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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 296 216 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.64% 19.20% 20.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.65% 20.79% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 110 73
Average daily rate
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£375 £339 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.70% +23.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £150.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -91.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -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
1307 1039 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.54% 92.36% 93.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 529 309
Average daily rate £390 £365 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
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 16 8 22
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.35 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.84% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £19.30 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 245 (38.77%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (35.44%) Java
3 178 (28.16%) SQL
4 167 (26.42%) HTML
5 164 (25.95%) Finance
6 159 (25.16%) JavaScript
7 155 (24.53%) CSS
8 153 (24.21%) .NET
9 142 (22.47%) C#
10 123 (19.46%) SQL Server
11 118 (18.67%) jQuery
12 113 (17.88%) XML
13 94 (14.87%) ASP.NET
14 91 (14.40%) TDD
15 88 (13.92%) Banking
16 85 (13.45%) MVC
17 83 (13.13%) Oracle
18 68 (10.76%) JBoss
19 60 (9.49%) J2EE
20 59 (9.34%) HTML5
21 55 (8.70%) Spring
21 55 (8.70%) JSF
22 54 (8.54%) PL/SQL
23 52 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
24 50 (7.91%) Java EE
25 48 (7.59%) .NET Framework
26 45 (7.12%) SOA
26 45 (7.12%) Hibernate
27 43 (6.80%) Scrum
27 43 (6.80%) Microsoft

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 68 (10.76%) JBoss
2 35 (5.54%) SharePoint
3 26 (4.11%) CMS
4 25 (3.96%) SAS
5 20 (3.16%) Tomcat
6 16 (2.53%) WebSphere
7 14 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (1.42%) IBM Notes
8 9 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.27%) Apache
10 5 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.79%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.79%) Drupal
11 4 (0.63%) nginx
11 4 (0.63%) Apache ServiceMix
11 4 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.47%) IIS
12 3 (0.47%) Jetty
13 2 (0.32%) WordPress
13 2 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (6.17%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.16%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.47%) IaaS
2 3 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.16%) Force.com
4 1 (0.16%) SaaS
4 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.80%) HTTP
2 11 (1.74%) Internet
3 4 (0.63%) Intranet
4 2 (0.32%) Extranet
5 1 (0.16%) GPRS
5 1 (0.16%) PSTN
5 1 (0.16%) PPP
5 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (19.46%) SQL Server
2 41 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
2 41 (6.49%) Relational Database
3 34 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (3.16%) SAP Data Services
6 16 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
7 15 (2.37%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 14 (2.22%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (1.58%) Big Data
10 10 (1.58%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.58%) MS Access
11 9 (1.42%) MySQL
12 6 (0.95%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 6 (0.95%) BusinessObjects XI
13 5 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.79%) DB2
13 5 (0.79%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 38 (6.01%) Git (software)
1 38 (6.01%) Eclipse
2 37 (5.85%) JUnit
3 25 (3.96%) Visual Studio
4 22 (3.48%) Selenium
5 21 (3.32%) JProfiler
6 20 (3.16%) Grunt
7 19 (3.01%) Maven
7 19 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (2.85%) Subversion
9 17 (2.69%) CruiseControl
9 17 (2.69%) Mercurial
10 16 (2.53%) Cucumber
11 14 (2.22%) Mockito
12 13 (2.06%) Ant
13 11 (1.74%) JIRA
13 11 (1.74%) FitNesse
14 10 (1.58%) Jasmine
15 9 (1.42%) jMock
15 9 (1.42%) Robolectric
General
1 164 (25.95%) Finance
2 88 (13.92%) Banking
3 20 (3.16%) Retail
4 6 (0.95%) Retail Banking
5 4 (0.63%) Marketing
5 4 (0.63%) Advertising
5 4 (0.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.16%) Legal
6 1 (0.16%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (26.42%) HTML
2 155 (24.53%) CSS
3 153 (24.21%) .NET
4 118 (18.67%) jQuery
5 113 (17.88%) XML
6 94 (14.87%) ASP.NET
7 60 (9.49%) J2EE
8 59 (9.34%) HTML5
9 55 (8.70%) Spring
9 55 (8.70%) JSF
10 50 (7.91%) Java EE
11 48 (7.59%) .NET Framework
12 45 (7.12%) Hibernate
13 41 (6.49%) JSP
14 40 (6.33%) CSS3
14 40 (6.33%) ASP.NET MVC
15 38 (6.01%) XSLT
16 36 (5.70%) Web Services
17 35 (5.54%) Ajax
17 35 (5.54%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.59%) Computer Science
3 25 (3.96%) Mobile App
4 20 (3.16%) Open Source
5 12 (1.90%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.11%) Credit Risk
6 7 (1.11%) User Experience
7 6 (0.95%) Data Integration
7 6 (0.95%) iPhone
8 3 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (0.47%) Machine to Machine
9 2 (0.32%) Informatics
9 2 (0.32%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.32%) DataPower
9 2 (0.32%) iPad
9 2 (0.32%) Health Informatics
9 2 (0.32%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.16%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.16%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.16%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 41 (6.49%) Android
2 36 (5.70%) UNIX
3 34 (5.38%) Apple iOS
4 27 (4.27%) Windows
5 23 (3.64%) Linux
6 6 (0.95%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.47%) zOS
8 2 (0.32%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.16%) AIX
9 1 (0.16%) Solaris
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (38.77%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (14.40%) TDD
3 85 (13.45%) MVC
4 52 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (7.12%) SOA
6 43 (6.80%) Scrum
7 39 (6.17%) Web Development
8 38 (6.01%) Unit Testing
9 35 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
10 32 (5.06%) Android Development
11 31 (4.91%) OO
12 29 (4.59%) Test Automation
13 26 (4.11%) Data Management
14 25 (3.96%) Investment Management
14 25 (3.96%) Web Design
15 23 (3.64%) iOS Development
16 22 (3.48%) Enterprise Data Management
17 18 (2.85%) Dimensional Modelling
17 18 (2.85%) Asset Management
17 18 (2.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 224 (35.44%) Java
2 178 (28.16%) SQL
3 159 (25.16%) JavaScript
4 142 (22.47%) C#
5 54 (8.54%) PL/SQL
6 38 (6.01%) T-SQL
7 25 (3.96%) PHP
8 23 (3.64%) Perl
9 20 (3.16%) VBA
10 19 (3.01%) VBScript
11 18 (2.85%) Python
12 15 (2.37%) Objective-C
13 13 (2.06%) C++
14 11 (1.74%) VB.NET
14 11 (1.74%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.27%) Ruby
16 4 (0.63%) CoffeeScript
17 3 (0.47%) VB6
17 3 (0.47%) VB
17 3 (0.47%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 33 (5.22%) Degree
2 7 (1.11%) Sun Certification
3 4 (0.63%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.47%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.16%) HND
5 1 (0.16%) OCP
5 1 (0.16%) OCA
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.58%) QA
2 2 (0.32%) HL7
2 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.32%) ACF2
2 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 83 (13.13%) Oracle
2 43 (6.80%) Microsoft
3 20 (3.16%) Business Objects
4 19 (3.01%) SAP
5 17 (2.69%) Informatica
6 15 (2.37%) Ab Initio
7 14 (2.22%) Tableau
8 9 (1.42%) CheckPoint
8 9 (1.42%) Lotus
9 7 (1.11%) Charles River
10 6 (0.95%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.95%) Sun
10 6 (0.95%) IBM
11 4 (0.63%) Google
11 4 (0.63%) Twitter
11 4 (0.63%) PeopleSoft
12 3 (0.47%) Teradata
12 3 (0.47%) Sybase
12 3 (0.47%) HubSpot
12 3 (0.47%) Pega
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