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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 69 38 58
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 9 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.70% 2.14% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 2.29% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 3
Average daily rate £375 £250 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.22 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+20.67% +11.80%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1208 700 1121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.93% 93.71% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 301 555
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 34
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -32.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.04 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £30.33 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 7 (36.84%) Finance
1 7 (36.84%) HTML
1 7 (36.84%) DB2
2 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) CICS
4 4 (21.05%) SAS
4 4 (21.05%) IBM
4 4 (21.05%) SAS Macro
5 3 (15.79%) Retail
5 3 (15.79%) Base SAS
5 3 (15.79%) zOS
5 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
5 3 (15.79%) Java
5 3 (15.79%) Credit Risk
5 3 (15.79%) jQuery
6 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
6 2 (10.53%) Dojo
6 2 (10.53%) C#
6 2 (10.53%) C++
6 2 (10.53%) VB
6 2 (10.53%) .NET
6 2 (10.53%) CSS
6 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
6 2 (10.53%) Ext JS
6 2 (10.53%) Banking
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
7 1 (5.26%) Scrum
7 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
7 1 (5.26%) MVC
7 1 (5.26%) Infragistics

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (26.32%) CICS
2 4 (21.05%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Epicor Vantage
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) DB2
2 3 (15.79%) Base SAS
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
1 1 (5.26%) Rational Application Developer
1 1 (5.26%) Redmine
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) jQuery
3 2 (10.53%) Ext JS
3 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) Dojo
3 2 (10.53%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) JSP
4 1 (5.26%) Struts
4 1 (5.26%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) Swing
4 1 (5.26%) JAAS
4 1 (5.26%) JSF
4 1 (5.26%) NHibernate
4 1 (5.26%) WCF
4 1 (5.26%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
1 3 (15.79%) Credit Risk
2 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) zOS
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Migration
1 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
2 1 (5.26%) Propensity Modelling
2 1 (5.26%) Scrum
2 1 (5.26%) TDD
2 1 (5.26%) Supply Chain Management
2 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
2 1 (5.26%) RAD
2 1 (5.26%) SOA
2 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
2 1 (5.26%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
2 4 (21.05%) SAS Macro
3 3 (15.79%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) VB
4 2 (10.53%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) C++
5 1 (5.26%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
1 1 (5.26%) DICOM
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) BMC
2 1 (5.26%) CA
2 1 (5.26%) Epicor
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.26%) Infragistics
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss