Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 121 123
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 9 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.30% 0.49% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.50% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 8
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.83% -13.43%
10th Percentile £351 £310 £325
90th Percentile £745 £491 £472
Scotland median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -
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 2,838 2,580 2,343
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.56% 96.38% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,530 1,508 1,352
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% -1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £260 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £365
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.11% +0.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 21
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -3.57% -20.93%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.63 £11.50
90th Percentile £43.80 £40.03 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £23.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year -24.73% +19.23% -7.14%

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018, Lead Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Java
1 5 (55.56%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) ETL
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) DevOps
4 2 (22.22%) Node.js
4 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (22.22%) SAS
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (22.22%) VBA
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) React
4 2 (22.22%) IFRS
4 2 (22.22%) IFRS 9
4 2 (22.22%) Spring
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Scorecard
5 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (11.11%) npm
5 1 (11.11%) Immutable.js
5 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (11.11%) webpack
5 1 (11.11%) ETL Development
5 1 (11.11%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (11.11%) Front End Development
5 1 (11.11%) Wireframes

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%) SAS
2 1 (11.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Pentaho
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) webpack
General
1 5 (55.56%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Node.js
1 2 (22.22%) React
1 2 (22.22%) Spring
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 1 (11.11%) DOM
2 1 (11.11%) Drools
2 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
2 1 (11.11%) Immutable.js
2 1 (11.11%) Java EE
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) Redux
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
1 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Data Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Data Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) ETL Development
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) VBA
4 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) IFRS
1 2 (22.22%) IFRS 9
2 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
2 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Informatica
2 1 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Talend
2 1 (11.11%) Vermilion