The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £388 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.

Lead Developer
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 96 84
Rank change year-on-year +19 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £388 £375 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -6.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £375 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £33.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +64.17% -29.47%  

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%  

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 3 months to 23 June 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 23 June 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 6 (66.67%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 3 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 3 (33.33%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) Workflow
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) SOAP
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (33.33%) SOA
3 3 (33.33%) Data Mart
3 3 (33.33%) Investment Management
3 3 (33.33%) Vermilion
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
4 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
4 2 (22.22%) REST
4 2 (22.22%) HTML5
4 2 (22.22%) jBPM
4 2 (22.22%) Java EE
4 2 (22.22%) JSON
4 2 (22.22%) JPA
4 2 (22.22%) Drools
4 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (22.22%) Eclipse
4 2 (22.22%) JBoss
4 2 (22.22%) JMS
4 2 (22.22%) XSD

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 2 (22.22%) JBoss
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Data Mart
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Eclipse
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (22.22%) Maven
2 1 (11.11%) jMock
2 1 (11.11%) JUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Mockito
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
1 3 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
2 2 (22.22%) Apache Camel
2 2 (22.22%) Drools
2 2 (22.22%) HTML5
2 2 (22.22%) Java EE
2 2 (22.22%) jBPM
2 2 (22.22%) JMS
2 2 (22.22%) JPA
2 2 (22.22%) JSON
2 2 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) XSD
2 2 (22.22%) XSLT
3 1 (11.11%) React
3 1 (11.11%) React Native
3 1 (11.11%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 3 (33.33%) Investment Management
1 3 (33.33%) MVC
1 3 (33.33%) SOA
1 3 (33.33%) TDD
1 3 (33.33%) Workflow
2 2 (22.22%) Coaching
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source Development
3 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
3 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Vermilion
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) IBM