The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Developer 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 Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 51 72 61
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 34 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.35% 0.33% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.46% 0.36% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 3
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.52%
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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
1380 1114 945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.57% 91.91% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 573 464
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 £200
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 15 24 27
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £36.60 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Developer across the Edinburgh region.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer across the Edinburgh region.

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Senior Developer 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 Senior Developer in their job title.

1 36 (62.07%) Java
2 24 (41.38%) XML
3 23 (39.66%) HTML
4 21 (36.21%) Apache CXF
5 20 (34.48%) jQuery
6 19 (32.76%) JBoss
7 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (29.31%) JSF
9 16 (27.59%) Java EE
10 15 (25.86%) SOA
10 15 (25.86%) HTTP
11 14 (24.14%) RichFaces
11 14 (24.14%) J2EE
12 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
13 11 (18.97%) CSS
13 11 (18.97%) JSP
13 11 (18.97%) SOAP
13 11 (18.97%) TDD
14 10 (17.24%) Web Design
14 10 (17.24%) RESTful
15 9 (15.52%) MVC
16 8 (13.79%) C#
16 8 (13.79%) Scrum
17 7 (12.07%) SQL
17 7 (12.07%) .NET
18 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET
18 6 (10.34%) Hibernate
18 6 (10.34%) Eclipse
18 6 (10.34%) Maven
18 6 (10.34%) JPA

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Senior Developer 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 Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (32.76%) JBoss
2 4 (6.90%) Apache ServiceMix
3 3 (5.17%) Jetty
4 2 (3.45%) Apache
5 1 (1.72%) Sitefinity
5 1 (1.72%) Kentico
5 1 (1.72%) Orchard CMS
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.72%) WordPress
5 1 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.72%) Drupal
5 1 (1.72%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.72%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.72%) Big Data
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.72%) MySQL
2 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Eclipse
1 6 (10.34%) Maven
2 4 (6.90%) Cucumber
2 4 (6.90%) RSpec
2 4 (6.90%) Jasmine
3 2 (3.45%) Subversion
3 2 (3.45%) JProfiler
4 1 (1.72%) Android Studio
4 1 (1.72%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.72%) JIRA
4 1 (1.72%) Xcode
4 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
2 3 (5.17%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (41.38%) XML
2 23 (39.66%) HTML
3 21 (36.21%) Apache CXF
4 20 (34.48%) jQuery
5 17 (29.31%) JSF
6 16 (27.59%) Java EE
7 14 (24.14%) RichFaces
7 14 (24.14%) J2EE
8 11 (18.97%) CSS
8 11 (18.97%) JSP
8 11 (18.97%) SOAP
9 10 (17.24%) RESTful
10 7 (12.07%) .NET
11 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET
11 6 (10.34%) Hibernate
11 6 (10.34%) JPA
12 5 (8.62%) OSGi
12 5 (8.62%) Apache OpenJPA
13 4 (6.90%) XSLT
13 4 (6.90%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Open Source
1 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
1 3 (5.17%) Credit Risk
2 2 (3.45%) User Experience
3 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) Linux
2 2 (3.45%) UNIX
3 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.72%) Android
3 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.86%) SOA
3 11 (18.97%) TDD
4 10 (17.24%) Web Design
5 9 (15.52%) MVC
6 8 (13.79%) Scrum
7 6 (10.34%) Waterfall
8 5 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.90%) OO
9 4 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (5.17%) UML
10 3 (5.17%) OOD
11 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (3.45%) Business Analysis
11 2 (3.45%) Software Engineering
11 2 (3.45%) Web Development
11 2 (3.45%) Use Case
11 2 (3.45%) BPMN
11 2 (3.45%) Mentoring
12 1 (1.72%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 36 (62.07%) Java
2 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
3 8 (13.79%) C#
4 7 (12.07%) SQL
5 4 (6.90%) Ruby
5 4 (6.90%) CoffeeScript
6 3 (5.17%) Python
7 2 (3.45%) C++
7 2 (3.45%) PHP
8 1 (1.72%) Scala
8 1 (1.72%) Groovy
8 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.72%) VB6
8 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.72%) Perl
8 1 (1.72%) C
8 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.72%) VB
8 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.72%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (8.62%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.72%) Sitecore
2 1 (1.72%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.72%) Google
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle
2 1 (1.72%) Apple
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
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