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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 8 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 178 197 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.81% 13.47% 21.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.39% 14.10% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 136 165
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £40.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +8.57%
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
1437 1397 1181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.36% 95.49% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 778 670
Median daily rate £400 £360 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 25 35
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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 5 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 5 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.

1 207 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (40.65%) Java
3 145 (31.52%) JavaScript
4 120 (26.09%) SQL
5 104 (22.61%) Finance
6 99 (21.52%) CSS
6 99 (21.52%) AngularJS
7 96 (20.87%) Scrum
8 93 (20.22%) HTML
9 86 (18.70%) Web Services
10 81 (17.61%) TDD
10 81 (17.61%) jQuery
10 81 (17.61%) Continuous Integration
11 76 (16.52%) JBoss
11 76 (16.52%) .NET
12 74 (16.09%) XML
13 70 (15.22%) Java EE
14 68 (14.78%) Oracle
15 67 (14.57%) Spring
16 64 (13.91%) SQL Server
17 63 (13.70%) SOA
17 63 (13.70%) Eclipse
18 61 (13.26%) C#
19 58 (12.61%) Open Source
20 52 (11.30%) SDLC
21 51 (11.09%) Unit Testing
21 51 (11.09%) Microsoft
22 50 (10.87%) RESTful
23 49 (10.65%) HTML5
23 49 (10.65%) Python

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 76 (16.52%) JBoss
2 44 (9.57%) Node.js
3 35 (7.61%) GeoServer
4 22 (4.78%) SAS
5 19 (4.13%) WebSphere
6 18 (3.91%) Tomcat
6 18 (3.91%) WebLogic
7 16 (3.48%) Apache
8 15 (3.26%) ArcGIS
9 11 (2.39%) Drupal
10 10 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (1.74%) CMS
12 8 (1.74%) nginx
13 7 (1.52%) NServiceBus
14 6 (1.30%) SharePoint
15 4 (0.87%) Confluence
16 3 (0.65%) IIS
16 3 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
17 2 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (2.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.43%) Edge Animate
2 2 (0.43%) InDesign
2 2 (0.43%) MS Office
2 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (5.65%) Markit EDM
2 9 (1.96%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (1.30%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.43%) Misys Midas
6 2 (0.43%) 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 9 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.43%) Heroku
3 2 (0.43%) Office 365
4 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.35%) HTTP
2 2 (0.43%) SSL
3 1 (0.22%) FTP
3 1 (0.22%) Intranet
3 1 (0.22%) LDAP
3 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 48 (10.43%) GIS
3 42 (9.13%) NoSQL
4 23 (5.00%) Oracle Database
5 20 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (3.91%) Relational Database
6 18 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (2.39%) MySQL
11 10 (2.17%) MongoDB
12 9 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (1.30%) RDBMS
14 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (1.09%) MS Access
14 5 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (1.09%) SAS EBI
15 3 (0.65%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 63 (13.70%) Eclipse
2 45 (9.78%) JProfiler
3 44 (9.57%) JIRA
4 40 (8.70%) Maven
5 31 (6.74%) Jenkins
6 25 (5.43%) Git (software)
7 23 (5.00%) JBehave
8 21 (4.57%) Subversion
9 20 (4.35%) Selenium
10 18 (3.91%) Cucumber
10 18 (3.91%) Gradle
11 15 (3.26%) gulp
12 14 (3.04%) Jasmine
12 14 (3.04%) JUnit
13 9 (1.96%) NetBeans
14 8 (1.74%) Oracle APEX
14 8 (1.74%) Oracle Forms
15 7 (1.52%) Hudson
16 6 (1.30%) Grunt
17 5 (1.09%) Cobertura
General
1 104 (22.61%) Finance
2 18 (3.91%) Banking
3 5 (1.09%) Retail
4 4 (0.87%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.43%) Games
6 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.22%) Advertising
7 1 (0.22%) Back Office
7 1 (0.22%) International Banking
7 1 (0.22%) Legal
7 1 (0.22%) Marketing
7 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (21.52%) AngularJS
1 99 (21.52%) CSS
2 93 (20.22%) HTML
3 86 (18.70%) Web Services
4 81 (17.61%) jQuery
5 76 (16.52%) .NET
6 74 (16.09%) XML
7 70 (15.22%) Java EE
8 67 (14.57%) Spring
9 50 (10.87%) RESTful
10 49 (10.65%) HTML5
11 47 (10.22%) XSLT
12 46 (10.00%) REST
13 44 (9.57%) J2EE
14 39 (8.48%) CSS3
15 37 (8.04%) Hibernate
16 35 (7.61%) PostGIS
17 34 (7.39%) SOAP
18 33 (7.17%) OpenLayers
19 30 (6.52%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.26%) User Experience
2 23 (5.00%) iPad
3 17 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 9 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (1.74%) Data Structures
6 7 (1.52%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.30%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (0.87%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.65%) CMDB
10 3 (0.65%) e-Learning
10 3 (0.65%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.65%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.43%) Clustering
11 2 (0.43%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.43%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.43%) Graphic Design
12 1 (0.22%) iSeries
12 1 (0.22%) Replication
12 1 (0.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (6.30%) Linux
2 22 (4.78%) Apple iOS
3 18 (3.91%) Unix
4 15 (3.26%) Windows
5 11 (2.39%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.30%) Android
7 5 (1.09%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.65%) zOS
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
1 207 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (20.87%) Scrum
3 81 (17.61%) Continuous Integration
3 81 (17.61%) TDD
4 63 (13.70%) SOA
5 58 (12.61%) Open Source
6 52 (11.30%) SDLC
7 51 (11.09%) Unit Testing
8 47 (10.22%) Performance Monitoring
9 46 (10.00%) MVC
10 44 (9.57%) Web Development
11 41 (8.91%) Application Performance Monitoring
12 32 (6.96%) OO
13 28 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
14 27 (5.87%) Waterfall
15 26 (5.65%) E-Commerce
15 26 (5.65%) Front End Development
16 24 (5.22%) ETL
17 23 (5.00%) Integration Testing
17 23 (5.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 187 (40.65%) Java
2 145 (31.52%) JavaScript
3 120 (26.09%) SQL
4 61 (13.26%) C#
5 49 (10.65%) Python
6 34 (7.39%) PHP
7 27 (5.87%) PL/SQL
8 21 (4.57%) T-SQL
9 18 (3.91%) Apple Swift
9 18 (3.91%) Objective-C
10 12 (2.61%) Perl
11 11 (2.39%) ES6
12 9 (1.96%) C
13 8 (1.74%) PHP 5
13 8 (1.74%) VBA
14 6 (1.30%) CoffeeScript
14 6 (1.30%) JSX
15 5 (1.09%) VB
16 4 (0.87%) SAS Macro
16 4 (0.87%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (2.61%) Degree
2 9 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.78%) QA
2 18 (3.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.43%) WCAG
5 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (0.87%) Docker
2 2 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.22%) Cygwin
3 1 (0.22%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (1.09%) BladeLogic
2 2 (0.43%) Ansible
2 2 (0.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 68 (14.78%) Oracle
2 51 (11.09%) Microsoft
3 27 (5.87%) ESRI
4 16 (3.48%) Charles River
5 11 (2.39%) IBM
6 7 (1.52%) VMware
7 6 (1.30%) Teradata
8 5 (1.09%) Informatica
8 5 (1.09%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.87%) Adobe
9 4 (0.87%) Zend
10 3 (0.65%) Ab Initio
10 3 (0.65%) Apple
10 3 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.65%) Twitter
11 2 (0.43%) CA
11 2 (0.43%) Facebook
12 1 (0.22%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.22%) Sybase
12 1 (0.22%) webMethods
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