The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 6 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 183 195 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.12% 13.60% 23.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.78% 14.20% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 125 191
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £467 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £32.88
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +14.06%
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
1328 1373 1201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.20% 95.75% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 749 725
Median daily rate £400 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 25 40
Median hourly rate £20.50 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.42% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Developer in the job title.

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 30 May 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 210 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (42.02%) Java
3 163 (36.63%) JavaScript
4 112 (25.17%) SQL
5 103 (23.15%) AngularJS
6 98 (22.02%) Finance
7 95 (21.35%) Scrum
7 95 (21.35%) CSS
8 94 (21.12%) HTML
9 93 (20.90%) Web Services
10 84 (18.88%) jQuery
11 71 (15.96%) Open Source
11 71 (15.96%) Python
12 70 (15.73%) TDD
13 69 (15.51%) .NET
14 68 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
15 66 (14.83%) Oracle
16 65 (14.61%) GIS
17 64 (14.38%) Spring
18 63 (14.16%) SQL Server
19 58 (13.03%) JBoss
19 58 (13.03%) REST
20 57 (12.81%) JIRA
20 57 (12.81%) Maven
21 56 (12.58%) SDLC
22 54 (12.13%) GeoServer
22 54 (12.13%) C#
22 54 (12.13%) PostGIS
23 52 (11.69%) XML
23 52 (11.69%) OpenLayers

Developer Skill Set
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 58 (13.03%) JBoss
2 54 (12.13%) GeoServer
3 49 (11.01%) Node.js
4 20 (4.49%) SAS
5 19 (4.27%) WebSphere
6 16 (3.60%) Apache
6 16 (3.60%) WebLogic
7 15 (3.37%) Tomcat
8 13 (2.92%) ArcGIS
9 10 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (2.02%) Drupal
11 8 (1.80%) CMS
11 8 (1.80%) nginx
12 7 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (1.12%) NServiceBus
14 4 (0.90%) Confluence
14 4 (0.90%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.45%) WebLogic Portal
15 2 (0.45%) WordPress
16 1 (0.22%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (2.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.45%) Edge Animate
2 2 (0.45%) InDesign
2 2 (0.45%) MS Office
2 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (4.04%) Markit EDM
2 9 (2.02%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (1.35%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.45%) Misys Midas
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.45%) Heroku
4 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.22%) Google Play
4 1 (0.22%) iTunes
4 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.49%) HTTP
2 3 (0.67%) FTP
3 2 (0.45%) LDAP
3 2 (0.45%) SSL
4 1 (0.22%) Intranet
4 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (14.61%) GIS
2 63 (14.16%) SQL Server
3 51 (11.46%) NoSQL
4 24 (5.39%) Oracle Database
5 21 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (3.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (3.60%) MongoDB
9 15 (3.37%) Relational Database
10 14 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (2.25%) MySQL
12 9 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (1.57%) QGIS
14 6 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 5 (1.12%) MS Access
15 5 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (1.12%) RDBMS
15 5 (1.12%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 57 (12.81%) JIRA
1 57 (12.81%) Maven
2 48 (10.79%) Jenkins
3 42 (9.44%) Eclipse
4 36 (8.09%) JBehave
5 31 (6.97%) Cucumber
5 31 (6.97%) Gradle
5 31 (6.97%) Selenium
6 29 (6.52%) Git (software)
6 29 (6.52%) Subversion
7 24 (5.39%) JProfiler
8 15 (3.37%) gulp
8 15 (3.37%) JUnit
9 14 (3.15%) Jasmine
10 13 (2.92%) Artifactory
10 13 (2.92%) Hudson
11 9 (2.02%) Bower
11 9 (2.02%) NetBeans
12 8 (1.80%) Oracle APEX
12 8 (1.80%) Oracle Forms
General
1 98 (22.02%) Finance
2 18 (4.04%) Banking
3 4 (0.90%) Retail
4 3 (0.67%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.45%) Games
5 2 (0.45%) Law
5 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.22%) Advertising
6 1 (0.22%) Back Office
6 1 (0.22%) International Banking
6 1 (0.22%) Legal
6 1 (0.22%) Marketing
6 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (23.15%) AngularJS
2 95 (21.35%) CSS
3 94 (21.12%) HTML
4 93 (20.90%) Web Services
5 84 (18.88%) jQuery
6 69 (15.51%) .NET
7 64 (14.38%) Spring
8 58 (13.03%) REST
9 54 (12.13%) PostGIS
10 52 (11.69%) OpenLayers
10 52 (11.69%) XML
11 50 (11.24%) Java EE
12 48 (10.79%) RESTful
13 44 (9.89%) HTML5
14 42 (9.44%) Leaflet
15 40 (8.99%) Hibernate
15 40 (8.99%) J2EE
16 34 (7.64%) SOAP
17 32 (7.19%) CSS3
18 30 (6.74%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.21%) User Experience
2 24 (5.39%) iPad
3 15 (3.37%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.02%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.02%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.80%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.35%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (0.90%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.67%) CMDB
9 3 (0.67%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.67%) iSeries
9 3 (0.67%) Tandem
10 2 (0.45%) Clustering
10 2 (0.45%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.45%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.45%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.45%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.19%) Linux
2 22 (4.94%) Apple iOS
3 19 (4.27%) Unix
4 14 (3.15%) Windows
5 10 (2.25%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.57%) Android
7 3 (0.67%) zOS
8 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.22%) MVS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (21.35%) Scrum
3 71 (15.96%) Open Source
4 70 (15.73%) TDD
5 68 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
6 56 (12.58%) SDLC
7 50 (11.24%) Unit Testing
8 44 (9.89%) Web Development
9 43 (9.66%) MVC
10 42 (9.44%) SOA
11 31 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (6.74%) ETL
12 30 (6.74%) OO
12 30 (6.74%) Performance Monitoring
13 29 (6.52%) BDD
14 25 (5.62%) E-Commerce
14 25 (5.62%) Front End Development
15 24 (5.39%) Application Performance Monitoring
16 23 (5.17%) Integration Testing
16 23 (5.17%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 187 (42.02%) Java
2 163 (36.63%) JavaScript
3 112 (25.17%) SQL
4 71 (15.96%) Python
5 54 (12.13%) C#
6 33 (7.42%) PL/SQL
7 32 (7.19%) PHP
8 18 (4.04%) Objective-C
8 18 (4.04%) T-SQL
9 17 (3.82%) Apple Swift
9 17 (3.82%) Perl
10 12 (2.70%) CoffeeScript
11 11 (2.47%) ES6
12 8 (1.80%) PHP 5
13 7 (1.57%) C
13 7 (1.57%) VBA
14 6 (1.35%) JSX
15 5 (1.12%) Ruby
16 4 (0.90%) SAS Macro
17 3 (0.67%) JCL
Qualifications
1 15 (3.37%) Degree
2 7 (1.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.84%) QA
2 16 (3.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (2.47%) WCAG
4 4 (0.90%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (0.90%) Docker
2 3 (0.67%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (2.92%) Ansible
2 5 (1.12%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 66 (14.83%) Oracle
2 44 (9.89%) Microsoft
3 43 (9.66%) ESRI
4 13 (2.92%) IBM
4 13 (2.92%) VMware
5 11 (2.47%) Charles River
6 6 (1.35%) Teradata
7 5 (1.12%) Informatica
7 5 (1.12%) ServiceNow
8 4 (0.90%) Adobe
9 3 (0.67%) Ab Initio
9 3 (0.67%) Apple
9 3 (0.67%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.45%) CA
10 2 (0.45%) Cognos
10 2 (0.45%) IBM Sterling
10 2 (0.45%) webMethods
11 1 (0.22%) Google
11 1 (0.22%) Zend
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