The first table below looks at the demand for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 74 60 57
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 10 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.80% 0.72% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.76% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 1
Average daily rate
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£381 £265 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.86% -3.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +5.63%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1161 927 938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.25% 94.98% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 422 426
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 17
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £22.80 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Software Developer
Scotland

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Developer across the Edinburgh region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer across the Edinburgh region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 15 (83.33%) C#
1 15 (83.33%) .NET
2 10 (55.56%) MVC
3 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
4 7 (38.89%) OOP
5 6 (33.33%) SQL
5 6 (33.33%) jQuery
5 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
6 5 (27.78%) HTML
7 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (22.22%) CSS
7 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Degree
8 3 (16.67%) TDD
9 2 (11.11%) NUnit
9 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (11.11%) MS Access
9 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (11.11%) XML
9 2 (11.11%) Windows
9 2 (11.11%) UML
9 2 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (11.11%) IIS
9 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
9 2 (11.11%) VBScript
9 2 (11.11%) VB

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (11.11%) MS Access
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 2 (11.11%) NUnit
1 2 (11.11%) NCrunch
2 1 (5.56%) Maven
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (83.33%) .NET
2 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
3 6 (33.33%) jQuery
3 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
4 5 (27.78%) HTML
5 4 (22.22%) CSS
6 2 (11.11%) XML
6 2 (11.11%) NHibernate
6 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (5.56%) HTML5
7 1 (5.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) MVC
2 7 (38.89%) OOP
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Use Case
5 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (11.11%) UML
6 1 (5.56%) OO
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) VBScript
4 2 (11.11%) VB
5 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) JBoss
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