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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 72 69 49
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -20
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 15 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.03% 0.41% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.57% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 10
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£390 £413 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +78.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £383 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £443 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £39.75
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
1087 876 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.66% 72.22% 66.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 472 276
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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 £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 12
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.21 £4.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.40 £151.40 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 12 (46.15%) Linux
1 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (42.31%) C++
3 9 (34.62%) PHP
4 8 (30.77%) .NET
5 7 (26.92%) Java
5 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
5 7 (26.92%) Python
5 7 (26.92%) Degree
6 6 (23.08%) C#
6 6 (23.08%) XML
6 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
6 6 (23.08%) Big Data
7 5 (19.23%) Perl
7 5 (19.23%) Web Services
7 5 (19.23%) UNIX
7 5 (19.23%) Windows
7 5 (19.23%) Mac OS X
7 5 (19.23%) Information Security
7 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
8 4 (15.38%) SOAP
8 4 (15.38%) Apache
8 4 (15.38%) WinForms
8 4 (15.38%) JSON
8 4 (15.38%) Selenium
8 4 (15.38%) PHP5
8 4 (15.38%) Security Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 4 (15.38%) nginx

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 4 (15.38%) Apache
1 4 (15.38%) nginx
2 3 (11.54%) WordPress
3 2 (7.69%) CMS
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.85%) SAS
4 1 (3.85%) TeamSite
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (3.85%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) PPP
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
2 1 (3.85%) GPRS
2 1 (3.85%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Big Data
2 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 3 (11.54%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Selenium
2 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) NUnit
3 1 (3.85%) Valgrind
3 1 (3.85%) Gerrit
3 1 (3.85%) GoogleTest
3 1 (3.85%) CMake
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) Clang
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Software Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (7.69%) Programmer
4 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
2 6 (23.08%) XML
3 5 (19.23%) Web Services
4 4 (15.38%) SOAP
4 4 (15.38%) WinForms
4 4 (15.38%) JSON
4 4 (15.38%) RESTful
5 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
5 3 (11.54%) jQuery
5 3 (11.54%) HTML
6 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 2 (7.69%) CSS
6 2 (7.69%) Ajax
6 2 (7.69%) HTML5
6 2 (7.69%) CSS3
7 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (3.85%) Backbone.js
7 1 (3.85%) WinRT
7 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.69%) Open Source
2 2 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) EPoS
3 1 (3.85%) EMV
3 1 (3.85%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (3.85%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Mac OS X
2 5 (19.23%) UNIX
2 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 2 (7.69%) Android
3 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
2 5 (19.23%) Information Security
3 4 (15.38%) Security Testing
3 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 4 (15.38%) Product Management
3 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (11.54%) Web Development
4 3 (11.54%) Refactoring
4 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Machine Learning
5 2 (7.69%) MVC
5 2 (7.69%) OO
5 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 2 (7.69%) Pattern Recognition
6 1 (3.85%) Software Architecture
6 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.85%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) C++
2 9 (34.62%) PHP
3 7 (26.92%) Java
3 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 7 (26.92%) Python
4 6 (23.08%) C#
5 5 (19.23%) Perl
6 4 (15.38%) PHP5
7 3 (11.54%) SQL
7 3 (11.54%) C
8 2 (7.69%) Embedded C++
9 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
9 1 (3.85%) Embedded C
9 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) DICOM
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Apple
2 1 (3.85%) Google
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (EH12)
Guru Careers
Rate: 6 Month Contract - £400-£550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 26 days ago