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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 70 76 55
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 14 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.95% 0.78% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.84% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 5
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£350 £381 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +43.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £329 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Software 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
1387 1188 913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.84% 93.25% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 704 407
Average daily rate £350 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 20
Average hourly rate £14.75 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.35% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 12 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (55.56%) C#
3 10 (55.56%) SQL
4 9 (50.00%) HTML
4 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 9 (50.00%) CSS
4 9 (50.00%) MVC
5 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 8 (44.44%) HTML5
5 8 (44.44%) CSS3
6 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (38.89%) XML
6 7 (38.89%) jQuery
7 6 (33.33%) Ajax
7 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 6 (33.33%) XPath
7 6 (33.33%) Telerik
7 6 (33.33%) T-SQL
8 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (22.22%) Finance
9 4 (22.22%) Project Planning
9 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
9 4 (22.22%) Windows
9 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (22.22%) SDLC
10 3 (16.67%) Release Management
10 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (16.67%) Project Management

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.56%) Hudson
2 1 (5.56%) FishEye
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) JUnit
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.56%) NetBeans
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
2 1 (5.56%) Maven
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Front Office
2 1 (5.56%) Back Office
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (50.00%) CSS
2 9 (50.00%) HTML
3 8 (44.44%) HTML5
3 8 (44.44%) CSS3
4 7 (38.89%) jQuery
4 7 (38.89%) XML
5 6 (33.33%) Ajax
5 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (5.56%) WCF
7 1 (5.56%) RESTful
7 1 (5.56%) MyBatis
7 1 (5.56%) Thymeleaf
7 1 (5.56%) XSLT
7 1 (5.56%) WinForms
7 1 (5.56%) Spring
7 1 (5.56%) STL
7 1 (5.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) N-Tier
1 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Life Science
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) MVC
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Project Planning
3 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 4 (22.22%) SDLC
4 3 (16.67%) Release Management
4 3 (16.67%) Investment Management
4 3 (16.67%) Workflow Management
4 3 (16.67%) Workflow
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) OO
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Data Management
6 1 (5.56%) TDD
6 1 (5.56%) Pair Programming
6 1 (5.56%) Data Management
6 1 (5.56%) CRM
6 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.56%) ETL
6 1 (5.56%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) C#
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 6 (33.33%) XPath
3 3 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.56%) VC++
5 1 (5.56%) Python
5 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) Telerik
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
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X4 Group
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Posted: 16 hours ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago