Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 3 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 562 486 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 19.08% 23.02% 16.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.95% 23.84% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 306 323
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £273 £276 £275
90th Percentile £488 £481 £538
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £363
% change year-on-year +3.45% - -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £43.39 £52.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.56% +105.94% -36.88%
Scotland median hourly rate £31.20 £47.25 £31.50
% change year-on-year -33.98% +50.00% -21.25%

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 2817 2039 3068
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 96.59% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1660 1192 1584
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -4.04%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £258
90th Percentile £549 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +9.00% -2.60% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 27
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.56 £11.04
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.00 £40.30
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
% change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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.

1 202 (35.94%) JavaScript
2 194 (34.52%) Java
3 180 (32.03%) Agile Software Development
4 160 (28.47%) SQL
5 158 (28.11%) HTML
6 147 (26.16%) CSS
7 144 (25.62%) Finance
8 107 (19.04%) AngularJS
9 101 (17.97%) Oracle
10 94 (16.73%) Spring
11 92 (16.37%) XML
12 90 (16.01%) C#
13 86 (15.30%) SQL Server
14 84 (14.95%) .NET
15 75 (13.35%) Web Services
16 71 (12.63%) Git (software)
17 68 (12.10%) Web Development
18 65 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
19 61 (10.85%) jQuery
19 61 (10.85%) Linux
20 60 (10.68%) TDD
21 55 (9.79%) Hibernate
22 54 (9.61%) Analytics
22 54 (9.61%) React
23 53 (9.43%) RESTful
24 51 (9.07%) PL/SQL
25 47 (8.36%) JBoss
25 47 (8.36%) Maven
26 45 (8.01%) Banking
26 45 (8.01%) Scrum

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 47 (8.36%) JBoss
2 21 (3.74%) CMS
3 15 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.14%) Drupal
4 12 (2.14%) SAS
5 11 (1.96%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.42%) nginx
6 8 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.89%) WordPress
9 4 (0.71%) Apache
9 4 (0.71%) ColdFusion
9 4 (0.71%) IIS
10 3 (0.53%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.53%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.36%) Confluence
11 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (0.53%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.36%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 22 (3.91%) Markit EDM
2 9 (1.60%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.36%) assyst
5 2 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.09%) GitHub
2 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.89%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.89%) npm
4 3 (0.53%) Boomi
4 3 (0.53%) Office 365
5 2 (0.36%) Firebase
5 2 (0.36%) Yammer
5 2 (0.36%) Yarn
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.18%) IaaS
6 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.07%) Internet
2 5 (0.89%) HTTP
3 4 (0.71%) FTP
4 3 (0.53%) Intranet
5 2 (0.36%) AMQP
6 1 (0.18%) Firewall
6 1 (0.18%) LDAP
6 1 (0.18%) SMS
6 1 (0.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (15.30%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.87%) MySQL
3 26 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (4.63%) Relational Database
4 25 (4.45%) Oracle Database
5 20 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (3.38%) PowerCenter
7 17 (3.02%) RDBMS
8 14 (2.49%) NoSQL
9 13 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (1.96%) MongoDB
12 10 (1.78%) Oracle BI EE
12 10 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (1.42%) Big Data
14 8 (1.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 8 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (1.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 71 (12.63%) Git (software)
2 47 (8.36%) Maven
3 37 (6.58%) Jenkins
4 21 (3.74%) Selenium
5 20 (3.56%) Eclipse
6 19 (3.38%) Subversion
7 18 (3.20%) JUnit
8 14 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (1.96%) Jasmine
10 9 (1.60%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.42%) FitNesse
12 7 (1.25%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.25%) JIRA
12 7 (1.25%) Mockito
13 6 (1.07%) Bower
13 6 (1.07%) GitLab
13 6 (1.07%) gulp
13 6 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (0.89%) Grunt
14 5 (0.89%) webpack
General
1 144 (25.62%) Finance
2 45 (8.01%) Banking
3 10 (1.78%) Marketing
4 8 (1.42%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.25%) Law
6 6 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.89%) Electronics
7 5 (0.89%) Publishing
8 3 (0.53%) Legal
9 2 (0.36%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Automotive
10 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.18%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (28.11%) HTML
2 147 (26.16%) CSS
3 107 (19.04%) AngularJS
4 94 (16.73%) Spring
5 92 (16.37%) XML
6 84 (14.95%) .NET
7 75 (13.35%) Web Services
8 61 (10.85%) jQuery
9 55 (9.79%) Hibernate
10 54 (9.61%) React
11 53 (9.43%) RESTful
12 45 (8.01%) HTML5
13 41 (7.30%) Java EE
14 39 (6.94%) ASP.NET
15 38 (6.76%) JSON
16 33 (5.87%) REST
16 33 (5.87%) SOAP
17 32 (5.69%) Node.js
18 30 (5.34%) Drools
19 29 (5.16%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.23%) User Experience
2 26 (4.63%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.49%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.42%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.25%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.07%) N-Tier
9 5 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.89%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.71%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.71%) Fintech
11 3 (0.53%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.36%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.36%) DataPower
12 2 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.36%) PMI
13 1 (0.18%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.18%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 61 (10.85%) Linux
2 20 (3.56%) Windows
3 14 (2.49%) Unix
4 11 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.42%) Android
7 4 (0.71%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.18%) Debian
8 1 (0.18%) Solaris
8 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (32.03%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (12.10%) Web Development
3 65 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
4 60 (10.68%) TDD
5 54 (9.61%) Analytics
6 45 (8.01%) Scrum
7 43 (7.65%) Front End Development
8 42 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (7.30%) SDLC
10 39 (6.94%) SOA
11 38 (6.76%) Workflow
12 35 (6.23%) MVC
12 35 (6.23%) Software Engineering
13 29 (5.16%) Test Automation
14 27 (4.80%) Responsive Web Design
15 24 (4.27%) Asset Management
16 23 (4.09%) BDD
16 23 (4.09%) Microservices
17 22 (3.91%) Data Analysis
17 22 (3.91%) OO
Programming Languages
1 202 (35.94%) JavaScript
2 194 (34.52%) Java
3 160 (28.47%) SQL
4 90 (16.01%) C#
5 51 (9.07%) PL/SQL
6 40 (7.12%) Python
7 31 (5.52%) T-SQL
8 25 (4.45%) PHP
9 20 (3.56%) C++
10 12 (2.14%) VB.NET
11 9 (1.60%) ES6
11 9 (1.60%) Ruby
12 8 (1.42%) Perl
13 6 (1.07%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.89%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.89%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.89%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (0.71%) JCL
15 4 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (4.45%) Degree
2 8 (1.42%) Security Cleared
3 5 (0.89%) BC Cleared
4 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.18%) HND
5 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.49%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (1.42%) QA
4 6 (1.07%) EMIR
5 1 (0.18%) GDPR
5 1 (0.18%) MiFID
System Software
1 20 (3.56%) Docker
2 4 (0.71%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.36%) Firmware
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (2.85%) Puppet
2 6 (1.07%) Ansible
2 6 (1.07%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 101 (17.97%) Oracle
2 29 (5.16%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.09%) Informatica
4 15 (2.67%) Red Hat
4 15 (2.67%) ServiceNow
5 12 (2.14%) Google
6 8 (1.42%) Twitter
7 7 (1.25%) Facebook
7 7 (1.25%) SAP
8 6 (1.07%) Bloomberg
8 6 (1.07%) Charles River
8 6 (1.07%) Cognos
8 6 (1.07%) IBM
8 6 (1.07%) Pega
9 5 (0.89%) Tableau
9 5 (0.89%) VMware
10 4 (0.71%) Blue Prism
11 3 (0.53%) Dell
11 3 (0.53%) Teradata
11 3 (0.53%) Zend