Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 59 49 78
Rank change year-on-year -10 +29 -43
Contract jobs citing Degree 45 86 63
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.60% 3.47% 2.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.65% 32.70% 25.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 31 39
Median daily rate £375 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.60% -3.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £156 £263 £244
90th Percentile £525 £650 £480
Scotland median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £32.75 £41.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.61% -13.16% -8.65%
10th Percentile £24.18 £32.70 £46.25
90th Percentile £42.33 £43.75 £48.75
Scotland median hourly rate £38.25 £31.85 £42.00
% change year-on-year +20.09% -24.17% -19.23%

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 229 263 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 13.21% 10.60% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 133 165
Median daily rate £425 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £224 £313 £258
90th Percentile £538 £600 £533
Scotland median daily rate £430 £425 £363
% change year-on-year +1.18% +17.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -10.53% -8.65%
10th Percentile £17.50 £27.30 £46.25
90th Percentile £51.50 £47.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.89 £24.00
% change year-on-year +30.18% +12.02% -40.37%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Edinburgh

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Degree in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Degree in Edinburgh

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Degree in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Degree in Edinburgh

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Degree in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Degree in Edinburgh

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Degree in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Degree in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 17 (37.78%) Computer Science
2 15 (33.33%) Finance
3 14 (31.11%) Public Sector
4 12 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (20.00%) Windows
6 9 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (15.56%) Azure
8 7 (15.56%) Python
8 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
8 7 (15.56%) SQL
9 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 6 (13.33%) Management Information System
9 6 (13.33%) Analytics
10 5 (11.11%) SaaS
10 5 (11.11%) DevOps
10 5 (11.11%) Java
11 4 (8.89%) C#
11 4 (8.89%) SOAP
11 4 (8.89%) Linux
11 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
11 4 (8.89%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (8.89%) CISM
11 4 (8.89%) Banking
11 4 (8.89%) Migration
11 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (8.89%) Information Security
11 4 (8.89%) GCP

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 (6.67%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) Apache
3 1 (2.22%) ColdFusion
3 1 (2.22%) Drupal
3 1 (2.22%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Azure
2 5 (11.11%) SaaS
3 4 (8.89%) AWS
3 4 (8.89%) GCP
3 4 (8.89%) Heroku
3 4 (8.89%) IaaS
3 4 (8.89%) PaaS
3 4 (8.89%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 4 (8.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 2 (4.44%) Office 365
5 1 (2.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) DNS
2 2 (4.44%) LAN
2 2 (4.44%) SAN
2 2 (4.44%) WAN
3 1 (2.22%) BGP
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.22%) DHCP
3 1 (2.22%) Internet
3 1 (2.22%) IPv6
3 1 (2.22%) OSPF
3 1 (2.22%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (2.22%) VPN
3 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) Data Mining
2 3 (6.67%) MySQL
2 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.22%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (2.22%) Data Lake
4 1 (2.22%) DB2
4 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.22%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.22%) Balsamiq
2 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.22%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.22%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) Maven
2 1 (2.22%) Mockito
2 1 (2.22%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (33.33%) Finance
2 14 (31.11%) Public Sector
3 4 (8.89%) Banking
4 3 (6.67%) Retail
5 2 (4.44%) Housing Association
5 2 (4.44%) Legal
6 1 (2.22%) Advertising
6 1 (2.22%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (13.33%) Developer
2 4 (8.89%) Associate Consultant
2 4 (8.89%) Cloud Consultant
2 4 (8.89%) Consultant
3 3 (6.67%) Analyst
3 3 (6.67%) Data Scientist
3 3 (6.67%) Salesforce Technical Leader
3 3 (6.67%) Software Engineer
3 3 (6.67%) Technical Leader
3 3 (6.67%) Tester
4 2 (4.44%) Administrator
4 2 (4.44%) Architect
4 2 (4.44%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 2 (4.44%) IT Administrator
4 2 (4.44%) Java Developer
4 2 (4.44%) Performance Tester
4 2 (4.44%) Security Architect
4 2 (4.44%) Senior Security Architect
4 2 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (4.44%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) REST
1 4 (8.89%) SOAP
1 4 (8.89%) Visualforce
2 3 (6.67%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) PySpark
2 3 (6.67%) Spring
3 2 (4.44%) Django
3 2 (4.44%) Middleware
3 2 (4.44%) OAuth
3 2 (4.44%) OAuth2
4 1 (2.22%) ColdSpring
4 1 (2.22%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.22%) Java EE
4 1 (2.22%) JMX
4 1 (2.22%) JSON
4 1 (2.22%) LAMP
4 1 (2.22%) OpenID
4 1 (2.22%) RESTful
4 1 (2.22%) WinForms
4 1 (2.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.89%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (8.89%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.44%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.44%) User Experience
4 2 (4.44%) W3C
5 1 (2.22%) AS400
5 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.22%) iSeries
5 1 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.22%) Replication
5 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.22%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.44%) Unix
5 1 (2.22%) Debian
5 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Computer Science
2 12 (26.67%) Software Engineering
3 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (13.33%) Analytics
6 5 (11.11%) DevOps
7 4 (8.89%) Capacity Management
7 4 (8.89%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
7 4 (8.89%) Data Migration
7 4 (8.89%) Information Security
7 4 (8.89%) Mathematics
7 4 (8.89%) Migration
7 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.89%) Thought Leadership
7 4 (8.89%) Visualisation
8 3 (6.67%) Data Science
8 3 (6.67%) Information Management
8 3 (6.67%) Mathematical Modelling
8 3 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) Python
1 7 (15.56%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) Java
3 4 (8.89%) Apex Code
3 4 (8.89%) C#
4 2 (4.44%) C++
4 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.22%) C
5 1 (2.22%) Java 8
5 1 (2.22%) Perl
5 1 (2.22%) PHP
5 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.22%) VBA
5 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (8.89%) CISM
3 3 (6.67%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (6.67%) Postgraduate
4 2 (4.44%) CEH
4 2 (4.44%) CIPD
4 2 (4.44%) CISA
4 2 (4.44%) CISSP
4 2 (4.44%) HND
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) CCNA
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.44%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.44%) QA
3 1 (2.22%) GDPR
3 1 (2.22%) NIST
3 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.22%) Docker
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) WSUS
2 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.22%) Puppet
2 1 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (6.67%) Cisco
3 3 (6.67%) Fortinet
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle
3 3 (6.67%) SolarWinds
4 2 (4.44%) CA
4 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.44%) GFI Software
4 2 (4.44%) IBM
4 2 (4.44%) Juniper
4 2 (4.44%) Sophos
5 1 (2.22%) Apple
5 1 (2.22%) Aruba
5 1 (2.22%) Curam
5 1 (2.22%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Spiceworks
5 1 (2.22%) Symantec
5 1 (2.22%) VMware
5 1 (2.22%) WSO2