Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 19 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.

Lead Developer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 113 122
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 14 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.48% 0.52% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.53% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 6
Edinburgh median daily rate £380 £375 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -10.45% -1.47%
10th Percentile £315 £319 £391
90th Percentile £479 £464 £497
Scotland median daily rate £450 £400 £431
% change year-on-year +12.50% -7.25% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 2765 2064 3061
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 96.77% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1623 1197 1582
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% -1.28%
10th Percentile £252 £250 £259
90th Percentile £548 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 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 £11.54 £11.04
90th Percentile £41.75 £50.91 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in Edinburgh

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Developer in Edinburgh

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Developer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Lead 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 Lead Developer in the job title.

1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) Scrum
4 5 (35.71%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) Web Services
5 4 (28.57%) SQL
5 4 (28.57%) J2EE
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) JBoss
5 4 (28.57%) Java EE
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (21.43%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 3 (21.43%) Spring
6 3 (21.43%) CSS
6 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
6 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
6 3 (21.43%) REST
6 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
6 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
6 3 (21.43%) Microservices
7 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 2 (14.29%) Gradle
7 2 (14.29%) Artifactory
7 2 (14.29%) Docker
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
7 2 (14.29%) TypeScript
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite

Lead 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 4 (28.57%) JBoss
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (7.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) PowerPivot
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) Artifactory
2 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 2 (14.29%) Gradle
2 2 (14.29%) Maven
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) GitLab
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) J2EE
1 4 (28.57%) Java EE
1 4 (28.57%) Web Services
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) REST
2 3 (21.43%) Spring
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 2 (14.29%) Drools
3 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) jBPM
3 2 (14.29%) JMS
3 2 (14.29%) JPA
3 2 (14.29%) JSF
3 2 (14.29%) RESTful
3 2 (14.29%) SOAP
3 2 (14.29%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
4 3 (21.43%) Microservices
4 3 (21.43%) TDD
4 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
5 2 (14.29%) Kanban
5 2 (14.29%) MVC
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source Development
5 2 (14.29%) Refactoring
5 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) SOA
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) TypeScript
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
1 2 (14.29%) Red Hat