Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 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 Software Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 126 130
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 14 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.48% 0.046% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.048% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Edinburgh median daily rate £600 - -
Scotland median daily rate £556 £330 -
% change year-on-year +68.56% - -
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 2781 2086 3069
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 96.75% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1631 1206 1587
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -0.64%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £260
90th Percentile £545 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 28
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 £11.09
90th Percentile £41.75 £50.91 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.50 £23.35
% change year-on-year +22.48% -29.34% +33.43%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Senior Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (78.57%) Scrum
3 11 (78.57%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
4 10 (71.43%) RESTful
4 10 (71.43%) Degree
5 9 (64.29%) JSON
5 9 (64.29%) SOA
5 9 (64.29%) Java
5 9 (64.29%) Jenkins
6 8 (57.14%) Web Services
6 8 (57.14%) Configuration Management
6 8 (57.14%) Spring
7 7 (50.00%) JMX
7 7 (50.00%) Payment Gateway
7 7 (50.00%) Mockito
7 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
8 6 (42.86%) Puppet
8 6 (42.86%) REST
8 6 (42.86%) GitHub
8 6 (42.86%) GitLab
8 6 (42.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (42.86%) Microservices
8 6 (42.86%) Linux
8 6 (42.86%) Finance
8 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
8 6 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
9 5 (35.71%) PCI DSS

Senior Software Engineer 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 4 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (7.14%) Apache Spark
3 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) GitHub
2 4 (28.57%) IaaS
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (28.57%) PaaS
3 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (14.29%) Redis
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) Aerospike
2 1 (7.14%) HBase
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Jenkins
2 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (50.00%) Mockito
3 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 6 (42.86%) GitLab
4 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) RESTful
2 9 (64.29%) JSON
3 8 (57.14%) Spring
3 8 (57.14%) Web Services
4 7 (50.00%) JMX
5 6 (42.86%) REST
6 4 (28.57%) .NET
6 4 (28.57%) .NET Core
6 4 (28.57%) .NET Framework
6 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (28.57%) Entity Framework
6 4 (28.57%) SignalR
7 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
8 2 (14.29%) Angular 2
8 2 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (14.29%) OAuth2
8 2 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (14.29%) React
8 2 (14.29%) Sass
8 2 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 4 (28.57%) N-Tier
3 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
3 2 (14.29%) Blog
3 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
1 6 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (78.57%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (78.57%) Scrum
3 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
4 9 (64.29%) SOA
5 8 (57.14%) Configuration Management
6 6 (42.86%) Microservices
7 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
8 4 (28.57%) Multithreading
8 4 (28.57%) MVC
8 4 (28.57%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (28.57%) OOD
8 4 (28.57%) OOP
8 4 (28.57%) TDD
8 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
8 4 (28.57%) Use Case
9 3 (21.43%) CRM
10 2 (14.29%) B2B
10 2 (14.29%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) ES6
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) TypeScript
4 2 (14.29%) XPath
5 1 (7.14%) PHP
5 1 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) Degree
2 6 (42.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (28.57%) MCSD
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) GDPR
1 5 (35.71%) PCI DSS
2 4 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Avaya
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft