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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 74 72 59
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 12 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.83% 1.34% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.44% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 1
Average daily rate
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£270 £265 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% -24.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +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
1359 1181 913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.60% 93.29% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 695 407
Average daily rate £353 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.86% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 20
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 2015, 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 25 (89.29%) Software Engineering
2 12 (42.86%) Linux
3 9 (32.14%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (28.57%) 802.11
4 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (25.00%) Windows
5 7 (25.00%) PHP
5 7 (25.00%) Java
5 7 (25.00%) Web Services
6 6 (21.43%) SQL
6 6 (21.43%) Subversion
6 6 (21.43%) RESTful
7 5 (17.86%) Device Driver
7 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
7 5 (17.86%) Perl
7 5 (17.86%) Mac OS X
8 4 (14.29%) HTTP
8 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 4 (14.29%) SOAP
8 4 (14.29%) Apache
8 4 (14.29%) XML
8 4 (14.29%) C++
8 4 (14.29%) WordPress
8 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
8 4 (14.29%) JSON
8 4 (14.29%) Spring
8 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Linux Kernel Development
9 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
9 3 (10.71%) nginx

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 4 (14.29%) Apache
1 4 (14.29%) WordPress
2 3 (10.71%) nginx
2 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (28.57%) 802.11
3 4 (14.29%) HTTP
4 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Subversion
2 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.71%) Mercurial
3 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.14%) Gradle
4 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (7.14%) Maven
4 2 (7.14%) JIRA
4 2 (7.14%) Selenium
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (3.57%) Redmine
5 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Military
3 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Web Services
2 6 (21.43%) RESTful
3 4 (14.29%) SOAP
3 4 (14.29%) Spring
3 4 (14.29%) JSON
3 4 (14.29%) XML
4 3 (10.71%) HTML
4 3 (10.71%) CSS
5 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
5 2 (7.14%) jQuery
6 1 (3.57%) HTML5
6 1 (3.57%) Silverlight
6 1 (3.57%) JSP
6 1 (3.57%) .NET
6 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.57%) XHTML
6 1 (3.57%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Device Driver
2 1 (3.57%) Blog
2 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Linux
2 7 (25.00%) Windows
3 5 (17.86%) Mac OS X
4 2 (7.14%) UNIX
5 1 (3.57%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Software Engineering
2 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 4 (14.29%) Linux Kernel Development
4 3 (10.71%) Web Development
5 2 (7.14%) Refactoring
5 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.14%) Pair Programming
5 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.14%) Scrum
5 2 (7.14%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 2 (7.14%) System Testing
5 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
1 7 (25.00%) PHP
2 6 (21.43%) SQL
3 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.86%) Perl
4 4 (14.29%) C++
5 3 (10.71%) PHP5
6 2 (7.14%) Ada
6 2 (7.14%) C
6 2 (7.14%) C#
7 1 (3.57%) VBA
7 1 (3.57%) Python
7 1 (3.57%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) ISEB
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
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