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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 5 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 455 615 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.86% 23.25% 21.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.05% 24.25% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 374 253
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Average hourly rate £35.96 £32.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.19 £22.30 £15.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.72 £47.50 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.09 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.00% +7.96%
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
2389 2536 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.76% 95.88% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1413 1027
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 52 62
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Edinburgh -1 275 £398 +6.00% 46
Glasgow -3 85 £305 -12.85% 87
West Lothian +8 27 £375 - 3
Stirling 0 17 £425 - 4
Renfrewshire +4 8 £375 -2.39% 7
Aberdeen +4 7 £490 +35.17% 2
Fife -1 4 £273 +6.86%
South Ayrshire - 3 £350 -
North Lanarkshire 0 1 £275 -
Dundee -3 1 £325 -
Developer
UK

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 293 (30.84%) Java
2 291 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
3 280 (29.47%) SQL
4 253 (26.63%) Finance
5 251 (26.42%) JavaScript
6 226 (23.79%) .NET
7 207 (21.79%) HTML
8 205 (21.58%) SQL Server
9 199 (20.95%) C#
10 190 (20.00%) CSS
11 155 (16.32%) AngularJS
12 151 (15.89%) Oracle
13 132 (13.89%) MVC
14 131 (13.79%) TDD
15 126 (13.26%) jQuery
16 120 (12.63%) Web Services
17 111 (11.68%) XML
18 110 (11.58%) ASP.NET
19 109 (11.47%) HTML5
20 108 (11.37%) Scrum
21 107 (11.26%) Spring
22 102 (10.74%) Continuous Integration
23 86 (9.05%) CSS3
23 86 (9.05%) SDLC
24 82 (8.63%) Unit Testing
25 81 (8.53%) J2EE
26 80 (8.42%) Microsoft
26 80 (8.42%) Banking
27 79 (8.32%) SOA
28 74 (7.79%) .NET Framework

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 68 (7.16%) JBoss
2 37 (3.89%) Node.js
3 32 (3.37%) WebSphere
4 27 (2.84%) Tomcat
5 21 (2.21%) SharePoint
6 19 (2.00%) Apache
6 19 (2.00%) CMS
6 19 (2.00%) SAS
7 16 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.37%) ArcGIS
8 13 (1.37%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.84%) Drupal
10 7 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.74%) NServiceBus
10 7 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.63%) IIS
11 6 (0.63%) nginx
11 6 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 30 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.63%) MS Office
3 4 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.21%) Edge Animate
5 2 (0.21%) InDesign
5 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 58 (6.11%) Markit EDM
2 8 (0.84%) BusinessWorks
3 7 (0.74%) Unit4 Business World
4 6 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.32%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.21%) Maximo
6 2 (0.21%) Misys Midas
6 2 (0.21%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.11%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.63%) Office 365
3 6 (0.63%) Taleo
4 2 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.21%) GitHub
4 2 (0.21%) IaaS
4 2 (0.21%) SaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.37%) HTTP
2 3 (0.32%) Internet
2 3 (0.32%) Intranet
3 2 (0.21%) LDAP
3 2 (0.21%) RS-232
3 2 (0.21%) RS-485
3 2 (0.21%) SSH
3 2 (0.21%) SSL
3 2 (0.21%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.11%) DNS
4 1 (0.11%) FTP
4 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.11%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (21.58%) SQL Server
2 57 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 46 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 42 (4.42%) Oracle Database
5 34 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (3.37%) GIS
7 28 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (2.84%) QlikView
9 25 (2.63%) RDBMS
10 24 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
10 24 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (2.00%) NoSQL
12 17 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (1.68%) MySQL
13 16 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (1.26%) DB2
15 12 (1.26%) MongoDB
16 10 (1.05%) DTS
16 10 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 69 (7.26%) Eclipse
2 62 (6.53%) Git (software)
3 50 (5.26%) Maven
4 45 (4.74%) JProfiler
5 33 (3.47%) JUnit
6 32 (3.37%) JIRA
7 29 (3.05%) Jenkins
8 28 (2.95%) Subversion
9 27 (2.84%) Visual Studio
10 24 (2.53%) Gradle
11 22 (2.32%) Selenium
12 21 (2.21%) Cucumber
12 21 (2.21%) gulp
13 17 (1.79%) Mockito
14 16 (1.68%) Grunt
15 13 (1.37%) JBehave
15 13 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
16 11 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
17 10 (1.05%) Hudson
18 9 (0.95%) Ant
General
1 253 (26.63%) Finance
2 80 (8.42%) Banking
3 19 (2.00%) Retail
4 14 (1.47%) Front Office
5 12 (1.26%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 9 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.84%) Legal
9 7 (0.74%) Advertising
9 7 (0.74%) Back Office
10 6 (0.63%) Games
11 4 (0.42%) Interactive Media
11 4 (0.42%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.42%) Publishing
12 3 (0.32%) Automotive
12 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.21%) Electronics
13 2 (0.21%) Law
13 2 (0.21%) Marketing
14 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (23.79%) .NET
2 207 (21.79%) HTML
3 190 (20.00%) CSS
4 155 (16.32%) AngularJS
5 126 (13.26%) jQuery
6 120 (12.63%) Web Services
7 111 (11.68%) XML
8 110 (11.58%) ASP.NET
9 109 (11.47%) HTML5
10 107 (11.26%) Spring
11 86 (9.05%) CSS3
12 81 (8.53%) J2EE
13 74 (7.79%) .NET Framework
14 67 (7.05%) REST
15 64 (6.74%) Java EE
16 59 (6.21%) Entity Framework
16 59 (6.21%) Hibernate
17 57 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
18 54 (5.68%) RESTful
19 52 (5.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.58%) User Experience
2 30 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
3 28 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (2.95%) iPad
4 23 (2.42%) Derivative
5 21 (2.21%) Computer Science
5 21 (2.21%) Mobile App
6 15 (1.58%) Equity Derivative
6 15 (1.58%) Visualisation
7 12 (1.26%) Equities
8 10 (1.05%) iPhone
9 9 (0.95%) Algorithms
9 9 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (0.84%) Data Integration
10 8 (0.84%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.74%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.74%) DataPower
12 6 (0.63%) Data Centre
12 6 (0.63%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.53%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 56 (5.89%) Apple iOS
2 54 (5.68%) Linux
3 43 (4.53%) Unix
4 39 (4.11%) Windows
5 35 (3.68%) Android
6 14 (1.47%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.05%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.53%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.21%) MVS
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Solaris
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (13.89%) MVC
3 131 (13.79%) TDD
4 108 (11.37%) Scrum
5 102 (10.74%) Continuous Integration
6 86 (9.05%) SDLC
7 82 (8.63%) Unit Testing
8 79 (8.32%) SOA
9 68 (7.16%) OO
10 63 (6.63%) ETL
11 60 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
12 56 (5.89%) Web Development
13 48 (5.05%) Performance Monitoring
14 46 (4.84%) iOS Development
15 42 (4.42%) Application Performance Monitoring
15 42 (4.42%) Front End Development
15 42 (4.42%) Open Source
16 41 (4.32%) Workflow
17 39 (4.11%) Migration
18 33 (3.47%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 293 (30.84%) Java
2 280 (29.47%) SQL
3 251 (26.42%) JavaScript
4 199 (20.95%) C#
5 68 (7.16%) PL/SQL
6 47 (4.95%) T-SQL
7 43 (4.53%) VB.NET
8 39 (4.11%) Objective-C
9 34 (3.58%) Python
10 26 (2.74%) VBA
11 23 (2.42%) Apple Swift
12 22 (2.32%) PHP
12 22 (2.32%) VB
13 21 (2.21%) Perl
14 20 (2.11%) C++
15 18 (1.89%) Shell Script
16 17 (1.79%) C
17 14 (1.47%) VB6
18 12 (1.26%) PowerShell
19 10 (1.05%) ES6
Qualifications
1 28 (2.95%) Degree
2 26 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.32%) QA
2 10 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.63%) Docker
3 3 (0.32%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.21%) Firmware
5 1 (0.11%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 7 (0.74%) Kibana
1 7 (0.74%) logstash
1 7 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.63%) Control-M
3 5 (0.53%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.32%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (0.21%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.11%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 151 (15.89%) Oracle
2 80 (8.42%) Microsoft
3 31 (3.26%) IBM
4 24 (2.53%) Sybase
5 22 (2.32%) Charles River
6 16 (1.68%) ESRI
7 15 (1.58%) Informatica
8 12 (1.26%) SAP
9 10 (1.05%) Cognos
10 9 (0.95%) Adobe
10 9 (0.95%) Xamarin
11 8 (0.84%) TIBCO
12 7 (0.74%) Nintex
12 7 (0.74%) VMware
13 6 (0.63%) Teradata
14 5 (0.53%) Google
14 5 (0.53%) HP
14 5 (0.53%) Kony
14 5 (0.53%) Twitter
14 5 (0.53%) Zend
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