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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 70 55
Rank change year-on-year +28 -15  
Contract jobs citing Degree 40 28 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.29% 2.11% 2.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.99% 21.88% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 12
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £158 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.39 £12.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +254.20% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -9.85% +1.42%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh.

Academic & Professional Certification
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 138 128 137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 11.36% 9.67% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 66 77
Median daily rate £375 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% +32.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 51 (52.58%) Computer Science
2 45 (46.39%) Java
3 37 (38.14%) Finance
4 27 (27.84%) Software Engineering
5 26 (26.80%) Management Information System
6 24 (24.74%) SQL
7 22 (22.68%) Linux
8 20 (20.62%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (19.59%) JavaScript
10 17 (17.53%) Spring
10 17 (17.53%) Mathematics
11 16 (16.49%) Computer Science Degree
12 15 (15.46%) Oracle
13 14 (14.43%) CSS
13 14 (14.43%) Python
14 13 (13.40%) Web Services
14 13 (13.40%) Analytics
15 12 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (11.34%) Statistics
16 11 (11.34%) HTML
17 10 (10.31%) PL/SQL
17 10 (10.31%) Web Development
17 10 (10.31%) Oracle Database
18 9 (9.28%) Relational Database
19 8 (8.25%) Driving Licence
19 8 (8.25%) Oracle APEX
19 8 (8.25%) Incident Management
19 8 (8.25%) Windows
19 8 (8.25%) SAS
19 8 (8.25%) Change Management

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 8 (8.25%) SAS
2 4 (4.12%) Moodle
3 3 (3.09%) Blackboard Learn
4 2 (2.06%) GlassFish
4 2 (2.06%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.06%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (4.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.06%) Adobe Premiere
2 2 (2.06%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.03%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.19%) Firewall
2 5 (5.15%) BGP
2 5 (5.15%) LAN
2 5 (5.15%) Wireless
3 4 (4.12%) OSPF
3 4 (4.12%) WAN
4 3 (3.09%) Internet
4 3 (3.09%) MPLS
5 2 (2.06%) 802.11
5 2 (2.06%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (2.06%) DHCP
5 2 (2.06%) DNS
5 2 (2.06%) EIGRP
5 2 (2.06%) HSRP
5 2 (2.06%) IPsec
5 2 (2.06%) IPv6
5 2 (2.06%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.06%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.06%) VPN
5 2 (2.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.31%) Oracle Database
2 9 (9.28%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.22%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (6.19%) Big Data
4 6 (6.19%) Spatial Data
4 6 (6.19%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.12%) QlikView
5 4 (4.12%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.09%) MySQL
6 3 (3.09%) Spotfire
6 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.06%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (8.25%) Oracle APEX
2 5 (5.15%) Selenium
3 4 (4.12%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.12%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.09%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.09%) SoapUI
4 3 (3.09%) Subversion
5 2 (2.06%) Ant
5 2 (2.06%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.06%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.03%) Appium
6 1 (1.03%) JIRA
6 1 (1.03%) Maven
6 1 (1.03%) SpecFlow
General
1 37 (38.14%) Finance
2 6 (6.19%) Banking
3 3 (3.09%) German Language
3 3 (3.09%) Italian Language
3 3 (3.09%) Law
3 3 (3.09%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.09%) Marketing
3 3 (3.09%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.06%) Games
4 2 (2.06%) Local Government
5 1 (1.03%) French Language
5 1 (1.03%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (37.11%) Developer
2 17 (17.53%) Java Developer
3 13 (13.40%) Analyst
4 11 (11.34%) Junior
5 8 (8.25%) Software Engineer
6 7 (7.22%) Consultant
6 7 (7.22%) Junior Developer
6 7 (7.22%) Junior Java Developer
7 6 (6.19%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (5.15%) Data Scientist
8 5 (5.15%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Junior Software Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Network Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Principal Consultant
10 3 (3.09%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Architect
10 3 (3.09%) C# Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Data Analyst
10 3 (3.09%) Risk Analyst
10 3 (3.09%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.53%) Spring
2 14 (14.43%) CSS
3 13 (13.40%) Web Services
4 11 (11.34%) HTML
5 7 (7.22%) .NET
6 6 (6.19%) XML
7 5 (5.15%) AngularJS
7 5 (5.15%) REST
8 4 (4.12%) jQuery
8 4 (4.12%) WSDL
8 4 (4.12%) XML Messaging
9 3 (3.09%) Node.js
9 3 (3.09%) React
9 3 (3.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (2.06%) 802.1X
10 2 (2.06%) Backbone.js
10 2 (2.06%) Entity Framework
10 2 (2.06%) HTML5
10 2 (2.06%) JSON
10 2 (2.06%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 51 (52.58%) Computer Science
2 26 (26.80%) Management Information System
3 20 (20.62%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.25%) Driving Licence
5 5 (5.15%) Algorithms
5 5 (5.15%) Data Centre
5 5 (5.15%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (4.12%) Fintech
6 4 (4.12%) User Experience
6 4 (4.12%) VLE
7 3 (3.09%) e-Learning
7 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.06%) Clustering
8 2 (2.06%) Credit Risk
8 2 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (2.06%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (2.06%) Replication
9 1 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.68%) Linux
2 8 (8.25%) Windows
3 7 (7.22%) Unix
4 3 (3.09%) Android
4 3 (3.09%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.03%) OpenVMS
5 1 (1.03%) VMS
5 1 (1.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.84%) Software Engineering
2 17 (17.53%) Mathematics
3 13 (13.40%) Analytics
4 12 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (11.34%) Statistics
6 10 (10.31%) Web Development
7 8 (8.25%) Change Management
7 8 (8.25%) Incident Management
8 7 (7.22%) Feasibility Study
8 7 (7.22%) Machine Learning
8 7 (7.22%) Mentoring
8 7 (7.22%) Test Automation
9 6 (6.19%) Informatics
9 6 (6.19%) ITIL
10 5 (5.15%) MVC
10 5 (5.15%) Physics
10 5 (5.15%) Regulatory Compliance
10 5 (5.15%) Risk Analytics
10 5 (5.15%) SDLC
10 5 (5.15%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (46.39%) Java
2 24 (24.74%) SQL
3 19 (19.59%) JavaScript
4 14 (14.43%) Python
5 10 (10.31%) PL/SQL
6 6 (6.19%) C#
6 6 (6.19%) MATLAB
6 6 (6.19%) R
7 4 (4.12%) C++
8 3 (3.09%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.09%) PHP
9 2 (2.06%) Ruby
10 1 (1.03%) C
10 1 (1.03%) Pascal
10 1 (1.03%) Perl
10 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (16.49%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (6.19%) Numerate Degree
3 5 (5.15%) CISSP
4 4 (4.12%) CEH
5 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.09%) PhD
6 2 (2.06%) CCNA
6 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.06%) HND
6 2 (2.06%) MCDBA
6 2 (2.06%) MCITP
6 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.03%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.03%) CISM
7 1 (1.03%) ISEB
7 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.03%) MCSE
7 1 (1.03%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.03%) PMO
3 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) Cacti
2 1 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.03%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (15.46%) Oracle
2 6 (6.19%) Cisco
2 6 (6.19%) Splunk
3 5 (5.15%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.15%) Tableau
4 3 (3.09%) Blackboard
4 3 (3.09%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.06%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (2.06%) Citrix
5 2 (2.06%) F5
5 2 (2.06%) HP
5 2 (2.06%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.03%) Brocade
6 1 (1.03%) CA
6 1 (1.03%) Cognos
6 1 (1.03%) SAP
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £9.50 - £11 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago