Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 41 58
Rank change year-on-year -37 +17 -5
Contract jobs citing SDLC 48 112 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.92% 3.96% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 4.52% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 86 25
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £312 £283 £256
90th Percentile £538 £544 £465
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £45.00
Scotland median hourly rate £19.50 - £36.00

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 2,174 2,480 1,525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 86.82% 87.69% 86.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,149 1,482 934
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £288 £258
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 19 31
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -6.67% -1.10%
10th Percentile £14.63 £14.63 £14.05
90th Percentile £46.80 £126.90 £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £22.88 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +8.93% +7.69% -40.00%

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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019, 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 24 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (35.42%) SQL
3 14 (29.17%) Finance
4 13 (27.08%) .NET
4 13 (27.08%) Java
5 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 11 (22.92%) Linux
7 10 (20.83%) Oracle
8 8 (16.67%) Banking
8 8 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (14.58%) Jenkins
9 7 (14.58%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (14.58%) Visual Studio
9 7 (14.58%) Project Management
10 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET
10 6 (12.50%) C#
10 6 (12.50%) HTML
10 6 (12.50%) PL/SQL
10 6 (12.50%) Maven
10 6 (12.50%) Scrum
10 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 6 (12.50%) Release Management
11 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
11 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (10.42%) JPA
11 5 (10.42%) DevOps
11 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
11 5 (10.42%) Workflow
11 5 (10.42%) Migration
11 5 (10.42%) TDD

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 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.08%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.08%) Confluence
2 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.08%) SAS
2 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.25%) Office 365
3 2 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.08%) Route 53
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) DNS
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
1 1 (2.08%) Intranet
1 1 (2.08%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (2.08%) Skype
1 1 (2.08%) SSL
1 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.17%) Power BI
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.08%) Big Data
5 1 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.08%) Data Lake
5 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (14.58%) Jenkins
2 7 (14.58%) Visual Studio
3 6 (12.50%) Maven
4 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
4 5 (10.42%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (6.25%) JIRA
5 3 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (4.17%) MSTest
6 2 (4.17%) NUnit
6 2 (4.17%) Protractor
6 2 (4.17%) Selenium
6 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.08%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.08%) Gradle
7 1 (2.08%) JUnit
7 1 (2.08%) Liquibase
7 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 14 (29.17%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Developer
2 8 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Business Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Delivery Manager
3 5 (10.42%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Developer
4 4 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL Developer
4 4 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 4 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
5 3 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Charles River Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Charles River Business Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.17%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (4.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (4.17%) Release and Configuration Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.08%) .NET
2 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 6 (12.50%) HTML
3 5 (10.42%) JPA
4 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 4 (8.33%) Apache Camel
4 4 (8.33%) Java EE
5 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (6.25%) CSS
5 3 (6.25%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (6.25%) WinForms
6 2 (4.17%) Entity Framework
6 2 (4.17%) jQuery
6 2 (4.17%) Middleware
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (4.17%) REST
6 2 (4.17%) Sass
6 2 (4.17%) Spring
6 2 (4.17%) Web Services
7 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.25%) Equities
2 3 (6.25%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.17%) Clustering
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Licensing
3 2 (4.17%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) EMC Centera
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) PMI
4 1 (2.08%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) Android
2 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (6.25%) Unix
2 3 (6.25%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.17%) CentOS
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.58%) Continuous Delivery
2 7 (14.58%) Project Management
3 6 (12.50%) Release Management
3 6 (12.50%) Scrum
3 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 5 (10.42%) Business Continuity
4 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
4 5 (10.42%) DevOps
4 5 (10.42%) Migration
4 5 (10.42%) TDD
4 5 (10.42%) Workflow
5 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (8.33%) ITIL
5 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 4 (8.33%) MVC
5 4 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 3 (6.25%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) SQL
2 13 (27.08%) Java
3 6 (12.50%) C#
3 6 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 4 (8.33%) Java 8
4 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.17%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.08%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.08%) APMP
2 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.08%) CISA
2 1 (2.08%) CISM
2 1 (2.08%) CISSP
2 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.08%) PMP
2 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.17%) PMO
3 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.08%) GDPR
3 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Ansible
2 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.17%) Terraform
4 1 (2.08%) Kibana
4 1 (2.08%) logstash
4 1 (2.08%) Packer
4 1 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Oracle
2 3 (6.25%) Charles River
2 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.08%) CA
4 1 (2.08%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (2.08%) EMC
4 1 (2.08%) RedGate
4 1 (2.08%) TOWER Software