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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 68 46 62
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 10 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.77% 1.26% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 1.35% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 2
Average daily rate £308 £240 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +15.38%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1211 742 1091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.37% 93.33% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 318 536
Average daily rate £385 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 32
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -38.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £9.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £30.83 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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 23 April 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 23 April 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 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 7 (58.33%) MVC
4 5 (41.67%) jQuery
5 4 (33.33%) OOP
5 4 (33.33%) CSS
5 4 (33.33%) HTML
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) XML
6 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (25.00%) UML
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (16.67%) NHibernate
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
7 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (16.67%) Use Case
7 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (16.67%) TDD
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (16.67%) Windows

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (8.33%) NUnit
1 1 (8.33%) NCrunch
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 5 (41.67%) jQuery
4 4 (33.33%) CSS
4 4 (33.33%) HTML
5 3 (25.00%) XML
5 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (16.67%) NHibernate
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (8.33%) HTML5
7 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) MVC
2 4 (33.33%) OOP
3 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (16.67%) Use Case
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
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