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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 59 81 73
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 7 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.89% 0.50% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.52% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
Median daily rate £375 £338 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.82 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-1.60% +8.97%

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
748 1334 1282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.41% 95.90% 96.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 677 651
Median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 20
Median hourly rate £52.00 £19.02 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+173.39% +18.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.93 £14.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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
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 16 January 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 14 (93.33%) Software Engineering
2 9 (60.00%) C#
3 8 (53.33%) OO
3 8 (53.33%) Change Control
4 7 (46.67%) Integration Testing
4 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (46.67%) SQL
4 7 (46.67%) .NET
4 7 (46.67%) Configuration Management
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle
5 6 (40.00%) TDD
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
6 5 (33.33%) Secure Coding
6 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (33.33%) Entity Framework
6 5 (33.33%) System Testing
6 5 (33.33%) SpecFlow
6 5 (33.33%) Windows
6 5 (33.33%) WinForms
6 5 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 5 (33.33%) VB
6 5 (33.33%) Java
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (26.67%) C
7 4 (26.67%) Scrum
8 3 (20.00%) UML
8 3 (20.00%) C++
8 3 (20.00%) Time Management
9 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills

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 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) JBoss
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.67%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 5 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 5 (33.33%) WinForms
3 2 (13.33%) CSS
3 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.67%) CSS3
4 1 (6.67%) HTML5
4 1 (6.67%) Java EE
4 1 (6.67%) JMS
4 1 (6.67%) JSP
4 1 (6.67%) React
4 1 (6.67%) SOAP
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) WPF
4 1 (6.67%) XML
4 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Fintech
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Software Engineering
2 8 (53.33%) Change Control
2 8 (53.33%) OO
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Configuration Management
3 7 (46.67%) Integration Testing
4 6 (40.00%) TDD
5 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (33.33%) Secure Coding
5 5 (33.33%) System Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) Time Management
7 3 (20.00%) UML
8 2 (13.33%) Change Management
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (13.33%) Project Management
8 2 (13.33%) Release Management
8 2 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (33.33%) VB
4 4 (26.67%) C
5 3 (20.00%) C++
6 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (6.67%) Ada
7 1 (6.67%) Clojure
7 1 (6.67%) Delphi
7 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
7 1 (6.67%) Python
7 1 (6.67%) Scala
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
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