Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 44 79
Rank change year-on-year -2 +35 -30
Contract jobs citing Degree 108 99 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.67% 4.69% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.18% 32.89% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 19 35
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +22.58% +3.33%
10th Percentile £207 £333 £233
90th Percentile £563 £550 £588
Scotland median daily rate £350 £330 £340
% change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £52.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +271.43% +27.27%
10th Percentile £10.73 £16.90 £12.20
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.00 £17.40
Scotland median hourly rate £32.00 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +60.00% +42.86%

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 316 301 361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.75% 14.25% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 131 185
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -6.04%
10th Percentile £210 £238 £237
90th Percentile £538 £575 £492
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
% change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +165.63% +1.46%
10th Percentile £10.73 £14.80 £12.40
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.00 £21.40
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £35.75 £28.31
% change year-on-year -21.68% +26.30% +48.97%

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 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Degree.

1 52 (48.15%) Computer Science
2 51 (47.22%) Finance
3 36 (33.33%) Java
4 35 (32.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 34 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (30.56%) Software Engineering
7 31 (28.70%) Linux
8 30 (27.78%) Spring
9 29 (26.85%) Web Services
10 28 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (25.00%) RESTful
11 27 (25.00%) Configuration Management
12 26 (24.07%) JSON
12 26 (24.07%) Jenkins
13 25 (23.15%) Git (software)
13 25 (23.15%) Cucumber
13 25 (23.15%) SQL
14 24 (22.22%) JMX
14 24 (22.22%) Puppet
14 24 (22.22%) Mockito
14 24 (22.22%) GitHub
14 24 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 24 (22.22%) GitLab
15 22 (20.37%) Oracle
15 22 (20.37%) SOA
15 22 (20.37%) Management Information System
15 22 (20.37%) Scrum
16 19 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (16.67%) Test Automation
18 17 (15.74%) REST

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 13 (12.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (8.33%) SAS
3 5 (4.63%) IIS
4 2 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.93%) Apache
5 1 (0.93%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.93%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.85%) Adobe Premiere
3 2 (1.85%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.93%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 16 (14.81%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (22.22%) GitHub
2 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.70%) IaaS
3 4 (3.70%) PaaS
3 4 (3.70%) SaaS
4 3 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.85%) Office 365
6 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.93%) npm
6 1 (0.93%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.11%) Firewall
2 7 (6.48%) LAN
2 7 (6.48%) WAN
3 6 (5.56%) BGP
3 6 (5.56%) Wireless
4 5 (4.63%) MPLS
4 5 (4.63%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.63%) VPN
5 4 (3.70%) SNMP
5 4 (3.70%) SSH
6 2 (1.85%) CTI
6 2 (1.85%) DHCP
6 2 (1.85%) DNS
6 2 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.85%) OSPF
6 2 (1.85%) VoIP
7 1 (0.93%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.93%) Internet
7 1 (0.93%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.48%) Oracle Database
1 7 (6.48%) Spatial Data
2 5 (4.63%) Big Data
2 5 (4.63%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.70%) SAS EBI
4 3 (2.78%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.85%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.85%) Redis
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.93%) GIS
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.93%) Power BI
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (24.07%) Jenkins
2 25 (23.15%) Cucumber
2 25 (23.15%) Git (software)
3 24 (22.22%) GitLab
3 24 (22.22%) Mockito
4 4 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.85%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.85%) Selenium
6 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.93%) Ant
7 1 (0.93%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.93%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.93%) JIRA
7 1 (0.93%) JMeter
7 1 (0.93%) JUnit
7 1 (0.93%) Log4j
7 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.93%) XMLSpy
General
1 51 (47.22%) Finance
2 5 (4.63%) Banking
3 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.78%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.85%) Electronics
5 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.85%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.93%) Games
6 1 (0.93%) German Language
6 1 (0.93%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.93%) Publishing
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (25.00%) Developer
2 16 (14.81%) Analyst
3 12 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 10 (9.26%) Java Developer
4 10 (9.26%) Senior Software Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) Consultant
5 9 (8.33%) Java Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) Software Consultant
7 5 (4.63%) Data Scientist
7 5 (4.63%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Junior
7 5 (4.63%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Senior Java Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Software Developer
8 4 (3.70%) Development Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Product Owner
8 4 (3.70%) Senior Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (27.78%) Spring
2 29 (26.85%) Web Services
3 27 (25.00%) RESTful
4 26 (24.07%) JSON
5 24 (22.22%) JMX
6 17 (15.74%) REST
7 13 (12.04%) XML
8 10 (9.26%) CSS
8 10 (9.26%) HTML
9 6 (5.56%) .NET
10 5 (4.63%) .NET Framework
11 4 (3.70%) .NET Core
11 4 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (3.70%) Entity Framework
11 4 (3.70%) SignalR
12 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET
12 3 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (2.78%) WSDL
13 2 (1.85%) JDBC
13 2 (1.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (48.15%) Computer Science
2 22 (20.37%) Management Information System
3 19 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.48%) Algorithms
5 6 (5.56%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.63%) User Experience
7 4 (3.70%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.78%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.85%) Blog
9 2 (1.85%) CESG
9 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.85%) PMI
10 1 (0.93%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.93%) DataPower
10 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.93%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 31 (28.70%) Linux
2 24 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (6.48%) Windows
4 4 (3.70%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.85%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (30.56%) Software Engineering
3 28 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 22 (20.37%) Scrum
5 22 (20.37%) SOA
6 18 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 16 (14.81%) Microservices
7 16 (14.81%) Risk Management
8 13 (12.04%) Mathematics
9 11 (10.19%) Analytics
10 10 (9.26%) Feasibility Study
10 10 (9.26%) Performance Measurement
10 10 (9.26%) Project Management
11 9 (8.33%) High Availability
12 8 (7.41%) ITIL
12 8 (7.41%) User Stories
13 7 (6.48%) MVC
13 7 (6.48%) Web Development
14 6 (5.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (33.33%) Java
2 25 (23.15%) SQL
3 13 (12.04%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.41%) Python
5 7 (6.48%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.63%) C#
6 5 (4.63%) R
7 2 (1.85%) C++
7 2 (1.85%) ES6
7 2 (1.85%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.85%) XPath
8 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.93%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.93%) PHP
8 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (32.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (5.56%) Numerate Degree
3 5 (4.63%) CCNA
3 5 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.70%) CISSP
4 4 (3.70%) Master's Degree
4 4 (3.70%) MCSD
4 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.78%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (2.78%) CLAS
5 3 (2.78%) IISP
6 2 (1.85%) CEH
6 2 (1.85%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (1.85%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.85%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (0.93%) GIAC
7 1 (0.93%) ISEB
7 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.81%) GDPR
2 14 (12.96%) PCI DSS
3 7 (6.48%) QA
4 6 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (4.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (1.85%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.93%) DO-254
System Software
1 7 (6.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.78%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.93%) Firmware
3 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (22.22%) Puppet
2 1 (0.93%) Cacti
2 1 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.93%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (20.37%) Oracle
2 12 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.41%) Cisco
4 5 (4.63%) Splunk
5 2 (1.85%) Avaya
5 2 (1.85%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.85%) Tableau
5 2 (1.85%) Teradata
5 2 (1.85%) VMware
6 1 (0.93%) Brocade
6 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.93%) Citrix
6 1 (0.93%) DataCash
6 1 (0.93%) ESRI
6 1 (0.93%) HP
6 1 (0.93%) IBM
6 1 (0.93%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.93%) Xilinx