Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 762 523 613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 27.07% 28.44% 20.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.06% 32.85% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 387 352
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £299 £283
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
Scotland median daily rate £400 £395 £385
% change year-on-year +1.27% +2.60% -0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £33.85
% change year-on-year -1.28% +15.21% +10.99%

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 2,453 1,592 2,482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.14% 86.57% 84.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,479 995 1,348
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £274
90th Percentile £575 £550 £564
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 14
Edinburgh median hourly rate £28.00 £16.93 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.39% -25.58% -20.18%
10th Percentile £14.59 £12.95 £14.13
90th Percentile £119.33 £43.77 £42.43
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £17.39 £36.00
% change year-on-year +20.76% -51.69% +32.11%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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.

1 255 (33.46%) Finance
2 204 (26.77%) Scrum
3 159 (20.87%) Banking
4 155 (20.34%) Java
5 130 (17.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 125 (16.40%) SQL
7 114 (14.96%) JavaScript
8 106 (13.91%) Test Automation
9 89 (11.68%) DevOps
9 89 (11.68%) JIRA
10 87 (11.42%) BDD
11 83 (10.89%) HTML
12 82 (10.76%) Kanban
13 80 (10.50%) Project Management
14 79 (10.37%) Waterfall
15 78 (10.24%) CSS
16 76 (9.97%) TDD
17 68 (8.92%) Business Analysis
18 67 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
18 67 (8.79%) User Stories
19 66 (8.66%) AngularJS
20 65 (8.53%) Oracle
21 64 (8.40%) Linux
22 61 (8.01%) Microsoft
22 61 (8.01%) Git (software)
23 56 (7.35%) Jenkins
23 56 (7.35%) Python
24 54 (7.09%) Web Services
24 54 (7.09%) SDLC
25 53 (6.96%) XML

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 36 (4.72%) Confluence
2 23 (3.02%) JBoss
3 16 (2.10%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
4 11 (1.44%) GeoServer
5 9 (1.18%) CMS
5 9 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (0.92%) Apache
7 5 (0.66%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.52%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.39%) IIS
9 3 (0.39%) SAS
10 2 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.26%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (3.02%) MS Visio
2 20 (2.62%) Microsoft Project
3 18 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.18%) InVision
5 8 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (1.05%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.13%) InDesign
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.05%) Markit EDM
2 6 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.39%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.26%) HFM
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.26%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.13%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.10%) GitHub
4 14 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (1.44%) npm
6 10 (1.31%) Heroku
7 9 (1.18%) Bluemix
7 9 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
7 9 (1.18%) Office 365
7 9 (1.18%) OpenShift
8 7 (0.92%) PaaS
9 6 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 6 (0.79%) IaaS
10 3 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.26%) IBM Blueworks
12 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.13%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.18%) HTTP
2 4 (0.52%) Firewall
2 4 (0.52%) Internet
2 4 (0.52%) WEP
3 3 (0.39%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.26%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (0.26%) DHCP
4 2 (0.26%) Skype
4 2 (0.26%) VXLAN
5 1 (0.13%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.13%) DNS
5 1 (0.13%) Intranet
5 1 (0.13%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.13%) LAN
5 1 (0.13%) MPLS
5 1 (0.13%) OSPF
5 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.13%) VLAN
5 1 (0.13%) VPN
5 1 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
2 41 (5.38%) Relational Database
3 36 (4.72%) SQL Server
4 19 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (2.36%) Big Data
6 17 (2.23%) GIS
7 15 (1.97%) Oracle Database
7 15 (1.97%) RDBMS
8 13 (1.71%) MySQL
9 11 (1.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.44%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.18%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.18%) QGIS
11 7 (0.92%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.79%) PowerCenter
13 5 (0.66%) Power BI
13 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.52%) Data Lake
14 4 (0.52%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 89 (11.68%) JIRA
2 61 (8.01%) Git (software)
3 56 (7.35%) Jenkins
4 51 (6.69%) Selenium
5 44 (5.77%) Maven
6 25 (3.28%) Cucumber
7 19 (2.49%) GitLab
8 17 (2.23%) Ant
9 14 (1.84%) TeamCity
10 12 (1.57%) JMeter
10 12 (1.57%) LoadRunner
10 12 (1.57%) Subversion
11 10 (1.31%) JUnit
11 10 (1.31%) Mockito
12 9 (1.18%) Eclipse
12 9 (1.18%) Gerrit
12 9 (1.18%) SonarQube
12 9 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (1.05%) WebDriver
General
1 255 (33.46%) Finance
2 159 (20.87%) Banking
3 20 (2.62%) Retail Banking
4 9 (1.18%) Marketing
5 7 (0.92%) Publishing
6 6 (0.79%) Back Office
6 6 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.66%) Front Office
7 5 (0.66%) Legal
8 4 (0.52%) Retail
8 4 (0.52%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.39%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.26%) Billing
10 2 (0.26%) Electronics
10 2 (0.26%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.26%) Law
10 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Games
11 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 195 (25.59%) Analyst
2 161 (21.13%) Developer
3 111 (14.57%) Business Analyst
4 83 (10.89%) Project Manager
5 50 (6.56%) Architect
6 43 (5.64%) Java Developer
6 43 (5.64%) Scrum Master
7 41 (5.38%) Test Analyst
8 40 (5.25%) Senior Developer
9 30 (3.94%) Agile Business Analyst
10 27 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
11 25 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
12 23 (3.02%) Designer
13 20 (2.62%) .NET Developer
13 20 (2.62%) C# Developer
13 20 (2.62%) Consultant
13 20 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
14 18 (2.36%) Tester
15 17 (2.23%) JavaScript Developer
15 17 (2.23%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (10.89%) HTML
2 78 (10.24%) CSS
3 66 (8.66%) AngularJS
4 54 (7.09%) Web Services
5 53 (6.96%) Spring
5 53 (6.96%) XML
6 48 (6.30%) .NET
7 40 (5.25%) React
8 39 (5.12%) jQuery
8 39 (5.12%) RESTful
9 31 (4.07%) Node.js
10 30 (3.94%) HTML5
11 25 (3.28%) Hibernate
12 24 (3.15%) ASP.NET
13 23 (3.02%) CSS3
14 21 (2.76%) JSON
15 20 (2.62%) SOAP
16 19 (2.49%) Java EE
16 19 (2.49%) REST
17 16 (2.10%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (6.56%) User Experience
3 21 (2.76%) iPad
4 20 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (1.57%) Virtual Team
7 11 (1.44%) Mainframe
8 9 (1.18%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.05%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.05%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.92%) Private Cloud
10 7 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (0.79%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.66%) Fintech
12 5 (0.66%) Minimum Viable Product
12 5 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
13 4 (0.52%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (0.52%) Online Banking
14 3 (0.39%) Data Structures
15 2 (0.26%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 64 (8.40%) Linux
2 31 (4.07%) Unix
3 16 (2.10%) Windows
4 15 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (0.92%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.52%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.52%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.26%) AIX
7 2 (0.26%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.13%) Android
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (26.77%) Scrum
2 130 (17.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 106 (13.91%) Test Automation
4 89 (11.68%) DevOps
5 87 (11.42%) BDD
6 82 (10.76%) Kanban
7 80 (10.50%) Project Management
8 79 (10.37%) Waterfall
9 76 (9.97%) TDD
10 68 (8.92%) Business Analysis
11 67 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
11 67 (8.79%) User Stories
12 54 (7.09%) SDLC
13 47 (6.17%) ETL
14 42 (5.51%) Web Development
15 39 (5.12%) Software Engineering
16 37 (4.86%) Coaching
16 37 (4.86%) User Acceptance Testing
17 36 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
17 36 (4.72%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 155 (20.34%) Java
2 125 (16.40%) SQL
3 114 (14.96%) JavaScript
4 56 (7.35%) Python
5 49 (6.43%) C#
6 15 (1.97%) Bash Shell
7 14 (1.84%) Java 8
7 14 (1.84%) Ruby
8 11 (1.44%) PL/SQL
9 10 (1.31%) Perl
9 10 (1.31%) PowerShell
10 9 (1.18%) Groovy
11 7 (0.92%) TypeScript
11 7 (0.92%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.79%) ES6
12 6 (0.79%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.66%) PHP
13 5 (0.66%) Scala
14 4 (0.52%) Apple Swift
14 4 (0.52%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (1.97%) Degree
1 15 (1.97%) ISTQB
2 14 (1.84%) APMP
3 10 (1.31%) CISSP
4 9 (1.18%) Security Cleared
5 7 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.79%) ISEB
7 5 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.39%) CISA
8 3 (0.39%) CISM
8 3 (0.39%) MBA
9 2 (0.26%) CCNP
9 2 (0.26%) SANS
9 2 (0.26%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.13%) PMP
10 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (6.82%) QA
2 29 (3.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 18 (2.36%) PMO
4 12 (1.57%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.31%) GCP
6 4 (0.52%) PSD2
7 3 (0.39%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.39%) GDPR
7 3 (0.39%) MiFID
8 2 (0.26%) COBIT
8 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.13%) BS7666
System Software
1 32 (4.20%) Docker
2 8 (1.05%) GeoWebCache
3 6 (0.79%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.52%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.39%) vSphere
6 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.26%) XenApp
6 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 26 (3.41%) Ansible
2 20 (2.62%) Puppet
3 15 (1.97%) Kubernetes
4 13 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.05%) Consul
5 8 (1.05%) Mesos
6 7 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.39%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (0.39%) OpenView
7 3 (0.39%) Oracle Flashback
7 3 (0.39%) SELinux
8 2 (0.26%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.26%) SCCM
9 1 (0.13%) Packer
9 1 (0.13%) PingFederate
9 1 (0.13%) Salt
9 1 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.13%) Terraform
9 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 65 (8.53%) Oracle
2 61 (8.01%) Microsoft
3 19 (2.49%) Informatica
4 15 (1.97%) IBM
5 13 (1.71%) VMware
6 10 (1.31%) Adobe
6 10 (1.31%) Atlassian
6 10 (1.31%) Charles River
7 8 (1.05%) HP
8 7 (0.92%) Pega
8 7 (0.92%) Teradata
9 6 (0.79%) Cisco
9 6 (0.79%) SAP
9 6 (0.79%) Xamarin
10 5 (0.66%) Google
10 5 (0.66%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.52%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.39%) Citrix
12 3 (0.39%) CODA
12 3 (0.39%) Hyperion