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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 65 60 48
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 11 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.91% 1.24% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.73% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 2
Average daily rate
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£320 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £203 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £404 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
897 810 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.44% 71.87% 67.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 385 349
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £280 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 20
Average hourly rate £15.77 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £34.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 17 (45.95%) Linux
1 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (43.24%) Java
3 15 (40.54%) C++
4 13 (35.14%) Web Services
5 12 (32.43%) XML
5 12 (32.43%) Mac OS X
6 11 (29.73%) HTTP
6 11 (29.73%) SOAP
6 11 (29.73%) JSON
6 11 (29.73%) RESTful
7 10 (27.03%) Relational Database
8 9 (24.32%) Degree
8 9 (24.32%) Windows
8 9 (24.32%) Project Management
9 8 (21.62%) .NET
9 8 (21.62%) Mentoring
9 8 (21.62%) Waterfall
10 7 (18.92%) Finance
10 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
10 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (16.22%) Release Management
11 6 (16.22%) Refactoring
11 6 (16.22%) HTML
11 6 (16.22%) C
12 5 (13.51%) C#
12 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
12 5 (13.51%) Visual Studio
12 5 (13.51%) CSS
12 5 (13.51%) Electronics

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (2.70%) CMS
1 1 (2.70%) TeamSite
1 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.70%) WordPress
1 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Portal
1 1 (2.70%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) Wireless
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.41%) Big Data
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.11%) Subversion
2 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) Selenium
3 1 (2.70%) NUnit
3 1 (2.70%) CMake
3 1 (2.70%) Gerrit
3 1 (2.70%) GoogleTest
3 1 (2.70%) Valgrind
3 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Electronics
2 5 (13.51%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Software Engineer
2 12 (32.43%) Developer
3 3 (8.11%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) C# Developer
3 3 (8.11%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (5.41%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
4 2 (5.41%) Architect
5 1 (2.70%) Software Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Web Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Software Architect
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (2.70%) Programmer
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (2.70%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) .NET Programmer
5 1 (2.70%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) Web Services
2 12 (32.43%) XML
3 11 (29.73%) SOAP
3 11 (29.73%) JSON
3 11 (29.73%) RESTful
4 8 (21.62%) .NET
5 6 (16.22%) HTML
6 5 (13.51%) CSS
6 5 (13.51%) Java EE
7 4 (10.81%) WinForms
8 2 (5.41%) Sass
8 2 (5.41%) Silverlight
8 2 (5.41%) jQuery
8 2 (5.41%) JSF
9 1 (2.70%) Hibernate
9 1 (2.70%) POSIX
9 1 (2.70%) XHTML
9 1 (2.70%) JSP
9 1 (2.70%) STL
9 1 (2.70%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Open Source
1 5 (13.51%) FMCG
2 4 (10.81%) Mechatronics
3 3 (8.11%) Mathematics
3 3 (8.11%) User Experience
4 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.70%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) Linux
2 12 (32.43%) Mac OS X
3 9 (24.32%) Windows
4 3 (8.11%) UNIX
5 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
5 2 (5.41%) Android
5 2 (5.41%) Windows CE
6 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (24.32%) Project Management
3 8 (21.62%) Mentoring
3 8 (21.62%) Waterfall
4 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
4 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (16.22%) Release Management
5 6 (16.22%) Refactoring
6 5 (13.51%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (10.81%) Signal Processing
7 4 (10.81%) Business Transformation
7 4 (10.81%) Web Development
8 3 (8.11%) DSDM
8 3 (8.11%) Scrum
9 2 (5.41%) People Management
9 2 (5.41%) Line Management
9 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (5.41%) Web Application Development
9 2 (5.41%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) Java
2 15 (40.54%) C++
3 6 (16.22%) C
4 5 (13.51%) C#
4 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.81%) MATLAB
6 3 (8.11%) Embedded C++
6 3 (8.11%) SQL
6 3 (8.11%) PHP
7 2 (5.41%) Perl
7 2 (5.41%) Python
8 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.70%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) HP
1 1 (2.70%) Apple
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.70%) JBoss
1 1 (2.70%) Google
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