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 11 December 2016 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 2 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 418 434 757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.42% 15.38% 26.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.49% 16.49% 28.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 264 427
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Median hourly rate £52.00 £43.46 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.66% +60.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £38.69 £25.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.09 £48.22 £28.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%
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
1859 2632 2703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.28% 93.27% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1069 1388 1443
Median daily rate £370 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 47 52
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.02 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.13% +17.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £43.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 11 December 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
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 11 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +4 241 £390 -1.26% 56
Glasgow +1 122 £373 +6.42% 41
West Lothian -4 10 £350 -6.66% 2
Aberdeen - 9 £300 -
Dundee +2 8 £290 -3.33% 2
Stirling -3 5 £338 -28.94%
Renfrewshire -5 4 £299 -19.26% 1
Fife +2 3 £310 -16.77% 3
South Ayrshire -5 3 £338 -3.57%
Angus 0 2 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £375 -
Highlands - 1 £500 -
East Ayrshire - 1 £275 -
Scottish Borders - 1 - - 1
Developer
UK

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, 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.

1 401 (43.63%) Java
2 396 (43.09%) Agile Software Development
3 346 (37.65%) JavaScript
4 264 (28.73%) HTML
5 251 (27.31%) SQL
6 208 (22.63%) C#
7 206 (22.42%) .NET
8 205 (22.31%) CSS
9 190 (20.67%) Scrum
10 186 (20.24%) AngularJS
11 183 (19.91%) Finance
12 143 (15.56%) TDD
13 142 (15.45%) Web Services
14 138 (15.02%) SQL Server
15 132 (14.36%) Oracle
16 126 (13.71%) jQuery
17 123 (13.38%) Python
18 116 (12.62%) HTML5
19 113 (12.30%) XML
20 110 (11.97%) Web Development
21 109 (11.86%) Spring
21 109 (11.86%) Maven
21 109 (11.86%) MVC
22 103 (11.21%) ASP.NET
23 97 (10.55%) Continuous Integration
24 96 (10.45%) JBoss
24 96 (10.45%) Open Source
25 84 (9.14%) JIRA
26 81 (8.81%) OO
27 80 (8.71%) Relational Database

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 96 (10.45%) JBoss
2 69 (7.51%) GeoServer
3 32 (3.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 25 (2.72%) CMS
5 18 (1.96%) Tomcat
6 16 (1.74%) WebSphere
7 15 (1.63%) Apache
8 12 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (1.20%) SharePoint
10 9 (0.98%) Umbraco
11 8 (0.87%) IIS
11 8 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.65%) Drupal
13 5 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.54%) SAS
13 5 (0.54%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.54%) WordPress
14 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.54%) EngageOne
2 5 (0.54%) MS Office
3 4 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.44%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.22%) Edge Animate
5 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (2.18%) Oracle BPM
2 14 (1.52%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.33%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.65%) GitHub
4 4 (0.44%) iTunes
4 4 (0.44%) SaaS
5 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.22%) Force.com
6 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.11%) Google Play
7 1 (0.11%) Office 365
7 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.11%) PaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.39%) HTTP
2 10 (1.09%) Internet
3 7 (0.76%) FTP
4 4 (0.44%) Intranet
5 3 (0.33%) SSH
5 3 (0.33%) SSL
6 1 (0.11%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (15.02%) SQL Server
2 80 (8.71%) Relational Database
3 55 (5.98%) GIS
4 46 (5.01%) Oracle Database
5 39 (4.24%) DB2
6 36 (3.92%) RDBMS
7 31 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (3.16%) NoSQL
9 26 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (2.29%) MySQL
11 21 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
12 18 (1.96%) MongoDB
12 18 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (1.63%) Big Data
14 14 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
14 14 (1.52%) Spatial Data
15 13 (1.41%) QlikView
16 12 (1.31%) Oracle Database 12c
17 10 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 109 (11.86%) Maven
2 84 (9.14%) JIRA
3 69 (7.51%) Cucumber
4 68 (7.40%) Jenkins
5 66 (7.18%) Gradle
6 58 (6.31%) Subversion
7 56 (6.09%) Git (software)
8 55 (5.98%) Selenium
9 49 (5.33%) JBehave
10 45 (4.90%) Eclipse
11 39 (4.24%) JUnit
12 35 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
13 33 (3.59%) Artifactory
14 32 (3.48%) Visual Studio
15 25 (2.72%) Jasmine
16 15 (1.63%) Karma Test Runner
17 14 (1.52%) Grunt
18 13 (1.41%) SoapUI
19 12 (1.31%) Android Studio
20 9 (0.98%) Ant
General
1 183 (19.91%) Finance
2 65 (7.07%) Banking
3 13 (1.41%) Law
4 12 (1.31%) Retail
5 10 (1.09%) Front Office
6 7 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (0.76%) Publishing
7 6 (0.65%) Advertising
7 6 (0.65%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.54%) Electronics
8 5 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.54%) Marketing
9 3 (0.33%) Games
10 2 (0.22%) Billing
10 2 (0.22%) Legal
11 1 (0.11%) Automotive
11 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (28.73%) HTML
2 206 (22.42%) .NET
3 205 (22.31%) CSS
4 186 (20.24%) AngularJS
5 142 (15.45%) Web Services
6 126 (13.71%) jQuery
7 116 (12.62%) HTML5
8 113 (12.30%) XML
9 109 (11.86%) Spring
10 103 (11.21%) ASP.NET
11 78 (8.49%) CSS3
11 78 (8.49%) REST
12 77 (8.38%) SOAP
13 70 (7.62%) Hibernate
13 70 (7.62%) OpenLayers
14 69 (7.51%) PostGIS
15 67 (7.29%) Leaflet
15 67 (7.29%) RESTful
16 63 (6.86%) Java EE
17 62 (6.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.18%) User Experience
2 38 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
4 27 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 26 (2.83%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
7 12 (1.31%) Mathematics
8 11 (1.20%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.20%) Derivative
9 10 (1.09%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (0.87%) LIMS
10 8 (0.87%) Visualisation
11 7 (0.76%) Data Centre
11 7 (0.76%) Data Integration
11 7 (0.76%) DataPower
11 7 (0.76%) iPad
11 7 (0.76%) iPhone
11 7 (0.76%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 74 (8.05%) Linux
2 64 (6.96%) Unix
3 45 (4.90%) Android
4 33 (3.59%) Apple iOS
5 25 (2.72%) Windows
6 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.11%) MVS
8 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (43.09%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (20.67%) Scrum
3 143 (15.56%) TDD
4 110 (11.97%) Web Development
5 109 (11.86%) MVC
6 97 (10.55%) Continuous Integration
7 96 (10.45%) Open Source
8 81 (8.81%) OO
9 73 (7.94%) SOA
10 69 (7.51%) BDD
10 69 (7.51%) Front End Development
11 66 (7.18%) SDLC
12 61 (6.64%) Unit Testing
13 51 (5.55%) ETL
14 40 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
15 39 (4.24%) OOD
16 36 (3.92%) Android Development
16 36 (3.92%) Open Source Development
16 36 (3.92%) Workflow
17 34 (3.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 401 (43.63%) Java
2 346 (37.65%) JavaScript
3 251 (27.31%) SQL
4 208 (22.63%) C#
5 123 (13.38%) Python
6 56 (6.09%) PL/SQL
7 44 (4.79%) C++
8 42 (4.57%) Perl
8 42 (4.57%) T-SQL
9 25 (2.72%) PHP
9 25 (2.72%) VBA
10 22 (2.39%) VB
11 21 (2.29%) VB.NET
12 20 (2.18%) C
13 19 (2.07%) Objective-C
14 13 (1.41%) ES6
14 13 (1.41%) Scala
15 12 (1.31%) Apple Swift
16 9 (0.98%) Ruby
16 9 (0.98%) VB6
Qualifications
1 74 (8.05%) Degree
2 31 (3.37%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.33%) BC Cleared
5 3 (0.33%) MCAD
5 3 (0.33%) MCSD
5 3 (0.33%) MCTS
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
6 1 (0.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.61%) QA
2 22 (2.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 18 (1.96%) WCAG
4 5 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (0.44%) ISO13485
6 2 (0.22%) WAI
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) GMP
7 1 (0.11%) MiFID
7 1 (0.11%) MISRA
System Software
1 20 (2.18%) Docker
2 6 (0.65%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 36 (3.92%) Ansible
2 7 (0.76%) Puppet
3 6 (0.65%) Marathon
3 6 (0.65%) Mesos
3 6 (0.65%) Packer
3 6 (0.65%) TeamSite
4 5 (0.54%) Chronos
5 3 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.33%) RSA Archer
6 2 (0.22%) Kibana
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.11%) Graphite
7 1 (0.11%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 132 (14.36%) Oracle
2 67 (7.29%) ESRI
3 60 (6.53%) Microsoft
4 39 (4.24%) Sybase
5 29 (3.16%) Red Hat
6 23 (2.50%) IBM
7 13 (1.41%) Cognos
7 13 (1.41%) Twitter
8 9 (0.98%) ILOG
8 9 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.87%) Adobe
9 8 (0.87%) SAP
9 8 (0.87%) TIBCO
10 7 (0.76%) Talend
11 6 (0.65%) DevExpress
11 6 (0.65%) Sitecore
12 5 (0.54%) Charles River
13 4 (0.44%) Apple
13 4 (0.44%) HP
13 4 (0.44%) Reuters
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