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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 70 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 12 24 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.83% 1.97% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 2.10% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 1
Average daily rate
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£395 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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
1367 1145 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.34% 93.78% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 588 285
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.53 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.43% +19.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £24.00 £43.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 March 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 March 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 29 (70.73%) Java
2 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (39.02%) HTML
4 15 (36.59%) jQuery
5 13 (31.71%) Apache CXF
6 12 (29.27%) JSF
6 12 (29.27%) XML
6 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
7 11 (26.83%) SQL
8 10 (24.39%) Finance
8 10 (24.39%) RESTful
8 10 (24.39%) RichFaces
9 9 (21.95%) HTTP
9 9 (21.95%) JBoss
9 9 (21.95%) J2EE
9 9 (21.95%) CSS
10 8 (19.51%) Maven
10 8 (19.51%) TDD
11 7 (17.07%) Banking
11 7 (17.07%) Java EE
11 7 (17.07%) Spring
11 7 (17.07%) JSP
12 6 (14.63%) Web Services
12 6 (14.63%) Linux
12 6 (14.63%) SOA
12 6 (14.63%) JSON
12 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (14.63%) Cucumber
13 5 (12.20%) BDD
13 5 (12.20%) Jenkins

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 9 (21.95%) JBoss
2 4 (9.76%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.32%) Jetty
4 2 (4.88%) WordPress
4 2 (4.88%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (4.88%) Apache
5 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.44%) Drupal
5 1 (2.44%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.88%) IaaS
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) MySQL
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.44%) Big Data
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Maven
2 6 (14.63%) Cucumber
3 5 (12.20%) Ant
3 5 (12.20%) JIRA
3 5 (12.20%) Selenium
3 5 (12.20%) Eclipse
3 5 (12.20%) Jenkins
4 4 (9.76%) WebDriver
4 4 (9.76%) Hudson
5 3 (7.32%) Artifactory
6 2 (4.88%) Jasmine
6 2 (4.88%) JUnit
6 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.88%) Mercurial
6 2 (4.88%) RSpec
7 1 (2.44%) Xcode
7 1 (2.44%) NUnit
7 1 (2.44%) Subversion
7 1 (2.44%) Mockito
General
1 10 (24.39%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Banking
3 4 (9.76%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (39.02%) HTML
2 15 (36.59%) jQuery
3 13 (31.71%) Apache CXF
4 12 (29.27%) JSF
4 12 (29.27%) XML
5 10 (24.39%) RESTful
5 10 (24.39%) RichFaces
6 9 (21.95%) J2EE
6 9 (21.95%) CSS
7 7 (17.07%) JSP
7 7 (17.07%) Spring
7 7 (17.07%) Java EE
8 6 (14.63%) JSON
8 6 (14.63%) Web Services
9 5 (12.20%) Hibernate
9 5 (12.20%) SOAP
10 4 (9.76%) JPA
11 3 (7.32%) Ajax
11 3 (7.32%) Guice
11 3 (7.32%) Guava
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.32%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.44%) Open Source
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.44%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Android
2 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.88%) UNIX
3 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (19.51%) TDD
3 6 (14.63%) SOA
3 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (12.20%) Web Design
4 5 (12.20%) BDD
4 5 (12.20%) MVC
4 5 (12.20%) OOD
5 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
5 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
6 3 (7.32%) Scrum
7 2 (4.88%) Refactoring
7 2 (4.88%) RAD
7 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
8 1 (2.44%) CRM
8 1 (2.44%) UML
8 1 (2.44%) OO
8 1 (2.44%) Workflow
8 1 (2.44%) Migration
8 1 (2.44%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (70.73%) Java
2 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
3 11 (26.83%) SQL
4 3 (7.32%) PHP
4 3 (7.32%) Python
5 2 (4.88%) Ruby
5 2 (4.88%) VBA
5 2 (4.88%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.88%) C#
6 1 (2.44%) C++
6 1 (2.44%) Perl
6 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.44%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle
2 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.44%) Apple
3 1 (2.44%) Google
3 1 (2.44%) Sun