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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 73 72 49
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -23
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 12 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.82% 0.24% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.35% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 5
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +57.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £375 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £375 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
1061 860 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 72.37% 70.20% 66.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 452 313
Average daily rate £400 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £243 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 13
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -15.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £6.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £37.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 13 (59.09%) C++
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (36.36%) .NET
3 8 (36.36%) Linux
4 7 (31.82%) Windows
4 7 (31.82%) Python
4 7 (31.82%) C#
4 7 (31.82%) Java
4 7 (31.82%) Degree
5 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
5 5 (22.73%) Big Data
5 5 (22.73%) Perl
5 5 (22.73%) PHP
5 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
5 5 (22.73%) UNIX
5 5 (22.73%) WinForms
6 4 (18.18%) Information Security
6 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 4 (18.18%) Selenium
6 4 (18.18%) Security Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Product Management
7 3 (13.64%) Hadoop
7 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) Embedded C++
7 3 (13.64%) SQL
8 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
8 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
8 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 2 (9.09%) C
8 2 (9.09%) HTML

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (4.55%) WebSphere Portal
1 1 (4.55%) Node.js
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) SAS
1 1 (4.55%) TeamSite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Wireless
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Big Data
2 3 (13.64%) Hadoop
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
2 4 (18.18%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) Clang
3 1 (4.55%) CMake
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) GoogleTest
3 1 (4.55%) Gerrit
3 1 (4.55%) Valgrind
3 1 (4.55%) NUnit
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Software Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Development Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Web Designer
5 1 (4.55%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) WinForms
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.09%) HTML
3 2 (9.09%) XML
3 2 (9.09%) Silverlight
3 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 2 (9.09%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.55%) Java EE
4 1 (4.55%) Dojo
4 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (4.55%) CSS3
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (4.55%) Backbone.js
4 1 (4.55%) WinRT
4 1 (4.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.55%) HTML5
4 1 (4.55%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Open Source
3 1 (4.55%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) Windows
3 5 (22.73%) UNIX
4 2 (9.09%) Windows CE
4 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 2 (9.09%) Android
5 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) Information Security
2 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
2 4 (18.18%) Security Testing
2 4 (18.18%) Product Management
3 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.09%) MVC
4 2 (9.09%) Pattern Recognition
4 2 (9.09%) Machine Learning
4 2 (9.09%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) Android Development
5 1 (4.55%) iOS Development
5 1 (4.55%) Use Case
5 1 (4.55%) Wealth Management
5 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.55%) Multithreading
5 1 (4.55%) Investment Management
5 1 (4.55%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) C++
2 7 (31.82%) Python
2 7 (31.82%) C#
2 7 (31.82%) Java
3 5 (22.73%) Perl
3 5 (22.73%) PHP
4 3 (13.64%) Embedded C++
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.09%) C
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded C
6 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) DICOM
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Google
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.55%) HP
1 1 (4.55%) Apple
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