Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 August 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.

Academic Degree
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 42 67
Rank change year-on-year -24 +25 +5
Contract jobs citing Degree 71 81 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.43% 3.44% 2.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.87% 29.35% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 46 24
Edinburgh median daily rate £405 £396 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.21% -6.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £199 £238 £157
90th Percentile £453 £556 £550
Scotland median daily rate £415 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £12.17 £43.39 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.95% +73.56% +56.25%
Scotland median hourly rate £13.59 £31.93 £40.00
% change year-on-year -57.45% -20.19% +128.57%

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications 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 academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 230 276 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.86% 11.71% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 170 133
Edinburgh median daily rate £405 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £234 £212 £226
90th Percentile £539 £575 £538
Scotland median daily rate £369 £375 £340
% change year-on-year -1.60% +10.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £13.00 £43.39 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.04% +33.51% +51.16%
10th Percentile £12.83 £26.88 £15.55
90th Percentile £25.50 £49.70 £43.38
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £32.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year -40.63% -15.79% +38.48%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Edinburgh

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Edinburgh

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Edinburgh

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Degree 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 Degree.

1 29 (40.85%) Finance
2 25 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (28.17%) SQL
4 19 (26.76%) Java
4 19 (26.76%) Banking
5 14 (19.72%) HTML
6 12 (16.90%) Project Management
7 10 (14.08%) Adobe
7 10 (14.08%) Computer Science
7 10 (14.08%) User Experience
8 9 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (12.68%) Spring
8 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
8 9 (12.68%) Oracle
8 9 (12.68%) CSS
9 8 (11.27%) Scrum
9 8 (11.27%) Windows
9 8 (11.27%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (9.86%) Analytics
10 7 (9.86%) Linux
10 7 (9.86%) Change Management
10 7 (9.86%) Risk Management
10 7 (9.86%) HTML5
10 7 (9.86%) Mathematics
11 6 (8.45%) Retail Banking
11 6 (8.45%) JSON
11 6 (8.45%) Information Security
11 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
11 6 (8.45%) Business Intelligence

Degree
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 (5.63%) CMS
1 4 (5.63%) SAS
1 4 (5.63%) WordPress
2 3 (4.23%) Apache
2 3 (4.23%) Drupal
3 2 (2.82%) Confluence
3 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.41%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.41%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.41%) IIS
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) InVision
1 5 (7.04%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.41%) 3ds Max
4 1 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.41%) Chatbot
4 1 (1.41%) Maya
4 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.41%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.63%) GitHub
2 4 (5.63%) IaaS
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.82%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.82%) PaaS
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon SageMaker
4 1 (1.41%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) DNS
2 2 (2.82%) Firewall
2 2 (2.82%) WAN
3 1 (1.41%) BGP
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.41%) DHCP
3 1 (1.41%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.41%) IPv4
3 1 (1.41%) IPv6
3 1 (1.41%) LAN
3 1 (1.41%) Network Security
3 1 (1.41%) OSPF
3 1 (1.41%) SSL
3 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.04%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.04%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.63%) MySQL
3 4 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.23%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.41%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.41%) Big Data
6 1 (1.41%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.41%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Axure RP
1 6 (8.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.63%) JIRA
3 3 (4.23%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.23%) GitLab
3 3 (4.23%) Mockito
4 1 (1.41%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.41%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.41%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (1.41%) Ranorex
4 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (40.85%) Finance
2 19 (26.76%) Banking
3 6 (8.45%) Retail Banking
4 3 (4.23%) Legal
5 2 (2.82%) Advertising
5 2 (2.82%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Front Office
6 1 (1.41%) Marketing
6 1 (1.41%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.41%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (21.13%) Developer
2 9 (12.68%) Analyst
2 9 (12.68%) Designer
3 6 (8.45%) Architect
3 6 (8.45%) Senior Developer
4 5 (7.04%) UX Designer
5 4 (5.63%) Security Architect
6 3 (4.23%) Data Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Technical Support
6 3 (4.23%) User Experience Researcher
7 2 (2.82%) Business Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Data Scientist
7 2 (2.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (2.82%) Java Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (2.82%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 2 (2.82%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.72%) HTML
2 9 (12.68%) CSS
2 9 (12.68%) Spring
3 7 (9.86%) HTML5
4 6 (8.45%) JSON
5 5 (7.04%) Web Services
6 4 (5.63%) .NET
6 4 (5.63%) AngularJS
6 4 (5.63%) Node.js
6 4 (5.63%) REST
7 3 (4.23%) Ajax
7 3 (4.23%) Apache Camel
7 3 (4.23%) Hibernate
7 3 (4.23%) J2EE
7 3 (4.23%) JMX
7 3 (4.23%) RESTful
7 3 (4.23%) XML
8 2 (2.82%) jQuery
8 2 (2.82%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (2.82%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Computer Science
1 10 (14.08%) User Experience
2 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.23%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.82%) Social Media
5 2 (2.82%) Wiki
6 1 (1.41%) Blog
6 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.41%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.41%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.41%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) Windows
2 7 (9.86%) Linux
3 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.23%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.82%) Unix
5 1 (1.41%) Android
5 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (16.90%) Project Management
3 9 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (11.27%) Scrum
5 7 (9.86%) Analytics
5 7 (9.86%) Change Management
5 7 (9.86%) Mathematics
5 7 (9.86%) Risk Management
6 6 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (8.45%) Information Security
6 6 (8.45%) Mentoring
7 5 (7.04%) Customer Insight
7 5 (7.04%) Data Modelling
7 5 (7.04%) Lean Thinking
7 5 (7.04%) Test Automation
7 5 (7.04%) Visualisation
8 4 (5.63%) ETL
8 4 (5.63%) Front End Development
8 4 (5.63%) Security Management
8 4 (5.63%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.17%) SQL
2 19 (26.76%) Java
3 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.23%) C#
4 3 (4.23%) Java 8
5 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.82%) Python
5 2 (2.82%) R
5 2 (2.82%) Scala
6 1 (1.41%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.41%) C++
6 1 (1.41%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.41%) Perl
6 1 (1.41%) PHP
6 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.41%) VBA
6 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (4.23%) CISA
2 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.23%) CISM
2 3 (4.23%) CISSP
3 2 (2.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 2 (2.82%) ACCA
3 2 (2.82%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.41%) CCNA
4 1 (1.41%) CCNP
4 1 (1.41%) HND
4 1 (1.41%) ISEB
4 1 (1.41%) OCP
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.41%) PMP
4 1 (1.41%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) Basel II
1 2 (2.82%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.82%) IFRS
1 2 (2.82%) IFRS 9
1 2 (2.82%) PMO
1 2 (2.82%) QA
1 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Puppet
2 1 (1.41%) Ambari
2 1 (1.41%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.41%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) Adobe
2 9 (12.68%) Oracle
3 4 (5.63%) Informatica
3 4 (5.63%) Talend
3 4 (5.63%) Vermilion
4 3 (4.23%) Google
5 2 (2.82%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.82%) Splunk
5 2 (2.82%) Sun
6 1 (1.41%) Brocade
6 1 (1.41%) Cisco
6 1 (1.41%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.41%) Cognos
6 1 (1.41%) IBM
6 1 (1.41%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.41%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.41%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.41%) VMware