Period
to 18 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Software Engineer was £494 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 October 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.

Java Software Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 126 127
Rank change year-on-year +11 +1 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 14 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.50% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Edinburgh median daily rate £494 - £270
10th Percentile £366 - £260
90th Percentile £600 - £280
Scotland median daily rate £500 £413 £270
% change year-on-year +21.21% +52.78% -34.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £43.00 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.49% -
Scotland median hourly rate - £43.00 £40.38
% change year-on-year - +6.49% -

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 2680 2227 2993
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.28% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1566 1288 1561
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £255 £258 £260
90th Percentile £550 £525 £518
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £360
% change year-on-year +7.64% - -3.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 28
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.25 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.74% +15.15% -8.33%
10th Percentile £10.36 £11.40 £10.35
90th Percentile £36.68 £48.38 £35.71
Scotland median hourly rate £22.25 £19.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year +14.10% -3.70% +12.50%

Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Java Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Java Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Java Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Software Engineer in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Java Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Software Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Java Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Software Engineer in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, Java Software Engineer 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 Java Software Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Java
1 14 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (85.71%) Spring
3 11 (78.57%) Mockito
3 11 (78.57%) Cucumber
3 11 (78.57%) RESTful
4 10 (71.43%) Git (software)
4 10 (71.43%) Web Services
4 10 (71.43%) Jenkins
5 9 (64.29%) JSON
6 8 (57.14%) Linux
6 8 (57.14%) Finance
6 8 (57.14%) GitHub
6 8 (57.14%) Puppet
6 8 (57.14%) GitLab
7 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (42.86%) SOA
8 6 (42.86%) JMX
8 6 (42.86%) Payment Gateway
9 5 (35.71%) Docker
9 5 (35.71%) Microservices
9 5 (35.71%) GDPR
9 5 (35.71%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
9 5 (35.71%) Scrum
9 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
9 5 (35.71%) Degree
9 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
9 5 (35.71%) PCI DSS

Java Software Engineer 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 4 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (14.29%) Apache Spark
3 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (21.43%) MySQL
3 2 (14.29%) Aerospike
3 2 (14.29%) HBase
3 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Cucumber
1 11 (78.57%) Mockito
2 10 (71.43%) Git (software)
2 10 (71.43%) Jenkins
3 8 (57.14%) GitLab
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) Spring
2 11 (78.57%) RESTful
3 10 (71.43%) Web Services
4 9 (64.29%) JSON
5 6 (42.86%) JMX
6 4 (28.57%) REST
7 2 (14.29%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) SOA
4 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (35.71%) Microservices
4 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
4 5 (35.71%) Scrum
4 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
5 3 (21.43%) SDLC
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Use Case
6 2 (14.29%) High Availability
6 2 (14.29%) Kanban
6 2 (14.29%) Machine Learning
7 1 (7.14%) MapReduce
7 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) GDPR
1 5 (35.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) Puppet
2 3 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle