The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Edinburgh region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 67 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 18 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.41% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 0.31% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 0
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£400 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.10% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-46.66% -11.76%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1212 978 957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.76% 94.95% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 455 438
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 20
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £24.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Senior Developer
Scotland

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 27 (57.45%) Java
2 20 (42.55%) JBoss
3 13 (27.66%) Spring
3 13 (27.66%) Scrum
3 13 (27.66%) XML
3 13 (27.66%) HTML
4 12 (25.53%) Hibernate
4 12 (25.53%) Java EE
5 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (21.28%) C#
6 10 (21.28%) .NET
6 10 (21.28%) CSS
6 10 (21.28%) MVC
7 9 (19.15%) Linux
7 9 (19.15%) Subversion
8 8 (17.02%) JSF
8 8 (17.02%) SOA
8 8 (17.02%) Red Hat
8 8 (17.02%) HTML5
8 8 (17.02%) CSS3
9 7 (14.89%) JAAS
9 7 (14.89%) Identity Management
9 7 (14.89%) J2EE
9 7 (14.89%) BPMN
10 6 (12.77%) Apache CXF
10 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
10 6 (12.77%) UML
10 6 (12.77%) SOAP
10 6 (12.77%) XSLT
10 6 (12.77%) Web Services

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) Sitefinity
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) HTTP
2 4 (8.51%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Subversion
2 5 (10.64%) Maven
2 5 (10.64%) Eclipse
3 3 (6.38%) JUnit
4 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (2.13%) NCrunch
4 1 (2.13%) Ant
General
1 4 (8.51%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) HTML
1 13 (27.66%) XML
1 13 (27.66%) Spring
2 12 (25.53%) Java EE
2 12 (25.53%) Hibernate
3 10 (21.28%) .NET
3 10 (21.28%) CSS
4 8 (17.02%) JSF
4 8 (17.02%) HTML5
4 8 (17.02%) CSS3
5 7 (14.89%) JAAS
5 7 (14.89%) J2EE
6 6 (12.77%) SOAP
6 6 (12.77%) XSLT
6 6 (12.77%) Web Services
6 6 (12.77%) Apache CXF
6 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (10.64%) jQuery
8 4 (8.51%) JPA
8 4 (8.51%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) Scrum
2 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) MVC
4 8 (17.02%) SOA
5 7 (14.89%) Identity Management
5 7 (14.89%) BPMN
6 6 (12.77%) UML
7 5 (10.64%) OOP
7 5 (10.64%) Project Management
7 5 (10.64%) Workflow
7 5 (10.64%) TDD
7 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.51%) Web Development
9 3 (6.38%) Refactoring
9 3 (6.38%) Use Case
9 3 (6.38%) Release Management
9 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (6.38%) Web Design
9 3 (6.38%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (4.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 27 (57.45%) Java
2 10 (21.28%) C#
3 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.51%) SQL
5 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.13%) C
6 1 (2.13%) C++
6 1 (2.13%) VB
6 1 (2.13%) VBA
6 1 (2.13%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.13%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) WCAG
1 1 (2.13%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) JBoss
2 8 (17.02%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.13%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.13%) Sybase
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