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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 64 58 57
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 20 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.35% 2.20% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 2.87% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 3
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £246 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £494 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
1158 976 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 78.35% 76.61% 72.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 584 325
Average daily rate £375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £507 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 12
Average hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +26.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £18.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £22.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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 3 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 18 (42.86%) Linux
2 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (28.57%) Java
4 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
5 10 (23.81%) SQL
5 10 (23.81%) Windows
5 10 (23.81%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (21.43%) 802.11
6 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
7 8 (19.05%) Hudson
7 8 (19.05%) Git (software)
7 8 (19.05%) TDD
8 7 (16.67%) Web Services
8 7 (16.67%) C#
8 7 (16.67%) PHP
8 7 (16.67%) Cucumber
9 6 (14.29%) .NET
9 6 (14.29%) HTML
9 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 6 (14.29%) Pair Programming
9 6 (14.29%) Subversion
9 6 (14.29%) RESTful
9 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Mac OS X
10 5 (11.90%) Python
10 5 (11.90%) Device Driver
10 5 (11.90%) C++
10 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET
10 5 (11.90%) CSS

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 4 (9.52%) Apache
1 4 (9.52%) WordPress
2 3 (7.14%) nginx
2 3 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.38%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (21.43%) 802.11
3 4 (9.52%) HTTP
4 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 8 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 8 (19.05%) Hudson
3 7 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 6 (14.29%) Subversion
5 5 (11.90%) Gradle
6 4 (9.52%) Maven
7 3 (7.14%) Ant
7 3 (7.14%) Mercurial
7 3 (7.14%) Calabash
7 3 (7.14%) Appium
7 3 (7.14%) Xcode
8 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
8 2 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (4.76%) Selenium
9 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Blend
9 1 (2.38%) JIRA
9 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.38%) JMeter
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Games
3 1 (2.38%) Military
3 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 25 (59.52%) Software Engineer
2 13 (30.95%) Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Senior Software Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Python Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) C++ Developer
6 1 (2.38%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Tester
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) .NET Analyst Programmer
6 1 (2.38%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Tester
6 1 (2.38%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) Web Services
2 6 (14.29%) HTML
2 6 (14.29%) .NET
2 6 (14.29%) RESTful
3 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.90%) CSS
3 5 (11.90%) XML
4 4 (9.52%) JSON
4 4 (9.52%) SOAP
5 3 (7.14%) jQuery
5 3 (7.14%) REST
6 2 (4.76%) HTML5
6 2 (4.76%) Hibernate
6 2 (4.76%) Spring
6 2 (4.76%) Ajax
7 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.38%) WinForms
7 1 (2.38%) WPF
7 1 (2.38%) Silverlight
7 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.38%) Equities
2 1 (2.38%) Economics
2 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.38%) Blog
2 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 18 (42.86%) Linux
2 10 (23.81%) Windows
3 5 (11.90%) Mac OS X
4 3 (7.14%) UNIX
4 3 (7.14%) Android
4 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.76%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (19.05%) TDD
4 6 (14.29%) Pair Programming
4 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
5 5 (11.90%) OO
6 4 (9.52%) Web Development
6 4 (9.52%) BDD
6 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
6 4 (9.52%) Linux Kernel Development
7 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (7.14%) Android Development
7 3 (7.14%) iOS Development
7 3 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (7.14%) Refactoring
7 3 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) Java
2 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
3 10 (23.81%) SQL
4 7 (16.67%) PHP
4 7 (16.67%) C#
5 5 (11.90%) C++
5 5 (11.90%) Python
6 3 (7.14%) PHP5
6 3 (7.14%) Perl
7 2 (4.76%) C
7 2 (4.76%) Ada
8 1 (2.38%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.38%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.38%) Ruby
8 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.38%) HND
2 1 (2.38%) ISEB
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) Twitter
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
OHO Group
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: From £53,918 to £65,347 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago