The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 68 66 52
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 8 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.64% 0.73% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.79% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£248 £340 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.20% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -6.66%
Software Engineer
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
1171 1018 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.28% 92.97% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 457 448
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £257 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 30
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.11 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 19 (82.61%) Software Engineering
2 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (52.17%) Linux
4 10 (43.48%) C++
4 10 (43.48%) Windows
5 8 (34.78%) Java
5 8 (34.78%) Relational Database
6 7 (30.43%) Mac OS X
7 6 (26.09%) HTTP
7 6 (26.09%) SOAP
7 6 (26.09%) Web Services
7 6 (26.09%) XML
7 6 (26.09%) C#
7 6 (26.09%) .NET
7 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
7 6 (26.09%) JSON
7 6 (26.09%) RESTful
7 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
8 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
8 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
8 5 (21.74%) Project Management
8 5 (21.74%) Finance
9 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
9 4 (17.39%) HTML
9 4 (17.39%) SQL
9 4 (17.39%) Business Transformation
9 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Release Management
9 4 (17.39%) Degree
10 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 (8.70%) MS Office
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.35%) Big Data
3 1 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.70%) Subversion
2 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.35%) Valgrind
3 1 (4.35%) Gerrit
3 1 (4.35%) GoogleTest
3 1 (4.35%) CMake
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) NUnit
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
1 6 (26.09%) SOAP
1 6 (26.09%) Web Services
1 6 (26.09%) XML
1 6 (26.09%) JSON
1 6 (26.09%) RESTful
2 4 (17.39%) HTML
3 3 (13.04%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) WinForms
4 2 (8.70%) Sass
5 1 (4.35%) Ajax
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.35%) Java EE
5 1 (4.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (4.35%) WinRT
5 1 (4.35%) jQuery
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.35%) COM
5 1 (4.35%) POSIX
5 1 (4.35%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Mathematics
1 3 (13.04%) FMCG
1 3 (13.04%) User Experience
2 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.70%) Open Source
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) Windows
3 7 (30.43%) Mac OS X
4 3 (13.04%) UNIX
5 1 (4.35%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Software Engineering
2 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
4 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
4 5 (21.74%) Project Management
5 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Release Management
5 4 (17.39%) Business Transformation
6 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Web Application Development
7 2 (8.70%) People Management
7 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Line Management
8 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.35%) Product Management
8 1 (4.35%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) C++
2 8 (34.78%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) C#
4 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
5 4 (17.39%) SQL
6 2 (8.70%) Perl
6 2 (8.70%) Python
7 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.35%) PHP
7 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.35%) VB
7 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
7 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Apple
2 1 (4.35%) Google
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