Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 63 70
Rank change year-on-year +14 +7 +27
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 98 88 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.76% 3.05% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.28% 3.48% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 43 25
Edinburgh median daily rate £433 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £254
90th Percentile £594 £550 £528
Scotland median daily rate £438 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +16.67% +7.14% -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -18.60% +52.54%
Scotland median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +6.02% -3.49% +6.49%

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 2,292 2,531 1,494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.98% 87.64% 85.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,170 1,479 918
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 31
Edinburgh median hourly rate £25.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -16.00% +31.44%
10th Percentile £15.04 £11.24 £14.25
90th Percentile £46.20 £50.25 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £21.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +15.48% -14.29% +12.64%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 63 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (44.90%) Java
3 32 (32.65%) SQL
3 32 (32.65%) Scrum
4 29 (29.59%) Python
5 26 (26.53%) Linux
6 24 (24.49%) Kanban
7 23 (23.47%) Finance
8 21 (21.43%) Git (software)
9 20 (20.41%) JavaScript
10 19 (19.39%) C#
10 19 (19.39%) C++
10 19 (19.39%) REST
11 17 (17.35%) Jenkins
11 17 (17.35%) SQL Server
11 17 (17.35%) OO
12 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
12 16 (16.33%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (16.33%) DevOps
13 15 (15.31%) .NET
14 14 (14.29%) Web Services
14 14 (14.29%) TDD
14 14 (14.29%) BDD
14 14 (14.29%) Test Automation
14 14 (14.29%) JSON
15 13 (13.27%) HTML
15 13 (13.27%) Microservices
16 12 (12.24%) Spring
16 12 (12.24%) Subversion
16 12 (12.24%) Continuous Integration

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 (3.06%) Confluence
1 3 (3.06%) Tomcat
1 3 (3.06%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.04%) JBoss
3 1 (1.02%) Apache
3 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Simulink
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.14%) OpenShift
3 4 (4.08%) GitHub
4 3 (3.06%) NuGet
5 1 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) BIG-IP
1 3 (3.06%) NetScaler
1 3 (3.06%) SSL
2 1 (1.02%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.02%) MQTT
2 1 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.02%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.35%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.33%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (8.16%) MongoDB
3 8 (8.16%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.06%) Power BI
5 2 (2.04%) Big Data
6 1 (1.02%) Flink
6 1 (1.02%) GIS
6 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 21 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 17 (17.35%) Jenkins
3 12 (12.24%) Subversion
4 10 (10.20%) JIRA
5 8 (8.16%) Cucumber
5 8 (8.16%) JUnit
6 7 (7.14%) Mockito
6 7 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (7.14%) Visual Studio
7 6 (6.12%) GitLab
7 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (5.10%) Hudson
8 5 (5.10%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (5.10%) Rational Rhapsody
9 4 (4.08%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (3.06%) Maven
11 2 (2.04%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.04%) HP UFT
12 1 (1.02%) NetBeans
12 1 (1.02%) Xcode
General
1 23 (23.47%) Finance
2 5 (5.10%) Banking
3 4 (4.08%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.04%) Avionics
6 1 (1.02%) Electronics
6 1 (1.02%) Law
6 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (50.00%) Developer
2 22 (22.45%) Software Engineer
3 16 (16.33%) Architect
4 10 (10.20%) Linux Developer
5 9 (9.18%) Enterprise Architect
6 8 (8.16%) C++ Developer
7 7 (7.14%) Python Developer
7 7 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 7 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Software Developer
8 6 (6.12%) Technical Architect
9 5 (5.10%) Java Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Applications Architect
10 4 (4.08%) Support Engineer
11 3 (3.06%) Applications Support
11 3 (3.06%) Applications Support Engineer
11 3 (3.06%) C++ Software Engineer
11 3 (3.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 3 (3.06%) Programmer
11 3 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.39%) REST
2 15 (15.31%) .NET
3 14 (14.29%) JSON
3 14 (14.29%) Web Services
4 13 (13.27%) HTML
5 12 (12.24%) Spring
6 11 (11.22%) RESTful
7 10 (10.20%) React
8 9 (9.18%) ASP.NET
8 9 (9.18%) SOAP
9 8 (8.16%) AngularJS
9 8 (8.16%) CSS
9 8 (8.16%) jQuery
9 8 (8.16%) Sass
10 7 (7.14%) Qt
10 7 (7.14%) Thymeleaf
11 5 (5.10%) Flask
11 5 (5.10%) LDAP
12 4 (4.08%) JMX
12 4 (4.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) User Experience
2 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.08%) Device Driver
2 4 (4.08%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (3.06%) Fintech
3 3 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.02%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.02%) Animation
5 1 (1.02%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 26 (26.53%) Linux
2 5 (5.10%) FreeRTOS
2 5 (5.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (5.10%) VxWorks
3 4 (4.08%) Unix
3 4 (4.08%) Windows
4 1 (1.02%) Android
4 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.02%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (32.65%) Scrum
3 24 (24.49%) Kanban
4 17 (17.35%) OO
5 16 (16.33%) DevOps
6 14 (14.29%) BDD
6 14 (14.29%) TDD
6 14 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 13 (13.27%) Microservices
8 12 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (11.22%) Domain-Driven Design
9 11 (11.22%) OOD
9 11 (11.22%) Unit Testing
10 10 (10.20%) Data Modelling
10 10 (10.20%) OOP
11 8 (8.16%) Front End Development
11 8 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (8.16%) Refactoring
12 7 (7.14%) Coaching
12 7 (7.14%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 44 (44.90%) Java
2 32 (32.65%) SQL
3 29 (29.59%) Python
4 20 (20.41%) JavaScript
5 19 (19.39%) C#
5 19 (19.39%) C++
6 7 (7.14%) Java 8
6 7 (7.14%) Perl
7 6 (6.12%) C
8 5 (5.10%) MATLAB
8 5 (5.10%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.06%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.04%) VB
10 2 (2.04%) VBA
11 1 (1.02%) Delphi
11 1 (1.02%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.02%) Erlang
11 1 (1.02%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.02%) PHP
11 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.12%) Degree
2 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (10.20%) Firmware
2 7 (7.14%) Docker
3 3 (3.06%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (12.24%) Puppet
2 9 (9.18%) Ansible
2 9 (9.18%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (7.14%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.02%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (1.02%) Kibana
4 1 (1.02%) logstash
Vendors
1 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.18%) Oracle
3 6 (6.12%) Charles River
4 5 (5.10%) VMware
5 3 (3.06%) F5
5 3 (3.06%) IBM
6 2 (2.04%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.02%) CA
7 1 (1.02%) RedGate
7 1 (1.02%) Teradata
7 1 (1.02%) TOWER Software