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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 63 73 49
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 17 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.24% 0.27% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 0.29% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £220 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -12.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -2.00%
Software Developer
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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
1307 1039 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.54% 92.36% 93.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 529 309
Average daily rate £390 £365 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 22
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.35 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.84% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £19.30 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (73.08%) .NET
3 16 (61.54%) SQL Server
3 16 (61.54%) SQL
4 15 (57.69%) T-SQL
4 15 (57.69%) C#
4 15 (57.69%) ASP.NET
5 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 12 (46.15%) .NET Framework
7 11 (42.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
7 11 (42.31%) Finance
8 10 (38.46%) VBScript
9 7 (26.92%) Perl
9 7 (26.92%) PHP
9 7 (26.92%) UNIX
9 7 (26.92%) Linux
9 7 (26.92%) Python
9 7 (26.92%) Java
9 7 (26.92%) Security Testing
9 7 (26.92%) Big Data
10 6 (23.08%) Degree
10 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
10 6 (23.08%) MVC
10 6 (23.08%) C++
11 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
12 2 (7.69%) QA
12 2 (7.69%) Information Security
12 2 (7.69%) Workflow Management
12 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 11 (42.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (26.92%) Big Data
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) NUnit
2 1 (3.85%) CruiseControl
2 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (73.08%) .NET
2 15 (57.69%) ASP.NET
3 12 (46.15%) .NET Framework
4 2 (7.69%) jQuery
4 2 (7.69%) HTML
4 2 (7.69%) CSS
4 2 (7.69%) XML
5 1 (3.85%) XHTML
5 1 (3.85%) WinForms
5 1 (3.85%) Web Services
5 1 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (3.85%) CSS3
5 1 (3.85%) Backbone.js
5 1 (3.85%) NHibernate
5 1 (3.85%) Ajax
5 1 (3.85%) WCF
5 1 (3.85%) WPF
5 1 (3.85%) LINQ
5 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Life Science
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) UNIX
1 7 (26.92%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) Security Testing
3 6 (23.08%) MVC
4 2 (7.69%) Information Security
4 2 (7.69%) Workflow Management
4 2 (7.69%) Release Management
4 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 2 (7.69%) Product Management
4 2 (7.69%) Workflow
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) UML
5 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (3.85%) Android Development
5 1 (3.85%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) SQL
2 15 (57.69%) T-SQL
2 15 (57.69%) C#
3 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (38.46%) VBScript
5 7 (26.92%) Perl
5 7 (26.92%) PHP
5 7 (26.92%) Python
5 7 (26.92%) Java
6 6 (23.08%) C++
7 2 (7.69%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.85%) VBA
8 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) HND
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Twitter
2 1 (3.85%) Telerik