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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 71 69 64
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 22 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.55% 1.04% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.08% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 5
Average daily rate £395 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £455 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.75 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+32.66% +10.29%
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
1359 1295 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.97% 96.07% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 701 541
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 9
Average hourly rate £22.01 £22.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £47.50 £19.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016, 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 21 (41.18%) Java
2 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (35.29%) TDD
4 17 (33.33%) Scrum
5 14 (27.45%) JavaScript
5 14 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (25.49%) Java EE
6 13 (25.49%) HTML
6 13 (25.49%) JBoss
6 13 (25.49%) SOA
6 13 (25.49%) Finance
7 12 (23.53%) XML
8 11 (21.57%) SQL
8 11 (21.57%) Workflow
9 10 (19.61%) Eclipse
9 10 (19.61%) XSLT
9 10 (19.61%) QlikView
9 10 (19.61%) Performance Monitoring
9 10 (19.61%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 8 (15.69%) Sass
10 8 (15.69%) AngularJS
10 8 (15.69%) HTML5
10 8 (15.69%) JProfiler
11 7 (13.73%) Git (software)
11 7 (13.73%) OO
11 7 (13.73%) Management Information System
11 7 (13.73%) MVC
12 6 (11.76%) Web Services
12 6 (11.76%) E-Commerce
12 6 (11.76%) CSS

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 13 (25.49%) JBoss
2 5 (9.80%) Node.js
2 5 (9.80%) SAS
3 3 (5.88%) Apache
4 2 (3.92%) Drupal
5 1 (1.96%) CMS
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) GitHub
2 1 (1.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) QlikView
2 4 (7.84%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.92%) MySQL
4 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Eclipse
2 8 (15.69%) JProfiler
3 7 (13.73%) Git (software)
4 5 (9.80%) Grunt
4 5 (9.80%) gulp
5 4 (7.84%) JIRA
6 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.92%) Artifactory
7 2 (3.92%) Hudson
7 2 (3.92%) Selenium
7 2 (3.92%) Subversion
7 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.92%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.96%) Maven
8 1 (1.96%) NUnit
8 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.96%) Xcode
8 1 (1.96%) YouTrack
General
1 13 (25.49%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.96%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.49%) HTML
1 13 (25.49%) Java EE
2 12 (23.53%) XML
3 10 (19.61%) XSLT
4 8 (15.69%) AngularJS
4 8 (15.69%) HTML5
4 8 (15.69%) Sass
5 6 (11.76%) CSS
5 6 (11.76%) Spring
5 6 (11.76%) Web Services
6 5 (9.80%) JSF
7 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
7 4 (7.84%) Backbone.js
7 4 (7.84%) Browserify
7 4 (7.84%) CSS3
7 4 (7.84%) D3.js
7 4 (7.84%) Hibernate
7 4 (7.84%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (7.84%) Meteor
7 4 (7.84%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Management Information System
2 6 (11.76%) User Experience
3 4 (7.84%) iPad
4 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.92%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.96%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.96%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.96%) Android
3 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (35.29%) TDD
3 17 (33.33%) Scrum
4 14 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (25.49%) SOA
6 11 (21.57%) Workflow
7 10 (19.61%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 10 (19.61%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (13.73%) MVC
8 7 (13.73%) OO
9 6 (11.76%) Data Governance
9 6 (11.76%) E-Commerce
10 5 (9.80%) Data Modelling
11 4 (7.84%) Web Development
12 3 (5.88%) BDD
12 3 (5.88%) iOS Development
12 3 (5.88%) SDLC
12 3 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
12 3 (5.88%) Unit Testing
13 2 (3.92%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) Java
2 14 (27.45%) JavaScript
3 11 (21.57%) SQL
4 4 (7.84%) C
4 4 (7.84%) C#
4 4 (7.84%) ES6
4 4 (7.84%) JSX
4 4 (7.84%) VBA
5 2 (3.92%) Apple Swift
5 2 (3.92%) Objective-C
5 2 (3.92%) PHP
6 1 (1.96%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.96%) Perl
6 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (5.88%) Charles River
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) Facebook
2 2 (3.92%) Twitter
2 2 (3.92%) Zend
3 1 (1.96%) hybris
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) Red Gate
3 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.96%) Telerik