The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 62 81 71
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 6 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.76% 0.57% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.60% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 14
Median daily rate £309 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.38% +12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%

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
755 1336 1260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.45% 95.91% 96.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 679 643
Median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 20
Median hourly rate £52.00 £19.02 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+173.39% +18.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.93 £14.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 17 January 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 15 (78.95%) .NET
2 11 (57.89%) C#
3 10 (52.63%) .NET Framework
4 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (36.84%) SQL
5 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
5 7 (36.84%) MVC
6 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
6 6 (31.58%) Java
7 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
7 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
7 5 (26.32%) Finance
8 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle
8 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (21.05%) SDLC
8 4 (21.05%) RESTful
8 4 (21.05%) Entity Framework
8 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (15.79%) DevExpress
9 3 (15.79%) Investment Management
9 3 (15.79%) Release Management
9 3 (15.79%) Refactoring
9 3 (15.79%) WCF
9 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (15.79%) Workflow Management
9 3 (15.79%) WinForms
9 3 (15.79%) Crystal Reports

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.79%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.26%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (78.95%) .NET
2 10 (52.63%) .NET Framework
3 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
4 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (21.05%) Entity Framework
4 4 (21.05%) RESTful
5 3 (15.79%) WCF
5 3 (15.79%) WinForms
6 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
6 2 (10.53%) CSS
6 2 (10.53%) CSS3
6 2 (10.53%) jQuery
6 2 (10.53%) Node.js
6 2 (10.53%) Web Services
6 2 (10.53%) WPF
7 1 (5.26%) ActiveX
7 1 (5.26%) WSDL
7 1 (5.26%) XML
7 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) MVC
3 4 (21.05%) SDLC
4 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.79%) Investment Management
4 3 (15.79%) OO
4 3 (15.79%) OOD
4 3 (15.79%) Refactoring
4 3 (15.79%) Release Management
4 3 (15.79%) Workflow
4 3 (15.79%) Workflow Management
5 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
5 2 (10.53%) Kanban
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.26%) BDD
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps
6 1 (5.26%) MVVM
6 1 (5.26%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) C#
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) Java
4 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
5 3 (15.79%) VB
6 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
7 1 (5.26%) Clojure
7 1 (5.26%) Python
7 1 (5.26%) Scala
7 1 (5.26%) VBA
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) DevExpress