The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 70 61 66
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.34% 0.85% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.91% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Software 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 Glasgow 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
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
844 661 910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 94.62% 93.76% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 358 487
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 16
Average hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.70% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.00 £11.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £17.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (62.50%) C#
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) C
5 3 (37.50%) UNIX
5 3 (37.50%) Python
5 3 (37.50%) C++
5 3 (37.50%) Perl
5 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (37.50%) Ruby
5 3 (37.50%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 3 (37.50%) Network Security
5 3 (37.50%) OWASP
6 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (25.00%) Cryptography
6 2 (25.00%) HTML
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (25.00%) CSS
6 2 (25.00%) Web Services
6 2 (25.00%) SOA
6 2 (25.00%) NHS
7 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 1 (12.50%) IPv4
7 1 (12.50%) IPv6

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) IPv4
2 1 (12.50%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Cryptography
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
1 3 (37.50%) OWASP
2 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) C
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) C++
3 3 (37.50%) Perl
3 3 (37.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared