Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 46 45
Rank change year-on-year -15 -1 +23
Contract jobs citing Degree 82 106 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.78% 3.65% 4.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.08% 32.62% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 58 19
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -21.05% +26.67%
10th Percentile £209 £220 £206
90th Percentile £500 £563 £550
Scotland median daily rate £390 £375 £330
% change year-on-year +4.00% +13.64% -3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.29% -32.69% +271.43%
Scotland median hourly rate £30.25 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.83% -25.00% +128.57%

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 282 325 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.58% 11.18% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 186 129
Edinburgh median daily rate £424 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.07% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £213 £218 £225
90th Percentile £561 £538 £580
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +7.59% +6.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 7
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.86% -17.65% +126.67%
10th Percentile £12.08 £10.73 £14.80
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.39 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £28.40 £38.50
% change year-on-year -11.97% -26.23% +40.31%

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 14 November 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 14 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 31 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (30.49%) Java
3 24 (29.27%) HTML
4 23 (28.05%) Finance
5 22 (26.83%) SQL
6 18 (21.95%) JavaScript
7 17 (20.73%) CSS
8 13 (15.85%) Test Automation
8 13 (15.85%) Banking
9 12 (14.63%) Project Management
9 12 (14.63%) Spring
9 12 (14.63%) HTML5
9 12 (14.63%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (13.41%) Coaching
10 11 (13.41%) Front End Development
10 11 (13.41%) MVC
11 10 (12.20%) Adobe
11 10 (12.20%) BDD
11 10 (12.20%) Integration Testing
11 10 (12.20%) TDD
11 10 (12.20%) Mathematics
11 10 (12.20%) Mentoring
11 10 (12.20%) Apache Camel
12 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (10.98%) Computer Science
13 8 (9.76%) C#
13 8 (9.76%) Risk Management
13 8 (9.76%) Change Management
13 8 (9.76%) User Experience
14 7 (8.54%) Service Design

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 6 (7.32%) CMS
2 4 (4.88%) WordPress
3 3 (3.66%) Drupal
3 3 (3.66%) SAS
4 1 (1.22%) Apache
4 1 (1.22%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) InVision
1 5 (6.10%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.22%) 3ds Max
4 1 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.22%) EViews
4 1 (1.22%) Maya
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.22%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (3.66%) IaaS
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.66%) PaaS
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.22%) GitHub
3 1 (1.22%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.22%) Office 365
3 1 (1.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) WAN
1 4 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (3.66%) BGP
2 3 (3.66%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (3.66%) DNS
2 3 (3.66%) Firewall
2 3 (3.66%) IPv6
2 3 (3.66%) LAN
2 3 (3.66%) OSPF
3 2 (2.44%) IPv4
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.22%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.22%) MQTT
4 1 (1.22%) SAN
4 1 (1.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.22%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.22%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.22%) MS Access
4 1 (1.22%) MySQL
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.22%) Power BI
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.22%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Axure RP
1 6 (7.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (3.66%) JIRA
2 3 (3.66%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.44%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.44%) Subversion
4 1 (1.22%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.22%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.22%) Hudson
4 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.22%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.22%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (1.22%) Ranorex
4 1 (1.22%) Selenium
4 1 (1.22%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.22%) Trac
General
1 23 (28.05%) Finance
2 13 (15.85%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Legal
3 3 (3.66%) Marketing
4 2 (2.44%) Advertising
4 2 (2.44%) Law
4 2 (2.44%) Publishing
4 2 (2.44%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Electronics
5 1 (1.22%) Front Office
5 1 (1.22%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.22%) Retail
5 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (28.05%) Developer
2 15 (18.29%) Designer
3 13 (15.85%) Senior Developer
4 9 (10.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 9 (10.98%) JavaScript Developer
4 9 (10.98%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 9 (10.98%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 8 (9.76%) Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) UX Designer
7 4 (4.88%) Applications Support
7 4 (4.88%) Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Security Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Technical Support
8 3 (3.66%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (29.27%) HTML
2 17 (20.73%) CSS
3 12 (14.63%) HTML5
3 12 (14.63%) Spring
4 10 (12.20%) Apache Camel
5 6 (7.32%) .NET
6 4 (4.88%) Swing
7 3 (3.66%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.44%) Hibernate
8 2 (2.44%) iBATIS
8 2 (2.44%) J2EE
8 2 (2.44%) REST
8 2 (2.44%) WPF
8 2 (2.44%) XML
9 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.22%) Ajax
9 1 (1.22%) Apache Flex
9 1 (1.22%) JSON
9 1 (1.22%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (10.98%) Computer Science
2 8 (9.76%) User Experience
3 4 (4.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.88%) Social Media
4 3 (3.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.22%) Blog
5 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.22%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.22%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.22%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.22%) PMI
5 1 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.22%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.32%) Windows
2 2 (2.44%) Linux
3 1 (1.22%) Android
3 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.22%) Unix
3 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (15.85%) Test Automation
3 12 (14.63%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (14.63%) Project Management
4 11 (13.41%) Coaching
4 11 (13.41%) Front End Development
4 11 (13.41%) MVC
5 10 (12.20%) BDD
5 10 (12.20%) Integration Testing
5 10 (12.20%) Mathematics
5 10 (12.20%) Mentoring
5 10 (12.20%) TDD
6 8 (9.76%) Change Management
6 8 (9.76%) Risk Management
7 7 (8.54%) Service Design
8 6 (7.32%) Validation
9 5 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (6.10%) ETL
9 5 (6.10%) Lean Thinking
9 5 (6.10%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.49%) Java
2 22 (26.83%) SQL
3 18 (21.95%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.76%) C#
5 2 (2.44%) C++
5 2 (2.44%) MATLAB
5 2 (2.44%) Python
5 2 (2.44%) R
6 1 (1.22%) C
6 1 (1.22%) Perl
6 1 (1.22%) PHP
6 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.22%) Scala
6 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.22%) VBA
6 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.32%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (4.88%) CCNP
2 4 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.66%) CCNA
4 2 (2.44%) ISEB
4 2 (2.44%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (2.44%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.44%) Postgraduate
4 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) CCIE
5 1 (1.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (1.22%) CISA
5 1 (1.22%) CISM
5 1 (1.22%) CISSP
5 1 (1.22%) HND
5 1 (1.22%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.22%) PMP
5 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) GDPR
2 1 (1.22%) IFRS
2 1 (1.22%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (12.20%) Adobe
2 6 (7.32%) Vermilion
3 4 (4.88%) Cisco
3 4 (4.88%) Informatica
3 4 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.88%) Oracle
3 4 (4.88%) Talend
4 3 (3.66%) Brocade
5 2 (2.44%) DevExpress
5 2 (2.44%) Google
6 1 (1.22%) Minitab
6 1 (1.22%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.22%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.22%) Splunk
6 1 (1.22%) Teradata