Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 2 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 660 935 546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 29.46% 31.84% 23.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 34.30% 36.16% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 511 344
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £326 £319 £310
90th Percentile £625 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -5.88%

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 1,924 2,586 2,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 85.89% 88.05% 84.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 1,430 1,176
Edinburgh median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £288 £280 £263
90th Percentile £600 £556 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 21
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.78% +13.82%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £42.20 £43.90 £43.39
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £17.63 £27.50
% change year-on-year +27.66% -35.91% -23.61%

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019, 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.

1 174 (26.36%) Finance
2 153 (23.18%) Public Sector
3 141 (21.36%) Java
4 131 (19.85%) Scrum
5 121 (18.33%) SQL
6 117 (17.73%) Banking
7 93 (14.09%) DevOps
8 86 (13.03%) Test Automation
9 80 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 74 (11.21%) JavaScript
11 72 (10.91%) C#
12 69 (10.45%) Python
12 69 (10.45%) JIRA
13 62 (9.39%) Project Management
14 57 (8.64%) Linux
14 57 (8.64%) Spring
14 57 (8.64%) Kanban
15 56 (8.48%) .NET
16 55 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
17 54 (8.18%) Amazon AWS
18 53 (8.03%) CSS
19 52 (7.88%) Git (software)
20 51 (7.73%) HTML
21 50 (7.58%) Coaching
22 49 (7.42%) User Stories
22 49 (7.42%) Microsoft Azure
23 48 (7.27%) TDD
24 47 (7.12%) Oracle
24 47 (7.12%) Jenkins
25 46 (6.97%) Continuous Improvement

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 27 (4.09%) Confluence
1 27 (4.09%) WebSphere
2 11 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.52%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (1.06%) CMS
6 6 (0.91%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.76%) Drupal
7 5 (0.76%) nginx
8 4 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.61%) SAS
9 3 (0.45%) JBoss
10 2 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.15%) Apache
11 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (1.52%) Sketch
2 9 (1.36%) InVision
3 7 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.15%) Figma
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.06%) Sonata
2 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.45%) Oracle AML
2 3 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 54 (8.18%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (7.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.94%) PaaS
4 24 (3.64%) SaaS
5 19 (2.88%) Serverless
6 15 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
6 15 (2.27%) OpenShift
7 14 (2.12%) Office 365
8 12 (1.82%) GitHub
9 10 (1.52%) Power Platform
10 8 (1.21%) IaaS
11 7 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.76%) AWS CodePipeline
13 4 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.61%) Trello
14 3 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 3 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.30%) Apple Pay
15 2 (0.30%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.52%) Firewall
1 10 (1.52%) Network Security
2 7 (1.06%) DNS
2 7 (1.06%) Internet
2 7 (1.06%) Skype
3 5 (0.76%) Intranet
3 5 (0.76%) WAN
4 4 (0.61%) LAN
5 3 (0.45%) DHCP
5 3 (0.45%) HTTP
5 3 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.45%) SMTP
5 3 (0.45%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.30%) BGP
6 2 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.30%) OSPF
6 2 (0.30%) SAN
6 2 (0.30%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 25 (3.79%) DB2
3 23 (3.48%) RDBMS
4 22 (3.33%) SQL Server
5 21 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (2.73%) Big Data
6 18 (2.73%) NoSQL
7 17 (2.58%) Oracle Database
8 10 (1.52%) MySQL
9 9 (1.36%) Power BI
10 8 (1.21%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.76%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.61%) Amazon Aurora
13 4 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (0.61%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 69 (10.45%) JIRA
2 52 (7.88%) Git (software)
3 47 (7.12%) Jenkins
4 42 (6.36%) Selenium
5 36 (5.45%) Cucumber
6 19 (2.88%) GitLab
7 13 (1.97%) JUnit
7 13 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (1.82%) Maven
8 12 (1.82%) Mockito
9 11 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
10 10 (1.52%) Artifactory
11 8 (1.21%) JMeter
12 7 (1.06%) Axure RP
12 7 (1.06%) Visual Studio
13 6 (0.91%) Subversion
14 5 (0.76%) Hudson
15 4 (0.61%) Bitbucket
15 4 (0.61%) Gradle
15 4 (0.61%) SonarQube
General
1 174 (26.36%) Finance
2 153 (23.18%) Public Sector
3 117 (17.73%) Banking
4 14 (2.12%) Marketing
4 14 (2.12%) Retail Banking
5 13 (1.97%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.52%) Retail
7 9 (1.36%) Games
7 9 (1.36%) Legal
8 5 (0.76%) Advertising
9 4 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.61%) Law
9 4 (0.61%) Publishing
10 2 (0.30%) Back Office
10 2 (0.30%) Front Office
10 2 (0.30%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.15%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.15%) Local Government
11 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 161 (24.39%) Developer
2 98 (14.85%) Analyst
3 51 (7.73%) Architect
4 44 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 36 (5.45%) Project Manager
6 34 (5.15%) Java Developer
7 33 (5.00%) Scrum Master
8 24 (3.64%) Designer
9 22 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
9 22 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
10 21 (3.18%) Test Analyst
11 20 (3.03%) Test Engineer
12 19 (2.88%) Agile Coach
12 19 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (2.73%) Senior Developer
14 17 (2.58%) C# Developer
15 16 (2.42%) Programme Manager
15 16 (2.42%) Test Automation Engineer
16 15 (2.27%) React Developer
16 15 (2.27%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (8.64%) Spring
2 56 (8.48%) .NET
3 53 (8.03%) CSS
4 51 (7.73%) HTML
5 37 (5.61%) React
5 37 (5.61%) REST
6 32 (4.85%) AngularJS
7 27 (4.09%) JSON
8 21 (3.18%) Web Services
9 20 (3.03%) RESTful
10 19 (2.88%) HTML5
10 19 (2.88%) XML
11 16 (2.42%) Spring Boot
12 15 (2.27%) ASP.NET
13 14 (2.12%) Gherkin
13 14 (2.12%) Node.js
14 13 (1.97%) SOAP
15 11 (1.67%) jQuery
16 10 (1.52%) CSS3
16 10 (1.52%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
1 41 (6.21%) User Experience
2 17 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (2.42%) Data Protection Act
4 14 (2.12%) Public Cloud
5 11 (1.67%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.52%) Data Centre
6 10 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
7 8 (1.21%) Credit Risk
8 7 (1.06%) PKI
9 6 (0.91%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.76%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.61%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.61%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.45%) Cyberattack
12 3 (0.45%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.45%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.45%) PMI
12 3 (0.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 57 (8.64%) Linux
2 28 (4.24%) Windows
3 21 (3.18%) Unix
4 13 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.36%) Android
6 7 (1.06%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.91%) Solaris
8 4 (0.61%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.61%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (19.85%) Scrum
2 93 (14.09%) DevOps
3 86 (13.03%) Test Automation
4 80 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 62 (9.39%) Project Management
6 57 (8.64%) Kanban
7 55 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 50 (7.58%) Coaching
9 49 (7.42%) User Stories
10 48 (7.27%) TDD
11 46 (6.97%) Continuous Improvement
12 45 (6.82%) BDD
13 43 (6.52%) Mentoring
14 40 (6.06%) Microservices
15 38 (5.76%) Software Engineering
16 37 (5.61%) Continuous Delivery
17 36 (5.45%) Waterfall
18 35 (5.30%) Problem-Solving
19 33 (5.00%) Migration
20 31 (4.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (21.36%) Java
2 121 (18.33%) SQL
3 74 (11.21%) JavaScript
4 72 (10.91%) C#
5 69 (10.45%) Python
6 24 (3.64%) Java 8
6 24 (3.64%) PL/SQL
7 22 (3.33%) Bash Shell
8 18 (2.73%) PHP
9 12 (1.82%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.52%) Go
11 9 (1.36%) Perl
11 9 (1.36%) Scala
12 8 (1.21%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.21%) TypeScript
13 7 (1.06%) C
13 7 (1.06%) C++
13 7 (1.06%) Kotlin
13 7 (1.06%) VBA
14 4 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (3.03%) Degree
2 7 (1.06%) CCNP
2 7 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (0.91%) APMP
3 6 (0.91%) Security Cleared
4 5 (0.76%) CCNA
4 5 (0.76%) ISTQB
4 5 (0.76%) VCAP
4 5 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.61%) CISSP
5 4 (0.61%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.45%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.45%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.30%) CASP
7 2 (0.30%) CISM
7 2 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.30%) PgMP
7 2 (0.30%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.27%) QA
2 13 (1.97%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (1.36%) PMO
4 8 (1.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 6 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.76%) NCSC
7 4 (0.61%) COBIT
8 3 (0.45%) PSD2
9 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.15%) SEPA
10 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (2.27%) Docker
2 7 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.45%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (0.30%) Firmware
5 2 (0.30%) HDFS
5 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.15%) Varnish
6 1 (0.15%) vSphere
6 1 (0.15%) XenApp
6 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (5.00%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.12%) Ansible
3 13 (1.97%) Puppet
4 10 (1.52%) Avamar
5 8 (1.21%) Terraform
6 4 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.45%) Nessus
7 3 (0.45%) OpenVAS
7 3 (0.45%) SCCM
8 2 (0.30%) PowerCLI
8 2 (0.30%) Rancher
9 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.15%) Dollar Universe
9 1 (0.15%) Grafana
9 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (7.12%) Oracle
2 36 (5.45%) Microsoft
3 25 (3.79%) IBM
4 12 (1.82%) Atlassian
4 12 (1.82%) VMware
5 11 (1.67%) EMC
6 9 (1.36%) Adobe
6 9 (1.36%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.36%) ServiceNow
7 7 (1.06%) Cisco
7 7 (1.06%) Citrix
8 5 (0.76%) Teradata
9 4 (0.61%) Cloudera
9 4 (0.61%) SAP
10 3 (0.45%) Apple
10 3 (0.45%) Axway
10 3 (0.45%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.45%) Google
10 3 (0.45%) Informatica
10 3 (0.45%) Sitecore