Period
to 31 March 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 16 21
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -13
Contract jobs citing Scrum 131 182 191
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.42% 7.33% 6.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.40% 8.47% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 94 114
Median daily rate £475 £456 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +8.96% +2.13%
10th Percentile £280 £363 £327
90th Percentile £601 £600 £513
Scotland median daily rate £470 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +4.44% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 £42.88 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.95% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £46.00 £42.88 £30.00
% change year-on-year +7.29% +42.92% -

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 1,559 2,150 2,489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.28% 86.59% 88.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 1,137 1,502
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £235 £285 £296
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
Scotland median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 19
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +60.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £17.01 £14.84 £14.63
90th Percentile £53.70 £46.71 £126.90
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £20.21
% change year-on-year -8.70% +13.81% -3.76%

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 31 March 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

Scrum
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Scrum in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Scrum in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 125 (95.42%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (32.06%) Kanban
2 42 (32.06%) Public Sector
3 34 (25.95%) JIRA
4 29 (22.14%) Coaching
5 26 (19.85%) JavaScript
6 25 (19.08%) Java
7 24 (18.32%) DevOps
8 23 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (17.56%) TDD
9 22 (16.79%) Azure
9 22 (16.79%) Confluence
10 21 (16.03%) AWS
10 21 (16.03%) Finance
11 20 (15.27%) Mentoring
12 19 (14.50%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (12.98%) HTML
13 17 (12.98%) CSS
13 17 (12.98%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (12.98%) Git (software)
14 16 (12.21%) ServiceNow
15 15 (11.45%) Agile Coaching
16 14 (10.69%) User Stories
16 14 (10.69%) ITIL
16 14 (10.69%) ITSM
17 13 (9.92%) Banking
17 13 (9.92%) BDD
17 13 (9.92%) Test Automation
18 12 (9.16%) jQuery
18 12 (9.16%) Python

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 22 (16.79%) Confluence
2 5 (3.82%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.05%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (3.05%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.53%) WordPress
5 1 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.76%) CMS
5 1 (0.76%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (3.05%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.53%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.76%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 22 (16.79%) Azure
2 21 (16.03%) AWS
3 7 (5.34%) Boomi
4 6 (4.58%) PaaS
4 6 (4.58%) SaaS
5 4 (3.05%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.53%) Serverless
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.76%) Apigee
7 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.53%) Internet
2 1 (0.76%) BIG-IP
2 1 (0.76%) Firewall
2 1 (0.76%) NetScaler
2 1 (0.76%) VPN
2 1 (0.76%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.63%) GIS
2 4 (3.05%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.29%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (2.29%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.53%) MySQL
4 2 (1.53%) OLAP
4 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.76%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (25.95%) JIRA
2 17 (12.98%) Git (software)
3 11 (8.40%) Subversion
4 10 (7.63%) Grunt
5 9 (6.87%) Cucumber
6 8 (6.11%) Postman
6 8 (6.11%) Selenium
7 5 (3.82%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (3.05%) Jenkins
8 4 (3.05%) JMeter
8 4 (3.05%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.29%) Artifactory
9 3 (2.29%) Bitbucket Server
9 3 (2.29%) Maven
10 2 (1.53%) Axure RP
10 2 (1.53%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.53%) Gatling
11 1 (0.76%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
General
1 42 (32.06%) Public Sector
2 21 (16.03%) Finance
3 13 (9.92%) Banking
4 3 (2.29%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Advertising
5 1 (0.76%) Electronics
5 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Legal
5 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (27.48%) Scrum Master
2 21 (16.03%) Developer
3 14 (10.69%) Product Manager
4 13 (9.92%) Designer
5 10 (7.63%) Agile Scrum Master
5 10 (7.63%) UI Designer
6 9 (6.87%) Agile Coach
7 8 (6.11%) Technical Manager
7 8 (6.11%) Technical Services Manager
8 7 (5.34%) Analyst
8 7 (5.34%) Interface Designer
8 7 (5.34%) Service Manager
8 7 (5.34%) Technical Product Manager
9 4 (3.05%) Agile Project Manager
9 4 (3.05%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.29%) Administrator
10 3 (2.29%) Android Developer
10 3 (2.29%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (2.29%) SharePoint Administrator
10 3 (2.29%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.98%) CSS
1 17 (12.98%) HTML
2 12 (9.16%) jQuery
3 11 (8.40%) REST
4 10 (7.63%) Sass
5 9 (6.87%) CSS3
6 8 (6.11%) .NET
6 8 (6.11%) HTML5
6 8 (6.11%) React
7 6 (4.58%) Node.js
8 5 (3.82%) RESTful
9 4 (3.05%) SOAP
9 4 (3.05%) Web Services
10 3 (2.29%) JSON
10 3 (2.29%) Spring
11 2 (1.53%) .NET Core
11 2 (1.53%) Kohana
11 2 (1.53%) Laravel
11 2 (1.53%) Velocity
11 2 (1.53%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.87%) User Experience
3 4 (3.05%) CMDB
4 2 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.76%) DataPower
5 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.76%) PKI
5 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.58%) Linux
2 3 (2.29%) Android
3 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.76%) Windows
4 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (95.42%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (32.06%) Kanban
3 29 (22.14%) Coaching
4 24 (18.32%) DevOps
5 23 (17.56%) TDD
6 20 (15.27%) Mentoring
7 19 (14.50%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (12.98%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (11.45%) Agile Coaching
10 14 (10.69%) ITIL
10 14 (10.69%) ITSM
10 14 (10.69%) User Stories
11 13 (9.92%) BDD
11 13 (9.92%) Test Automation
12 12 (9.16%) Front End Development
13 11 (8.40%) Microservices
13 11 (8.40%) Software Testing
14 10 (7.63%) Project Delivery
15 8 (6.11%) Project Management
15 8 (6.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.85%) JavaScript
2 25 (19.08%) Java
3 12 (9.16%) Python
3 12 (9.16%) SQL
4 8 (6.11%) C#
5 4 (3.05%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.29%) C
6 3 (2.29%) Kotlin
6 3 (2.29%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.53%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.53%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.53%) PHP
7 2 (1.53%) PHP 7
8 1 (0.76%) Java 8
8 1 (0.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (8.40%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (5.34%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.53%) Degree
4 2 (1.53%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.63%) WCAG
2 9 (6.87%) WAI
3 1 (0.76%) COBIT
3 1 (0.76%) PMO
3 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.82%) Ansible
1 5 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (3.82%) Puppet
2 4 (3.05%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.76%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (12.21%) ServiceNow
2 10 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.11%) Atlassian
4 7 (5.34%) Dell
5 5 (3.82%) Cognos
5 5 (3.82%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.29%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.53%) CA
7 2 (1.53%) Oracle
7 2 (1.53%) Planview
8 1 (0.76%) Adobe
8 1 (0.76%) Axway
8 1 (0.76%) Citrix
8 1 (0.76%) F5
8 1 (0.76%) IBM
8 1 (0.76%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.76%) Sparx
8 1 (0.76%) Xamarin