Period
to 21 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Senior Developer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 60 59
Rank change year-on-year -27 -1 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 37 85 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.58% 2.81% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 2.93% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 75 44
Edinburgh median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £389 £361 £333
90th Percentile £600 £491 £525
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £45.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,210 2,899 2,174
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 95.93% 95.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,189 1,650 1,320
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% -
10th Percentile £258 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 43 22
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -14.27% +16.98%
10th Percentile £11.16 £10.31 £12.55
90th Percentile £41.60 £43.90 £43.39
Scotland median hourly rate £21.92 £16.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +34.88% -35.00% +19.05%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Edinburgh

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Edinburgh

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in Edinburgh

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Edinburgh

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 29 (78.38%) Java
2 24 (64.86%) Spring
3 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (48.65%) CSS
5 17 (45.95%) HTML
6 16 (43.24%) TDD
7 15 (40.54%) JavaScript
8 14 (37.84%) Scrum
9 12 (32.43%) Integration Testing
9 12 (32.43%) BDD
9 12 (32.43%) Java 8
10 11 (29.73%) HTML5
10 11 (29.73%) Finance
11 10 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (27.03%) Apache Camel
12 8 (21.62%) REST
12 8 (21.62%) RESTful
12 8 (21.62%) Microservices
13 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
13 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
14 6 (16.22%) Degree
14 6 (16.22%) Linux
15 5 (13.51%) Banking
15 5 (13.51%) Kanban
15 5 (13.51%) Sass
15 5 (13.51%) Spring Boot
16 4 (10.81%) Front End Development
16 4 (10.81%) Cucumber
16 4 (10.81%) JSON
16 4 (10.81%) Git (software)

Senior Developer Skill Set
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 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.70%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) GitHub
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.70%) Google Play
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.70%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) Big Data
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Cucumber
1 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.11%) GitLab
3 2 (5.41%) Flyway
3 2 (5.41%) Hudson
3 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.41%) Mockito
4 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.70%) Maven
4 1 (2.70%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (64.86%) Spring
2 18 (48.65%) CSS
3 17 (45.95%) HTML
4 11 (29.73%) HTML5
5 10 (27.03%) Apache Camel
6 8 (21.62%) REST
6 8 (21.62%) RESTful
7 5 (13.51%) Sass
7 5 (13.51%) Spring Boot
8 4 (10.81%) JSON
8 4 (10.81%) Web Services
9 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
9 3 (8.11%) React
9 3 (8.11%) Spring MVC
9 3 (8.11%) Spring Web Flow
9 3 (8.11%) Thymeleaf
10 2 (5.41%) .NET
10 2 (5.41%) Android SDK
10 2 (5.41%) SOAP
11 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) User Experience
2 2 (5.41%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.70%) Animation
3 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.41%) Android
4 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (43.24%) TDD
3 14 (37.84%) Scrum
4 12 (32.43%) BDD
4 12 (32.43%) Integration Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (21.62%) Microservices
7 5 (13.51%) Kanban
8 4 (10.81%) Front End Development
8 4 (10.81%) MVC
8 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
9 3 (8.11%) Coaching
9 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
9 3 (8.11%) iOS Development
9 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.11%) OO
9 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
10 2 (5.41%) Data Protection
10 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
10 2 (5.41%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 29 (78.38%) Java
2 15 (40.54%) JavaScript
3 12 (32.43%) Java 8
4 4 (10.81%) SQL
5 3 (8.11%) Apple Swift
6 2 (5.41%) C++
6 2 (5.41%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.70%) C#
7 1 (2.70%) ES6
7 1 (2.70%) Kotlin
7 1 (2.70%) Perl
7 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
1 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) Degree
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Ansible
1 1 (2.70%) Kibana
1 1 (2.70%) logstash
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Vermilion
2 1 (2.70%) Apple
2 1 (2.70%) Google
2 1 (2.70%) Informatica
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) Teradata
2 1 (2.70%) VMware