The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 53 89 70
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 18 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.22% 0.41% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% 0.43% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 3
Median daily rate £225 £356 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% -20.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £329 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £403 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +16.00%

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
769 1405 1317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.70% 95.84% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 721 718
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £276 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 17
Median hourly rate £15.28 £15.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.19% -32.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £64.90 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 19 February 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (96.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (56.00%) Java
3 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (40.00%) C#
5 9 (36.00%) .NET
5 9 (36.00%) OO
6 8 (32.00%) SQL
6 8 (32.00%) Finance
7 7 (28.00%) TDD
7 7 (28.00%) Oracle
8 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
8 6 (24.00%) Degree
8 6 (24.00%) Scrum
8 6 (24.00%) Change Control
8 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
9 5 (20.00%) SpecFlow
9 5 (20.00%) Entity Framework
9 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
9 5 (20.00%) System Testing
9 5 (20.00%) Secure Coding
9 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
9 5 (20.00%) WinForms
9 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
9 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
9 5 (20.00%) Spring
9 5 (20.00%) Windows
9 5 (20.00%) Linux
9 5 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (20.00%) VB

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) Apache
1 1 (4.00%) JBoss
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 5 (20.00%) Entity Framework
2 5 (20.00%) Spring
2 5 (20.00%) WinForms
3 4 (16.00%) CSS
3 4 (16.00%) HTML
3 4 (16.00%) Web Services
4 2 (8.00%) CSS3
4 2 (8.00%) HTML5
4 2 (8.00%) J2EE
4 2 (8.00%) Node.js
4 2 (8.00%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (8.00%) WPF
5 1 (4.00%) Android SDK
5 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.00%) jQuery
5 1 (4.00%) React
5 1 (4.00%) RESTful
5 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Fintech
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Android
3 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) OO
4 7 (28.00%) TDD
5 6 (24.00%) Change Control
5 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (24.00%) Scrum
6 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Secure Coding
6 5 (20.00%) System Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (16.00%) Web Development
8 3 (12.00%) BDD
8 3 (12.00%) DevOps
8 3 (12.00%) Feasibility Study
8 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (12.00%) Time Management
8 3 (12.00%) UML
9 2 (8.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) Java
2 10 (40.00%) C#
3 8 (32.00%) SQL
4 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (20.00%) VB
5 3 (12.00%) C++
6 2 (8.00%) C
7 1 (4.00%) Ada
7 1 (4.00%) Clojure
7 1 (4.00%) Delphi
7 1 (4.00%) Embedded C
7 1 (4.00%) PHP
7 1 (4.00%) Python
7 1 (4.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (4.00%) Apigee