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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 236 242 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.63% 19.97% 17.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.61% 21.68% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 133 62
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +19.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £434 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 £18.00 £90.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.88% -80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
1268 1116 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.70% 92.08% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 583 274
Average daily rate £379 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.88% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 13
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.92% +26.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £21.00 £31.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -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 6 March 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 6 March 2015.

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 231 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (35.36%) Java
3 189 (30.24%) SQL
4 179 (28.64%) JavaScript
5 164 (26.24%) HTML
6 159 (25.44%) Finance
7 157 (25.12%) CSS
8 150 (24.00%) .NET
9 134 (21.44%) C#
10 121 (19.36%) jQuery
11 109 (17.44%) SQL Server
12 104 (16.64%) XML
13 93 (14.88%) Oracle
14 91 (14.56%) Banking
15 89 (14.24%) ASP.NET
16 87 (13.92%) TDD
17 84 (13.44%) MVC
18 71 (11.36%) Spring
19 66 (10.56%) J2EE
20 60 (9.60%) PL/SQL
21 58 (9.28%) HTML5
22 57 (9.12%) JSF
23 55 (8.80%) Continuous Integration
24 52 (8.32%) JBoss
25 49 (7.84%) Hibernate
26 46 (7.36%) .NET Framework
27 45 (7.20%) UNIX
27 45 (7.20%) Microsoft
28 43 (6.88%) JUnit
28 43 (6.88%) Java EE

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 52 (8.32%) JBoss
2 32 (5.12%) SharePoint
3 30 (4.80%) CMS
4 29 (4.64%) Tomcat
5 17 (2.72%) SAS
6 14 (2.24%) WebSphere
7 12 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (1.92%) Apache
8 11 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (1.44%) IBM Notes
10 7 (1.12%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.80%) WordPress
12 5 (0.80%) Drupal
12 5 (0.80%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.48%) Jetty
14 2 (0.32%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.32%) Apache ServiceMix
14 2 (0.32%) nginx
14 2 (0.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 28 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 36 (5.76%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) PORTIA
3 1 (0.16%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.16%) AWD
3 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.16%) SunGard APT
3 1 (0.16%) Investran
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.80%) Amazon EMR
2 5 (0.80%) Amazon Kinesis
3 4 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.48%) IaaS
5 2 (0.32%) SaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.16%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.52%) HTTP
2 11 (1.76%) Internet
3 5 (0.80%) Intranet
4 2 (0.32%) Extranet
5 1 (0.16%) PPP
5 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.16%) GPRS
5 1 (0.16%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (17.44%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.88%) Relational Database
3 42 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (4.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (3.04%) SAP Data Services
8 17 (2.72%) Oracle Database
9 15 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
10 14 (2.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 13 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (1.92%) MS Access
13 10 (1.60%) MySQL
13 10 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (1.60%) Big Data
14 8 (1.28%) MongoDB
15 7 (1.12%) NoSQL
15 7 (1.12%) Hadoop
15 7 (1.12%) PowerCenter
16 6 (0.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 43 (6.88%) JUnit
2 37 (5.92%) Git (software)
3 31 (4.96%) Eclipse
4 24 (3.84%) Selenium
4 24 (3.84%) Grunt
5 22 (3.52%) Subversion
6 20 (3.20%) Maven
7 19 (3.04%) Visual Studio
8 18 (2.88%) CruiseControl
8 18 (2.88%) Cucumber
9 17 (2.72%) JProfiler
9 17 (2.72%) Mockito
10 16 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (2.24%) Mercurial
11 14 (2.24%) FitNesse
12 13 (2.08%) Ant
12 13 (2.08%) Jasmine
13 11 (1.76%) jMock
13 11 (1.76%) JIRA
14 9 (1.44%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 159 (25.44%) Finance
2 91 (14.56%) Banking
3 14 (2.24%) Retail
4 9 (1.44%) Investment Banking
5 6 (0.96%) Marketing
6 4 (0.64%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.48%) Advertising
8 2 (0.32%) Games
9 1 (0.16%) Legal
9 1 (0.16%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (26.24%) HTML
2 157 (25.12%) CSS
3 150 (24.00%) .NET
4 121 (19.36%) jQuery
5 104 (16.64%) XML
6 89 (14.24%) ASP.NET
7 71 (11.36%) Spring
8 66 (10.56%) J2EE
9 58 (9.28%) HTML5
10 57 (9.12%) JSF
11 49 (7.84%) Hibernate
12 46 (7.36%) .NET Framework
13 43 (6.88%) Java EE
14 41 (6.56%) JSP
14 41 (6.56%) CSS3
15 36 (5.76%) ASP.NET MVC
16 34 (5.44%) Web Services
16 34 (5.44%) Ajax
17 32 (5.12%) XSLT
17 32 (5.12%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.64%) Computer Science
3 26 (4.16%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.72%) Open Source
5 9 (1.44%) User Experience
6 8 (1.28%) Mainframe
7 6 (0.96%) iPhone
8 5 (0.80%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.64%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.48%) Machine to Machine
10 3 (0.48%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (0.48%) GIS
11 2 (0.32%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.32%) Derivative
11 2 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.32%) Informatics
11 2 (0.32%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.32%) Data Extraction
11 2 (0.32%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.20%) UNIX
2 37 (5.92%) Android
3 30 (4.80%) Apple iOS
4 26 (4.16%) Linux
5 21 (3.36%) Windows
6 6 (0.96%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.16%) zOS
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.16%) AIX
8 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (13.92%) TDD
3 84 (13.44%) MVC
4 55 (8.80%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (6.88%) Unit Testing
6 42 (6.72%) Web Development
7 34 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
8 32 (5.12%) Test Automation
9 29 (4.64%) SOA
10 28 (4.48%) Scrum
10 28 (4.48%) Android Development
11 27 (4.32%) Data Management
11 27 (4.32%) Investment Management
12 26 (4.16%) OO
13 23 (3.68%) Asset Management
14 22 (3.52%) Enterprise Data Management
14 22 (3.52%) Web Design
15 20 (3.20%) iOS Development
16 19 (3.04%) Stakeholder Management
17 18 (2.88%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 221 (35.36%) Java
2 189 (30.24%) SQL
3 179 (28.64%) JavaScript
4 134 (21.44%) C#
5 60 (9.60%) PL/SQL
6 38 (6.08%) T-SQL
7 33 (5.28%) PHP
8 32 (5.12%) VBA
9 24 (3.84%) Perl
10 20 (3.20%) Python
11 18 (2.88%) VBScript
12 14 (2.24%) VB.NET
13 12 (1.92%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.92%) Objective-C
14 11 (1.76%) C++
15 8 (1.28%) Ruby
16 4 (0.64%) CoffeeScript
17 3 (0.48%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.48%) VB6
17 3 (0.48%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 35 (5.60%) Degree
2 15 (2.40%) VCP4
3 7 (1.12%) Sun Certification
4 2 (0.32%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.32%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.16%) HND
5 1 (0.16%) OCP
5 1 (0.16%) OCA
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.44%) QA
2 3 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.32%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (0.16%) Puppet
1 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 93 (14.88%) Oracle
2 45 (7.20%) Microsoft
3 21 (3.36%) Informatica
4 19 (3.04%) Business Objects
5 18 (2.88%) SAP
6 13 (2.08%) Ab Initio
6 13 (2.08%) Tableau
7 9 (1.44%) CheckPoint
7 9 (1.44%) Lotus
8 8 (1.28%) Charles River
9 6 (0.96%) Sun
9 6 (0.96%) PeopleSoft
9 6 (0.96%) Google
10 5 (0.80%) Netezza
11 3 (0.48%) Twitter
11 3 (0.48%) HubSpot
11 3 (0.48%) Sybase
11 3 (0.48%) IBM
12 2 (0.32%) Adobe
12 2 (0.32%) Red Hat
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