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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 68 80 69
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 8 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.79% 0.53% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.55% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 6
Median daily rate £331 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £275 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.48% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
985 1627 1146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.85% 95.37% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 866 654
Median daily rate £400 £386 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% -1.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 18
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £13.26 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £36.40 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016, 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 9 (90.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) C
5 3 (30.00%) C#
5 3 (30.00%) C++
5 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) UML
5 3 (30.00%) OO
5 3 (30.00%) Time Management
5 3 (30.00%) Change Control
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) Kanban
6 2 (20.00%) JIRA
6 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) Release Management
6 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle
6 2 (20.00%) Python
6 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (20.00%) Change Management
6 2 (20.00%) SOAP
6 2 (20.00%) Web Services
6 2 (20.00%) XML
7 1 (10.00%) XSLT

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 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) JBoss
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
1 2 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) Java EE
2 1 (10.00%) JMS
2 1 (10.00%) JSP
2 1 (10.00%) React
2 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) CyanogenMod
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) Change Control
4 3 (30.00%) OO
4 3 (30.00%) Time Management
4 3 (30.00%) UML
5 2 (20.00%) Change Management
5 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Kanban
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Release Management
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) TDD
6 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) C
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) C++
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (10.00%) Ada
5 1 (10.00%) Clojure
5 1 (10.00%) Delphi
5 1 (10.00%) Scala
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
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