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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 58 55 45
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 23 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.56% 2.19% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 3.02% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £262 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £515 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
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
1127 926 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.30% 72.57% 70.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 530 253
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £242 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £50.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -50.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £18.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 15 (39.47%) Linux
1 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 11 (28.95%) Windows
4 10 (26.32%) Web Services
4 10 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (23.68%) Mac OS X
5 9 (23.68%) 802.11
5 9 (23.68%) XML
5 9 (23.68%) PHP
5 9 (23.68%) Java
6 8 (21.05%) C++
6 8 (21.05%) SOAP
6 8 (21.05%) JSON
6 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (21.05%) RESTful
7 7 (18.42%) nginx
7 7 (18.42%) WordPress
7 7 (18.42%) Unit Testing
7 7 (18.42%) PHP5
7 7 (18.42%) SQL
7 7 (18.42%) Apache
7 7 (18.42%) HTTP
7 7 (18.42%) Relational Database
8 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 6 (15.79%) C#
8 6 (15.79%) .NET
8 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
9 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
9 5 (13.16%) Refactoring

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (18.42%) nginx
1 7 (18.42%) WordPress
1 7 (18.42%) Apache
2 2 (5.26%) CMS
3 1 (2.63%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (23.68%) 802.11
3 7 (18.42%) HTTP
4 1 (2.63%) GPRS
4 1 (2.63%) PSTN
4 1 (2.63%) PPP
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.53%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.26%) Big Data
5 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) MySQL
5 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.53%) Subversion
4 3 (7.89%) Selenium
4 3 (7.89%) Xcode
4 3 (7.89%) Maven
4 3 (7.89%) Ant
4 3 (7.89%) Appium
4 3 (7.89%) Calabash
4 3 (7.89%) Hudson
4 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.89%) Gradle
5 2 (5.26%) Redmine
5 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.26%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (2.63%) JMeter
6 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (2.63%) Banking
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
1 1 (2.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (65.79%) Software Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) .NET Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (5.26%) Programmer
6 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++ Developer
6 1 (2.63%) C++ Developer
6 1 (2.63%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Tester
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (2.63%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Tester
6 1 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) Web Services
2 9 (23.68%) XML
3 8 (21.05%) SOAP
3 8 (21.05%) JSON
3 8 (21.05%) RESTful
4 6 (15.79%) .NET
5 4 (10.53%) REST
5 4 (10.53%) jQuery
6 3 (7.89%) Ajax
6 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
6 3 (7.89%) CSS
6 3 (7.89%) HTML
7 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.26%) WinForms
8 1 (2.63%) WCF
8 1 (2.63%) Silverlight
8 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.63%) Spring
8 1 (2.63%) NHibernate
8 1 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Device Driver
2 4 (10.53%) Open Source
3 2 (5.26%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Blog
4 1 (2.63%) EPoS
4 1 (2.63%) EMV
4 1 (2.63%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Linux
2 11 (28.95%) Windows
3 9 (23.68%) Mac OS X
4 4 (10.53%) UNIX
5 3 (7.89%) Android
5 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.26%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (18.42%) Unit Testing
4 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
4 5 (13.16%) Refactoring
4 5 (13.16%) Web Development
4 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
4 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
5 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (10.53%) Linux Kernel Development
5 4 (10.53%) TDD
6 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
6 3 (7.89%) System Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Android Development
6 3 (7.89%) iOS Development
6 3 (7.89%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
2 9 (23.68%) PHP
2 9 (23.68%) Java
3 8 (21.05%) C++
4 7 (18.42%) PHP5
4 7 (18.42%) SQL
5 6 (15.79%) C#
6 5 (13.16%) Python
7 2 (5.26%) C
7 2 (5.26%) VBA
7 2 (5.26%) Ruby
8 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.63%) Perl
8 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.63%) HND
2 1 (2.63%) ISEB
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) DICOM
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Twitter