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
Scotland / West Lothian
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 7 18
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 3.23% 12.50% 5.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 13.33% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Median daily rate £490 £423 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.97% +12.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £377
% change year-on-year - +12.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £43.00 £36.89
% change year-on-year +5.23% +16.57%  

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 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 29 30 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 93.55% 93.75% 87.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 34
Median daily rate £400 £378 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +14.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £323 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian 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 West Lothian

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in West Lothian

Scrum
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 Scrum within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 25 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 -4 1 £490 +15.29%
Scrum
Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (92.31%) Java
3 11 (84.62%) Test Automation
4 7 (53.85%) Oracle
4 7 (53.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (53.85%) Oracle Database 12c
4 7 (53.85%) Oracle Database
5 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
5 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (46.15%) QA
5 6 (46.15%) Selenium
5 6 (46.15%) Cucumber
5 6 (46.15%) CSS
5 6 (46.15%) HTML
5 6 (46.15%) SQL
5 6 (46.15%) TDD
5 6 (46.15%) Spring
5 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
6 5 (38.46%) Web Services
6 5 (38.46%) Spring Integration
6 5 (38.46%) Angular 2
6 5 (38.46%) Microservices
7 4 (30.77%) Scenario Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Marketing
8 2 (15.38%) JUnit
8 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
8 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
8 2 (15.38%) DbUnit
8 2 (15.38%) Finance
8 2 (15.38%) Mockito

Scrum
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle Database
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Cucumber
1 6 (46.15%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) DbUnit
2 2 (15.38%) JUnit
2 2 (15.38%) Mockito
2 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Angular Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Java Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Automation Tester
3 4 (30.77%) Java Automation Tester
3 4 (30.77%) QA Automation Tester
3 4 (30.77%) QA Tester
3 4 (30.77%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 4 (30.77%) Selenium Tester
3 4 (30.77%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (7.69%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (7.69%) UI Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
1 6 (46.15%) CSS
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
1 6 (46.15%) Spring
2 5 (38.46%) Angular 2
2 5 (38.46%) Spring Integration
2 5 (38.46%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) HTML5
3 1 (7.69%) RESTful
3 1 (7.69%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) Test Automation
3 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
3 6 (46.15%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) Microservices
5 4 (30.77%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Re-Platforming
6 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.69%) High Availability
7 1 (7.69%) Kanban
7 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle