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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 10 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 4 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 7.55% 19.19% 15.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.16% 19.59% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 17
Average daily rate
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£365 £341 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% +13.75%
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 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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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
49 97 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 92.45% 97.98% 91.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 38 72
Average daily rate £200 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £130 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Average hourly rate £29.17 £16.00 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.31% +1.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.28 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.90 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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
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 5 March 2015, 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 15 (65.22%) SQL Server
2 13 (56.52%) .NET
3 12 (52.17%) C#
4 10 (43.48%) ASP.NET
5 8 (34.78%) Oracle
6 6 (26.09%) Java
6 6 (26.09%) SQL
7 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (21.74%) OO
8 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
8 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
8 4 (17.39%) XML
8 4 (17.39%) HTML
8 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
9 3 (13.04%) VB
9 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
9 3 (13.04%) XSLT
9 3 (13.04%) CSS
9 3 (13.04%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
9 3 (13.04%) SOA
9 3 (13.04%) Degree
10 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
10 2 (8.70%) System Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (8.70%) WPF
10 2 (8.70%) J2EE
10 2 (8.70%) WebLogic

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.35%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (65.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
3 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) PVCS
3 1 (4.35%) Toad
3 1 (4.35%) YourKit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) .NET
2 10 (43.48%) ASP.NET
3 4 (17.39%) XML
3 4 (17.39%) HTML
4 3 (13.04%) XSLT
4 3 (13.04%) CSS
5 2 (8.70%) WPF
5 2 (8.70%) J2EE
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
5 2 (8.70%) Java EE
6 1 (4.35%) JNI
6 1 (4.35%) Classic ASP
6 1 (4.35%) Web Services
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.35%) CAML
6 1 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (4.35%) jQuery
6 1 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) VHDL
3 1 (4.35%) Verilog
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) OO
2 3 (13.04%) SOA
3 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
3 2 (8.70%) System Testing
3 2 (8.70%) MVC
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Content Management
3 2 (8.70%) Web Development
4 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.35%) ETL
4 1 (4.35%) OOP
4 1 (4.35%) Memory Management
4 1 (4.35%) Analytics
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) C#
2 6 (26.09%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) VB
3 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) VB6
5 1 (4.35%) ABAP
5 1 (4.35%) C
5 1 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) Sun Certification
2 2 (8.70%) OCPJP
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Sun
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Business Objects