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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 71 68 44
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -24
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 14 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.01% 0.70% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.97% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £323 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £428 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.84% -2.66%
Software Engineering
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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
1055 826 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.39% 72.20% 65.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 432 228
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) C++
2 9 (42.86%) PHP
2 9 (42.86%) Python
2 9 (42.86%) Linux
3 8 (38.10%) Java
4 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 6 (28.57%) C#
4 6 (28.57%) XML
4 6 (28.57%) Big Data
5 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
5 5 (23.81%) Degree
5 5 (23.81%) UNIX
5 5 (23.81%) Perl
5 5 (23.81%) Web Services
5 5 (23.81%) Information Security
6 4 (19.05%) Mac OS X
6 4 (19.05%) Apache
6 4 (19.05%) SOAP
6 4 (19.05%) .NET
6 4 (19.05%) JSON
6 4 (19.05%) Selenium
6 4 (19.05%) Security Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
6 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
6 4 (19.05%) nginx
6 4 (19.05%) Product Management
6 4 (19.05%) RESTful
6 4 (19.05%) PHP5

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (19.05%) Apache
1 4 (19.05%) nginx
2 3 (14.29%) WordPress
3 1 (4.76%) SAS
3 1 (4.76%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) PPP
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) GPRS
2 1 (4.76%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) Big Data
2 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
3 3 (14.29%) Hadoop
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Selenium
2 2 (9.52%) Subversion
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.52%) Redmine
2 2 (9.52%) Mercurial
2 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Software Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (9.52%) Programmer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Development Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) XML
2 5 (23.81%) Web Services
3 4 (19.05%) SOAP
3 4 (19.05%) .NET
3 4 (19.05%) JSON
3 4 (19.05%) RESTful
4 3 (14.29%) WinForms
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
5 2 (9.52%) jQuery
6 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (4.76%) REST
6 1 (4.76%) CSS3
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (4.76%) WCF
6 1 (4.76%) Silverlight
6 1 (4.76%) Ajax
6 1 (4.76%) NHibernate
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.76%) HTML5
6 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Open Source
3 1 (4.76%) EPoS
3 1 (4.76%) EMV
3 1 (4.76%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (4.76%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) UNIX
3 4 (19.05%) Mac OS X
4 3 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (4.76%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Information Security
3 4 (19.05%) Security Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
3 4 (19.05%) Product Management
4 3 (14.29%) Machine Learning
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (14.29%) Refactoring
4 3 (14.29%) Web Development
4 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) MVC
5 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.52%) Pattern Recognition
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) C++
1 9 (42.86%) PHP
1 9 (42.86%) Python
2 8 (38.10%) Java
3 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 6 (28.57%) C#
4 5 (23.81%) Perl
5 4 (19.05%) PHP5
6 2 (9.52%) VBA
6 2 (9.52%) SQL
6 2 (9.52%) Ruby
7 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) DICOM
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft