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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 4 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 280 274 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.60% 23.10% 15.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.83% 24.57% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 152 75
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £266 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £25.25 £40.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.87% +23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
1570 1115 1019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.06% 94.01% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 841 599 451
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £243 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 29
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.43 £42.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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.

1 182 (37.92%) SQL
2 171 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (32.29%) JavaScript
4 142 (29.58%) Finance
5 140 (29.17%) HTML
6 133 (27.71%) Java
7 132 (27.50%) CSS
8 95 (19.79%) SQL Server
9 87 (18.13%) C#
10 85 (17.71%) jQuery
11 83 (17.29%) Oracle
12 82 (17.08%) TDD
13 80 (16.67%) .NET
14 69 (14.38%) Banking
15 66 (13.75%) MVC
16 65 (13.54%) HTML5
17 59 (12.29%) XML
18 56 (11.67%) PL/SQL
19 50 (10.42%) ASP.NET
19 50 (10.42%) SDLC
20 49 (10.21%) Web Services
21 46 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
22 41 (8.54%) CSS3
22 41 (8.54%) ETL
23 40 (8.33%) J2EE
24 39 (8.13%) Linux
24 39 (8.13%) Spring
25 38 (7.92%) OO
25 38 (7.92%) Python
26 36 (7.50%) Scrum

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 31 (6.46%) JBoss
2 20 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 16 (3.33%) CMS
4 14 (2.92%) Node.js
5 10 (2.08%) Apache
6 8 (1.67%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.67%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.67%) WordPress
7 7 (1.46%) Apache Pig
7 7 (1.46%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.04%) PowerExchange
9 5 (1.04%) Drupal
9 5 (1.04%) SAS
9 5 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle Spatial
11 2 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.42%) Confluence
11 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.21%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.25%) MS Office
3 2 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.21%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 34 (7.08%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.04%) Agresso
3 4 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.21%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.21%) Eikon
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.46%) Amazon EMR
2 7 (1.46%) Amazon Kinesis
3 4 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.83%) IaaS
4 3 (0.63%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.42%) SaaS
5 2 (0.42%) Office 365
6 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.46%) Internet
2 4 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.42%) ZigBee
3 2 (0.42%) 802.11
3 2 (0.42%) LDAP
3 2 (0.42%) HTTP
4 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.21%) CTI
4 1 (0.21%) Intranet
4 1 (0.21%) WAN
4 1 (0.21%) SMTP
4 1 (0.21%) FTP
4 1 (0.21%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (19.79%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (6.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (6.04%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (5.83%) Relational Database
5 25 (5.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (3.96%) Oracle Database
7 17 (3.54%) MySQL
8 14 (2.92%) PowerCenter
9 12 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (1.67%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.67%) Apache Hive
11 8 (1.67%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.46%) DTS
13 6 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
14 4 (0.83%) MongoDB
15 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 30 (6.25%) JUnit
2 25 (5.21%) Git (software)
3 18 (3.75%) Selenium
3 18 (3.75%) Eclipse
3 18 (3.75%) Jenkins
4 16 (3.33%) Cucumber
5 15 (3.13%) Maven
6 14 (2.92%) JIRA
6 14 (2.92%) Subversion
6 14 (2.92%) Hudson
7 13 (2.71%) Grunt
7 13 (2.71%) Ant
8 12 (2.50%) gulp
9 11 (2.29%) Visual Studio
10 10 (2.08%) Mockito
11 9 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (1.67%) JProfiler
13 7 (1.46%) PowerBuilder
14 6 (1.25%) PeopleTools
14 6 (1.25%) NetBeans
General
1 142 (29.58%) Finance
2 69 (14.38%) Banking
3 15 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.25%) Retail
4 6 (1.25%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.04%) Retail Banking
5 5 (1.04%) Games
6 4 (0.83%) Electronics
6 4 (0.83%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.63%) Marketing
8 2 (0.42%) Interactive Media
8 2 (0.42%) Front Office
8 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.21%) Advertising
9 1 (0.21%) Legal
9 1 (0.21%) Back Office
9 1 (0.21%) Local Government
9 1 (0.21%) Military
9 1 (0.21%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (29.17%) HTML
2 132 (27.50%) CSS
3 85 (17.71%) jQuery
4 80 (16.67%) .NET
5 65 (13.54%) HTML5
6 59 (12.29%) XML
7 50 (10.42%) ASP.NET
8 49 (10.21%) Web Services
9 41 (8.54%) CSS3
10 40 (8.33%) J2EE
11 39 (8.13%) Spring
12 36 (7.50%) RESTful
13 35 (7.29%) Ajax
14 34 (7.08%) AngularJS
15 25 (5.21%) Hibernate
16 21 (4.38%) .NET Framework
17 20 (4.17%) JSP
18 18 (3.75%) Sass
19 16 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
20 15 (3.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.92%) Mobile App
3 12 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (1.88%) User Experience
5 9 (1.88%) Equities
6 8 (1.67%) Derivative
7 6 (1.25%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.04%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.04%) GIS
8 5 (1.04%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.63%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.63%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.63%) DataPower
9 3 (0.63%) Social Media
9 3 (0.63%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.42%) iPad
10 2 (0.42%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.42%) PKI
10 2 (0.42%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.13%) Linux
2 21 (4.38%) UNIX
3 15 (3.13%) Windows
4 11 (2.29%) Android
5 10 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.63%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.42%) Windows CE
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.21%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (17.08%) TDD
3 66 (13.75%) MVC
4 50 (10.42%) SDLC
5 46 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (8.54%) ETL
7 38 (7.92%) OO
8 36 (7.50%) Scrum
9 34 (7.08%) Web Development
10 33 (6.88%) Unit Testing
11 31 (6.46%) Data Management
12 29 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (4.58%) Asset Management
14 21 (4.38%) Investment Management
15 19 (3.96%) Software Engineering
16 18 (3.75%) Data Modelling
17 16 (3.33%) Pair Programming
18 15 (3.13%) SOA
18 15 (3.13%) BDD
18 15 (3.13%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 182 (37.92%) SQL
2 155 (32.29%) JavaScript
3 133 (27.71%) Java
4 87 (18.13%) C#
5 56 (11.67%) PL/SQL
6 38 (7.92%) Python
7 32 (6.67%) T-SQL
8 30 (6.25%) PHP
9 13 (2.71%) VBA
9 13 (2.71%) Perl
10 11 (2.29%) VB.NET
11 10 (2.08%) C++
12 8 (1.67%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.46%) XPath
13 7 (1.46%) C
14 6 (1.25%) Ruby
15 5 (1.04%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.83%) PeopleCode
16 4 (0.83%) SQR
17 3 (0.63%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 16 (3.33%) Degree
2 9 (1.88%) Sun Certification
3 5 (1.04%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.71%) QA
2 10 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (0.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.42%) Firmware
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (1.04%) Control-M
2 3 (0.63%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.21%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 83 (17.29%) Oracle
2 34 (7.08%) Microsoft
3 24 (5.00%) Informatica
4 8 (1.67%) Tableau
5 7 (1.46%) Sybase
6 6 (1.25%) PeopleSoft
6 6 (1.25%) Adobe
6 6 (1.25%) Sun
6 6 (1.25%) IBM
6 6 (1.25%) Telerik
6 6 (1.25%) Xamarin
7 5 (1.04%) SAP
7 5 (1.04%) TIBCO
8 3 (0.63%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.63%) Charles River
8 3 (0.63%) ESRI
8 3 (0.63%) Google
9 2 (0.42%) Alterian
9 2 (0.42%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.42%) VMware
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