Period
to 29 March 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 368 501 492
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 20.48% 19.93% 17.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.69% 21.11% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 329 326
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £313
90th Percentile £600 £575 £488
Scotland median daily rate £438 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £111.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -68.61% +114.42%
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £65.25
% change year-on-year - -46.36% +25.48%

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 1,697 2,373 2,710
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.44% 94.39% 96.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 1,294 1,634
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £213 £259 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £574
Scotland median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 33 24
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +51.90% +1.28%
10th Percentile £17.05 £13.40 £11.08
90th Percentile £52.40 £46.63 £46.88
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.40
% change year-on-year +14.29% +0.57% +2.35%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Edinburgh

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Developer in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Developer in Edinburgh

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Developer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Developer in Edinburgh

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Developer in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Developer in Edinburgh

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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.

1 143 (38.86%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (37.23%) JavaScript
3 109 (29.62%) Java
4 97 (26.36%) React
5 92 (25.00%) CSS
6 86 (23.37%) HTML
7 78 (21.20%) .NET
8 72 (19.57%) Finance
9 70 (19.02%) C#
10 63 (17.12%) SQL
11 59 (16.03%) Public Sector
12 54 (14.67%) Node.js
13 53 (14.40%) AngularJS
14 44 (11.96%) Git (software)
15 41 (11.14%) Android
16 40 (10.87%) Banking
17 39 (10.60%) Test Automation
17 39 (10.60%) Unit Testing
18 37 (10.05%) Android Development
18 37 (10.05%) DevOps
19 36 (9.78%) Azure
19 36 (9.78%) Kotlin
19 36 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
20 35 (9.51%) Microservices
21 34 (9.24%) RESTful
22 33 (8.97%) Python
23 31 (8.42%) Spring
24 30 (8.15%) TDD
25 29 (7.88%) Web Development
25 29 (7.88%) JSON

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 14 (3.80%) CMS
2 13 (3.53%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.17%) WordPress
4 6 (1.63%) Camunda
4 6 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.36%) Apache
5 5 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.36%) JBoss
5 5 (1.36%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.82%) Confluence
7 3 (0.82%) IIS
7 3 (0.82%) WildFly
8 2 (0.54%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.54%) Drupal
8 2 (0.54%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.82%) Edge Animate
2 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.27%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.27%) Magento
2 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.27%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.27%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 36 (9.78%) Azure
2 26 (7.07%) AWS
3 16 (4.35%) Serverless
4 13 (3.53%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (2.72%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (2.45%) GitHub
6 9 (2.45%) PaaS
7 8 (2.17%) Amazon S3
7 8 (2.17%) IBM Cloud
8 7 (1.90%) SaaS
9 5 (1.36%) npm
9 5 (1.36%) Power Platform
10 4 (1.09%) Azure Functions
10 4 (1.09%) Office 365
11 3 (0.82%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.82%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.54%) Heroku
12 2 (0.54%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.53%) HTTP
2 7 (1.90%) Internet
2 7 (1.90%) Intranet
3 1 (0.27%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 1 (0.27%) VPN
3 1 (0.27%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.88%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.61%) MySQL
3 17 (4.62%) Relational Database
4 16 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (2.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 10 (2.72%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.63%) Big Data
7 6 (1.63%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.36%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.09%) IBM InfoSphere
9 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.54%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.54%) GIS
11 2 (0.54%) Power BI
11 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.27%) BigQuery
12 1 (0.27%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 44 (11.96%) Git (software)
2 19 (5.16%) Subversion
3 9 (2.45%) Grunt
3 9 (2.45%) gulp
4 8 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.90%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.90%) JIRA
5 7 (1.90%) JUnit
6 5 (1.36%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.36%) Maven
6 5 (1.36%) Selenium
7 4 (1.09%) Android Studio
7 4 (1.09%) Bower
7 4 (1.09%) Mockito
8 3 (0.82%) NUnit
8 3 (0.82%) Xcode
9 2 (0.54%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.54%) Mocha
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 72 (19.57%) Finance
2 59 (16.03%) Public Sector
3 40 (10.87%) Banking
4 3 (0.82%) Publishing
5 2 (0.54%) Advertising
5 2 (0.54%) Legal
5 2 (0.54%) Retail
5 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.27%) Electronics
6 1 (0.27%) Front Office
6 1 (0.27%) Law
6 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.27%) Marketing
6 1 (0.27%) Police
6 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (26.36%) React
2 92 (25.00%) CSS
3 86 (23.37%) HTML
4 78 (21.20%) .NET
5 54 (14.67%) Node.js
6 53 (14.40%) AngularJS
7 34 (9.24%) RESTful
8 31 (8.42%) Spring
9 29 (7.88%) JSON
10 24 (6.52%) Redux
11 23 (6.25%) REST
12 21 (5.71%) XML
13 19 (5.16%) .NET Framework
13 19 (5.16%) ASP.NET
13 19 (5.16%) jQuery
13 19 (5.16%) Web Services
14 16 (4.35%) Hibernate
14 16 (4.35%) Sass
15 15 (4.08%) HTML5
16 14 (3.80%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.07%) User Experience
2 18 (4.89%) Mobile Banking
3 17 (4.62%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.80%) CMDB
5 10 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.09%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.82%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.82%) iPad
10 3 (0.82%) iSeries
10 3 (0.82%) Video Editing
10 3 (0.82%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.82%) W3C
11 2 (0.54%) Animation
11 2 (0.54%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.54%) Robotics
12 1 (0.27%) AS400
12 1 (0.27%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 41 (11.14%) Android
2 18 (4.89%) Apple iOS
3 12 (3.26%) Linux
4 8 (2.17%) Unix
5 3 (0.82%) Windows
6 1 (0.27%) Debian
6 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (38.86%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (10.60%) Test Automation
2 39 (10.60%) Unit Testing
3 37 (10.05%) Android Development
3 37 (10.05%) DevOps
4 36 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (9.51%) Microservices
6 30 (8.15%) TDD
7 29 (7.88%) Web Development
8 25 (6.79%) MVC
9 24 (6.52%) OO
10 23 (6.25%) Front End Development
11 22 (5.98%) Software Engineering
12 21 (5.71%) Scrum
13 18 (4.89%) Translating Business Requirements
14 16 (4.35%) SDLC
15 15 (4.08%) iOS Development
15 15 (4.08%) MVVM
16 14 (3.80%) ITIL
16 14 (3.80%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 137 (37.23%) JavaScript
2 109 (29.62%) Java
3 70 (19.02%) C#
4 63 (17.12%) SQL
5 36 (9.78%) Kotlin
6 33 (8.97%) Python
7 20 (5.43%) TypeScript
8 16 (4.35%) PHP
9 15 (4.08%) Apple Swift
10 14 (3.80%) Bash Shell
10 14 (3.80%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.99%) Java 8
11 11 (2.99%) T-SQL
12 9 (2.45%) Delphi
12 9 (2.45%) Objective-C
13 7 (1.90%) Apex Code
13 7 (1.90%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.36%) Scala
14 5 (1.36%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (1.63%) Degree
2 3 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.27%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.27%) HNC
3 1 (0.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.63%) QA
2 3 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.54%) GDPR
3 2 (0.54%) PSD2
3 2 (0.54%) WAI
3 2 (0.54%) WCAG
4 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.27%) IFRS
4 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 23 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (3.26%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.72%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (1.36%) Terraform
4 4 (1.09%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.82%) Ansible
5 3 (0.82%) Kibana
5 3 (0.82%) logstash
5 3 (0.82%) Packer
6 2 (0.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (5.71%) Oracle
2 15 (4.08%) IBM
2 15 (4.08%) ServiceNow
3 12 (3.26%) Microsoft
4 9 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (2.17%) ForgeRock
6 7 (1.90%) Adobe
7 6 (1.63%) Cognos
8 4 (1.09%) Okta
9 3 (0.82%) Centrify
9 3 (0.82%) Google
9 3 (0.82%) OneLogin
9 3 (0.82%) Ping Identity
9 3 (0.82%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.54%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.54%) Charles River
11 1 (0.27%) Apple
11 1 (0.27%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.27%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.27%) Sybase