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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 77 60 62
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 10 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.69% 1.15% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 1.26% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -
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
1394 1107 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.74% 91.26% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 583 396
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 25
Average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.42% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £37.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 December 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 22 December 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 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) C#
2 9 (29.03%) C++
2 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 9 (29.03%) Finance
3 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
3 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
3 7 (22.58%) Windows
3 7 (22.58%) SAS
3 7 (22.58%) MVC
3 7 (22.58%) jQuery
3 7 (22.58%) Web Application Development
4 6 (19.35%) Oracle
4 6 (19.35%) TDD
4 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
5 5 (16.13%) HTML
5 5 (16.13%) CSS
5 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database
6 4 (12.90%) PL/SQL
6 4 (12.90%) Banking
6 4 (12.90%) Ruby
6 4 (12.90%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (12.90%) RSpec
6 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
6 4 (12.90%) CoffeeScript
6 4 (12.90%) Backbone.js
6 4 (12.90%) Jasmine
6 4 (12.90%) Ember.js
6 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 7 (22.58%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (9.68%) TKPROF
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (6.45%) Base SAS
4 1 (3.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.23%) OLAP
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (3.23%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (3.23%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.90%) RSpec
2 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
2 4 (12.90%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.23%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) jQuery
2 5 (16.13%) CSS
2 5 (16.13%) HTML
3 4 (12.90%) Backbone.js
3 4 (12.90%) Ember.js
3 4 (12.90%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (9.68%) .NET
5 2 (6.45%) WCF
5 2 (6.45%) NHibernate
6 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (3.23%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.23%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (22.58%) MVC
2 7 (22.58%) Web Application Development
3 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
3 6 (19.35%) TDD
4 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) Web Development
6 2 (6.45%) Pattern Recognition
6 2 (6.45%) Scrum
6 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.45%) iOS Development
6 2 (6.45%) Machine Learning
7 1 (3.23%) Physical Data Model
7 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.23%) Migration
7 1 (3.23%) Change Control
7 1 (3.23%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (3.23%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) C#
1 9 (29.03%) C++
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.90%) PL/SQL
3 4 (12.90%) Ruby
3 4 (12.90%) CoffeeScript
4 2 (6.45%) Objective-C
4 2 (6.45%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) Assembly Language
5 1 (3.23%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) DICOM
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Teradata
3 1 (3.23%) Cognos