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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 5 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 247 262 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 20.77% 15.90% 22.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.50% 16.76% 23.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 160 150
Median daily rate £350 £351 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.35% -6.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £47.25 £25.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.04 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.74% +5.82%
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
1149 1563 1139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.64% 94.84% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 834 630
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 16
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.21 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £30.69 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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.

1 225 (52.82%) Java
2 207 (48.59%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (43.43%) JavaScript
4 138 (32.39%) Scrum
5 119 (27.93%) HTML
6 116 (27.23%) SQL
7 112 (26.29%) Web Services
8 108 (25.35%) Python
9 99 (23.24%) Open Source
10 93 (21.83%) AngularJS
11 92 (21.60%) Maven
12 85 (19.95%) TDD
13 84 (19.72%) GIS
14 83 (19.48%) PostGIS
14 83 (19.48%) GeoServer
15 82 (19.25%) OpenLayers
15 82 (19.25%) Finance
16 80 (18.78%) CSS
17 79 (18.54%) Continuous Integration
18 78 (18.31%) JBoss
19 76 (17.84%) ESRI
19 76 (17.84%) Leaflet
20 69 (16.20%) JIRA
21 68 (15.96%) Jenkins
21 68 (15.96%) Oracle
22 66 (15.49%) XML
23 64 (15.02%) jQuery
24 63 (14.79%) C#
25 62 (14.55%) .NET
26 61 (14.32%) SDLC

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 83 (19.48%) GeoServer
2 78 (18.31%) JBoss
3 10 (2.35%) SAS
3 10 (2.35%) WebSphere
4 9 (2.11%) CMS
5 7 (1.64%) Drupal
5 7 (1.64%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.41%) ArcGIS
6 6 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.17%) Apache
8 3 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.47%) IIS
9 2 (0.47%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (2.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.23%) MS Office
3 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (3.76%) Markit EDM
2 12 (2.82%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.23%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.70%) iTunes
2 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.23%) Force.com
3 1 (0.23%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.29%) HTTP
2 9 (2.11%) FTP
3 6 (1.41%) SSL
4 4 (0.94%) SSH
5 3 (0.70%) Internet
6 2 (0.47%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (19.72%) GIS
2 48 (11.27%) SQL Server
3 39 (9.15%) NoSQL
4 32 (7.51%) Oracle Database
5 17 (3.99%) Spatial Data
6 15 (3.52%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (3.05%) MongoDB
7 13 (3.05%) MySQL
7 13 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (2.35%) QlikView
9 9 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.64%) QGIS
10 7 (1.64%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.41%) MS Access
11 6 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 92 (21.60%) Maven
2 69 (16.20%) JIRA
3 68 (15.96%) Jenkins
4 55 (12.91%) Gradle
4 55 (12.91%) JBehave
5 53 (12.44%) Subversion
6 51 (11.97%) Cucumber
7 42 (9.86%) Selenium
8 38 (8.92%) Artifactory
9 33 (7.75%) Eclipse
10 31 (7.28%) Git (software)
11 12 (2.82%) Bower
11 12 (2.82%) Hudson
12 11 (2.58%) JUnit
13 9 (2.11%) Jasmine
14 8 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (1.41%) GitLab
15 6 (1.41%) SoapUI
16 5 (1.17%) Grunt
16 5 (1.17%) gulp
General
1 82 (19.25%) Finance
2 14 (3.29%) Banking
3 9 (2.11%) Law
4 2 (0.47%) Legal
4 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.47%) Marketing
5 1 (0.23%) Advertising
5 1 (0.23%) Back Office
5 1 (0.23%) Electronics
5 1 (0.23%) Games
5 1 (0.23%) International Banking
5 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (27.93%) HTML
2 112 (26.29%) Web Services
3 93 (21.83%) AngularJS
4 83 (19.48%) PostGIS
5 82 (19.25%) OpenLayers
6 80 (18.78%) CSS
7 76 (17.84%) Leaflet
8 66 (15.49%) XML
9 64 (15.02%) jQuery
10 62 (14.55%) .NET
11 59 (13.85%) Java EE
11 59 (13.85%) SOAP
12 58 (13.62%) REST
13 56 (13.15%) Hibernate
14 47 (11.03%) JSF
14 47 (11.03%) Spring
15 39 (9.15%) Node.js
15 39 (9.15%) RESTful
16 38 (8.92%) Drools
17 37 (8.69%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 55 (12.91%) User Experience
2 12 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.58%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.58%) iPad
3 11 (2.58%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.35%) Mainframe
5 8 (1.88%) Data Centre
5 8 (1.88%) Data Structures
5 8 (1.88%) iSeries
5 8 (1.88%) Tandem
6 7 (1.64%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.17%) Physics
8 3 (0.70%) Applied Mathematics
8 3 (0.70%) iPhone
8 3 (0.70%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.47%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.47%) Photography
9 2 (0.47%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.16%) Unix
2 21 (4.93%) Linux
3 20 (4.69%) Windows
4 10 (2.35%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.64%) Android
6 4 (0.94%) zOS
7 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.23%) MVS
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (48.59%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (32.39%) Scrum
3 99 (23.24%) Open Source
4 85 (19.95%) TDD
5 79 (18.54%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (14.32%) SDLC
7 53 (12.44%) Web Development
8 49 (11.50%) SOA
9 46 (10.80%) BDD
10 31 (7.28%) Front End Development
10 31 (7.28%) MVC
11 30 (7.04%) ETL
12 28 (6.57%) Unit Testing
13 27 (6.34%) Mentoring
14 26 (6.10%) Open Source Development
15 23 (5.40%) Kanban
15 23 (5.40%) OO
16 22 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
16 22 (5.16%) Coaching
17 21 (4.93%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 225 (52.82%) Java
2 185 (43.43%) JavaScript
3 116 (27.23%) SQL
4 108 (25.35%) Python
5 63 (14.79%) C#
6 31 (7.28%) PL/SQL
7 23 (5.40%) PHP
8 16 (3.76%) CoffeeScript
8 16 (3.76%) T-SQL
9 13 (3.05%) Perl
10 11 (2.58%) ES6
11 10 (2.35%) VB
12 9 (2.11%) C
13 8 (1.88%) JCL
13 8 (1.88%) VBA
14 7 (1.64%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.41%) C++
15 6 (1.41%) Ruby
16 5 (1.17%) JSX
17 4 (0.94%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 33 (7.75%) Degree
2 8 (1.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.47%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.04%) WCAG
2 23 (5.40%) QA
3 14 (3.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.47%) WAI
5 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (1.88%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (1.41%) Docker
3 5 (1.17%) GeoWebCache
4 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 42 (9.86%) Ansible
2 4 (0.94%) BladeLogic
2 4 (0.94%) Puppet
3 3 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.23%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.23%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 76 (17.84%) ESRI
2 68 (15.96%) Oracle
3 28 (6.57%) Microsoft
4 16 (3.76%) Red Hat
5 12 (2.82%) VMware
6 11 (2.58%) IBM
7 9 (2.11%) Charles River
7 9 (2.11%) Cognos
8 4 (0.94%) ForgeRock
8 4 (0.94%) HP
9 3 (0.70%) DevExpress
9 3 (0.70%) IBM Sterling
9 3 (0.70%) Informatica
9 3 (0.70%) webMethods
10 2 (0.47%) Ab Initio
10 2 (0.47%) CA
10 2 (0.47%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.47%) Teradata
10 2 (0.47%) Zend
11 1 (0.23%) Telerik
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