Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 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.

Academic Degree
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 60 45
Rank change year-on-year +20 -15 +6
Contract jobs citing Degree 73 81 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.51% 2.74% 3.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.03% 29.24% 34.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 46 63
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +5.26% -10.59%
10th Percentile £222 £210 £215
90th Percentile £614 £500 £563
Scotland median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £12.34 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -64.76% +87.92%
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £30.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year +7.44% +4.31% -27.50%

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 221 277 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.64% 9.37% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 135 185
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £214 £222 £211
90th Percentile £586 £575 £550
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.81% +9.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -62.86% +59.09%
10th Percentile £14.95 £12.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £28.10 £27.25 £43.39
Scotland median hourly rate £30.25 £24.25 £29.40
% change year-on-year +24.74% -17.52% -22.63%

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019, 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 32 (43.84%) Finance
2 25 (34.25%) Computer Science
3 24 (32.88%) Java
4 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (26.03%) Software Engineering
5 17 (23.29%) Banking
5 17 (23.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (19.18%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (19.18%) Python
7 13 (17.81%) RESTful
8 12 (16.44%) Apache Spark
9 11 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (15.07%) SQL
10 10 (13.70%) Project Management
10 10 (13.70%) High Availability
10 10 (13.70%) Big Data
11 9 (12.33%) Public Sector
11 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
11 9 (12.33%) Retail Banking
12 8 (10.96%) Web Services
12 8 (10.96%) Management Information System
13 7 (9.59%) Risk Management
13 7 (9.59%) Windows
13 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
13 7 (9.59%) Hadoop
14 6 (8.22%) Mathematics
14 6 (8.22%) Data Analysis
14 6 (8.22%) Cisco
14 6 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (8.22%) ETL

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 12 (16.44%) Apache Spark
2 5 (6.85%) SAS
3 1 (1.37%) Apache
3 1 (1.37%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.37%) CMS
3 1 (1.37%) Jupyter
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.74%) SPSS
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Amazon S3
1 3 (4.11%) GitHub
2 2 (2.74%) AWS
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon SageMaker
3 1 (1.37%) Azure
3 1 (1.37%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.37%) Google Play
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Flow
3 1 (1.37%) Office 365
3 1 (1.37%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.37%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) Firewall
2 3 (4.11%) Wireless
3 2 (2.74%) BGP
3 2 (2.74%) DMZ
3 2 (2.74%) DNS
3 2 (2.74%) LAN
3 2 (2.74%) MPLS
3 2 (2.74%) SAN
3 2 (2.74%) SNMP
3 2 (2.74%) SSH
3 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.74%) VPN
3 2 (2.74%) WAN
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (1.37%) HTTP
4 1 (1.37%) Network Security
4 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) Big Data
2 7 (9.59%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.48%) Apache Hive
3 4 (5.48%) Impala
4 3 (4.11%) Data Lake
4 3 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.74%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.74%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.74%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.74%) GIS
5 2 (2.74%) MySQL
6 1 (1.37%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.37%) QlikView
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.37%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.11%) Cucumber
2 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.11%) Mockito
3 2 (2.74%) GitLab
3 2 (2.74%) NetBeans
3 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.37%) Gradle
4 1 (1.37%) Maven
4 1 (1.37%) Selenium
General
1 32 (43.84%) Finance
2 17 (23.29%) Banking
3 9 (12.33%) Public Sector
3 9 (12.33%) Retail Banking
4 4 (5.48%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.48%) Legal
5 3 (4.11%) Marketing
5 3 (4.11%) Retail
5 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.74%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (2.74%) Military
6 2 (2.74%) Retail Finance
7 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.37%) Electronics
7 1 (1.37%) Games
7 1 (1.37%) Law
7 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.37%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Developer
2 11 (15.07%) Analyst
3 9 (12.33%) Software Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) Senior Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) PHP Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Data Quality Officer
6 4 (5.48%) Data Scientist
7 3 (4.11%) Data Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Java Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Support Officer
8 2 (2.74%) Credit Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Security Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.81%) RESTful
2 8 (10.96%) Web Services
3 5 (6.85%) Spring
4 4 (5.48%) JSON
5 3 (4.11%) .NET
5 3 (4.11%) JMX
5 3 (4.11%) Pandas
5 3 (4.11%) SOAP
6 2 (2.74%) CSS
6 2 (2.74%) HTML
6 2 (2.74%) HTML5
6 2 (2.74%) REST
6 2 (2.74%) Swing
6 2 (2.74%) WPF
7 1 (1.37%) Apache Flex
7 1 (1.37%) Cocoa
7 1 (1.37%) LAMP
7 1 (1.37%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (1.37%) Symfony
7 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.96%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.11%) Credit Risk
3 3 (4.11%) Robotics
3 3 (4.11%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (4.11%) User Experience
4 2 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.74%) PKI
4 2 (2.74%) Replication
5 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.37%) Animation
5 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.37%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.37%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) Podcast
5 1 (1.37%) Verilog
5 1 (1.37%) VHDL
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.59%) Windows
2 3 (4.11%) Linux
2 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.74%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.37%) Android
4 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.37%) Debian
4 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.25%) Computer Science
2 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.03%) Software Engineering
3 11 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (13.70%) High Availability
4 10 (13.70%) Project Management
5 7 (9.59%) Risk Management
6 6 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (8.22%) Collaborative Working
6 6 (8.22%) Configuration Management
6 6 (8.22%) Data Analysis
6 6 (8.22%) Data Science
6 6 (8.22%) ETL
6 6 (8.22%) ITIL
6 6 (8.22%) Mathematics
7 5 (6.85%) Business Analysis
7 5 (6.85%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (6.85%) Information Security
7 5 (6.85%) SOA
8 4 (5.48%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.88%) Java
2 14 (19.18%) Python
3 11 (15.07%) SQL
4 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.22%) Scala
6 5 (6.85%) Perl
6 5 (6.85%) PHP
7 4 (5.48%) C++
7 4 (5.48%) MATLAB
8 3 (4.11%) Java 8
8 3 (4.11%) R
9 2 (2.74%) C#
9 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.37%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.37%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 17 (23.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (5.48%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (4.11%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.74%) CCNP
4 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.74%) CISSP
4 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.37%) CAPM
5 1 (1.37%) CCIE
5 1 (1.37%) CCNA
5 1 (1.37%) CIPD
5 1 (1.37%) CISA
5 1 (1.37%) ISEB
5 1 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.37%) PhD
5 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.37%) PMP
5 1 (1.37%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.74%) SLA
3 1 (1.37%) COBIT
3 1 (1.37%) DO-254
3 1 (1.37%) EFQM
3 1 (1.37%) GDPR
3 1 (1.37%) IFRS
3 1 (1.37%) IFRS 9
3 1 (1.37%) NIST
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) Firmware
2 3 (4.11%) HDFS
3 2 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.74%) VMware NSX
3 2 (2.74%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (2.74%) vSphere
4 1 (1.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) Oozie
1 3 (4.11%) Puppet
1 3 (4.11%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.74%) Control-M
2 2 (2.74%) SCCM
2 2 (2.74%) vCenter Server
2 2 (2.74%) vRealize
2 2 (2.74%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 1 (1.37%) Ambari
3 1 (1.37%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.22%) Cisco
3 4 (5.48%) Vermilion
4 3 (4.11%) Cloudera
4 3 (4.11%) Teradata
5 2 (2.74%) Dell
5 2 (2.74%) EMC
5 2 (2.74%) Google
5 2 (2.74%) NetApp
5 2 (2.74%) Oracle
5 2 (2.74%) SAP
5 2 (2.74%) VMware
6 1 (1.37%) Apple
6 1 (1.37%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.37%) Capita
6 1 (1.37%) Informatica
6 1 (1.37%) Juniper
6 1 (1.37%) Keysight
6 1 (1.37%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.37%) Splunk