The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 53 44 53
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 28 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.18% 1.46% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 2.10% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 1
Average daily rate £350 £279 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.56% -14.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
925 523 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 72.04% 69.46% 67.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 236 406
Average daily rate £400 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 24
Average hourly rate £25.00 £50.83 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.81% +154.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.35 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £70.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Engineering
Scotland

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 (36.11%) Java
2 12 (33.33%) Linux
3 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (27.78%) JSON
4 10 (27.78%) Project Management
5 8 (22.22%) HTTP
5 8 (22.22%) Web Services
5 8 (22.22%) XML
6 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
6 7 (19.44%) HTML
6 7 (19.44%) SQL
6 7 (19.44%) Degree
6 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
7 6 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 6 (16.67%) RESTful
7 6 (16.67%) C++
7 6 (16.67%) C
7 6 (16.67%) Perl
7 6 (16.67%) SOAP
7 6 (16.67%) Mac OS X
8 5 (13.89%) Windows
8 5 (13.89%) Finance
8 5 (13.89%) CSS
8 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
8 5 (13.89%) Scrum
9 4 (11.11%) Retail
9 4 (11.11%) Refactoring
9 4 (11.11%) Release Management
9 4 (11.11%) FMCG

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (5.56%) IIS
1 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.78%) WordPress
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) HTTP
2 1 (2.78%) SSL
2 1 (2.78%) GPRS
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) DNS
2 1 (2.78%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.33%) Informix
2 3 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (2.78%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) Redmine
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Retail
3 3 (8.33%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 10 (27.78%) Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Senior Software Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Programmer
6 1 (2.78%) Junior
6 1 (2.78%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Python Software Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (2.78%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (2.78%) Junior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) JSON
2 8 (22.22%) Web Services
2 8 (22.22%) XML
3 7 (19.44%) HTML
4 6 (16.67%) RESTful
4 6 (16.67%) SOAP
5 5 (13.89%) CSS
6 4 (11.11%) .NET
6 4 (11.11%) EDI
7 3 (8.33%) Hibernate
7 3 (8.33%) JPA
7 3 (8.33%) Java EE
7 3 (8.33%) JSF
8 2 (5.56%) Facelets
8 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
8 2 (5.56%) JavaBeans
9 1 (2.78%) SAML
9 1 (2.78%) CGI
9 1 (2.78%) Classic ASP
9 1 (2.78%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) FMCG
2 3 (8.33%) Open Source
2 3 (8.33%) Mechatronics
3 1 (2.78%) Firmware
3 1 (2.78%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (16.67%) Mac OS X
3 5 (13.89%) Windows
4 4 (11.11%) UNIX
5 2 (5.56%) Android
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) Project Management
3 6 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Scrum
5 4 (11.11%) Refactoring
5 4 (11.11%) Release Management
6 3 (8.33%) Software Architecture
6 3 (8.33%) System Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Web Development
6 3 (8.33%) Signal Processing
6 3 (8.33%) Business Transformation
7 2 (5.56%) BDD
7 2 (5.56%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (5.56%) Test Management
7 2 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.56%) DSDM
7 2 (5.56%) OO
8 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) Java
2 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
2 7 (19.44%) SQL
3 6 (16.67%) C++
3 6 (16.67%) C
3 6 (16.67%) Perl
4 3 (8.33%) MATLAB
4 3 (8.33%) C#
5 2 (5.56%) Python
5 2 (5.56%) PHP
5 2 (5.56%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.78%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) DICOM
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) JBoss
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
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