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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 60 67 42
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -25
Contract jobs citing Internet 16 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.17% 1.15% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.40% 12.73% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £190 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+123.68% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £147 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £438 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +22.22%
Internet
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
129 110 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.44% 9.01% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 46 43
Average daily rate £340 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £129 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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
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 5 March 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 (52.38%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Web Development
3 8 (38.10%) Web Services
4 7 (33.33%) Java
4 7 (33.33%) JUnit
4 7 (33.33%) TDD
5 6 (28.57%) Relational Database
5 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 6 (28.57%) Ant
5 6 (28.57%) PL/SQL
5 6 (28.57%) J2EE
5 6 (28.57%) Linux
6 5 (23.81%) Sun
6 5 (23.81%) Sun Certification
6 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
6 5 (23.81%) Degree
7 4 (19.05%) Finance
7 4 (19.05%) Scrum
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 3 (14.29%) .NET
8 3 (14.29%) OO
8 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
8 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
8 3 (14.29%) LAN
8 3 (14.29%) VoIP
8 3 (14.29%) WAN
8 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 3 (14.29%) T-SQL

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (9.52%) CMS
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
1 1 (4.76%) InDesign
1 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) LAN
1 3 (14.29%) VoIP
1 3 (14.29%) WAN
1 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) Intranet
2 1 (4.76%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) Relational Database
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) JUnit
2 6 (28.57%) Ant
3 1 (4.76%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Java Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) VBA Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Web Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) Web Services
2 6 (28.57%) J2EE
3 3 (14.29%) .NET
3 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 3 (14.29%) CSS
3 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (9.52%) Middleware
5 1 (4.76%) HTML
5 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.76%) Spring
5 1 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Web Development
3 7 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (19.05%) Scrum
5 3 (14.29%) OO
5 3 (14.29%) MVC
6 2 (9.52%) Content Management
6 2 (9.52%) Information Security
7 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
7 1 (4.76%) Web Design
7 1 (4.76%) Migration
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) Change Management
7 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (4.76%) Email Management
7 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 3 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Sun Certification
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Sun
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) Nortel
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix
4 2 (9.52%) Symantec
5 1 (4.76%) Adobe
5 1 (4.76%) Business Objects
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Sophos