The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 99 75
Rank change year-on-year +36 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 16 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.30% 0.15% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 0.16% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 3
Median daily rate £355 £280 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.78% +3.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £378 £348
% change year-on-year +3.97% +8.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.71% +5.87%  

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 1181 1287 1343
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.17% 95.55% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 707 701
Median daily rate £375 £396 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.30% +11.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 18
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 33 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 24 (72.73%) Java
3 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (36.36%) Spring
4 10 (30.30%) Web Services
4 10 (30.30%) Finance
5 9 (27.27%) Linux
6 8 (24.24%) Degree
6 8 (24.24%) RESTful
7 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
7 7 (21.21%) TDD
7 7 (21.21%) Management Information System
8 6 (18.18%) CSS
8 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
8 6 (18.18%) HTML
8 6 (18.18%) Scrum
8 6 (18.18%) SDLC
9 5 (15.15%) HTML5
9 5 (15.15%) BDD
9 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
9 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (15.15%) CSS3
9 5 (15.15%) Node.js
9 5 (15.15%) C++
10 4 (12.12%) PHP
10 4 (12.12%) MySQL
10 4 (12.12%) QA
10 4 (12.12%) Mockito
10 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
10 4 (12.12%) Docker

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 (9.09%) WebSphere
1 3 (9.09%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) VPN
2 2 (6.06%) IPsec
2 2 (6.06%) L2TP
3 1 (3.03%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) MySQL
2 3 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
2 4 (12.12%) Mockito
3 2 (6.06%) GitLab
3 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) Spring
2 10 (30.30%) Web Services
3 8 (24.24%) RESTful
4 6 (18.18%) CSS
4 6 (18.18%) HTML
5 5 (15.15%) CSS3
5 5 (15.15%) HTML5
5 5 (15.15%) Node.js
6 3 (9.09%) .NET
6 3 (9.09%) JSON
6 3 (9.09%) JSR 286
7 2 (6.06%) Express
7 2 (6.06%) J2EE
7 2 (6.06%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (6.06%) WPF
8 1 (3.03%) Android SDK
8 1 (3.03%) React
8 1 (3.03%) Redux
8 1 (3.03%) REST
8 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
1 7 (21.21%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) Device Driver
3 2 (6.06%) Fintech
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Android
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.06%) Unix
4 1 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.21%) TDD
4 6 (18.18%) Scrum
4 6 (18.18%) SDLC
5 5 (15.15%) BDD
5 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (12.12%) Feasibility Study
7 3 (9.09%) Coaching
7 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
7 3 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
7 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 3 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Use Case
7 3 (9.09%) Web Development
8 2 (6.06%) DevOps
8 2 (6.06%) MVC
9 1 (3.03%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (72.73%) Java
2 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.15%) C++
4 4 (12.12%) PHP
5 3 (9.09%) C#
6 2 (6.06%) C
7 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (9.09%) Puppet
2 2 (6.06%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) TIBCO
2 1 (3.03%) Apigee
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle
Edinburgh
CPS Group Limited
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Day rate only
Posted: 3 days ago