The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 66 69 54
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 28 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.63% 0.85% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.07% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £250 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -30.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £231 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £319 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
Software Engineering
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1346 935 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 78.58% 79.30% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 513 384
Average daily rate £400 £400 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% -27.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £5.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineering across the Edinburgh region.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Edinburgh region.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 22 (44.00%) Linux
1 22 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.00%) Java
2 16 (32.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (30.00%) SQL
4 14 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (24.00%) HTML
6 11 (22.00%) CSS
7 10 (20.00%) Python
7 10 (20.00%) TDD
7 10 (20.00%) Hudson
7 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
8 9 (18.00%) Git (software)
8 9 (18.00%) OO
8 9 (18.00%) Web Services
8 9 (18.00%) C#
9 8 (16.00%) C++
9 8 (16.00%) PHP
9 8 (16.00%) RESTful
9 8 (16.00%) Unit Testing
9 8 (16.00%) Cucumber
10 7 (14.00%) Pair Programming
10 7 (14.00%) Subversion
10 7 (14.00%) Refactoring
10 7 (14.00%) Web Development
10 7 (14.00%) XML
10 7 (14.00%) Mac OS X
11 6 (12.00%) 802.11
11 6 (12.00%) HTTP
11 6 (12.00%) Wi-Fi

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.00%) Apache
2 5 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 4 (8.00%) WordPress
4 3 (6.00%) nginx
4 3 (6.00%) Node.js
5 1 (2.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) HTTP
1 6 (12.00%) 802.11
1 6 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.00%) MySQL
3 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Hudson
1 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (18.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (16.00%) Cucumber
4 7 (14.00%) Subversion
5 5 (10.00%) Gradle
6 4 (8.00%) Maven
6 4 (8.00%) JIRA
7 3 (6.00%) Ant
7 3 (6.00%) Eclipse
7 3 (6.00%) Xcode
7 3 (6.00%) Calabash
7 3 (6.00%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (6.00%) Appium
8 2 (4.00%) Mercurial
9 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
9 1 (2.00%) Selenium
9 1 (2.00%) Eclipse RCP
9 1 (2.00%) Bower
9 1 (2.00%) Artifactory
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.00%) Military
3 2 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 24 (48.00%) Software Engineer
2 19 (38.00%) Developer
3 5 (10.00%) Python Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Java Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Defect Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) .NET Analyst Programmer
7 1 (2.00%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.00%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.00%) HTML
2 11 (22.00%) CSS
3 9 (18.00%) Web Services
4 8 (16.00%) RESTful
5 7 (14.00%) XML
6 6 (12.00%) SOAP
6 6 (12.00%) JSON
6 6 (12.00%) 802.1X
7 5 (10.00%) jQuery
7 5 (10.00%) HTML5
7 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET
7 5 (10.00%) .NET
8 4 (8.00%) CSS3
9 3 (6.00%) REST
9 3 (6.00%) Spring
9 3 (6.00%) Hibernate
9 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
10 2 (4.00%) JSP
10 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
10 2 (4.00%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (6.00%) User Experience
2 3 (6.00%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.00%) Neural Network
3 2 (4.00%) Mechatronics
3 2 (4.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.00%) Applied Mathematics
4 1 (2.00%) Physics
4 1 (2.00%) Blog
4 1 (2.00%) iPhone
4 1 (2.00%) iPad
4 1 (2.00%) Economics
4 1 (2.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 22 (44.00%) Linux
2 7 (14.00%) Mac OS X
3 6 (12.00%) Windows
4 4 (8.00%) UNIX
4 4 (8.00%) Android
4 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (20.00%) TDD
4 9 (18.00%) OO
5 8 (16.00%) Unit Testing
6 7 (14.00%) Pair Programming
6 7 (14.00%) Web Development
6 7 (14.00%) Refactoring
7 6 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
8 5 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.00%) Open Source
8 5 (10.00%) BDD
9 4 (8.00%) Android Development
9 4 (8.00%) iOS Development
9 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.00%) System Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Scrum
10 3 (6.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) Java
1 16 (32.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (30.00%) SQL
3 10 (20.00%) Python
4 9 (18.00%) C#
5 8 (16.00%) C++
5 8 (16.00%) PHP
6 5 (10.00%) Perl
7 4 (8.00%) Ada
7 4 (8.00%) C
8 3 (6.00%) PHP5
9 2 (4.00%) MATLAB
10 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
10 1 (2.00%) Ruby
10 1 (2.00%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (2.00%) Apple Swift
10 1 (2.00%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.00%) Embedded C++
10 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) PhD
2 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.00%) ISEB
3 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.00%) VMware
2 1 (2.00%) Twitter