Period
to 16 January 2019

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 6 months to 16 January 2019 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
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 12 5
Rank change year-on-year +8 -7 +12
Contract jobs citing Scrum 11 9 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 15.94% 12.68% 37.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.33% 15.00% 41.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 22
West Lothian median daily rate £331 £263 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.07% -24.93% -9.68%
10th Percentile £272 £211 £225
90th Percentile £431 £326 £391
Scotland median daily rate £438 £400 £376
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.31% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
West Lothian median hourly rate - £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.69% -
Scotland median hourly rate £45.75 £30.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +52.50% -30.23% +6.49%

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 West Lothian with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Lothian
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 60 60 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 86.96% 84.51% 90.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 42 49
West Lothian median daily rate £375 £415 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +22.96% -10.00%
10th Percentile £218 £221 £229
90th Percentile £530 £494 £425
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
West Lothian median hourly rate £14.64 £30.00 £8.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.20% +245.42% -41.12%
10th Percentile £11.17 £29.00 £8.14
90th Percentile £28.88 £31.00 £26.39
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £21.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year +15.48% -7.69% +8.33%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Lothian.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Lothian

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in West Lothian over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
Livingston +8 11 £331 +26.07% 1
Scrum
Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
3 9 (81.82%) Java
4 7 (63.64%) Oracle
4 7 (63.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (63.64%) Oracle Database 12c
4 7 (63.64%) Oracle Database
5 6 (54.55%) AngularJS
5 6 (54.55%) SQL
5 6 (54.55%) HTML
6 5 (45.45%) JUnit
7 4 (36.36%) CSS
7 4 (36.36%) Web Services
7 4 (36.36%) TDD
7 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (36.36%) Spring
7 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
7 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
7 4 (36.36%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (36.36%) Private Cloud
7 4 (36.36%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (36.36%) Spring Integration
7 4 (36.36%) Angular 2
8 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
8 3 (27.27%) Mockito
8 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
8 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
8 3 (27.27%) DbUnit
8 3 (27.27%) QA
8 3 (27.27%) Selenium

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (18.18%) Apache
2 2 (18.18%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle Database
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
3 2 (18.18%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) JUnit
2 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 3 (27.27%) DbUnit
2 3 (27.27%) Mockito
2 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
3 2 (18.18%) Artifactory
3 2 (18.18%) CppUnit
4 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Charles River Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum Master
4 1 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) AngularJS
1 6 (54.55%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) Angular 2
2 4 (36.36%) CSS
2 4 (36.36%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (36.36%) Spring
2 4 (36.36%) Spring Integration
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) HTML5
3 2 (18.18%) JSON
3 2 (18.18%) Kafka
3 2 (18.18%) RESTful
3 2 (18.18%) SOAP
3 2 (18.18%) WebSockets
3 2 (18.18%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Private Cloud
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 2 (18.18%) Kanban
5 2 (18.18%) Microservices
5 2 (18.18%) Multithreaded Programming
5 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
5 2 (18.18%) Open Source
5 2 (18.18%) Refactoring
5 2 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Time Management
5 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development
6 1 (9.09%) Investment Management
6 1 (9.09%) SOA
6 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) Perl
3 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Charles River
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft