The table below looks at the statistics for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 67 68 54
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -14
Contract jobs citing Internet 13 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.95% 0.71% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.83% 8.70% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 5
Average daily rate
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£415 £190 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+118.42% -45.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £112 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.09 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+24.25% +11.77%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
120 92 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.77% 8.18% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 43 39
Average daily rate £350 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £28.50 £10.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Internet across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Internet across the Edinburgh region.

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Internet Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Internet across the Edinburgh region.

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Internet also 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 that cited Internet.

1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) Web Services
4 8 (34.78%) Web Development
5 7 (30.43%) JUnit
5 7 (30.43%) Java
5 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
5 7 (30.43%) TDD
6 6 (26.09%) Firewall
6 6 (26.09%) VMware
6 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
6 6 (26.09%) LAN
6 6 (26.09%) WAN
6 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
6 6 (26.09%) PL/SQL
6 6 (26.09%) J2EE
6 6 (26.09%) Ant
6 6 (26.09%) Linux
6 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
6 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (21.74%) Degree
7 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
7 5 (21.74%) Sun Certification
7 5 (21.74%) Sun
8 4 (17.39%) Backup Exec
8 4 (17.39%) Scrum
8 4 (17.39%) Nortel
8 4 (17.39%) Citrix

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Internet also 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 that cited Internet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
1 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Firewall
1 6 (26.09%) LAN
1 6 (26.09%) WAN
1 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
2 4 (17.39%) VoIP
3 2 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (8.70%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (8.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) JUnit
2 6 (26.09%) Ant
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) Java Developer
3 6 (26.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (21.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) .NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) CLAS Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Java Web Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Web Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
7 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) Web Services
2 6 (26.09%) J2EE
3 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
3 4 (17.39%) CSS
3 4 (17.39%) .NET
3 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
4 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (8.70%) HTML
6 1 (4.35%) REST
6 1 (4.35%) Ext JS
6 1 (4.35%) Middleware
6 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
6 1 (4.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.70%) CESG
4 2 (8.70%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (4.35%) RIA
5 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Web Development
3 7 (30.43%) TDD
4 4 (17.39%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) OO
5 3 (13.04%) MVC
6 2 (8.70%) Information Security
6 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.70%) Information Assurance
6 2 (8.70%) Protective Monitoring
7 1 (4.35%) Email Management
7 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (4.35%) Migration
7 1 (4.35%) Web Design
7 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) PL/SQL
4 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
4 4 (17.39%) C#
4 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
1 5 (21.74%) Sun Certification
2 4 (17.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) GPG13
2 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) Sun
4 4 (17.39%) Nortel
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) Symantec
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle