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 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 74 61 55
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 15 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.05% 1.89% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 2.32% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 18
Median daily rate £375 £350 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £276 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £413 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
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
1174 1162 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 82.33% 81.32% 75.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 647 554
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 20
Median hourly rate £20.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £14.00 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 2016.

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 May 2016, 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 26 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (45.71%) Java
2 16 (45.71%) JavaScript
2 16 (45.71%) Linux
3 13 (37.14%) HTML
3 13 (37.14%) CSS
3 13 (37.14%) XML
3 13 (37.14%) Unit Testing
3 13 (37.14%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (31.43%) Refactoring
4 11 (31.43%) Web Development
4 11 (31.43%) JSON
4 11 (31.43%) Waterfall
4 11 (31.43%) SOAP
4 11 (31.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (28.57%) Web Services
5 10 (28.57%) HTTP
5 10 (28.57%) RESTful
6 9 (25.71%) HTML5
6 9 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (25.71%) CSS3
6 9 (25.71%) jQuery
6 9 (25.71%) Mac OS X
6 9 (25.71%) Project Management
7 8 (22.86%) OOD
7 8 (22.86%) System Testing
7 8 (22.86%) AngularJS
8 7 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (20.00%) API Design
8 7 (20.00%) SDLC

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 4 (11.43%) Node.js
2 2 (5.71%) Apache
2 2 (5.71%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.86%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 4 (11.43%) NoSQL
2 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.71%) GIS
4 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Hudson
1 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.43%) Bower
2 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.43%) Subversion
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.86%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Avionics
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Developer
2 14 (40.00%) Software Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Java Developer
4 7 (20.00%) Senior Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Java Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Instructor
6 3 (8.57%) Java Software Developer
7 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) PHP Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.86%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.86%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) CSS
1 13 (37.14%) HTML
1 13 (37.14%) XML
2 11 (31.43%) JSON
2 11 (31.43%) SOAP
3 10 (28.57%) RESTful
3 10 (28.57%) Web Services
4 9 (25.71%) CSS3
4 9 (25.71%) HTML5
4 9 (25.71%) jQuery
5 8 (22.86%) AngularJS
6 6 (17.14%) J2EE
7 4 (11.43%) RequireJS
7 4 (11.43%) Sass
8 3 (8.57%) Flask
8 3 (8.57%) Java EE
8 3 (8.57%) REST
9 2 (5.71%) .NET
10 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
10 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
1 6 (17.14%) User Experience
2 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.71%) Physics
3 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.86%) Applied Mathematics
3 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.86%) iPad
3 1 (2.86%) iPhone
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (45.71%) Linux
2 9 (25.71%) Mac OS X
3 3 (8.57%) Unix
4 2 (5.71%) Android
4 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.86%) CyanogenMod
5 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (37.14%) Unit Testing
3 11 (31.43%) Refactoring
3 11 (31.43%) Waterfall
3 11 (31.43%) Web Development
4 9 (25.71%) Project Management
4 9 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (22.86%) OOD
5 8 (22.86%) System Testing
6 7 (20.00%) API Design
6 7 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (20.00%) Open Source
6 7 (20.00%) Scrum
6 7 (20.00%) SDLC
6 7 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Web Filtering
7 6 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (17.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) Java
1 16 (45.71%) JavaScript
2 7 (20.00%) Python
2 7 (20.00%) SQL
3 5 (14.29%) C
3 5 (14.29%) PHP
4 4 (11.43%) CoffeeScript
4 4 (11.43%) Perl
4 4 (11.43%) Ruby
5 3 (8.57%) C#
5 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.71%) C++
6 2 (5.71%) Objective-C
6 2 (5.71%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (31.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Ansible
1 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) VMware
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
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