The median contractor rate for a Junior was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 23 June 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.

Junior
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 86 80
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 5 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.88% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.93% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Median daily rate £300 £275 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -19.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £128 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £290 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £220 £200
% change year-on-year -4.54% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.54 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.10% +3.44%  

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 1158 1294 1384
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.26% 95.43% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 715 739
Median daily rate £375 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 21
Median hourly rate £15.86 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.35% +100.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Junior in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Junior in Edinburgh

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior in Edinburgh

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior in Edinburgh

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Junior 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 Junior in the job title.

1 17 (68.00%) Java
2 13 (52.00%) Finance
3 11 (44.00%) Linux
3 11 (44.00%) Spring
3 11 (44.00%) Software Engineering
3 11 (44.00%) Degree
4 10 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 10 (40.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (20.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.00%) Banking
6 2 (8.00%) Analytics
6 2 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (8.00%) Project Management
6 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (8.00%) Unix
6 2 (8.00%) PHP
6 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.00%) Feasibility Study
7 1 (4.00%) PMO
7 1 (4.00%) Planview
7 1 (4.00%) Legal
7 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.00%) e-Learning
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.00%) SQL
7 1 (4.00%) .NET
7 1 (4.00%) MySQL
7 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office

Junior 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:

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) Spring
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 10 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (8.00%) Analytics
3 2 (8.00%) Feasibility Study
3 2 (8.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Project Management
3 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.00%) Android Development
4 1 (4.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (4.00%) Data Analytics
4 1 (4.00%) DevOps
4 1 (4.00%) ETL
4 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.00%) iOS Development
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile Development
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Signal Processing
4 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) PHP
3 1 (4.00%) C
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PMO
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Planview