The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
UK / Scotland
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 384 466 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 22.90% 18.28% 24.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.93% 19.53% 25.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 277 386
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
Median hourly rate £52.00 £35.96 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.62% -2.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.95 £25.19 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £46.72 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1605 2386 2494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.71% 93.61% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 1270 1355
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 33 51
Median hourly rate £17.32 £19.02 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.93% +8.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured Developer in the job title.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +2 225 £350 -12.50% 72
Glasgow +1 109 £350 +9.37% 33
West Lothian -3 22 £365 -2.66% 4
Dundee -1 5 £388 +19.23% 2
Fife -1 4 £310 -3.12%
Stirling -4 4 £338 -25.00%
Angus - 4 - -
Renfrewshire +17 3 £325 -10.95%
North Lanarkshire 0 1 - -
Aberdeen -13 1 - - 4
Inverclyde - 1 £375 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £275 - 2
Developer
UK

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 372 (42.27%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (39.66%) Java
3 332 (37.73%) JavaScript
4 274 (31.14%) HTML
5 228 (25.91%) CSS
6 223 (25.34%) SQL
7 205 (23.30%) .NET
8 196 (22.27%) C#
9 191 (21.70%) AngularJS
10 179 (20.34%) Scrum
11 177 (20.11%) Finance
12 131 (14.89%) Web Services
13 130 (14.77%) TDD
14 126 (14.32%) SQL Server
15 125 (14.20%) Oracle
16 123 (13.98%) HTML5
17 116 (13.18%) jQuery
18 113 (12.84%) Web Development
19 111 (12.61%) MVC
20 104 (11.82%) ASP.NET
20 104 (11.82%) Python
21 100 (11.36%) Spring
22 83 (9.43%) XML
23 82 (9.32%) Maven
23 82 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
24 80 (9.09%) REST
25 78 (8.86%) Front End Development
26 77 (8.75%) CSS3
27 71 (8.07%) OO
27 71 (8.07%) JIRA

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 65 (7.39%) JBoss
2 48 (5.45%) GeoServer
3 28 (3.18%) CMS
4 22 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 19 (2.16%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.70%) Apache
7 12 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (1.36%) Umbraco
8 10 (1.14%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.02%) SharePoint
10 8 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (0.91%) Confluence
11 7 (0.80%) SAS
12 6 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.68%) IIS
12 6 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.68%) WordPress
13 4 (0.45%) Drupal
13 4 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.57%) MS Office
3 4 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.45%) EngageOne
3 4 (0.45%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.23%) Edge Animate
5 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.80%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.57%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.11%) Maximo
7 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.57%) GitHub
3 5 (0.57%) iTunes
3 5 (0.57%) SaaS
4 4 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.23%) Force.com
5 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.11%) Google Play
6 1 (0.11%) Office 365
6 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.11%) PaaS
6 1 (0.11%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.05%) HTTP
2 9 (1.02%) Internet
3 5 (0.57%) Intranet
4 4 (0.45%) FTP
5 2 (0.23%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.11%) Modbus
6 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (14.32%) SQL Server
2 66 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 51 (5.80%) Oracle Database
4 42 (4.77%) NoSQL
5 38 (4.32%) GIS
6 33 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (3.18%) MySQL
8 26 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 23 (2.61%) RDBMS
11 22 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
12 21 (2.39%) DB2
13 19 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
13 19 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (1.70%) Big Data
14 15 (1.70%) MongoDB
14 15 (1.70%) Spatial Data
15 13 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
16 11 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 82 (9.32%) Maven
2 71 (8.07%) JIRA
3 57 (6.48%) Git (software)
3 57 (6.48%) Subversion
4 52 (5.91%) Gradle
5 51 (5.80%) Cucumber
6 50 (5.68%) Jenkins
7 41 (4.66%) Selenium
8 36 (4.09%) JBehave
9 34 (3.86%) Eclipse
10 31 (3.52%) Visual Studio
11 29 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 27 (3.07%) JUnit
13 22 (2.50%) Jasmine
14 20 (2.27%) Artifactory
15 17 (1.93%) SoapUI
16 14 (1.59%) Grunt
17 13 (1.48%) Android Studio
18 12 (1.36%) Ant
18 12 (1.36%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 177 (20.11%) Finance
2 57 (6.48%) Banking
3 15 (1.70%) Retail
4 10 (1.14%) Law
5 7 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (0.80%) Publishing
6 5 (0.57%) Front Office
6 5 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.57%) Marketing
7 4 (0.45%) Advertising
7 4 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.34%) Electronics
8 3 (0.34%) Games
9 2 (0.23%) Billing
9 2 (0.23%) Legal
9 2 (0.23%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.11%) Automotive
10 1 (0.11%) Back Office
10 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (31.14%) HTML
2 228 (25.91%) CSS
3 205 (23.30%) .NET
4 191 (21.70%) AngularJS
5 131 (14.89%) Web Services
6 123 (13.98%) HTML5
7 116 (13.18%) jQuery
8 104 (11.82%) ASP.NET
9 100 (11.36%) Spring
10 83 (9.43%) XML
11 80 (9.09%) REST
12 77 (8.75%) CSS3
13 71 (8.07%) Node.js
14 68 (7.73%) React
15 63 (7.16%) .NET Framework
15 63 (7.16%) SOAP
16 62 (7.05%) RESTful
17 58 (6.59%) ASP.NET MVC
17 58 (6.59%) Hibernate
18 49 (5.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.70%) User Experience
2 37 (4.20%) Mobile App
3 33 (3.75%) Computer Science
4 27 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (1.59%) iPad
7 13 (1.48%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.48%) Mathematics
8 10 (1.14%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.02%) Data Integration
9 9 (1.02%) Fintech
10 8 (0.91%) iPhone
10 8 (0.91%) LIMS
10 8 (0.91%) Social Media
10 8 (0.91%) Visualisation
11 7 (0.80%) DataPower
11 7 (0.80%) Equity Derivative
11 7 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.68%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 70 (7.95%) Linux
2 50 (5.68%) Android
3 46 (5.23%) Apple iOS
4 42 (4.77%) Unix
5 24 (2.73%) Windows
6 3 (0.34%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.23%) Solaris
7 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.11%) MVS
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (42.27%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (20.34%) Scrum
3 130 (14.77%) TDD
4 113 (12.84%) Web Development
5 111 (12.61%) MVC
6 82 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
7 78 (8.86%) Front End Development
8 71 (8.07%) OO
9 70 (7.95%) Open Source
10 68 (7.73%) BDD
11 57 (6.48%) SOA
12 51 (5.80%) Unit Testing
13 45 (5.11%) SDLC
14 43 (4.89%) Microservices
15 42 (4.77%) ETL
16 41 (4.66%) Android Development
17 39 (4.43%) Software Engineering
18 37 (4.20%) iOS Development
19 34 (3.86%) Business Intelligence
20 30 (3.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 349 (39.66%) Java
2 332 (37.73%) JavaScript
3 223 (25.34%) SQL
4 196 (22.27%) C#
5 104 (11.82%) Python
6 59 (6.70%) PL/SQL
7 44 (5.00%) T-SQL
8 33 (3.75%) C++
9 27 (3.07%) Objective-C
10 26 (2.95%) PHP
11 23 (2.61%) Perl
12 21 (2.39%) C
13 17 (1.93%) VBA
14 16 (1.82%) Apple Swift
15 15 (1.70%) ES6
15 15 (1.70%) VB.NET
16 14 (1.59%) VB
17 12 (1.36%) Ruby
18 10 (1.14%) Scala
19 9 (1.02%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 69 (7.84%) Degree
2 29 (3.30%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.45%) BC Cleared
4 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.34%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.34%) MCAD
5 3 (0.34%) MCSD
5 3 (0.34%) MCTS
6 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.11%) HNC
6 1 (0.11%) HND
6 1 (0.11%) ISEB
6 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.18%) QA
2 20 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.80%) WCAG
4 4 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (0.45%) ISO13485
5 3 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.23%) WAI
7 1 (0.11%) GMP
7 1 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 12 (1.36%) Docker
2 4 (0.45%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (2.50%) Ansible
2 7 (0.80%) Puppet
3 6 (0.68%) AirWatch
4 5 (0.57%) TeamSite
5 3 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.34%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.11%) Kibana
6 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 125 (14.20%) Oracle
2 60 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 47 (5.34%) ESRI
4 22 (2.50%) IBM
4 22 (2.50%) Red Hat
5 19 (2.16%) Sybase
6 14 (1.59%) Twitter
7 12 (1.36%) TIBCO
8 11 (1.25%) Adobe
9 10 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.91%) Cognos
10 8 (0.91%) SAP
11 7 (0.80%) Sitecore
12 6 (0.68%) Apple
12 6 (0.68%) EPiServer
12 6 (0.68%) ILOG
13 5 (0.57%) DevExpress
14 4 (0.45%) Google
14 4 (0.45%) Talend
14 4 (0.45%) VMware
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