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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
Scotland / West Lothian
Rank 4 11 13
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 12 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 29.27% 6.38% 8.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 34.29% 7.69% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.29 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.86% -0.49%  

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 35 39 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 85.37% 82.98% 75.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 26
Median daily rate £350 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £413 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £13.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +67.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 March 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 +6 12 £375 -3.22%
Scrum
Scotland

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (68.00%) Java
3 16 (64.00%) SQL
4 11 (44.00%) Oracle
5 10 (40.00%) Selenium
5 10 (40.00%) AngularJS
5 10 (40.00%) Oracle Database
6 9 (36.00%) QA
6 9 (36.00%) Cucumber
6 9 (36.00%) HTML
6 9 (36.00%) CSS
7 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (24.00%) Spring
8 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
9 5 (20.00%) Web Services
9 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 5 (20.00%) TDD
9 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 5 (20.00%) Angular 2
9 5 (20.00%) Spring Integration
9 5 (20.00%) Microservices
10 4 (16.00%) Sass
10 4 (16.00%) HTML5
10 4 (16.00%) PL/SQL
10 4 (16.00%) Finance
11 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
11 3 (12.00%) C#
11 3 (12.00%) SQL Server

Scrum
Top Related 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 (8.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Selenium
2 9 (36.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.00%) DbUnit
3 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.00%) JUnit
3 2 (8.00%) Mockito
3 2 (8.00%) Subversion
3 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.00%) CruiseControl
4 1 (4.00%) JIRA
4 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Billing
2 2 (8.00%) Marketing
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Angular Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Automation Tester
3 6 (24.00%) Java Automation Tester
3 6 (24.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (24.00%) QA Automation Tester
3 6 (24.00%) QA Tester
3 6 (24.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 6 (24.00%) Selenium Tester
3 6 (24.00%) Tester
4 4 (16.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (12.00%) .NET Developer
5 3 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (12.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Database Designer
6 2 (8.00%) Designer
6 2 (8.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (8.00%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 9 (36.00%) CSS
2 9 (36.00%) HTML
3 6 (24.00%) Spring
4 5 (20.00%) Angular 2
4 5 (20.00%) Spring Integration
4 5 (20.00%) Web Services
5 4 (16.00%) HTML5
5 4 (16.00%) Sass
6 3 (12.00%) .NET
7 2 (8.00%) Middleware
8 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
8 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 1 (4.00%) Java EE
8 1 (4.00%) jQuery
8 1 (4.00%) RESTful
8 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (20.00%) Microservices
3 5 (20.00%) TDD
3 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Change Control
5 2 (8.00%) CRM
5 2 (8.00%) Front End Development
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.00%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (8.00%) SDLC
5 2 (8.00%) SOA
5 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.00%) User Stories
5 2 (8.00%) Web Development
6 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) Java
2 16 (64.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (12.00%) C#
6 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (36.00%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Oracle