Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Scrum
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 17 8
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9 +8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 254 220 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.97% 7.43% 13.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.17% 8.61% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 111 150
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £413 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.51% +6.27%
10th Percentile £338 £300 £297
90th Percentile £569 £538 £525
Scotland median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £45.75 - £43.00
Scotland median hourly rate £45.75 £30.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +52.50% -30.23% +6.49%

Scrum 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 2,497 2,556 1,664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.17% 86.38% 85.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,249 1,483 980
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £368
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.12% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 31
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -16.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.24 £14.25
90th Percentile £44.45 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £23.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.53% +10.71% +7.64%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Edinburgh

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Edinburgh

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Edinburgh

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum 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 Scrum.

1 237 (93.31%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (37.40%) Java
3 76 (29.92%) Kanban
4 60 (23.62%) Spring
5 57 (22.44%) TDD
6 54 (21.26%) Finance
6 54 (21.26%) JavaScript
7 48 (18.90%) DevOps
8 46 (18.11%) Python
9 43 (16.93%) Banking
9 43 (16.93%) Jenkins
10 41 (16.14%) HTML
10 41 (16.14%) CSS
11 40 (15.75%) Software Engineering
12 39 (15.35%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (13.39%) Git (software)
13 34 (13.39%) Microservices
14 33 (12.99%) Docker
15 31 (12.20%) Linux
15 31 (12.20%) SQL
16 30 (11.81%) Coaching
16 30 (11.81%) BDD
17 29 (11.42%) Kubernetes
18 28 (11.02%) REST
19 27 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
19 27 (10.63%) PostgreSQL
19 27 (10.63%) JUnit
20 24 (9.45%) Test Automation
20 24 (9.45%) React
21 23 (9.06%) RESTful

Scrum
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 10 (3.94%) Tomcat
2 8 (3.15%) Apache
3 6 (2.36%) nginx
4 4 (1.57%) Confluence
5 3 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.18%) CMS
5 3 (1.18%) JBoss
5 3 (1.18%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.79%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.79%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.79%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.39%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.79%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (7.87%) OpenShift
2 11 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.54%) PaaS
4 6 (2.36%) GitHub
5 5 (1.97%) IaaS
5 5 (1.97%) SaaS
6 2 (0.79%) npm
6 2 (0.79%) Yarn
7 1 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.54%) HTTP
1 9 (3.54%) SSL
2 8 (3.15%) Firewall
3 6 (2.36%) DNS
3 6 (2.36%) DSL
4 3 (1.18%) BIG-IP
4 3 (1.18%) NetScaler
4 3 (1.18%) SAN
5 2 (0.79%) BGP
5 2 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.79%) OSPF
5 2 (0.79%) SMS
6 1 (0.39%) DHCP
6 1 (0.39%) MQTT
6 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.63%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (5.91%) MongoDB
3 13 (5.12%) SQL Server
4 11 (4.33%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.18%) Power BI
5 3 (1.18%) Redis
5 3 (1.18%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.79%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.79%) MySQL
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon Athena
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.39%) Big Data
7 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 43 (16.93%) Jenkins
2 34 (13.39%) Git (software)
3 27 (10.63%) JUnit
4 23 (9.06%) JIRA
5 16 (6.30%) Cucumber
6 15 (5.91%) Subversion
7 12 (4.72%) GitLab
7 12 (4.72%) Maven
7 12 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (3.94%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (3.54%) TeamCity
9 9 (3.54%) webpack
10 8 (3.15%) Mocha
10 8 (3.15%) Mockito
10 8 (3.15%) Selenium
11 7 (2.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (2.36%) Artifactory
12 6 (2.36%) Grunt
12 6 (2.36%) gulp
13 5 (1.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (21.26%) Finance
2 43 (16.93%) Banking
3 3 (1.18%) Games
3 3 (1.18%) Law
3 3 (1.18%) Legal
3 3 (1.18%) Retail
4 2 (0.79%) Advertising
5 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.39%) Local Government
5 1 (0.39%) Military
5 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (31.89%) Developer
2 50 (19.69%) Scrum Master
3 32 (12.60%) Java Developer
4 28 (11.02%) Senior Developer
5 27 (10.63%) Architect
6 17 (6.69%) Analyst
7 13 (5.12%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (4.72%) Enterprise Architect
9 11 (4.33%) Business Analyst
10 10 (3.94%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.54%) Full Stack Developer
12 8 (3.15%) Software Developer
12 8 (3.15%) Technical Architect
13 7 (2.76%) Agile Scrum Master
14 5 (1.97%) Agile Coach
14 5 (1.97%) Agile Developer
14 5 (1.97%) Product Owner
14 5 (1.97%) Senior Java Developer
14 5 (1.97%) Systems Administrator
14 5 (1.97%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (23.62%) Spring
2 41 (16.14%) CSS
2 41 (16.14%) HTML
3 28 (11.02%) REST
4 24 (9.45%) React
5 23 (9.06%) RESTful
6 19 (7.48%) HTML5
6 19 (7.48%) Web Services
7 17 (6.69%) AngularJS
7 17 (6.69%) jQuery
8 14 (5.51%) .NET
9 12 (4.72%) Apache Camel
10 11 (4.33%) LDAP
10 11 (4.33%) Sass
10 11 (4.33%) Spring Boot
11 10 (3.94%) JSON
12 9 (3.54%) gRPC
12 9 (3.54%) Thymeleaf
13 8 (3.15%) Redux
13 8 (3.15%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.48%) User Experience
2 10 (3.94%) Fintech
3 8 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.76%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.18%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.18%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.18%) iPad
7 2 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.79%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.39%) BYOD
8 1 (0.39%) Clustering
8 1 (0.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.20%) Linux
2 19 (7.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (2.76%) Windows
4 6 (2.36%) Solaris
5 3 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.39%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (93.31%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (29.92%) Kanban
3 57 (22.44%) TDD
4 48 (18.90%) DevOps
5 40 (15.75%) Software Engineering
6 39 (15.35%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (13.39%) Microservices
8 30 (11.81%) BDD
8 30 (11.81%) Coaching
9 27 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (9.45%) Test Automation
11 22 (8.66%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (8.66%) Mentoring
12 17 (6.69%) OO
12 17 (6.69%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (6.30%) Domain-Driven Design
14 15 (5.91%) Data Modelling
15 13 (5.12%) Agile Coaching
15 13 (5.12%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 12 (4.72%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 95 (37.40%) Java
2 54 (21.26%) JavaScript
3 46 (18.11%) Python
4 31 (12.20%) SQL
5 15 (5.91%) Bash Shell
6 11 (4.33%) Java 8
7 10 (3.94%) Groovy
8 9 (3.54%) Perl
9 8 (3.15%) C#
10 6 (2.36%) Go
11 3 (1.18%) Java 9
11 3 (1.18%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.18%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.18%) Ruby
12 2 (0.79%) ES6
12 2 (0.79%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.39%) C++
13 1 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (6.30%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.36%) CISSP
4 5 (1.97%) Degree
5 2 (0.79%) CCNP
5 2 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.79%) ISEB
6 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.39%) CISM
6 1 (0.39%) PMP
6 1 (0.39%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.57%) QA
3 3 (1.18%) PMO
4 1 (0.39%) COBIT
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (12.99%) Docker
2 8 (3.15%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.97%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.39%) Firmware
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.39%) vSphere
5 1 (0.39%) XenApp
5 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (11.42%) Kubernetes
2 22 (8.66%) Ansible
2 22 (8.66%) Puppet
3 11 (4.33%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.36%) Oracle ZFS
4 6 (2.36%) Prometheus
4 6 (2.36%) Red Hat Satellite
4 6 (2.36%) SELinux
4 6 (2.36%) Xymon
5 3 (1.18%) Consul
5 3 (1.18%) Mesos
6 2 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.79%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.39%) Kibana
7 1 (0.39%) logstash
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (7.87%) Oracle
2 14 (5.51%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.72%) VMware
4 9 (3.54%) Charles River
5 7 (2.76%) IBM
6 6 (2.36%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.18%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.18%) F5
8 2 (0.79%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.79%) CA
8 2 (0.79%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.79%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.79%) Cisco
8 2 (0.79%) FactSet
9 1 (0.39%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.39%) Citrix
9 1 (0.39%) EMC
9 1 (0.39%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.39%) RedGate
9 1 (0.39%) TOWER Software