Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 44 107
Rank change year-on-year -24 +63 -28
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 64 73 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.21% 3.49% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 4.10% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 63 17
Edinburgh median daily rate £430 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.33% -20.00% +7.07%
10th Percentile £375 £201 £296
90th Percentile £613 £475 £553
Scotland median daily rate £430 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +22.86% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £45.00 - £40.00
10th Percentile £39.63 - £37.50
90th Percentile £46.10 - £42.50
Scotland median hourly rate £44.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year +13.55% +13.97% -12.26%

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 2,519 1,780 2,434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 86.98% 85.09% 85.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,499 1,093 1,343
Edinburgh median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £290 £256 £275
90th Percentile £569 £550 £550
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 13
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £16.93 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.73% +7.05% -42.49%
10th Percentile £12.74 £12.37 £11.10
90th Percentile £48.28 £43.77 £43.50
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £26.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -34.58% -25.69% +20.00%

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 24 June 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 24 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 45 (70.31%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (46.88%) Java
3 16 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 13 (20.31%) RESTful
5 12 (18.75%) Web Services
5 12 (18.75%) Finance
6 11 (17.19%) TDD
6 11 (17.19%) Banking
6 11 (17.19%) Spring
6 11 (17.19%) Coaching
7 10 (15.63%) Mentoring
7 10 (15.63%) Microservices
7 10 (15.63%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (15.63%) SDLC
7 10 (15.63%) HTML
7 10 (15.63%) Git (software)
7 10 (15.63%) JSON
7 10 (15.63%) QA
7 10 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (14.06%) Web Development
8 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
8 9 (14.06%) BDD
8 9 (14.06%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (14.06%) Node.js
8 9 (14.06%) Jenkins
8 9 (14.06%) DevOps
8 9 (14.06%) Linux
9 8 (12.50%) Python
9 8 (12.50%) CSS
9 8 (12.50%) C#

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 4 (6.25%) Confluence
1 4 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.13%) CMS
2 2 (3.13%) GeoServer
3 1 (1.56%) IIS
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.13%) GitHub
3 1 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.56%) npm
3 1 (1.56%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.56%) Route 53
3 1 (1.56%) Serverless
3 1 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (1.56%) DHCP
2 1 (1.56%) DNS
2 1 (1.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.13%) Big Data
4 2 (3.13%) GIS
4 2 (3.13%) Jackrabbit
4 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.13%) MySQL
4 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.13%) QGIS
4 2 (3.13%) Redis
5 1 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.56%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (15.63%) Git (software)
2 9 (14.06%) Jenkins
3 8 (12.50%) JIRA
4 5 (7.81%) Selenium
5 4 (6.25%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.69%) JUnit
6 3 (4.69%) Protractor
7 2 (3.13%) Bitbucket
7 2 (3.13%) JMeter
7 2 (3.13%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.13%) Subversion
7 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.56%) GitLab
8 1 (1.56%) Gradle
8 1 (1.56%) Grunt
8 1 (1.56%) gulp
8 1 (1.56%) Hudson
8 1 (1.56%) Maven
8 1 (1.56%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.56%) Mockito
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 11 (17.19%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Electronics
4 2 (3.13%) Games
4 2 (3.13%) Publishing
5 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Developer
2 20 (31.25%) Software Engineer
3 8 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 8 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 7 (10.94%) Architect
5 6 (9.38%) Java Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (9.38%) Test Manager
6 5 (7.81%) Java Software Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) CISSP Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Mobile Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Security Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Security Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) C++ Developer
8 3 (4.69%) C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) QA Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.31%) RESTful
2 12 (18.75%) Web Services
3 11 (17.19%) Spring
4 10 (15.63%) HTML
4 10 (15.63%) JSON
5 9 (14.06%) Node.js
6 8 (12.50%) CSS
6 8 (12.50%) REST
7 7 (10.94%) .NET
7 7 (10.94%) Hibernate
7 7 (10.94%) React
7 7 (10.94%) SOAP
8 6 (9.38%) Spring Boot
9 5 (7.81%) AngularJS
9 5 (7.81%) HTML5
10 4 (6.25%) CSS3
10 4 (6.25%) Java EE
10 4 (6.25%) Middleware
10 4 (6.25%) Redux
10 4 (6.25%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Fintech
2 4 (6.25%) EMV
2 4 (6.25%) iPad
3 2 (3.13%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.13%) User Experience
4 1 (1.56%) Blog
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) DataPower
4 1 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.56%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.56%) PKI
4 1 (1.56%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.56%) Social Media
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.06%) Linux
2 5 (7.81%) Android
2 5 (7.81%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.25%) Windows
4 3 (4.69%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.56%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.56%) Unix
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (70.31%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (17.19%) Coaching
2 11 (17.19%) TDD
3 10 (15.63%) Continuous Delivery
3 10 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (15.63%) Mentoring
3 10 (15.63%) Microservices
3 10 (15.63%) SDLC
4 9 (14.06%) BDD
4 9 (14.06%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (14.06%) DevOps
4 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
4 9 (14.06%) Web Development
5 8 (12.50%) Scrum
5 8 (12.50%) Test Management
6 7 (10.94%) Open Source
6 7 (10.94%) People Management
6 7 (10.94%) Release Management
6 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (10.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.88%) Java
2 16 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.50%) C#
3 8 (12.50%) Python
4 6 (9.38%) SQL
5 5 (7.81%) C++
6 4 (6.25%) Java 8
7 3 (4.69%) C
8 2 (3.13%) Embedded C
8 2 (3.13%) Perl
8 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.56%) Ruby
9 1 (1.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) CEH
1 4 (6.25%) CISSP
2 1 (1.56%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.56%) PMP
2 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.63%) QA
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) Docker
2 2 (3.13%) GeoWebCache
3 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) Ansible
1 2 (3.13%) Kubernetes
1 2 (3.13%) Puppet
2 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) Atlassian
2 4 (6.25%) Oracle
3 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.56%) CA
4 1 (1.56%) ForgeRock
4 1 (1.56%) HP
4 1 (1.56%) IBM
4 1 (1.56%) VMware