Period
to 16 October 2018

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 October 2018 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 21 3
Rank change year-on-year +18 -18 +16
Contract jobs citing Scrum 16 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 21.05% 2.60% 30.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.88% 2.86% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 16
West Lothian median daily rate £331 £490 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.40% +30.67% -
10th Percentile £278 £470 £215
90th Percentile £468 £510 £434
Scotland median daily rate £436 £413 £378
% change year-on-year +5.76% +9.27% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Lothian median hourly rate - - £32.50
Scotland median hourly rate - - £43.00

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 67 70 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 88.16% 90.91% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 53 41
West Lothian median daily rate £363 £400 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +17.22% -7.46%
10th Percentile £218 £253 £230
90th Percentile £530 £434 £430
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
% change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
West Lothian median hourly rate £17.50 - £9.23
10th Percentile £12.44 - £8.14
90th Percentile £30.50 - £28.35
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.88 £30.50
% change year-on-year -6.98% -11.89% +52.50%

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018. 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 +18 16 £331 -32.40% 7
Scrum
Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) Test Automation
3 10 (62.50%) Java
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
5 6 (37.50%) JUnit
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle
6 5 (31.25%) JSON
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (31.25%) RESTful
6 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
7 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
7 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (25.00%) DbUnit
7 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
7 4 (25.00%) QA
7 4 (25.00%) Selenium
8 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Kanban
8 3 (18.75%) TDD
8 3 (18.75%) Banking
8 3 (18.75%) HTTP
8 3 (18.75%) C#
8 3 (18.75%) HTML
8 3 (18.75%) Mockito
8 3 (18.75%) Node.js
8 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
8 3 (18.75%) Artifactory
8 3 (18.75%) Docker

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 2 (12.50%) Apache
1 2 (12.50%) CMS
1 2 (12.50%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) HTTP
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) JUnit
2 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
3 4 (25.00%) DbUnit
3 4 (25.00%) Selenium
3 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (18.75%) Artifactory
4 3 (18.75%) Mockito
5 2 (12.50%) CppUnit
5 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (6.25%) Ant
6 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 1 (6.25%) JIRA
6 1 (6.25%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (6.25%) Subversion
6 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
1 5 (31.25%) Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Scrum Master
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Charles River Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Tester
4 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) JSON
1 5 (31.25%) RESTful
2 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
2 3 (18.75%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) Node.js
3 2 (12.50%) HTML5
3 2 (12.50%) Kafka
3 2 (12.50%) SOAP
3 2 (12.50%) Spring
3 2 (12.50%) WebSockets
3 2 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) Angular 2
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.25%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) gRPC
4 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (6.25%) REST
4 1 (6.25%) Spring Integration
4 1 (6.25%) Velocity
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
1 1 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) Test Automation
3 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (18.75%) Kanban
4 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
4 3 (18.75%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 2 (12.50%) Microservices
5 2 (12.50%) Multithreaded Programming
5 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 2 (12.50%) Open Source
5 2 (12.50%) Refactoring
5 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) Time Management
5 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
6 1 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 2 (12.50%) Python
4 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Kubernetes
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Charles River
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft