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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 3 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 336 198 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 23.73% 14.88% 11.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.12% 18.64% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 116 73
Average daily rate £380 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £436 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.40 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+23.62% +0.41%
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
1154 1062 844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.50% 79.79% 73.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 590 434
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Average hourly rate £19.02 £28.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.26% +107.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £22.50 £13.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £47.50 £14.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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.

1 229 (39.21%) Scrum
2 151 (25.86%) Java
3 137 (23.46%) Finance
4 103 (17.64%) JavaScript
5 101 (17.29%) TDD
6 99 (16.95%) Web Services
7 94 (16.10%) Continuous Integration
8 89 (15.24%) JBoss
9 87 (14.90%) XML
10 85 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 76 (13.01%) SOA
12 74 (12.67%) User Experience
13 73 (12.50%) Waterfall
14 71 (12.16%) SDLC
15 70 (11.99%) Java EE
16 64 (10.96%) JIRA
17 63 (10.79%) HTML
18 62 (10.62%) AngularJS
19 61 (10.45%) User Stories
19 61 (10.45%) Project Management
20 59 (10.10%) CSS
21 58 (9.93%) Eclipse
21 58 (9.93%) Banking
22 57 (9.76%) Oracle
23 55 (9.42%) SQL
24 53 (9.08%) Selenium
25 46 (7.88%) Spring
25 46 (7.88%) Performance Monitoring
26 45 (7.71%) JProfiler
26 45 (7.71%) XSLT

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 89 (15.24%) JBoss
2 29 (4.97%) Node.js
3 24 (4.11%) Tomcat
4 17 (2.91%) Apache
4 17 (2.91%) CMS
4 17 (2.91%) WebSphere
5 12 (2.05%) WebLogic
6 9 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.54%) IIS
7 8 (1.37%) nginx
8 7 (1.20%) Confluence
8 7 (1.20%) NServiceBus
9 6 (1.03%) Drupal
9 6 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (1.03%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.86%) Lync
11 4 (0.68%) SAS
12 3 (0.51%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (3.77%) MS Visio
2 12 (2.05%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.54%) MS Project
4 3 (0.51%) MS Office
5 2 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.34%) Edge Animate
5 2 (0.34%) InDesign
5 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.74%) Markit EDM
2 6 (1.03%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.91%) SaaS
4 5 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (0.68%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.34%) IaaS
6 2 (0.34%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.17%) GitHub
7 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.97%) HTTP
2 13 (2.23%) DNS
2 13 (2.23%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.54%) DHCP
4 5 (0.86%) LDAP
5 4 (0.68%) FTP
5 4 (0.68%) IPsec
5 4 (0.68%) SSL
6 3 (0.51%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.34%) Firewall
7 2 (0.34%) SAN
7 2 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.17%) Internet
8 1 (0.17%) LAN
8 1 (0.17%) VoIP
8 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.45%) GIS
3 18 (3.08%) NoSQL
4 14 (2.40%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.88%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.03%) PowerCenter
8 5 (0.86%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.68%) Informix
10 2 (0.34%) DB2
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.17%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.17%) Big Data
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 64 (10.96%) JIRA
2 58 (9.93%) Eclipse
3 53 (9.08%) Selenium
4 45 (7.71%) JProfiler
5 32 (5.48%) Maven
6 27 (4.62%) Git (software)
7 24 (4.11%) Cucumber
8 20 (3.42%) Jenkins
9 19 (3.25%) gulp
9 19 (3.25%) WebDriver
10 18 (3.08%) JBehave
11 16 (2.74%) Gradle
12 14 (2.40%) Visual Studio
13 12 (2.05%) SoapUI
14 11 (1.88%) Firebug
14 11 (1.88%) Grunt
15 7 (1.20%) Ant
15 7 (1.20%) Jasmine
15 7 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
16 6 (1.03%) Subversion
General
1 137 (23.46%) Finance
2 58 (9.93%) Banking
3 17 (2.91%) Retail
4 11 (1.88%) Retail Banking
5 9 (1.54%) Front Office
6 6 (1.03%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.68%) Publishing
8 3 (0.51%) Marketing
9 2 (0.34%) Law
9 2 (0.34%) Legal
9 2 (0.34%) Military
9 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Advertising
10 1 (0.17%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.17%) Games
10 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 197 (33.73%) Developer
2 135 (23.12%) Analyst
3 81 (13.87%) Business Analyst
4 75 (12.84%) Java Developer
5 51 (8.73%) Project Manager
6 45 (7.71%) Architect
7 38 (6.51%) Test Analyst
8 34 (5.82%) Agile Business Analyst
9 32 (5.48%) Consultant
10 26 (4.45%) Web Developer
11 21 (3.60%) Digital Analyst
12 19 (3.25%) Agile Developer
12 19 (3.25%) Senior Developer
13 18 (3.08%) Technical Architect
13 18 (3.08%) Tester
14 17 (2.91%) Agile Java Developer
15 16 (2.74%) Digital Project Manager
16 15 (2.57%) Digital Business Analyst
17 14 (2.40%) JavaScript Developer
18 13 (2.23%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (16.95%) Web Services
2 87 (14.90%) XML
3 70 (11.99%) Java EE
4 63 (10.79%) HTML
5 62 (10.62%) AngularJS
6 59 (10.10%) CSS
7 46 (7.88%) Spring
8 45 (7.71%) XSLT
9 42 (7.19%) jQuery
10 41 (7.02%) REST
11 40 (6.85%) RESTful
12 39 (6.68%) SOAP
13 38 (6.51%) HTML5
14 37 (6.34%) .NET
15 36 (6.16%) J2EE
16 27 (4.62%) CSS3
17 26 (4.45%) JSF
18 24 (4.11%) Hibernate
18 24 (4.11%) PostGIS
19 21 (3.60%) React
Miscellaneous
1 74 (12.67%) User Experience
2 32 (5.48%) Data Centre
3 30 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.11%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.77%) iPad
6 12 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.05%) Visualisation
7 5 (0.86%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.86%) Data Structures
7 5 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (0.86%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (0.86%) Private Cloud
7 5 (0.86%) Social Media
7 5 (0.86%) Taxonomies
8 4 (0.68%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.68%) Ontologies
8 4 (0.68%) Statistics
9 3 (0.51%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.51%) Online Banking
9 3 (0.51%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 39 (6.68%) Linux
2 24 (4.11%) Unix
3 21 (3.60%) Windows
4 12 (2.05%) Mac OS X
5 11 (1.88%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.37%) Android
6 8 (1.37%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.34%) Solaris
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (39.21%) Scrum
2 101 (17.29%) TDD
3 94 (16.10%) Continuous Integration
4 85 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 76 (13.01%) SOA
6 73 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 71 (12.16%) SDLC
8 61 (10.45%) Project Management
8 61 (10.45%) User Stories
9 46 (7.88%) Performance Monitoring
10 43 (7.36%) Kanban
10 43 (7.36%) Service Delivery
11 42 (7.19%) Application Performance Monitoring
12 40 (6.85%) Open Source
13 37 (6.34%) BDD
13 37 (6.34%) PRINCE2
13 37 (6.34%) User Acceptance Testing
14 36 (6.16%) Software Testing
14 36 (6.16%) Unit Testing
15 30 (5.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 151 (25.86%) Java
2 103 (17.64%) JavaScript
3 55 (9.42%) SQL
4 36 (6.16%) C#
5 31 (5.31%) Python
6 12 (2.05%) T-SQL
7 10 (1.71%) ES6
8 8 (1.37%) PHP
9 5 (0.86%) C
9 5 (0.86%) JSX
9 5 (0.86%) PHP 5
10 4 (0.68%) Perl
10 4 (0.68%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.51%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.34%) Ada
12 2 (0.34%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.34%) C++
12 2 (0.34%) VBA
13 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (6.16%) Security Cleared
2 32 (5.48%) ISEB
3 22 (3.77%) ISTQB
4 17 (2.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (0.86%) Degree
6 4 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.51%) IISP
7 3 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (0.51%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.17%) HNC
8 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.17%) MCTS
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.48%) QA
2 29 (4.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.54%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.51%) WCAG
5 2 (0.34%) SDET
6 1 (0.17%) FATCA
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.03%) Docker
3 5 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.68%) Xen
5 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.68%) Puppet
3 2 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.34%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 2 (0.34%) SCCM
4 1 (0.17%) Ansible
4 1 (0.17%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 57 (9.76%) Oracle
2 41 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 21 (3.60%) ServiceNow
4 20 (3.42%) HP
5 16 (2.74%) CA
5 16 (2.74%) ESRI
5 16 (2.74%) Remedy
6 12 (2.05%) VMware
7 11 (1.88%) IBM
7 11 (1.88%) Informatica
8 5 (0.86%) Cisco
8 5 (0.86%) Citrix
8 5 (0.86%) Red Hat
8 5 (0.86%) SAP
9 4 (0.68%) Adobe
9 4 (0.68%) Twitter
10 3 (0.51%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.51%) OpenText
10 3 (0.51%) Teradata
10 3 (0.51%) TIBCO
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