Period
to 6 December 2019

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 6 December 2019 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 40 58
Rank change year-on-year -5 +18 +44
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 65 115 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.31% 4.03% 3.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.75% 4.55% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 53 43
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £260 £293 £251
90th Percentile £504 £600 £538
Scotland median daily rate £408 £456 £375
% change year-on-year -10.68% +21.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £43.25 £44.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.70% +33.33% -23.26%
10th Percentile £41.53 £37.50 £30.95
90th Percentile £43.98 £44.41 £34.65
Scotland median hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.33% +22.86% -19.08%

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 1,735 2,526 2,560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.43% 88.48% 86.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 847 1,265 1,481
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £258 £264 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 19
Edinburgh median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -16.67% -6.67%
10th Percentile £15.04 £11.07 £11.23
90th Percentile £43.90 £44.41 £35.00
Scotland median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -19.57% -4.17% +14.29%

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 6 December 2019.

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 6 December 2019, 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 33 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (46.15%) Java
3 21 (32.31%) JavaScript
4 20 (30.77%) Finance
5 16 (24.62%) Degree
5 16 (24.62%) Python
6 14 (21.54%) AWS
7 13 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 12 (18.46%) Git (software)
9 11 (16.92%) RESTful
9 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (16.92%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (16.92%) Spring
9 11 (16.92%) C#
9 11 (16.92%) .NET
9 11 (16.92%) Jenkins
9 11 (16.92%) React
10 10 (15.38%) REST
10 10 (15.38%) Scrum
11 9 (13.85%) Test Automation
11 9 (13.85%) Node.js
12 8 (12.31%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (12.31%) Web Services
12 8 (12.31%) HTML
13 7 (10.77%) MySQL
13 7 (10.77%) Relational Database
13 7 (10.77%) High Availability
13 7 (10.77%) Puppet
14 6 (9.23%) GitHub
14 6 (9.23%) AngularJS

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 2 (3.08%) Apache
1 2 (3.08%) Apache Spark
1 2 (3.08%) CMS
2 1 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.54%) Confluence
2 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.54%) nginx
2 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.54%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.54%) AWS
2 6 (9.23%) GitHub
3 5 (7.69%) Azure
4 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.08%) GCP
4 2 (3.08%) Heroku
4 2 (3.08%) IaaS
4 2 (3.08%) OpenShift
4 2 (3.08%) PaaS
4 2 (3.08%) SaaS
4 2 (3.08%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 2 (3.08%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 2 (3.08%) Serverless
5 1 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.54%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) Firewall
2 1 (1.54%) HTTP
2 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (10.77%) MySQL
2 7 (10.77%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.62%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (3.08%) Big Data
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.54%) GIS
5 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.54%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 12 (18.46%) Git (software)
2 11 (16.92%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 5 (7.69%) Mockito
4 4 (6.15%) GitLab
4 4 (6.15%) JIRA
5 2 (3.08%) Artifactory
5 2 (3.08%) Bitbucket Server
5 2 (3.08%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.54%) Gradle
6 1 (1.54%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.54%) JMeter
6 1 (1.54%) Mocha
6 1 (1.54%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.54%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.54%) Selenium
6 1 (1.54%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.54%) Subversion
6 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (30.77%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Banking
3 4 (6.15%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.54%) Law
4 1 (1.54%) Publishing
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (41.54%) Software Engineer
2 24 (36.92%) Developer
3 8 (12.31%) Java Developer
4 6 (9.23%) Architect
5 5 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 5 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 5 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.15%) Angular Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (6.15%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Junior
6 4 (6.15%) Junior Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Junior Java Developer
6 4 (6.15%) PHP Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Python Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Python Software Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Domain Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) .NET
1 11 (16.92%) React
1 11 (16.92%) RESTful
1 11 (16.92%) Spring
2 10 (15.38%) REST
3 9 (13.85%) Node.js
4 8 (12.31%) HTML
4 8 (12.31%) Web Services
5 6 (9.23%) AngularJS
5 6 (9.23%) CSS
6 5 (7.69%) JSON
7 3 (4.62%) JMX
7 3 (4.62%) SOAP
8 2 (3.08%) .NET Core
8 2 (3.08%) Django
8 2 (3.08%) HTML5
8 2 (3.08%) Symfony
8 2 (3.08%) Visualforce
9 1 (1.54%) PHP-FPM
9 1 (1.54%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
1 3 (4.62%) User Experience
2 1 (1.54%) Chromecast
2 1 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.23%) Linux
2 5 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (6.15%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.62%) Android
5 2 (3.08%) Windows
6 1 (1.54%) Debian
6 1 (1.54%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (15.38%) Scrum
5 9 (13.85%) Test Automation
6 7 (10.77%) High Availability
7 6 (9.23%) Migration
7 6 (9.23%) TDD
8 5 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 5 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (7.69%) Kanban
8 5 (7.69%) Machine Learning
8 5 (7.69%) Microservices
8 5 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (7.69%) SDLC
9 4 (6.15%) DevOps
9 4 (6.15%) Incident Management
9 4 (6.15%) Mentoring
9 4 (6.15%) OO
9 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.15%) Java
2 21 (32.31%) JavaScript
3 16 (24.62%) Python
4 11 (16.92%) C#
5 6 (9.23%) PHP
6 5 (7.69%) Java 8
7 4 (6.15%) Perl
8 3 (4.62%) C++
8 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.62%) TypeScript
9 2 (3.08%) Apex Code
9 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.08%) Scala
9 2 (3.08%) SQL
10 1 (1.54%) Delphi
10 1 (1.54%) Groovy
10 1 (1.54%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.54%) Ruby
10 1 (1.54%) SPARQL
10 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (24.62%) Degree
2 8 (12.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.08%) CCNA
3 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.08%) CISSP
3 2 (3.08%) MCSE
3 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Docker
1 2 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) Puppet
2 4 (6.15%) Terraform
3 3 (4.62%) Ansible
4 2 (3.08%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (3.08%) Qualys
1 2 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.54%) Apple
2 1 (1.54%) Automation Anywhere
2 1 (1.54%) Blue Prism
2 1 (1.54%) IBM
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle
2 1 (1.54%) Tableau
2 1 (1.54%) UiPath