The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 74 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 5 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.41% 0.73% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.78% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £304 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% +10.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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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
1156 1024 1006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.06% 92.84% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 461 455
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 30
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.25 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £31.05 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 11 (68.75%) C#
1 11 (68.75%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) OOP
2 6 (37.50%) MVC
2 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (18.75%) jQuery
5 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
5 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
5 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
5 3 (18.75%) Java
6 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (12.50%) Perl
6 2 (12.50%) PHP
6 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 2 (12.50%) C++
6 2 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (12.50%) VBScript
6 2 (12.50%) VB
6 2 (12.50%) UNIX
6 2 (12.50%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Python
6 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 2 (12.50%) MS Access
6 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (12.50%) Computer Science

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (12.50%) MS Access
2 2 (12.50%) Big Data
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) NCrunch
3 1 (6.25%) NUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
3 3 (18.75%) jQuery
4 2 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (6.25%) WCF
5 1 (6.25%) WPF
5 1 (6.25%) XML
5 1 (6.25%) WinForms
5 1 (6.25%) Ajax
5 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) OOP
1 6 (37.50%) MVC
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (12.50%) Product Management
3 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) C#
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) PHP
4 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 2 (12.50%) C++
4 2 (12.50%) VBScript
4 2 (12.50%) VB
4 2 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) JBoss
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