The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 73 80 72
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 1 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.11% 0.87% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.91% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 10
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -15.15%
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
894 1434 1411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.65% 95.66% 96.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 700 767
Median daily rate £390 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.26% +1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £269 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 16
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.02 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.82 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £41.50 £24.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Programmer in the job title.

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Programmer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 4 (44.44%) CICS
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (11.11%) Bower
4 1 (11.11%) TKPROF
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) Spring Boot
4 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) API Design
4 1 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (11.11%) Front End Development
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) ISPF
4 1 (11.11%) Java EE
4 1 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (11.11%) Kanban

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) CICS
2 1 (11.11%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (11.11%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 1 (11.11%) MS Access
2 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (11.11%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Bower
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Gradle
1 1 (11.11%) Hudson
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) ISPF
1 1 (11.11%) Java EE
1 1 (11.11%) JPA
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
1 1 (11.11%) Node.js
1 1 (11.11%) RESTful
1 1 (11.11%) Sass
1 1 (11.11%) Spring
1 1 (11.11%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 1 (11.11%) API Design
2 1 (11.11%) BDD
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Coaching
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Front End Development
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Kanban
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
2 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) CoffeeScript
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) JCL
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) RACF
1 1 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) CA
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) VMware