Period
to 7 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 232 402 621
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 21.32% 17.03% 20.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.04% 18.06% 21.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 247 447
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £323 £325
90th Percentile £568 £525 £488
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £111.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -68.61% +136.08%
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £111.50
% change year-on-year - -68.61% +146.08%

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 1,007 2,226 2,919
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.56% 94.32% 95.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 1,213 1,700
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £184 £258 £263
90th Percentile £575 £588 £556
Scotland median daily rate £418 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.76% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 28 42
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £16.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +8.16% -22.02%
10th Percentile £17.74 £11.16 £10.28
90th Percentile £41.10 £45.03 £39.05
Median hourly rate £20.87 £22.34 £15.93
% change year-on-year -6.56% +40.21% -32.21%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Edinburgh

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Daily rate trend for Developer in Edinburgh

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Developer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Developer in Edinburgh

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Hourly rate trend for Developer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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 92 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (32.33%) Java
3 69 (29.74%) JavaScript
4 61 (26.29%) .NET
5 55 (23.71%) C#
6 54 (23.28%) CSS
7 53 (22.84%) HTML
8 51 (21.98%) React
9 44 (18.97%) SQL
10 39 (16.81%) Finance
11 35 (15.09%) Android
12 32 (13.79%) Public Sector
13 31 (13.36%) Android Development
13 31 (13.36%) SQL Server
14 30 (12.93%) Kotlin
15 27 (11.64%) AngularJS
16 26 (11.21%) Banking
17 25 (10.78%) ASP.NET
17 25 (10.78%) DevOps
18 24 (10.34%) Azure
18 24 (10.34%) Git (software)
19 22 (9.48%) MVC
20 21 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
20 21 (9.05%) Node.js
20 21 (9.05%) Microservices
21 20 (8.62%) MVVM
21 20 (8.62%) Unit Testing
21 20 (8.62%) Scrum
21 20 (8.62%) Python
22 19 (8.19%) TypeScript

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 9 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.02%) WordPress
3 6 (2.59%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.72%) CMS
5 3 (1.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.29%) IIS
6 2 (0.86%) JBoss
6 2 (0.86%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.43%) Apache
7 1 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.43%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.43%) Hyperledger
7 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.43%) SAS
7 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.43%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.43%) Magento
2 1 (0.43%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.34%) Azure
2 17 (7.33%) AWS
3 8 (3.45%) Serverless
4 5 (2.16%) Power Platform
5 4 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (1.72%) Azure Functions
5 4 (1.72%) GitHub
5 4 (1.72%) PaaS
5 4 (1.72%) SaaS
6 3 (1.29%) npm
6 3 (1.29%) Office 365
6 3 (1.29%) PowerApps
7 2 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.86%) Heroku
7 2 (0.86%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.86%) Power Automate
7 2 (0.86%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (0.86%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (0.86%) ShareGate
8 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.43%) HTTP
1 1 (0.43%) Internet
1 1 (0.43%) Intranet
1 1 (0.43%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
1 1 (0.43%) VPN
1 1 (0.43%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.47%) MySQL
3 11 (4.74%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.88%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.72%) Big Data
5 4 (1.72%) IBM InfoSphere
5 4 (1.72%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.72%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.86%) Power BI
7 1 (0.43%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.43%) DataStage
7 1 (0.43%) DB2
7 1 (0.43%) GIS
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.43%) QualityStage
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.43%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 24 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.45%) Subversion
3 7 (3.02%) Android Studio
4 6 (2.59%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.16%) Grunt
5 5 (2.16%) Selenium
6 4 (1.72%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.29%) Bower
7 3 (1.29%) Cypress.io
7 3 (1.29%) gulp
7 3 (1.29%) NUnit
7 3 (1.29%) Xcode
8 2 (0.86%) JIRA
8 2 (0.86%) Mocha
8 2 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.86%) webpack
9 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.43%) WebDriver
General
1 39 (16.81%) Finance
2 32 (13.79%) Public Sector
3 26 (11.21%) Banking
4 2 (0.86%) Electronics
4 2 (0.86%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.43%) Advertising
5 1 (0.43%) Legal
5 1 (0.43%) Police
5 1 (0.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (26.29%) .NET
2 54 (23.28%) CSS
3 53 (22.84%) HTML
4 51 (21.98%) React
5 27 (11.64%) AngularJS
6 25 (10.78%) ASP.NET
7 21 (9.05%) Node.js
8 17 (7.33%) Dagger
8 17 (7.33%) jQuery
9 16 (6.90%) .NET Framework
10 14 (6.03%) RESTful
10 14 (6.03%) Sass
11 12 (5.17%) HTML5
11 12 (5.17%) Spring
11 12 (5.17%) Vue.js
12 11 (4.74%) .NET Core
12 11 (4.74%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (4.74%) CSS3
13 10 (4.31%) Web Services
14 8 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.33%) Mobile Banking
2 15 (6.47%) Mobile App
3 12 (5.17%) User Experience
4 9 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.29%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.29%) W3C
9 2 (0.86%) Animation
9 2 (0.86%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.43%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.43%) CMDB
10 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.43%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.43%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 35 (15.09%) Android
2 14 (6.03%) Apple iOS
3 13 (5.60%) Linux
4 4 (1.72%) Windows
5 3 (1.29%) Unix
6 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (13.36%) Android Development
3 25 (10.78%) DevOps
4 22 (9.48%) MVC
5 21 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (9.05%) Microservices
6 20 (8.62%) MVVM
6 20 (8.62%) Scrum
6 20 (8.62%) Unit Testing
7 18 (7.76%) OO
7 18 (7.76%) Web Development
8 17 (7.33%) TDD
8 17 (7.33%) Test Automation
9 16 (6.90%) Software Engineering
10 15 (6.47%) Front End Development
11 12 (5.17%) iOS Development
12 10 (4.31%) Mobile Application Development
13 9 (3.88%) Migration
14 8 (3.45%) API Design
14 8 (3.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 75 (32.33%) Java
2 69 (29.74%) JavaScript
3 55 (23.71%) C#
4 44 (18.97%) SQL
5 30 (12.93%) Kotlin
6 20 (8.62%) Python
7 19 (8.19%) TypeScript
8 12 (5.17%) PHP
9 11 (4.74%) Apple Swift
9 11 (4.74%) PL/SQL
10 9 (3.88%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.59%) Delphi
11 6 (2.59%) Objective-C
11 6 (2.59%) PHP 7
12 5 (2.16%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.29%) Apex Code
13 3 (1.29%) Java 8
14 2 (0.86%) ES6
14 2 (0.86%) Ruby
15 1 (0.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (3.88%) Degree
2 3 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.59%) QA
2 3 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.29%) GDPR
3 2 (0.86%) WAI
3 2 (0.86%) WCAG
4 1 (0.43%) IFRS
4 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.43%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (7.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.72%) Kubernetes
1 4 (1.72%) Tivoli
1 4 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (1.29%) Puppet
3 2 (0.86%) Ansible
3 2 (0.86%) Kibana
3 2 (0.86%) logstash
3 2 (0.86%) Packer
3 2 (0.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (7.76%) Oracle
2 8 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (2.16%) Cognos
5 4 (1.72%) WSO2
5 4 (1.72%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.29%) Adobe
7 2 (0.86%) IBM
8 1 (0.43%) Apple
8 1 (0.43%) Curam
8 1 (0.43%) Google
8 1 (0.43%) Okta
8 1 (0.43%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.43%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.43%) Splunk
8 1 (0.43%) Sybase