Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 653 541 485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 21.93% 19.35% 20.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.97% 20.11% 21.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 354 307
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.47% -0.13%
10th Percentile £325 £273 £300
90th Percentile £513 £492 £488
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% -0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £43.39 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.17% +85.29%
Scotland median hourly rate - £43.39 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +8.48% +6.67%

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 2,843 2,690 2,227
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.47% 96.21% 96.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,461 1,573 1,289
Edinburgh median daily rate £424 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £252 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 19 27
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -3.57% -4.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.36 £11.30
90th Percentile £44.01 £36.68 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +12.82% -2.50%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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.

1 285 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (40.58%) JavaScript
3 251 (38.44%) Java
4 213 (32.62%) HTML
5 200 (30.63%) CSS
6 174 (26.65%) SQL
7 162 (24.81%) Finance
8 144 (22.05%) React
9 134 (20.52%) Spring
9 134 (20.52%) AngularJS
10 130 (19.91%) HTML5
10 130 (19.91%) .NET
11 112 (17.15%) C#
12 99 (15.16%) SQL Server
13 96 (14.70%) Banking
14 95 (14.55%) TDD
15 94 (14.40%) Front End Development
16 89 (13.63%) Oracle
17 86 (13.17%) Scrum
18 80 (12.25%) Git (software)
19 78 (11.94%) Node.js
19 78 (11.94%) XML
20 73 (11.18%) Microservices
21 71 (10.87%) CSS3
22 70 (10.72%) jQuery
23 68 (10.41%) Python
24 64 (9.80%) Hibernate
25 62 (9.49%) MVC
25 62 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
26 61 (9.34%) Web Development

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 38 (5.82%) JBoss
2 23 (3.52%) Apache
3 22 (3.37%) Confluence
4 21 (3.22%) SAS
4 21 (3.22%) Tomcat
5 18 (2.76%) WebSphere
6 17 (2.60%) SharePoint
7 13 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (1.23%) WildFly
9 7 (1.07%) CMS
9 7 (1.07%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (0.77%) EPiServer
10 5 (0.77%) GlassFish
11 4 (0.61%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.61%) Kentico
11 4 (0.61%) WebSphere Portal
12 3 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.31%) Mendix
13 2 (0.31%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 13 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.92%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.15%) Magento
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.13%) npm
3 15 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.30%) Office 365
4 13 (1.99%) Yarn
5 6 (0.92%) SaaS
6 5 (0.77%) OpenShift
6 5 (0.77%) PaaS
7 4 (0.61%) GitHub
7 4 (0.61%) IaaS
8 2 (0.31%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.31%) Heroku
8 2 (0.31%) iTunes
8 2 (0.31%) Serverless
9 1 (0.15%) Boomi
9 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.15%) Firebase
9 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.76%) HTTP
2 3 (0.46%) Internet
3 2 (0.31%) BIG-IP
3 2 (0.31%) Intranet
3 2 (0.31%) NetScaler
3 2 (0.31%) SMS
3 2 (0.31%) SSL
3 2 (0.31%) WEP
4 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (15.16%) SQL Server
2 45 (6.89%) Relational Database
3 44 (6.74%) MongoDB
4 41 (6.28%) NoSQL
5 35 (5.36%) MySQL
6 34 (5.21%) RDBMS
7 32 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
8 30 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (3.83%) Oracle Database
10 21 (3.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (1.99%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 11 (1.68%) Base SAS
13 11 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
14 9 (1.38%) Big Data
14 9 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (1.23%) Hadoop
15 8 (1.23%) Power BI
16 6 (0.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 80 (12.25%) Git (software)
2 49 (7.50%) Maven
3 46 (7.04%) JUnit
4 37 (5.67%) Jenkins
5 35 (5.36%) JIRA
6 34 (5.21%) Visual Studio
7 25 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (3.52%) Subversion
9 21 (3.22%) webpack
10 19 (2.91%) TeamCity
11 14 (2.14%) NUnit
12 12 (1.84%) Eclipse
13 10 (1.53%) Babel
14 9 (1.38%) Grunt
14 9 (1.38%) gulp
14 9 (1.38%) Mocha
15 8 (1.23%) Ant
15 8 (1.23%) SoapUI
16 7 (1.07%) Bitbucket
16 7 (1.07%) JMeter
General
1 162 (24.81%) Finance
2 96 (14.70%) Banking
3 12 (1.84%) Advertising
3 12 (1.84%) Front Office
3 12 (1.84%) Manufacturing
4 11 (1.68%) Retail
5 8 (1.23%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.77%) Law
7 4 (0.61%) Marketing
7 4 (0.61%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.31%) Games
10 1 (0.15%) International Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (32.62%) HTML
2 200 (30.63%) CSS
3 144 (22.05%) React
4 134 (20.52%) AngularJS
4 134 (20.52%) Spring
5 130 (19.91%) .NET
5 130 (19.91%) HTML5
6 78 (11.94%) Node.js
6 78 (11.94%) XML
7 71 (10.87%) CSS3
8 70 (10.72%) jQuery
9 64 (9.80%) Hibernate
10 60 (9.19%) REST
11 49 (7.50%) Web Services
12 43 (6.58%) ASP.NET
13 37 (5.67%) Java EE
14 36 (5.51%) Sass
14 36 (5.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 34 (5.21%) JSON
16 33 (5.05%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.43%) User Experience
2 26 (3.98%) Fintech
3 25 (3.83%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (1.99%) Data Structures
8 10 (1.53%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.23%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.61%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.61%) Equities
10 4 (0.61%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.61%) Robotics
10 4 (0.61%) Wiki
11 3 (0.46%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.31%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.31%) iPad
12 2 (0.31%) iPhone
12 2 (0.31%) NHS
13 1 (0.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 40 (6.13%) Android
2 36 (5.51%) Linux
3 29 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 26 (3.98%) Unix
5 11 (1.68%) Windows
6 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (14.55%) TDD
3 94 (14.40%) Front End Development
4 86 (13.17%) Scrum
5 73 (11.18%) Microservices
6 62 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
6 62 (9.49%) MVC
7 61 (9.34%) Web Development
8 52 (7.96%) Unit Testing
9 50 (7.66%) Test Automation
10 48 (7.35%) DevOps
11 45 (6.89%) BDD
12 40 (6.13%) OO
12 40 (6.13%) Software Engineering
13 36 (5.51%) ETL
13 36 (5.51%) Problem-Solving
14 34 (5.21%) SDLC
15 31 (4.75%) Analytics
16 30 (4.59%) Mobile Development
17 23 (3.52%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 265 (40.58%) JavaScript
2 251 (38.44%) Java
3 174 (26.65%) SQL
4 112 (17.15%) C#
5 68 (10.41%) Python
6 32 (4.90%) Java 8
7 28 (4.29%) PHP
8 25 (3.83%) PL/SQL
9 24 (3.68%) TypeScript
10 16 (2.45%) C++
10 16 (2.45%) PowerShell
11 15 (2.30%) ES6
12 11 (1.68%) Ruby
13 9 (1.38%) Objective-C
14 8 (1.23%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.23%) VBA
15 7 (1.07%) Apple Swift
15 7 (1.07%) Perl
16 6 (0.92%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.77%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 22 (3.37%) Degree
2 8 (1.23%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.07%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.61%) SAS Certification
5 3 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.99%) QA
2 6 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.46%) IFRS
3 3 (0.46%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.31%) COREP
4 2 (0.31%) GDPR
5 1 (0.15%) Basel III
5 1 (0.15%) EMIR
System Software
1 32 (4.90%) Docker
2 2 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (2.30%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.68%) Ansible
3 3 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 89 (13.63%) Oracle
2 35 (5.36%) Microsoft
3 24 (3.68%) Teradata
4 18 (2.76%) Ab Initio
5 16 (2.45%) Xamarin
6 15 (2.30%) Atlassian
7 11 (1.68%) Epicor
8 9 (1.38%) IBM
9 7 (1.07%) Informatica
10 5 (0.77%) Charles River
10 5 (0.77%) Talend
11 4 (0.61%) Blue Prism
11 4 (0.61%) UiPath
11 4 (0.61%) Vermilion
12 3 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.46%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.46%) Tableau
13 2 (0.31%) Google
13 2 (0.31%) OpenText
13 2 (0.31%) VMware