Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 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.

Scrum
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2 +8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 149 256 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.44% 8.91% 9.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.49% 10.20% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 147 131
Edinburgh median daily rate £475 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £363 £359 £310
90th Percentile £625 £550 £556
Scotland median daily rate £456 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +7.35% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £45.75 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £45.75 - -

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 1,990 2,510 1,599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 86.00% 87.33% 86.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,066 1,499 999
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £292 £290 £274
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 22 24
Edinburgh median hourly rate £18.27 £35.00 £16.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.81% +106.73% -17.41%
10th Percentile £11.17 £15.11 £13.32
90th Percentile £46.63 £105.45 £52.12
Scotland median hourly rate £23.31 £20.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year +13.72% -9.89% -36.81%

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 20 May 2019.

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

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 20 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Scrum in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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.

1 137 (91.95%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (36.24%) Finance
3 40 (26.85%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (25.50%) Banking
5 34 (22.82%) TDD
5 34 (22.82%) JavaScript
6 32 (21.48%) CSS
7 29 (19.46%) Java
8 28 (18.79%) HTML
9 27 (18.12%) Kanban
10 25 (16.78%) Spring
11 22 (14.77%) JIRA
11 22 (14.77%) HTML5
11 22 (14.77%) BDD
11 22 (14.77%) Coaching
12 20 (13.42%) DevOps
13 19 (12.75%) Test Automation
13 19 (12.75%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (11.41%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (10.74%) User Stories
16 14 (9.40%) Apache Camel
16 14 (9.40%) Microsoft Azure
16 14 (9.40%) Integration Testing
16 14 (9.40%) C#
16 14 (9.40%) SQL
16 14 (9.40%) .NET
17 13 (8.72%) Security Cleared
17 13 (8.72%) Git (software)
18 12 (8.05%) SC Cleared
18 12 (8.05%) SQL Server

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 9 (6.04%) Confluence
2 5 (3.36%) NServiceBus
3 3 (2.01%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.34%) Drupal
4 2 (1.34%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.34%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.67%) Apache
5 1 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.67%) JBoss
5 1 (0.67%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.36%) Office 365
4 2 (1.34%) GitHub
5 1 (0.67%) Apigee
5 1 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.67%) IaaS
5 1 (0.67%) PaaS
5 1 (0.67%) SaaS
5 1 (0.67%) Serverless
5 1 (0.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.36%) Unified Communications
2 4 (2.68%) Firewall
3 3 (2.01%) Network Security
3 3 (2.01%) VPN
4 2 (1.34%) LAN
4 2 (1.34%) Skype
4 2 (1.34%) WAN
5 1 (0.67%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.67%) DHCP
5 1 (0.67%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.67%) MPLS
5 1 (0.67%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.67%) SAN
5 1 (0.67%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.70%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.36%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.68%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.67%) Big Data
6 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.67%) MySQL
6 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 22 (14.77%) JIRA
2 13 (8.72%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.71%) Jenkins
4 9 (6.04%) Visual Studio
5 6 (4.03%) Hudson
5 6 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (3.36%) Maven
6 5 (3.36%) Mocha
7 4 (2.68%) Bitbucket
7 4 (2.68%) Bitbucket Server
7 4 (2.68%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.68%) GitLab
7 4 (2.68%) Grunt
7 4 (2.68%) gulp
7 4 (2.68%) JUnit
7 4 (2.68%) Selenium
7 4 (2.68%) TeamCity
7 4 (2.68%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (2.68%) webpack
8 3 (2.01%) Oracle Forms
General
1 54 (36.24%) Finance
2 38 (25.50%) Banking
3 6 (4.03%) Games
4 5 (3.36%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.68%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.01%) Advertising
6 3 (2.01%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.01%) Legal
7 2 (1.34%) Law
7 2 (1.34%) Marketing
8 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (34.23%) Scrum Master
2 41 (27.52%) Developer
3 14 (9.40%) Senior Developer
4 10 (6.71%) Software Developer
5 9 (6.04%) Agile Scrum Master
5 9 (6.04%) Architect
6 8 (5.37%) .NET Developer
6 8 (5.37%) Analyst
7 6 (4.03%) .NET Software Developer
8 5 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.36%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (3.36%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (3.36%) Java Developer
9 4 (2.68%) Agile Coach
9 4 (2.68%) Business Analyst
9 4 (2.68%) Designer
9 4 (2.68%) Project Manager
9 4 (2.68%) Senior Software Developer
10 3 (2.01%) Infrastructure Designer
10 3 (2.01%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.48%) CSS
2 28 (18.79%) HTML
3 25 (16.78%) Spring
4 22 (14.77%) HTML5
5 14 (9.40%) .NET
5 14 (9.40%) Apache Camel
6 10 (6.71%) AngularJS
7 9 (6.04%) ASP.NET
7 9 (6.04%) RESTful
8 8 (5.37%) .NET Framework
8 8 (5.37%) Entity Framework
8 8 (5.37%) jQuery
8 8 (5.37%) Web Services
9 6 (4.03%) CSS3
9 6 (4.03%) SOAP
9 6 (4.03%) Velocity
10 5 (3.36%) Jest
10 5 (3.36%) React
10 5 (3.36%) REST
11 4 (2.68%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.38%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (6.71%) User Experience
3 7 (4.70%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.03%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.68%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.01%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.01%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.67%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.67%) Clustering
8 1 (0.67%) CMDB
8 1 (0.67%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.67%) EMC Centera
8 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.67%) Fintech
8 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.36%) Linux
2 3 (2.01%) Windows
3 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.34%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.67%) AIX
4 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (91.95%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (26.85%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (22.82%) TDD
4 27 (18.12%) Kanban
5 22 (14.77%) BDD
5 22 (14.77%) Coaching
6 20 (13.42%) DevOps
7 19 (12.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (12.75%) Test Automation
8 17 (11.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (10.74%) User Stories
10 14 (9.40%) Integration Testing
11 12 (8.05%) Mentoring
12 11 (7.38%) Agile Coaching
13 9 (6.04%) Burndown Charts
13 9 (6.04%) Project Management
14 8 (5.37%) Microservices
14 8 (5.37%) Problem-Solving
15 7 (4.70%) Decision-Making
15 7 (4.70%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.82%) JavaScript
2 29 (19.46%) Java
3 14 (9.40%) C#
3 14 (9.40%) SQL
4 5 (3.36%) Java 8
4 5 (3.36%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.68%) Groovy
6 3 (2.01%) Python
7 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.34%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.67%) ES6
8 1 (0.67%) Java 9
8 1 (0.67%) JSX
8 1 (0.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (8.72%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.36%) Degree
4 4 (2.68%) CISSP
5 3 (2.01%) CCIE
5 3 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.34%) ISEB
7 1 (0.67%) APMP
7 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.67%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (3.36%) XenApp
1 5 (3.36%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.34%) Firmware
3 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (0.67%) Docker
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.67%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.01%) Puppet
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (6.71%) Oracle
2 5 (3.36%) Citrix
3 4 (2.68%) Cisco
3 4 (2.68%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.01%) CheckPoint
4 3 (2.01%) SAP
5 2 (1.34%) Apple
5 2 (1.34%) EMC
5 2 (1.34%) Google
5 2 (1.34%) HP
5 2 (1.34%) Splunk
5 2 (1.34%) VMware
6 1 (0.67%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.67%) IBM
6 1 (0.67%) Planview
6 1 (0.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.67%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.67%) Teradata
6 1 (0.67%) Veritas