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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 40 21 48
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +27
Contract jobs citing Scrum 43 77 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.91% 6.03% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.82% 8.32% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 44 6
Average daily rate
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£356 £400 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% +15.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £238 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £474 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +17.44%
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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
1127 926 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.30% 72.57% 70.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 530 253
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £242 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £50.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -50.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £18.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 76 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.38%) TDD
2 23 (27.38%) Java
2 23 (27.38%) SQL
3 22 (26.19%) XML
3 22 (26.19%) Finance
4 18 (21.43%) SOA
5 14 (16.67%) JBoss
6 12 (14.29%) Project Management
6 12 (14.29%) Oracle
6 12 (14.29%) Java EE
6 12 (14.29%) User Stories
7 11 (13.10%) Eclipse
8 10 (11.90%) XSLT
8 10 (11.90%) JavaScript
8 10 (11.90%) Banking
8 10 (11.90%) JIRA
8 10 (11.90%) QA
8 10 (11.90%) JProfiler
8 10 (11.90%) BDD
9 9 (10.71%) PL/SQL
10 8 (9.52%) .NET
10 8 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (9.52%) Kanban
10 8 (9.52%) Selenium
11 7 (8.33%) Test Management
11 7 (8.33%) Open Source
11 7 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (8.33%) Application Performance Monitoring
11 7 (8.33%) PRINCE2

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 14 (16.67%) JBoss
2 2 (2.38%) Confluence
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.76%) SaaS
2 1 (1.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) Internet
1 1 (1.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.95%) Relational Database
1 5 (5.95%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.38%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.19%) DataStage
4 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.19%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (13.10%) Eclipse
2 10 (11.90%) JIRA
2 10 (11.90%) JProfiler
3 8 (9.52%) Selenium
4 6 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 6 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 6 (7.14%) FitNesse
5 5 (5.95%) Maven
5 5 (5.95%) Ant
6 4 (4.76%) JUnit
6 4 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (2.38%) Watij
7 2 (2.38%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.38%) MSTest
7 2 (2.38%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.19%) Axure RP
8 1 (1.19%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (26.19%) Finance
2 10 (11.90%) Banking
3 4 (4.76%) Retail
3 4 (4.76%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.38%) Publishing
4 2 (2.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (23.81%) Analyst
2 19 (22.62%) Developer
3 14 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 11 (13.10%) Java Developer
5 10 (11.90%) Business Analyst
6 9 (10.71%) ScrumMaster
7 7 (8.33%) Tester
8 5 (5.95%) Test Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (4.76%) QA Tester
9 4 (4.76%) Technical Leader
10 3 (3.57%) Agile Project Manager
10 3 (3.57%) Agile Business Analyst
10 3 (3.57%) QA Analyst
11 2 (2.38%) Senior Project Manager
11 2 (2.38%) Senior Tester
11 2 (2.38%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.19%) XML
2 12 (14.29%) Java EE
3 10 (11.90%) XSLT
4 8 (9.52%) .NET
5 6 (7.14%) HTML
5 6 (7.14%) RESTful
5 6 (7.14%) jQuery
5 6 (7.14%) JSON
6 5 (5.95%) Web Services
7 4 (4.76%) XML Schema
7 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET
7 4 (4.76%) CSS
7 4 (4.76%) .NET Framework
7 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.57%) HTML5
8 3 (3.57%) JSF
9 2 (2.38%) J2EE
10 1 (1.19%) REST
10 1 (1.19%) CSS3
10 1 (1.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Open Source
2 6 (7.14%) User Experience
2 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.76%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.57%) Visualisation
4 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.57%) Online Banking
4 3 (3.57%) Animation
5 1 (1.19%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.38%) Linux
1 2 (2.38%) UNIX
1 2 (2.38%) Android
1 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.38%) TDD
3 18 (21.43%) SOA
4 12 (14.29%) Project Management
4 12 (14.29%) User Stories
5 10 (11.90%) BDD
6 8 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (9.52%) Kanban
7 7 (8.33%) Test Management
7 7 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (8.33%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 7 (8.33%) PRINCE2
8 6 (7.14%) OO
8 6 (7.14%) Automated Testing
8 6 (7.14%) Business Analysis
9 5 (5.95%) Test Strategy
9 5 (5.95%) MVC
10 4 (4.76%) UML
10 4 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.38%) Java
1 23 (27.38%) SQL
2 10 (11.90%) JavaScript
3 9 (10.71%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.76%) XPath
5 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.19%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (7.14%) ISEB
2 5 (5.95%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (1.19%) OCP
4 1 (1.19%) OCA
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.19%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.19%) PMP
4 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.38%) HP
2 2 (2.38%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.19%) Tableau
3 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.19%) Sun
3 1 (1.19%) IBM
3 1 (1.19%) Google
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago