Period
to 22 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £418 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 22 November 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
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 111 101
Rank change year-on-year +29 -10 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 29 25 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.48% 0.87% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 0.91% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 13
Edinburgh median daily rate £418 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% -3.23% +19.23%
10th Percentile £260 £290 £246
90th Percentile £466 £466 £600
Scotland median daily rate £419 £375 £413
% change year-on-year +11.67% -9.09% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £42.50 £44.27 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +26.49% -18.60%
Scotland median hourly rate £43.50 £43.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +1.16% +3.61% -4.05%

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 1,875 2,748 2,827
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 95.58% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 1,407 1,666
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £226 £263 £252
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +8.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 40 22
Edinburgh median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £16.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +4.92% -15.54%
10th Percentile £15.04 £10.75 £10.44
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.75 £35.00
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year +14.29% -13.41% +25.08%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 29 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (41.38%) Java
3 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (37.93%) Git (software)
5 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
5 9 (31.03%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (24.14%) Spring
6 7 (24.14%) Degree
6 7 (24.14%) Python
6 7 (24.14%) Node.js
6 7 (24.14%) React
6 7 (24.14%) Test Automation
7 6 (20.69%) RESTful
7 6 (20.69%) AWS
7 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
8 5 (17.24%) C#
8 5 (17.24%) MySQL
8 5 (17.24%) Linux
8 5 (17.24%) JSON
8 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
8 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (17.24%) Mockito
8 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
8 5 (17.24%) Puppet
8 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
8 5 (17.24%) GitHub
8 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (13.79%) GitLab
9 4 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree

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 (6.90%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
2 1 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.45%) nginx
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) AWS
2 5 (17.24%) GitHub
3 3 (10.34%) Azure
4 2 (6.90%) Serverless
5 1 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (17.24%) MySQL
2 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.34%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.45%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Git (software)
2 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
3 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
3 5 (17.24%) Mockito
4 4 (13.79%) GitLab
5 3 (10.34%) JIRA
6 2 (6.90%) Artifactory
6 2 (6.90%) Bitbucket Server
6 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.45%) Gradle
7 1 (3.45%) Maven
7 1 (3.45%) Mocha
7 1 (3.45%) PHPUnit
7 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (3.45%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Law
2 1 (3.45%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) Node.js
1 7 (24.14%) React
1 7 (24.14%) Spring
2 6 (20.69%) RESTful
3 5 (17.24%) JSON
4 4 (13.79%) Web Services
5 3 (10.34%) .NET
5 3 (10.34%) JMX
6 2 (6.90%) .NET Core
6 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.90%) REST
6 2 (6.90%) Symfony
7 1 (3.45%) Angular 2
7 1 (3.45%) Chai
7 1 (3.45%) Kafka
7 1 (3.45%) LAMP
7 1 (3.45%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (3.45%) Laravel
7 1 (3.45%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (3.45%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
1 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Android
2 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.45%) Debian
3 1 (3.45%) VxWorks
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (24.14%) Test Automation
5 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
5 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
6 4 (13.79%) Scrum
6 4 (13.79%) TDD
7 3 (10.34%) High Availability
7 3 (10.34%) Machine Learning
7 3 (10.34%) Microservices
7 3 (10.34%) OO
7 3 (10.34%) SOA
7 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Analytics
8 2 (6.90%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (6.90%) DevOps
8 2 (6.90%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) Java
2 7 (24.14%) Python
3 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.24%) C#
5 4 (13.79%) Perl
6 3 (10.34%) Java 8
6 3 (10.34%) TypeScript
7 2 (6.90%) C++
7 2 (6.90%) PHP
8 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.45%) Delphi
8 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
8 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.45%) Ruby
8 1 (3.45%) SPARQL
8 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Degree
2 4 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Puppet
2 2 (6.90%) Terraform
3 1 (3.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) IBM
1 1 (3.45%) Progress
1 1 (3.45%) Tableau