The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 4 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 18 34 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 26.47% 22.08% 5.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.57% 23.61% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.71%
Developer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
63 144 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 92.65% 93.51% 93.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 71 95
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £15.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% -4.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer across the Aberdeen region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer across the Aberdeen region.

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited Developer in their job title 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 with Developer in their job title.

1 27 (65.85%) .NET
2 22 (53.66%) C#
3 20 (48.78%) SQL Server
4 18 (43.90%) SQL
4 18 (43.90%) Oracle
5 16 (39.02%) ASP.NET
6 14 (34.15%) JavaScript
7 12 (29.27%) HTML
7 12 (29.27%) MVC
8 11 (26.83%) Java
9 10 (24.39%) PL/SQL
9 10 (24.39%) .NET Framework
10 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (21.95%) Oracle Forms
10 9 (21.95%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (21.95%) SharePoint
11 8 (19.51%) SOA
11 8 (19.51%) Web Services
12 7 (17.07%) Unit Testing
12 7 (17.07%) OO
12 7 (17.07%) VB
13 6 (14.63%) CSS
13 6 (14.63%) Visual Studio
13 6 (14.63%) jQuery
13 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (14.63%) Relational Database
14 5 (12.20%) RDBMS
14 5 (12.20%) Windows
15 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
15 4 (9.76%) WCF

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited Developer in their job title 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 with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (21.95%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.88%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.88%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.88%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.44%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (2.44%) IIS
3 1 (2.44%) JBoss
3 1 (2.44%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) Internet
2 2 (4.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (48.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (21.95%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (14.63%) Relational Database
4 5 (12.20%) RDBMS
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (14.63%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.88%) PVCS
4 2 (4.88%) Toad
5 1 (2.44%) YourKit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (65.85%) .NET
2 16 (39.02%) ASP.NET
3 12 (29.27%) HTML
4 10 (24.39%) .NET Framework
5 8 (19.51%) Web Services
6 6 (14.63%) CSS
6 6 (14.63%) jQuery
6 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (9.76%) WCF
7 4 (9.76%) REST
8 3 (7.32%) WPF
8 3 (7.32%) XML
8 3 (7.32%) J2EE
9 2 (4.88%) JSON
9 2 (4.88%) Java EE
10 1 (2.44%) HTML5
10 1 (2.44%) CSS3
10 1 (2.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (2.44%) RESTful
10 1 (2.44%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) VHDL
4 1 (2.44%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.44%) Android
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) MVC
2 8 (19.51%) SOA
3 7 (17.07%) Unit Testing
3 7 (17.07%) OO
4 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
4 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (7.32%) System Testing
6 2 (4.88%) Manual Testing
6 2 (4.88%) Web Development
6 2 (4.88%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.44%) Memory Management
7 1 (2.44%) Android Development
7 1 (2.44%) iOS Development
7 1 (2.44%) Analytics
7 1 (2.44%) Customer Analysis
7 1 (2.44%) ETL
7 1 (2.44%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) C#
2 18 (43.90%) SQL
3 14 (34.15%) JavaScript
4 11 (26.83%) Java
5 10 (24.39%) PL/SQL
6 7 (17.07%) VB
7 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.88%) VB6
9 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.44%) Python
9 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.44%) VBA
9 1 (2.44%) C
9 1 (2.44%) Perl
9 1 (2.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Sun Certification
2 2 (4.88%) OCPJP
3 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Oracle
2 2 (4.88%) Sun
2 2 (4.88%) Lotus
3 1 (2.44%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Business Objects