The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 654 675 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.68% 28.81% 15.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.60% 30.99% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 347 216
Average daily rate £350 £338 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 12
Average hourly rate £25.53 £43.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.97% +57.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.32 £37.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £53.30 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2459 2178 2625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.79% 92.96% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1286 1075 1322
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £236 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 58 108
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.77 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.62% -29.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £43.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Developer
UK

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +1 268 £350 +11.11% 56
Glasgow 0 267 £350 +3.70% 86
Aberdeen -1 24 £338 -3.57% 15
Stirling -3 20 £380 -10.58% 11
Renfrewshire +8 12 £405 - 1
Dundee 0 11 £263 +16.66% 5
West Lothian -4 10 £330 +24.52% 3
Fife -1 3 £325 +4.83% 3
Falkirk - 2 £275 -
East Lothian - 2 £313 -
Midlothian - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - - 1
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - - 2
Developer
UK

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 440 (38.53%) Java
2 389 (34.06%) HTML
3 336 (29.42%) JavaScript
4 312 (27.32%) SQL
5 305 (26.71%) .NET
6 298 (26.09%) CSS
7 280 (24.52%) C#
8 239 (20.93%) Finance
9 214 (18.74%) XML
10 204 (17.86%) Spring
11 203 (17.78%) SQL Server
12 197 (17.25%) Oracle
13 193 (16.90%) jQuery
14 146 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
15 145 (12.70%) ASP.NET
16 142 (12.43%) MVC
17 136 (11.91%) Hibernate
18 131 (11.47%) HTML5
19 128 (11.21%) TDD
20 112 (9.81%) Linux
21 110 (9.63%) Web Services
22 109 (9.54%) Relational Database
23 107 (9.37%) OO
24 106 (9.28%) Scrum
25 100 (8.76%) Banking
26 97 (8.49%) J2EE
27 94 (8.23%) Microsoft
28 93 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
29 86 (7.53%) CSS3
30 85 (7.44%) PHP

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 59 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 48 (4.20%) CMS
3 47 (4.12%) Tomcat
4 33 (2.89%) WebSphere
5 28 (2.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 24 (2.10%) Drupal
7 23 (2.01%) Apache
8 21 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
8 21 (1.84%) IIS
9 14 (1.23%) Node.js
10 13 (1.14%) Apache Solr
10 13 (1.14%) SAS
11 11 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
12 9 (0.79%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.61%) Alfresco
13 7 (0.61%) WebSphere Portal
13 7 (0.61%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.61%) MS Project Server
14 6 (0.53%) WordPress
15 5 (0.44%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 36 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.88%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.79%) InfoPath
4 7 (0.61%) MS Project
5 4 (0.35%) MS Office
6 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.088%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.088%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.088%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 24 (2.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 9 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
5 6 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.44%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.35%) Cognos Controller
7 4 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.35%) TIBCO iProcess
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.18%) Epicor Vantage
10 1 (0.088%) Murex MxG2000
10 1 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.088%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.26%) SaaS
3 2 (0.18%) GitHub
3 2 (0.18%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.49%) HTTP
2 12 (1.05%) Intranet
3 10 (0.88%) LDAP
4 3 (0.26%) Internet
4 3 (0.26%) SSL
4 3 (0.26%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.26%) SNMP
5 2 (0.18%) SAN
6 1 (0.088%) X.509
6 1 (0.088%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.088%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 109 (9.54%) Relational Database
3 73 (6.39%) Oracle Database
4 71 (6.22%) RDBMS
5 61 (5.34%) MySQL
6 53 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 47 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 35 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 25 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
11 23 (2.01%) DB2
12 19 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
14 14 (1.23%) KDB
15 11 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
16 9 (0.79%) MS Access
17 7 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 79 (6.92%) JUnit
2 70 (6.13%) Subversion
3 60 (5.25%) Maven
4 44 (3.85%) Eclipse
5 31 (2.71%) Git (software)
6 29 (2.54%) Visual Studio
7 25 (2.19%) Jenkins
8 21 (1.84%) FitNesse
9 19 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (1.49%) Ant
11 16 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
12 13 (1.14%) Hudson
12 13 (1.14%) Selenium
13 9 (0.79%) Mockito
13 9 (0.79%) Cucumber
13 9 (0.79%) JIRA
14 8 (0.70%) NUnit
14 8 (0.70%) jMock
15 7 (0.61%) EasyMock
15 7 (0.61%) PHPUnit
General
1 239 (20.93%) Finance
2 100 (8.76%) Banking
3 30 (2.63%) Front Office
4 23 (2.01%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.40%) Retail
6 12 (1.05%) Telecoms
7 8 (0.70%) Retail Banking
8 6 (0.53%) Marketing
9 5 (0.44%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.35%) Games
10 4 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.26%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.18%) Back Office
13 1 (0.088%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.088%) Electronics
13 1 (0.088%) Advertising
13 1 (0.088%) Publishing
13 1 (0.088%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 389 (34.06%) HTML
2 305 (26.71%) .NET
3 298 (26.09%) CSS
4 214 (18.74%) XML
5 204 (17.86%) Spring
6 193 (16.90%) jQuery
7 145 (12.70%) ASP.NET
8 136 (11.91%) Hibernate
9 131 (11.47%) HTML5
10 110 (9.63%) Web Services
11 97 (8.49%) J2EE
12 86 (7.53%) CSS3
13 84 (7.36%) Java EE
14 74 (6.48%) JSON
15 66 (5.78%) JMS
16 60 (5.25%) JSP
17 59 (5.17%) XSLT
18 58 (5.08%) Ajax
19 54 (4.73%) JSF
20 49 (4.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (3.15%) Open Source
2 24 (2.10%) Mobile App
3 23 (2.01%) Computer Science
4 19 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 19 (1.66%) Derivative
4 19 (1.66%) Equities
5 18 (1.58%) Mainframe
6 12 (1.05%) Smartphone
6 12 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
7 9 (0.79%) Fixed Income
7 9 (0.79%) Mathematics
8 8 (0.70%) GIS
9 7 (0.61%) iPad
10 6 (0.53%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.44%) iPhone
11 5 (0.44%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.44%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.44%) Market Risk
12 4 (0.35%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 112 (9.81%) Linux
2 79 (6.92%) UNIX
3 59 (5.17%) Windows
4 27 (2.36%) Apple iOS
5 20 (1.75%) Mac OS X
6 18 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (1.23%) Android
8 12 (1.05%) Solaris
9 11 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.70%) AIX
11 6 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.18%) MVS
12 2 (0.18%) CentOS
13 1 (0.088%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.088%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.088%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.088%) HPUX
13 1 (0.088%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (12.43%) MVC
3 128 (11.21%) TDD
4 107 (9.37%) OO
5 106 (9.28%) Scrum
6 93 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
7 71 (6.22%) SOA
8 70 (6.13%) Unit Testing
9 65 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
10 58 (5.08%) Web Development
11 47 (4.12%) Workflow
12 39 (3.42%) OOP
13 34 (2.98%) Project Management
13 34 (2.98%) ETL
14 33 (2.89%) BDD
15 31 (2.71%) OOD
15 31 (2.71%) Content Management
16 29 (2.54%) Software Engineering
17 28 (2.45%) Multithreading
18 25 (2.19%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 440 (38.53%) Java
2 336 (29.42%) JavaScript
3 312 (27.32%) SQL
4 280 (24.52%) C#
5 85 (7.44%) PHP
6 65 (5.69%) PL/SQL
7 57 (4.99%) Perl
8 38 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 34 (2.98%) Shell Script
9 34 (2.98%) C++
9 34 (2.98%) VBA
10 31 (2.71%) VB
11 22 (1.93%) Python
12 19 (1.66%) VB.NET
12 19 (1.66%) Ruby
13 15 (1.31%) Objective-C
14 11 (0.96%) XAML
14 11 (0.96%) VBScript
15 10 (0.88%) C
16 9 (0.79%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 41 (3.59%) Degree
2 29 (2.54%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.93%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.31%) Sun Certification
5 14 (1.23%) OCPJP
6 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.26%) MCSD
8 2 (0.18%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.088%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.088%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.088%) OCP
9 1 (0.088%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.088%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.84%) QA
2 9 (0.79%) SLA
3 4 (0.35%) WCAG
4 2 (0.18%) DICOM
4 2 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.088%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.088%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.088%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 9 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Management
2 4 (0.35%) Control-M
3 3 (0.26%) SCOM
3 3 (0.26%) Munin
3 3 (0.26%) Nagios
4 2 (0.18%) CA SiteMinder
4 2 (0.18%) OpenSSO
4 2 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.18%) Cacti
5 1 (0.088%) SCCM
5 1 (0.088%) Puppet
5 1 (0.088%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 197 (17.25%) Oracle
2 94 (8.23%) Microsoft
3 80 (7.01%) JBoss
4 61 (5.34%) Sybase
5 35 (3.06%) Cognos
6 32 (2.80%) IBM
7 30 (2.63%) Red Hat
8 23 (2.01%) Zend
9 17 (1.49%) Sun
10 16 (1.40%) Adobe
11 10 (0.88%) Informatica
12 9 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.79%) Business Objects
13 8 (0.70%) Actuate
14 7 (0.61%) Twitter
14 7 (0.61%) MicroStrategy
15 6 (0.53%) Sencha
16 5 (0.44%) Mercator
16 5 (0.44%) Reuters
16 5 (0.44%) Bloomberg
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