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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 69 67 56
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 16 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.16% 0.79% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.86% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 4
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£375 £378 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £363 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -14.47%
Senior Developer
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
1320 1052 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.58% 91.96% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 536 320
Average daily rate £390 £359 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.63% +10.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 20
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.19 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.95% -2.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £19.10 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015, 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 40 (68.97%) Java
2 24 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (37.93%) HTML
4 21 (36.21%) XML
5 18 (31.03%) JBoss
6 17 (29.31%) jQuery
6 17 (29.31%) Apache CXF
7 15 (25.86%) TDD
7 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
8 14 (24.14%) SOA
8 14 (24.14%) JSF
9 13 (22.41%) Java EE
9 13 (22.41%) J2EE
10 12 (20.69%) SQL
10 12 (20.69%) CSS
10 12 (20.69%) HTTP
11 11 (18.97%) RESTful
11 11 (18.97%) RichFaces
11 11 (18.97%) JSP
12 9 (15.52%) SOAP
12 9 (15.52%) Finance
12 9 (15.52%) Scrum
12 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (15.52%) Maven
13 8 (13.79%) MVC
13 8 (13.79%) Linux
13 8 (13.79%) Cucumber
14 7 (12.07%) OOD
14 7 (12.07%) Web Design
14 7 (12.07%) Eclipse

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 18 (31.03%) JBoss
2 4 (6.90%) Apache ServiceMix
3 3 (5.17%) Jetty
3 3 (5.17%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.45%) Apache
4 2 (3.45%) WordPress
5 1 (1.72%) Drupal
5 1 (1.72%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.72%) CMS
5 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.72%) Orchard CMS
5 1 (1.72%) Kentico
5 1 (1.72%) nginx
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) IaaS
1 2 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.72%) Office 365
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) MySQL
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.72%) Big Data
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (15.52%) Maven
2 8 (13.79%) Cucumber
3 7 (12.07%) Eclipse
4 5 (8.62%) JIRA
4 5 (8.62%) Selenium
4 5 (8.62%) Ant
4 5 (8.62%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.90%) RSpec
5 4 (6.90%) WebDriver
5 4 (6.90%) Hudson
5 4 (6.90%) Jasmine
6 3 (5.17%) Mercurial
6 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.17%) Artifactory
7 2 (3.45%) JProfiler
7 2 (3.45%) JUnit
7 2 (3.45%) Subversion
8 1 (1.72%) NUnit
8 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.72%) Xcode
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (37.93%) HTML
2 21 (36.21%) XML
3 17 (29.31%) jQuery
3 17 (29.31%) Apache CXF
4 14 (24.14%) JSF
5 13 (22.41%) Java EE
5 13 (22.41%) J2EE
6 12 (20.69%) CSS
7 11 (18.97%) RESTful
7 11 (18.97%) RichFaces
7 11 (18.97%) JSP
8 9 (15.52%) SOAP
9 6 (10.34%) Hibernate
9 6 (10.34%) JSON
10 5 (8.62%) Spring
10 5 (8.62%) JPA
10 5 (8.62%) Web Services
11 4 (6.90%) Ember.js
11 4 (6.90%) OSGi
11 4 (6.90%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.17%) Credit Risk
2 3 (5.17%) Open Source
3 2 (3.45%) User Experience
4 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.79%) Linux
2 3 (5.17%) UNIX
3 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.45%) Android
4 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.72%) AIX
4 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.86%) TDD
3 14 (24.14%) SOA
4 9 (15.52%) Scrum
4 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (13.79%) MVC
6 7 (12.07%) OOD
6 7 (12.07%) Web Design
7 5 (8.62%) BDD
7 5 (8.62%) Waterfall
8 4 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (6.90%) Test Automation
8 4 (6.90%) OO
9 3 (5.17%) Unit Testing
9 3 (5.17%) UML
10 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (3.45%) Business Analysis
10 2 (3.45%) BPMN
10 2 (3.45%) Use Case
10 2 (3.45%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 40 (68.97%) Java
2 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
3 12 (20.69%) SQL
4 6 (10.34%) C#
5 4 (6.90%) CoffeeScript
5 4 (6.90%) Ruby
6 3 (5.17%) PHP
6 3 (5.17%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.17%) Python
7 1 (1.72%) PHP5
7 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.72%) Groovy
7 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.72%) C++
7 1 (1.72%) Perl
7 1 (1.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (8.62%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (1.72%) Google
3 1 (1.72%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.72%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.72%) Sun
3 1 (1.72%) Apple
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