The median contractor rate for a Java Software Engineer was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Java Software Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 87 83
Rank change year-on-year +21 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.27% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.28% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £320 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £344
% change year-on-year +7.14% +22.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year +6.41% -16.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 862 1446 1377
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.73% 95.89% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 784 779
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 19
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Java Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Java Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Java Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Java Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Software Engineer in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Java Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Java Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Java Software Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Spring
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (40.00%) MySQL
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) JSON
4 2 (40.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) Mockito
4 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (40.00%) Puppet
4 2 (40.00%) Android
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) RESTful
4 2 (40.00%) GitHub
4 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (40.00%) Docker
4 2 (40.00%) Feasibility Study
5 1 (20.00%) GitLab
5 1 (20.00%) SDLC
5 1 (20.00%) Android SDK
5 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (20.00%) Use Case

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
1 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Mockito
2 1 (20.00%) GitLab
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) JSON
2 2 (40.00%) RESTful
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Use Case
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet