The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Edinburgh region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 329 156 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.72% 15.15% 12.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.12% 15.95% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 70 50
Average daily rate
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£375 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £401 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £28.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1213 978 957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.84% 94.95% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 454 435
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 20
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £24.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Developer
Scotland

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014, 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.

1 224 (36.84%) Java
2 197 (32.40%) HTML
3 162 (26.64%) JavaScript
4 155 (25.49%) CSS
5 120 (19.74%) .NET
5 120 (19.74%) SQL
6 119 (19.57%) Finance
7 117 (19.24%) JBoss
8 111 (18.26%) XML
9 109 (17.93%) C#
10 102 (16.78%) Oracle
11 96 (15.79%) jQuery
12 90 (14.80%) Agile Software Development
13 80 (13.16%) Web Services
14 78 (12.83%) Java EE
15 76 (12.50%) SQL Server
16 74 (12.17%) HTML5
17 69 (11.35%) ASP.NET
18 68 (11.18%) SOA
19 65 (10.69%) CSS3
20 62 (10.20%) Spring
21 61 (10.03%) Maven
22 60 (9.87%) JSF
22 60 (9.87%) MVC
23 57 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
23 57 (9.38%) JSON
24 53 (8.72%) TDD
25 50 (8.22%) SOAP
26 49 (8.06%) Linux
26 49 (8.06%) Scrum

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 37 (6.09%) SharePoint
2 25 (4.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 22 (3.62%) CMS
4 21 (3.45%) SAS
5 14 (2.30%) Apache
5 14 (2.30%) IIS
6 11 (1.81%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.64%) Lync
8 9 (1.48%) Apache Solr
9 7 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.15%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.99%) TeamSite
10 6 (0.99%) WordPress
10 6 (0.99%) Confluence
10 6 (0.99%) Sitefinity
11 5 (0.82%) Node.js
11 5 (0.82%) WebSphere Portal
11 5 (0.82%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.66%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.49%) Alfresco
Applications
1 8 (1.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.16%) MS Office
2 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (5.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 9 (1.48%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.99%) Office 365
2 4 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.33%) Force.com
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.33%) SaaS
3 2 (0.33%) GitHub
4 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.92%) HTTP
2 10 (1.64%) Intranet
3 7 (1.15%) LDAP
4 2 (0.33%) Internet
5 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.16%) SSL
5 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.16%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 48 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 41 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (5.26%) Cognos Report Studio
5 31 (5.10%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 28 (4.61%) Oracle Database
7 27 (4.44%) Cognos Transformer
8 21 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 19 (3.13%) MySQL
10 18 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (2.80%) RDBMS
12 16 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (1.32%) Oracle OWB
14 7 (1.15%) MongoDB
15 6 (0.99%) Oracle9i Database
15 6 (0.99%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 6 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 5 (0.82%) SAP Data Services
16 5 (0.82%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 61 (10.03%) Maven
2 42 (6.91%) Subversion
3 23 (3.78%) Visual Studio
4 22 (3.62%) Eclipse
5 20 (3.29%) Git (software)
6 19 (3.13%) JUnit
7 11 (1.81%) JIRA
8 9 (1.48%) Mercurial
9 8 (1.32%) Jenkins
9 8 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.99%) NetBeans
10 6 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (0.66%) CruiseControl
11 4 (0.66%) NUnit
11 4 (0.66%) FitNesse
11 4 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.66%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.66%) QUnit
12 3 (0.49%) Jasmine
12 3 (0.49%) ReSharper
General
1 119 (19.57%) Finance
2 47 (7.73%) Banking
3 14 (2.30%) Retail
4 6 (0.99%) Advertising
5 4 (0.66%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.33%) Marketing
8 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.16%) Front Office
8 1 (0.16%) Back Office
8 1 (0.16%) Billing
8 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (32.40%) HTML
2 155 (25.49%) CSS
3 120 (19.74%) .NET
4 111 (18.26%) XML
5 96 (15.79%) jQuery
6 80 (13.16%) Web Services
7 78 (12.83%) Java EE
8 74 (12.17%) HTML5
9 69 (11.35%) ASP.NET
10 65 (10.69%) CSS3
11 62 (10.20%) Spring
12 60 (9.87%) JSF
13 57 (9.38%) JSON
14 50 (8.22%) SOAP
15 45 (7.40%) RESTful
16 44 (7.24%) Hibernate
17 37 (6.09%) Drools
17 37 (6.09%) J2EE
18 36 (5.92%) RichFaces
19 30 (4.93%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.28%) Open Source
2 20 (3.29%) Mainframe
3 9 (1.48%) Mobile App
4 7 (1.15%) Client/Server
5 5 (0.82%) Computer Science
5 5 (0.82%) FMCG
6 4 (0.66%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.49%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.49%) SWIFT
7 3 (0.49%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.33%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.33%) VSAM
8 2 (0.33%) Equities
8 2 (0.33%) Blog
8 2 (0.33%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.33%) iPhone
8 2 (0.33%) iPad
9 1 (0.16%) Health Informatics
9 1 (0.16%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.16%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 49 (8.06%) Linux
2 27 (4.44%) Windows
3 25 (4.11%) Mac OS X
4 18 (2.96%) Apple iOS
5 17 (2.80%) UNIX
6 12 (1.97%) Android
7 5 (0.82%) AIX
8 4 (0.66%) Solaris
9 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.33%) MVS
9 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (14.80%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (11.18%) SOA
3 60 (9.87%) MVC
4 57 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
5 53 (8.72%) TDD
6 49 (8.06%) Scrum
6 49 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
7 46 (7.57%) Web Development
8 45 (7.40%) Unit Testing
9 42 (6.91%) Project Management
10 37 (6.09%) BPMN
11 35 (5.76%) Kimball Methodology
12 29 (4.77%) Workflow
13 27 (4.44%) Waterfall
14 25 (4.11%) Responsive Web Design
15 24 (3.95%) Web Design
16 23 (3.78%) Stakeholder Management
17 20 (3.29%) ETL
17 20 (3.29%) Migration
18 18 (2.96%) UML
Programming Languages
1 224 (36.84%) Java
2 162 (26.64%) JavaScript
3 120 (19.74%) SQL
4 109 (17.93%) C#
5 32 (5.26%) PL/SQL
6 22 (3.62%) T-SQL
7 21 (3.45%) VBA
8 19 (3.13%) PHP
9 18 (2.96%) C++
10 14 (2.30%) PowerShell
11 12 (1.97%) VB
11 12 (1.97%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.81%) Ruby
13 8 (1.32%) Perl
14 7 (1.15%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.99%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.99%) Apex Code
16 4 (0.66%) Python
17 3 (0.49%) XPath
17 3 (0.49%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (1.97%) Degree
2 6 (0.99%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.49%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.16%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.44%) QA
2 6 (0.99%) WCAG
3 2 (0.33%) DICOM
4 1 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.16%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 1 (0.16%) Puppet
1 1 (0.16%) OpenSSO
1 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 117 (19.24%) JBoss
2 102 (16.78%) Oracle
3 39 (6.41%) Cognos
4 37 (6.09%) Microsoft
5 14 (2.30%) Red Hat
6 10 (1.64%) Sybase
6 10 (1.64%) Twitter
7 7 (1.15%) Business Objects
8 6 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.82%) Tableau
9 5 (0.82%) SAP
10 4 (0.66%) Ab Initio
10 4 (0.66%) IBM
10 4 (0.66%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (0.49%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.49%) Informatica
11 3 (0.49%) HP
11 3 (0.49%) GoldenSource
12 2 (0.33%) Adobe
12 2 (0.33%) Sun
Edinburgh
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Change Recruitment Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
T-Impact Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £280.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £330 - £350 per annum + DOE
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago