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 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 64 61 59
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 26 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.61% 1.64% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 2.12% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 5
Average daily rate
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£363 £315 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.07% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £245 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £458 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 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 £40.38 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +6.66%
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
1284 991 757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 79.65% 77.42% 73.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 581 363
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £6.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.05 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 23 (46.00%) Linux
1 23 (46.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (30.00%) SQL
4 14 (28.00%) Java
4 14 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (24.00%) HTML
6 11 (22.00%) CSS
7 10 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (20.00%) TDD
7 10 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 10 (20.00%) Hudson
7 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 10 (20.00%) 802.1X
8 9 (18.00%) Unit Testing
8 9 (18.00%) 802.11
8 9 (18.00%) Web Services
8 9 (18.00%) Python
9 8 (16.00%) C#
9 8 (16.00%) PHP
9 8 (16.00%) Windows
9 8 (16.00%) Cucumber
9 8 (16.00%) RESTful
10 7 (14.00%) Pair Programming
10 7 (14.00%) Subversion
10 7 (14.00%) Web Development
10 7 (14.00%) Refactoring
10 7 (14.00%) .NET
10 7 (14.00%) XML
10 7 (14.00%) Mac OS X

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (10.00%) Apache
2 4 (8.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.00%) WordPress
3 3 (6.00%) nginx
3 3 (6.00%) Node.js
4 1 (2.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (18.00%) 802.11
3 6 (12.00%) HTTP
4 1 (2.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 10 (20.00%) Hudson
1 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (16.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (14.00%) Subversion
4 5 (10.00%) Gradle
5 4 (8.00%) Maven
6 3 (6.00%) Ant
6 3 (6.00%) Calabash
6 3 (6.00%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (6.00%) Xcode
6 3 (6.00%) Appium
7 2 (4.00%) Eclipse
7 2 (4.00%) Mercurial
7 2 (4.00%) WebDriver
7 2 (4.00%) JIRA
7 2 (4.00%) Selenium
8 1 (2.00%) JMeter
8 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.00%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.00%) Military
4 1 (2.00%) Electronics
4 1 (2.00%) Games
4 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 25 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 19 (38.00%) Developer
3 5 (10.00%) Python Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.00%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Ada Software Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Senior Architect
7 1 (2.00%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.00%) Senior Automation Tester
7 1 (2.00%) WordPress Developer
7 1 (2.00%) .NET Programmer
7 1 (2.00%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.00%) HTML
2 11 (22.00%) CSS
3 10 (20.00%) 802.1X
4 9 (18.00%) Web Services
5 8 (16.00%) RESTful
6 7 (14.00%) XML
6 7 (14.00%) .NET
7 6 (12.00%) ASP.NET
7 6 (12.00%) SOAP
7 6 (12.00%) JSON
7 6 (12.00%) jQuery
8 5 (10.00%) HTML5
9 4 (8.00%) CSS3
9 4 (8.00%) AngularJS
10 3 (6.00%) REST
11 2 (4.00%) Django
11 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (4.00%) Ext JS
11 2 (4.00%) Hibernate
11 2 (4.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Device Driver
2 3 (6.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.00%) Equities
3 1 (2.00%) Neural Network
3 1 (2.00%) Economics
3 1 (2.00%) Mechatronics
3 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.00%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.00%) Linux
2 8 (16.00%) Windows
3 7 (14.00%) Mac OS X
4 4 (8.00%) UNIX
5 3 (6.00%) Android
5 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (20.00%) TDD
4 9 (18.00%) Unit Testing
5 7 (14.00%) Web Development
5 7 (14.00%) Refactoring
5 7 (14.00%) Pair Programming
6 6 (12.00%) OO
6 6 (12.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
7 5 (10.00%) Open Source
7 5 (10.00%) BDD
7 5 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.00%) Linux Kernel Development
8 4 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (8.00%) Scrum
8 4 (8.00%) Software Testing
8 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.00%) System Testing
9 3 (6.00%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (30.00%) SQL
3 14 (28.00%) Java
4 9 (18.00%) Python
5 8 (16.00%) C#
5 8 (16.00%) PHP
6 6 (12.00%) C++
7 5 (10.00%) Perl
8 4 (8.00%) C
9 3 (6.00%) Ada
9 3 (6.00%) PHP5
10 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.00%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.00%) Embedded C++
10 1 (2.00%) MATLAB
10 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.00%) HND
2 1 (2.00%) PhD
2 1 (2.00%) ISEB
2 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.00%) VMware
2 1 (2.00%) Twitter