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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 67 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 10 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.83% 1.18% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.64% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £358 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.06% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £191 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £406 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -6.57%
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
920 791 716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.67% 71.71% 67.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 373 336
Average daily rate £400 £396 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 18
Average hourly rate £15.77 £21.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.49% +24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014, 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 16 (44.44%) Linux
2 15 (41.67%) Java
3 14 (38.89%) C++
3 14 (38.89%) Web Services
4 12 (33.33%) Mac OS X
4 12 (33.33%) JSON
5 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (30.56%) RESTful
5 11 (30.56%) HTTP
5 11 (30.56%) XML
5 11 (30.56%) SOAP
6 10 (27.78%) Project Management
6 10 (27.78%) Relational Database
7 9 (25.00%) Windows
8 8 (22.22%) Waterfall
8 8 (22.22%) Degree
9 7 (19.44%) Unit Testing
9 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (19.44%) Finance
9 7 (19.44%) .NET
10 6 (16.67%) HTML
10 6 (16.67%) C
10 6 (16.67%) Release Management
10 6 (16.67%) Refactoring
10 6 (16.67%) Java EE
11 5 (13.89%) Retail
11 5 (13.89%) FMCG
11 5 (13.89%) Open Source
11 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
11 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (2.78%) TeamSite
1 1 (2.78%) CMS
1 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.78%) WordPress
1 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Portal
1 1 (2.78%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) HTTP
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.78%) Informix
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.33%) Subversion
2 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.78%) Valgrind
3 1 (2.78%) Gerrit
3 1 (2.78%) GoogleTest
3 1 (2.78%) CMake
3 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.78%) NUnit
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Retail
2 5 (13.89%) Electronics
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Software Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Architect
4 3 (8.33%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) IT Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Agile Coach
6 1 (2.78%) WordPress Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Web Designer
6 1 (2.78%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Software Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (38.89%) Web Services
2 12 (33.33%) JSON
3 11 (30.56%) RESTful
3 11 (30.56%) XML
3 11 (30.56%) SOAP
4 7 (19.44%) .NET
5 6 (16.67%) HTML
5 6 (16.67%) Java EE
6 5 (13.89%) CSS
7 3 (8.33%) WinForms
7 3 (8.33%) JSF
8 2 (5.56%) Hibernate
8 2 (5.56%) Silverlight
8 2 (5.56%) jQuery
8 2 (5.56%) JPA
8 2 (5.56%) Sass
8 2 (5.56%) J2EE
9 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.78%) COM
9 1 (2.78%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) FMCG
1 5 (13.89%) Open Source
2 4 (11.11%) Mechatronics
3 3 (8.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.78%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Linux
2 12 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 9 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.56%) Windows CE
4 2 (5.56%) Android
5 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) Project Management
3 8 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 7 (19.44%) Unit Testing
4 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (16.67%) Refactoring
5 6 (16.67%) Release Management
6 5 (13.89%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (11.11%) Signal Processing
7 4 (11.11%) Business Transformation
7 4 (11.11%) Web Development
8 3 (8.33%) DSDM
8 3 (8.33%) Scrum
9 2 (5.56%) OO
9 2 (5.56%) SOA
9 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
9 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) Java
2 14 (38.89%) C++
3 6 (16.67%) C
4 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.11%) C#
5 4 (11.11%) SQL
5 4 (11.11%) MATLAB
6 3 (8.33%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.78%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.78%) Perl
7 1 (2.78%) PHP
7 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) JBoss
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) HP
2 1 (2.78%) Apple
2 1 (2.78%) Google