Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 52 54
Rank change year-on-year -18 +2 -14
Contract jobs citing SDLC 70 92 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.35% 3.29% 3.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 3.88% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 61 38
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £310
90th Percentile £570 £675 £466
Scotland median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £47.25
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £47.25
% change year-on-year +2.04% -22.22% +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 2,641 2,370 1,976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.68% 84.76% 85.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,355 1,386 1,134
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £277 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £554 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
% change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 22
Edinburgh median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £17.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +13.27% +10.36%
10th Percentile £10.93 £11.20 £11.05
90th Percentile £44.27 £39.20 £47.91
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.88 £30.50
% change year-on-year -6.98% -11.89% +52.50%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 55 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (35.71%) SQL
3 23 (32.86%) JavaScript
4 19 (27.14%) HTML
4 19 (27.14%) Java
4 19 (27.14%) .NET
5 18 (25.71%) SQL Server
5 18 (25.71%) Finance
5 18 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (25.71%) AngularJS
6 17 (24.29%) HTML5
6 17 (24.29%) CSS
6 17 (24.29%) C#
6 17 (24.29%) React
7 15 (21.43%) Visual Studio
8 13 (18.57%) RDBMS
8 13 (18.57%) MVC
8 13 (18.57%) TypeScript
8 13 (18.57%) CSS3
8 13 (18.57%) Relational Database
9 12 (17.14%) Git (software)
9 12 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (17.14%) jQuery
9 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET
9 12 (17.14%) XML
10 11 (15.71%) SharePoint
10 11 (15.71%) NUnit
10 11 (15.71%) PowerShell
10 11 (15.71%) .NET Framework

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 (15.71%) SharePoint
1 11 (15.71%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (4.29%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.43%) Apache
3 1 (1.43%) Confluence
3 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.71%) Office 365
2 5 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.43%) IaaS
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.43%) PaaS
4 1 (1.43%) SaaS
4 1 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 13 (18.57%) RDBMS
2 13 (18.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.86%) MySQL
3 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.43%) Big Data
4 1 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.43%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.43%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 12 (17.14%) Git (software)
2 12 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (15.71%) NUnit
4 6 (8.57%) Selenium
5 5 (7.14%) Protractor
6 4 (5.71%) Cucumber
6 4 (5.71%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.71%) Maven
7 3 (4.29%) Gradle
8 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.86%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (2.86%) JIRA
8 2 (2.86%) JUnit
8 2 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (2.86%) Subversion
8 2 (2.86%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.43%) Liquibase
9 1 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
General
1 18 (25.71%) Finance
2 7 (10.00%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Advertising
4 2 (2.86%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 34 (48.57%) Developer
2 10 (14.29%) Analyst
2 10 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
3 8 (11.43%) Java Developer
4 5 (7.14%) Architect
4 5 (7.14%) Python Developer
5 4 (5.71%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.29%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Consultant
6 3 (4.29%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (2.86%) .NET Developer
7 2 (2.86%) C# Developer
7 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL Developer
7 2 (2.86%) QA Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Software Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.86%) SQL Developer
7 2 (2.86%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.14%) .NET
1 19 (27.14%) HTML
2 18 (25.71%) AngularJS
3 17 (24.29%) CSS
3 17 (24.29%) HTML5
3 17 (24.29%) React
4 13 (18.57%) CSS3
5 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET
5 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (17.14%) jQuery
5 12 (17.14%) XML
6 11 (15.71%) .NET Framework
6 11 (15.71%) KnockoutJS
7 6 (8.57%) REST
8 5 (7.14%) Django
8 5 (7.14%) GraphQL
8 5 (7.14%) RESTful
8 5 (7.14%) Web Services
9 4 (5.71%) Spring
10 3 (4.29%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.86%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.43%) Equities
4 1 (1.43%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.43%) User Experience
4 1 (1.43%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Linux
2 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (4.29%) Unix
2 3 (4.29%) Windows
3 2 (2.86%) CentOS
4 1 (1.43%) Android
4 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (18.57%) MVC
4 11 (15.71%) Test Automation
5 10 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 9 (12.86%) DevOps
6 9 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (12.86%) Project Management
7 8 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 7 (10.00%) Scrum
9 6 (8.57%) Analytics
9 6 (8.57%) Coaching
9 6 (8.57%) Functional Testing
10 5 (7.14%) BDD
10 5 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (7.14%) Migration
10 5 (7.14%) Software Testing
10 5 (7.14%) TDD
10 5 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 25 (35.71%) SQL
2 23 (32.86%) JavaScript
3 19 (27.14%) Java
4 17 (24.29%) C#
5 13 (18.57%) TypeScript
6 11 (15.71%) PowerShell
7 10 (14.29%) Python
8 4 (5.71%) PL/SQL
9 3 (4.29%) PHP
10 2 (2.86%) XAML
11 1 (1.43%) Java 8
11 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (4.29%) Degree
2 2 (2.86%) AWS Certification
2 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.43%) CISA
3 1 (1.43%) CISM
3 1 (1.43%) CISSP
3 1 (1.43%) CITP
3 1 (1.43%) VCAP
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (2.86%) GAMP
2 2 (2.86%) GxP
2 2 (2.86%) PMO
2 2 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.43%) COBIT
3 1 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.43%) GDPR
3 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Ansible
1 3 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.86%) Terraform
3 1 (1.43%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.43%) Kibana
3 1 (1.43%) logstash
3 1 (1.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (7.14%) Oracle
2 3 (4.29%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.86%) CA
3 2 (2.86%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.86%) SAP
4 1 (1.43%) Charles River
4 1 (1.43%) EMC
4 1 (1.43%) HP
4 1 (1.43%) NetApp
4 1 (1.43%) RedGate
4 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.43%) TOWER Software
4 1 (1.43%) VMware