Period
to 18 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 5 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 472 499 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 19.45% 17.88% 22.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.67% 18.58% 24.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 322 276
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.54%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £260
90th Percentile £575 £488 £488
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £361
% change year-on-year +3.13% +10.73% -3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 12
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £111.50 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.61% +114.42% -
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £111.50 £52.00
% change year-on-year -68.61% +114.42% +44.63%

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 2,283 2,685 1,732
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.07% 96.20% 95.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,270 1,623 1,076
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £567 £550
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 32
Edinburgh median hourly rate £22.27 £18.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.35% -22.11% +24.87%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.51 £14.07
90th Percentile £46.63 £46.85 £52.15
Scotland median hourly rate £18.47 £17.50 £16.45
% change year-on-year +5.51% +6.42% -25.25%

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 18 April 2019.

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 18 April 2019, 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.

1 162 (34.32%) Java
2 161 (34.11%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (33.90%) JavaScript
4 131 (27.75%) HTML
4 131 (27.75%) CSS
5 128 (27.12%) SQL
6 119 (25.21%) Finance
7 99 (20.97%) Spring
8 96 (20.34%) C#
9 85 (18.01%) .NET
10 84 (17.80%) Oracle
11 79 (16.74%) AngularJS
12 75 (15.89%) HTML5
13 74 (15.68%) SQL Server
14 70 (14.83%) React
15 68 (14.41%) TDD
15 68 (14.41%) Banking
16 60 (12.71%) Scrum
16 60 (12.71%) Microservices
17 55 (11.65%) Git (software)
18 51 (10.81%) Test Automation
18 51 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
19 50 (10.59%) BDD
20 44 (9.32%) Front End Development
21 42 (8.90%) Java 8
22 41 (8.69%) MVC
22 41 (8.69%) DevOps
23 40 (8.47%) JSON
24 39 (8.26%) Software Engineering
24 39 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure

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 17 (3.60%) JBoss
2 13 (2.75%) Apache Spark
2 13 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.27%) Apache
4 5 (1.06%) Confluence
4 5 (1.06%) Drupal
4 5 (1.06%) NServiceBus
5 4 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.64%) CMS
6 3 (0.64%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.64%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.64%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.42%) SAS
8 1 (0.21%) Gunicorn
8 1 (0.21%) nginx
8 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 7 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.42%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (1.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.91%) GitHub
3 9 (1.91%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 9 (1.91%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 5 (1.06%) Apigee
4 5 (1.06%) PaaS
5 3 (0.64%) Office 365
6 2 (0.42%) npm
6 2 (0.42%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.42%) SaaS
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.21%) IaaS
7 1 (0.21%) Serverless
7 1 (0.21%) Slack
7 1 (0.21%) Yammer
7 1 (0.21%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.64%) Internet
2 1 (0.21%) BIG-IP
2 1 (0.21%) NetScaler
2 1 (0.21%) Skype
2 1 (0.21%) SSL
2 1 (0.21%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (15.68%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.84%) MySQL
3 29 (6.14%) NoSQL
3 29 (6.14%) Relational Database
4 26 (5.51%) MongoDB
5 20 (4.24%) Oracle Database
5 20 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (4.03%) RDBMS
7 18 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (3.60%) Big Data
8 17 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (2.97%) Crystal Reports
11 13 (2.75%) Hadoop
12 11 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (2.12%) Flink
13 10 (2.12%) Power BI
14 9 (1.91%) Apache Hive
15 8 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
15 8 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 55 (11.65%) Git (software)
2 35 (7.42%) Jenkins
3 22 (4.66%) Maven
4 17 (3.60%) JIRA
5 16 (3.39%) Cucumber
5 16 (3.39%) JUnit
6 15 (3.18%) Visual Studio
7 13 (2.75%) GitLab
7 13 (2.75%) Hudson
8 11 (2.33%) Mockito
8 11 (2.33%) Subversion
9 10 (2.12%) Oracle Forms
9 10 (2.12%) TeamCity
10 8 (1.69%) Grunt
10 8 (1.69%) gulp
10 8 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (1.48%) Mocha
11 7 (1.48%) webpack
12 6 (1.27%) Bitbucket Server
12 6 (1.27%) Selenium
General
1 119 (25.21%) Finance
2 68 (14.41%) Banking
3 18 (3.81%) Investment Banking
4 13 (2.75%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.91%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.91%) Retail
6 6 (1.27%) Marketing
7 5 (1.06%) Publishing
8 4 (0.85%) Automotive
9 3 (0.64%) Advertising
10 2 (0.42%) Legal
10 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (27.75%) CSS
1 131 (27.75%) HTML
2 99 (20.97%) Spring
3 85 (18.01%) .NET
4 79 (16.74%) AngularJS
5 75 (15.89%) HTML5
6 70 (14.83%) React
7 40 (8.47%) JSON
8 38 (8.05%) CSS3
9 37 (7.84%) Node.js
10 35 (7.42%) RESTful
11 34 (7.20%) Web Services
12 33 (6.99%) REST
13 31 (6.57%) ASP.NET
14 30 (6.36%) jQuery
15 26 (5.51%) Apache Camel
16 22 (4.66%) Spring Boot
16 22 (4.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 21 (4.45%) Sass
17 21 (4.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.81%) User Experience
3 17 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (2.12%) Fintech
5 8 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.27%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (0.85%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.64%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.64%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.64%) iPad
9 3 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.64%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.42%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.42%) Clustering
10 2 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Licensing
11 1 (0.21%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.21%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.05%) Linux
2 14 (2.97%) Apple iOS
2 14 (2.97%) Unix
3 11 (2.33%) Android
4 7 (1.48%) Windows
5 6 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.64%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (0.21%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (34.11%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (14.41%) TDD
3 60 (12.71%) Microservices
3 60 (12.71%) Scrum
4 51 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (10.81%) Test Automation
5 50 (10.59%) BDD
6 44 (9.32%) Front End Development
7 41 (8.69%) DevOps
7 41 (8.69%) MVC
8 39 (8.26%) Software Engineering
9 32 (6.78%) Web Development
10 30 (6.36%) Integration Testing
11 29 (6.14%) ETL
12 26 (5.51%) Unit Testing
13 25 (5.30%) OO
14 24 (5.08%) Mentoring
15 23 (4.87%) Migration
15 23 (4.87%) Problem-Solving
16 20 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 162 (34.32%) Java
2 160 (33.90%) JavaScript
3 128 (27.12%) SQL
4 96 (20.34%) C#
5 42 (8.90%) Java 8
6 34 (7.20%) Python
7 28 (5.93%) PL/SQL
8 12 (2.54%) TypeScript
9 11 (2.33%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.12%) C
10 10 (2.12%) PHP
10 10 (2.12%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.91%) C++
12 6 (1.27%) Groovy
12 6 (1.27%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.27%) VBA
13 5 (1.06%) Perl
13 5 (1.06%) Ruby
14 4 (0.85%) VB
14 4 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (4.66%) Security Cleared
2 15 (3.18%) Degree
3 13 (2.75%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.64%) BC Cleared
5 3 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.33%) QA
2 5 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.64%) GDPR
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) PSD2
5 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (3.39%) Docker
2 7 (1.48%) HDFS
3 4 (0.85%) Firmware
4 2 (0.42%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (2.12%) Puppet
2 2 (0.42%) Ansible
2 2 (0.42%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.21%) Kibana
3 1 (0.21%) logstash
Vendors
1 84 (17.80%) Oracle
2 21 (4.45%) Microsoft
3 13 (2.75%) Epicor
4 11 (2.33%) Ab Initio
5 10 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.91%) Informatica
6 9 (1.91%) Teradata
6 9 (1.91%) Xamarin
7 6 (1.27%) Tableau
8 4 (0.85%) VMware
9 3 (0.64%) Blue Prism
9 3 (0.64%) CA
9 3 (0.64%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.64%) SAP
9 3 (0.64%) Splunk
9 3 (0.64%) Vermilion
10 2 (0.42%) Adobe
10 2 (0.42%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.42%) IBM
10 2 (0.42%) UiPath