Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 2 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 778 575 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 26.41% 28.91% 16.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.96% 34.45% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 352 289
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -1.94%
10th Percentile £301 £306 £286
90th Percentile £538 £525 £503
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £44.00 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.96% -
Scotland median hourly rate £41.50 £43.50 £40.38
% change year-on-year -4.60% +7.73% +68.25%

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2513 1669 2644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 85.30% 83.91% 83.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1458 985 1360
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £262
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
Scotland median daily rate £390 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 23
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +21.21% +4.63%
10th Percentile £12.65 £14.25 £12.07
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.03 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £23.35
% change year-on-year +14.29% -10.06% +3.78%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Edinburgh

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Edinburgh

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Edinburgh

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 266 (34.19%) Finance
2 189 (24.29%) Scrum
3 183 (23.52%) Java
4 162 (20.82%) Banking
5 114 (14.65%) SQL
5 114 (14.65%) Test Automation
6 111 (14.27%) Linux
7 109 (14.01%) Stakeholder Management
8 97 (12.47%) DevOps
9 94 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
10 92 (11.83%) JavaScript
11 85 (10.93%) Kanban
12 83 (10.67%) Web Services
13 81 (10.41%) Business Analysis
13 81 (10.41%) Jenkins
13 81 (10.41%) User Stories
14 80 (10.28%) User Experience
15 76 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
16 75 (9.64%) HTML
17 73 (9.38%) Git (software)
18 71 (9.13%) JIRA
19 69 (8.87%) CSS
19 69 (8.87%) TDD
20 68 (8.74%) Oracle
21 66 (8.48%) Python
22 65 (8.35%) Spring
23 63 (8.10%) BDD
24 62 (7.97%) XML
24 62 (7.97%) Project Management
25 60 (7.71%) Software Engineering

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (3.73%) JBoss
2 28 (3.60%) CMS
3 18 (2.31%) Sitecore CMS
4 16 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.93%) Confluence
5 15 (1.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 11 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.16%) Drupal
8 8 (1.03%) nginx
9 7 (0.90%) SAS
9 7 (0.90%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.90%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.77%) IIS
11 5 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.64%) WebSphere Portal
12 4 (0.51%) ColdFusion
13 3 (0.39%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 25 (3.21%) MS Visio
2 23 (2.96%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (1.41%) OmniGraffle
5 10 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (0.39%) InVision
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.13%) InDesign
8 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (2.83%) Payment Gateway
2 18 (2.31%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.64%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.08%) GitHub
2 15 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.80%) OpenShift
4 11 (1.41%) PaaS
5 10 (1.29%) Lucidchart
6 8 (1.03%) Office 365
6 8 (1.03%) SaaS
7 6 (0.77%) IaaS
8 4 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.51%) BlazeMeter
8 4 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.51%) Sauce Labs
9 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.26%) Boomi
9 2 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.26%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.26%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.54%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.41%) HTTP
3 9 (1.16%) Internet
4 8 (1.03%) Firewall
5 7 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (0.90%) DNS
5 7 (0.90%) LDAP
5 7 (0.90%) VPN
5 7 (0.90%) VXLAN
6 6 (0.77%) BGP
6 6 (0.77%) LAN
6 6 (0.77%) WAN
7 5 (0.64%) EIGRP
7 5 (0.64%) OSPF
7 5 (0.64%) Skype
7 5 (0.64%) Spanning Tree
7 5 (0.64%) VLAN
8 4 (0.51%) DHCP
8 4 (0.51%) SAN
9 3 (0.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.98%) Relational Database
3 29 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (2.83%) MySQL
6 16 (2.06%) Big Data
7 14 (1.80%) NoSQL
8 13 (1.67%) Hadoop
9 12 (1.54%) MongoDB
9 12 (1.54%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.41%) GIS
11 7 (0.90%) PowerCenter
12 6 (0.77%) Redis
12 6 (0.77%) Spatial Data
13 5 (0.64%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.51%) HBase
14 4 (0.51%) Informix
14 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
15 3 (0.39%) Apache Hive
15 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 81 (10.41%) Jenkins
2 73 (9.38%) Git (software)
3 71 (9.13%) JIRA
4 54 (6.94%) Selenium
5 44 (5.66%) Cucumber
6 33 (4.24%) GitLab
7 29 (3.73%) Maven
8 25 (3.21%) Mockito
9 19 (2.44%) Subversion
10 17 (2.19%) Artifactory
11 16 (2.06%) Axure RP
11 16 (2.06%) JUnit
12 15 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (1.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 12 (1.54%) Eclipse
14 8 (1.03%) TeamCity
14 8 (1.03%) Visual Studio
15 7 (0.90%) Zephyr
16 6 (0.77%) Bower
16 6 (0.77%) gulp
General
1 266 (34.19%) Finance
2 162 (20.82%) Banking
3 24 (3.08%) Retail Banking
4 15 (1.93%) Marketing
5 13 (1.67%) Legal
6 10 (1.29%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.03%) Law
9 7 (0.90%) Back Office
9 7 (0.90%) Electronics
9 7 (0.90%) Front Office
10 5 (0.64%) Publishing
11 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.39%) Retail
12 2 (0.26%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 241 (30.98%) Analyst
2 177 (22.75%) Developer
3 121 (15.55%) Business Analyst
4 74 (9.51%) Java Developer
5 70 (9.00%) Test Analyst
6 69 (8.87%) Project Manager
7 40 (5.14%) Digital Analyst
8 37 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
9 35 (4.50%) Senior Analyst
10 34 (4.37%) Digital Business Analyst
11 31 (3.98%) Consultant
11 31 (3.98%) Scrum Master
12 28 (3.60%) Senior Developer
12 28 (3.60%) Senior Test Analyst
13 26 (3.34%) DevOps Engineer
14 24 (3.08%) .NET Developer
15 22 (2.83%) Software Engineer
16 20 (2.57%) Agile Coach
16 20 (2.57%) C# Developer
17 19 (2.44%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (10.67%) Web Services
2 75 (9.64%) HTML
3 69 (8.87%) CSS
4 65 (8.35%) Spring
5 62 (7.97%) XML
6 60 (7.71%) AngularJS
7 53 (6.81%) RESTful
8 50 (6.43%) .NET
9 49 (6.30%) JSON
10 35 (4.50%) jQuery
11 29 (3.73%) HTML5
12 28 (3.60%) REST
13 25 (3.21%) React
14 24 (3.08%) JMX
15 22 (2.83%) ASP.NET
16 21 (2.70%) CSS3
16 21 (2.70%) SOAP
17 20 (2.57%) Sass
18 18 (2.31%) Node.js
19 17 (2.19%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 80 (10.28%) User Experience
2 76 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.21%) Computer Science
4 16 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.16%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.16%) Private Cloud
7 9 (1.16%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 8 (1.03%) N-Tier
8 8 (1.03%) PMI
9 7 (0.90%) Data Centre
9 7 (0.90%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.51%) CMDB
12 4 (0.51%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.51%) Minimum Viable Product
13 3 (0.39%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 111 (14.27%) Linux
2 54 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (1.80%) Windows
4 9 (1.16%) Unix
5 7 (0.90%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.39%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.26%) Android
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (24.29%) Scrum
2 114 (14.65%) Test Automation
3 109 (14.01%) Stakeholder Management
4 97 (12.47%) DevOps
5 94 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
6 85 (10.93%) Kanban
7 81 (10.41%) Business Analysis
7 81 (10.41%) User Stories
8 69 (8.87%) TDD
9 63 (8.10%) BDD
10 62 (7.97%) Project Management
11 60 (7.71%) Software Engineering
12 57 (7.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 47 (6.04%) SOA
14 46 (5.91%) Waterfall
15 43 (5.53%) SDLC
16 37 (4.76%) Coaching
17 36 (4.63%) Microservices
18 35 (4.50%) ETL
18 35 (4.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 183 (23.52%) Java
2 114 (14.65%) SQL
3 92 (11.83%) JavaScript
4 66 (8.48%) Python
5 46 (5.91%) C#
6 15 (1.93%) PHP
7 14 (1.80%) Bash Shell
8 12 (1.54%) Perl
9 9 (1.16%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.03%) TypeScript
11 7 (0.90%) ES6
11 7 (0.90%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.77%) Go
12 6 (0.77%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.64%) C++
14 4 (0.51%) Scala
14 4 (0.51%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.51%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.39%) CoffeeScript
15 3 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (4.76%) Degree
2 22 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.54%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.41%) APMP
5 9 (1.16%) ISEB
6 8 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.03%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.90%) CCNP
7 7 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.90%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.64%) BC Cleared
9 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.51%) MCSD
11 3 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.39%) PMP
11 3 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.26%) CISSP
12 2 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (6.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 34 (4.37%) QA
3 17 (2.19%) GDPR
4 14 (1.80%) PMO
5 13 (1.67%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.64%) MiFID
7 3 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.39%) EMIR
8 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.13%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.13%) BS7666
9 1 (0.13%) COBIT
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 29 (3.73%) Docker
2 16 (2.06%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.80%) VMware NSX
4 9 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.90%) vSphere
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 45 (5.78%) Puppet
2 40 (5.14%) Ansible
3 15 (1.93%) Kubernetes
4 11 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.77%) SELinux
6 4 (0.51%) CA Service Virtualization
6 4 (0.51%) HP SiteScope
6 4 (0.51%) OpenView
7 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.26%) Salt
7 2 (0.26%) SCCM
8 1 (0.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.13%) Packer
8 1 (0.13%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.13%) Terraform
8 1 (0.13%) vRealize
8 1 (0.13%) Xymon
Vendors
1 68 (8.74%) Oracle
2 46 (5.91%) Microsoft
3 28 (3.60%) VMware
4 19 (2.44%) Sitecore
5 18 (2.31%) SAP
6 13 (1.67%) Red Hat
7 12 (1.54%) Informatica
8 11 (1.41%) Charles River
8 11 (1.41%) Cisco
9 10 (1.29%) Google
9 10 (1.29%) Teradata
10 9 (1.16%) Pega
10 9 (1.16%) Twitter
11 8 (1.03%) Adobe
11 8 (1.03%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.03%) Facebook
12 7 (0.90%) Citrix
13 5 (0.64%) Black Duck
13 5 (0.64%) Perfecto Mobile
13 5 (0.64%) ServiceNow