Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 54 54
Rank change year-on-year -25 0 -16
Contract jobs citing SDLC 63 87 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.21% 2.97% 3.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 3.46% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 58 39
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +3.44% +5.26%
10th Percentile £312 £282 £302
90th Percentile £503 £575 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £408 £372
% change year-on-year -1.84% +9.47% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £47.25
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year +4.17% -23.81% +0.53%

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 2,509 2,514 1,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.13% 85.89% 85.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,257 1,460 993
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.13% +2.44%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 31
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -16.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.23 £14.25
90th Percentile £44.41 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £23.50 £23.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +10.71% +3.70%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 41 (65.08%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (41.27%) SQL
3 22 (34.92%) .NET
4 19 (30.16%) SQL Server
5 18 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 18 (28.57%) Finance
6 17 (26.98%) C#
6 17 (26.98%) HTML
6 17 (26.98%) Java
7 16 (25.40%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (23.81%) Visual Studio
8 15 (23.81%) ASP.NET
8 15 (23.81%) CSS
8 15 (23.81%) MVC
9 14 (22.22%) TypeScript
10 13 (20.63%) AngularJS
10 13 (20.63%) Relational Database
10 13 (20.63%) HTML5
10 13 (20.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (20.63%) jQuery
11 12 (19.05%) .NET Framework
11 12 (19.05%) CSS3
11 12 (19.05%) XML
11 12 (19.05%) RDBMS
11 12 (19.05%) React
12 11 (17.46%) SharePoint
12 11 (17.46%) NUnit
12 11 (17.46%) KnockoutJS
12 11 (17.46%) Office 365

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 11 (17.46%) SharePoint
1 11 (17.46%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.59%) Apache
2 1 (1.59%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.59%) Confluence
2 1 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.59%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.46%) Office 365
2 6 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.17%) Amazon S3
3 2 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.59%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) DNS
1 1 (1.59%) HTTP
1 1 (1.59%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (1.59%) SSL
1 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (30.16%) SQL Server
2 13 (20.63%) Relational Database
3 12 (19.05%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.59%) Big Data
5 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.59%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.59%) MySQL
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.59%) Power BI
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (23.81%) Visual Studio
2 13 (20.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (17.46%) NUnit
4 8 (12.70%) Git (software)
5 6 (9.52%) Maven
6 5 (7.94%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.76%) Gradle
7 3 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (4.76%) Protractor
7 3 (4.76%) Selenium
8 2 (3.17%) Eclipse
8 2 (3.17%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (3.17%) JIRA
8 2 (3.17%) JUnit
8 2 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (3.17%) Subversion
8 2 (3.17%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.59%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Advertising
3 1 (1.59%) Front Office
3 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (52.38%) Developer
2 10 (15.87%) Analyst
2 10 (15.87%) SharePoint Developer
3 9 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 5 (7.94%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Architect
5 4 (6.35%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Python Developer
6 3 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Java Software Developer
7 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL Developer
7 2 (3.17%) QA Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) SharePoint Consultant
7 2 (3.17%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (34.92%) .NET
2 17 (26.98%) HTML
3 15 (23.81%) ASP.NET
3 15 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC
3 15 (23.81%) CSS
4 13 (20.63%) AngularJS
4 13 (20.63%) HTML5
4 13 (20.63%) jQuery
5 12 (19.05%) .NET Framework
5 12 (19.05%) CSS3
5 12 (19.05%) React
5 12 (19.05%) XML
6 11 (17.46%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (7.94%) Web Services
8 4 (6.35%) GraphQL
8 4 (6.35%) REST
8 4 (6.35%) Spring
9 3 (4.76%) Apache Camel
9 3 (4.76%) Java EE
9 3 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.17%) Clustering
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle Licensing
2 2 (3.17%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.59%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.59%) Equities
3 1 (1.59%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.59%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.87%) Linux
2 3 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (4.76%) Unix
3 2 (3.17%) CentOS
3 2 (3.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (65.08%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.40%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (23.81%) MVC
4 9 (14.29%) Project Management
5 8 (12.70%) Test Automation
6 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (9.52%) Migration
7 6 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (7.94%) Business Continuity
8 5 (7.94%) Functional Testing
8 5 (7.94%) Mentoring
8 5 (7.94%) Software Engineering
9 4 (6.35%) Configuration Management
9 4 (6.35%) DevOps
9 4 (6.35%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (6.35%) Risk Management
9 4 (6.35%) Scrum
9 4 (6.35%) Software Testing
9 4 (6.35%) TDD
9 4 (6.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.27%) SQL
2 18 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 17 (26.98%) C#
3 17 (26.98%) Java
4 14 (22.22%) TypeScript
5 11 (17.46%) PowerShell
6 5 (7.94%) PL/SQL
7 4 (6.35%) Python
8 3 (4.76%) Java 8
9 2 (3.17%) XAML
10 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) AWS Certification
1 2 (3.17%) ISTQB
1 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.59%) CISA
2 1 (1.59%) CISM
2 1 (1.59%) CISSP
2 1 (1.59%) CITP
2 1 (1.59%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) VCAP
2 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (3.17%) GAMP
2 2 (3.17%) GxP
2 2 (3.17%) PMO
2 2 (3.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.59%) COBIT
3 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.59%) GDPR
3 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.59%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Ansible
1 3 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.17%) Terraform
3 1 (1.59%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.59%) Kibana
3 1 (1.59%) logstash
3 1 (1.59%) Packer
3 1 (1.59%) Puppet
3 1 (1.59%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.17%) CA
3 2 (3.17%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (3.17%) SAP
4 1 (1.59%) Charles River
4 1 (1.59%) EMC
4 1 (1.59%) HP
4 1 (1.59%) NetApp
4 1 (1.59%) RedGate
4 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.59%) TOWER Software
4 1 (1.59%) VMware