The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum 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 Scrum over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 44 22 48
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +26
Contract jobs citing Scrum 37 70 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.68% 5.64% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 7.84% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 43 5
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£375 £375 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £230 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
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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
1068 893 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 77.34% 71.96% 68.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 471 202
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 5
Average hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £27.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Scrum 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 Scrum.

1 97 (96.04%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (38.61%) Java
3 30 (29.70%) TDD
4 26 (25.74%) XML
4 26 (25.74%) JBoss
5 25 (24.75%) SOA
5 25 (24.75%) SQL
5 25 (24.75%) Finance
6 18 (17.82%) Oracle
7 17 (16.83%) Java EE
8 15 (14.85%) JProfiler
9 14 (13.86%) JavaScript
9 14 (13.86%) XSLT
10 13 (12.87%) Eclipse
10 13 (12.87%) Project Management
11 12 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (11.88%) BDD
11 12 (11.88%) .NET
11 12 (11.88%) QA
11 12 (11.88%) Banking
12 11 (10.89%) MVC
13 10 (9.90%) JIRA
13 10 (9.90%) Kanban
14 9 (8.91%) jQuery
14 9 (8.91%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (8.91%) User Stories
14 9 (8.91%) Performance Monitoring
14 9 (8.91%) Selenium
14 9 (8.91%) PL/SQL
14 9 (8.91%) HTML

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Scrum 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 Scrum. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (25.74%) JBoss
2 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.98%) Confluence
3 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.98%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.99%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (4.95%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.95%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.99%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 15 (14.85%) JProfiler
2 13 (12.87%) Eclipse
3 10 (9.90%) JIRA
4 9 (8.91%) Selenium
5 8 (7.92%) Cucumber
6 7 (6.93%) Maven
7 6 (5.94%) FitNesse
8 5 (4.95%) Ant
8 5 (4.95%) Jenkins
9 4 (3.96%) JUnit
9 4 (3.96%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.98%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.98%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.98%) MSTest
10 2 (1.98%) Watij
10 2 (1.98%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.99%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.99%) Grunt
General
1 25 (24.75%) Finance
2 12 (11.88%) Banking
3 5 (4.95%) Retail
3 5 (4.95%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.98%) Publishing
4 2 (1.98%) Back Office
4 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (32.67%) Developer
2 20 (19.80%) Analyst
3 19 (18.81%) Java Developer
4 13 (12.87%) ScrumMaster
5 12 (11.88%) Project Manager
6 8 (7.92%) Business Analyst
7 7 (6.93%) Tester
7 7 (6.93%) .NET Developer
8 5 (4.95%) Test Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Technical Leader
9 4 (3.96%) QA Tester
9 4 (3.96%) Business Systems Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Test Manager
9 4 (3.96%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (2.97%) User Experience Consultant
10 3 (2.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (2.97%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.74%) XML
2 17 (16.83%) Java EE
3 14 (13.86%) XSLT
4 12 (11.88%) .NET
5 9 (8.91%) HTML
5 9 (8.91%) ASP.NET
5 9 (8.91%) CSS
5 9 (8.91%) jQuery
5 9 (8.91%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (6.93%) .NET Framework
7 5 (4.95%) XML Schema
7 5 (4.95%) JSON
7 5 (4.95%) RESTful
8 4 (3.96%) WCF
8 4 (3.96%) Web Services
9 3 (2.97%) JSF
9 3 (2.97%) Gherkin
9 3 (2.97%) Velocity
10 2 (1.98%) Apache OpenJPA
10 2 (1.98%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.95%) Open Source
2 5 (4.95%) Online Banking
2 5 (4.95%) User Experience
3 4 (3.96%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.97%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.97%) Animation
4 3 (2.97%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.98%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.95%) Android
1 5 (4.95%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.98%) UNIX
2 2 (1.98%) Windows
3 1 (0.99%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (96.04%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (29.70%) TDD
3 25 (24.75%) SOA
4 13 (12.87%) Project Management
5 12 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (11.88%) BDD
6 11 (10.89%) MVC
7 10 (9.90%) Kanban
8 9 (8.91%) User Stories
8 9 (8.91%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (7.92%) Automated Testing
10 7 (6.93%) Web Development
10 7 (6.93%) PRINCE2
10 7 (6.93%) Test Management
11 6 (5.94%) Test Strategy
11 6 (5.94%) OO
12 5 (4.95%) UML
12 5 (4.95%) BPMN
13 4 (3.96%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (3.96%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (38.61%) Java
2 25 (24.75%) SQL
3 14 (13.86%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.91%) PL/SQL
5 8 (7.92%) C#
6 4 (3.96%) XPath
7 3 (2.97%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.94%) ISEB
2 5 (4.95%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.97%) Degree
4 2 (1.98%) VCP4
5 1 (0.99%) OCP
5 1 (0.99%) OCA
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.99%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.99%) PMP
5 1 (0.99%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (17.82%) Oracle
2 4 (3.96%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.97%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.98%) HP
4 2 (1.98%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.99%) Twitter
5 1 (0.99%) Sun
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