The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 53 76 77
Rank change year-on-year +23 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 18 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.00% 0.92% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 0.96% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 9
Median daily rate £400 £420 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +6.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £388 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.48% +14.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 855 1456 1362
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.79% 96.04% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 791 765
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 17
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Edinburgh

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 25 (65.79%) JavaScript
2 23 (60.53%) Java
2 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (55.26%) HTML
4 19 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 18 (47.37%) CSS
6 17 (44.74%) TDD
7 16 (42.11%) jQuery
7 16 (42.11%) Scrum
8 15 (39.47%) HTML5
9 13 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (31.58%) Spring
11 11 (28.95%) Hibernate
12 10 (26.32%) SQL
12 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
13 9 (23.68%) BDD
13 9 (23.68%) Finance
13 9 (23.68%) CSS3
14 8 (21.05%) Sass
14 8 (21.05%) Oracle
14 8 (21.05%) Python
14 8 (21.05%) Kanban
15 7 (18.42%) NoSQL
15 7 (18.42%) Subversion
15 7 (18.42%) Maven
15 7 (18.42%) Web Development
15 7 (18.42%) Java EE
15 7 (18.42%) JBoss
15 7 (18.42%) MVC
15 7 (18.42%) Jenkins

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (18.42%) JBoss
2 6 (15.79%) Tomcat
3 4 (10.53%) Apache
3 4 (10.53%) CMS
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) NoSQL
2 4 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.53%) MySQL
2 4 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.26%) Data Mart
3 2 (5.26%) GIS
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.63%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (2.63%) Pentaho
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
2 7 (18.42%) Maven
2 7 (18.42%) Subversion
3 5 (13.16%) Selenium
4 4 (10.53%) Ant
4 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
4 4 (10.53%) Gradle
4 4 (10.53%) Jasmine
4 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
5 3 (7.89%) Bower
5 3 (7.89%) Eclipse
5 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.26%) Mockito
6 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.63%) Babel
7 1 (2.63%) JProfiler
7 1 (2.63%) JUnit
7 1 (2.63%) Mocha
7 1 (2.63%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (55.26%) HTML
2 19 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 18 (47.37%) CSS
4 16 (42.11%) jQuery
5 15 (39.47%) HTML5
6 12 (31.58%) Spring
7 11 (28.95%) Hibernate
8 9 (23.68%) CSS3
9 8 (21.05%) Sass
10 7 (18.42%) Java EE
10 7 (18.42%) Node.js
10 7 (18.42%) React
11 6 (15.79%) .NET
11 6 (15.79%) RESTful
11 6 (15.79%) Web Services
12 5 (13.16%) Ember.js
12 5 (13.16%) J2EE
13 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
13 4 (10.53%) Backbone.js
13 4 (10.53%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) User Experience
2 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (44.74%) TDD
3 16 (42.11%) Scrum
4 13 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (23.68%) BDD
6 8 (21.05%) Kanban
7 7 (18.42%) MVC
7 7 (18.42%) Web Development
8 6 (15.79%) Continuous Deployment
8 6 (15.79%) Front End Development
9 5 (13.16%) DevOps
9 5 (13.16%) Unit Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Coaching
10 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
11 3 (7.89%) SOA
12 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
12 2 (5.26%) Investment Management
12 2 (5.26%) OO
12 2 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 25 (65.79%) JavaScript
2 23 (60.53%) Java
3 10 (26.32%) SQL
4 8 (21.05%) Python
5 4 (10.53%) ES6
5 4 (10.53%) Perl
6 3 (7.89%) CoffeeScript
7 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.63%) C#
8 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
2 2 (5.26%) TIBCO
2 2 (5.26%) Vermilion
3 1 (2.63%) Progress
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