Period
to 27 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 54 79
Rank change year-on-year +8 +25 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 66 75 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.49% 2.95% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.69% 3.12% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 49 55
Edinburgh median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £398 £361 £350
90th Percentile £575 £600 £495
Scotland median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

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 1,789 2,405 2,815
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 94.50% 96.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 1,278 1,680
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £269
90th Percentile £575 £575 £571
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 22
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +42.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.38 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.63 £48.13
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +25.87%

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020, 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 41 (62.12%) JavaScript
2 27 (40.91%) Public Sector
3 25 (37.88%) Java
4 24 (36.36%) NoSQL
5 21 (31.82%) AWS
6 20 (30.30%) Unit Testing
6 20 (30.30%) HTML
7 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (27.27%) Spring
7 18 (27.27%) React
8 17 (25.76%) CSS
8 17 (25.76%) REST
8 17 (25.76%) AngularJS
9 16 (24.24%) Test Automation
9 16 (24.24%) Python
9 16 (24.24%) Spring Boot
9 16 (24.24%) Serverless
10 15 (22.73%) Infrastructure as Code
10 15 (22.73%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (21.21%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (21.21%) Node.js
11 14 (21.21%) Docker
11 14 (21.21%) Java 8
12 13 (19.70%) CQRS
12 13 (19.70%) Amazon S3
12 13 (19.70%) Azure
12 13 (19.70%) Finance
13 12 (18.18%) MongoDB
13 12 (18.18%) Jenkins
13 12 (18.18%) Flask

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 3 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (1.52%) Apache
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 21 (31.82%) AWS
2 16 (24.24%) Serverless
3 15 (22.73%) AWS Lambda
4 13 (19.70%) Amazon S3
4 13 (19.70%) Azure
5 12 (18.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (13.64%) PaaS
7 8 (12.12%) SaaS
8 6 (9.09%) GCP
8 6 (9.09%) OpenShift
9 3 (4.55%) GitHub
9 3 (4.55%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (1.52%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (1.52%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (36.36%) NoSQL
2 14 (21.21%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (18.18%) MongoDB
4 11 (16.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (7.58%) MySQL
6 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.52%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.52%) Grunt
3 1 (1.52%) gulp
3 1 (1.52%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.52%) Mocha
3 1 (1.52%) Mockito
General
1 27 (40.91%) Public Sector
2 13 (19.70%) Finance
3 4 (6.06%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Electronics
4 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.30%) HTML
2 18 (27.27%) React
2 18 (27.27%) Spring
3 17 (25.76%) AngularJS
3 17 (25.76%) CSS
3 17 (25.76%) REST
4 16 (24.24%) Spring Boot
5 14 (21.21%) Node.js
6 12 (18.18%) Flask
7 10 (15.15%) .NET
8 5 (7.58%) JSON
9 4 (6.06%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (6.06%) Vue.js
10 3 (4.55%) Ajax
10 3 (4.55%) OAuth
10 3 (4.55%) OAuth2
10 3 (4.55%) Spring Security
10 3 (4.55%) XHTML
10 3 (4.55%) XML
11 2 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) User Experience
2 6 (9.09%) Cloud Native
3 3 (4.55%) CMDB
4 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.06%) Android
2 3 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (1.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.30%) Unit Testing
2 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (24.24%) Test Automation
4 15 (22.73%) Infrastructure as Code
5 13 (19.70%) CQRS
6 12 (18.18%) DevOps
7 11 (16.67%) Microservices
8 10 (15.15%) ETL
9 8 (12.12%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (10.61%) Code Coverage
11 6 (9.09%) Software Engineering
12 5 (7.58%) Analytics
12 5 (7.58%) Domain-Driven Design
12 5 (7.58%) Front End Development
12 5 (7.58%) Service Delivery
12 5 (7.58%) TDD
13 4 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
14 3 (4.55%) Content Management
14 3 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
14 3 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 41 (62.12%) JavaScript
2 25 (37.88%) Java
3 16 (24.24%) Python
4 14 (21.21%) Java 8
5 9 (13.64%) C#
5 9 (13.64%) TypeScript
6 8 (12.12%) Bash Shell
7 5 (7.58%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.55%) Kotlin
9 2 (3.03%) Apex Code
9 2 (3.03%) Apple Swift
9 2 (3.03%) Objective-C
9 2 (3.03%) Perl
9 2 (3.03%) SQL
10 1 (1.52%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1 (1.52%) Degree
System Software
1 14 (21.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.03%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.52%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) Google
2 3 (4.55%) IBM
2 3 (4.55%) ServiceNow
3 2 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.52%) Informatica
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle
4 1 (1.52%) SAP
4 1 (1.52%) Talend
4 1 (1.52%) Vermilion