Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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 Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 93 119
Rank change year-on-year -21 +26 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 27 37 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.91% 1.32% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.38% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 5
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +19.27%
10th Percentile £268 £247 £281
90th Percentile £465 £600 £445
Scotland median daily rate £350 £394 £325
% change year-on-year -11.11% +21.15% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £44.27 £35.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.49% -18.60% +6.49%
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year +3.61% -4.05% +7.11%

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 2,837 2,686 2,227
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.49% 96.13% 96.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,453 1,571 1,288
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £259 £255 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 19 29
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -19.74% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.36 £11.40
90th Percentile £42.48 £36.68 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year -21.35% +14.10% -2.50%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (40.74%) Java
3 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (29.63%) SQL
5 7 (25.93%) C++
5 7 (25.93%) Finance
5 7 (25.93%) Web Development
5 7 (25.93%) Banking
6 6 (22.22%) C#
7 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
7 5 (18.52%) JIRA
7 5 (18.52%) Node.js
7 5 (18.52%) REST
8 4 (14.81%) Microservices
8 4 (14.81%) Algorithms
8 4 (14.81%) Spring
8 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Image Processing
8 4 (14.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 4 (14.81%) SOAP
8 4 (14.81%) UML
8 4 (14.81%) OO
9 3 (11.11%) Embedded C
9 3 (11.11%) Middleware
9 3 (11.11%) OOP
9 3 (11.11%) LDAP
9 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
9 3 (11.11%) OOD
9 3 (11.11%) SOA
9 3 (11.11%) CSS

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 3 (11.11%) Confluence
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) NuGet
1 1 (3.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Bluetooth
1 1 (3.70%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) Big Data
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) JIRA
1 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.41%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.70%) Gradle
4 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (25.93%) Banking
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Electronics
2 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.41%) Avionics
4 1 (3.70%) Law
4 1 (3.70%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Node.js
1 5 (18.52%) REST
2 4 (14.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 4 (14.81%) SOAP
2 4 (14.81%) Spring
3 3 (11.11%) .NET
3 3 (11.11%) CSS
3 3 (11.11%) Ext JS
3 3 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 3 (11.11%) HTML
3 3 (11.11%) LDAP
3 3 (11.11%) Middleware
3 3 (11.11%) React
3 3 (11.11%) Redux
3 3 (11.11%) Spring Boot
4 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.41%) CSS3
4 2 (7.41%) HTML5
4 2 (7.41%) Web Services
5 1 (3.70%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Algorithms
2 3 (11.11%) iPad
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) VxWorks
2 1 (3.70%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) Web Development
4 4 (14.81%) Image Processing
4 4 (14.81%) Microservices
4 4 (14.81%) OO
4 4 (14.81%) UML
4 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
5 3 (11.11%) DevOps
5 3 (11.11%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 3 (11.11%) OOD
5 3 (11.11%) OOP
5 3 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (11.11%) Scrum
5 3 (11.11%) SOA
5 3 (11.11%) Software Architecture
5 3 (11.11%) SOLID
5 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Java
2 8 (29.63%) SQL
3 7 (25.93%) C++
4 6 (22.22%) C#
5 3 (11.11%) C
5 3 (11.11%) Embedded C
5 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 3 (11.11%) VB
5 3 (11.11%) VBA
6 2 (7.41%) MATLAB
6 2 (7.41%) Python
7 1 (3.70%) Java 8
7 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Ansible
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Atlassian
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft