The first table below looks at the demand for the Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 65 60 50
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 18 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.41% 0.49% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 0.51% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 7
Average daily rate
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£365 £181 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+101.37% -56.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £126 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £236 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.65 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-0.45% +3.65%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1212 973 959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.84% 95.11% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 448 441
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £238
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%
Programmer
Scotland

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Programmer in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 9 (33.33%) C++
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Web Application Development
3 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 6 (22.22%) HTML
3 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 5 (18.52%) C#
5 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (14.81%) CSS
5 4 (14.81%) Linux
5 4 (14.81%) jQuery
6 3 (11.11%) Dojo
6 3 (11.11%) Ext JS
6 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.11%) SAS
6 3 (11.11%) UNIX
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle
6 3 (11.11%) SQL
6 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
6 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (11.11%) OS/390
7 2 (7.41%) RACF
7 2 (7.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
7 2 (7.41%) Cognos
7 2 (7.41%) VBA
7 2 (7.41%) Java
7 2 (7.41%) Objective-C

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.41%) Cognos Report Studio
2 2 (7.41%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (7.41%) Cognos Transformer
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.70%) Base SAS
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) DB2
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
2 1 (3.70%) Redmine
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) HTML
2 4 (14.81%) CSS
2 4 (14.81%) jQuery
3 3 (11.11%) Ext JS
3 3 (11.11%) Dojo
4 1 (3.70%) JAAS
4 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.70%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
3 3 (11.11%) OS/390
3 3 (11.11%) UNIX
4 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Web Application Development
2 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
4 2 (7.41%) Web Development
4 2 (7.41%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (7.41%) Change Control
4 2 (7.41%) iOS Development
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.70%) ETL
5 1 (3.70%) Propensity Modelling
5 1 (3.70%) Fund Accounting
5 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.70%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) C++
2 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 5 (18.52%) C#
4 3 (11.11%) SQL
5 2 (7.41%) VBA
5 2 (7.41%) Java
5 2 (7.41%) Objective-C
5 2 (7.41%) SAS Macro
6 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.70%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.70%) DICOM
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) RACF
1 2 (7.41%) ACF2
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) Cognos
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.70%) Twitter
3 1 (3.70%) JBoss