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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 47 30 58
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +28
Contract jobs citing Scrum 38 48 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.75% 4.20% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.60% 5.81% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £194 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £451 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -7.40%
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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
1055 826 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.39% 72.20% 65.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 432 228
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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.

1 107 (95.54%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (54.46%) Java
3 45 (40.18%) JBoss
4 35 (31.25%) TDD
5 34 (30.36%) SOA
6 26 (23.21%) XML
6 26 (23.21%) Oracle
7 23 (20.54%) Finance
8 22 (19.64%) Java EE
8 22 (19.64%) XSLT
8 22 (19.64%) JProfiler
9 19 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (15.18%) Eclipse
11 16 (14.29%) Project Management
11 16 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
12 15 (13.39%) SQL
13 12 (10.71%) JavaScript
14 11 (9.82%) HTML
14 11 (9.82%) CSS
15 10 (8.93%) SQL Server
16 9 (8.04%) QA
16 9 (8.04%) Maven
16 9 (8.04%) BDD
17 8 (7.14%) JSF
17 8 (7.14%) MVC
17 8 (7.14%) Banking
17 8 (7.14%) C#
17 8 (7.14%) PL/SQL
17 8 (7.14%) .NET
18 7 (6.25%) PRINCE2

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 45 (40.18%) JBoss
2 4 (3.57%) Apache ServiceMix
3 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.79%) Confluence
4 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.79%) CMS
5 1 (0.89%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Agresso
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.36%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.36%) Oracle Database
2 6 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.68%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.89%) DataStage
4 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (19.64%) JProfiler
2 17 (15.18%) Eclipse
3 9 (8.04%) Maven
4 7 (6.25%) JIRA
4 7 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 7 (6.25%) Selenium
5 5 (4.46%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.57%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.68%) Ant
7 3 (2.68%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.79%) JBehave
8 2 (1.79%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.79%) MSTest
8 2 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.79%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.79%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.79%) Subversion
8 2 (1.79%) JUnit
8 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 23 (20.54%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Banking
3 4 (3.57%) Retail
3 4 (3.57%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (38.39%) Developer
2 29 (25.89%) Java Developer
3 25 (22.32%) ScrumMaster
4 14 (12.50%) Analyst
5 10 (8.93%) Project Manager
6 9 (8.04%) Senior Developer
6 9 (8.04%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (8.04%) Technical Leader
7 7 (6.25%) .NET Developer
8 6 (5.36%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Designer
9 4 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (3.57%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Test Manager
10 3 (2.68%) Tester
10 3 (2.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (2.68%) QA Analyst
10 3 (2.68%) Consultant
10 3 (2.68%) Oracle Developer
10 3 (2.68%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (23.21%) XML
2 22 (19.64%) Java EE
2 22 (19.64%) XSLT
3 11 (9.82%) HTML
3 11 (9.82%) CSS
4 8 (7.14%) JSF
4 8 (7.14%) .NET
5 7 (6.25%) jQuery
6 6 (5.36%) Apache CXF
6 6 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (5.36%) Velocity
6 6 (5.36%) ASP.NET
7 5 (4.46%) Web Services
7 5 (4.46%) J2EE
8 4 (3.57%) RESTful
8 4 (3.57%) Apache OpenJPA
8 4 (3.57%) OSGi
8 4 (3.57%) Hibernate
8 4 (3.57%) WCF
8 4 (3.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.46%) Online Banking
1 5 (4.46%) User Experience
1 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.68%) Animation
2 3 (2.68%) Open Source
3 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.79%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.57%) Apple iOS
1 4 (3.57%) Android
2 2 (1.79%) Windows
2 2 (1.79%) Linux
3 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (95.54%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (31.25%) TDD
3 34 (30.36%) SOA
4 19 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (14.29%) Project Management
5 16 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
6 9 (8.04%) BDD
7 8 (7.14%) MVC
8 7 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 7 (6.25%) Automated Testing
8 7 (6.25%) Web Development
8 7 (6.25%) Test Management
9 6 (5.36%) Kanban
9 6 (5.36%) OO
10 5 (4.46%) Data Modelling
10 5 (4.46%) Business Analysis
10 5 (4.46%) Pair Programming
10 5 (4.46%) User Stories
10 5 (4.46%) Waterfall
10 5 (4.46%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 61 (54.46%) Java
2 15 (13.39%) SQL
3 12 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.14%) C#
4 8 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.68%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.79%) Scala
6 2 (1.79%) Groovy
6 2 (1.79%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (4.46%) ISEB
2 4 (3.57%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.89%) OCP
3 1 (0.89%) OCA
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.89%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.89%) PMP
3 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (23.21%) Oracle
2 6 (5.36%) Red Hat
3 5 (4.46%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.89%) Sun
5 1 (0.89%) HP
5 1 (0.89%) Twitter