Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for SDLC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SDLC over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 45 49
Rank change year-on-year -16 +4 +5
Contract jobs citing SDLC 78 78 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.66% 3.34% 3.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 3.97% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 49 37
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +9.68%
10th Percentile £310 £292 £307
90th Percentile £566 £675 £480
Scotland median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £47.25
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 £36.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year +19.44% -23.81% +38.97%

SDLC is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,574 1,963 2,321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.94% 84.03% 85.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,423 1,161 1,316
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £275
90th Percentile £558 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 17
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +13.82% -12.14%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.63 £10.91
90th Percentile £43.90 £43.39 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.63 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -35.91% -23.61% +54.18%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Edinburgh

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Edinburgh

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Edinburgh

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SDLC also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for SDLC.

1 64 (82.05%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.21%) JavaScript
2 22 (28.21%) SQL
3 21 (26.92%) Finance
4 19 (24.36%) Test Automation
5 18 (23.08%) Java
6 17 (21.79%) SQL Server
6 17 (21.79%) TDD
6 17 (21.79%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (21.79%) AngularJS
7 16 (20.51%) React
7 16 (20.51%) CSS
7 16 (20.51%) HTML
8 15 (19.23%) HTML5
9 14 (17.95%) QA
9 14 (17.95%) .NET
10 13 (16.67%) BDD
10 13 (16.67%) Git (software)
11 12 (15.38%) Cucumber
11 12 (15.38%) Selenium
11 12 (15.38%) Relational Database
11 12 (15.38%) CSS3
12 11 (14.10%) C#
12 11 (14.10%) Visual Studio
12 11 (14.10%) MVC
13 10 (12.82%) Software Engineering
13 10 (12.82%) XML
13 10 (12.82%) Oracle
13 10 (12.82%) ASP.NET
13 10 (12.82%) RDBMS

SDLC
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 9 (11.54%) SharePoint
1 9 (11.54%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (5.13%) JBoss
3 2 (2.56%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.56%) Confluence
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.28%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.54%) Office 365
2 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.56%) GitHub
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.28%) IaaS
3 1 (1.28%) PaaS
3 1 (1.28%) SaaS
3 1 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.79%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 10 (12.82%) RDBMS
4 6 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.85%) MySQL
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.56%) Big Data
6 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.28%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 13 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 12 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 12 (15.38%) Selenium
3 11 (14.10%) Visual Studio
4 10 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (11.54%) NUnit
6 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.13%) JIRA
7 4 (5.13%) Maven
8 3 (3.85%) Protractor
9 2 (2.56%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.56%) Eclipse RCP
9 2 (2.56%) Gradle
10 1 (1.28%) GitLab
10 1 (1.28%) JBehave
10 1 (1.28%) Mockito
10 1 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (26.92%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Banking
3 4 (5.13%) Advertising
4 3 (3.85%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.56%) Legal
5 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.28%) Digital Economy
6 1 (1.28%) Front Office
6 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (39.74%) Developer
2 14 (17.95%) Analyst
3 8 (10.26%) Java Developer
3 8 (10.26%) SharePoint Developer
3 8 (10.26%) Test Automation Engineer
3 8 (10.26%) Test Engineer
4 4 (5.13%) Architect
4 4 (5.13%) Business Analyst
4 4 (5.13%) Software Developer
4 4 (5.13%) Test Analyst
5 3 (3.85%) ETL Developer
5 3 (3.85%) Python Developer
6 2 (2.56%) .NET Developer
6 2 (2.56%) Java Software Developer
6 2 (2.56%) Java Team Leader
6 2 (2.56%) Lead Java Developer
6 2 (2.56%) Software Engineer
6 2 (2.56%) SQL Developer
6 2 (2.56%) Team Leader
6 2 (2.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.79%) AngularJS
2 16 (20.51%) CSS
2 16 (20.51%) HTML
2 16 (20.51%) React
3 15 (19.23%) HTML5
4 14 (17.95%) .NET
5 12 (15.38%) CSS3
6 10 (12.82%) ASP.NET
6 10 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (12.82%) XML
7 9 (11.54%) .NET Framework
7 9 (11.54%) jQuery
7 9 (11.54%) KnockoutJS
7 9 (11.54%) Spring
8 8 (10.26%) Hibernate
9 7 (8.97%) RESTful
10 5 (6.41%) Django
10 5 (6.41%) Web Services
11 4 (5.13%) Drools
11 4 (5.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.56%) Algorithms
2 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.28%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.28%) Equities
3 1 (1.28%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.28%) User Experience
3 1 (1.28%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) Unix
2 3 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (1.28%) Android
3 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (82.05%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (24.36%) Test Automation
3 17 (21.79%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (21.79%) TDD
4 13 (16.67%) BDD
5 11 (14.10%) MVC
6 10 (12.82%) Project Management
6 10 (12.82%) Software Engineering
7 9 (11.54%) DevOps
7 9 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (11.54%) Software Testing
8 8 (10.26%) Scrum
9 7 (8.97%) Coaching
9 7 (8.97%) ETL
9 7 (8.97%) Mentoring
9 7 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (7.69%) Open Source
10 6 (7.69%) Test Management
11 5 (6.41%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.21%) JavaScript
1 22 (28.21%) SQL
2 18 (23.08%) Java
3 11 (14.10%) C#
4 9 (11.54%) PowerShell
4 9 (11.54%) Python
4 9 (11.54%) TypeScript
5 3 (3.85%) PHP
6 2 (2.56%) XAML
7 1 (1.28%) Java 8
7 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.85%) Degree
1 3 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.28%) CITP
2 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.28%) VCAP
2 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.95%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (2.56%) GAMP
2 2 (2.56%) GxP
2 2 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.28%) COBIT
3 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Docker
2 1 (1.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) HP ALM
1 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.28%) Ansible
2 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.28%) Puppet
2 1 (1.28%) Terraform
2 1 (1.28%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Oracle
2 4 (5.13%) Informatica
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.56%) HP
3 2 (2.56%) SAP
4 1 (1.28%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.28%) Charles River
4 1 (1.28%) EMC
4 1 (1.28%) NetApp
4 1 (1.28%) Pega
4 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.28%) VMware