Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 115 119
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 19 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.64% 0.38% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.39% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 10
Edinburgh median daily rate £250 £214 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.96% -5.00% -17.05%
10th Percentile £184 £141 £203
90th Percentile £335 £283 £396
Scotland median daily rate £231 £210 £225
% change year-on-year +10.12% -6.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £20.25 £9.37 £14.00
% change year-on-year +116.12% -33.07% -92.00%

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 2817 2039 3068
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 96.59% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1660 1192 1584
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -4.04%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £258
90th Percentile £549 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +9.00% -2.60% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 27
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.56 £11.04
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.00 £40.30
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
% change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 24 November 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 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Banking
2 6 (31.58%) Java
3 5 (26.32%) Web Services
3 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
3 5 (26.32%) Spring
3 5 (26.32%) Degree
3 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
4 4 (21.05%) RESTful
4 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
4 4 (21.05%) Linux
5 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) JSON
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
5 3 (15.79%) Feasibility Study
6 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team Management
6 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team
6 2 (10.53%) PMO
6 2 (10.53%) GitLab
6 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
6 2 (10.53%) Web Development
6 2 (10.53%) GitHub
6 2 (10.53%) Marketing
6 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.53%) Content Management
6 2 (10.53%) Mockito
6 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
6 2 (10.53%) Puppet

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) GitLab
2 2 (10.53%) Mockito
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Law
3 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Spring
1 5 (26.32%) Web Services
2 4 (21.05%) RESTful
3 3 (15.79%) JSON
4 2 (10.53%) JMX
5 1 (5.26%) HTML
5 1 (5.26%) REST
5 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
1 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
2 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (15.79%) Feasibility Study
2 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.53%) Content Management
3 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team Management
3 2 (10.53%) Web Development
4 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
4 1 (5.26%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) ITSM
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) PHP
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PMO
2 1 (5.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Adobe
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
1 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow