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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 36 23 42
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +19
Contract jobs citing Scrum 44 66 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.03% 5.34% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 7.33% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 37 5
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£375 £400 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £224 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £472 £410
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 £42.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- +12.43%
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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
1116 900 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.81% 72.76% 70.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 475 219
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £50.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -50.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.15 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 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 30 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 86 (91.49%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (32.98%) Java
3 25 (26.60%) Finance
4 24 (25.53%) TDD
4 24 (25.53%) XML
5 23 (24.47%) SQL
6 22 (23.40%) SOA
7 19 (20.21%) JBoss
8 14 (14.89%) Java EE
8 14 (14.89%) Oracle
9 13 (13.83%) Project Management
9 13 (13.83%) User Stories
10 12 (12.77%) JProfiler
10 12 (12.77%) XSLT
10 12 (12.77%) Banking
11 11 (11.70%) Eclipse
12 10 (10.64%) JavaScript
12 10 (10.64%) JIRA
12 10 (10.64%) QA
12 10 (10.64%) BDD
12 10 (10.64%) Kanban
13 9 (9.57%) Selenium
13 9 (9.57%) PL/SQL
13 9 (9.57%) .NET
14 7 (7.45%) PRINCE2
14 7 (7.45%) OO
14 7 (7.45%) Maven
14 7 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (7.45%) Cucumber
14 7 (7.45%) Open Source

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 19 (20.21%) JBoss
2 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.13%) Confluence
3 2 (2.13%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.06%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.13%) Internet
2 1 (1.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) Oracle Database
1 5 (5.32%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.13%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.13%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.06%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.06%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 12 (12.77%) JProfiler
2 11 (11.70%) Eclipse
3 10 (10.64%) JIRA
4 9 (9.57%) Selenium
5 7 (7.45%) Maven
5 7 (7.45%) Cucumber
6 6 (6.38%) FitNesse
6 6 (6.38%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.32%) Ant
8 4 (4.26%) JUnit
8 4 (4.26%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (3.19%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.13%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (2.13%) Watij
11 1 (1.06%) Grunt
11 1 (1.06%) LoadRunner
11 1 (1.06%) Subversion
11 1 (1.06%) Toad
11 1 (1.06%) SpecFlow
General
1 25 (26.60%) Finance
2 12 (12.77%) Banking
3 5 (5.32%) Retail
3 5 (5.32%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.13%) Publishing
4 2 (2.13%) Back Office
4 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (24.47%) Developer
2 19 (20.21%) Analyst
3 15 (15.96%) Java Developer
4 14 (14.89%) Project Manager
5 13 (13.83%) ScrumMaster
6 10 (10.64%) Business Analyst
7 7 (7.45%) Tester
8 5 (5.32%) Test Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Business Systems Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.26%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (4.26%) QA Tester
9 4 (4.26%) Technical Leader
10 3 (3.19%) Consultant
10 3 (3.19%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Agile Project Manager
10 3 (3.19%) Agile Business Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.53%) XML
2 14 (14.89%) Java EE
3 12 (12.77%) XSLT
4 9 (9.57%) .NET
5 6 (6.38%) HTML
5 6 (6.38%) ASP.NET
5 6 (6.38%) CSS
5 6 (6.38%) JSON
5 6 (6.38%) .NET Framework
5 6 (6.38%) RESTful
5 6 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (6.38%) jQuery
6 5 (5.32%) Web Services
7 4 (4.26%) XML Schema
8 3 (3.19%) JSF
8 3 (3.19%) Velocity
9 2 (2.13%) J2EE
9 2 (2.13%) Apache OpenJPA
9 2 (2.13%) Apache CXF
9 2 (2.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) Open Source
1 7 (7.45%) User Experience
2 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.32%) Online Banking
3 4 (4.26%) Animation
3 4 (4.26%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.19%) Visualisation
4 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.13%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.19%) Android
1 3 (3.19%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.13%) UNIX
2 2 (2.13%) Windows
2 2 (2.13%) Linux
3 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (91.49%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (25.53%) TDD
3 22 (23.40%) SOA
4 13 (13.83%) Project Management
4 13 (13.83%) User Stories
5 10 (10.64%) Kanban
5 10 (10.64%) BDD
6 7 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (7.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (7.45%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 7 (7.45%) PRINCE2
6 7 (7.45%) OO
7 6 (6.38%) MVC
7 6 (6.38%) Business Analysis
7 6 (6.38%) Test Management
8 5 (5.32%) Test Strategy
8 5 (5.32%) Web Development
8 5 (5.32%) Automated Testing
9 4 (4.26%) Wealth Management
9 4 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (32.98%) Java
2 23 (24.47%) SQL
3 10 (10.64%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.57%) PL/SQL
5 4 (4.26%) XPath
6 2 (2.13%) C#
7 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.38%) ISEB
2 5 (5.32%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.19%) Degree
4 1 (1.06%) OCP
4 1 (1.06%) OCA
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.06%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.06%) PMP
4 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (14.89%) Oracle
2 3 (3.19%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.13%) HP
3 2 (2.13%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.06%) Twitter
4 1 (1.06%) Sun