The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 8 5 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +18
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 197 228 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.53% 18.01% 5.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.24% 23.53% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 149 28
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Agile Software Development
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1143 969 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 78.50% 76.54% 72.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 566 328
Average daily rate £375 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 12
Average hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +26.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £18.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £22.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Edinburgh region.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Edinburgh region.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development.

1 114 (29.69%) Finance
2 103 (26.82%) Java
3 102 (26.56%) SQL
4 86 (22.40%) TDD
5 76 (19.79%) Banking
6 71 (18.49%) JavaScript
7 69 (17.97%) Scrum
8 61 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (13.80%) Oracle
9 53 (13.80%) XML
10 52 (13.54%) HTML
11 51 (13.28%) CSS
11 51 (13.28%) Linux
12 44 (11.46%) UNIX
12 44 (11.46%) Spring
13 41 (10.68%) Selenium
13 41 (10.68%) SDLC
14 38 (9.90%) Project Management
14 38 (9.90%) .NET
15 37 (9.64%) BDD
16 36 (9.38%) jQuery
17 34 (8.85%) Jenkins
17 34 (8.85%) MVC
18 33 (8.59%) Maven
19 32 (8.33%) Unit Testing
19 32 (8.33%) JIRA
20 31 (8.07%) RESTful
20 31 (8.07%) J2EE
21 29 (7.55%) SQL Server
21 29 (7.55%) Hibernate

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (6.25%) JBoss
2 21 (5.47%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.34%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.08%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.30%) Confluence
5 5 (1.30%) Apache
6 3 (0.78%) CMS
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.52%) SAS
7 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.52%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.26%) IIS
8 1 (0.26%) nginx
8 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (1.82%) Photoshop
1 7 (1.82%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.04%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
4 1 (0.26%) MS Office
4 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.82%) SaaS
3 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.78%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.26%) Force.com
6 1 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.56%) HTTP
2 5 (1.30%) Internet
3 4 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.52%) DNS
4 2 (0.52%) Intranet
4 2 (0.52%) SSH
4 2 (0.52%) Network Security
4 2 (0.52%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (0.52%) DHCP
5 1 (0.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.51%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.39%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.08%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.30%) PowerCenter
6 5 (1.30%) MySQL
7 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.78%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.52%) DB2
9 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 41 (10.68%) Selenium
2 34 (8.85%) Jenkins
3 33 (8.59%) Maven
4 32 (8.33%) JIRA
5 28 (7.29%) JUnit
6 27 (7.03%) Cucumber
7 24 (6.25%) Git (software)
8 21 (5.47%) Hudson
9 20 (5.21%) Ant
10 19 (4.95%) WebDriver
11 15 (3.91%) Eclipse
12 14 (3.65%) Subversion
12 14 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (3.39%) FitNesse
14 12 (3.13%) Mockito
15 11 (2.86%) Gradle
16 9 (2.34%) Artifactory
16 9 (2.34%) Visual Studio
16 9 (2.34%) CruiseControl
17 7 (1.82%) jMock
General
1 114 (29.69%) Finance
2 76 (19.79%) Banking
3 14 (3.65%) Retail
4 11 (2.86%) Retail Banking
5 10 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.04%) Front Office
7 4 (1.04%) Marketing
8 3 (0.78%) Back Office
8 3 (0.78%) Legal
9 2 (0.52%) Publishing
10 1 (0.26%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Military
10 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 154 (40.10%) Developer
2 84 (21.88%) Analyst
3 59 (15.36%) Java Developer
4 42 (10.94%) Business Analyst
5 38 (9.90%) Project Manager
6 24 (6.25%) Test Analyst
7 19 (4.95%) Python Developer
8 16 (4.17%) Tester
9 15 (3.91%) Consultant
10 12 (3.13%) Senior Developer
10 12 (3.13%) Test Engineer
11 11 (2.86%) .NET Developer
11 11 (2.86%) SQL Developer
12 10 (2.60%) Senior Java Developer
12 10 (2.60%) Designer
12 10 (2.60%) Agile Business Analyst
13 9 (2.34%) Senior Project Manager
13 9 (2.34%) Senior Manager
14 8 (2.08%) Software Engineer
15 7 (1.82%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (13.80%) XML
2 52 (13.54%) HTML
3 51 (13.28%) CSS
4 44 (11.46%) Spring
5 38 (9.90%) .NET
6 36 (9.38%) jQuery
7 31 (8.07%) RESTful
7 31 (8.07%) J2EE
8 29 (7.55%) Hibernate
9 26 (6.77%) Web Services
10 24 (6.25%) HTML5
11 20 (5.21%) JSP
11 20 (5.21%) Ajax
12 18 (4.69%) Java EE
13 15 (3.91%) ASP.NET
14 14 (3.65%) JSON
14 14 (3.65%) JSF
15 13 (3.39%) Struts
16 12 (3.13%) XSLT
16 12 (3.13%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.43%) User Experience
3 10 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.08%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.56%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.30%) GIS
7 4 (1.04%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.78%) Statistics
8 3 (0.78%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.78%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.52%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.52%) Equities
9 2 (0.52%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Animation
10 1 (0.26%) iSeries
10 1 (0.26%) Life Science
10 1 (0.26%) Podcast
10 1 (0.26%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.26%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 51 (13.28%) Linux
2 44 (11.46%) UNIX
3 15 (3.91%) Android
4 14 (3.65%) Windows
5 8 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.26%) OS/400
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (22.40%) TDD
2 69 (17.97%) Scrum
3 61 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (10.68%) SDLC
5 38 (9.90%) Project Management
6 37 (9.64%) BDD
7 34 (8.85%) MVC
8 32 (8.33%) Unit Testing
9 29 (7.55%) Test Automation
9 29 (7.55%) Waterfall
10 27 (7.03%) OO
11 21 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (5.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (5.21%) Pair Programming
13 19 (4.95%) Migration
13 19 (4.95%) Business Analysis
14 18 (4.69%) Software Engineering
14 18 (4.69%) Open Source
14 18 (4.69%) User Stories
15 17 (4.43%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 103 (26.82%) Java
2 102 (26.56%) SQL
3 71 (18.49%) JavaScript
4 26 (6.77%) C#
5 24 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 20 (5.21%) Python
7 12 (3.13%) PHP
8 11 (2.86%) Perl
9 7 (1.82%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.56%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.56%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.04%) PeopleCode
11 4 (1.04%) SQR
12 3 (0.78%) VBA
12 3 (0.78%) C++
12 3 (0.78%) C
13 2 (0.52%) XPath
14 1 (0.26%) PHP5
14 1 (0.26%) RPG/400
14 1 (0.26%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 14 (3.65%) ISTQB
2 13 (3.39%) ISEB
3 12 (3.13%) Degree
4 7 (1.82%) Sun Certification
5 5 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.04%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.78%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.52%) HND
8 2 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.26%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.55%) QA
2 8 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.26%) DICOM
System Software
1 3 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.52%) Puppet
1 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 53 (13.80%) Oracle
2 12 (3.13%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.13%) Informatica
3 6 (1.56%) Red Hat
3 6 (1.56%) PeopleSoft
4 5 (1.30%) Google
4 5 (1.30%) ServiceNow
5 4 (1.04%) VMware
5 4 (1.04%) Sun
6 3 (0.78%) Dell
6 3 (0.78%) Teradata
6 3 (0.78%) Siebel
6 3 (0.78%) Veeam
6 3 (0.78%) Tableau
7 2 (0.52%) Remedy
7 2 (0.52%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.52%) IBM
7 2 (0.52%) Adobe
7 2 (0.52%) Sybase
7 2 (0.52%) Citrix
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