Period
to 24 January 2018

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 24 January 2018 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 806 537 571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 27.50% 30.05% 19.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.69% 36.02% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 376 311
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% -
10th Percentile £313 £310 £288
90th Percentile £565 £538 £516
Scotland median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £44.00 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.96% -14.99%
Scotland median hourly rate £41.50 £43.50 £40.38
% change year-on-year -4.60% +7.73% -10.27%

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 2,543 1,491 2,467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 86.76% 83.44% 83.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,494 922 1,283
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 20
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £19.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +1.23% +21.94%
10th Percentile £12.83 £14.25 £12.32
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.36 £42.25
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £24.18
% change year-on-year +4.65% -11.07% +7.44%

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 24 January 2018.

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 24 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 290 (35.98%) Finance
2 200 (24.81%) Scrum
3 189 (23.45%) Java
4 162 (20.10%) Banking
5 129 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 121 (15.01%) Test Automation
7 116 (14.39%) SQL
8 109 (13.52%) Linux
9 102 (12.66%) JavaScript
10 93 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
10 93 (11.54%) DevOps
11 89 (11.04%) Business Analysis
12 84 (10.42%) Web Services
13 82 (10.17%) HTML
14 79 (9.80%) Kanban
15 77 (9.55%) Jenkins
16 76 (9.43%) CSS
17 74 (9.18%) User Stories
17 74 (9.18%) Waterfall
18 73 (9.06%) Git (software)
18 73 (9.06%) Project Management
19 72 (8.93%) User Experience
20 71 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
21 70 (8.68%) Oracle
22 68 (8.44%) JIRA
22 68 (8.44%) Spring
22 68 (8.44%) BDD
23 64 (7.94%) TDD
24 62 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
25 61 (7.57%) Python

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 34 (4.22%) JBoss
2 28 (3.47%) CMS
3 18 (2.23%) Sitecore CMS
4 17 (2.11%) Confluence
4 17 (2.11%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (1.49%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.74%) IIS
8 5 (0.62%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.50%) ColdFusion
9 4 (0.50%) nginx
9 4 (0.50%) SAS
9 4 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.37%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.37%) Drupal
10 3 (0.37%) GeoServer
11 2 (0.25%) Apache
11 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (2.98%) MS Visio
2 21 (2.61%) Microsoft Project
3 15 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (1.24%) OmniGraffle
5 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (0.37%) InVision
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.12%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 22 (2.73%) Payment Gateway
2 16 (1.99%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.62%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.12%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.12%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.10%) GitHub
2 16 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.49%) PaaS
5 11 (1.36%) OpenShift
6 10 (1.24%) Lucidchart
7 8 (0.99%) Office 365
7 8 (0.99%) SaaS
8 6 (0.74%) IaaS
9 4 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.37%) npm
11 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.25%) Boomi
11 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.36%) HTTP
2 8 (0.99%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.87%) Internet
4 6 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (0.74%) VXLAN
5 5 (0.62%) DNS
5 5 (0.62%) Firewall
5 5 (0.62%) VPN
6 4 (0.50%) BGP
6 4 (0.50%) DHCP
6 4 (0.50%) EIGRP
6 4 (0.50%) LAN
6 4 (0.50%) OSPF
6 4 (0.50%) Skype
6 4 (0.50%) Spanning Tree
6 4 (0.50%) VLAN
6 4 (0.50%) WAN
7 2 (0.25%) Network Security
7 2 (0.25%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (0.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (5.46%) Relational Database
2 43 (5.33%) SQL Server
3 39 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (2.73%) MySQL
5 22 (2.73%) RDBMS
6 19 (2.36%) Big Data
7 15 (1.86%) MongoDB
8 12 (1.49%) GIS
8 12 (1.49%) Hadoop
8 12 (1.49%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.99%) Spatial Data
10 6 (0.74%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.74%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.74%) PowerCenter
10 6 (0.74%) QGIS
11 5 (0.62%) Informix
12 4 (0.50%) HBase
12 4 (0.50%) Redis
12 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 77 (9.55%) Jenkins
2 73 (9.06%) Git (software)
3 68 (8.44%) JIRA
4 48 (5.96%) Selenium
5 38 (4.71%) Cucumber
6 36 (4.47%) Maven
7 32 (3.97%) GitLab
8 26 (3.23%) Mockito
9 19 (2.36%) Subversion
10 16 (1.99%) Axure RP
11 15 (1.86%) Artifactory
11 15 (1.86%) JUnit
12 14 (1.74%) Eclipse
13 13 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (1.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 9 (1.12%) Ant
16 8 (0.99%) TeamCity
16 8 (0.99%) WebDriver
17 7 (0.87%) Visual Studio
17 7 (0.87%) Zephyr
General
1 290 (35.98%) Finance
2 162 (20.10%) Banking
3 23 (2.85%) Retail Banking
4 12 (1.49%) Marketing
5 9 (1.12%) Back Office
5 9 (1.12%) Legal
6 8 (0.99%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.87%) Front Office
7 7 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.62%) Electronics
8 5 (0.62%) Retail
9 4 (0.50%) Law
9 4 (0.50%) Publishing
10 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.12%) Games
11 1 (0.12%) Local Government
11 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 249 (30.89%) Analyst
2 172 (21.34%) Developer
3 137 (17.00%) Business Analyst
4 87 (10.79%) Project Manager
5 78 (9.68%) Java Developer
6 63 (7.82%) Test Analyst
7 40 (4.96%) Digital Analyst
8 39 (4.84%) Agile Business Analyst
9 36 (4.47%) Digital Business Analyst
10 34 (4.22%) Consultant
11 30 (3.72%) Architect
11 30 (3.72%) Senior Developer
12 29 (3.60%) Scrum Master
12 29 (3.60%) Senior Analyst
13 25 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
14 23 (2.85%) Java Engineer
14 23 (2.85%) Senior Test Analyst
15 21 (2.61%) .NET Developer
16 20 (2.48%) Software Engineer
17 19 (2.36%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (10.42%) Web Services
2 82 (10.17%) HTML
3 76 (9.43%) CSS
4 68 (8.44%) Spring
5 61 (7.57%) AngularJS
6 60 (7.44%) XML
7 59 (7.32%) RESTful
8 46 (5.71%) JSON
9 43 (5.33%) .NET
10 41 (5.09%) jQuery
11 32 (3.97%) HTML5
12 30 (3.72%) REST
13 26 (3.23%) React
14 25 (3.10%) ASP.NET
14 25 (3.10%) JMX
15 23 (2.85%) Java EE
16 21 (2.61%) CSS3
16 21 (2.61%) SOAP
17 17 (2.11%) Hibernate
18 16 (1.99%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.93%) User Experience
2 71 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.35%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (1.49%) Private Cloud
6 11 (1.36%) Virtual Team
7 8 (0.99%) PMI
8 7 (0.87%) Management Information System
8 7 (0.87%) Mobile App
8 7 (0.87%) Mobile Banking
8 7 (0.87%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 6 (0.74%) N-Tier
10 5 (0.62%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.62%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.62%) Mobile Wallet
10 5 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.50%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.50%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 109 (13.52%) Linux
2 50 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (2.23%) Unix
4 17 (2.11%) Windows
5 6 (0.74%) Mac OS X
5 6 (0.74%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.50%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.37%) Android
8 3 (0.37%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.12%) AIX
10 1 (0.12%) Debian
10 1 (0.12%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (24.81%) Scrum
2 129 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 121 (15.01%) Test Automation
4 93 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
4 93 (11.54%) DevOps
5 89 (11.04%) Business Analysis
6 79 (9.80%) Kanban
7 74 (9.18%) User Stories
7 74 (9.18%) Waterfall
8 73 (9.06%) Project Management
9 68 (8.44%) BDD
10 64 (7.94%) TDD
11 62 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 58 (7.20%) Software Engineering
13 53 (6.58%) ETL
14 48 (5.96%) SOA
15 43 (5.33%) PRINCE2
15 43 (5.33%) SDLC
16 39 (4.84%) Coaching
16 39 (4.84%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 189 (23.45%) Java
2 116 (14.39%) SQL
3 102 (12.66%) JavaScript
4 61 (7.57%) Python
5 42 (5.21%) C#
6 14 (1.74%) Perl
7 11 (1.36%) Bash Shell
8 10 (1.24%) PowerShell
9 9 (1.12%) PHP
10 7 (0.87%) ES6
10 7 (0.87%) PL/SQL
10 7 (0.87%) TypeScript
11 5 (0.62%) C++
11 5 (0.62%) Scala
11 5 (0.62%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.50%) Go
12 4 (0.50%) Ruby
12 4 (0.50%) VBA
13 3 (0.37%) CoffeeScript
13 3 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (4.22%) Degree
2 23 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.86%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.74%) APMP
5 9 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (1.12%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.99%) ISEB
6 8 (0.99%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.74%) CCNP
7 6 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.50%) MCSD
9 4 (0.50%) PMP
10 3 (0.37%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.37%) CISSP
10 3 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.46%) Disclosure Scotland
2 38 (4.71%) QA
3 19 (2.36%) PMO
4 18 (2.23%) GDPR
5 13 (1.61%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.62%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.50%) MiFID
8 3 (0.37%) EMIR
8 3 (0.37%) PSD2
9 2 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.12%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.12%) BS7666
10 1 (0.12%) COBIT
10 1 (0.12%) GCP
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (3.35%) Docker
2 16 (1.99%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.24%) VMware NSX
4 7 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.87%) vSphere
5 5 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.37%) GeoWebCache
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 44 (5.46%) Puppet
2 38 (4.71%) Ansible
3 14 (1.74%) Kubernetes
4 12 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.62%) SELinux
6 3 (0.37%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (0.37%) OpenView
7 2 (0.25%) Salt
8 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.12%) Packer
8 1 (0.12%) SCCM
8 1 (0.12%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 70 (8.68%) Oracle
2 49 (6.08%) Microsoft
3 25 (3.10%) VMware
4 19 (2.36%) Sitecore
5 16 (1.99%) SAP
6 14 (1.74%) Informatica
7 13 (1.61%) Red Hat
8 12 (1.49%) Charles River
9 11 (1.36%) Pega
10 7 (0.87%) Adobe
10 7 (0.87%) CheckPoint
10 7 (0.87%) Cisco
10 7 (0.87%) Teradata
11 6 (0.74%) Google
11 6 (0.74%) IBM
12 5 (0.62%) Citrix
13 4 (0.50%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.50%) EMC
13 4 (0.50%) HP
13 4 (0.50%) ServiceNow