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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 384 264 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 26.41% 21.76% 21.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.55% 23.74% 23.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 153 112
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £215 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £425 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
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
1394 1112 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.87% 91.67% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 588 400
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 25
Average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.42% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £37.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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.

1 238 (36.12%) Java
1 238 (36.12%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (27.31%) SQL
3 175 (26.56%) HTML
4 160 (24.28%) Finance
5 157 (23.82%) JavaScript
6 152 (23.07%) .NET
7 149 (22.61%) CSS
8 140 (21.24%) C#
9 129 (19.58%) XML
10 125 (18.97%) jQuery
11 117 (17.75%) SQL Server
12 92 (13.96%) TDD
13 90 (13.66%) ASP.NET
13 90 (13.66%) JBoss
14 84 (12.75%) Oracle
15 80 (12.14%) Banking
15 80 (12.14%) MVC
16 71 (10.77%) J2EE
17 69 (10.47%) JSF
18 66 (10.02%) HTML5
19 62 (9.41%) Java EE
20 61 (9.26%) PL/SQL
21 58 (8.80%) SOA
22 55 (8.35%) Web Services
23 51 (7.74%) Spring
23 51 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
24 50 (7.59%) JSP
25 49 (7.44%) RichFaces
26 46 (6.98%) Microsoft

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 90 (13.66%) JBoss
2 32 (4.86%) SharePoint
3 29 (4.40%) CMS
4 26 (3.95%) SAS
5 17 (2.58%) WebSphere
6 16 (2.43%) Tomcat
6 16 (2.43%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (1.97%) Apache
8 8 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.91%) Lync
9 6 (0.91%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.76%) IIS
10 5 (0.76%) nginx
10 5 (0.76%) Sitefinity
10 5 (0.76%) Apache ServiceMix
11 4 (0.61%) WebSphere Portal
11 4 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.61%) TeamSite
11 4 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (1.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.15%) MS Office
3 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 41 (6.22%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.15%) AWD
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.46%) Office 365
2 3 (0.46%) IaaS
3 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.15%) SaaS
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.15%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.55%) HTTP
2 10 (1.52%) Internet
3 3 (0.46%) Intranet
4 2 (0.30%) Extranet
5 1 (0.15%) GPRS
5 1 (0.15%) PSTN
5 1 (0.15%) PPP
5 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (17.75%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 43 (6.53%) Relational Database
3 38 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (3.64%) SAP Data Services
5 20 (3.03%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 20 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
6 15 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (1.97%) Oracle Database
8 11 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (1.52%) RDBMS
9 10 (1.52%) MySQL
10 9 (1.37%) Big Data
11 7 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.06%) BusinessObjects XI
11 7 (1.06%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.91%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 5 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.76%) BODI
Development Applications
1 41 (6.22%) Eclipse
2 35 (5.31%) Git (software)
3 33 (5.01%) JUnit
4 27 (4.10%) Subversion
4 27 (4.10%) Visual Studio
5 26 (3.95%) Maven
6 21 (3.19%) JProfiler
7 20 (3.03%) Mercurial
7 20 (3.03%) Grunt
8 16 (2.43%) Selenium
9 15 (2.28%) Cucumber
10 13 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (1.82%) Mockito
12 10 (1.52%) Jasmine
12 10 (1.52%) JIRA
12 10 (1.52%) FitNesse
13 9 (1.37%) Ant
13 9 (1.37%) CruiseControl
14 8 (1.21%) jMock
15 6 (0.91%) NUnit
General
1 160 (24.28%) Finance
2 80 (12.14%) Banking
3 21 (3.19%) Retail
4 7 (1.06%) Retail Banking
5 5 (0.76%) Investment Banking
5 5 (0.76%) Advertising
6 1 (0.15%) Legal
6 1 (0.15%) Games
6 1 (0.15%) Front Office
6 1 (0.15%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (26.56%) HTML
2 152 (23.07%) .NET
3 149 (22.61%) CSS
4 129 (19.58%) XML
5 125 (18.97%) jQuery
6 90 (13.66%) ASP.NET
7 71 (10.77%) J2EE
8 69 (10.47%) JSF
9 66 (10.02%) HTML5
10 62 (9.41%) Java EE
11 55 (8.35%) Web Services
12 51 (7.74%) Spring
13 50 (7.59%) JSP
14 49 (7.44%) RichFaces
15 44 (6.68%) Hibernate
15 44 (6.68%) XSLT
15 44 (6.68%) Apache CXF
16 43 (6.53%) CSS3
17 40 (6.07%) SOAP
18 39 (5.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 39 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.10%) Computer Science
3 25 (3.79%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.73%) Open Source
5 12 (1.82%) User Experience
6 11 (1.67%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.21%) iPhone
8 7 (1.06%) Credit Risk
9 6 (0.91%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.61%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.61%) iPad
11 3 (0.46%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.46%) Informatics
11 3 (0.46%) Health Informatics
11 3 (0.46%) Machine to Machine
11 3 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.30%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.30%) Semantic Web
12 2 (0.30%) DataPower
12 2 (0.30%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 42 (6.37%) Apple iOS
2 39 (5.92%) Android
3 34 (5.16%) UNIX
4 27 (4.10%) Windows
5 17 (2.58%) Linux
6 4 (0.61%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.46%) zOS
8 2 (0.30%) AIX
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.15%) Solaris
9 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (36.12%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (13.96%) TDD
3 80 (12.14%) MVC
4 58 (8.80%) SOA
5 51 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (6.83%) Scrum
7 40 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
8 37 (5.61%) Web Development
9 35 (5.31%) Unit Testing
10 33 (5.01%) Web Design
11 29 (4.40%) OO
11 29 (4.40%) Android Development
11 29 (4.40%) iOS Development
12 27 (4.10%) Data Management
13 26 (3.95%) Investment Management
14 24 (3.64%) BPMN
15 23 (3.49%) Kimball Methodology
15 23 (3.49%) Enterprise Data Management
16 22 (3.34%) Dimensional Modelling
16 22 (3.34%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 238 (36.12%) Java
2 180 (27.31%) SQL
3 157 (23.82%) JavaScript
4 140 (21.24%) C#
5 61 (9.26%) PL/SQL
6 38 (5.77%) T-SQL
7 24 (3.64%) PHP
8 20 (3.03%) Perl
9 19 (2.88%) C++
9 19 (2.88%) VBScript
10 18 (2.73%) Python
11 17 (2.58%) Objective-C
12 13 (1.97%) VBA
13 10 (1.52%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.37%) VB.NET
15 8 (1.21%) Ruby
16 7 (1.06%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.76%) VB
17 5 (0.76%) VB6
18 4 (0.61%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (4.86%) Degree
2 6 (0.91%) Sun Certification
3 2 (0.30%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.15%) OCP
4 1 (0.15%) OCA
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.15%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.82%) QA
2 3 (0.46%) HL7
3 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.30%) ACF2
Vendors
1 84 (12.75%) Oracle
2 46 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 25 (3.79%) Business Objects
4 22 (3.34%) SAP
5 19 (2.88%) Tableau
6 16 (2.43%) Ab Initio
7 14 (2.12%) Informatica
8 9 (1.37%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.06%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.06%) Charles River
10 6 (0.91%) Google
11 5 (0.76%) IBM
11 5 (0.76%) Sun
11 5 (0.76%) Pega
11 5 (0.76%) Sitecore
11 5 (0.76%) Twitter
12 4 (0.61%) Cognos
13 3 (0.46%) Apple
13 3 (0.46%) HP
13 3 (0.46%) PeopleSoft
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