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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 81 73 59
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 12 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.84% 0.53% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.56% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 6
Average daily rate £400 £338 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £260 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-64.70% +30.76%
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
1371 1258 1124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.01% 95.88% 94.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 685 551
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.02 £24.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.75% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £47.50 £95.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016, 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 (39.13%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) SAS
2 7 (30.43%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) XML
3 6 (26.09%) JBoss
3 6 (26.09%) Eclipse
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Java EE
3 6 (26.09%) SAS Macro
4 5 (21.74%) Markit EDM
5 3 (13.04%) SQL
5 3 (13.04%) Banking
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
6 2 (8.70%) JProfiler
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (8.70%) DB2
6 2 (8.70%) SOA
6 2 (8.70%) BMC
6 2 (8.70%) CA
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) zOS
6 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
7 1 (4.35%) SAS EBI
7 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.35%) RACF
7 1 (4.35%) Project Management
7 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.35%) IBM
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 7 (30.43%) SAS
2 6 (26.09%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) CICS
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (8.70%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.35%) IDMS
2 1 (4.35%) SAS EBI
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Eclipse
2 2 (8.70%) JProfiler
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) Java EE
1 6 (26.09%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) J2EE
2 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) zOS
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (8.70%) Scrum
2 2 (8.70%) SOA
2 2 (8.70%) TDD
3 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.35%) Data Management
3 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
3 1 (4.35%) Master Data Management
3 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) SAS Macro
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) AWK
4 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) C++
4 1 (4.35%) COBOL
4 1 (4.35%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.35%) REXX
4 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Cygwin
1 1 (4.35%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) BMC
1 2 (8.70%) CA
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) ICL
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle