The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 241 206 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 20.07% 15.16% 15.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.85% 15.86% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 112 139
Median daily rate £375 £368 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +1.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1156 1299 1381
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.25% 95.58% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 717 743
Median daily rate £375 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 22
Median hourly rate £15.86 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.35% +100.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 22 June 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 170 (38.64%) Java
2 169 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (37.95%) JavaScript
4 142 (32.27%) Finance
5 136 (30.91%) HTML
6 126 (28.64%) CSS
7 96 (21.82%) SQL
8 88 (20.00%) .NET
8 88 (20.00%) C#
9 80 (18.18%) AngularJS
10 78 (17.73%) Spring
11 65 (14.77%) Web Development
12 63 (14.32%) Oracle
13 60 (13.64%) Scrum
14 58 (13.18%) SQL Server
15 49 (11.14%) Node.js
16 48 (10.91%) MVC
17 47 (10.68%) React
18 46 (10.45%) jQuery
18 46 (10.45%) TDD
19 44 (10.00%) Linux
19 44 (10.00%) Front End Development
20 41 (9.32%) HTML5
21 40 (9.09%) Banking
21 40 (9.09%) PL/SQL
22 37 (8.41%) Web Services
23 34 (7.73%) Hibernate
24 33 (7.50%) Degree
25 32 (7.27%) Python
26 31 (7.05%) ASP.NET

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 20 (4.55%) CMS
2 14 (3.18%) Tomcat
3 10 (2.27%) JBoss
4 9 (2.05%) Drupal
5 6 (1.36%) Apache
5 6 (1.36%) Confluence
5 6 (1.36%) EPiServer
5 6 (1.36%) SAS
6 5 (1.14%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.91%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.68%) GeoServer
8 3 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.68%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.45%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.45%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.05%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.14%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.82%) GitHub
3 3 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.45%) IaaS
4 2 (0.45%) Office 365
4 2 (0.45%) PaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.23%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.23%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.23%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.50%) FTP
2 1 (0.23%) HTTP
2 1 (0.23%) Internet
2 1 (0.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (13.18%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.68%) Oracle Database
3 20 (4.55%) MongoDB
4 19 (4.32%) MySQL
5 18 (4.09%) NoSQL
6 17 (3.86%) Oracle Database 12c
7 15 (3.41%) Relational Database
8 14 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.82%) GIS
9 8 (1.82%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.14%) Spatial Data
12 4 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.68%) Big Data
13 3 (0.68%) Data Mart
13 3 (0.68%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 29 (6.59%) Git (software)
2 23 (5.23%) Subversion
3 20 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 18 (4.09%) Maven
5 14 (3.18%) Cucumber
6 13 (2.95%) Selenium
6 13 (2.95%) Visual Studio
7 12 (2.73%) Mockito
7 12 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (2.27%) JIRA
8 10 (2.27%) JUnit
8 10 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
9 9 (2.05%) Ant
9 9 (2.05%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (1.59%) SoapUI
11 6 (1.36%) Eclipse
11 6 (1.36%) Grunt
12 5 (1.14%) Jasmine
13 4 (0.91%) Bower
13 4 (0.91%) Gradle
General
1 142 (32.27%) Finance
2 40 (9.09%) Banking
3 10 (2.27%) Law
4 4 (0.91%) German Language
4 4 (0.91%) Italian Language
4 4 (0.91%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.68%) Marketing
5 3 (0.68%) Retail
5 3 (0.68%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.45%) Games
6 2 (0.45%) Legal
6 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.45%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.23%) Advertising
7 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.23%) French Language
7 1 (0.23%) Local Government
7 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (30.91%) HTML
2 126 (28.64%) CSS
3 88 (20.00%) .NET
4 80 (18.18%) AngularJS
5 78 (17.73%) Spring
6 49 (11.14%) Node.js
7 47 (10.68%) React
8 46 (10.45%) jQuery
9 41 (9.32%) HTML5
10 37 (8.41%) Web Services
11 34 (7.73%) Hibernate
12 31 (7.05%) ASP.NET
13 25 (5.68%) .NET Framework
14 24 (5.45%) RESTful
15 23 (5.23%) Sass
15 23 (5.23%) XML
16 22 (5.00%) J2EE
16 22 (5.00%) SOAP
17 19 (4.32%) REST
18 18 (4.09%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.82%) User Experience
2 28 (6.36%) Computer Science
3 22 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.64%) Mobile App
6 14 (3.18%) Mainframe
7 9 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.05%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.05%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.05%) Fintech
8 5 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.14%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.45%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.45%) Social Media
9 2 (0.45%) Tandem
10 1 (0.23%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.23%) Animation
10 1 (0.23%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 44 (10.00%) Linux
2 14 (3.18%) Android
2 14 (3.18%) Windows
3 13 (2.95%) Unix
4 11 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.45%) Debian
5 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.23%) CentOS
6 1 (0.23%) MVS
6 1 (0.23%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.23%) Solaris
6 1 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (14.77%) Web Development
3 60 (13.64%) Scrum
4 48 (10.91%) MVC
5 46 (10.45%) TDD
6 44 (10.00%) Front End Development
7 30 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (6.36%) Software Engineering
9 24 (5.45%) Test Automation
10 21 (4.77%) BDD
11 20 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
12 19 (4.32%) DevOps
12 19 (4.32%) Unit Testing
13 18 (4.09%) OO
13 18 (4.09%) SDLC
14 17 (3.86%) Asset Management
14 17 (3.86%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 15 (3.41%) ETL
15 15 (3.41%) MVVM
16 14 (3.18%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 170 (38.64%) Java
2 167 (37.95%) JavaScript
3 96 (21.82%) SQL
4 88 (20.00%) C#
5 40 (9.09%) PL/SQL
6 32 (7.27%) Python
7 20 (4.55%) PHP
8 14 (3.18%) C++
9 11 (2.50%) JCL
10 10 (2.27%) VB
11 9 (2.05%) T-SQL
11 9 (2.05%) VB.NET
12 8 (1.82%) Ruby
13 7 (1.59%) Perl
14 6 (1.36%) VB6
15 5 (1.14%) CoffeeScript
15 5 (1.14%) ES6
15 5 (1.14%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.91%) Apple Swift
17 3 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (7.50%) Degree
2 7 (1.59%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.91%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.45%) DBS Check
4 2 (0.45%) HND
5 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.95%) Disclosure Scotland
1 13 (2.95%) QA
2 5 (1.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (3.18%) Docker
2 11 (2.50%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (1.59%) Puppet
2 2 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.45%) TeamSite
2 2 (0.45%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.23%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.23%) Ansible
3 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 63 (14.32%) Oracle
2 23 (5.23%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.41%) IBM
4 13 (2.95%) TIBCO
5 7 (1.59%) Informatica
6 4 (0.91%) Sitecore
6 4 (0.91%) Tableau
6 4 (0.91%) Xamarin
7 3 (0.68%) Cognos
7 3 (0.68%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.68%) SAP
7 3 (0.68%) Vermilion
8 2 (0.45%) Apple
8 2 (0.45%) Charles River
8 2 (0.45%) ESRI
8 2 (0.45%) Facebook
8 2 (0.45%) Google
8 2 (0.45%) Splunk
8 2 (0.45%) Twitter
8 2 (0.45%) VMware
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £435 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Agile Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Venturi
Rate: £500 - £950 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago