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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 20 49 59
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 73 24 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.08% 2.18% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.13% 3.02% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 8 0
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£400 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
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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
898 794 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.77% 72.05% 67.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 376 349
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £284 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £522 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 20
Average hourly rate £15.77 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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.

1 136 (93.15%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (53.42%) Java
3 52 (35.62%) JBoss
4 37 (25.34%) Oracle
5 32 (21.92%) SOA
6 31 (21.23%) Project Management
7 30 (20.55%) TDD
8 29 (19.86%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (17.12%) JSF
9 25 (17.12%) Data Modelling
10 24 (16.44%) XML
11 21 (14.38%) Web Services
11 21 (14.38%) JavaScript
12 20 (13.70%) DSDM
12 20 (13.70%) Finance
13 19 (13.01%) UML
14 18 (12.33%) Apache CXF
14 18 (12.33%) Relational Database
15 17 (11.64%) HTML
15 17 (11.64%) OO
15 17 (11.64%) Hibernate
16 16 (10.96%) JPA
17 15 (10.27%) Use Case
18 14 (9.59%) .NET
18 14 (9.59%) CSS
18 14 (9.59%) BDD
18 14 (9.59%) Mentoring
19 13 (8.90%) Velocity
19 13 (8.90%) Web Development
20 12 (8.22%) C#

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (1.37%) GlassFish
1 2 (1.37%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.68%) IIS
2 1 (0.68%) Apache
2 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.68%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (6.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.68%) PaaS
1 1 (0.68%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.11%) HTTP
2 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.68%) DNS
2 1 (0.68%) SSL
2 1 (0.68%) Intranet
2 1 (0.68%) Internet
2 1 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (0.68%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.33%) Relational Database
2 11 (7.53%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.79%) RDBMS
3 7 (4.79%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.37%) Pentaho
5 2 (1.37%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (8.22%) Selenium
2 11 (7.53%) Maven
3 9 (6.16%) Eclipse
3 9 (6.16%) JProfiler
4 8 (5.48%) Jenkins
5 7 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (3.42%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.74%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.05%) JIRA
8 3 (2.05%) CruiseControl
8 3 (2.05%) Subversion
8 3 (2.05%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.37%) Gradle
9 2 (1.37%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.37%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.68%) JBehave
10 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.68%) MSTest
10 1 (0.68%) Hudson
10 1 (0.68%) Ant
General
1 20 (13.70%) Finance
2 7 (4.79%) Retail
3 6 (4.11%) Publishing
4 3 (2.05%) Banking
5 2 (1.37%) Billing
5 2 (1.37%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (32.19%) ScrumMaster
2 42 (28.77%) Developer
3 25 (17.12%) Java Developer
4 15 (10.27%) Analyst
5 13 (8.90%) Project Manager
6 12 (8.22%) Technical Leader
6 12 (8.22%) Designer
7 10 (6.85%) Architect
7 10 (6.85%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (6.16%) Business Analyst
8 9 (6.16%) Java Architect
9 8 (5.48%) Junior Java Architect
9 8 (5.48%) Junior Architect
9 8 (5.48%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.48%) Junior
9 8 (5.48%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (4.79%) Lead Developer
11 6 (4.11%) Agile Project Manager
12 5 (3.42%) Junior Designer
12 5 (3.42%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.12%) JSF
2 24 (16.44%) XML
3 21 (14.38%) Web Services
4 18 (12.33%) Apache CXF
5 17 (11.64%) HTML
5 17 (11.64%) Hibernate
6 16 (10.96%) JPA
7 14 (9.59%) .NET
7 14 (9.59%) CSS
8 13 (8.90%) Velocity
9 12 (8.22%) Java EE
9 12 (8.22%) SOAP
10 11 (7.53%) XSLT
11 9 (6.16%) ASP.NET
11 9 (6.16%) RichFaces
12 8 (5.48%) JSP
13 7 (4.79%) Servlets
13 7 (4.79%) RESTful
14 6 (4.11%) jQuery
14 6 (4.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.48%) User Experience
2 7 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.11%) Open Source
4 5 (3.42%) FMCG
5 3 (2.05%) GIS
6 2 (1.37%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.85%) Linux
2 5 (3.42%) Mac OS X
3 3 (2.05%) Windows
4 2 (1.37%) UNIX
4 2 (1.37%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.37%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (93.15%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (21.92%) SOA
3 31 (21.23%) Project Management
4 30 (20.55%) TDD
5 29 (19.86%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (17.12%) Data Modelling
7 20 (13.70%) DSDM
8 19 (13.01%) UML
9 17 (11.64%) OO
10 15 (10.27%) Use Case
11 14 (9.59%) BDD
11 14 (9.59%) Mentoring
12 13 (8.90%) Web Development
13 12 (8.22%) Waterfall
13 12 (8.22%) Agile Project Management
14 11 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
15 10 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (6.85%) User Stories
15 10 (6.85%) Performance Monitoring
16 9 (6.16%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 78 (53.42%) Java
2 21 (14.38%) JavaScript
3 12 (8.22%) C#
4 4 (2.74%) Groovy
5 3 (2.05%) Python
6 2 (1.37%) Ruby
6 2 (1.37%) Scala
6 2 (1.37%) SQL
7 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (3.42%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.37%) ISEB
2 2 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.37%) Puppet
1 2 (1.37%) Vagrant
1 2 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.68%) StatsD
2 1 (0.68%) Nagios
2 1 (0.68%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 52 (35.62%) JBoss
2 37 (25.34%) Oracle
3 4 (2.74%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.74%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.68%) Cadence
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