The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 3 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 198 231 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 22.27% 15.25% 15.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.52% 15.85% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 136 149
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £323 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Median hourly rate £52.09 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +18.05%  

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 842 1457 1334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.71% 96.17% 95.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 790 746
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 16
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Edinburgh

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in Edinburgh

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 195 (46.65%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (42.58%) Java
3 162 (38.76%) JavaScript
4 129 (30.86%) HTML
5 127 (30.38%) Finance
6 116 (27.75%) CSS
7 99 (23.68%) AngularJS
8 95 (22.73%) SQL
9 88 (21.05%) Scrum
10 79 (18.90%) .NET
11 72 (17.22%) C#
12 70 (16.75%) TDD
13 64 (15.31%) Node.js
14 62 (14.83%) Oracle
15 58 (13.88%) Spring
16 56 (13.40%) HTML5
17 53 (12.68%) Web Development
18 51 (12.20%) Web Services
18 51 (12.20%) jQuery
19 48 (11.48%) SQL Server
20 47 (11.24%) Python
20 47 (11.24%) MVC
21 46 (11.00%) React
22 45 (10.77%) BDD
23 39 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
24 36 (8.61%) Degree
24 36 (8.61%) Front End Development
25 35 (8.37%) ASP.NET
26 34 (8.13%) Linux
26 34 (8.13%) CSS3

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (6.46%) JBoss
2 19 (4.55%) CMS
3 18 (4.31%) GeoServer
4 10 (2.39%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.15%) SAS
5 9 (2.15%) Umbraco
6 7 (1.67%) EPiServer
7 6 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.20%) Apache
8 5 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.96%) WordPress
10 3 (0.72%) Confluence
10 3 (0.72%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.48%) Drupal
12 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.48%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (2.87%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.24%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.24%) Google Play
4 1 (0.24%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.44%) Internet
2 5 (1.20%) FTP
3 3 (0.72%) Intranet
4 2 (0.48%) HTTP
5 1 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.70%) Oracle Database
3 24 (5.74%) NoSQL
4 20 (4.78%) MySQL
4 20 (4.78%) Oracle Database 12c
5 16 (3.83%) Relational Database
6 14 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (3.35%) MongoDB
7 12 (2.87%) GIS
8 11 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (2.15%) Spatial Data
9 9 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.67%) Big Data
11 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.96%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (7.89%) Maven
2 29 (6.94%) Cucumber
3 27 (6.46%) Git (software)
4 26 (6.22%) JIRA
5 23 (5.50%) Selenium
5 23 (5.50%) Subversion
6 20 (4.78%) Gradle
7 18 (4.31%) Jenkins
8 16 (3.83%) JBehave
9 15 (3.59%) Eclipse
10 13 (3.11%) SoapUI
10 13 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (2.39%) Visual Studio
12 8 (1.91%) Grunt
12 8 (1.91%) JUnit
13 7 (1.67%) Jasmine
13 7 (1.67%) Mockito
14 6 (1.44%) Ant
14 6 (1.44%) PowerBuilder
15 5 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
General
1 127 (30.38%) Finance
2 22 (5.26%) Banking
3 7 (1.67%) Law
4 3 (0.72%) German Language
4 3 (0.72%) Italian Language
4 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.72%) Marketing
4 3 (0.72%) Retail
5 2 (0.48%) Spanish Language
5 2 (0.48%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.24%) Advertising
6 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.24%) French Language
6 1 (0.24%) Legal
6 1 (0.24%) Local Government
6 1 (0.24%) Publishing
6 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (30.86%) HTML
2 116 (27.75%) CSS
3 99 (23.68%) AngularJS
4 79 (18.90%) .NET
5 64 (15.31%) Node.js
6 58 (13.88%) Spring
7 56 (13.40%) HTML5
8 51 (12.20%) jQuery
8 51 (12.20%) Web Services
9 46 (11.00%) React
10 35 (8.37%) ASP.NET
11 34 (8.13%) CSS3
12 31 (7.42%) XML
13 30 (7.18%) RESTful
14 28 (6.70%) Hibernate
15 27 (6.46%) REST
16 25 (5.98%) WPF
17 21 (5.02%) ASP.NET MVC
17 21 (5.02%) Java EE
17 21 (5.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.94%) User Experience
2 24 (5.74%) Computer Science
3 16 (3.83%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.83%) Mobile App
4 8 (1.91%) Fintech
4 8 (1.91%) Mainframe
5 7 (1.67%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.44%) Data Centre
7 4 (0.96%) Social Media
8 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.24%) Animation
9 1 (0.24%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.24%) EPoS
9 1 (0.24%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.24%) iSeries
9 1 (0.24%) Tandem
9 1 (0.24%) W3C
9 1 (0.24%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.13%) Linux
2 13 (3.11%) Windows
3 12 (2.87%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.63%) Android
5 7 (1.67%) Unix
6 1 (0.24%) MVS
6 1 (0.24%) Solaris
6 1 (0.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (46.65%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (21.05%) Scrum
3 70 (16.75%) TDD
4 53 (12.68%) Web Development
5 47 (11.24%) MVC
6 45 (10.77%) BDD
7 39 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (8.61%) Front End Development
9 24 (5.74%) Open Source
9 24 (5.74%) Software Engineering
10 22 (5.26%) SDLC
11 19 (4.55%) SOA
12 16 (3.83%) DevOps
12 16 (3.83%) Microservices
12 16 (3.83%) Migration
13 15 (3.59%) Mentoring
13 15 (3.59%) OO
13 15 (3.59%) Unit Testing
14 13 (3.11%) Asset Management
14 13 (3.11%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 178 (42.58%) Java
2 162 (38.76%) JavaScript
3 95 (22.73%) SQL
4 72 (17.22%) C#
5 47 (11.24%) Python
6 32 (7.66%) PL/SQL
7 16 (3.83%) T-SQL
8 12 (2.87%) PHP
9 7 (1.67%) Objective-C
10 6 (1.44%) Perl
10 6 (1.44%) Ruby
10 6 (1.44%) VB
11 5 (1.20%) Apple Swift
11 5 (1.20%) ES6
11 5 (1.20%) JCL
12 4 (0.96%) VBA
13 3 (0.72%) C
13 3 (0.72%) C++
13 3 (0.72%) CoffeeScript
13 3 (0.72%) XAML
Qualifications
1 36 (8.61%) Degree
2 17 (4.07%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.15%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.96%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.48%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.24%) ISEB
6 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.83%) QA
2 8 (1.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (1.44%) Docker
2 5 (1.20%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (1.44%) Puppet
2 5 (1.20%) TeamSite
3 4 (0.96%) Ansible
4 3 (0.72%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 62 (14.83%) Oracle
2 28 (6.70%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.26%) TIBCO
4 17 (4.07%) ESRI
5 6 (1.44%) IBM
5 6 (1.44%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.20%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.20%) Twitter
7 4 (0.96%) DevExpress
8 3 (0.72%) Apple
8 3 (0.72%) Cloudera
8 3 (0.72%) Informatica
8 3 (0.72%) Tableau
8 3 (0.72%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.48%) Apigee
9 2 (0.48%) Cognos
9 2 (0.48%) Google
9 2 (0.48%) SAP
9 2 (0.48%) Teradata
9 2 (0.48%) Vermilion
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