The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 3 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 273 174 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 22.75% 15.78% 10.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.31% 16.81% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 74 42
Average daily rate
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£375 £323 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Developer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1123 1035 1000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.58% 93.83% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 455 448
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 22
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £27.25 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer across the Edinburgh region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer across the Edinburgh region.

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title.

1 197 (34.87%) Java
2 166 (29.38%) HTML
3 147 (26.02%) JavaScript
4 127 (22.48%) CSS
5 117 (20.71%) Finance
6 112 (19.82%) SQL
7 107 (18.94%) .NET
8 104 (18.41%) XML
9 102 (18.05%) Oracle
10 101 (17.88%) JBoss
11 95 (16.81%) C#
12 93 (16.46%) jQuery
13 79 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
14 76 (13.45%) Web Services
15 70 (12.39%) SQL Server
16 67 (11.86%) Java EE
17 65 (11.50%) SOA
18 64 (11.33%) HTML5
19 61 (10.80%) JSF
20 60 (10.62%) Business Intelligence
21 59 (10.44%) ASP.NET
22 57 (10.09%) JSON
23 55 (9.73%) Maven
24 54 (9.56%) SOAP
25 51 (9.03%) TDD
26 49 (8.67%) Banking
27 48 (8.50%) MVC
27 48 (8.50%) RESTful
27 48 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
28 47 (8.32%) CSS3

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 35 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 25 (4.42%) SharePoint 2013
3 22 (3.89%) SAS
4 19 (3.36%) CMS
5 16 (2.83%) Apache
6 13 (2.30%) IIS
7 11 (1.95%) Lync
8 9 (1.59%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.59%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.06%) Confluence
9 6 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.88%) Sitefinity
10 5 (0.88%) GlassFish
10 5 (0.88%) WordPress
10 5 (0.88%) WebSphere Portal
11 4 (0.71%) nginx
11 4 (0.71%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.71%) TeamSite
11 4 (0.71%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (1.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (5.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 12 (2.12%) Markit EDM
3 7 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.18%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.06%) Office 365
2 4 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.35%) SaaS
3 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.35%) Force.com
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.18%) GitHub
4 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.73%) HTTP
2 7 (1.24%) Intranet
3 2 (0.35%) LDAP
4 1 (0.18%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.18%) SSL
4 1 (0.18%) Internet
4 1 (0.18%) X.509
4 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (12.39%) SQL Server
2 45 (7.96%) Relational Database
3 41 (7.26%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (5.31%) Cognos Report Studio
5 29 (5.13%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 25 (4.42%) Oracle Database
6 25 (4.42%) Cognos Transformer
7 20 (3.54%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (3.01%) MySQL
9 16 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (2.65%) RDBMS
10 15 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (1.42%) Oracle OWB
12 7 (1.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 7 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (1.06%) SAP Data Services
13 6 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.88%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 55 (9.73%) Maven
2 35 (6.19%) Subversion
3 25 (4.42%) Visual Studio
4 24 (4.25%) Eclipse
5 21 (3.72%) Git (software)
6 14 (2.48%) JIRA
7 12 (2.12%) JUnit
7 12 (2.12%) Mercurial
8 6 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (1.06%) NetBeans
9 5 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.88%) JProfiler
9 5 (0.88%) QUnit
10 4 (0.71%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.71%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.53%) Grunt
11 3 (0.53%) FitNesse
11 3 (0.53%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.53%) JBuilder
General
1 117 (20.71%) Finance
2 49 (8.67%) Banking
3 18 (3.19%) Retail
4 6 (1.06%) Advertising
5 4 (0.71%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.71%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.18%) Front Office
6 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (29.38%) HTML
2 127 (22.48%) CSS
3 107 (18.94%) .NET
4 104 (18.41%) XML
5 93 (16.46%) jQuery
6 76 (13.45%) Web Services
7 67 (11.86%) Java EE
8 64 (11.33%) HTML5
9 61 (10.80%) JSF
10 59 (10.44%) ASP.NET
11 57 (10.09%) JSON
12 54 (9.56%) SOAP
13 48 (8.50%) RESTful
14 47 (8.32%) CSS3
15 37 (6.55%) Spring
16 33 (5.84%) RichFaces
16 33 (5.84%) Drools
16 33 (5.84%) Apache CXF
17 32 (5.66%) J2EE
18 29 (5.13%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 22 (3.89%) Open Source
2 19 (3.36%) Mainframe
3 10 (1.77%) Mobile App
4 7 (1.24%) Client/Server
5 5 (0.88%) FMCG
6 4 (0.71%) Data Integration
6 4 (0.71%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.53%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.53%) Credit Risk
7 3 (0.53%) Graphic Design
7 3 (0.53%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.53%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.35%) iPhone
8 2 (0.35%) iPad
8 2 (0.35%) Blog
8 2 (0.35%) Equities
8 2 (0.35%) VSAM
9 1 (0.18%) PKI
9 1 (0.18%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.18%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 35 (6.19%) Linux
2 24 (4.25%) Mac OS X
3 23 (4.07%) Windows
4 21 (3.72%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.65%) UNIX
6 13 (2.30%) Android
7 5 (0.88%) AIX
8 4 (0.71%) Solaris
9 3 (0.53%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.53%) zOS
10 2 (0.35%) MVS
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (11.50%) SOA
3 60 (10.62%) Business Intelligence
4 51 (9.03%) TDD
5 48 (8.50%) MVC
5 48 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (8.14%) Web Development
7 41 (7.26%) Project Management
8 39 (6.90%) Unit Testing
9 37 (6.55%) Scrum
10 34 (6.02%) Kimball Methodology
11 33 (5.84%) BPMN
12 30 (5.31%) Waterfall
13 28 (4.96%) Web Design
14 25 (4.42%) Responsive Web Design
15 24 (4.25%) ETL
15 24 (4.25%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (3.89%) Migration
17 19 (3.36%) Workflow
18 18 (3.19%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 197 (34.87%) Java
2 147 (26.02%) JavaScript
3 112 (19.82%) SQL
4 95 (16.81%) C#
5 33 (5.84%) PL/SQL
6 20 (3.54%) C++
6 20 (3.54%) VBA
7 18 (3.19%) T-SQL
8 14 (2.48%) PHP
8 14 (2.48%) PowerShell
9 12 (2.12%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.77%) Ruby
11 9 (1.59%) Objective-C
12 8 (1.42%) VB
13 6 (1.06%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.06%) Apex Code
14 5 (0.88%) Groovy
14 5 (0.88%) Python
15 3 (0.53%) VBScript
15 3 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (1.59%) Degree
2 3 (0.53%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.18%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.60%) QA
2 6 (1.06%) WCAG
3 1 (0.18%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.53%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 1 (0.18%) OpenSSO
1 1 (0.18%) Puppet
1 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 102 (18.05%) Oracle
2 101 (17.88%) JBoss
3 37 (6.55%) Cognos
4 35 (6.19%) Microsoft
5 9 (1.59%) Sybase
6 8 (1.42%) Business Objects
6 8 (1.42%) Twitter
7 7 (1.24%) IBM
7 7 (1.24%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.06%) SAP
8 6 (1.06%) Ab Initio
8 6 (1.06%) Tableau
9 4 (0.71%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.71%) Informatica
9 4 (0.71%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (0.53%) HP
10 3 (0.53%) Pega
10 3 (0.53%) GoldenSource
11 2 (0.35%) Google
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