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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 7 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 189 294 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.56% 23.61% 16.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.35% 25.19% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 189 75
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -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
1317 1167 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.48% 93.73% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 708 357
Average daily rate £350 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 10
Average hourly rate £11.50 £21.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.23% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £24.00
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 29 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 157 (35.76%) JavaScript
2 154 (35.08%) SQL
3 150 (34.17%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (30.75%) Java
5 130 (29.61%) CSS
6 126 (28.70%) HTML
7 109 (24.83%) .NET
7 109 (24.83%) Finance
8 102 (23.23%) C#
9 80 (18.22%) MVC
10 78 (17.77%) Oracle
11 76 (17.31%) jQuery
12 75 (17.08%) SQL Server
13 73 (16.63%) Banking
14 72 (16.40%) ASP.NET
15 64 (14.58%) TDD
16 61 (13.90%) HTML5
17 58 (13.21%) Spring
18 53 (12.07%) XML
19 49 (11.16%) Ajax
20 47 (10.71%) J2EE
21 46 (10.48%) CSS3
22 43 (9.79%) PL/SQL
23 41 (9.34%) Continuous Integration
24 39 (8.88%) Unit Testing
25 38 (8.66%) SDLC
26 37 (8.43%) UNIX
27 35 (7.97%) Microsoft
27 35 (7.97%) Web Development
28 33 (7.52%) .NET Framework

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 29 (6.61%) JBoss
2 28 (6.38%) SharePoint
3 25 (5.69%) Tomcat
4 22 (5.01%) CMS
5 14 (3.19%) Apache
5 14 (3.19%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (2.96%) WebSphere
7 12 (2.73%) Apache Pig
8 11 (2.51%) WordPress
9 9 (2.05%) IBM Notes
10 7 (1.59%) Drupal
11 6 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (1.14%) Umbraco
12 5 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.91%) Confluence
14 3 (0.68%) PowerExchange
14 3 (0.68%) SAS
14 3 (0.68%) IIS
15 2 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
15 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (5.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.68%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.46%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 14 (3.19%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.46%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.23%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.23%) PORTIA
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.23%) SunGard APT
3 1 (0.23%) Investran
3 1 (0.23%) Eikon
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.23%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.73%) Amazon EMR
2 12 (2.73%) Amazon Kinesis
3 8 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.68%) SaaS
6 2 (0.46%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.23%) IaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.59%) Internet
2 3 (0.68%) HTTP
2 3 (0.68%) Intranet
3 2 (0.46%) LDAP
3 2 (0.46%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.46%) 802.11
4 1 (0.23%) Firewall
4 1 (0.23%) PPP
4 1 (0.23%) GPRS
4 1 (0.23%) PSTN
4 1 (0.23%) WAN
4 1 (0.23%) SMTP
4 1 (0.23%) FTP
4 1 (0.23%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (17.08%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (6.83%) Relational Database
4 27 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (3.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (3.19%) Hadoop
7 14 (3.19%) Apache Hive
8 13 (2.96%) MySQL
9 12 (2.73%) Oracle Database
10 11 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (2.51%) MS Access
11 9 (2.05%) PowerCenter
12 7 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (1.59%) DB2
13 6 (1.37%) SAP Data Services
13 6 (1.37%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.37%) NoSQL
14 5 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (6.38%) JUnit
2 24 (5.47%) Git (software)
2 24 (5.47%) Selenium
3 19 (4.33%) Maven
4 18 (4.10%) CruiseControl
5 17 (3.87%) Subversion
5 17 (3.87%) Visual Studio
6 16 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (3.19%) Ant
8 13 (2.96%) JIRA
9 12 (2.73%) Eclipse
9 12 (2.73%) Mockito
10 10 (2.28%) Cucumber
11 9 (2.05%) FitNesse
11 9 (2.05%) Jenkins
12 8 (1.82%) PeopleTools
12 8 (1.82%) Hudson
12 8 (1.82%) Robolectric
13 7 (1.59%) jMock
13 7 (1.59%) WebDriver
General
1 109 (24.83%) Finance
2 73 (16.63%) Banking
3 13 (2.96%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.59%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.37%) Marketing
6 4 (0.91%) Games
7 3 (0.68%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.68%) Retail
8 2 (0.46%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (29.61%) CSS
2 126 (28.70%) HTML
3 109 (24.83%) .NET
4 76 (17.31%) jQuery
5 72 (16.40%) ASP.NET
6 61 (13.90%) HTML5
7 58 (13.21%) Spring
8 53 (12.07%) XML
9 49 (11.16%) Ajax
10 47 (10.71%) J2EE
11 46 (10.48%) CSS3
12 33 (7.52%) .NET Framework
13 32 (7.29%) JSP
13 32 (7.29%) Hibernate
14 30 (6.83%) ASP.NET MVC
15 28 (6.38%) Web Services
15 28 (6.38%) AngularJS
15 28 (6.38%) RESTful
16 26 (5.92%) JSF
17 22 (5.01%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.10%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 8 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (1.82%) User Experience
5 5 (1.14%) Mainframe
6 4 (0.91%) N-Tier
6 4 (0.91%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.68%) Derivative
7 3 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (0.68%) Social Media
7 3 (0.68%) Device Driver
7 3 (0.68%) GIS
8 2 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.46%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.46%) PKI
9 1 (0.23%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.23%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.23%) Life Science
9 1 (0.23%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.43%) UNIX
2 27 (6.15%) Linux
3 26 (5.92%) Windows
4 16 (3.64%) Android
5 11 (2.51%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.37%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.46%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.23%) OS/400
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (34.17%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (18.22%) MVC
3 64 (14.58%) TDD
4 41 (9.34%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (8.88%) Unit Testing
6 38 (8.66%) SDLC
7 35 (7.97%) Web Development
8 23 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (5.01%) OO
9 22 (5.01%) Web Application Development
10 18 (4.10%) Test Automation
10 18 (4.10%) Project Management
11 17 (3.87%) ETL
12 16 (3.64%) Data Management
13 15 (3.42%) Asset Management
14 13 (2.96%) Android Development
15 12 (2.73%) Scrum
15 12 (2.73%) Investment Management
16 11 (2.51%) BDD
16 11 (2.51%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 157 (35.76%) JavaScript
2 154 (35.08%) SQL
3 135 (30.75%) Java
4 102 (23.23%) C#
5 43 (9.79%) PL/SQL
6 33 (7.52%) PHP
7 26 (5.92%) VBA
8 25 (5.69%) Python
9 23 (5.24%) T-SQL
10 18 (4.10%) Perl
11 14 (3.19%) VB.NET
11 14 (3.19%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.59%) XPath
13 6 (1.37%) PeopleCode
13 6 (1.37%) SQR
13 6 (1.37%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.14%) C++
14 5 (1.14%) C
15 4 (0.91%) VBScript
15 4 (0.91%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (4.33%) Degree
2 7 (1.59%) Sun Certification
3 3 (0.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.68%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.28%) QA
2 5 (1.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (0.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.68%) Control-M
2 2 (0.46%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.23%) Puppet
3 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 78 (17.77%) Oracle
2 35 (7.97%) Microsoft
3 17 (3.87%) Informatica
4 9 (2.05%) PeopleSoft
4 9 (2.05%) Lotus
5 8 (1.82%) SAP
6 7 (1.59%) Telerik
6 7 (1.59%) Sybase
6 7 (1.59%) Adobe
7 6 (1.37%) Sun
8 5 (1.14%) Netezza
8 5 (1.14%) Charles River
8 5 (1.14%) IBM
9 4 (0.91%) Google
10 3 (0.68%) HubSpot
10 3 (0.68%) Tableau
10 3 (0.68%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.46%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.46%) Cognos
11 2 (0.46%) Alterian
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