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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 88 66
Rank change year-on-year +35 -22  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 27 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.27% 0.74% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 0.87% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 11
Median daily rate £375 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £276 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.32% +5.62%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 997 1148 1196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.64% 85.23% 82.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 629 636
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -54.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.61 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 2017, 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 53 (72.60%) Java
2 29 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (38.36%) Finance
4 27 (36.99%) Spring
4 27 (36.99%) Degree
5 24 (32.88%) Computer Science
5 24 (32.88%) Linux
6 21 (28.77%) Management Information System
7 17 (23.29%) Web Services
8 16 (21.92%) Scrum
9 12 (16.44%) TDD
10 11 (15.07%) HTML
11 10 (13.70%) JavaScript
11 10 (13.70%) QA
11 10 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (13.70%) Feasibility Study
12 9 (12.33%) SDLC
12 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
12 9 (12.33%) RESTful
12 9 (12.33%) Cucumber
12 9 (12.33%) C#
12 9 (12.33%) CSS
13 8 (10.96%) Banking
13 8 (10.96%) Test Strategy
14 7 (9.59%) Jenkins
14 7 (9.59%) Mockito
14 7 (9.59%) Test Automation
14 7 (9.59%) Web Development
14 7 (9.59%) C++
14 7 (9.59%) MySQL

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 3 (4.11%) WebSphere
1 3 (4.11%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (2.74%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.37%) Confluence
3 1 (1.37%) SAS
3 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (2.74%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) GitHub
2 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.74%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) VPN
2 2 (2.74%) IPsec
2 2 (2.74%) L2TP
3 1 (1.37%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) MySQL
2 5 (6.85%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (4.11%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (4.11%) GIS
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.37%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Cucumber
1 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.59%) Jenkins
2 7 (9.59%) Mockito
3 5 (6.85%) Selenium
4 3 (4.11%) GitLab
4 3 (4.11%) JIRA
4 3 (4.11%) Subversion
4 3 (4.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.74%) Appium
5 2 (2.74%) DbUnit
5 2 (2.74%) JUnit
5 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.37%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
General
1 28 (38.36%) Finance
2 8 (10.96%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (43.84%) Software Engineer
2 28 (38.36%) Developer
3 19 (26.03%) Java Developer
4 11 (15.07%) Junior
5 9 (12.33%) Java Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Java Software Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Junior Developer
6 7 (9.59%) Junior Java Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Architect
7 5 (6.85%) C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Junior Software Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Core Java Developer
9 3 (4.11%) GIS Architect
9 3 (4.11%) Mid-Level Java Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Senior Software Engineer
10 2 (2.74%) .NET Developer
10 2 (2.74%) C# Developer
10 2 (2.74%) Technical Architect
10 2 (2.74%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.74%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.99%) Spring
2 17 (23.29%) Web Services
3 11 (15.07%) HTML
4 9 (12.33%) CSS
4 9 (12.33%) RESTful
5 7 (9.59%) .NET
6 5 (6.85%) AngularJS
6 5 (6.85%) JSON
7 4 (5.48%) CSS3
7 4 (5.48%) HTML5
7 4 (5.48%) Node.js
8 3 (4.11%) Angular 2
9 2 (2.74%) J2EE
9 2 (2.74%) jQuery
9 2 (2.74%) JSR 286
9 2 (2.74%) React
9 2 (2.74%) REST
9 2 (2.74%) Spring Boot
9 2 (2.74%) Spring Integration
9 2 (2.74%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (32.88%) Computer Science
2 21 (28.77%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.48%) Fintech
4 3 (4.11%) Device Driver
4 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.74%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.74%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.37%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.88%) Linux
2 6 (8.22%) Unix
3 4 (5.48%) Windows
4 3 (4.11%) Android
5 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.37%) Debian
6 1 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (21.92%) Scrum
3 12 (16.44%) TDD
4 10 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (13.70%) Feasibility Study
5 9 (12.33%) SDLC
6 8 (10.96%) Test Strategy
7 7 (9.59%) Test Automation
7 7 (9.59%) Web Development
8 6 (8.22%) BDD
8 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
8 6 (8.22%) Unit Testing
9 5 (6.85%) Kanban
9 5 (6.85%) Microservices
9 5 (6.85%) Problem Management
9 5 (6.85%) Use Case
10 4 (5.48%) Coaching
10 4 (5.48%) Incident Management
10 4 (5.48%) MVC
10 4 (5.48%) OO
Programming Languages
1 53 (72.60%) Java
2 10 (13.70%) JavaScript
3 9 (12.33%) C#
4 7 (9.59%) C++
5 6 (8.22%) SQL
6 4 (5.48%) PHP
6 4 (5.48%) Ruby
7 3 (4.11%) C
8 2 (2.74%) Go
8 2 (2.74%) Python
9 1 (1.37%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.37%) Perl
9 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.37%) R
9 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (36.99%) Degree
2 2 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.74%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.37%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.48%) Puppet
2 2 (2.74%) Ansible
2 2 (2.74%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (2.74%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 6 (8.22%) Oracle
2 3 (4.11%) TIBCO
3 2 (2.74%) CA
4 1 (1.37%) Apigee
4 1 (1.37%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.37%) Twitter
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