The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 66 57 51
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 21 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.66% 1.07% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 1.52% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 2
Average daily rate
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£315 £330 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £169 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £388 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
950 723 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 75.22% 70.54% 67.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 351 331
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.42 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £32.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Software Engineering
Scotland

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 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 19 (38.00%) Linux
2 18 (36.00%) Java
3 14 (28.00%) C++
3 14 (28.00%) Web Services
3 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (28.00%) JSON
4 13 (26.00%) Windows
4 13 (26.00%) Project Management
5 12 (24.00%) HTTP
5 12 (24.00%) Mac OS X
6 11 (22.00%) XML
6 11 (22.00%) SOAP
6 11 (22.00%) RESTful
7 10 (20.00%) Relational Database
8 9 (18.00%) .NET
8 9 (18.00%) Degree
9 8 (16.00%) Unit Testing
9 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (16.00%) SQL
9 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
10 7 (14.00%) HTML
10 7 (14.00%) Finance
10 7 (14.00%) Release Management
11 6 (12.00%) Java EE
11 6 (12.00%) Refactoring
11 6 (12.00%) C
11 6 (12.00%) C#
11 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
11 6 (12.00%) CSS
12 5 (10.00%) Perl

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (2.00%) CMS
1 1 (2.00%) TeamSite
1 1 (2.00%) IIS
1 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Portal
1 1 (2.00%) WordPress
1 1 (2.00%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) Wireless
2 1 (2.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.00%) SSL
2 1 (2.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.00%) Informix
2 3 (6.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.00%) MySQL
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.00%) Subversion
4 1 (2.00%) NUnit
4 1 (2.00%) JIRA
4 1 (2.00%) Redmine
4 1 (2.00%) GoogleTest
4 1 (2.00%) CMake
4 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.00%) Valgrind
4 1 (2.00%) Gerrit
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Electronics
2 5 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (54.00%) Software Engineer
2 16 (32.00%) Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.00%) C# Software Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (4.00%) IT Architect
6 2 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Programmer
7 1 (2.00%) Junior
7 1 (2.00%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Consultant
7 1 (2.00%) Software Architect
7 1 (2.00%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.00%) Web Services
1 14 (28.00%) JSON
2 11 (22.00%) XML
2 11 (22.00%) SOAP
2 11 (22.00%) RESTful
3 9 (18.00%) .NET
4 7 (14.00%) HTML
5 6 (12.00%) Java EE
5 6 (12.00%) CSS
6 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (6.00%) EDI
6 3 (6.00%) WinForms
6 3 (6.00%) JSF
6 3 (6.00%) jQuery
7 2 (4.00%) HTML5
7 2 (4.00%) JPA
7 2 (4.00%) Sass
7 2 (4.00%) CSS3
7 2 (4.00%) Silverlight
7 2 (4.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) FMCG
1 5 (10.00%) Open Source
2 4 (8.00%) Mechatronics
3 3 (6.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.00%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.00%) Linux
2 13 (26.00%) Windows
3 12 (24.00%) Mac OS X
4 3 (6.00%) UNIX
5 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.00%) Android
5 2 (4.00%) Windows CE
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.00%) Project Management
3 8 (16.00%) Unit Testing
3 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
4 7 (14.00%) Release Management
5 6 (12.00%) Refactoring
6 4 (8.00%) Signal Processing
6 4 (8.00%) Business Transformation
6 4 (8.00%) System Testing
6 4 (8.00%) Web Development
6 4 (8.00%) Scrum
7 3 (6.00%) OO
7 3 (6.00%) DSDM
7 3 (6.00%) Software Architecture
7 3 (6.00%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (6.00%) DevOps
8 2 (4.00%) Web Application Development
8 2 (4.00%) BDD
8 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.00%) Java
2 14 (28.00%) C++
3 8 (16.00%) SQL
4 6 (12.00%) C
4 6 (12.00%) C#
4 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.00%) Perl
6 4 (8.00%) MATLAB
7 3 (6.00%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.00%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.00%) PHP
8 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) DICOM
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) JBoss
2 1 (2.00%) HP
2 1 (2.00%) Apple
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.00%) Google
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