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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 40 76 -
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 41 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.17% 0.26% -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.36% 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 24 3 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.38% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
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
1220 1073 981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.21% 92.02% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 488 462
Average daily rate £385 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 27
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.98 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.70 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 34 (58.62%) Java
2 22 (37.93%) XML
3 21 (36.21%) JBoss
4 20 (34.48%) HTML
5 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (31.03%) Apache CXF
6 16 (27.59%) JSF
6 16 (27.59%) jQuery
7 15 (25.86%) Java EE
8 14 (24.14%) SOA
8 14 (24.14%) HTTP
9 13 (22.41%) J2EE
10 12 (20.69%) RichFaces
11 11 (18.97%) TDD
11 11 (18.97%) C#
11 11 (18.97%) JSP
12 10 (17.24%) SOAP
12 10 (17.24%) .NET
12 10 (17.24%) CSS
12 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
12 10 (17.24%) MVC
12 10 (17.24%) Web Design
13 9 (15.52%) Scrum
14 8 (13.79%) RESTful
15 7 (12.07%) Waterfall
15 7 (12.07%) Mentoring
15 7 (12.07%) Maven
16 6 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
16 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET
17 5 (8.62%) SQL

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 21 (36.21%) JBoss
2 4 (6.90%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.45%) Apache
3 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.45%) Jetty
4 1 (1.72%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.72%) Kentico
4 1 (1.72%) Sitefinity
4 1 (1.72%) Orchard CMS
4 1 (1.72%) CMS
4 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.72%) Big Data
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Maven
2 4 (6.90%) Eclipse
2 4 (6.90%) RSpec
2 4 (6.90%) Cucumber
2 4 (6.90%) Jasmine
3 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.45%) JProfiler
3 2 (3.45%) Subversion
4 1 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.72%) JIRA
4 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.72%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (5.17%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Banking
2 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (37.93%) XML
2 20 (34.48%) HTML
3 18 (31.03%) Apache CXF
4 16 (27.59%) jQuery
4 16 (27.59%) JSF
5 15 (25.86%) Java EE
6 13 (22.41%) J2EE
7 12 (20.69%) RichFaces
8 11 (18.97%) JSP
9 10 (17.24%) SOAP
9 10 (17.24%) CSS
9 10 (17.24%) .NET
10 8 (13.79%) RESTful
11 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET
12 5 (8.62%) Hibernate
12 5 (8.62%) Apache OpenJPA
12 5 (8.62%) OSGi
12 5 (8.62%) JPA
13 4 (6.90%) Ruby on Rails
13 4 (6.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Open Source
1 3 (5.17%) User Experience
2 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.45%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) Linux
2 2 (3.45%) UNIX
3 1 (1.72%) AIX
3 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.14%) SOA
3 11 (18.97%) TDD
4 10 (17.24%) MVC
4 10 (17.24%) Web Design
5 9 (15.52%) Scrum
6 7 (12.07%) Waterfall
6 7 (12.07%) Mentoring
7 6 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (6.90%) UML
8 4 (6.90%) OOP
8 4 (6.90%) OO
9 3 (5.17%) Web Development
9 3 (5.17%) Use Case
10 2 (3.45%) Release Management
10 2 (3.45%) OOD
10 2 (3.45%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (3.45%) Dependency Management
10 2 (3.45%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 34 (58.62%) Java
2 11 (18.97%) C#
3 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.62%) SQL
5 4 (6.90%) Ruby
5 4 (6.90%) CoffeeScript
6 3 (5.17%) Python
7 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.45%) C++
8 1 (1.72%) VB
8 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.72%) Perl
8 1 (1.72%) PHP
8 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.72%) Scala
8 1 (1.72%) Groovy
8 1 (1.72%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.72%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.72%) VB6
8 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (8.62%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.72%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.72%) Sitecore
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable on Experience
Posted: 6 days ago