The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 57 64 54
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 20 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.67% 0.82% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 0.88% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 6
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -19.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £189 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £363 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £32.30
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +8.35%
Programmer
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
1129 1022 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.00% 92.74% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 453 452
Average daily rate £396 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.25 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £31.05 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (35.29%) Windows
3 11 (32.35%) C#
3 11 (32.35%) Finance
4 10 (29.41%) C++
5 9 (26.47%) Visual Studio
5 9 (26.47%) Unit Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Web Application Development
6 7 (20.59%) SQL
7 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
7 6 (17.65%) Oracle
7 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (17.65%) jQuery
8 5 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (11.76%) SAS
9 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (11.76%) CSS
9 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
9 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
9 4 (11.76%) HTML
9 4 (11.76%) .NET
9 4 (11.76%) MVC
9 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database
9 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (8.82%) Web Development
10 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (8.82%) iOS Development
10 3 (8.82%) Change Control
10 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
10 3 (8.82%) Objective-C

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4 (11.76%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.88%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (5.88%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Cognos Transformer
4 2 (5.88%) TKPROF
5 1 (2.94%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.94%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.94%) PowerDesigner
2 1 (2.94%) Subversion
2 1 (2.94%) RSpec
2 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.94%) Jasmine
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) jQuery
2 4 (11.76%) HTML
2 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) CSS
3 2 (5.88%) NHibernate
3 2 (5.88%) WCF
4 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.94%) Dojo
4 1 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.94%) Ext JS
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.94%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (2.94%) Backbone.js
4 1 (2.94%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.94%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) OS/390
2 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
2 3 (8.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (26.47%) Unit Testing
2 9 (26.47%) Web Application Development
3 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (11.76%) MVC
5 3 (8.82%) TDD
5 3 (8.82%) Web Development
5 3 (8.82%) iOS Development
5 3 (8.82%) Change Control
6 2 (5.88%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Scrum
7 1 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.94%) Fund Accounting
7 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.94%) Migration
7 1 (2.94%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) C#
2 10 (29.41%) C++
3 7 (20.59%) SQL
4 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
6 3 (8.82%) Objective-C
7 2 (5.88%) VBA
8 1 (2.94%) Ruby
8 1 (2.94%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) RACF
1 2 (5.88%) ACF2
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) Cognos
2 2 (5.88%) Teradata
3 1 (2.94%) Twitter
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
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