Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 829 790 536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 31.58% 27.42% 30.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 35.87% 31.49% 35.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 452 362
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £316 £313 £310
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate £40.38 - £45.00
10th Percentile £35.00 - £43.00
90th Percentile £47.06 - £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £39.75 £41.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year -4.22% -5.68% +8.96%

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 2,311 2,509 1,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.04% 87.09% 85.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,187 1,456 916
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.01%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £266
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 21 33
Edinburgh median hourly rate £25.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -16.00% +31.44%
10th Percentile £15.04 £11.25 £14.09
90th Percentile £44.50 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £21.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year +15.48% -7.69% +8.33%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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.

1 253 (30.52%) Finance
2 214 (25.81%) Scrum
3 188 (22.68%) Java
4 172 (20.75%) Banking
5 151 (18.21%) DevOps
6 143 (17.25%) JavaScript
7 114 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 112 (13.51%) HTML
9 109 (13.15%) Kanban
10 107 (12.91%) SQL
11 105 (12.67%) Test Automation
12 100 (12.06%) CSS
13 99 (11.94%) Project Management
14 92 (11.10%) TDD
15 91 (10.98%) Spring
16 85 (10.25%) Linux
17 81 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
18 77 (9.29%) JIRA
18 77 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
18 77 (9.29%) AngularJS
19 74 (8.93%) Waterfall
19 74 (8.93%) BDD
20 73 (8.81%) Oracle
21 71 (8.56%) SQL Server
21 71 (8.56%) HTML5
22 69 (8.32%) React
23 67 (8.08%) Jenkins
24 66 (7.96%) Python
25 65 (7.84%) .NET
25 65 (7.84%) Microsoft

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 26 (3.14%) Confluence
2 23 (2.77%) Cloud Foundry
3 18 (2.17%) Apache
3 18 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.93%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.57%) JBoss
6 12 (1.45%) CMS
7 11 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (1.33%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.84%) nginx
9 7 (0.84%) SAS
10 5 (0.60%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.60%) WildFly
11 4 (0.48%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.36%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.24%) IBM HTTP Server
13 2 (0.24%) IIS
13 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 29 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 16 (1.93%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (1.21%) InVision
4 10 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.60%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.12%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (0.60%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.36%) SessionCam
2 3 (0.36%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.24%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.24%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.12%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.12%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 77 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (7.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (4.10%) PaaS
4 30 (3.62%) IaaS
5 26 (3.14%) OpenShift
6 23 (2.77%) Office 365
7 17 (2.05%) SaaS
8 10 (1.21%) GitHub
9 6 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 6 (0.72%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.48%) NuGet
11 3 (0.36%) AdWords
11 3 (0.36%) Datadog
11 3 (0.36%) Google Tag Manager
12 2 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.24%) Amazon SageMaker
12 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.24%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.31%) Firewall
2 13 (1.57%) Network Security
3 10 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (1.09%) SAN
4 9 (1.09%) SSL
5 8 (0.97%) BGP
5 8 (0.97%) OSPF
6 6 (0.72%) DNS
6 6 (0.72%) DSL
7 4 (0.48%) HTTP
7 4 (0.48%) Skype
7 4 (0.48%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.48%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.36%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.36%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.36%) VPN
9 2 (0.24%) LAN
9 2 (0.24%) SMS
9 2 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 46 (5.55%) PostgreSQL
3 41 (4.95%) MongoDB
4 33 (3.98%) Relational Database
5 32 (3.86%) NoSQL
6 30 (3.62%) RDBMS
7 22 (2.65%) MySQL
8 20 (2.41%) Oracle Database
9 14 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (1.33%) Power BI
11 10 (1.21%) Big Data
11 10 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.21%) Informix
12 8 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.60%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (0.48%) Flink
15 4 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
15 4 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 77 (9.29%) JIRA
2 67 (8.08%) Jenkins
3 52 (6.27%) Git (software)
4 36 (4.34%) Cucumber
5 33 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (3.26%) Selenium
7 26 (3.14%) JUnit
7 26 (3.14%) Visual Studio
8 20 (2.41%) Subversion
9 19 (2.29%) Maven
10 16 (1.93%) NUnit
10 16 (1.93%) Visual Studio Team System
11 14 (1.69%) GitLab
12 12 (1.45%) Axure RP
13 11 (1.33%) TeamCity
14 10 (1.21%) Hudson
14 10 (1.21%) Protractor
14 10 (1.21%) SoapUI
15 9 (1.09%) Artifactory
15 9 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 253 (30.52%) Finance
2 172 (20.75%) Banking
3 24 (2.90%) Law
4 17 (2.05%) Retail Banking
5 11 (1.33%) Marketing
6 10 (1.21%) Games
7 9 (1.09%) Publishing
8 7 (0.84%) Back Office
8 7 (0.84%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.84%) Legal
8 7 (0.84%) Retail
9 6 (0.72%) Advertising
10 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.24%) Billing
11 2 (0.24%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.12%) Front Office
12 1 (0.12%) International Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 230 (27.74%) Developer
2 125 (15.08%) Analyst
3 76 (9.17%) Project Manager
4 63 (7.60%) Business Analyst
5 62 (7.48%) Senior Developer
6 59 (7.12%) Java Developer
7 56 (6.76%) Architect
8 49 (5.91%) Scrum Master
9 32 (3.86%) Designer
10 29 (3.50%) Full Stack Developer
10 29 (3.50%) JavaScript Developer
11 25 (3.02%) DevOps Engineer
11 25 (3.02%) Test Analyst
12 23 (2.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 20 (2.41%) .NET Developer
14 19 (2.29%) Consultant
15 18 (2.17%) React Developer
16 16 (1.93%) Senior JavaScript Developer
17 15 (1.81%) Technical Architect
17 15 (1.81%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (13.51%) HTML
2 100 (12.06%) CSS
3 91 (10.98%) Spring
4 77 (9.29%) AngularJS
5 71 (8.56%) HTML5
6 69 (8.32%) React
7 65 (7.84%) .NET
8 58 (7.00%) REST
9 46 (5.55%) Web Services
10 41 (4.95%) jQuery
11 39 (4.70%) Node.js
11 39 (4.70%) XML
12 37 (4.46%) ASP.NET
13 35 (4.22%) CSS3
13 35 (4.22%) JSON
14 32 (3.86%) SOAP
15 28 (3.38%) .NET Framework
16 26 (3.14%) Apache Camel
17 25 (3.02%) RESTful
18 20 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 56 (6.76%) User Experience
2 36 (4.34%) Data Centre
3 30 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (1.81%) Fintech
4 15 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (1.21%) Mobile App
7 7 (0.84%) Management Information System
7 7 (0.84%) Replication
7 7 (0.84%) Social Media
8 5 (0.60%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.24%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.24%) FMCG
11 2 (0.24%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.24%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (0.24%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.24%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 85 (10.25%) Linux
2 33 (3.98%) Windows
3 29 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (2.77%) Unix
5 13 (1.57%) Android
6 11 (1.33%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.33%) Solaris
7 8 (0.97%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.36%) AIX
9 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.12%) Debian
10 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (25.81%) Scrum
2 151 (18.21%) DevOps
3 114 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 109 (13.15%) Kanban
5 105 (12.67%) Test Automation
6 99 (11.94%) Project Management
7 92 (11.10%) TDD
8 81 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
9 74 (8.93%) BDD
9 74 (8.93%) Waterfall
10 64 (7.72%) Software Engineering
11 57 (6.88%) Coaching
12 56 (6.76%) Microservices
13 52 (6.27%) Mentoring
14 48 (5.79%) MVC
15 47 (5.67%) Migration
16 44 (5.31%) Problem-Solving
17 42 (5.07%) Front End Development
18 37 (4.46%) Business Analysis
18 37 (4.46%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 188 (22.68%) Java
2 143 (17.25%) JavaScript
3 107 (12.91%) SQL
4 66 (7.96%) Python
5 62 (7.48%) C#
6 30 (3.62%) Java 8
7 24 (2.90%) PowerShell
8 22 (2.65%) Bash Shell
9 15 (1.81%) Perl
9 15 (1.81%) TypeScript
10 10 (1.21%) C++
11 9 (1.09%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.09%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.72%) Go
12 6 (0.72%) PHP
13 4 (0.48%) C
13 4 (0.48%) Groovy
13 4 (0.48%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.48%) VB
14 3 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (3.02%) Degree
2 19 (2.29%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.81%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (1.33%) CISSP
5 8 (0.97%) CCNP
6 7 (0.84%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.60%) APMP
8 4 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.48%) ISEB
9 3 (0.36%) CCIE
10 2 (0.24%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.12%) HND
11 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.12%) PMP
11 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.12%) SANS
11 1 (0.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.62%) Disclosure Scotland
2 25 (3.02%) QA
3 18 (2.17%) PMO
4 6 (0.72%) GDPR
5 2 (0.24%) COBIT
5 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.12%) MiFID
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 43 (5.19%) Docker
2 12 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.97%) VMware NSX
4 7 (0.84%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 4 (0.48%) XenApp
6 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.36%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.36%) XenServer
7 1 (0.12%) Firmware
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.12%) Varnish
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 47 (5.67%) Ansible
2 35 (4.22%) Kubernetes
3 34 (4.10%) Puppet
4 17 (2.05%) Terraform
5 16 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.09%) Prometheus
7 7 (0.84%) Kibana
7 7 (0.84%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (0.72%) Oracle ZFS
8 6 (0.72%) Xymon
9 5 (0.60%) SELinux
10 4 (0.48%) logstash
10 4 (0.48%) PowerCLI
11 3 (0.36%) Nagios
11 3 (0.36%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.24%) Grafana
12 2 (0.24%) SCOM
12 2 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
13 1 (0.12%) Rancher
Vendors
1 73 (8.81%) Oracle
2 65 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 16 (1.93%) VMware
4 14 (1.69%) Charles River
4 14 (1.69%) Cisco
4 14 (1.69%) IBM
5 13 (1.57%) CheckPoint
6 12 (1.45%) Adobe
7 10 (1.21%) Citrix
7 10 (1.21%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.09%) Google
8 9 (1.09%) Tableau
9 7 (0.84%) Splunk
10 6 (0.72%) F5
10 6 (0.72%) Informatica
10 6 (0.72%) ServiceNow
10 6 (0.72%) Talend
11 5 (0.60%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.60%) Planview
11 5 (0.60%) Xamarin