Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 71 100
Rank change year-on-year +6 +29 0
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 89 32 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.08% 1.79% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 2.14% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 22 16
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £350 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -8.20% -0.33%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £331
90th Percentile £550 £535 £469
Scotland median daily rate £381 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +8.93% -2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £33.00 £43.00 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.26% +52.54% -1.09%
10th Percentile £30.95 £43.00 £12.60
90th Percentile £34.65 £43.00 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £38.25 £43.00 £40.38
% change year-on-year -11.05% +6.49% -10.27%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,496 1,492 2,526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 86.25% 83.63% 83.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,456 909 1,309
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £268 £262
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 20
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.51% +21.94%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.25 £12.32
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.70 £42.25
Scotland median hourly rate £21.75 £21.25 £23.35
% change year-on-year +2.35% -8.99% +3.78%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineering in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 56 (62.92%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (59.55%) Java
3 47 (52.81%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (50.56%) Linux
5 41 (46.07%) Spring
6 39 (43.82%) Web Services
6 39 (43.82%) RESTful
6 39 (43.82%) JSON
7 37 (41.57%) Finance
8 36 (40.45%) Jenkins
9 35 (39.33%) Git (software)
10 34 (38.20%) Scrum
11 32 (35.96%) Degree
12 31 (34.83%) Mockito
12 31 (34.83%) Cucumber
12 31 (34.83%) Configuration Management
13 30 (33.71%) SOA
14 29 (32.58%) JMX
14 29 (32.58%) Puppet
15 28 (31.46%) GitHub
15 28 (31.46%) Computer Science
15 28 (31.46%) Test Automation
15 28 (31.46%) GitLab
16 27 (30.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 24 (26.97%) Microservices
18 22 (24.72%) Computer Science Degree
19 18 (20.22%) REST
19 18 (20.22%) TDD
19 18 (20.22%) Oracle
20 17 (19.10%) GDPR

Software Engineering
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 12 (13.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (3.37%) JBoss
3 2 (2.25%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.12%) SAS
4 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 17 (19.10%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.12%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 28 (31.46%) GitHub
2 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.49%) IaaS
3 4 (4.49%) PaaS
4 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.12%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) CTI
1 2 (2.25%) HTTP
1 2 (2.25%) Internet
2 1 (1.12%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.12%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.73%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (12.36%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.74%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.62%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.49%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.49%) Redis
6 3 (3.37%) Big Data
6 3 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.37%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (3.37%) GIS
6 3 (3.37%) QGIS
6 3 (3.37%) Spatial Data
7 2 (2.25%) Aerospike
7 2 (2.25%) HBase
7 2 (2.25%) MySQL
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (40.45%) Jenkins
2 35 (39.33%) Git (software)
3 31 (34.83%) Cucumber
3 31 (34.83%) Mockito
4 28 (31.46%) GitLab
5 4 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.37%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.37%) JProfiler
6 3 (3.37%) Maven
7 2 (2.25%) Ant
7 2 (2.25%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.25%) Gradle
7 2 (2.25%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.25%) JMeter
7 2 (2.25%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.25%) NUnit
7 2 (2.25%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (2.25%) Redmine
7 2 (2.25%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (41.57%) Finance
2 3 (3.37%) Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (37.08%) Software Engineer
2 32 (35.96%) Developer
3 20 (22.47%) Java Engineer
4 16 (17.98%) Senior Software Engineer
5 14 (15.73%) Java Software Engineer
6 13 (14.61%) Java Developer
7 10 (11.24%) Senior Java Engineer
7 10 (11.24%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 9 (10.11%) Senior Developer
9 6 (6.74%) Consultant
9 6 (6.74%) Embedded Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) Software Consultant
10 5 (5.62%) .NET Developer
10 5 (5.62%) C# Developer
10 5 (5.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) Web Engineer
11 4 (4.49%) Development Engineer
11 4 (4.49%) Senior Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (46.07%) Spring
2 39 (43.82%) JSON
2 39 (43.82%) RESTful
2 39 (43.82%) Web Services
3 29 (32.58%) JMX
4 18 (20.22%) REST
5 13 (14.61%) .NET
6 11 (12.36%) HTML
6 11 (12.36%) XML
7 10 (11.24%) CSS
8 9 (10.11%) AngularJS
9 8 (8.99%) .NET Framework
10 6 (6.74%) .NET Core
10 6 (6.74%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (6.74%) Entity Framework
10 6 (6.74%) SignalR
10 6 (6.74%) SOAP
11 5 (5.62%) ASP.NET
11 5 (5.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (5.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (31.46%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.99%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.74%) N-Tier
4 4 (4.49%) User Experience
5 2 (2.25%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.25%) Blog
5 2 (2.25%) Clustering
5 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.25%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle Licensing
5 2 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.25%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.12%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.12%) Mobile Wallet
Operating Systems
1 45 (50.56%) Linux
2 27 (30.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (5.62%) Windows
4 4 (4.49%) Unix
5 2 (2.25%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (62.92%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (52.81%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (38.20%) Scrum
4 31 (34.83%) Configuration Management
5 30 (33.71%) SOA
6 28 (31.46%) Test Automation
7 24 (26.97%) Microservices
8 18 (20.22%) TDD
9 13 (14.61%) High Availability
9 13 (14.61%) Risk Management
9 13 (14.61%) SDLC
10 11 (12.36%) MVC
10 11 (12.36%) Unit Testing
11 10 (11.24%) Mentoring
12 9 (10.11%) Web Development
13 8 (8.99%) BDD
13 8 (8.99%) Performance Measurement
13 8 (8.99%) Use Case
14 7 (7.87%) Feasibility Study
15 6 (6.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (59.55%) Java
2 14 (15.73%) JavaScript
3 13 (14.61%) C#
4 9 (10.11%) C++
4 9 (10.11%) Python
5 7 (7.87%) C
5 7 (7.87%) SQL
6 4 (4.49%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.25%) Embedded C
8 2 (2.25%) ES6
8 2 (2.25%) Scala
8 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.25%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.25%) XPath
9 1 (1.12%) PHP
9 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (35.96%) Degree
2 22 (24.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.49%) MCSD
3 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.25%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (19.10%) GDPR
2 13 (14.61%) PCI DSS
3 10 (11.24%) QA
4 2 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.12%) BS7666
5 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (8.99%) Docker
2 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.25%) Firmware
4 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (32.58%) Puppet
2 4 (4.49%) Ansible
3 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (20.22%) Oracle
2 5 (5.62%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.37%) VMware
4 2 (2.25%) Avaya
4 2 (2.25%) Pega
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco
5 1 (1.12%) Citrix
5 1 (1.12%) Google