Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 5 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 662 540 489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 23.22% 18.58% 24.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.35% 19.41% 25.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 351 311
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +4.73% -2.63%
10th Percentile £325 £288 £281
90th Percentile £525 £488 £488
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £365
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.11% -2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 - £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £38.75 £19.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year +103.95% -59.79% +50.00%

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 2,719 2,782 1,921
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 95.70% 96.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,382 1,638 1,139
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 22 34
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £16.36 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.97% -27.29% +18.30%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.45 £13.43
90th Percentile £44.39 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.94% -17.86%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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.

1 271 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (38.07%) Java
3 241 (36.40%) JavaScript
4 204 (30.82%) HTML
5 190 (28.70%) SQL
6 189 (28.55%) CSS
7 160 (24.17%) Finance
8 146 (22.05%) Spring
9 144 (21.75%) React
10 129 (19.49%) AngularJS
11 126 (19.03%) Oracle
12 120 (18.13%) HTML5
13 117 (17.67%) .NET
14 113 (17.07%) C#
14 113 (17.07%) SQL Server
15 106 (16.01%) TDD
16 95 (14.35%) Banking
17 86 (12.99%) Front End Development
18 85 (12.84%) Scrum
19 84 (12.69%) Microservices
20 80 (12.08%) Git (software)
21 78 (11.78%) Node.js
22 77 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
23 70 (10.57%) Test Automation
24 65 (9.82%) CSS3
25 64 (9.67%) MVC
26 63 (9.52%) DevOps
27 62 (9.37%) jQuery
28 61 (9.21%) Linux
28 61 (9.21%) Python

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 27 (4.08%) JBoss
2 18 (2.72%) Apache
2 18 (2.72%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.57%) SAS
3 17 (2.57%) Tomcat
4 16 (2.42%) Confluence
5 13 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (1.81%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.76%) GlassFish
7 5 (0.76%) WildFly
8 4 (0.60%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.60%) CMS
8 4 (0.60%) IIS
8 4 (0.60%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.30%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.30%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 17 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Magento
3 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.02%) npm
3 17 (2.57%) Office 365
4 13 (1.96%) Yarn
5 10 (1.51%) GitHub
6 8 (1.21%) SaaS
7 6 (0.91%) IaaS
7 6 (0.91%) PaaS
7 6 (0.91%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 5 (0.76%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.76%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.30%) Heroku
9 2 (0.30%) iTunes
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.15%) NuGet
10 1 (0.15%) Serverless
10 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.27%) HTTP
2 4 (0.60%) Internet
3 3 (0.45%) BIG-IP
3 3 (0.45%) NetScaler
3 3 (0.45%) SSL
4 2 (0.30%) Intranet
4 2 (0.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 47 (7.10%) MySQL
3 46 (6.95%) Relational Database
4 44 (6.65%) MongoDB
5 43 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
6 42 (6.34%) NoSQL
7 39 (5.89%) RDBMS
8 33 (4.98%) Oracle Database
8 33 (4.98%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (3.78%) Apache Cassandra
9 25 (3.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
11 12 (1.81%) Big Data
12 11 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (1.51%) Base SAS
13 10 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
13 10 (1.51%) Power BI
13 10 (1.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 9 (1.36%) OLAP
14 9 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 80 (12.08%) Git (software)
2 48 (7.25%) Jenkins
3 44 (6.65%) JUnit
4 43 (6.50%) Maven
5 34 (5.14%) JIRA
6 28 (4.23%) Subversion
7 27 (4.08%) Visual Studio
8 24 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (3.02%) webpack
10 17 (2.57%) TeamCity
11 15 (2.27%) Hudson
12 13 (1.96%) Eclipse
12 13 (1.96%) NUnit
13 12 (1.81%) Cucumber
13 12 (1.81%) Mocha
14 11 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
15 10 (1.51%) Babel
16 8 (1.21%) Mockito
17 7 (1.06%) ProC
18 6 (0.91%) Ant
General
1 160 (24.17%) Finance
2 95 (14.35%) Banking
3 19 (2.87%) Investment Banking
3 19 (2.87%) Retail
4 15 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.06%) Front Office
6 6 (0.91%) Advertising
6 6 (0.91%) Marketing
7 5 (0.76%) Law
8 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.60%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.30%) Games
11 1 (0.15%) International Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (30.82%) HTML
2 189 (28.55%) CSS
3 146 (22.05%) Spring
4 144 (21.75%) React
5 129 (19.49%) AngularJS
6 120 (18.13%) HTML5
7 117 (17.67%) .NET
8 78 (11.78%) Node.js
9 65 (9.82%) CSS3
10 62 (9.37%) jQuery
11 58 (8.76%) REST
12 57 (8.61%) XML
13 54 (8.16%) Web Services
14 45 (6.80%) Hibernate
15 44 (6.65%) RESTful
15 44 (6.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 41 (6.19%) JSON
17 39 (5.89%) ASP.NET
18 34 (5.14%) Sass
19 32 (4.83%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 31 (4.68%) User Experience
2 23 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (2.87%) Fintech
4 15 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (1.96%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.21%) Cloud Native
9 7 (1.06%) Data Centre
10 6 (0.91%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.76%) iPad
11 5 (0.76%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.60%) Equities
13 3 (0.45%) Device Driver
13 3 (0.45%) e-Learning
13 3 (0.45%) Self-Motivation
14 2 (0.30%) Clustering
14 2 (0.30%) iPhone
14 2 (0.30%) NHS
14 2 (0.30%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 61 (9.21%) Linux
2 38 (5.74%) Unix
3 26 (3.93%) Android
4 19 (2.87%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.81%) Windows
6 6 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.45%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (16.01%) TDD
3 86 (12.99%) Front End Development
4 85 (12.84%) Scrum
5 84 (12.69%) Microservices
6 77 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
7 70 (10.57%) Test Automation
8 64 (9.67%) MVC
9 63 (9.52%) DevOps
10 60 (9.06%) BDD
11 56 (8.46%) Software Engineering
12 55 (8.31%) ETL
13 51 (7.70%) Unit Testing
13 51 (7.70%) Web Development
14 42 (6.34%) OO
15 35 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
15 35 (5.29%) Migration
16 33 (4.98%) SDLC
17 32 (4.83%) Problem-Solving
18 29 (4.38%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 252 (38.07%) Java
2 241 (36.40%) JavaScript
3 190 (28.70%) SQL
4 113 (17.07%) C#
5 61 (9.21%) Python
6 43 (6.50%) Java 8
7 26 (3.93%) PL/SQL
8 25 (3.78%) TypeScript
9 20 (3.02%) Shell Script
10 19 (2.87%) PHP
11 18 (2.72%) C++
12 17 (2.57%) PowerShell
13 13 (1.96%) ES6
14 12 (1.81%) Perl
15 11 (1.66%) VBA
16 10 (1.51%) Ruby
17 9 (1.36%) Objective-C
18 8 (1.21%) Apple Swift
18 8 (1.21%) C
19 6 (0.91%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (3.63%) Degree
2 13 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.51%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.60%) SAS Certification
6 2 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.17%) QA
2 8 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.60%) GDPR
5 3 (0.45%) IFRS
5 3 (0.45%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.30%) COREP
7 1 (0.15%) Basel III
7 1 (0.15%) EMIR
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (5.89%) Docker
2 3 (0.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.45%) Firmware
3 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (2.27%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.96%) Puppet
3 11 (1.66%) Ansible
4 2 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 126 (19.03%) Oracle
2 33 (4.98%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.53%) Ab Initio
4 29 (4.38%) Teradata
5 14 (2.11%) Epicor
6 13 (1.96%) Xamarin
7 12 (1.81%) Informatica
8 8 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.06%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.06%) Charles River
9 7 (1.06%) Vermilion
10 6 (0.91%) IBM
10 6 (0.91%) Talend
11 5 (0.76%) VMware
12 4 (0.60%) Tableau
12 4 (0.60%) UiPath
13 3 (0.45%) CA
13 3 (0.45%) F5
13 3 (0.45%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.45%) Sitecore