Period
to 18 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 118 80
Rank change year-on-year +53 -38 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 58 23 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.46% 0.77% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 0.80% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 23
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £475 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +48.44% +2.32%
10th Percentile £260 £348 £208
90th Percentile £501 £568 £458
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £325
% change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% +9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £44.25 £44.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +0.57% +13.55% -

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 2,225 2,879 2,152
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.56% 95.93% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,196 1,640 1,311
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £258 £263 £245
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 42 22
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £14.68 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.21% -20.65% +16.98%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.28 £12.55
90th Percentile £41.30 £39.05 £43.39
Scotland median hourly rate £21.92 £16.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +34.88% -35.00% +19.05%

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019, 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 58 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 42 (72.41%) Java
3 32 (55.17%) Git (software)
4 28 (48.28%) C#
5 25 (43.10%) .NET
5 25 (43.10%) RESTful
6 24 (41.38%) Degree
6 24 (41.38%) SQL
7 21 (36.21%) SOA
8 20 (34.48%) Visual Studio
8 20 (34.48%) SOAP
8 20 (34.48%) C++
9 19 (32.76%) Windows
9 19 (32.76%) Software Testing
9 19 (32.76%) WPF
10 18 (31.03%) Robotics
10 18 (31.03%) Big Data
10 18 (31.03%) NetBeans
10 18 (31.03%) GIS
10 18 (31.03%) Swing
10 18 (31.03%) Numerate Degree
10 18 (31.03%) Innovative Thinking
11 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
13 11 (18.97%) Jenkins
14 9 (15.52%) Mockito
14 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (15.52%) Python
14 9 (15.52%) Spring
14 9 (15.52%) Configuration Management

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 2 (3.45%) JBoss
2 1 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.72%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) GitHub
2 5 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.45%) Serverless
4 1 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (31.03%) Big Data
1 18 (31.03%) GIS
2 8 (13.79%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 32 (55.17%) Git (software)
2 20 (34.48%) Visual Studio
3 18 (31.03%) NetBeans
4 11 (18.97%) Jenkins
5 9 (15.52%) Mockito
6 7 (12.07%) Cucumber
6 7 (12.07%) GitLab
7 3 (5.17%) Maven
8 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.72%) Hudson
9 1 (1.72%) JIRA
9 1 (1.72%) Mocha
9 1 (1.72%) PHPUnit
9 1 (1.72%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (1.72%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (3.45%) Banking
1 2 (3.45%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (43.10%) .NET
1 25 (43.10%) RESTful
2 20 (34.48%) SOAP
3 19 (32.76%) WPF
4 18 (31.03%) Swing
5 9 (15.52%) Spring
6 8 (13.79%) CSS
7 7 (12.07%) AngularJS
7 7 (12.07%) HTML
7 7 (12.07%) Node.js
7 7 (12.07%) React
8 5 (8.62%) Web Services
9 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET
9 4 (6.90%) JMX
9 4 (6.90%) JSON
10 3 (5.17%) Django
10 3 (5.17%) Kafka
10 3 (5.17%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (3.45%) JPA
11 2 (3.45%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 18 (31.03%) Robotics
2 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.76%) Windows
2 6 (10.34%) Linux
2 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.72%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (36.21%) SOA
3 19 (32.76%) Software Testing
4 18 (31.03%) Innovative Thinking
5 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (15.52%) Configuration Management
6 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (13.79%) TDD
8 4 (6.90%) Analytics
8 4 (6.90%) MVC
8 4 (6.90%) OO
8 4 (6.90%) Test Automation
8 4 (6.90%) Unit Testing
9 3 (5.17%) Change Control
9 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
9 3 (5.17%) High Availability
9 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (5.17%) Integration Testing
9 3 (5.17%) System Testing
10 2 (3.45%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 42 (72.41%) Java
2 28 (48.28%) C#
3 24 (41.38%) SQL
4 20 (34.48%) C++
5 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
6 9 (15.52%) Python
7 4 (6.90%) Java 8
8 3 (5.17%) Ruby
9 2 (3.45%) Perl
9 2 (3.45%) PHP
9 2 (3.45%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.72%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (41.38%) Degree
2 18 (31.03%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) Puppet
2 3 (5.17%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.72%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (5.17%) Tableau
2 2 (3.45%) Progress
2 2 (3.45%) Telerik