Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 54 114
Rank change year-on-year +10 +60 -20
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 115 85 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.88% 3.17% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.40% 3.75% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 49 11
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +15.38% -13.33%
10th Percentile £253 £249 £290
90th Percentile £613 £538 £538
Scotland median daily rate £450 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £44.27 £33.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.15% -17.50% -
10th Percentile £39.88 £30.95 £37.50
90th Percentile £45.69 £34.65 £42.50
Scotland median hourly rate £43.64 £40.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +7.08% -9.44% +12.50%

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 2,614 2,265 2,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.28% 84.51% 85.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,408 1,325 1,179
Edinburgh median daily rate £415 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £269
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 19
Edinburgh median hourly rate £25.00 £16.68 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.88% +5.47% -4.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.17 £10.96
90th Percentile £44.27 £43.39 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.55 £26.13 £31.50
% change year-on-year -6.03% -17.06% +50.00%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 81 (70.43%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (49.57%) Java
3 33 (28.70%) Python
4 32 (27.83%) JavaScript
4 32 (27.83%) Scrum
5 27 (23.48%) REST
6 26 (22.61%) Kanban
7 24 (20.87%) Finance
8 23 (20.00%) SQL
9 22 (19.13%) Microservices
10 20 (17.39%) OO
11 18 (15.65%) Amazon AWS
12 17 (14.78%) TDD
13 16 (13.91%) Banking
13 16 (13.91%) C++
13 16 (13.91%) HTML
13 16 (13.91%) Node.js
13 16 (13.91%) DevOps
14 15 (13.04%) Coaching
14 15 (13.04%) Spring
14 15 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (12.17%) C#
15 14 (12.17%) BDD
15 14 (12.17%) Continuous Delivery
16 13 (11.30%) Mentoring
16 13 (11.30%) Domain-Driven Design
16 13 (11.30%) JSON
16 13 (11.30%) Web Services
16 13 (11.30%) Microsoft
17 12 (10.43%) JIRA

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 (3.48%) Confluence
1 4 (3.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.87%) Apache
3 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.65%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.96%) OpenShift
3 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.74%) Heroku
5 1 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.87%) GitHub
5 1 (0.87%) npm
5 1 (0.87%) NuGet
5 1 (0.87%) Route 53
5 1 (0.87%) Serverless
5 1 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.48%) HTTP
2 1 (0.87%) BIG-IP
2 1 (0.87%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.87%) NetScaler
2 1 (0.87%) SSL
2 1 (0.87%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.83%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.48%) Redis
6 2 (1.74%) Big Data
7 1 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.87%) Power BI
7 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (10.43%) Jenkins
1 12 (10.43%) JIRA
2 8 (6.96%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.96%) JUnit
3 5 (4.35%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.48%) Bitbucket
4 4 (3.48%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.48%) Subversion
5 3 (2.61%) Hudson
5 3 (2.61%) Protractor
5 3 (2.61%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (2.61%) Selenium
6 2 (1.74%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.87%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.87%) Gradle
7 1 (0.87%) gulp
7 1 (0.87%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (20.87%) Finance
2 16 (13.91%) Banking
3 5 (4.35%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.48%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.61%) Electronics
5 3 (2.61%) Law
5 3 (2.61%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.74%) Avionics
6 2 (1.74%) Games
7 1 (0.87%) Legal
7 1 (0.87%) Military
7 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (34.78%) Developer
2 29 (25.22%) Architect
3 27 (23.48%) Software Engineer
4 12 (10.43%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (9.57%) Enterprise Architect
6 9 (7.83%) C++ Developer
7 7 (6.09%) C++ Software Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.09%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.09%) Technical Architect
8 6 (5.22%) Python Developer
8 6 (5.22%) Software Developer
8 6 (5.22%) Test Manager
9 5 (4.35%) Applications Architect
9 5 (4.35%) Linux Developer
9 5 (4.35%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) Applications Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) Applications Support
10 4 (3.48%) CISSP Architect
10 4 (3.48%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.48%) REST
2 16 (13.91%) HTML
2 16 (13.91%) Node.js
3 15 (13.04%) Spring
4 13 (11.30%) JSON
4 13 (11.30%) Web Services
5 12 (10.43%) React
6 11 (9.57%) .NET
6 11 (9.57%) SOAP
7 10 (8.70%) CSS
8 9 (7.83%) Hibernate
9 8 (6.96%) AngularJS
10 7 (6.09%) RESTful
10 7 (6.09%) Sass
11 6 (5.22%) ASP.NET
11 6 (5.22%) Java EE
11 6 (5.22%) Qt
11 6 (5.22%) Spring Boot
12 5 (4.35%) jQuery
12 5 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.83%) Fintech
1 9 (7.83%) User Experience
2 5 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (3.48%) Algorithms
3 4 (3.48%) EMV
3 4 (3.48%) iPad
4 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.61%) DataPower
5 1 (0.87%) Animation
5 1 (0.87%) Blog
5 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.87%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.70%) Linux
2 6 (5.22%) Android
2 6 (5.22%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.35%) Unix
4 2 (1.74%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.87%) FreeRTOS
5 1 (0.87%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.87%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (70.43%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.83%) Scrum
3 26 (22.61%) Kanban
4 22 (19.13%) Microservices
5 20 (17.39%) OO
6 17 (14.78%) TDD
7 16 (13.91%) DevOps
8 15 (13.04%) Coaching
9 14 (12.17%) BDD
9 14 (12.17%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (11.30%) Domain-Driven Design
10 13 (11.30%) Mentoring
11 11 (9.57%) OOP
12 10 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (8.70%) Web Development
13 9 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (7.83%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (7.83%) SDLC
13 9 (7.83%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 57 (49.57%) Java
2 33 (28.70%) Python
3 32 (27.83%) JavaScript
4 23 (20.00%) SQL
5 16 (13.91%) C++
6 14 (12.17%) C#
7 6 (5.22%) VB.NET
8 4 (3.48%) C
8 4 (3.48%) Perl
8 4 (3.48%) Ruby
9 3 (2.61%) Embedded C
9 3 (2.61%) Java 8
10 2 (1.74%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.74%) PHP
10 2 (1.74%) Scala
10 2 (1.74%) VB
10 2 (1.74%) VBA
11 1 (0.87%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.87%) Go
11 1 (0.87%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.48%) CEH
1 4 (3.48%) CISSP
2 2 (1.74%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.87%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.87%) PMP
3 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.70%) QA
2 5 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (6.96%) Docker
2 2 (1.74%) Firmware
3 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (9.57%) Kubernetes
2 10 (8.70%) Ansible
3 8 (6.96%) Puppet
4 7 (6.09%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.87%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 13 (11.30%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.96%) Atlassian
2 8 (6.96%) Oracle
3 4 (3.48%) CA
3 4 (3.48%) IBM
4 2 (1.74%) Charles River
4 2 (1.74%) VMware
5 1 (0.87%) F5
5 1 (0.87%) ForgeRock