The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 69 59 56
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 17 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.33% 0.68% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 0.72% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 0
Average daily rate
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£260 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.96% -3.33%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1214 972 965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.84% 95.11% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 451 446
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 18
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £27.20 £22.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Engineer
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Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Edinburgh region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Edinburgh region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 27 (87.10%) Software Engineering
2 14 (45.16%) Linux
3 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (38.71%) Windows
4 10 (32.26%) Java
5 9 (29.03%) C++
5 9 (29.03%) JSON
6 8 (25.81%) Relational Database
7 7 (22.58%) Project Management
7 7 (22.58%) SQL
7 7 (22.58%) Mac OS X
8 6 (19.35%) SOAP
8 6 (19.35%) Web Services
8 6 (19.35%) XML
8 6 (19.35%) .NET
8 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio
8 6 (19.35%) C#
8 6 (19.35%) Perl
8 6 (19.35%) HTTP
8 6 (19.35%) Waterfall
8 6 (19.35%) RESTful
9 5 (16.13%) Finance
9 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
9 5 (16.13%) HTML
10 4 (12.90%) CSS
10 4 (12.90%) UNIX
10 4 (12.90%) Release Management
10 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Business Transformation

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.68%) Informix
2 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.45%) Subversion
4 1 (3.23%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) NUnit
4 1 (3.23%) Valgrind
4 1 (3.23%) Gerrit
4 1 (3.23%) Redmine
4 1 (3.23%) GoogleTest
4 1 (3.23%) CMake
4 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) JSON
2 6 (19.35%) SOAP
2 6 (19.35%) .NET
2 6 (19.35%) Web Services
2 6 (19.35%) XML
2 6 (19.35%) RESTful
3 5 (16.13%) HTML
4 4 (12.90%) CSS
5 3 (9.68%) EDI
5 3 (9.68%) WinForms
6 2 (6.45%) Sass
7 1 (3.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (3.23%) HTML5
7 1 (3.23%) CSS3
7 1 (3.23%) WinRT
7 1 (3.23%) Ajax
7 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.23%) Java EE
7 1 (3.23%) STL
7 1 (3.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Mathematics
1 3 (9.68%) FMCG
2 2 (6.45%) Open Source
2 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Linux
2 12 (38.71%) Windows
3 7 (22.58%) Mac OS X
4 4 (12.90%) UNIX
5 1 (3.23%) Android
5 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (87.10%) Software Engineering
2 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (22.58%) Project Management
4 6 (19.35%) Waterfall
5 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Business Transformation
5 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Release Management
6 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (9.68%) DevOps
6 3 (9.68%) Software Architecture
7 2 (6.45%) Web Application Development
7 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
7 2 (6.45%) OO
8 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.23%) Scrum
8 1 (3.23%) Web Development
8 1 (3.23%) Refactoring
8 1 (3.23%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) Java
2 9 (29.03%) C++
3 7 (22.58%) SQL
4 6 (19.35%) Perl
4 6 (19.35%) C#
5 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.45%) Python
7 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.23%) C
7 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.23%) VB
7 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) DICOM
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Apple
2 1 (3.23%) Google
2 1 (3.23%) JBoss