Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 104 84
Rank change year-on-year +51 -20 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 91 20 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.15% 0.94% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% 1.12% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 11 24
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £229 £313 £308
90th Percentile £538 £538 £481
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
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% -19.46%
10th Percentile £30.95 £43.00 £12.60
90th Percentile £34.65 £43.00 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £38.25 £43.25 £40.38
% change year-on-year -11.56% +7.11% -3.86%

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 2435 1792 2666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 84.23% 84.01% 83.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1424 1026 1379
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - -3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 21
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +3.84% +20.61%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £37.52 £46.69 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.61
% change year-on-year +16.67% -18.00% +17.75%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 58 (63.74%) Java
2 55 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (50.55%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (48.35%) Spring
5 43 (47.25%) Linux
6 37 (40.66%) Jenkins
7 36 (39.56%) RESTful
7 36 (39.56%) JSON
7 36 (39.56%) Web Services
8 35 (38.46%) Finance
9 33 (36.26%) Scrum
9 33 (36.26%) Degree
9 33 (36.26%) Git (software)
10 31 (34.07%) Cucumber
11 29 (31.87%) Mockito
11 29 (31.87%) Computer Science
12 27 (29.67%) Puppet
12 27 (29.67%) GitHub
12 27 (29.67%) SOA
12 27 (29.67%) GitLab
13 26 (28.57%) Configuration Management
13 26 (28.57%) Test Automation
14 25 (27.47%) JMX
15 24 (26.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 23 (25.27%) TDD
16 23 (25.27%) Microservices
17 18 (19.78%) Computer Science Degree
18 17 (18.68%) REST
18 17 (18.68%) GDPR
19 16 (17.58%) Payment Gateway

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 (13.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (4.40%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.40%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (3.30%) JBoss
4 2 (2.20%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.10%) SAS
5 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 16 (17.58%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 27 (29.67%) GitHub
2 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.40%) IaaS
3 4 (4.40%) PaaS
4 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.20%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (2.20%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (1.10%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) CTI
1 2 (2.20%) Internet
2 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.10%) HTTP
2 1 (1.10%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.19%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.59%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.59%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.40%) MySQL
4 4 (4.40%) Redis
5 2 (2.20%) Aerospike
5 2 (2.20%) Big Data
5 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.20%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (2.20%) GIS
5 2 (2.20%) HBase
5 2 (2.20%) QGIS
5 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.20%) Spatial Data
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (40.66%) Jenkins
2 33 (36.26%) Git (software)
3 31 (34.07%) Cucumber
4 29 (31.87%) Mockito
5 27 (29.67%) GitLab
6 4 (4.40%) JIRA
6 4 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.30%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.30%) Jasmine
7 3 (3.30%) JProfiler
8 2 (2.20%) Appium
8 2 (2.20%) Artifactory
8 2 (2.20%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.20%) Gradle
8 2 (2.20%) NUnit
8 2 (2.20%) Redmine
8 2 (2.20%) Selenium
8 2 (2.20%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (38.46%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Banking
3 2 (2.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (40.66%) Software Engineer
2 34 (37.36%) Developer
3 18 (19.78%) Java Engineer
4 16 (17.58%) Java Developer
5 14 (15.38%) Senior Software Engineer
6 13 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
7 9 (9.89%) Senior Developer
8 8 (8.79%) Senior Java Engineer
9 7 (7.69%) Embedded Engineer
9 7 (7.69%) Senior Java Software Engineer
10 6 (6.59%) Consultant
10 6 (6.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 6 (6.59%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (6.59%) Software Consultant
11 5 (5.49%) Senior Linux Engineer
11 5 (5.49%) Web Engineer
12 4 (4.40%) Development Engineer
12 4 (4.40%) Senior Development Engineer
12 4 (4.40%) Senior Java Developer
12 4 (4.40%) Senior Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (48.35%) Spring
2 36 (39.56%) JSON
2 36 (39.56%) RESTful
2 36 (39.56%) Web Services
3 25 (27.47%) JMX
4 17 (18.68%) REST
5 12 (13.19%) HTML
6 11 (12.09%) .NET
7 10 (10.99%) CSS
7 10 (10.99%) XML
8 8 (8.79%) .NET Framework
9 6 (6.59%) .NET Core
9 6 (6.59%) AngularJS
9 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (6.59%) Entity Framework
9 6 (6.59%) SignalR
10 5 (5.49%) SOAP
10 5 (5.49%) XSLT
11 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET
11 4 (4.40%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (31.87%) Computer Science
2 13 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.59%) N-Tier
3 6 (6.59%) User Experience
4 2 (2.20%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.20%) Blog
4 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.20%) Wiki
5 1 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Raspberry Pi
5 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (47.25%) Linux
2 24 (26.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (5.49%) Windows
4 3 (3.30%) Unix
5 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (50.55%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (36.26%) Scrum
4 27 (29.67%) SOA
5 26 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 26 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 23 (25.27%) Microservices
6 23 (25.27%) TDD
7 15 (16.48%) SDLC
8 13 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 13 (14.29%) Unit Testing
9 11 (12.09%) BDD
9 11 (12.09%) Feasibility Study
10 10 (10.99%) High Availability
10 10 (10.99%) Use Case
11 8 (8.79%) MVC
11 8 (8.79%) Performance Measurement
12 7 (7.69%) Test Strategy
12 7 (7.69%) Web Development
13 6 (6.59%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 58 (63.74%) Java
2 15 (16.48%) JavaScript
3 11 (12.09%) C#
3 11 (12.09%) C++
4 9 (9.89%) SQL
5 8 (8.79%) C
6 7 (7.69%) Python
7 4 (4.40%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.20%) Embedded C
8 2 (2.20%) ES6
8 2 (2.20%) PHP
8 2 (2.20%) Scala
8 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.20%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.20%) XPath
9 1 (1.10%) Go
9 1 (1.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (36.26%) Degree
2 18 (19.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.40%) MCSD
3 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.20%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.68%) GDPR
2 13 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 10 (10.99%) QA
4 2 (2.20%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (9.89%) Docker
2 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.20%) Firmware
3 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (29.67%) Puppet
2 4 (4.40%) Ansible
3 3 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.20%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 16 (17.58%) Oracle
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.20%) Avaya
3 2 (2.20%) CA
3 2 (2.20%) Pega
3 2 (2.20%) Perfecto Mobile
3 2 (2.20%) VMware
4 1 (1.10%) Google