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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 52 26 58
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +32
Contract jobs citing Scrum 34 71 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.34% 5.44% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 7.13% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 49 4
Average daily rate
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£356 £415 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.15% +30.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £250 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.77 £38.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+0.70% +17.55%
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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
1137 996 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 78.31% 76.38% 72.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 598 327
Average daily rate £375 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £18.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £21.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 June 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 June 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 68 (87.18%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.77%) Finance
3 22 (28.21%) SQL
4 19 (24.36%) TDD
5 18 (23.08%) Java
6 17 (21.79%) XML
6 17 (21.79%) Kanban
7 16 (20.51%) JavaScript
7 16 (20.51%) Project Management
8 15 (19.23%) .NET
8 15 (19.23%) BDD
9 14 (17.95%) HTML
10 11 (14.10%) User Stories
11 10 (12.82%) JIRA
11 10 (12.82%) jQuery
11 10 (12.82%) PRINCE2
11 10 (12.82%) Oracle
11 10 (12.82%) CSS
12 9 (11.54%) C#
12 9 (11.54%) Banking
12 9 (11.54%) Selenium
12 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (11.54%) HTML5
13 8 (10.26%) QA
13 8 (10.26%) Jenkins
13 8 (10.26%) OO
13 8 (10.26%) SOA
13 8 (10.26%) Eclipse
14 7 (8.97%) Data Modelling
14 7 (8.97%) Business Intelligence

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 6 (7.69%) JBoss
2 3 (3.85%) Apache
2 3 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Spatial
3 2 (2.56%) Confluence
3 2 (2.56%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.28%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.13%) SaaS
2 3 (3.85%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.85%) HTTP
2 2 (2.56%) DNS
2 2 (2.56%) SSH
2 2 (2.56%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (2.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.13%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.56%) MySQL
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (12.82%) JIRA
2 9 (11.54%) Selenium
3 8 (10.26%) Jenkins
3 8 (10.26%) Eclipse
4 6 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 5 (6.41%) Visual Studio
5 5 (6.41%) Maven
5 5 (6.41%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.13%) JUnit
6 4 (5.13%) FitNesse
6 4 (5.13%) Hudson
7 3 (3.85%) JProfiler
7 3 (3.85%) Toad
7 3 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (2.56%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.56%) MSTest
8 2 (2.56%) Mockito
8 2 (2.56%) Ant
8 2 (2.56%) Watij
General
1 24 (30.77%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Retail
3 2 (2.56%) Retail Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Publishing
4 1 (1.28%) Military
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (23.08%) Developer
1 18 (23.08%) Analyst
2 14 (17.95%) Project Manager
3 11 (14.10%) Business Analyst
4 9 (11.54%) ScrumMaster
5 6 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.41%) Tester
6 5 (6.41%) Agile Business Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Business Systems Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.85%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Software Project Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Agile Project Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Software Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
9 2 (2.56%) Web Tester
9 2 (2.56%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.79%) XML
2 15 (19.23%) .NET
3 14 (17.95%) HTML
4 10 (12.82%) CSS
4 10 (12.82%) jQuery
5 9 (11.54%) HTML5
6 7 (8.97%) RESTful
7 6 (7.69%) JSON
8 5 (6.41%) Java EE
8 5 (6.41%) Web Services
8 5 (6.41%) J2EE
9 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET
9 4 (5.13%) .NET Framework
9 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (5.13%) CSS3
9 4 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (3.85%) Gherkin
10 3 (3.85%) JSP
10 3 (3.85%) XSLT
11 2 (2.56%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) User Experience
1 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 4 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.85%) Statistics
3 3 (3.85%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.85%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.56%) GIS
5 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.28%) Animation
5 1 (1.28%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.41%) Linux
2 4 (5.13%) UNIX
3 2 (2.56%) Android
3 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (87.18%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (24.36%) TDD
3 17 (21.79%) Kanban
4 16 (20.51%) Project Management
5 15 (19.23%) BDD
6 11 (14.10%) User Stories
7 10 (12.82%) PRINCE2
8 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (10.26%) OO
9 8 (10.26%) SOA
10 7 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (8.97%) Data Modelling
10 7 (8.97%) MVC
11 6 (7.69%) Business Analysis
11 6 (7.69%) Automated Testing
11 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (7.69%) Open Source
11 6 (7.69%) Analytics
12 5 (6.41%) UML
12 5 (6.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.21%) SQL
2 18 (23.08%) Java
3 16 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 9 (11.54%) C#
5 7 (8.97%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.56%) XPath
7 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.28%) Ada
7 1 (1.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (3.85%) ISEB
2 2 (2.56%) Sun Certification
2 2 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) Puppet
1 2 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Oracle
2 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.85%) Google
3 3 (3.85%) Tableau
4 2 (2.56%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.56%) Remedy
5 1 (1.28%) HP
5 1 (1.28%) IBM