Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 80 82
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 61 47 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.07% 2.22% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 2.29% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 40 33
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £314 £319 £313
90th Percentile £475 £475 £521
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.31% +6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 2821 2049 3049
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 96.61% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1661 1199 1573
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% -3.03%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £258
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 26
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.54 £10.99
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.91 £40.32
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 32 (52.46%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (47.54%) Java
3 27 (44.26%) JavaScript
4 21 (34.43%) TDD
5 17 (27.87%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (24.59%) SQL
7 14 (22.95%) XML
7 14 (22.95%) Spring
7 14 (22.95%) AngularJS
8 13 (21.31%) BDD
8 13 (21.31%) HTML
8 13 (21.31%) .NET
9 12 (19.67%) CSS
9 12 (19.67%) MVC
9 12 (19.67%) Git (software)
10 11 (18.03%) RESTful
10 11 (18.03%) Kanban
10 11 (18.03%) Python
10 11 (18.03%) JSON
11 10 (16.39%) SOA
11 10 (16.39%) C#
11 10 (16.39%) Finance
12 9 (14.75%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
12 9 (14.75%) Linux
12 9 (14.75%) Java EE
12 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
12 9 (14.75%) NoSQL
12 9 (14.75%) Jenkins
12 9 (14.75%) React

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 7 (11.48%) JBoss
2 4 (6.56%) CMS
3 3 (4.92%) ColdFusion
3 3 (4.92%) Drupal
4 2 (3.28%) nginx
5 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.64%) GeoServer
5 1 (1.64%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.64%) SAS
5 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.92%) Google Analytics
3 2 (3.28%) npm
3 2 (3.28%) Yarn
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.64%) GitHub
4 1 (1.64%) IaaS
4 1 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) NoSQL
1 9 (14.75%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.84%) MongoDB
3 5 (8.20%) Redis
4 4 (6.56%) GIS
4 4 (6.56%) MySQL
5 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.64%) Aerospike
6 1 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.64%) Big Data
6 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.64%) HBase
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.64%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.64%) QlikView
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (19.67%) Git (software)
2 9 (14.75%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.84%) Eclipse
4 4 (6.56%) Subversion
5 3 (4.92%) JProfiler
5 3 (4.92%) Selenium
6 2 (3.28%) Bower
6 2 (3.28%) Gradle
6 2 (3.28%) Hudson
6 2 (3.28%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (3.28%) Maven
6 2 (3.28%) Mocha
6 2 (3.28%) PhantomJS
6 2 (3.28%) webpack
7 1 (1.64%) Ant
7 1 (1.64%) CocoaPods
7 1 (1.64%) GitLab
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.64%) Xcode
General
1 10 (16.39%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.95%) AngularJS
1 14 (22.95%) Spring
1 14 (22.95%) XML
2 13 (21.31%) .NET
2 13 (21.31%) HTML
3 12 (19.67%) CSS
4 11 (18.03%) JSON
4 11 (18.03%) RESTful
5 9 (14.75%) Java EE
5 9 (14.75%) React
6 8 (13.11%) .NET Framework
6 8 (13.11%) Node.js
7 6 (9.84%) .NET Core
7 6 (9.84%) ASP.NET
7 6 (9.84%) SignalR
7 6 (9.84%) SOAP
7 6 (9.84%) Web Services
8 5 (8.20%) NHibernate
8 5 (8.20%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (8.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.92%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.28%) User Experience
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.75%) Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (52.46%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (34.43%) TDD
3 17 (27.87%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (21.31%) BDD
5 12 (19.67%) MVC
6 11 (18.03%) Kanban
7 10 (16.39%) SOA
8 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
9 8 (13.11%) Scrum
9 8 (13.11%) SDLC
10 6 (9.84%) Analytics
10 6 (9.84%) Use Case
10 6 (9.84%) Web Development
11 5 (8.20%) Application Performance Monitoring
11 5 (8.20%) Microservices
11 5 (8.20%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (8.20%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (8.20%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (8.20%) Unit Testing
11 5 (8.20%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) Java
2 27 (44.26%) JavaScript
3 15 (24.59%) SQL
4 11 (18.03%) Python
5 10 (16.39%) C#
6 6 (9.84%) PHP
7 4 (6.56%) PL/SQL
7 4 (6.56%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.92%) ES6
9 2 (3.28%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (3.28%) Perl
9 2 (3.28%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.64%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.64%) Scala
10 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Degree
2 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.64%) HND
3 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) QA
2 3 (4.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) Docker
2 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Ansible
2 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (9.84%) Oracle
1 6 (9.84%) Pega
2 5 (8.20%) Google
2 5 (8.20%) VMware
3 2 (3.28%) Facebook
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.28%) Twitter
4 1 (1.64%) Informatica
4 1 (1.64%) Teradata