Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 36 83
Rank change year-on-year -19 +47 -38
Contract jobs citing Degree 100 96 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.34% 5.44% 1.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.48% 36.64% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 36 31
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £355 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -16.08% +12.80%
10th Percentile £218 £175 £230
90th Percentile £551 £531 £588
Scotland median daily rate £348 £325 £335
% change year-on-year +6.92% -2.99% -3.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £52.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +333.33% +9.09%
Scotland median hourly rate £31.50 £52.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year -39.42% +47.52% +13.71%

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 290 262 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.70% 14.85% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 153 159
Edinburgh median daily rate £386 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £198 £237
90th Percentile £538 £575 £525
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +6.62% -2.86% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £52.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +240.98% -4.48%
10th Percentile £16.00 £41.50 £12.43
90th Percentile £46.00 £52.17 £16.38
Scotland median hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -25.71% +28.44% -7.63%

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 21 February 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

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 54 (54.00%) Finance
2 44 (44.00%) Computer Science
3 39 (39.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 37 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (32.00%) Linux
6 31 (31.00%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (30.00%) Software Engineering
7 30 (30.00%) Configuration Management
7 30 (30.00%) RESTful
8 29 (29.00%) Git (software)
8 29 (29.00%) Jenkins
8 29 (29.00%) Web Services
8 29 (29.00%) JSON
9 28 (28.00%) Spring
9 28 (28.00%) Java
9 28 (28.00%) GitHub
9 28 (28.00%) Cucumber
10 27 (27.00%) Puppet
10 27 (27.00%) Mockito
10 27 (27.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (27.00%) GitLab
10 27 (27.00%) JMX
11 26 (26.00%) SOA
12 25 (25.00%) Scrum
13 20 (20.00%) Risk Management
13 20 (20.00%) Test Automation
14 16 (16.00%) Microservices
14 16 (16.00%) Payment Gateway
14 16 (16.00%) SQL
15 15 (15.00%) Oracle

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 (13.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (5.00%) IIS
2 5 (5.00%) SAS
3 4 (4.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.00%) Apache
5 1 (1.00%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (1.00%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.00%) CMS
5 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.00%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.00%) InVision
3 1 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.00%) InDesign
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (16.00%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (28.00%) GitHub
2 7 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.00%) IaaS
4 4 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.00%) PaaS
4 4 (4.00%) SaaS
5 3 (3.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (2.00%) Office 365
7 1 (1.00%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.00%) npm
7 1 (1.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.00%) Firewall
2 5 (5.00%) LAN
2 5 (5.00%) WAN
3 2 (2.00%) BGP
3 2 (2.00%) CTI
3 2 (2.00%) DHCP
3 2 (2.00%) DNS
3 2 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.00%) MPLS
3 2 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.00%) VoIP
3 2 (2.00%) VPN
3 2 (2.00%) Wireless
4 1 (1.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.00%) Intranet
4 1 (1.00%) IPv6
4 1 (1.00%) OSPF
4 1 (1.00%) SAN
4 1 (1.00%) SSH
4 1 (1.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.00%) SAS EBI
4 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.00%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.00%) Redis
4 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.00%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.00%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.00%) GIS
5 1 (1.00%) HBase
5 1 (1.00%) Impala
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.00%) Power BI
5 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (29.00%) Git (software)
1 29 (29.00%) Jenkins
2 28 (28.00%) Cucumber
3 27 (27.00%) GitLab
3 27 (27.00%) Mockito
4 4 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.00%) Axure RP
5 2 (2.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.00%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.00%) JIRA
6 1 (1.00%) JMeter
6 1 (1.00%) JUnit
6 1 (1.00%) Log4j
6 1 (1.00%) Maven
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.00%) Selenium
6 1 (1.00%) TeamCity
General
1 54 (54.00%) Finance
2 11 (11.00%) Banking
3 7 (7.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.00%) Electronics
4 1 (1.00%) Games
4 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.00%) Marketing
4 1 (1.00%) Retail
4 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (15.00%) Software Engineer
2 13 (13.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 12 (12.00%) Java Engineer
4 11 (11.00%) Developer
5 10 (10.00%) Analyst
6 9 (9.00%) Consultant
7 8 (8.00%) Java Software Engineer
7 8 (8.00%) Senior Java Engineer
7 8 (8.00%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) Software Consultant
9 5 (5.00%) Java Developer
9 5 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) Network Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Data Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Development Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Java Consultant
10 4 (4.00%) SAS Developer
10 4 (4.00%) Senior Software Development Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (30.00%) RESTful
2 29 (29.00%) JSON
2 29 (29.00%) Web Services
3 28 (28.00%) Spring
4 27 (27.00%) JMX
5 15 (15.00%) REST
6 8 (8.00%) XML
7 7 (7.00%) HTML
8 4 (4.00%) .NET
8 4 (4.00%) .NET Core
8 4 (4.00%) .NET Framework
8 4 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (4.00%) CSS
8 4 (4.00%) Entity Framework
8 4 (4.00%) SignalR
9 2 (2.00%) Angular 2
9 2 (2.00%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (2.00%) OAuth2
9 2 (2.00%) React
9 2 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 44 (44.00%) Computer Science
2 15 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 11 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (9.00%) User Experience
5 4 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.00%) N-Tier
6 3 (3.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.00%) Mobile Wallet
6 3 (3.00%) PMI
7 2 (2.00%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.00%) Blog
7 2 (2.00%) CESG
7 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.00%) Clustering
8 1 (1.00%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.00%) Oracle Licensing
8 1 (1.00%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.00%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 32 (32.00%) Linux
2 27 (27.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (8.00%) Windows
4 7 (7.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (31.00%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 30 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 26 (26.00%) SOA
5 25 (25.00%) Scrum
6 20 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 20 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 16 (16.00%) Microservices
8 13 (13.00%) High Availability
8 13 (13.00%) Project Management
9 10 (10.00%) ITIL
10 8 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (8.00%) Performance Measurement
11 7 (7.00%) Analytics
11 7 (7.00%) Information Security
12 6 (6.00%) Actionable Insight
12 6 (6.00%) Mentoring
12 6 (6.00%) Strategic Planning
12 6 (6.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.00%) Java
2 16 (16.00%) SQL
3 5 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.00%) C#
5 2 (2.00%) ES6
5 2 (2.00%) TypeScript
5 2 (2.00%) XPath
6 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.00%) R
6 1 (1.00%) Ruby
6 1 (1.00%) Scala
6 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (39.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.00%) CCNA
3 5 (5.00%) CISSP
3 5 (5.00%) Master's Degree
3 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.00%) MCSD
4 4 (4.00%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.00%) CCNP
5 3 (3.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (3.00%) CLAS
5 3 (3.00%) IISP
6 2 (2.00%) CISM
6 2 (2.00%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (2.00%) MCP
6 2 (2.00%) PMP
6 2 (2.00%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.00%) ACCA
7 1 (1.00%) CISA
7 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.00%) GDPR
2 13 (13.00%) PCI DSS
3 10 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (6.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (6.00%) QA
5 5 (5.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (2.00%) Data Quality
6 2 (2.00%) SLA
7 1 (1.00%) Basel II
7 1 (1.00%) DO-254
7 1 (1.00%) IFRS
7 1 (1.00%) IFRS 9
7 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.00%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.00%) vSphere
4 1 (1.00%) Firmware
4 1 (1.00%) HDFS
4 1 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 27 (27.00%) Puppet
2 2 (2.00%) SCCM
3 1 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.00%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (1.00%) Oozie
3 1 (1.00%) SCOM
3 1 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (15.00%) Oracle
2 13 (13.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.00%) Cisco
4 3 (3.00%) Adobe
4 3 (3.00%) VMware
5 2 (2.00%) Avaya
6 1 (1.00%) Altera
6 1 (1.00%) Brocade
6 1 (1.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.00%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.00%) DataCash
6 1 (1.00%) HP
6 1 (1.00%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (1.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.00%) Tableau
6 1 (1.00%) Xilinx