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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 89 73 69
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 7 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.49% 0.68% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.70% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Average daily rate £338 £448 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.58% +49.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
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
1359 1280 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.97% 96.17% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 694 539
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 9
Average hourly rate £22.01 £22.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £47.50 £19.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 5 February 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (53.33%) Java
3 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) JSON
4 6 (40.00%) XML
4 6 (40.00%) HTTP
4 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (40.00%) RESTful
4 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (33.33%) SOAP
5 5 (33.33%) Web Services
5 5 (33.33%) CSS
5 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (33.33%) C++
5 5 (33.33%) HTML
5 5 (33.33%) Project Management
5 5 (33.33%) Web Development
6 4 (26.67%) Refactoring
6 4 (26.67%) C#
6 4 (26.67%) Mac OS X
6 4 (26.67%) OO
6 4 (26.67%) HTML5
6 4 (26.67%) Progressive Enhancement
6 4 (26.67%) CSS3
6 4 (26.67%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (26.67%) Open Source
6 4 (26.67%) Dependency Management
6 4 (26.67%) Data Centre

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) Apache
2 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.67%) nginx
3 1 (6.67%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) HTTP
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (20.00%) JUnit
1 3 (20.00%) Mockito
2 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) VectorCAST
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (20.00%) Military
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Electronics
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) JSON
1 6 (40.00%) RESTful
1 6 (40.00%) XML
2 5 (33.33%) CSS
2 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 5 (33.33%) SOAP
2 5 (33.33%) Web Services
3 4 (26.67%) CSS3
3 4 (26.67%) HTML5
4 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (20.00%) jQuery
4 3 (20.00%) RequireJS
4 3 (20.00%) Spring
4 3 (20.00%) Swing
5 1 (6.67%) Apache Flex
5 1 (6.67%) Flash
5 1 (6.67%) JSP
5 1 (6.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) Applied Mathematics
3 1 (6.67%) FMCG
3 1 (6.67%) iPad
3 1 (6.67%) iPhone
3 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.67%) Physics
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.67%) Android
3 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (33.33%) Project Management
5 5 (33.33%) Web Development
6 4 (26.67%) API Design
6 4 (26.67%) Dependency Management
6 4 (26.67%) OO
6 4 (26.67%) Open Source
6 4 (26.67%) Progressive Enhancement
6 4 (26.67%) Refactoring
6 4 (26.67%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (26.67%) SDLC
7 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (20.00%) Mobile First
7 3 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) C++
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) C#
4 3 (20.00%) C
5 2 (13.33%) Ada
5 2 (13.33%) Embedded C
5 2 (13.33%) Embedded C++
6 1 (6.67%) ActionScript
6 1 (6.67%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (6.67%) Apple Swift
6 1 (6.67%) AWK
6 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
6 1 (6.67%) PHP
6 1 (6.67%) Python
6 1 (6.67%) Ruby
6 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (6.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Wind River