The median contractor rate for a Programmer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Programmer
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 69 83 79
Rank change year-on-year +14 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.11% 0.40% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.41% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £341
% change year-on-year +12.50% +17.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £15.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +366.66% -64.70%  

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 842 1457 1334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.71% 96.17% 95.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 790 746
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 16
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in Edinburgh

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programmer in Edinburgh

Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programmer in Edinburgh

Programmer Skill Set
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) API Development

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) API Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript