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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 74 64 53
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 9 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.63% 1.51% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 1.61% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 1
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.50%
Senior Developer
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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
1343 1119 778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.51% 93.72% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 672 331
Average daily rate £360 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 10
Average hourly rate £11.50 £21.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.23% +35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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
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 22 May 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 16 (64.00%) Java
2 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) HTML
4 9 (36.00%) SQL
4 9 (36.00%) RESTful
5 8 (32.00%) TDD
5 8 (32.00%) Maven
5 8 (32.00%) Finance
6 7 (28.00%) JBoss
6 7 (28.00%) CSS
6 7 (28.00%) Linux
6 7 (28.00%) Selenium
6 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (28.00%) BDD
7 6 (24.00%) Hudson
7 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
7 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
7 6 (24.00%) JSON
7 6 (24.00%) JIRA
7 6 (24.00%) Spring
7 6 (24.00%) Tomcat
7 6 (24.00%) Web Services
7 6 (24.00%) OOD
8 5 (20.00%) J2EE
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle
8 5 (20.00%) Ant
8 5 (20.00%) Banking
8 5 (20.00%) jQuery
8 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (28.00%) JBoss
2 6 (24.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.00%) WordPress
3 2 (8.00%) Apache
4 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.00%) nginx
4 1 (4.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (8.00%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Maven
2 7 (28.00%) Selenium
3 6 (24.00%) Hudson
3 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (24.00%) JIRA
4 5 (20.00%) Ant
4 5 (20.00%) Artifactory
5 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (16.00%) Eclipse
6 2 (8.00%) Mercurial
6 2 (8.00%) JUnit
6 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
7 1 (4.00%) Gradle
7 1 (4.00%) Mockito
7 1 (4.00%) JProfiler
7 1 (4.00%) Xcode
7 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (4.00%) Calabash
7 1 (4.00%) Android Studio
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) HTML
2 9 (36.00%) RESTful
3 7 (28.00%) CSS
4 6 (24.00%) JSON
4 6 (24.00%) Spring
4 6 (24.00%) Web Services
5 5 (20.00%) J2EE
5 5 (20.00%) jQuery
6 4 (16.00%) XML
6 4 (16.00%) JSP
7 3 (12.00%) Hibernate
7 3 (12.00%) SOAP
7 3 (12.00%) JSF
7 3 (12.00%) .NET
7 3 (12.00%) Ajax
8 2 (8.00%) Java EE
8 2 (8.00%) RichFaces
8 2 (8.00%) Apache CXF
8 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
8 2 (8.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) GIS
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Android
2 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) TDD
3 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (28.00%) BDD
4 6 (24.00%) OOD
5 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (12.00%) RAD
6 3 (12.00%) Refactoring
7 2 (8.00%) Web Development
7 2 (8.00%) Scrum
7 2 (8.00%) SOA
7 2 (8.00%) MVC
8 1 (4.00%) Analytics
8 1 (4.00%) Web Application Development
8 1 (4.00%) Workflow
8 1 (4.00%) Web Design
8 1 (4.00%) Migration
8 1 (4.00%) UML
8 1 (4.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) Java
2 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (36.00%) SQL
4 3 (12.00%) PHP
5 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.00%) VBA
5 2 (8.00%) C#
6 1 (4.00%) Perl
6 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.00%) Ruby
6 1 (4.00%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Sun Certification
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Sun
2 1 (4.00%) Apple
2 1 (4.00%) Google