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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 29 67 68
Rank change year-on-year +38 +1  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 46 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.13% 1.45% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.05% 1.75% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 11 9
Median daily rate £266 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.29% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £375 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £550 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +10.38%  

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 760 1256 1171
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.73% 82.79% 82.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 705 664
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Median hourly rate £15.86 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.33% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 37 (62.71%) Java
2 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (37.29%) Finance
4 21 (35.59%) Degree
5 18 (30.51%) Computer Science
6 17 (28.81%) Spring
6 17 (28.81%) Management Information System
7 16 (27.12%) Linux
8 15 (25.42%) Scrum
9 13 (22.03%) TDD
10 12 (20.34%) Oracle
11 11 (18.64%) Web Services
11 11 (18.64%) Oracle Database
12 10 (16.95%) .NET
12 10 (16.95%) SQL
13 9 (15.25%) C#
13 9 (15.25%) HTML
13 9 (15.25%) QA
14 8 (13.56%) CSS
14 8 (13.56%) OO
15 7 (11.86%) Windows
15 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
15 7 (11.86%) Integration Testing
15 7 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (11.86%) System Testing
15 7 (11.86%) AngularJS
15 7 (11.86%) Feasibility Study
16 6 (10.17%) Oracle Database 12c
16 6 (10.17%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (10.17%) Web Development

Software Engineering
Top Related 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 1 (1.69%) CMS
1 1 (1.69%) Confluence
1 1 (1.69%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (3.39%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.64%) Oracle Database
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (6.78%) MySQL
4 3 (5.08%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (5.08%) GIS
5 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.69%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Git (software)
1 5 (8.47%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (8.47%) SpecFlow
2 3 (5.08%) Cucumber
2 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.08%) Mockito
2 3 (5.08%) Selenium
2 3 (5.08%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.39%) DbUnit
3 2 (3.39%) JUnit
3 2 (3.39%) Subversion
4 1 (1.69%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.69%) GitLab
4 1 (1.69%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.69%) JIRA
4 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (37.29%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (42.37%) Developer
2 23 (38.98%) Software Engineer
3 17 (28.81%) Java Developer
4 9 (15.25%) Junior
5 6 (10.17%) Junior Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Junior Java Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Architect
6 5 (8.47%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Java Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Core Java Developer
8 3 (5.08%) GIS Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Junior Software Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Mid-Level Java Developer
9 2 (3.39%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Agile Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Senior Test Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.39%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) TIBCO Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (28.81%) Spring
2 11 (18.64%) Web Services
3 10 (16.95%) .NET
4 9 (15.25%) HTML
5 8 (13.56%) CSS
6 7 (11.86%) AngularJS
7 5 (8.47%) .NET Framework
7 5 (8.47%) Entity Framework
7 5 (8.47%) WinForms
8 4 (6.78%) Angular 2
8 4 (6.78%) Spring Integration
9 2 (3.39%) CSS3
9 2 (3.39%) HTML5
9 2 (3.39%) J2EE
9 2 (3.39%) jQuery
9 2 (3.39%) JSON
9 2 (3.39%) Node.js
9 2 (3.39%) RESTful
9 2 (3.39%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (3.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.51%) Computer Science
2 17 (28.81%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.78%) Fintech
4 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.12%) Linux
2 7 (11.86%) Windows
3 4 (6.78%) Unix
4 3 (5.08%) Android
5 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.69%) Debian
6 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.42%) Scrum
3 13 (22.03%) TDD
4 8 (13.56%) OO
5 7 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (11.86%) Feasibility Study
5 7 (11.86%) Integration Testing
5 7 (11.86%) System Testing
6 6 (10.17%) Configuration Management
6 6 (10.17%) Web Development
7 5 (8.47%) Change Control
7 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (8.47%) SDLC
7 5 (8.47%) Secure Coding
7 5 (8.47%) Test Strategy
8 4 (6.78%) Incident Management
8 4 (6.78%) Kanban
8 4 (6.78%) Microservices
8 4 (6.78%) Test Automation
9 3 (5.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (62.71%) Java
2 10 (16.95%) SQL
3 9 (15.25%) C#
4 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.47%) VB
6 3 (5.08%) PHP
7 2 (3.39%) C
7 2 (3.39%) C++
7 2 (3.39%) Python
8 1 (1.69%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.69%) Perl
8 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (35.59%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.25%) QA
2 3 (5.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Oracle
2 3 (5.08%) TIBCO
3 1 (1.69%) Apigee
3 1 (1.69%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.69%) Progress
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