Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 37 97
Rank change year-on-year -32 +60 -47
Contract jobs citing Degree 68 79 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.38% 4.28% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.81% 34.96% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 48 26
Edinburgh median daily rate £395 £344 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.91% -19.12% +21.43%
10th Percentile £249 £186 £246
90th Percentile £478 £533 £538
Scotland median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £47.50 £52.09 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.80% +30.21% +33.33%
10th Percentile £46.25 £47.70 £37.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.17 £42.50
Scotland median hourly rate £24.21 £31.93 £36.00
% change year-on-year -24.16% -11.32% +13.56%

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 236 226 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.25% 12.24% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 156 141
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.52%
10th Percentile £250 £206 £225
90th Percentile £546 £588 £538
Scotland median daily rate £356 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -5.00% +7.14% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £13.00 £52.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.00% +240.98% -56.43%
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -53.85% -13.33% +36.66%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 32 (47.06%) Finance
2 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (25.00%) Banking
4 15 (22.06%) Computer Science
4 15 (22.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (17.65%) Project Management
5 12 (17.65%) Java
5 12 (17.65%) SQL
6 11 (16.18%) Linux
6 11 (16.18%) User Experience
7 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (14.71%) JSON
7 10 (14.71%) Retail Banking
8 9 (13.24%) Spring
8 9 (13.24%) GitHub
8 9 (13.24%) Analytics
9 8 (11.76%) Jenkins
9 8 (11.76%) High Availability
9 8 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
9 8 (11.76%) Windows
9 8 (11.76%) Web Services
9 8 (11.76%) HTML
9 8 (11.76%) Scrum
10 7 (10.29%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (10.29%) Risk Management
10 7 (10.29%) JMX
10 7 (10.29%) Configuration Management
10 7 (10.29%) SOA
10 7 (10.29%) RESTful

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 (4.41%) Apache
1 3 (4.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.94%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.94%) CMS
2 2 (2.94%) Confluence
2 2 (2.94%) SAS
2 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.47%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (1.47%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.47%) IIS
3 1 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.41%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.94%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.94%) InVision
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.47%) 3ds Max
4 1 (1.47%) Chatbot
4 1 (1.47%) InDesign
4 1 (1.47%) Maya
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.24%) GitHub
2 6 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 3 (4.41%) IaaS
5 2 (2.94%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.47%) Amazon SageMaker
6 1 (1.47%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) Firewall
2 4 (5.88%) WAN
3 3 (4.41%) DNS
3 3 (4.41%) LAN
4 2 (2.94%) DHCP
5 1 (1.47%) BGP
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.47%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.47%) Intranet
5 1 (1.47%) IPv6
5 1 (1.47%) MPLS
5 1 (1.47%) Network Security
5 1 (1.47%) OSPF
5 1 (1.47%) SSL
5 1 (1.47%) VPN
5 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (7.35%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.88%) MySQL
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.41%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.94%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.47%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.47%) GIS
6 1 (1.47%) HBase
6 1 (1.47%) Impala
6 1 (1.47%) QlikView
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 8 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 7 (10.29%) Cucumber
2 7 (10.29%) GitLab
2 7 (10.29%) Mockito
3 3 (4.41%) Axure RP
3 3 (4.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (4.41%) JIRA
4 1 (1.47%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.47%) Vagrant
General
1 32 (47.06%) Finance
2 17 (25.00%) Banking
3 10 (14.71%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Electronics
4 1 (1.47%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.47%) Private Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (11.76%) Developer
2 7 (10.29%) User Experience Researcher
3 6 (8.82%) Analyst
3 6 (8.82%) Architect
4 5 (7.35%) Administrator
4 5 (7.35%) Java Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) Consultant
6 3 (4.41%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Security Architect
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Java Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Java Software Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Data Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) IT Administrator
7 2 (2.94%) Statistical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) JSON
2 9 (13.24%) Spring
3 8 (11.76%) HTML
3 8 (11.76%) Web Services
4 7 (10.29%) JMX
4 7 (10.29%) RESTful
5 6 (8.82%) CSS
6 4 (5.88%) HTML5
6 4 (5.88%) Node.js
6 4 (5.88%) REST
6 4 (5.88%) XML
7 3 (4.41%) Ajax
7 3 (4.41%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.94%) CSS3
8 2 (2.94%) Hibernate
8 2 (2.94%) J2EE
8 2 (2.94%) jQuery
8 2 (2.94%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (1.47%) .NET
9 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.06%) Computer Science
2 11 (16.18%) User Experience
3 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.41%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.94%) Wiki
7 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.47%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.47%) Fintech
7 1 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle Licensing
7 1 (1.47%) PMI
7 1 (1.47%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.47%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.18%) Linux
2 8 (11.76%) Windows
3 7 (10.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (8.82%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.94%) Unix
6 1 (1.47%) Android
6 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (17.65%) Project Management
3 9 (13.24%) Analytics
4 8 (11.76%) High Availability
4 8 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (11.76%) Scrum
5 7 (10.29%) Actionable Insight
5 7 (10.29%) Configuration Management
5 7 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (10.29%) Human Factors
5 7 (10.29%) Qualitative Research
5 7 (10.29%) Quantitative Research
5 7 (10.29%) Risk Management
5 7 (10.29%) SOA
6 6 (8.82%) Information Security
6 6 (8.82%) Mentoring
7 5 (7.35%) Change Management
7 5 (7.35%) Software Engineering
7 5 (7.35%) Test Automation
7 5 (7.35%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.65%) Java
1 12 (17.65%) SQL
2 7 (10.29%) Java 8
3 6 (8.82%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.94%) R
4 2 (2.94%) Scala
5 1 (1.47%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.47%) C#
5 1 (1.47%) PHP
5 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.47%) Python
5 1 (1.47%) Ruby
5 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.88%) CISM
3 4 (5.88%) CISSP
4 3 (4.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 3 (4.41%) ACCA
4 3 (4.41%) CCNA
4 3 (4.41%) CISA
5 2 (2.94%) CCNP
5 2 (2.94%) MCP
5 2 (2.94%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (2.94%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.47%) HNC
6 1 (1.47%) HND
6 1 (1.47%) MCSE
6 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.47%) OCP
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.47%) PMP
6 1 (1.47%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.41%) Basel II
3 3 (4.41%) IFRS
3 3 (4.41%) IFRS 9
3 3 (4.41%) QA
3 3 (4.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.94%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.94%) PMO
4 2 (2.94%) SLA
5 1 (1.47%) DO-254
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.94%) vSphere
2 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) Firmware
2 1 (1.47%) HDFS
2 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) Puppet
2 1 (1.47%) Ambari
2 1 (1.47%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.47%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.47%) Oozie
2 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.47%) SCCM
2 1 (1.47%) SCOM
2 1 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (8.82%) Oracle
2 5 (7.35%) Adobe
3 3 (4.41%) Google
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.94%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco
4 2 (2.94%) Cloudera
4 2 (2.94%) Splunk
4 2 (2.94%) Sun
4 2 (2.94%) VMware
5 1 (1.47%) Altera
5 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.47%) Cognos
5 1 (1.47%) HP
5 1 (1.47%) IBM
5 1 (1.47%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.47%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.47%) TOWER Software