Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 3 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 538 447 534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 18.04% 25.96% 17.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.74% 27.09% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 300 318
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £288
90th Percentile £488 £501 £539
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £111.50 £52.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.42% +103.92% -46.32%
10th Percentile £111.25 £50.60 £24.25
90th Percentile £111.75 £52.17 £26.75
Scotland median hourly rate £65.25 £52.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +25.48% +65.08% +3.28%

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 2,871 1,650 2,918
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.28% 95.82% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,717 1,031 1,479
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £273 £215 £262
90th Percentile £568 £538 £550
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 22
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £19.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -0.05% +22.82%
10th Percentile £11.88 £13.45 £10.52
90th Percentile £41.75 £52.00 £42.13
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £15.89 £25.00
% change year-on-year +25.87% -36.44% +31.58%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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.

1 203 (37.73%) Java
2 172 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
3 171 (31.78%) JavaScript
4 150 (27.88%) SQL
5 135 (25.09%) Finance
6 131 (24.35%) HTML
7 122 (22.68%) CSS
8 118 (21.93%) Spring
9 103 (19.14%) C#
10 100 (18.59%) AngularJS
11 97 (18.03%) SQL Server
12 96 (17.84%) XML
13 91 (16.91%) .NET
14 87 (16.17%) TDD
15 82 (15.24%) Oracle
15 82 (15.24%) Continuous Integration
16 80 (14.87%) JBoss
17 77 (14.31%) Hibernate
18 72 (13.38%) SOA
19 71 (13.20%) Git (software)
20 69 (12.83%) Web Services
21 61 (11.34%) MVC
22 58 (10.78%) Maven
23 57 (10.59%) ASP.NET
23 57 (10.59%) Drools
24 56 (10.41%) Workflow
24 56 (10.41%) Scrum
24 56 (10.41%) SDLC
25 54 (10.04%) Java EE
25 54 (10.04%) jQuery

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 80 (14.87%) JBoss
2 15 (2.79%) CMS
3 14 (2.60%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.86%) GeoServer
5 9 (1.67%) SAS
6 8 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (1.30%) PowerExchange
8 6 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.93%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.93%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.74%) ColdFusion
10 4 (0.74%) IIS
11 3 (0.56%) Apache
11 3 (0.56%) nginx
11 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.37%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.19%) EPiServer
13 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (2.42%) Markit EDM
2 9 (1.67%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.37%) assyst
6 1 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.72%) GitHub
2 13 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.74%) npm
5 3 (0.56%) Office 365
6 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.37%) Firebase
6 2 (0.37%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.12%) HTTP
1 6 (1.12%) Internet
2 4 (0.74%) Intranet
3 2 (0.37%) AMQP
3 2 (0.37%) FTP
3 2 (0.37%) WEP
4 1 (0.19%) ATM
4 1 (0.19%) Firewall
4 1 (0.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.58%) MySQL
3 29 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (5.02%) Oracle Database
5 24 (4.46%) Relational Database
6 23 (4.28%) PowerCenter
7 21 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (3.35%) NoSQL
9 16 (2.97%) Hadoop
10 15 (2.79%) RDBMS
11 14 (2.60%) GIS
11 14 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (2.42%) Big Data
12 13 (2.42%) MongoDB
13 11 (2.04%) Data Lake
13 11 (2.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (1.86%) Power BI
14 10 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 71 (13.20%) Git (software)
2 58 (10.78%) Maven
3 39 (7.25%) Jenkins
4 22 (4.09%) Eclipse
5 21 (3.90%) Subversion
6 16 (2.97%) Selenium
7 15 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (2.60%) JUnit
9 10 (1.86%) JIRA
10 9 (1.67%) ERwin
10 9 (1.67%) Mockito
10 9 (1.67%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.49%) NUnit
12 7 (1.30%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.30%) webpack
13 6 (1.12%) GitLab
14 4 (0.74%) Gradle
15 3 (0.56%) Artifactory
15 3 (0.56%) Bower
15 3 (0.56%) JProfiler
General
1 135 (25.09%) Finance
2 49 (9.11%) Banking
3 6 (1.12%) Law
3 6 (1.12%) Publishing
4 5 (0.93%) Marketing
5 4 (0.74%) Retail Banking
6 3 (0.56%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.19%) Front Office
7 1 (0.19%) Games
7 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.19%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (24.35%) HTML
2 122 (22.68%) CSS
3 118 (21.93%) Spring
4 100 (18.59%) AngularJS
5 96 (17.84%) XML
6 91 (16.91%) .NET
7 77 (14.31%) Hibernate
8 69 (12.83%) Web Services
9 57 (10.59%) ASP.NET
9 57 (10.59%) Drools
10 54 (10.04%) Java EE
10 54 (10.04%) jQuery
11 50 (9.29%) RESTful
12 45 (8.36%) XSLT
13 43 (7.99%) React
14 39 (7.25%) REST
15 36 (6.69%) SOAP
16 34 (6.32%) Node.js
17 33 (6.13%) HTML5
18 29 (5.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.35%) User Experience
4 15 (2.79%) Mainframe
5 14 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.93%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.74%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.74%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.56%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.56%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.56%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.37%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.37%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.19%) DataPower
11 1 (0.19%) Fintech
11 1 (0.19%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.19%) Swaptions
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (9.67%) Linux
2 19 (3.53%) Unix
3 15 (2.79%) Android
3 15 (2.79%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.23%) Windows
5 9 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.12%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.74%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (16.17%) TDD
3 82 (15.24%) Continuous Integration
4 72 (13.38%) SOA
5 61 (11.34%) MVC
6 56 (10.41%) Scrum
6 56 (10.41%) SDLC
6 56 (10.41%) Workflow
7 51 (9.48%) Web Development
8 43 (7.99%) Analytics
8 43 (7.99%) Front End Development
9 36 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (6.32%) Software Engineering
11 28 (5.20%) ETL
11 28 (5.20%) Test Automation
12 26 (4.83%) Data Analysis
12 26 (4.83%) Kanban
13 24 (4.46%) BDD
14 23 (4.28%) Visualisation
15 22 (4.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 203 (37.73%) Java
2 171 (31.78%) JavaScript
3 150 (27.88%) SQL
4 103 (19.14%) C#
5 38 (7.06%) Python
6 27 (5.02%) PL/SQL
7 25 (4.65%) T-SQL
8 16 (2.97%) TypeScript
9 15 (2.79%) C++
9 15 (2.79%) PHP
10 11 (2.04%) Perl
11 8 (1.49%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.30%) Ruby
13 6 (1.12%) ES6
13 6 (1.12%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.12%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.74%) JCL
14 4 (0.74%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.56%) Scala
16 2 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 11 (2.04%) Degree
2 4 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (0.56%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.37%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.35%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.49%) QA
3 6 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.37%) EMIR
5 1 (0.19%) GDPR
5 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 20 (3.72%) Docker
2 8 (1.49%) GeoWebCache
3 3 (0.56%) Firmware
4 2 (0.37%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (2.60%) Puppet
2 6 (1.12%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.93%) Ansible
3 5 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.19%) Grafana
5 1 (0.19%) Kibana
5 1 (0.19%) logstash
Vendors
1 82 (15.24%) Oracle
2 43 (7.99%) Microsoft
3 29 (5.39%) Informatica
4 16 (2.97%) ServiceNow
4 16 (2.97%) Teradata
5 14 (2.60%) Red Hat
6 12 (2.23%) Blue Prism
6 12 (2.23%) CA
7 7 (1.30%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.12%) Cognos
9 5 (0.93%) IBM
9 5 (0.93%) Tableau
10 4 (0.74%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.56%) VMware
12 2 (0.37%) Google
12 2 (0.37%) Pega
12 2 (0.37%) Zend
13 1 (0.19%) Sitecore
13 1 (0.19%) Splunk
13 1 (0.19%) Twitter