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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 74 61 57
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 11 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.90% 0.71% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.75% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Average daily rate
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£245 £340 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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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
1142 1064 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.53% 94.33% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 478 423
Average daily rate £380 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 33 21
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £26.40 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 12 (52.17%) Linux
3 10 (43.48%) Windows
3 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (39.13%) C++
5 8 (34.78%) Relational Database
6 7 (30.43%) JSON
6 7 (30.43%) Java
6 7 (30.43%) Mac OS X
7 6 (26.09%) HTTP
7 6 (26.09%) Project Management
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%) RESTful
7 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
8 5 (21.74%) SQL
8 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
8 5 (21.74%) Finance
9 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
9 4 (17.39%) HTML
9 4 (17.39%) Release Management
9 4 (17.39%) Business Transformation
10 3 (13.04%) Degree
10 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
10 3 (13.04%) Mathematics

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) Informix
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%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) Valgrind
3 1 (4.35%) Gerrit
3 1 (4.35%) GoogleTest
3 1 (4.35%) CMake
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 7 (30.43%) JSON
2 6 (26.09%) SOAP
2 6 (26.09%) Web Services
2 6 (26.09%) XML
2 6 (26.09%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) RESTful
3 4 (17.39%) HTML
4 3 (13.04%) CSS
4 3 (13.04%) WinForms
5 2 (8.70%) Sass
6 1 (4.35%) jQuery
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.35%) Java EE
6 1 (4.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (4.35%) WinRT
6 1 (4.35%) EDI
6 1 (4.35%) POSIX
6 1 (4.35%) STL
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.35%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Mathematics
1 3 (13.04%) FMCG
2 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) Windows
3 7 (30.43%) Mac OS X
4 2 (8.70%) UNIX
5 1 (4.35%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Software Engineering
2 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Project Management
3 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
4 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Release Management
4 4 (17.39%) Business Transformation
5 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Web Application Development
7 1 (4.35%) DevOps
7 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (4.35%) Multithreading
7 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Web Development
7 1 (4.35%) Refactoring
7 1 (4.35%) Software Architecture
7 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) C++
2 7 (30.43%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) C#
4 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.70%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.35%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.35%) C
6 1 (4.35%) VB
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Apple
2 1 (4.35%) Google
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