Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 5 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 619 475 422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 21.15% 20.32% 15.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.09% 21.11% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 303 255
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £325 £269 £283
90th Percentile £488 £488 £483
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £43.39 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.17% +15.95%
Scotland median hourly rate - £43.39 £44.88
% change year-on-year - -3.31% +10.12%

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 2,802 2,250 2,603
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.24% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,540 1,325 1,484
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £256 £250 £270
90th Percentile £551 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 24 20
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £17.75 £17.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.65% -0.88% +10.20%
10th Percentile £10.31 £10.56 £11.45
90th Percentile £38.60 £43.39 £48.41
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -32.96% +21.95% +7.89%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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.

1 264 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (40.23%) JavaScript
3 226 (36.51%) Java
4 191 (30.86%) HTML
5 184 (29.73%) CSS
6 171 (27.63%) SQL
7 166 (26.82%) Finance
8 124 (20.03%) .NET
9 121 (19.55%) React
10 120 (19.39%) Spring
11 117 (18.90%) AngularJS
12 102 (16.48%) HTML5
13 99 (15.99%) C#
14 93 (15.02%) SQL Server
15 89 (14.38%) Oracle
15 89 (14.38%) Banking
16 88 (14.22%) Scrum
17 87 (14.05%) Git (software)
18 78 (12.60%) TDD
19 71 (11.47%) Front End Development
20 69 (11.15%) jQuery
21 68 (10.99%) XML
22 66 (10.66%) Node.js
22 66 (10.66%) CSS3
23 64 (10.34%) Hibernate
23 64 (10.34%) Microservices
24 62 (10.02%) Web Development
25 58 (9.37%) Continuous Integration
25 58 (9.37%) Python
26 55 (8.89%) MVC

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 42 (6.79%) JBoss
2 19 (3.07%) Apache
3 18 (2.91%) SAS
4 16 (2.58%) Confluence
5 14 (2.26%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.26%) WebSphere
6 12 (1.94%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.13%) CMS
9 6 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.97%) PowerExchange
9 6 (0.97%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.81%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.65%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.65%) Kentico
11 4 (0.65%) WildFly
12 3 (0.48%) GeoServer
12 3 (0.48%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.32%) Mendix
Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.97%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (3.88%) npm
3 14 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.94%) Office 365
5 10 (1.62%) Yarn
6 5 (0.81%) GitHub
6 5 (0.81%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.48%) PaaS
8 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.32%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.32%) Heroku
8 2 (0.32%) IaaS
8 2 (0.32%) iTunes
8 2 (0.32%) SaaS
8 2 (0.32%) Serverless
9 1 (0.16%) Boomi
9 1 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.26%) HTTP
2 4 (0.65%) WEP
3 2 (0.32%) Internet
3 2 (0.32%) Intranet
3 2 (0.32%) SMS
4 1 (0.16%) Firewall
4 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (15.02%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.30%) Relational Database
3 36 (5.82%) MySQL
4 35 (5.65%) MongoDB
5 34 (5.49%) NoSQL
6 28 (4.52%) RDBMS
7 25 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (3.72%) Oracle Database
9 15 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (2.26%) Big Data
10 14 (2.26%) Hadoop
11 13 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (1.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 11 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.45%) Base SAS
13 9 (1.45%) PowerCenter
14 8 (1.29%) Data Lake
15 7 (1.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 7 (1.13%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 87 (14.05%) Git (software)
2 52 (8.40%) Jenkins
3 45 (7.27%) Maven
4 35 (5.65%) JUnit
5 32 (5.17%) JIRA
6 31 (5.01%) Visual Studio
7 21 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (3.23%) webpack
9 15 (2.42%) Selenium
10 14 (2.26%) Subversion
10 14 (2.26%) TeamCity
11 11 (1.78%) Bitbucket
11 11 (1.78%) Jasmine
11 11 (1.78%) NUnit
12 10 (1.62%) Eclipse
13 9 (1.45%) Grunt
13 9 (1.45%) gulp
14 8 (1.29%) Babel
14 8 (1.29%) Mocha
14 8 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
General
1 166 (26.82%) Finance
2 89 (14.38%) Banking
3 10 (1.62%) Advertising
3 10 (1.62%) Front Office
4 8 (1.29%) Financial Institution
4 8 (1.29%) Retail Banking
5 4 (0.65%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.65%) Law
5 4 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.65%) Marketing
5 4 (0.65%) Retail
6 3 (0.48%) Legal
7 2 (0.32%) Games
7 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.16%) International Banking
8 1 (0.16%) Publishing
8 1 (0.16%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (30.86%) HTML
2 184 (29.73%) CSS
3 124 (20.03%) .NET
4 121 (19.55%) React
5 120 (19.39%) Spring
6 117 (18.90%) AngularJS
7 102 (16.48%) HTML5
8 69 (11.15%) jQuery
9 68 (10.99%) XML
10 66 (10.66%) CSS3
10 66 (10.66%) Node.js
11 64 (10.34%) Hibernate
12 45 (7.27%) ASP.NET
12 45 (7.27%) REST
13 41 (6.62%) Web Services
14 34 (5.49%) .NET Framework
14 34 (5.49%) Redux
14 34 (5.49%) RESTful
15 33 (5.33%) Java EE
15 33 (5.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.14%) User Experience
2 26 (4.20%) Fintech
3 22 (3.55%) Mobile App
4 20 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (1.78%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.29%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.13%) Cloud Native
9 5 (0.81%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.65%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.65%) Robotics
10 4 (0.65%) Wiki
11 3 (0.48%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.48%) iPad
11 3 (0.48%) iPhone
11 3 (0.48%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.32%) Equities
12 2 (0.32%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (5.17%) Linux
2 31 (5.01%) Android
3 26 (4.20%) Apple iOS
4 19 (3.07%) Unix
5 9 (1.45%) Windows
6 1 (0.16%) AIX
6 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (14.22%) Scrum
3 78 (12.60%) TDD
4 71 (11.47%) Front End Development
5 64 (10.34%) Microservices
6 62 (10.02%) Web Development
7 58 (9.37%) Continuous Integration
8 55 (8.89%) MVC
9 44 (7.11%) OO
10 40 (6.46%) ETL
11 37 (5.98%) DevOps
12 36 (5.82%) Problem-Solving
12 36 (5.82%) Test Automation
13 34 (5.49%) Unit Testing
14 32 (5.17%) BDD
14 32 (5.17%) SDLC
15 30 (4.85%) Analytics
15 30 (4.85%) Migration
16 27 (4.36%) SOA
17 26 (4.20%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 249 (40.23%) JavaScript
2 226 (36.51%) Java
3 171 (27.63%) SQL
4 99 (15.99%) C#
5 58 (9.37%) Python
6 34 (5.49%) PL/SQL
7 33 (5.33%) PHP
8 32 (5.17%) Java 8
9 23 (3.72%) TypeScript
10 15 (2.42%) ES6
11 11 (1.78%) C++
11 11 (1.78%) Ruby
11 11 (1.78%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.62%) Objective-C
13 9 (1.45%) Apple Swift
13 9 (1.45%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.45%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.65%) XAML
15 3 (0.48%) PROC SQL
15 3 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (2.10%) Degree
2 3 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (0.48%) SAS Certification
2 3 (0.48%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.10%) Data Quality
2 11 (1.78%) QA
3 5 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.32%) COREP
4 2 (0.32%) GDPR
5 1 (0.16%) Basel III
System Software
1 33 (5.33%) Docker
2 1 (0.16%) GeoWebCache
Systems Management
1 15 (2.42%) Ansible
2 14 (2.26%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.65%) Oracle Flashback
4 3 (0.48%) Puppet
4 3 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.16%) Nessus
Vendors
1 89 (14.38%) Oracle
2 35 (5.65%) Microsoft
3 21 (3.39%) Teradata
4 18 (2.91%) Informatica
5 15 (2.42%) Atlassian
5 15 (2.42%) Xamarin
6 5 (0.81%) Ab Initio
6 5 (0.81%) Blue Prism
6 5 (0.81%) CA
6 5 (0.81%) IBM
6 5 (0.81%) Talend
7 4 (0.65%) ServiceNow
7 4 (0.65%) Vermilion
8 3 (0.48%) Epicor
8 3 (0.48%) UiPath
9 2 (0.32%) Kony
9 2 (0.32%) OpenText
9 2 (0.32%) OutSystems
9 2 (0.32%) Ping Identity
9 2 (0.32%) SAP