Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software 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.

Software Developer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 108 112
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 22 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.75% 0.90% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.93% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 16
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.67% -4.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £269
90th Percentile £425 £450 £450
Scotland median daily rate £380 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +15.15% -5.71% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £46.13 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +82.67% -
Scotland median hourly rate - £41.25 £25.50
% change year-on-year - +61.76% -

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%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 November 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 11 (50.00%) .NET
2 10 (45.45%) CSS
2 10 (45.45%) C#
2 10 (45.45%) HTML
3 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (36.36%) Microservices
5 7 (31.82%) SQL
5 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
6 6 (27.27%) XML
6 6 (27.27%) QA
6 6 (27.27%) Use Case
6 6 (27.27%) SDLC
7 5 (22.73%) .NET Core
7 5 (22.73%) Redis
7 5 (22.73%) SignalR
7 5 (22.73%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (22.73%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (22.73%) Entity Framework
7 5 (22.73%) NHibernate
7 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
7 5 (22.73%) Degree
7 5 (22.73%) JSON
7 5 (22.73%) Python
7 5 (22.73%) N-Tier
7 5 (22.73%) SOA
7 5 (22.73%) MVC
7 5 (22.73%) SOAP
7 5 (22.73%) Java

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 2 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Adobe Premiere
1 2 (9.09%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.09%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) Redis
3 4 (18.18%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) webpack
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) .NET
2 10 (45.45%) CSS
2 10 (45.45%) HTML
3 6 (27.27%) XML
4 5 (22.73%) .NET Core
4 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
4 5 (22.73%) Entity Framework
4 5 (22.73%) JSON
4 5 (22.73%) NHibernate
4 5 (22.73%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (22.73%) SignalR
4 5 (22.73%) SOAP
5 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
6 3 (13.64%) Web Services
7 2 (9.09%) Ajax
7 2 (9.09%) Node.js
7 2 (9.09%) React
7 2 (9.09%) Redux
7 2 (9.09%) RESTful
7 2 (9.09%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) N-Tier
2 3 (13.64%) Digital Media
2 3 (13.64%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (9.09%) User Experience
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (36.36%) Microservices
2 6 (27.27%) SDLC
2 6 (27.27%) Use Case
3 5 (22.73%) MVC
3 5 (22.73%) SOA
3 5 (22.73%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (18.18%) Informatics
4 4 (18.18%) Mathematics
5 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) API Design
6 2 (9.09%) API Development
6 2 (9.09%) Case Management
6 2 (9.09%) Web Development
7 1 (4.55%) Analytics
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.55%) Data Analytics
7 1 (4.55%) Feasibility Study
7 1 (4.55%) Front End Development
7 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) C#
2 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
3 7 (31.82%) SQL
4 5 (22.73%) Java
4 5 (22.73%) Python
5 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
6 2 (9.09%) C++
7 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft