Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 387 609 833
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 38.93% 33.28% 31.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 43.39% 37.43% 35.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 343 447
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £358 £313
90th Percentile £573 £575 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £448 £425
% change year-on-year -5.03% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £51.00 £45.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.48% -
Scotland median hourly rate - £47.00 £44.13
% change year-on-year - +6.52% +6.33%

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 892 1,627 2,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 89.74% 88.91% 88.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 825 1,208
Median daily rate £425 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £264 £275
90th Percentile £555 £588 £575
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 30
Median hourly rate £46.00 £18.50 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +148.65% -26.73% +31.17%
10th Percentile £44.80 £15.04 £14.84
90th Percentile £66.20 £51.50 £46.63
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.75 £24.25
% change year-on-year -1.27% -18.56% +19.99%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Edinburgh

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Edinburgh

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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.

1 197 (50.90%) Public Sector
2 77 (19.90%) DevOps
3 76 (19.64%) Scrum
4 64 (16.54%) Kanban
5 63 (16.28%) Finance
6 57 (14.73%) Java
7 50 (12.92%) JavaScript
8 47 (12.14%) JIRA
9 45 (11.63%) Project Management
10 44 (11.37%) SQL
10 44 (11.37%) AWS
10 44 (11.37%) User Experience
11 42 (10.85%) Test Automation
12 40 (10.34%) Jenkins
12 40 (10.34%) Microservices
13 39 (10.08%) Service Design
13 39 (10.08%) Linux
13 39 (10.08%) Python
13 39 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
14 36 (9.30%) Oracle
15 34 (8.79%) HTML
15 34 (8.79%) User Stories
16 32 (8.27%) Confluence
16 32 (8.27%) CSS
17 31 (8.01%) Migration
17 31 (8.01%) REST
17 31 (8.01%) Ansible
17 31 (8.01%) Mentoring
17 31 (8.01%) Coaching
18 30 (7.75%) Infrastructure as Code

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 32 (8.27%) Confluence
2 16 (4.13%) WebSphere
3 11 (2.84%) IIS
4 10 (2.58%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.33%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.81%) Apache
8 6 (1.55%) CMS
9 5 (1.29%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.03%) nginx
11 3 (0.78%) Drupal
12 2 (0.52%) JBoss
12 2 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.52%) WildFly
13 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.55%) Sketch
3 5 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.03%) InVision
4 4 (1.03%) Marvel
4 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 44 (11.37%) AWS
2 28 (7.24%) Amazon S3
3 27 (6.98%) Serverless
4 26 (6.72%) AWS Lambda
5 24 (6.20%) Azure
6 22 (5.68%) AWS CloudFormation
7 17 (4.39%) OpenShift
8 11 (2.84%) SaaS
9 10 (2.58%) Office 365
9 10 (2.58%) PaaS
10 7 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (1.81%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 7 (1.81%) AWS CodeBuild
10 7 (1.81%) Route 53
11 6 (1.55%) Power Platform
12 5 (1.29%) IaaS
13 4 (1.03%) GitHub
13 4 (1.03%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.78%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.78%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.58%) SAN
2 8 (2.07%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (1.29%) Firewall
4 4 (1.03%) SSL
5 3 (0.78%) HTTP
5 3 (0.78%) LAN
5 3 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.78%) WAN
6 2 (0.52%) BGP
6 2 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.52%) OSPF
7 1 (0.26%) ATM
7 1 (0.26%) DSL
7 1 (0.26%) Internet
7 1 (0.26%) Intranet
7 1 (0.26%) Network Security
7 1 (0.26%) Skype
7 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (3.62%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.36%) DB2
4 11 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.58%) Amazon Aurora
6 9 (2.33%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.07%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.55%) Power BI
9 5 (1.29%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.29%) Spatial Data
10 4 (1.03%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.78%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.78%) Informix
11 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.52%) InfluxDB
12 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.52%) Oracle Smart View
12 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 47 (12.14%) JIRA
2 40 (10.34%) Jenkins
3 19 (4.91%) Git (software)
4 17 (4.39%) Selenium
5 15 (3.88%) GitLab
6 13 (3.36%) Cucumber
7 12 (3.10%) Axure RP
8 9 (2.33%) Artifactory
9 8 (2.07%) JMeter
9 8 (2.07%) JUnit
9 8 (2.07%) Subversion
10 7 (1.81%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.81%) Postman
11 6 (1.55%) REST Assured
11 6 (1.55%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.29%) Bitbucket
13 4 (1.03%) Cypress.io
13 4 (1.03%) Maven
14 3 (0.78%) Gatling
15 2 (0.52%) Zephyr
General
1 197 (50.90%) Public Sector
2 63 (16.28%) Finance
3 26 (6.72%) Banking
4 13 (3.36%) Retail Banking
5 9 (2.33%) Publishing
6 7 (1.81%) Marketing
7 6 (1.55%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.29%) Retail
9 4 (1.03%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (1.03%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.78%) Advertising
11 2 (0.52%) Back Office
11 2 (0.52%) Legal
12 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 84 (21.71%) Developer
2 36 (9.30%) Project Manager
3 34 (8.79%) Designer
4 30 (7.75%) Analyst
5 25 (6.46%) Architect
6 20 (5.17%) Business Analyst
7 17 (4.39%) Scrum Master
7 17 (4.39%) UX Designer
8 16 (4.13%) .NET Developer
9 13 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (3.36%) Java Developer
9 13 (3.36%) Product Manager
9 13 (3.36%) User Researcher
10 12 (3.10%) Content Designer
11 8 (2.07%) AWS DevOps
11 8 (2.07%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 8 (2.07%) AWS Engineer
11 8 (2.07%) Pega Developer
11 8 (2.07%) Product Owner
11 8 (2.07%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.79%) HTML
2 32 (8.27%) CSS
3 31 (8.01%) REST
4 29 (7.49%) Spring
5 27 (6.98%) .NET
6 18 (4.65%) Spring Boot
7 17 (4.39%) AngularJS
8 16 (4.13%) XML
9 15 (3.88%) JSON
10 13 (3.36%) Web Services
11 11 (2.84%) .NET Core
12 10 (2.58%) .NET Framework
12 10 (2.58%) Gherkin
13 8 (2.07%) Ajax
13 8 (2.07%) Node.js
13 8 (2.07%) PostGIS
14 7 (1.81%) HTML5
14 7 (1.81%) JMS
14 7 (1.81%) OAuth
14 7 (1.81%) React
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.37%) User Experience
2 19 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.88%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.36%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.07%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 6 (1.55%) EMC VNX
6 6 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.29%) CMDB
7 5 (1.29%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.03%) NHS
8 4 (1.03%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.78%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.78%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.52%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 39 (10.08%) Linux
2 27 (6.98%) Windows
3 23 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (2.58%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.07%) Ubuntu
5 8 (2.07%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.81%) Unix
7 5 (1.29%) Solaris
8 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.78%) CentOS
9 3 (0.78%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (0.78%) VME
10 2 (0.52%) AIX
10 2 (0.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (19.90%) DevOps
2 76 (19.64%) Scrum
3 64 (16.54%) Kanban
4 45 (11.63%) Project Management
5 42 (10.85%) Test Automation
6 40 (10.34%) Microservices
7 39 (10.08%) Service Design
7 39 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (8.79%) User Stories
9 31 (8.01%) Coaching
9 31 (8.01%) Mentoring
9 31 (8.01%) Migration
10 30 (7.75%) Infrastructure as Code
11 29 (7.49%) Project Delivery
12 28 (7.24%) Continuous Improvement
13 25 (6.46%) Business Analysis
13 25 (6.46%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
14 24 (6.20%) TDD
15 23 (5.94%) Programme Management
15 23 (5.94%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 57 (14.73%) Java
2 50 (12.92%) JavaScript
3 44 (11.37%) SQL
4 39 (10.08%) Python
5 24 (6.20%) Bash Shell
6 20 (5.17%) PL/SQL
7 18 (4.65%) C#
8 17 (4.39%) PowerShell
9 13 (3.36%) Java 8
10 12 (3.10%) TypeScript
11 10 (2.58%) Scala
12 9 (2.33%) Groovy
13 8 (2.07%) Perl
14 5 (1.29%) C
14 5 (1.29%) VB
14 5 (1.29%) VB6
15 4 (1.03%) PHP
16 2 (0.52%) C++
16 2 (0.52%) COBOL
16 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
1 7 (1.81%) CCNP
1 7 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (1.55%) DBS Check
3 5 (1.29%) CCNA
4 4 (1.03%) Degree
4 4 (1.03%) VCP6
4 4 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (0.78%) CISSP
5 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.78%) NCDA
5 3 (0.78%) VCAP
6 1 (0.26%) APMP
6 1 (0.26%) CEH
6 1 (0.26%) IIBA
6 1 (0.26%) ISEB
6 1 (0.26%) SANS
6 1 (0.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 17 (4.39%) QA
3 7 (1.81%) NCSC
3 7 (1.81%) PMO
4 4 (1.03%) SLA
4 4 (1.03%) WCAG
5 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.26%) COBIT
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.26%) IFRS
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.26%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (5.43%) Docker
2 8 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.07%) VMware NSX
3 7 (1.81%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.52%) vSphere
6 1 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.26%) Samba
Systems Management
1 31 (8.01%) Ansible
2 24 (6.20%) Grafana
3 13 (3.36%) Kibana
4 11 (2.84%) Avamar
5 8 (2.07%) PowerCLI
5 8 (2.07%) Terraform
6 7 (1.81%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.29%) SCCM
8 4 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.03%) Puppet
8 4 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.03%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.52%) Cisco IPCC
9 2 (0.52%) StackStorm
10 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.26%) Consul
10 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.26%) Nagios
10 1 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 36 (9.30%) Oracle
2 22 (5.68%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.91%) VMware
4 18 (4.65%) IBM
5 14 (3.62%) Cisco
6 12 (3.10%) NetApp
7 11 (2.84%) Curam
8 10 (2.58%) ServiceNow
9 9 (2.33%) Pega
10 8 (2.07%) Brocade
11 5 (1.29%) BEA
11 5 (1.29%) CommVault
11 5 (1.29%) webMethods
12 4 (1.03%) EMC
12 4 (1.03%) Google
13 3 (0.78%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.78%) F5
13 3 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.78%) SAP
14 2 (0.52%) Juniper