Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 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 Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 112 116
Rank change year-on-year +15 +4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 38 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.29% 0.52% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 0.54% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 6
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £325 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -1.89% +4.33%
10th Percentile £246 £281 £261
90th Percentile £600 £445 £347
Scotland median daily rate £413 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +25.00% +1.54% +14.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +6.49% -
Scotland median hourly rate £38.25 £43.25 £40.38
% change year-on-year -11.56% +7.11% -7.17%

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 2817 2039 3068
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 96.59% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1660 1192 1584
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -4.04%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £258
90th Percentile £549 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +9.00% -2.60% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 27
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 £11.56 £11.04
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.00 £40.30
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
% change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017, 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 38 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 24 (63.16%) Java
3 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (47.37%) RESTful
5 16 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (42.11%) Spring
5 16 (42.11%) Web Services
6 15 (39.47%) JSON
7 14 (36.84%) Linux
7 14 (36.84%) Jenkins
8 13 (34.21%) Scrum
8 13 (34.21%) Test Automation
9 12 (31.58%) Mockito
9 12 (31.58%) Cucumber
9 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
9 12 (31.58%) Degree
10 11 (28.95%) TDD
10 11 (28.95%) Finance
11 10 (26.32%) SOA
11 10 (26.32%) Puppet
11 10 (26.32%) GitHub
11 10 (26.32%) GitLab
12 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
12 9 (23.68%) Configuration Management
13 8 (21.05%) JMX
13 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
13 8 (21.05%) Computer Science
13 8 (21.05%) Microservices
13 8 (21.05%) SDLC
13 8 (21.05%) Payment Gateway

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 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.89%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (5.26%) Apache Spark
3 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 10 (26.32%) GitHub
2 4 (10.53%) IaaS
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.53%) PaaS
3 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) CTI
2 1 (2.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (10.53%) MySQL
2 4 (10.53%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.26%) Aerospike
3 2 (5.26%) HBase
3 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.26%) Redis
3 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Jenkins
2 12 (31.58%) Cucumber
2 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 12 (31.58%) Mockito
3 10 (26.32%) GitLab
4 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.26%) Jasmine
5 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (47.37%) RESTful
2 16 (42.11%) Spring
2 16 (42.11%) Web Services
3 15 (39.47%) JSON
4 8 (21.05%) JMX
5 6 (15.79%) HTML
5 6 (15.79%) REST
6 5 (13.16%) CSS
7 4 (10.53%) .NET
7 4 (10.53%) .NET Core
7 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
7 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (10.53%) Entity Framework
7 4 (10.53%) SignalR
8 3 (7.89%) AngularJS
8 3 (7.89%) CSS3
8 3 (7.89%) HTML5
8 3 (7.89%) JSR 286
8 3 (7.89%) Node.js
8 3 (7.89%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.53%) N-Tier
3 3 (7.89%) User Experience
4 2 (5.26%) Algorithms
4 2 (5.26%) Blog
4 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Raspberry Pi
5 1 (2.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Linux
2 7 (18.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Windows
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (34.21%) Scrum
4 13 (34.21%) Test Automation
5 11 (28.95%) TDD
6 10 (26.32%) SOA
7 9 (23.68%) Configuration Management
7 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
8 8 (21.05%) Microservices
8 8 (21.05%) SDLC
9 7 (18.42%) Use Case
10 5 (13.16%) Risk Management
10 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
11 4 (10.53%) Multithreading
11 4 (10.53%) MVC
11 4 (10.53%) OOA/OOD
11 4 (10.53%) OOD
11 4 (10.53%) OOP
12 3 (7.89%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (63.16%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 7 (18.42%) C++
4 6 (15.79%) C
5 4 (10.53%) C#
6 3 (7.89%) SQL
7 2 (5.26%) ES6
7 2 (5.26%) PHP
7 2 (5.26%) Scala
7 2 (5.26%) TypeScript
7 2 (5.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) Degree
2 7 (18.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (10.53%) MCSD
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) GDPR
2 5 (13.16%) PCI DSS
2 5 (13.16%) QA
3 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Docker
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) Puppet
2 3 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (5.26%) Avaya
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft