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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 5 8 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 277 131 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.95% 10.74% 5.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.44% 15.01% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 72 30
Average daily rate
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£378 £350 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £251 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £449 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -4.00%
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
1089 873 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.49% 71.56% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 468 279
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 12
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.21 £4.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.40 £137.10 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014, 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.

1 181 (38.03%) Java
2 121 (25.42%) Scrum
3 109 (22.90%) Finance
4 95 (19.96%) JavaScript
5 93 (19.54%) TDD
6 92 (19.33%) CSS
7 89 (18.70%) HTML
8 80 (16.81%) SQL
9 72 (15.13%) JBoss
10 70 (14.71%) C#
11 66 (13.87%) SOA
12 65 (13.66%) SQL Server
13 64 (13.45%) Oracle
14 62 (13.03%) XML
14 62 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
15 61 (12.82%) Banking
16 60 (12.61%) .NET
17 43 (9.03%) jQuery
18 42 (8.82%) MVC
19 41 (8.61%) ASP.NET
19 41 (8.61%) Relational Database
20 40 (8.40%) Microsoft
21 38 (7.98%) Eclipse
22 37 (7.77%) Selenium
23 36 (7.56%) Data Modelling
23 36 (7.56%) Spring
24 34 (7.14%) Project Management
24 34 (7.14%) Linux
24 34 (7.14%) Web Development
25 33 (6.93%) XSLT

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 72 (15.13%) JBoss
2 21 (4.41%) CMS
3 15 (3.15%) Tomcat
4 14 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.73%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.47%) Apache
7 6 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.05%) Apache ServiceMix
9 4 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.84%) Confluence
10 3 (0.63%) nginx
11 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.42%) WordPress
12 1 (0.21%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.21%) PegaRULES
12 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Portal
12 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.73%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.84%) MS Project
4 2 (0.42%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (1.89%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.21%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.42%) IaaS
2 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.21%) Heroku
3 1 (0.21%) PaaS
3 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.52%) Internet
2 4 (0.84%) HTTP
2 4 (0.84%) Firewall
2 4 (0.84%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (0.63%) Network Security
3 3 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.21%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.21%) RNC
4 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.21%) ATM
4 1 (0.21%) GSM
4 1 (0.21%) SDH
4 1 (0.21%) UMTS
4 1 (0.21%) SSL
4 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (13.66%) SQL Server
2 41 (8.61%) Relational Database
3 24 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (4.20%) Big Data
5 16 (3.36%) Oracle Database
6 15 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (1.68%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.84%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects XI
12 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.21%) PowerCenter
12 1 (0.21%) DataStage
12 1 (0.21%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 38 (7.98%) Eclipse
2 37 (7.77%) Selenium
3 28 (5.88%) JUnit
4 27 (5.67%) Git (software)
5 26 (5.46%) JProfiler
6 23 (4.83%) Maven
7 20 (4.20%) Grunt
8 17 (3.57%) JIRA
9 16 (3.36%) Visual Studio
9 16 (3.36%) FitNesse
9 16 (3.36%) Cucumber
10 15 (3.15%) Jenkins
11 13 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (2.52%) Mockito
13 11 (2.31%) ERwin
14 10 (2.10%) Subversion
15 9 (1.89%) Ant
16 8 (1.68%) jMock
17 7 (1.47%) Mercurial
17 7 (1.47%) CruiseControl
General
1 109 (22.90%) Finance
2 61 (12.82%) Banking
3 19 (3.99%) Retail
4 12 (2.52%) Retail Banking
5 6 (1.26%) Back Office
6 4 (0.84%) Advertising
6 4 (0.84%) Marketing
7 3 (0.63%) Front Office
7 3 (0.63%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.42%) Publishing
8 2 (0.42%) Law
8 2 (0.42%) Billing
9 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 236 (49.58%) Developer
2 91 (19.12%) Java Developer
3 64 (13.45%) Analyst
4 35 (7.35%) Business Analyst
5 31 (6.51%) .NET Developer
6 27 (5.67%) ScrumMaster
7 23 (4.83%) Web Developer
8 21 (4.41%) Front-End Developer
8 21 (4.41%) Test Analyst
9 20 (4.20%) Senior Developer
9 20 (4.20%) Project Manager
10 19 (3.99%) Software Developer
11 18 (3.78%) Designer
12 16 (3.36%) Consultant
12 16 (3.36%) Senior Java Developer
12 16 (3.36%) C# Developer
13 15 (3.15%) Technical Leader
14 13 (2.73%) C# .NET Developer
14 13 (2.73%) Architect
15 12 (2.52%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (19.33%) CSS
2 89 (18.70%) HTML
3 62 (13.03%) XML
4 60 (12.61%) .NET
5 43 (9.03%) jQuery
6 41 (8.61%) ASP.NET
7 36 (7.56%) Spring
8 33 (6.93%) XSLT
9 32 (6.72%) Hibernate
10 31 (6.51%) J2EE
11 30 (6.30%) Web Services
12 29 (6.09%) HTML5
13 28 (5.88%) Java EE
14 26 (5.46%) Ajax
15 25 (5.25%) JSP
15 25 (5.25%) JSF
16 24 (5.04%) .NET Framework
17 22 (4.62%) CSS3
18 21 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC
19 18 (3.78%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.99%) Computer Science
3 18 (3.78%) Open Source
4 16 (3.36%) Mobile App
5 13 (2.73%) User Experience
6 7 (1.47%) CESG
6 7 (1.47%) CESG CLAS
7 5 (1.05%) Online Banking
7 5 (1.05%) Social Media
8 4 (0.84%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (0.84%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.84%) RMADS
9 3 (0.63%) Animation
9 3 (0.63%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.63%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.63%) AS400
10 2 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.42%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.42%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.42%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.14%) Linux
2 31 (6.51%) UNIX
3 24 (5.04%) Windows
4 19 (3.99%) Apple iOS
5 16 (3.36%) Android
6 4 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.63%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (25.42%) Scrum
2 93 (19.54%) TDD
3 66 (13.87%) SOA
4 62 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (8.82%) MVC
6 36 (7.56%) Data Modelling
7 34 (7.14%) Project Management
7 34 (7.14%) Web Development
8 32 (6.72%) Unit Testing
8 32 (6.72%) Test Automation
9 29 (6.09%) UML
10 23 (4.83%) Use Case
10 23 (4.83%) OO
11 19 (3.99%) User Stories
12 18 (3.78%) Security Testing
12 18 (3.78%) BPMN
12 18 (3.78%) Performance Monitoring
13 16 (3.36%) Pair Programming
13 16 (3.36%) Workflow
13 16 (3.36%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 181 (38.03%) Java
2 95 (19.96%) JavaScript
3 80 (16.81%) SQL
4 70 (14.71%) C#
5 29 (6.09%) PHP
6 27 (5.67%) Perl
6 27 (5.67%) Python
7 25 (5.25%) C++
8 22 (4.62%) PL/SQL
9 21 (4.41%) T-SQL
10 17 (3.57%) VBScript
11 9 (1.89%) Objective-C
12 8 (1.68%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.63%) PHP5
14 2 (0.42%) VB
14 2 (0.42%) VB6
14 2 (0.42%) Scala
14 2 (0.42%) Groovy
14 2 (0.42%) Ruby
14 2 (0.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (5.67%) Degree
2 11 (2.31%) ISTQB
3 7 (1.47%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.26%) Sun Certification
5 5 (1.05%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.05%) ISEB
6 3 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.42%) PMP
7 2 (0.42%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) OCP
8 1 (0.21%) OCA
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.15%) QA
2 3 (0.63%) GPG13
3 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.42%) HL7
4 1 (0.21%) DICOM
4 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.42%) CA LISA
2 2 (0.42%) Control-M
3 1 (0.21%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.21%) Puppet
3 1 (0.21%) StatsD
3 1 (0.21%) Graphite
3 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 64 (13.45%) Oracle
2 40 (8.40%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.10%) Red Hat
4 5 (1.05%) Sun
4 5 (1.05%) HP
5 4 (0.84%) CA
5 4 (0.84%) Charles River
6 3 (0.63%) Twitter
6 3 (0.63%) Informatica
7 2 (0.42%) Business Objects
7 2 (0.42%) Genesys
7 2 (0.42%) Adobe
7 2 (0.42%) IBM
7 2 (0.42%) Chordiant
7 2 (0.42%) VMware
8 1 (0.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.21%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.21%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.21%) Apple
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