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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 20 45 58
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +13
Contract jobs citing Scrum 74 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.17% 1.99% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.04% 2.78% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 6 0
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£420 £356 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- +29.77%
Scrum
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
920 791 716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.67% 71.71% 67.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 373 336
Average daily rate £400 £396 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 18
Average hourly rate £15.77 £21.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.49% +24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014, 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 77 (54.61%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (53.19%) Java
3 50 (35.46%) JBoss
4 37 (26.24%) Oracle
5 33 (23.40%) Project Management
6 30 (21.28%) SOA
7 29 (20.57%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (17.73%) Data Modelling
8 25 (17.73%) JSF
9 24 (17.02%) TDD
9 24 (17.02%) Web Services
9 24 (17.02%) XML
10 23 (16.31%) DSDM
11 19 (13.48%) UML
12 18 (12.77%) Finance
12 18 (12.77%) Apache CXF
12 18 (12.77%) Relational Database
13 17 (12.06%) Use Case
13 17 (12.06%) Hibernate
13 17 (12.06%) OO
14 16 (11.35%) JavaScript
14 16 (11.35%) JPA
14 16 (11.35%) Waterfall
15 15 (10.64%) SOAP
16 14 (9.93%) Disaster Recovery
16 14 (9.93%) Velocity
16 14 (9.93%) Maven
17 13 (9.22%) BDD
17 13 (9.22%) User Stories
17 13 (9.22%) HTML

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2 (1.42%) GlassFish
1 2 (1.42%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (0.71%) IIS
2 1 (0.71%) Apache
2 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.71%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (6.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.71%) PaaS
1 1 (0.71%) Heroku
1 1 (0.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.26%) HTTP
2 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.71%) DNS
2 1 (0.71%) SSL
2 1 (0.71%) Intranet
2 1 (0.71%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (0.71%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.77%) Relational Database
2 7 (4.96%) RDBMS
2 7 (4.96%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.42%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.42%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.71%) DB2
5 1 (0.71%) Informix
Development Applications
1 14 (9.93%) Maven
2 12 (8.51%) Selenium
3 11 (7.80%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.96%) TeamCity
4 7 (4.96%) Eclipse
4 7 (4.96%) JProfiler
5 6 (4.26%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.84%) Hudson
6 4 (2.84%) JIRA
6 4 (2.84%) Ant
7 3 (2.13%) Zephyr
7 3 (2.13%) CruiseControl
7 3 (2.13%) Subversion
8 2 (1.42%) Gradle
8 2 (1.42%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.71%) JBehave
9 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.71%) MSTest
9 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
General
1 18 (12.77%) Finance
2 7 (4.96%) Retail
3 6 (4.26%) Publishing
4 3 (2.13%) Banking
5 2 (1.42%) Billing
5 2 (1.42%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (32.62%) ScrumMaster
2 37 (26.24%) Developer
3 22 (15.60%) Java Developer
4 14 (9.93%) Project Manager
5 13 (9.22%) Analyst
6 12 (8.51%) Designer
7 11 (7.80%) Technical Leader
7 11 (7.80%) Architect
7 11 (7.80%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (6.38%) Business Analyst
8 9 (6.38%) Java Architect
9 8 (5.67%) Junior Java Architect
9 8 (5.67%) Junior Architect
9 8 (5.67%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.67%) Junior
9 8 (5.67%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (4.96%) Lead Developer
10 7 (4.96%) Agile Project Manager
11 5 (3.55%) Junior Designer
12 4 (2.84%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.73%) JSF
2 24 (17.02%) Web Services
2 24 (17.02%) XML
3 18 (12.77%) Apache CXF
4 17 (12.06%) Hibernate
5 16 (11.35%) JPA
6 15 (10.64%) SOAP
7 14 (9.93%) Velocity
8 13 (9.22%) HTML
9 12 (8.51%) CSS
10 10 (7.09%) .NET
10 10 (7.09%) Java EE
11 9 (6.38%) RichFaces
11 9 (6.38%) XSLT
11 9 (6.38%) REST
12 8 (5.67%) JSP
13 7 (4.96%) Servlets
13 7 (4.96%) ASP.NET
13 7 (4.96%) RESTful
14 6 (4.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.26%) Open Source
2 5 (3.55%) FMCG
3 4 (2.84%) GIS
4 1 (0.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.80%) Linux
2 5 (3.55%) Mac OS X
3 3 (2.13%) Windows
4 2 (1.42%) UNIX
5 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (54.61%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (23.40%) Project Management
3 30 (21.28%) SOA
4 29 (20.57%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (17.73%) Data Modelling
6 24 (17.02%) TDD
7 23 (16.31%) DSDM
8 19 (13.48%) UML
9 17 (12.06%) OO
9 17 (12.06%) Use Case
10 16 (11.35%) Waterfall
11 14 (9.93%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (9.22%) BDD
12 13 (9.22%) User Stories
13 12 (8.51%) Agile Project Management
14 11 (7.80%) Infrastructure Management
14 11 (7.80%) Capacity Planning
14 11 (7.80%) Web Development
14 11 (7.80%) ITIL
15 10 (7.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (53.19%) Java
2 16 (11.35%) JavaScript
3 8 (5.67%) C#
4 4 (2.84%) Groovy
5 3 (2.13%) SQL
5 3 (2.13%) Python
6 2 (1.42%) Ruby
6 2 (1.42%) Scala
7 1 (0.71%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (3.55%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.42%) ISEB
2 2 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.42%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (3.55%) Puppet
1 5 (3.55%) Vagrant
1 5 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.71%) StatsD
2 1 (0.71%) Nagios
2 1 (0.71%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 50 (35.46%) JBoss
2 37 (26.24%) Oracle
3 4 (2.84%) Red Hat
3 4 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.42%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.71%) Cadence
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