The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 29 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.

Software Developer
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 86 79
Rank change year-on-year +20 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.33% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.35% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Median daily rate £315 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £298 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £420 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £52.17 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 862 1446 1377
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.73% 95.89% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 784 779
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 18 9 19
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 £14.48 £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 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 6 (66.67%) Java
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 3 (33.33%) WPF
5 2 (22.22%) Node.js
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
5 2 (22.22%) MVC
5 2 (22.22%) WSDL
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (11.11%) HTML
6 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (11.11%) VB
6 1 (11.11%) XML
6 1 (11.11%) Windows
6 1 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) OO
6 1 (11.11%) OOD
6 1 (11.11%) SOA
6 1 (11.11%) CSS
6 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports

Software 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 (11.11%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 3 (33.33%) WPF
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 2 (22.22%) Node.js
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) WSDL
4 1 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (11.11%) CSS3
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (11.11%) RESTful
4 1 (11.11%) WCF
4 1 (11.11%) WinForms
4 1 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
2 2 (22.22%) MVC
2 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Management
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) MVVM
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) OOD
3 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) DevExpress