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 20 April 2015 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 5 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 211 267 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.82% 20.76% 19.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.65% 22.10% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 149 83
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £40.75 £19.06 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.85% -36.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
1440 1208 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.30% 93.93% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 820 668 301
Average daily rate £375 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +25.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £110.00 £30.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 2015, 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.

1 190 (36.33%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (35.76%) JavaScript
3 180 (34.42%) SQL
4 173 (33.08%) Java
5 146 (27.92%) CSS
6 141 (26.96%) HTML
7 122 (23.33%) .NET
7 122 (23.33%) Finance
8 111 (21.22%) C#
9 97 (18.55%) jQuery
10 89 (17.02%) Banking
11 88 (16.83%) Oracle
12 80 (15.30%) SQL Server
13 77 (14.72%) MVC
14 76 (14.53%) TDD
14 76 (14.53%) ASP.NET
15 68 (13.00%) XML
16 66 (12.62%) Spring
17 58 (11.09%) PL/SQL
18 55 (10.52%) J2EE
19 53 (10.13%) HTML5
20 49 (9.37%) Continuous Integration
21 46 (8.80%) Unit Testing
21 46 (8.80%) Ajax
22 44 (8.41%) CSS3
23 42 (8.03%) Hibernate
24 40 (7.65%) JUnit
24 40 (7.65%) Data Warehouse
25 38 (7.27%) JSF
25 38 (7.27%) .NET Framework

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 (6.69%) JBoss
2 29 (5.54%) SharePoint
2 29 (5.54%) CMS
3 25 (4.78%) Tomcat
4 16 (3.06%) WebSphere
5 14 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (2.49%) Apache
7 11 (2.10%) Apache Pig
8 10 (1.91%) WordPress
9 9 (1.72%) IBM Notes
10 8 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (1.34%) Umbraco
12 6 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (1.15%) SAS
13 5 (0.96%) Drupal
14 4 (0.76%) Confluence
15 3 (0.57%) PowerExchange
15 3 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
16 2 (0.38%) nginx
16 2 (0.38%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 27 (5.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.38%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.19%) MS Office
3 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (5.93%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.38%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) Agresso
4 1 (0.19%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.19%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.19%) PORTIA
4 1 (0.19%) AWD
4 1 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.19%) SunGard APT
4 1 (0.19%) Investran
4 1 (0.19%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.10%) Amazon EMR
2 11 (2.10%) Amazon Kinesis
3 8 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.57%) IaaS
6 2 (0.38%) SaaS
7 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.53%) Internet
1 8 (1.53%) HTTP
2 4 (0.76%) Intranet
3 2 (0.38%) LDAP
3 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.38%) 802.11
4 1 (0.19%) Extranet
4 1 (0.19%) Firewall
4 1 (0.19%) CTI
4 1 (0.19%) PPP
4 1 (0.19%) GPRS
4 1 (0.19%) PSTN
4 1 (0.19%) WAN
4 1 (0.19%) SMTP
4 1 (0.19%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (15.30%) SQL Server
2 40 (7.65%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (7.07%) Relational Database
4 27 (5.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (3.44%) Oracle Database
6 16 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (2.68%) SAP Data Services
7 14 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (2.49%) Apache Hive
8 13 (2.49%) Hadoop
9 12 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (2.29%) MS Access
10 11 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (1.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 8 (1.53%) DB2
12 8 (1.53%) MySQL
12 8 (1.53%) PowerCenter
13 5 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.96%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 40 (7.65%) JUnit
2 32 (6.12%) Git (software)
3 26 (4.97%) Selenium
4 24 (4.59%) Eclipse
5 21 (4.02%) Subversion
6 20 (3.82%) CruiseControl
7 19 (3.63%) Grunt
7 19 (3.63%) Visual Studio
8 18 (3.44%) Maven
9 17 (3.25%) Mockito
10 15 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (2.68%) JProfiler
11 14 (2.68%) Ant
12 13 (2.49%) Cucumber
13 12 (2.29%) Mercurial
13 12 (2.29%) FitNesse
14 11 (2.10%) jMock
14 11 (2.10%) JIRA
15 9 (1.72%) Jasmine
15 9 (1.72%) Robolectric
General
1 122 (23.33%) Finance
2 89 (17.02%) Banking
3 10 (1.91%) Retail
4 8 (1.53%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.15%) Marketing
5 6 (1.15%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.76%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.57%) Games
8 2 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.19%) Legal
9 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (27.92%) CSS
2 141 (26.96%) HTML
3 122 (23.33%) .NET
4 97 (18.55%) jQuery
5 76 (14.53%) ASP.NET
6 68 (13.00%) XML
7 66 (12.62%) Spring
8 55 (10.52%) J2EE
9 53 (10.13%) HTML5
10 46 (8.80%) Ajax
11 44 (8.41%) CSS3
12 42 (8.03%) Hibernate
13 38 (7.27%) JSF
13 38 (7.27%) .NET Framework
14 36 (6.88%) JSP
15 33 (6.31%) ASP.NET MVC
16 31 (5.93%) XSLT
17 29 (5.54%) Java EE
17 29 (5.54%) Web Services
18 24 (4.59%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.02%) Mobile App
2 21 (4.02%) Computer Science
3 10 (1.91%) Open Source
4 9 (1.72%) User Experience
5 6 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.76%) iPhone
6 4 (0.76%) Client/Server
6 4 (0.76%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.57%) Device Driver
7 3 (0.57%) GIS
7 3 (0.57%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (0.57%) Social Media
8 2 (0.38%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.38%) Health Informatics
8 2 (0.38%) Derivative
8 2 (0.38%) PKI
8 2 (0.38%) Informatics
8 2 (0.38%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 35 (6.69%) UNIX
2 25 (4.78%) Android
3 23 (4.40%) Windows
4 19 (3.63%) Linux
5 18 (3.44%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.15%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.38%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.19%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (36.33%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (14.72%) MVC
3 76 (14.53%) TDD
4 49 (9.37%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (8.80%) Unit Testing
6 37 (7.07%) Web Development
7 30 (5.74%) Test Automation
8 28 (5.35%) Investment Management
9 27 (5.16%) Data Management
10 25 (4.78%) OO
11 22 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (4.21%) SOA
11 22 (4.21%) Enterprise Data Management
11 22 (4.21%) Android Development
12 21 (4.02%) Asset Management
13 19 (3.63%) Web Application Development
13 19 (3.63%) Scrum
14 16 (3.06%) Pair Programming
14 16 (3.06%) ETL
15 15 (2.87%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 187 (35.76%) JavaScript
2 180 (34.42%) SQL
3 173 (33.08%) Java
4 111 (21.22%) C#
5 58 (11.09%) PL/SQL
6 31 (5.93%) VBA
6 31 (5.93%) T-SQL
7 23 (4.40%) PHP
8 18 (3.44%) Perl
9 16 (3.06%) Shell Script
9 16 (3.06%) Python
10 13 (2.49%) VBScript
10 13 (2.49%) VB.NET
11 8 (1.53%) Objective-C
12 7 (1.34%) C++
13 5 (0.96%) PeopleCode
13 5 (0.96%) SQR
13 5 (0.96%) C
14 4 (0.76%) VB
15 3 (0.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 27 (5.16%) Degree
2 7 (1.34%) Sun Certification
3 2 (0.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.19%) OCP
4 1 (0.19%) OCA
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.19%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.72%) QA
2 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.38%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.19%) Puppet
1 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 88 (16.83%) Oracle
2 36 (6.88%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.02%) Informatica
4 14 (2.68%) SAP
5 13 (2.49%) Business Objects
6 9 (1.72%) Lotus
6 9 (1.72%) PeopleSoft
7 8 (1.53%) Tableau
7 8 (1.53%) Charles River
7 8 (1.53%) Adobe
8 6 (1.15%) Google
8 6 (1.15%) Sun
9 5 (0.96%) Netezza
10 4 (0.76%) IBM
11 3 (0.57%) Ab Initio
11 3 (0.57%) Sybase
11 3 (0.57%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.57%) HubSpot
12 2 (0.38%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.38%) Telerik
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