Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 4 21
Rank change year-on-year -12 +17 -7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 7 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 7.78% 34.38% 4.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.64% 37.93% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 21 7
West Lothian median daily rate £408 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.43% -9.68% -
10th Percentile £241 £215 £363
90th Percentile £510 £391 £425
Scotland median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
West Lothian median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £40.38
% change year-on-year -30.23% +6.49% +6.26%

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 81 58 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 90.00% 90.63% 88.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 44 74
West Lothian median daily rate £415 £336 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.42% -8.81% -1.67%
10th Percentile £229 £252 £265
90th Percentile £434 £425 £470
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +7.64% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
West Lothian median hourly rate £30.00 £8.69 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +245.42% -13.15% -76.19%
10th Percentile £29.00 £8.14 £9.50
90th Percentile £31.00 £26.39 £10.50
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +19.05% -16.00% +11.11%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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
Livingston -14 6 £408 +18.55% 2
Scrum
Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) RESTful
3 2 (28.57%) Spring
3 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Kanban
3 2 (28.57%) Firmware
3 2 (28.57%) LabVIEW
3 2 (28.57%) Node.js
3 2 (28.57%) High Availability
3 2 (28.57%) User Experience
3 2 (28.57%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) MQTT
4 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) API Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Fintech
4 1 (14.29%) Phabricator
4 1 (14.29%) Trac
4 1 (14.29%) REST
4 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
4 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 1 (14.29%) Bluetooth
4 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Bluetooth
1 1 (14.29%) MQTT
1 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) LabVIEW
2 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
2 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 1 (14.29%) Phabricator
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (14.29%) Trac
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
1 1 (14.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Node.js Developer
2 2 (28.57%) QA Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) QA Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Electronics Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Electronics Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (14.29%) iOS Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) RESTful
2 2 (28.57%) Node.js
2 2 (28.57%) Spring
3 1 (14.29%) JSON
3 1 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) High Availability
3 2 (28.57%) Kanban
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) API Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Firmware