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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 4 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 511 666 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.54% 26.33% 28.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.85% 28.62% 30.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 406 344
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £43.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -26.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -6.78%
Developer
UK

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
2711 2327 2306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.07% 92.01% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1422 1299 1116
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 73 58
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 208 £375 +7.14% 59
Edinburgh -5 190 £375 - 69
Stirling -1 25 £400 +6.66% 5
Fife -3 10 £338 +3.84% 1
West Lothian -7 10 £375 -
Highlands - 10 - -
Aberdeen -12 7 £375 +15.38% 5
Dundee -1 3 £400 +68.42% 12
Renfrewshire -6 1 £300 -10.44% 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £450 - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £300 - 1
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
Developer
UK

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 404 (36.69%) SQL
2 377 (34.24%) Java
3 354 (32.15%) JavaScript
4 314 (28.52%) Finance
5 301 (27.34%) HTML
6 296 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
7 277 (25.16%) CSS
8 266 (24.16%) .NET
9 256 (23.25%) SQL Server
10 245 (22.25%) C#
11 190 (17.26%) Banking
12 173 (15.71%) Oracle
13 169 (15.35%) Spring
14 149 (13.53%) ASP.NET
15 140 (12.72%) XML
16 138 (12.53%) MVC
17 133 (12.08%) jQuery
18 131 (11.90%) TDD
18 131 (11.90%) OO
19 129 (11.72%) HTML5
20 116 (10.54%) Web Services
21 107 (9.72%) Hibernate
22 105 (9.54%) Relational Database
23 99 (8.99%) AngularJS
23 99 (8.99%) UNIX
24 96 (8.72%) Microsoft
25 91 (8.27%) PL/SQL
26 89 (8.08%) Unit Testing
27 87 (7.90%) Business Intelligence
28 86 (7.81%) Linux

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 57 (5.18%) SharePoint
2 44 (4.00%) JBoss
3 42 (3.81%) Tomcat
4 36 (3.27%) CMS
5 25 (2.27%) WebSphere
5 25 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 19 (1.73%) WordPress
7 18 (1.63%) FileNet
8 17 (1.54%) Apache
9 15 (1.36%) IIS
9 15 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 14 (1.27%) Drupal
11 13 (1.18%) Node.js
11 13 (1.18%) Apache Pig
12 10 (0.91%) Umbraco
12 10 (0.91%) IBM Notes
13 7 (0.64%) SAS
13 7 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 6 (0.54%) MQSeries
14 6 (0.54%) Documentum
Applications
1 46 (4.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.45%) InfoPath
3 4 (0.36%) MS Office
3 4 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.27%) MS Project
5 2 (0.18%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.091%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.091%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.091%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.73%) Markit EDM
2 9 (0.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 8 (0.73%) Loan IQ
4 7 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.36%) Workday HCM
6 4 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.27%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.27%) Magento
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.18%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.18%) Maximo
9 1 (0.091%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.091%) Agresso
9 1 (0.091%) FileNet Content Manager
9 1 (0.091%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.091%) PORTIA
9 1 (0.091%) FRx
9 1 (0.091%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.091%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.18%) Amazon Kinesis
2 13 (1.18%) Amazon EMR
3 11 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.18%) SaaS
5 2 (0.18%) Office 365
5 2 (0.18%) IaaS
5 2 (0.18%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.18%) iPaaS
5 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.091%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.091%) GitHub
6 1 (0.091%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.09%) HTTP
2 11 (1.00%) Intranet
3 8 (0.73%) Internet
4 7 (0.64%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.36%) Network Security
6 3 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.27%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.18%) AMQP
7 2 (0.18%) LDAP
7 2 (0.18%) 802.11
7 2 (0.18%) CTI
8 1 (0.091%) Extranet
8 1 (0.091%) Firewall
8 1 (0.091%) IPv4
8 1 (0.091%) IPv6
8 1 (0.091%) PPP
8 1 (0.091%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.091%) GPRS
8 1 (0.091%) PSTN
8 1 (0.091%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (23.25%) SQL Server
2 105 (9.54%) Relational Database
3 81 (7.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 80 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 77 (6.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 62 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
7 54 (4.90%) RDBMS
8 36 (3.27%) DB2
8 36 (3.27%) SQL Server 2005
9 32 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 32 (2.91%) MySQL
10 27 (2.45%) Oracle Database
11 24 (2.18%) MS Access
12 23 (2.09%) QlikView
13 17 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (1.36%) Apache Hive
14 15 (1.36%) Hadoop
15 12 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (1.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 71 (6.45%) JUnit
2 55 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 47 (4.27%) Subversion
4 39 (3.54%) Selenium
5 37 (3.36%) Maven
5 37 (3.36%) Eclipse
6 30 (2.72%) JIRA
7 29 (2.63%) Git (software)
8 26 (2.36%) Ant
9 24 (2.18%) CruiseControl
10 21 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 21 (1.91%) Jenkins
11 20 (1.82%) Cucumber
12 15 (1.36%) Mockito
13 13 (1.18%) Hudson
13 13 (1.18%) Jasmine
14 12 (1.09%) PeopleTools
15 11 (1.00%) FitNesse
15 11 (1.00%) NUnit
15 11 (1.00%) TeamCity
General
1 314 (28.52%) Finance
2 190 (17.26%) Banking
3 62 (5.63%) Investment Banking
4 31 (2.82%) Front Office
5 19 (1.73%) Retail
6 16 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.09%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.82%) Games
9 8 (0.73%) Marketing
10 6 (0.54%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.45%) Back Office
12 4 (0.36%) Electronics
12 4 (0.36%) Legal
13 3 (0.27%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.18%) Local Government
14 2 (0.18%) Military
14 2 (0.18%) Advertising
14 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (27.34%) HTML
2 277 (25.16%) CSS
3 266 (24.16%) .NET
4 169 (15.35%) Spring
5 149 (13.53%) ASP.NET
6 140 (12.72%) XML
7 133 (12.08%) jQuery
8 129 (11.72%) HTML5
9 116 (10.54%) Web Services
10 107 (9.72%) Hibernate
11 99 (8.99%) AngularJS
12 84 (7.63%) J2EE
13 80 (7.27%) CSS3
14 69 (6.27%) .NET Framework
15 68 (6.18%) JMS
16 66 (5.99%) Ajax
17 64 (5.81%) JSP
18 56 (5.09%) ASP.NET MVC
19 52 (4.72%) RESTful
20 41 (3.72%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 77 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (3.00%) Mobile App
3 26 (2.36%) Computer Science
4 23 (2.09%) User Experience
5 22 (2.00%) Equity Derivative
6 18 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.09%) Derivative
7 12 (1.09%) Fixed Income
8 11 (1.00%) Client/Server
8 11 (1.00%) Market Risk
9 9 (0.82%) Open Source
10 8 (0.73%) Data Integration
10 8 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.64%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.64%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.54%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.54%) GIS
12 6 (0.54%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.45%) NHS
13 5 (0.45%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 99 (8.99%) UNIX
2 86 (7.81%) Linux
3 59 (5.36%) Windows
4 38 (3.45%) Android
5 29 (2.63%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.54%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.27%) Windows CE
7 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.091%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.091%) Solaris
9 1 (0.091%) OS/400
9 1 (0.091%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.091%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (12.53%) MVC
3 131 (11.90%) TDD
3 131 (11.90%) OO
4 89 (8.08%) Unit Testing
5 87 (7.90%) Business Intelligence
6 76 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
7 58 (5.27%) Web Development
8 51 (4.63%) Scrum
9 49 (4.45%) ETL
10 48 (4.36%) Data Modelling
10 48 (4.36%) OOD
11 42 (3.81%) Software Engineering
12 40 (3.63%) Performance Tuning
13 36 (3.27%) Multithreading
14 33 (3.00%) Migration
15 32 (2.91%) SOA
16 30 (2.72%) Android Development
16 30 (2.72%) BDD
17 29 (2.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 404 (36.69%) SQL
2 377 (34.24%) Java
3 354 (32.15%) JavaScript
4 245 (22.25%) C#
5 91 (8.27%) PL/SQL
6 59 (5.36%) Perl
7 56 (5.09%) PHP
8 55 (5.00%) VBA
9 50 (4.54%) T-SQL
10 34 (3.09%) Python
11 32 (2.91%) C++
12 27 (2.45%) Shell Script
13 22 (2.00%) VB.NET
14 18 (1.63%) VB
15 15 (1.36%) Objective-C
16 12 (1.09%) C
17 11 (1.00%) VBScript
17 11 (1.00%) Ruby
18 9 (0.82%) PeopleCode
18 9 (0.82%) SQR
Qualifications
1 46 (4.18%) Degree
2 38 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.00%) DV Cleared
5 8 (0.73%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.091%) HND
6 1 (0.091%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.36%) QA
2 11 (1.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.18%) HL7
4 1 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.091%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.091%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 4 (0.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.18%) NFS
3 1 (0.091%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (0.45%) Control-M
2 1 (0.091%) TeamSite
2 1 (0.091%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.091%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.091%) Puppet
Vendors
1 173 (15.71%) Oracle
2 96 (8.72%) Microsoft
3 81 (7.36%) Sybase
4 20 (1.82%) SAP
4 20 (1.82%) IBM
4 20 (1.82%) Cognos
5 18 (1.63%) Business Objects
5 18 (1.63%) Informatica
6 16 (1.45%) Adobe
7 13 (1.18%) PeopleSoft
8 10 (0.91%) Lotus
9 7 (0.64%) Sun
10 6 (0.54%) Telerik
10 6 (0.54%) Google
10 6 (0.54%) Ab Initio
10 6 (0.54%) Charles River
11 5 (0.45%) Netezza
12 4 (0.36%) Tableau
12 4 (0.36%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.27%) Actuate
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