The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 54 78 75
Rank change year-on-year +24 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 17 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.90% 0.73% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 0.75% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 3
Median daily rate £225 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.76% +0.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £330 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £370 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +1.17% +8.97%  

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 850 1457 1365
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.76% 96.04% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 792 770
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 19
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 23 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (52.17%) Java
3 8 (34.78%) .NET
3 8 (34.78%) Finance
4 7 (30.43%) C#
4 7 (30.43%) TDD
4 7 (30.43%) Degree
5 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
5 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle
5 6 (26.09%) Management Information System
5 6 (26.09%) OO
5 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (21.74%) WinForms
6 5 (21.74%) Windows
6 5 (21.74%) Linux
6 5 (21.74%) VB
6 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
6 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
6 5 (21.74%) System Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Entity Framework
6 5 (21.74%) Change Control
6 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
6 5 (21.74%) SpecFlow
6 5 (21.74%) Spring
6 5 (21.74%) Secure Coding
7 4 (17.39%) Feasibility Study

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (21.74%) SpecFlow
2 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) .NET
2 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
2 5 (21.74%) Entity Framework
2 5 (21.74%) Spring
2 5 (21.74%) WinForms
3 3 (13.04%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) HTML
3 3 (13.04%) Web Services
4 2 (8.70%) CSS3
4 2 (8.70%) HTML5
4 2 (8.70%) J2EE
4 2 (8.70%) Node.js
4 2 (8.70%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (8.70%) WPF
5 1 (4.35%) Android SDK
5 1 (4.35%) jQuery
5 1 (4.35%) RESTful
5 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (4.35%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
1 6 (26.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Android
3 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (30.43%) TDD
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
3 6 (26.09%) OO
4 5 (21.74%) Change Control
4 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Secure Coding
4 5 (21.74%) System Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Feasibility Study
6 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
6 3 (13.04%) Web Development
7 2 (8.70%) BDD
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.70%) DevOps
7 2 (8.70%) MVC
7 2 (8.70%) Scrum
8 1 (4.35%) Mobile Development
8 1 (4.35%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) C#
3 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 5 (21.74%) VB
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.04%) PHP
6 2 (8.70%) C
7 1 (4.35%) C++
7 1 (4.35%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) TIBCO
3 1 (4.35%) Apigee
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