Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 48 45
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +7
Contract jobs citing SDLC 87 67 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.01% 3.22% 3.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 3.78% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 43 42
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £310 £301 £284
90th Percentile £554 £675 £498
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £395
% change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £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 2,517 1,772 2,456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 86.97% 85.11% 85.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,498 1,090 1,354
Edinburgh median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £290 £259 £275
90th Percentile £569 £550 £554
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 13
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £16.93 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.73% +7.05% -49.39%
10th Percentile £12.74 £12.37 £11.10
90th Percentile £48.28 £43.77 £43.50
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -32.69% -27.78% +20.00%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 60 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (39.08%) TDD
3 30 (34.48%) Java
4 29 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 25 (28.74%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (28.74%) Finance
6 23 (26.44%) Spring
7 21 (24.14%) SQL
8 19 (21.84%) Oracle
9 18 (20.69%) Hibernate
9 18 (20.69%) BDD
10 17 (19.54%) Selenium
10 17 (19.54%) JavaScript
11 16 (18.39%) Unix
11 16 (18.39%) JBoss
11 16 (18.39%) SOA
11 16 (18.39%) Drools
12 15 (17.24%) ETL
12 15 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (16.09%) QA
13 14 (16.09%) Git (software)
14 13 (14.94%) Informatica
15 12 (13.79%) Open Source
15 12 (13.79%) Cucumber
15 12 (13.79%) React
16 11 (12.64%) AngularJS
16 11 (12.64%) Relational Database
16 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (12.64%) Test Management
17 10 (11.49%) RESTful

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 16 (18.39%) JBoss
2 2 (2.30%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.15%) Confluence
3 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.15%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.15%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (2.30%) GitHub
3 1 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.15%) IaaS
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.15%) PaaS
3 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (12.64%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.60%) Big Data
5 3 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.30%) MySQL
6 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.15%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 17 (19.54%) Selenium
2 14 (16.09%) Git (software)
3 12 (13.79%) Cucumber
4 8 (9.20%) Jenkins
5 7 (8.05%) Maven
6 4 (4.60%) Ant
7 3 (3.45%) JIRA
7 3 (3.45%) Protractor
7 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.30%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.30%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.15%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.15%) Eclipse RCP
9 1 (1.15%) GitLab
9 1 (1.15%) Gradle
9 1 (1.15%) IBM UrbanCode
9 1 (1.15%) JBehave
9 1 (1.15%) Mockito
General
1 25 (28.74%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Banking
3 5 (5.75%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.45%) Advertising
5 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.15%) Digital Economy
6 1 (1.15%) Legal
6 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (41.38%) Developer
2 18 (20.69%) Java Developer
3 10 (11.49%) Analyst
4 9 (10.34%) Lead Developer
4 9 (10.34%) Lead Java Developer
5 8 (9.20%) ETL Tester
5 8 (9.20%) Test Automation Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Test Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Tester
6 5 (5.75%) ETL Developer
6 5 (5.75%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.75%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Java Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Performance Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.30%) Agile Business Analyst
9 2 (2.30%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (26.44%) Spring
2 18 (20.69%) Hibernate
3 16 (18.39%) Drools
4 12 (13.79%) React
5 11 (12.64%) AngularJS
6 10 (11.49%) CSS
6 10 (11.49%) HTML
6 10 (11.49%) RESTful
7 9 (10.34%) HTML5
8 8 (9.20%) Web Services
9 6 (6.90%) CSS3
10 5 (5.75%) Django
11 4 (4.60%) Express
11 4 (4.60%) JMS
11 4 (4.60%) Spring MVC
12 3 (3.45%) .NET
12 3 (3.45%) JSON
12 3 (3.45%) REST
12 3 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 2 (2.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.60%) Virtual Team
3 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.30%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.30%) User Experience
5 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.39%) Unix
2 2 (2.30%) Android
2 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.30%) Linux
2 2 (2.30%) Windows
3 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (39.08%) TDD
3 29 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 25 (28.74%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (20.69%) BDD
6 16 (18.39%) SOA
7 15 (17.24%) ETL
8 12 (13.79%) Open Source
9 11 (12.64%) Test Management
10 10 (11.49%) Coaching
10 10 (11.49%) DevOps
10 10 (11.49%) Software Engineering
11 9 (10.34%) Scrum
11 9 (10.34%) Software Testing
12 8 (9.20%) Defect Management
13 7 (8.05%) Mentoring
14 6 (6.90%) API Design
14 6 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (6.90%) Kanban
14 6 (6.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.48%) Java
2 21 (24.14%) SQL
3 17 (19.54%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.34%) Python
5 4 (4.60%) PHP
6 3 (3.45%) C#
7 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.15%) C++
8 1 (1.15%) Groovy
8 1 (1.15%) Java 8
8 1 (1.15%) Ruby
8 1 (1.15%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (9.20%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (1.15%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.09%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) Ansible
1 3 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.30%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.15%) Puppet
3 1 (1.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (21.84%) Oracle
2 13 (14.94%) Informatica
3 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.30%) HP
5 1 (1.15%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.15%) Pega
5 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com