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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 60 60 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 17 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.42% 0.63% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 0.68% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 6
Average daily rate
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£243 £300 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.16% -19.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £319
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +7.69%
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
1123 1035 1000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.58% 93.83% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 455 448
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 22
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £27.25 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 August 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 August 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 11 (39.29%) C++
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Web Application Development
3 9 (32.14%) Finance
4 8 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 8 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 7 (25.00%) C#
6 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
6 5 (17.86%) SQL
7 4 (14.29%) HTML
7 4 (14.29%) CSS
7 4 (14.29%) Oracle
7 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (14.29%) jQuery
8 3 (10.71%) Dojo
8 3 (10.71%) iOS Development
8 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
8 3 (10.71%) Web Development
8 3 (10.71%) Ext JS
8 3 (10.71%) Client/Server
8 3 (10.71%) SAS
8 3 (10.71%) OS/390
8 3 (10.71%) Objective-C
8 3 (10.71%) UNIX
8 3 (10.71%) Linux
9 2 (7.14%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (7.14%) Cognos
9 2 (7.14%) SQL Server

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (10.71%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.14%) Cognos Report Studio
2 2 (7.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (7.14%) Cognos Transformer
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (3.57%) OLAP
3 1 (3.57%) TKPROF
3 1 (3.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) HTML
1 4 (14.29%) CSS
1 4 (14.29%) jQuery
2 3 (10.71%) Ext JS
2 3 (10.71%) Dojo
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) OS/390
2 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
2 3 (10.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Web Application Development
2 8 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.71%) Web Development
5 3 (10.71%) iOS Development
6 2 (7.14%) Change Control
6 2 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.57%) Fund Accounting
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.57%) ETL
7 1 (3.57%) Migration
7 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) C++
2 7 (25.00%) C#
3 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.86%) SQL
4 3 (10.71%) Objective-C
5 2 (7.14%) VBA
5 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) RACF
1 2 (7.14%) ACF2
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Cognos
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Teradata
3 1 (3.57%) Twitter