Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Developer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 3 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 553 420 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 19.15% 22.34% 15.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.94% 23.29% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 276 253
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +2.67%
10th Percentile £323 £263 £306
90th Percentile £488 £488 £538
Scotland median daily rate £400 £365 £373
% change year-on-year +9.59% -2.01% -0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £111.50 £49.62 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.73% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £111.50 £47.23 £22.50
% change year-on-year +136.08% +109.91% -37.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,773 1,803 2,722
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 95.90% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,638 1,119 1,485
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £250 £270
90th Percentile £552 £550 £575
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 14
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -12.94% +14.86%
10th Percentile £10.69 £13.53 £12.81
90th Percentile £45.83 £52.09 £51.38
Scotland median hourly rate £16.63 £17.32 £30.21
% change year-on-year -3.98% -42.66% +63.27%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Edinburgh

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Edinburgh

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Edinburgh

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Edinburgh

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, Developer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Developer in the job title.

1 197 (35.62%) JavaScript
2 196 (35.44%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (34.36%) Java
4 168 (30.38%) SQL
5 152 (27.49%) Finance
6 142 (25.68%) HTML
7 133 (24.05%) CSS
8 118 (21.34%) Spring
9 115 (20.80%) C#
10 111 (20.07%) AngularJS
11 110 (19.89%) .NET
12 91 (16.46%) SQL Server
13 78 (14.10%) Banking
14 76 (13.74%) TDD
14 76 (13.74%) Hibernate
15 74 (13.38%) Oracle
16 73 (13.20%) React
17 72 (13.02%) Git (software)
18 71 (12.84%) Scrum
19 67 (12.12%) XML
19 67 (12.12%) JBoss
20 66 (11.93%) MVC
21 61 (11.03%) jQuery
22 60 (10.85%) SOA
23 58 (10.49%) Front End Development
24 56 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
25 54 (9.76%) HTML5
26 51 (9.22%) ASP.NET
27 48 (8.68%) Jenkins
28 46 (8.32%) Drools

Developer Skill Set
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 67 (12.12%) JBoss
2 13 (2.35%) Apache
2 13 (2.35%) Confluence
2 13 (2.35%) PowerExchange
3 11 (1.99%) CMS
3 11 (1.99%) GeoServer
3 11 (1.99%) SAS
4 10 (1.81%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.45%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.08%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.72%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.54%) WildFly
9 2 (0.36%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.36%) Kentico
9 2 (0.36%) nginx
10 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.72%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.27%) npm
4 4 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.72%) GitHub
4 4 (0.72%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.54%) Office 365
6 2 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.36%) Serverless
7 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.18%) Boomi
7 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.18%) PaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.08%) WEP
2 4 (0.72%) HTTP
3 1 (0.18%) ATM
3 1 (0.18%) Firewall
3 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.18%) Internet
3 1 (0.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (4.52%) Hadoop
3 25 (4.52%) NoSQL
3 25 (4.52%) Oracle Database
3 25 (4.52%) PowerCenter
4 23 (4.16%) MySQL
5 19 (3.44%) Data Lake
5 19 (3.44%) Relational Database
6 18 (3.25%) MongoDB
7 17 (3.07%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 17 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (2.71%) Big Data
9 14 (2.53%) GIS
10 12 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (2.17%) Power BI
11 9 (1.63%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.45%) QGIS
13 6 (1.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 72 (13.02%) Git (software)
2 48 (8.68%) Jenkins
3 45 (8.14%) Maven
4 24 (4.34%) JIRA
5 20 (3.62%) JUnit
6 18 (3.25%) Visual Studio
7 17 (3.07%) Selenium
8 14 (2.53%) Subversion
9 13 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (2.17%) ERwin
11 10 (1.81%) Jasmine
12 9 (1.63%) Eclipse
12 9 (1.63%) webpack
13 7 (1.27%) Cucumber
13 7 (1.27%) Hudson
13 7 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
13 7 (1.27%) TeamCity
14 6 (1.08%) FitNesse
14 6 (1.08%) Mockito
15 5 (0.90%) Grunt
General
1 152 (27.49%) Finance
2 78 (14.10%) Banking
3 12 (2.17%) Retail Banking
4 6 (1.08%) Publishing
5 5 (0.90%) Advertising
5 5 (0.90%) Financial Institution
5 5 (0.90%) Front Office
6 3 (0.54%) Legal
6 3 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.18%) Games
7 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.18%) Law
7 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.18%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (25.68%) HTML
2 133 (24.05%) CSS
3 118 (21.34%) Spring
4 111 (20.07%) AngularJS
5 110 (19.89%) .NET
6 76 (13.74%) Hibernate
7 73 (13.20%) React
8 67 (12.12%) XML
9 61 (11.03%) jQuery
10 54 (9.76%) HTML5
11 51 (9.22%) ASP.NET
12 46 (8.32%) Drools
13 43 (7.78%) Node.js
14 42 (7.59%) Java EE
15 39 (7.05%) Web Services
16 37 (6.69%) .NET Framework
16 37 (6.69%) XSLT
17 36 (6.51%) CSS3
18 34 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
19 33 (5.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (3.80%) User Experience
3 16 (2.89%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.17%) Fintech
5 11 (1.99%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.90%) Algorithms
8 5 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.90%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (0.72%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.72%) Robotics
9 4 (0.72%) Wiki
10 2 (0.36%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.18%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.18%) CMDB
11 1 (0.18%) Handset
11 1 (0.18%) Photography
11 1 (0.18%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 31 (5.61%) Linux
2 29 (5.24%) Unix
3 21 (3.80%) Apple iOS
4 18 (3.25%) Android
5 4 (0.72%) Windows
6 3 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.54%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (35.44%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (13.74%) TDD
3 71 (12.84%) Scrum
4 66 (11.93%) MVC
5 60 (10.85%) SOA
6 58 (10.49%) Front End Development
7 56 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (7.96%) ETL
8 44 (7.96%) SDLC
9 38 (6.87%) Web Development
10 34 (6.15%) Migration
11 32 (5.79%) Workflow
12 29 (5.24%) Microservices
13 28 (5.06%) BDD
13 28 (5.06%) Unit Testing
14 27 (4.88%) Data Analysis
15 26 (4.70%) Kanban
16 25 (4.52%) Business Intelligence
17 24 (4.34%) Test Automation
18 23 (4.16%) OO
Programming Languages
1 197 (35.62%) JavaScript
2 190 (34.36%) Java
3 168 (30.38%) SQL
4 115 (20.80%) C#
5 41 (7.41%) Python
6 35 (6.33%) Java 8
7 29 (5.24%) PL/SQL
8 21 (3.80%) PHP
8 21 (3.80%) TypeScript
9 11 (1.99%) T-SQL
10 8 (1.45%) ES6
10 8 (1.45%) Objective-C
10 8 (1.45%) Perl
10 8 (1.45%) VB.NET
11 7 (1.27%) Apple Swift
11 7 (1.27%) C++
12 4 (0.72%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.72%) Ruby
13 2 (0.36%) HQL
13 2 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (1.45%) Degree
2 5 (0.90%) Sun Certification
3 4 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.52%) Data Quality
2 13 (2.35%) QA
3 6 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (3.07%) Docker
2 8 (1.45%) GeoWebCache
3 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) Firmware
3 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (1.63%) Ansible
2 5 (0.90%) Puppet
2 5 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.72%) Oracle Flashback
4 3 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.18%) Grafana
6 1 (0.18%) Kibana
6 1 (0.18%) logstash
6 1 (0.18%) Nessus
Vendors
1 74 (13.38%) Oracle
2 41 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 30 (5.42%) Informatica
4 29 (5.24%) Teradata
5 16 (2.89%) CA
6 13 (2.35%) Blue Prism
7 11 (1.99%) Xamarin
8 9 (1.63%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.90%) IBM
10 4 (0.72%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.54%) Splunk
11 3 (0.54%) Twitter
12 2 (0.36%) Appcelerator
12 2 (0.36%) Kony
12 2 (0.36%) Ping Identity
12 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (0.18%) Epicor
13 1 (0.18%) MuleSoft
13 1 (0.18%) NVIDIA
13 1 (0.18%) Red Hat