Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 57 34
Rank change year-on-year +2 -23 +48
Contract jobs citing Degree 78 100 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.01% 3.44% 4.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.66% 33.67% 33.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 59 18
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +4.43%
10th Percentile £246 £216 £273
90th Percentile £513 £540 £538
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £330
% change year-on-year +6.67% +13.64% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Edinburgh median hourly rate £36.25 £12.50 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +190.00% -75.96% +271.43%
10th Percentile £16.88 £10.55 £43.90
90th Percentile £43.75 £30.75 £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £31.38 £23.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +33.51% -44.05% +27.27%

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 282 297 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.88% 10.21% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 188 122
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +11.11%
10th Percentile £263 £223 £239
90th Percentile £538 £538 £611
Scotland median daily rate £413 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 9
Edinburgh median hourly rate £36.25 £12.50 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +190.00% -75.96% +240.98%
10th Percentile £15.80 £10.55 £23.40
90th Percentile £46.60 £30.75 £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £25.50 £24.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -33.33% +77.78%

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 19 January 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

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 29 (37.18%) Java
2 26 (33.33%) Finance
3 24 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (30.77%) HTML
4 20 (25.64%) JavaScript
5 18 (23.08%) CSS
6 17 (21.79%) Test Automation
7 16 (20.51%) Spring
7 16 (20.51%) SQL
8 14 (17.95%) Change Management
8 14 (17.95%) HTML5
8 14 (17.95%) Front End Development
8 14 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (16.67%) Apache Camel
9 13 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 13 (16.67%) Coaching
9 13 (16.67%) BDD
9 13 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 13 (16.67%) MVC
9 13 (16.67%) TDD
10 10 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (12.82%) Banking
10 10 (12.82%) Project Management
11 9 (11.54%) Computer Science
12 8 (10.26%) Mathematics
12 8 (10.26%) User Experience
12 8 (10.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (10.26%) Swing
12 8 (10.26%) Risk Management
12 8 (10.26%) Design Thinking

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 3 (3.85%) CMS
2 1 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.28%) Blackboard Learn
2 1 (1.28%) Drupal
2 1 (1.28%) IBM Domino
2 1 (1.28%) SAS
2 1 (1.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) InVision
2 1 (1.28%) EViews
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.28%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (3.85%) IaaS
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.85%) PaaS
3 1 (1.28%) GitHub
3 1 (1.28%) Office 365
3 1 (1.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) Firewall
1 4 (5.13%) WAN
1 4 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (3.85%) BGP
2 3 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (3.85%) DNS
2 3 (3.85%) IPv6
2 3 (3.85%) LAN
2 3 (3.85%) OSPF
3 2 (2.56%) IPv4
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.28%) MQTT
4 1 (1.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) Power BI
1 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon QuickSight
2 1 (1.28%) Big Data
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.28%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Axure RP
1 5 (6.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (3.85%) JIRA
2 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.56%) Subversion
4 1 (1.28%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.28%) GitLab
4 1 (1.28%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.28%) Hudson
4 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.28%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.28%) Mockito
4 1 (1.28%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (1.28%) Selenium
4 1 (1.28%) Trac
General
1 26 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (12.82%) Banking
3 5 (6.41%) Law
4 4 (5.13%) Marketing
5 3 (3.85%) Publishing
6 2 (2.56%) Electronics
6 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.56%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.28%) Advertising
7 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.28%) Legal
7 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (30.77%) Developer
2 14 (17.95%) Senior Developer
3 13 (16.67%) Designer
4 12 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 12 (15.38%) JavaScript Developer
4 12 (15.38%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 12 (15.38%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 8 (10.26%) Analyst
6 7 (8.97%) Applications Support
7 6 (7.69%) UX Designer
8 4 (5.13%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Architect
9 3 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Network Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.85%) Security Architect
9 3 (3.85%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.77%) HTML
2 18 (23.08%) CSS
3 16 (20.51%) Spring
4 14 (17.95%) HTML5
5 13 (16.67%) Apache Camel
6 8 (10.26%) Swing
7 4 (5.13%) .NET
8 3 (3.85%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.56%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.56%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.56%) iBATIS
9 2 (2.56%) J2EE
9 2 (2.56%) WPF
9 2 (2.56%) XML
10 1 (1.28%) JMX
10 1 (1.28%) JSON
10 1 (1.28%) Middleware
10 1 (1.28%) RESTful
10 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (10.26%) User Experience
3 3 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.56%) PMI
4 2 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.56%) Social Media
5 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.28%) Fintech
5 1 (1.28%) Industrial Internet of Things
5 1 (1.28%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.56%) Unix
1 2 (2.56%) Windows
2 1 (1.28%) Linux
2 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (21.79%) Test Automation
3 14 (17.95%) Change Management
3 14 (17.95%) Front End Development
3 14 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (16.67%) BDD
4 13 (16.67%) Coaching
4 13 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 13 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 13 (16.67%) MVC
4 13 (16.67%) TDD
5 10 (12.82%) Project Management
6 9 (11.54%) Computer Science
7 8 (10.26%) Design Thinking
7 8 (10.26%) Mathematics
7 8 (10.26%) Risk Management
8 6 (7.69%) Low Latency
9 5 (6.41%) Customer Insight
9 5 (6.41%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (37.18%) Java
2 20 (25.64%) JavaScript
3 16 (20.51%) SQL
4 6 (7.69%) C#
5 2 (2.56%) Python
6 1 (1.28%) C
6 1 (1.28%) C++
6 1 (1.28%) Java 8
6 1 (1.28%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.28%) R
6 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (5.13%) CCNP
2 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.85%) CCNA
3 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.56%) CISA
4 2 (2.56%) CISM
4 2 (2.56%) CISSP
4 2 (2.56%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (2.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.28%) CCIE
5 1 (1.28%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (1.28%) CEH
5 1 (1.28%) ISEB
5 1 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.28%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.28%) GDPR
2 1 (1.28%) IFRS
2 1 (1.28%) IFRS 9
2 1 (1.28%) PMO
2 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (8.97%) Adobe
2 4 (5.13%) Cisco
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.85%) Brocade
4 2 (2.56%) DevExpress
4 2 (2.56%) Vermilion
5 1 (1.28%) Blackboard
5 1 (1.28%) Minitab
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle
5 1 (1.28%) Teradata
5 1 (1.28%) Xamarin