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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 75 67 64
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 18 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.27% 0.88% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.11% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 5
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £324 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £464 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £39.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+12.17% +4.69%
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
1159 1079 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.68% 79.40% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 601 448
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Average hourly rate £19.02 £28.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.26% -84.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Linux
3 14 (36.84%) Java
4 13 (34.21%) XML
4 13 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (31.58%) Unit Testing
5 12 (31.58%) JSON
5 12 (31.58%) SOAP
6 11 (28.95%) Web Services
6 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
6 11 (28.95%) RESTful
6 11 (28.95%) Waterfall
7 10 (26.32%) Project Management
8 9 (23.68%) HTTP
8 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (23.68%) Web Development
8 9 (23.68%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (21.05%) User Experience
9 8 (21.05%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (21.05%) SDLC
9 8 (21.05%) API Design
9 8 (21.05%) Web Filtering
9 8 (21.05%) Refactoring
9 8 (21.05%) System Testing
9 8 (21.05%) Open Source
9 8 (21.05%) Mac OS X
9 8 (21.05%) HTML
9 8 (21.05%) CSS
9 8 (21.05%) OO
10 7 (18.42%) Disaster Recovery

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (13.16%) Apache
2 3 (7.89%) nginx
3 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) HTTP
2 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.89%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
1 3 (7.89%) JUnit
1 3 (7.89%) Mockito
2 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
2 2 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.63%) JIRA
3 1 (2.63%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.63%) Subversion
3 1 (2.63%) VectorCAST
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Military
4 2 (5.26%) Electronics
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Software Engineer
2 13 (34.21%) Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Java Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Java Software Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Architect
4 5 (13.16%) Java Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (5.26%) Android Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) GIS Architect
6 2 (5.26%) PHP Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Strategy Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Algorithm Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Angular Developer
7 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Embedded Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) XML
2 12 (31.58%) JSON
2 12 (31.58%) SOAP
3 11 (28.95%) RESTful
3 11 (28.95%) Web Services
4 8 (21.05%) CSS
4 8 (21.05%) HTML
5 7 (18.42%) CSS3
5 7 (18.42%) jQuery
6 6 (15.79%) AngularJS
6 6 (15.79%) HTML5
6 6 (15.79%) RequireJS
7 5 (13.16%) Hibernate
7 5 (13.16%) Spring
7 5 (13.16%) Swing
8 3 (7.89%) J2EE
8 3 (7.89%) PostGIS
9 2 (5.26%) JMS
9 2 (5.26%) REST
10 1 (2.63%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) User Experience
2 7 (18.42%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.53%) Algorithms
3 4 (10.53%) Data Structures
4 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.63%) Applied Mathematics
6 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.63%) FMCG
6 1 (2.63%) iPad
6 1 (2.63%) iPhone
6 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.63%) Mechatronics
6 1 (2.63%) Neural Network
6 1 (2.63%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Linux
2 8 (21.05%) Mac OS X
3 4 (10.53%) Android
4 3 (7.89%) Windows
5 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.63%) Unix
6 1 (2.63%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (31.58%) Unit Testing
4 11 (28.95%) Waterfall
5 10 (26.32%) Project Management
6 9 (23.68%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (23.68%) Web Development
7 8 (21.05%) API Design
7 8 (21.05%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (21.05%) OO
7 8 (21.05%) Open Source
7 8 (21.05%) Refactoring
7 8 (21.05%) SDLC
7 8 (21.05%) System Testing
7 8 (21.05%) Web Filtering
8 7 (18.42%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (18.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (18.42%) Progressive Enhancement
8 7 (18.42%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) Java
2 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.79%) C++
4 5 (13.16%) C
4 5 (13.16%) C#
5 4 (10.53%) SQL
6 3 (7.89%) PHP
7 2 (5.26%) Ada
7 2 (5.26%) Embedded C
7 2 (5.26%) Embedded C++
7 2 (5.26%) Objective-C
7 2 (5.26%) PHP 5
7 2 (5.26%) Python
8 1 (2.63%) ActionScript
8 1 (2.63%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (2.63%) AWK
8 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.63%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.63%) Ruby
8 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Ansible
1 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) Wind River
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