The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £385 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 92 74
Rank change year-on-year +22 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 9 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.73% 0.67% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.70% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 9
Median daily rate £385 £396 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +13.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £200 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £442 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +11.07% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -5.52% +4.48%  

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 1181 1287 1343
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.17% 95.55% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 707 701
Median daily rate £375 £396 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.30% +11.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 18
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 7 (50.00%) Java
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 5 (35.71%) XML
2 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) MVC
3 4 (28.57%) N-Tier
3 4 (28.57%) CSS
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 4 (28.57%) Informatics
3 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
3 4 (28.57%) QA
3 4 (28.57%) Web Services
3 4 (28.57%) Use Case
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (28.57%) SDLC
3 4 (28.57%) Spatial Data
4 3 (21.43%) Microservices
4 3 (21.43%) WPF
4 3 (21.43%) JSON
4 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
4 3 (21.43%) ADO.NET
4 3 (21.43%) SOAP
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle

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:

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Adobe Premiere
1 2 (14.29%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Spatial Data
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Redis
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 5 (35.71%) XML
3 4 (28.57%) CSS
3 4 (28.57%) Web Services
4 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
4 3 (21.43%) ADO.NET
4 3 (21.43%) JSON
4 3 (21.43%) SOAP
4 3 (21.43%) WPF
5 2 (14.29%) .NET Core
5 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
5 2 (14.29%) NHibernate
5 2 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (14.29%) REST
5 2 (14.29%) SignalR
5 2 (14.29%) Swagger
6 1 (7.14%) Node.js
6 1 (7.14%) WCF
6 1 (7.14%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) N-Tier
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
3 1 (7.14%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Informatics
2 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 4 (28.57%) MVC
2 4 (28.57%) SDLC
2 4 (28.57%) Use Case
3 3 (21.43%) Microservices
3 3 (21.43%) SOA
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) API Design
4 2 (14.29%) API Development
4 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) ETL
5 1 (7.14%) MVVM
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) C++
3 2 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Avaya
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft