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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 37 74 71
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 42 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.96% 1.43% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.85% 1.71% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 14 5
Median daily rate £243 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.39% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £345 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £440 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +13.54%

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
718 1225 1081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 84.77% 83.16% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 644 611
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 10
Median hourly rate £14.97 £19.02 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.31% -33.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £15.25 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.59 £41.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 35 (62.50%) Java
2 30 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (37.50%) Scrum
4 17 (30.36%) Degree
5 15 (26.79%) TDD
5 15 (26.79%) Finance
6 14 (25.00%) Spring
6 14 (25.00%) Computer Science
7 13 (23.21%) Management Information System
7 13 (23.21%) Oracle
7 13 (23.21%) Linux
8 12 (21.43%) Web Services
8 12 (21.43%) SQL
8 12 (21.43%) Oracle Database
9 11 (19.64%) OO
10 10 (17.86%) C#
11 9 (16.07%) HTML
11 9 (16.07%) .NET
11 9 (16.07%) CSS
11 9 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 8 (14.29%) AngularJS
13 7 (12.50%) Windows
13 7 (12.50%) Git (software)
13 7 (12.50%) Web Development
14 6 (10.71%) QA
14 6 (10.71%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (10.71%) Banking
14 6 (10.71%) Configuration Management
14 6 (10.71%) Change Control

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.79%) Apache
1 1 (1.79%) CMS
1 1 (1.79%) Confluence
1 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.79%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (3.57%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (5.36%) GIS
3 3 (5.36%) MySQL
4 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.79%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (8.93%) SpecFlow
3 3 (5.36%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.36%) Mockito
3 3 (5.36%) Selenium
3 3 (5.36%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.57%) DbUnit
4 2 (3.57%) JIRA
4 2 (3.57%) JUnit
4 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.57%) Subversion
5 1 (1.79%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.79%) GitLab
5 1 (1.79%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (26.79%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Military
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 21 (37.50%) Developer
3 11 (19.64%) Java Developer
4 8 (14.29%) Junior
5 6 (10.71%) Java Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Junior Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Junior Java Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Architect
6 5 (8.93%) Java Software Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Core Java Developer
7 3 (5.36%) GIS Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Mid-Level Java Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Android Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Digital Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Junior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.57%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) TIBCO Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.00%) Spring
2 12 (21.43%) Web Services
3 9 (16.07%) .NET
3 9 (16.07%) CSS
3 9 (16.07%) HTML
4 8 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 5 (8.93%) .NET Framework
5 5 (8.93%) Entity Framework
5 5 (8.93%) WinForms
6 4 (7.14%) Angular 2
6 4 (7.14%) Spring Integration
7 3 (5.36%) Android SDK
8 2 (3.57%) CSS3
8 2 (3.57%) HTML5
8 2 (3.57%) jQuery
8 2 (3.57%) JSON
8 2 (3.57%) Node.js
8 2 (3.57%) RESTful
8 2 (3.57%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (3.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 13 (23.21%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.14%) Fintech
4 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.57%) Social Media
6 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Linux
2 7 (12.50%) Windows
3 5 (8.93%) Android
4 4 (7.14%) Unix
5 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.79%) Debian
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) Scrum
3 15 (26.79%) TDD
4 11 (19.64%) OO
5 9 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (12.50%) Web Development
7 6 (10.71%) Change Control
7 6 (10.71%) Configuration Management
8 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (8.93%) Integration Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Kanban
8 5 (8.93%) Secure Coding
8 5 (8.93%) System Testing
9 4 (7.14%) BDD
9 4 (7.14%) Feasibility Study
9 4 (7.14%) Incident Management
9 4 (7.14%) Microservices
9 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
10 3 (5.36%) Android Development
10 3 (5.36%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 35 (62.50%) Java
2 12 (21.43%) SQL
3 10 (17.86%) C#
4 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.93%) VB
6 4 (7.14%) C++
7 3 (5.36%) Python
8 2 (3.57%) Delphi
9 1 (1.79%) Ada
9 1 (1.79%) C
9 1 (1.79%) Clojure
9 1 (1.79%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.79%) Perl
9 1 (1.79%) PHP
9 1 (1.79%) Ruby
9 1 (1.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (30.36%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) QA
2 3 (5.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Oracle
2 3 (5.36%) TIBCO
3 1 (1.79%) Apigee
3 1 (1.79%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.79%) Progress