Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 2020 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 22 10
Rank change year-on-year -5 -12 +8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 46 140 300
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.48% 6.05% 10.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.47% 7.02% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 76 164
Median daily rate £463 £488 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.13% +11.43% +6.71%
10th Percentile £280 £369 £350
90th Percentile £538 £650 £571
Scotland median daily rate £425 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £48.50 £36.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.79% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +38.57% - -

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 711 1,995 2,619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 84.74% 86.18% 88.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 1,039 1,467
Median daily rate £428 £430 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +4.88% +2.50%
10th Percentile £225 £281 £285
90th Percentile £589 £595 £563
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 27 24
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -2.78% -11.11%
10th Percentile £21.03 £11.15 £10.75
90th Percentile £45.68 £42.20 £45.96
Median hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% +28.57% -36.36%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Edinburgh

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Scrum in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Scrum in Edinburgh

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Scrum in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Scrum in Edinburgh

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Scrum in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Scrum in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, 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 39 (84.78%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.78%) Test Automation
3 15 (32.61%) DevOps
3 15 (32.61%) Public Sector
4 10 (21.74%) Java
4 10 (21.74%) Kanban
4 10 (21.74%) JIRA
5 9 (19.57%) Finance
5 9 (19.57%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
6 8 (17.39%) User Stories
6 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
6 8 (17.39%) SQL
6 8 (17.39%) Selenium
6 8 (17.39%) TDD
6 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
7 7 (15.22%) Integration Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Dell
7 7 (15.22%) Coaching
7 7 (15.22%) Boomi
7 7 (15.22%) API Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Postman
8 6 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (13.04%) AWS
9 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
9 5 (10.87%) Subversion
9 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.87%) Cognos

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 4 (8.70%) WordPress
2 2 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.17%) Confluence
3 1 (2.17%) JBoss
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Boomi
2 6 (13.04%) AWS
3 5 (10.87%) Serverless
4 4 (8.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (8.70%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (6.52%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (6.52%) Amazon S3
5 3 (6.52%) PaaS
5 3 (6.52%) SaaS
6 2 (4.35%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 2 (4.35%) AWS CodeBuild
6 2 (4.35%) Azure
6 2 (4.35%) IaaS
6 2 (4.35%) Route 53
7 1 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (2.17%) Apigee
7 1 (2.17%) AWS CodeDeploy
7 1 (2.17%) Logic Apps
7 1 (2.17%) OpenShift
7 1 (2.17%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) BIG-IP
1 1 (2.17%) Firewall
1 1 (2.17%) NetScaler
1 1 (2.17%) VPN
1 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) MySQL
2 3 (6.52%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (2.17%) Data Lake
4 1 (2.17%) Data Mart
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.17%) Power BI
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) JIRA
2 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
2 8 (17.39%) Selenium
3 7 (15.22%) Postman
4 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
4 5 (10.87%) Subversion
5 2 (4.35%) Artifactory
5 2 (4.35%) GitLab
5 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.17%) Maven
6 1 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.17%) Protractor
6 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (32.61%) Public Sector
2 9 (19.57%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Electronics
4 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.17%) Automotive
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Developer
2 8 (17.39%) Scrum Master
3 6 (13.04%) Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) PHP Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Android Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Architect
6 2 (4.35%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (4.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Cognos Developer
6 2 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) iOS Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Systems Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) CSS
1 4 (8.70%) HTML
1 4 (8.70%) Kohana
1 4 (8.70%) Laravel
1 4 (8.70%) Vue.js
2 3 (6.52%) .NET
3 2 (4.35%) Node.js
4 1 (2.17%) .NET Core
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.17%) EJB
4 1 (2.17%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (2.17%) JPA
4 1 (2.17%) React
4 1 (2.17%) REST
4 1 (2.17%) RESTful
4 1 (2.17%) SOAP
4 1 (2.17%) Vert.x
4 1 (2.17%) XML
4 1 (2.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.17%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.17%) DataPower
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) PKI
3 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Android
1 2 (4.35%) Linux
1 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (4.35%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (84.78%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.78%) Test Automation
3 15 (32.61%) DevOps
4 10 (21.74%) Kanban
5 9 (19.57%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (17.39%) TDD
6 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
6 8 (17.39%) User Stories
7 7 (15.22%) API Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Coaching
7 7 (15.22%) Integration Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
8 6 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Case Management
9 5 (10.87%) Sprint Planning
9 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure as Code
10 4 (8.70%) OO
10 4 (8.70%) OO PHP
10 4 (8.70%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) Java
2 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
2 8 (17.39%) SQL
3 4 (8.70%) PHP
3 4 (8.70%) PHP 7
3 4 (8.70%) TypeScript
4 3 (6.52%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.52%) C#
4 3 (6.52%) Python
5 2 (4.35%) Groovy
5 2 (4.35%) Kotlin
6 1 (2.17%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Ansible
1 2 (4.35%) Grafana
1 2 (4.35%) Kibana
2 1 (2.17%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Dell
2 5 (10.87%) Cognos
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle
4 2 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (2.17%) CA
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix
5 1 (2.17%) Curam
5 1 (2.17%) F5
5 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow