The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 697 515 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.94% 21.00% 14.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.02% 22.41% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 243 178
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £242 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% -16.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £32.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Developer
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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 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
2580 2298 2477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.31% 93.72% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1315 1111 1139
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 £225 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 83 106
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

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 29 August 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow 0 295 £375 +13.20% 99
Edinburgh +2 273 £375 +16.27% 58
Stirling +7 38 £375 -3.22% 5
Aberdeen +14 26 £338 +3.84% 16
West Lothian +4 12 £375 - 2
Dundee -2 3 £338 +25.00% 2
North Lanarkshire - 1 - - 2
South Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Highlands - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Ayrshire - - - -
Fife - - - - 2
Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Developer
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Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 542 (39.53%) Java
2 399 (29.10%) SQL
3 389 (28.37%) HTML
4 367 (26.77%) JavaScript
5 332 (24.22%) .NET
6 310 (22.61%) C#
6 310 (22.61%) Finance
7 304 (22.17%) CSS
8 262 (19.11%) XML
9 226 (16.48%) Oracle
10 225 (16.41%) Banking
11 219 (15.97%) SQL Server
12 188 (13.71%) jQuery
13 172 (12.55%) Spring
14 170 (12.40%) Web Services
15 162 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
16 143 (10.43%) HTML5
17 142 (10.36%) Linux
17 142 (10.36%) MVC
18 140 (10.21%) OO
18 140 (10.21%) Microsoft
19 138 (10.07%) Relational Database
20 136 (9.92%) UNIX
21 134 (9.77%) ASP.NET
22 124 (9.04%) Unit Testing
23 116 (8.46%) TDD
24 112 (8.17%) PL/SQL
25 111 (8.10%) JBoss
26 109 (7.95%) Hibernate
27 108 (7.88%) SharePoint

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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
1 108 (7.88%) SharePoint
2 51 (3.72%) CMS
3 47 (3.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 41 (2.99%) Tomcat
4 41 (2.99%) WebSphere
5 34 (2.48%) Apache
6 31 (2.26%) IIS
7 30 (2.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 23 (1.68%) SAS
9 13 (0.95%) Umbraco
10 12 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
10 12 (0.88%) FileNet
10 12 (0.88%) Lync
11 10 (0.73%) WebSphere Portal
12 9 (0.66%) IBM Notes
12 9 (0.66%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.58%) MS Exchange
13 8 (0.58%) GlassFish
13 8 (0.58%) Node.js
14 7 (0.51%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 46 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.88%) InfoPath
3 10 (0.73%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.51%) MS Project
5 5 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.29%) MS Office
7 1 (0.073%) Maya
7 1 (0.073%) Houdini
7 1 (0.073%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (2.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 14 (1.02%) Markit EDM
2 14 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.29%) Cognos Controller
5 4 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.15%) Agresso
7 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.073%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.51%) Office 365
2 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.15%) SaaS
3 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.15%) Force.com
3 2 (0.15%) GitHub
4 1 (0.073%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (5.62%) HTTP
2 19 (1.39%) Intranet
3 5 (0.36%) Internet
4 3 (0.22%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.15%) FTP
5 2 (0.15%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.15%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.15%) SSL
5 2 (0.15%) LDAP
6 1 (0.073%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.073%) LAN
6 1 (0.073%) WAN
6 1 (0.073%) X.509
6 1 (0.073%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.073%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.073%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 138 (10.07%) Relational Database
3 67 (4.89%) Data Warehouse
4 66 (4.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 60 (4.38%) RDBMS
6 58 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 54 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 51 (3.72%) Oracle Database
9 40 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
10 35 (2.55%) DB2
11 34 (2.48%) MySQL
12 30 (2.19%) Cognos Report Studio
12 30 (2.19%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 29 (2.12%) KDB
14 25 (1.82%) Cognos Transformer
15 17 (1.24%) MongoDB
16 16 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
17 15 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
17 15 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 81 (5.91%) Maven
2 59 (4.30%) Visual Studio
3 57 (4.16%) Subversion
4 46 (3.36%) JUnit
5 35 (2.55%) Eclipse
6 26 (1.90%) Git (software)
7 22 (1.60%) JIRA
8 20 (1.46%) CruiseControl
9 19 (1.39%) Selenium
10 18 (1.31%) Oracle Forms
11 17 (1.24%) Jenkins
12 16 (1.17%) QUnit
12 16 (1.17%) Jasmine
13 14 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (0.88%) Mercurial
14 12 (0.88%) Cucumber
15 11 (0.80%) Hudson
16 8 (0.58%) Ant
17 7 (0.51%) Microsoft Blend
17 7 (0.51%) CppUnit
General
1 310 (22.61%) Finance
2 225 (16.41%) Banking
3 65 (4.74%) Front Office
4 42 (3.06%) Investment Banking
5 18 (1.31%) Retail
6 8 (0.58%) Back Office
6 8 (0.58%) Advertising
7 5 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.29%) Publishing
8 4 (0.29%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.22%) Marketing
9 3 (0.22%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.15%) Games
11 1 (0.073%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.073%) Law
11 1 (0.073%) Legal
11 1 (0.073%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.073%) German Language
11 1 (0.073%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 389 (28.37%) HTML
2 332 (24.22%) .NET
3 304 (22.17%) CSS
4 262 (19.11%) XML
5 188 (13.71%) jQuery
6 172 (12.55%) Spring
7 170 (12.40%) Web Services
8 143 (10.43%) HTML5
9 134 (9.77%) ASP.NET
10 109 (7.95%) Hibernate
11 106 (7.73%) J2EE
12 86 (6.27%) Java EE
13 83 (6.05%) CSS3
14 82 (5.98%) JSON
15 81 (5.91%) JSP
16 80 (5.84%) SOAP
17 75 (5.47%) XSLT
18 72 (5.25%) WPF
19 67 (4.89%) JSF
20 64 (4.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 66 (4.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 34 (2.48%) Derivative
3 32 (2.33%) Equities
4 27 (1.97%) Open Source
5 23 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 21 (1.53%) Mainframe
7 19 (1.39%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (0.95%) Client/Server
9 13 (0.95%) Mathematics
10 12 (0.88%) Fixed Income
11 11 (0.80%) Smartphone
12 10 (0.73%) Equity Derivative
12 10 (0.73%) Visualisation
13 7 (0.51%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.51%) iPhone
13 7 (0.51%) Physics
14 6 (0.44%) Data Integration
15 5 (0.36%) FMCG
15 5 (0.36%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 142 (10.36%) Linux
2 136 (9.92%) UNIX
3 85 (6.20%) Windows
4 44 (3.21%) Mac OS X
5 30 (2.19%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.68%) Android
7 15 (1.09%) Solaris
8 13 (0.95%) AIX
9 8 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.29%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.22%) zOS
13 2 (0.15%) MVS
14 1 (0.073%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (10.36%) MVC
3 140 (10.21%) OO
4 124 (9.04%) Unit Testing
5 116 (8.46%) TDD
6 104 (7.59%) SOA
7 93 (6.78%) Web Development
8 89 (6.49%) Multithreading
9 83 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
10 74 (5.40%) Continuous Integration
11 60 (4.38%) Performance Tuning
12 56 (4.08%) Scrum
13 55 (4.01%) ETL
14 53 (3.87%) Workflow
15 52 (3.79%) Migration
16 50 (3.65%) Project Management
17 47 (3.43%) Web Design
18 44 (3.21%) Waterfall
19 42 (3.06%) Responsive Web Design
20 41 (2.99%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 542 (39.53%) Java
2 399 (29.10%) SQL
3 367 (26.77%) JavaScript
4 310 (22.61%) C#
5 112 (8.17%) PL/SQL
6 84 (6.13%) C++
7 77 (5.62%) Perl
8 64 (4.67%) Shell Script
9 55 (4.01%) T-SQL
10 54 (3.94%) VBA
11 46 (3.36%) PHP
12 36 (2.63%) Python
13 29 (2.12%) VB
14 23 (1.68%) Ruby
15 19 (1.39%) VB.NET
15 19 (1.39%) PowerShell
16 18 (1.31%) Scala
17 13 (0.95%) Objective-C
18 12 (0.88%) XAML
19 10 (0.73%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (3.28%) Degree
2 15 (1.09%) Security Cleared
3 11 (0.80%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.36%) MCSD
6 2 (0.15%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.15%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.073%) PhD
7 1 (0.073%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.073%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.073%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.84%) QA
2 6 (0.44%) WCAG
3 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.29%) SLA
4 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.073%) HL7
5 1 (0.073%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.22%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 8 (0.58%) Control-M
2 2 (0.15%) CA SiteMinder
2 2 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.15%) OpenSSO
2 2 (0.15%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.073%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.073%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.073%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.073%) Puppet
3 1 (0.073%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 226 (16.48%) Oracle
2 140 (10.21%) Microsoft
3 111 (8.10%) JBoss
4 86 (6.27%) Sybase
5 47 (3.43%) Cognos
6 45 (3.28%) IBM
7 24 (1.75%) Business Objects
8 20 (1.46%) HP
8 20 (1.46%) Adobe
9 16 (1.17%) Kofax
10 14 (1.02%) Red Hat
10 14 (1.02%) Twitter
11 13 (0.95%) SAP
12 12 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (0.80%) Informatica
14 9 (0.66%) Lotus
14 9 (0.66%) Google
14 9 (0.66%) Zend
14 9 (0.66%) Tableau
15 8 (0.58%) Sencha
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