Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 53 105
Rank change year-on-year +12 +52 -20
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 114 91 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.96% 3.15% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.46% 3.69% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 46 11
Edinburgh median daily rate £463 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £293 £229 £313
90th Percentile £610 £538 £538
Scotland median daily rate £466 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +24.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £43.39 £33.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.47% -23.26% +52.54%
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 £38.25 £43.25
% change year-on-year +12.42% -11.56% +7.11%

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 2,554 2,465 1,816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.74% 85.26% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,306 1,436 1,039
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £269 £263 £259
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
% change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 28
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +6.33% +11.20%
10th Percentile £10.93 £11.22 £11.35
90th Percentile £43.75 £37.52 £46.01
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +2.08% +17.07% -3.53%

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 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 19 November 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 78 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (52.63%) Java
3 42 (36.84%) Scrum
4 35 (30.70%) SQL
4 35 (30.70%) Python
5 30 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 29 (25.44%) Kanban
7 28 (24.56%) Finance
8 27 (23.68%) REST
9 22 (19.30%) OO
10 19 (16.67%) Linux
10 19 (16.67%) Web Services
10 19 (16.67%) C#
10 19 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 19 (16.67%) JSON
10 19 (16.67%) Microservices
11 18 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
11 18 (15.79%) TDD
12 17 (14.91%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (14.91%) DevOps
13 16 (14.04%) C++
13 16 (14.04%) HTML
13 16 (14.04%) Spring
14 15 (13.16%) Git (software)
14 15 (13.16%) SQL Server
14 15 (13.16%) Banking
15 14 (12.28%) .NET
15 14 (12.28%) Test Automation
15 14 (12.28%) BDD
15 14 (12.28%) Jenkins

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 (3.51%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.63%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.75%) Confluence
4 1 (0.88%) Apache
4 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (1.75%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.14%) OpenShift
4 4 (3.51%) GitHub
5 3 (2.63%) NuGet
6 2 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.75%) Heroku
7 1 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.88%) Route 53
7 1 (0.88%) Serverless
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.51%) HTTP
2 3 (2.63%) BIG-IP
2 3 (2.63%) NetScaler
2 3 (2.63%) SSL
3 1 (0.88%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.88%) MQTT
3 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.88%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.91%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (13.16%) SQL Server
3 12 (10.53%) MongoDB
4 8 (7.02%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.51%) Redis
6 3 (2.63%) Big Data
6 3 (2.63%) Power BI
7 2 (1.75%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 15 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 14 (12.28%) Jenkins
3 12 (10.53%) JUnit
4 11 (9.65%) JIRA
5 10 (8.77%) Subversion
6 8 (7.02%) Cucumber
6 8 (7.02%) Visual Studio
7 7 (6.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (4.39%) Hudson
10 4 (3.51%) Bitbucket
10 4 (3.51%) Mockito
10 4 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (2.63%) GitLab
11 3 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (1.75%) HP UFT
12 2 (1.75%) Protractor
12 2 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
12 2 (1.75%) Selenium
13 1 (0.88%) LabVIEW
General
1 28 (24.56%) Finance
2 15 (13.16%) Banking
3 4 (3.51%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.63%) Law
4 3 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.75%) Avionics
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Games
6 1 (0.88%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Military
6 1 (0.88%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (43.86%) Developer
2 25 (21.93%) Architect
2 25 (21.93%) Software Engineer
3 11 (9.65%) Enterprise Architect
4 9 (7.89%) C++ Developer
4 9 (7.89%) Java Developer
4 9 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (6.14%) Linux Developer
5 7 (6.14%) Technical Architect
6 6 (5.26%) Python Developer
6 6 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.26%) Software Developer
7 5 (4.39%) Applications Architect
7 5 (4.39%) C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (4.39%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 5 (4.39%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (3.51%) Support Engineer
9 3 (2.63%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.68%) REST
2 19 (16.67%) JSON
2 19 (16.67%) Web Services
3 16 (14.04%) HTML
3 16 (14.04%) Spring
4 14 (12.28%) .NET
5 12 (10.53%) Node.js
6 11 (9.65%) React
6 11 (9.65%) RESTful
7 10 (8.77%) AngularJS
7 10 (8.77%) CSS
8 9 (7.89%) ASP.NET
8 9 (7.89%) SOAP
9 8 (7.02%) jQuery
9 8 (7.02%) Sass
10 7 (6.14%) Thymeleaf
11 6 (5.26%) Java EE
11 6 (5.26%) LDAP
11 6 (5.26%) Qt
12 5 (4.39%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) User Experience
2 6 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.26%) Fintech
3 4 (3.51%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.63%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.63%) DataPower
5 2 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.75%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.88%) Animation
6 1 (0.88%) EMV
6 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (3.51%) Unix
3 3 (2.63%) FreeRTOS
4 2 (1.75%) Android
4 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.75%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.88%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (36.84%) Scrum
3 29 (25.44%) Kanban
4 22 (19.30%) OO
5 19 (16.67%) Microservices
6 18 (15.79%) TDD
7 17 (14.91%) DevOps
8 14 (12.28%) BDD
8 14 (12.28%) Test Automation
9 13 (11.40%) Domain-Driven Design
10 12 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (9.65%) Coaching
12 10 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (8.77%) OOP
12 10 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (8.77%) Unit Testing
13 9 (7.89%) Data Modelling
14 8 (7.02%) Front End Development
14 8 (7.02%) Mentoring
14 8 (7.02%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 60 (52.63%) Java
2 35 (30.70%) Python
2 35 (30.70%) SQL
3 30 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 19 (16.67%) C#
5 16 (14.04%) C++
6 7 (6.14%) Perl
7 6 (5.26%) Java 8
8 5 (4.39%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.63%) C
9 3 (2.63%) PHP
9 3 (2.63%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.63%) Ruby
9 3 (2.63%) VB
9 3 (2.63%) VBA
10 2 (1.75%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.75%) Scala
11 1 (0.88%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.88%) Erlang
11 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (3.51%) Degree
2 2 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.88%) CEH
3 1 (0.88%) CISSP
3 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (4.39%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.89%) Docker
2 5 (4.39%) Firmware
3 3 (2.63%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (10.53%) Puppet
2 11 (9.65%) Kubernetes
3 10 (8.77%) Ansible
4 9 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.88%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.88%) Kibana
5 1 (0.88%) logstash
Vendors
1 19 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.89%) Oracle
3 6 (5.26%) Charles River
3 6 (5.26%) IBM
4 5 (4.39%) VMware
5 4 (3.51%) Atlassian
5 4 (3.51%) CA
6 3 (2.63%) F5
7 2 (1.75%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.88%) RedGate
8 1 (0.88%) Teradata
8 1 (0.88%) TOWER Software