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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 4 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 581 651 677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.93% 24.52% 28.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.15% 26.40% 30.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 364 349
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 8
Average hourly rate £33.00 £19.06 £43.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.18% -55.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £18.21 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £29.81 £53.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
2884 2466 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.94% 92.88% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 1282 1083
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 63 55
Average hourly rate £16.35 £16.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% +4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 17 April 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
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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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 -1 235 £375 +7.14% 53
Edinburgh -3 214 £375 +7.14% 50
Stirling +3 39 £415 +9.21% 1
Fife -2 8 £288 -11.53% 1
Aberdeen -8 8 £375 +11.11% 1
Highlands - 8 - - 1
West Lothian -8 6 £381 +15.53% 7
South Lanarkshire - 4 £313 -
Renfrewshire -9 3 £370 -8.64% 2
Dundee -5 2 £363 +38.09% 4
Lanarkshire - 1 £375 - 1
Aberdeenshire - - - -
East Lothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
East Ayrshire - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - - 2
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Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 441 (35.56%) Java
2 434 (35.00%) SQL
3 381 (30.73%) JavaScript
4 344 (27.74%) Agile Software Development
5 337 (27.18%) Finance
6 328 (26.45%) HTML
7 297 (23.95%) .NET
8 290 (23.39%) CSS
9 276 (22.26%) SQL Server
10 271 (21.85%) C#
11 215 (17.34%) Banking
12 211 (17.02%) Oracle
13 173 (13.95%) Spring
14 167 (13.47%) jQuery
15 160 (12.90%) ASP.NET
16 156 (12.58%) XML
17 136 (10.97%) MVC
18 134 (10.81%) TDD
19 131 (10.56%) Web Services
20 124 (10.00%) HTML5
21 116 (9.35%) OO
22 115 (9.27%) PL/SQL
23 111 (8.95%) Hibernate
24 105 (8.47%) Relational Database
25 98 (7.90%) Microsoft
26 94 (7.58%) UNIX
27 93 (7.50%) J2EE
27 93 (7.50%) Unit Testing
28 89 (7.18%) AngularJS
29 85 (6.85%) Business Intelligence

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 68 (5.48%) SharePoint
2 50 (4.03%) CMS
3 49 (3.95%) JBoss
4 42 (3.39%) Tomcat
5 35 (2.82%) WebSphere
6 30 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 27 (2.18%) FileNet
8 25 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
9 18 (1.45%) Apache
10 17 (1.37%) WordPress
11 16 (1.29%) Umbraco
12 12 (0.97%) IIS
12 12 (0.97%) Apache Pig
13 11 (0.89%) Drupal
14 10 (0.81%) MS Project Server
14 10 (0.81%) IBM Notes
15 9 (0.73%) SAS
15 9 (0.73%) Node.js
16 8 (0.65%) Adobe CQ
16 8 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 54 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.81%) InfoPath
3 7 (0.56%) MS Office
4 6 (0.48%) MS Project
5 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.16%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (2.58%) Markit EDM
2 10 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.48%) Loan IQ
5 5 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.32%) Tridion
7 3 (0.24%) Magento
8 2 (0.16%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.16%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.16%) FileNet Content Manager
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.16%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.16%) Maximo
9 1 (0.081%) SimCorp Dimension
9 1 (0.081%) FRx
9 1 (0.081%) PORTIA
9 1 (0.081%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.97%) Amazon EMR
2 12 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
3 11 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.24%) IaaS
6 2 (0.16%) SaaS
7 1 (0.081%) Office 365
7 1 (0.081%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.39%) HTTP
2 14 (1.13%) HTTPS
3 11 (0.89%) Intranet
4 8 (0.65%) Internet
5 4 (0.32%) Extranet
5 4 (0.32%) Network Security
6 3 (0.24%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.16%) 802.11
7 2 (0.16%) LDAP
7 2 (0.16%) AMQP
8 1 (0.081%) iBeacon
8 1 (0.081%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.081%) GPRS
8 1 (0.081%) PSTN
8 1 (0.081%) WAN
8 1 (0.081%) SMTP
8 1 (0.081%) FTP
8 1 (0.081%) IPv4
8 1 (0.081%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (22.26%) SQL Server
2 105 (8.47%) Relational Database
3 83 (6.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 71 (5.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 71 (5.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 70 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
6 48 (3.87%) RDBMS
7 43 (3.47%) Oracle Database
8 33 (2.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 32 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
9 32 (2.58%) DB2
10 27 (2.18%) MySQL
11 24 (1.94%) MS Access
12 21 (1.69%) SAP Data Services
13 19 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
14 18 (1.45%) QlikView
14 18 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
15 15 (1.21%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
16 14 (1.13%) Hadoop
16 14 (1.13%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 70 (5.65%) JUnit
2 64 (5.16%) Visual Studio
3 52 (4.19%) Eclipse
4 46 (3.71%) Subversion
5 38 (3.06%) Git (software)
6 36 (2.90%) Maven
6 36 (2.90%) Selenium
7 28 (2.26%) JIRA
8 23 (1.85%) Jasmine
9 22 (1.77%) CruiseControl
10 21 (1.69%) Ant
10 21 (1.69%) Grunt
11 20 (1.61%) Cucumber
12 19 (1.53%) Mockito
13 16 (1.29%) Jenkins
13 16 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (1.21%) JProfiler
15 14 (1.13%) FitNesse
16 13 (1.05%) Mercurial
17 11 (0.89%) TeamCity
General
1 337 (27.18%) Finance
2 215 (17.34%) Banking
3 63 (5.08%) Investment Banking
4 32 (2.58%) Front Office
5 23 (1.85%) Retail
6 8 (0.65%) Advertising
6 8 (0.65%) Games
6 8 (0.65%) Marketing
6 8 (0.65%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.56%) Back Office
8 6 (0.48%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.32%) Legal
10 3 (0.24%) Electronics
11 2 (0.16%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.16%) Local Government
11 2 (0.16%) Military
12 1 (0.081%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (26.45%) HTML
2 297 (23.95%) .NET
3 290 (23.39%) CSS
4 173 (13.95%) Spring
5 167 (13.47%) jQuery
6 160 (12.90%) ASP.NET
7 156 (12.58%) XML
8 131 (10.56%) Web Services
9 124 (10.00%) HTML5
10 111 (8.95%) Hibernate
11 93 (7.50%) J2EE
12 89 (7.18%) AngularJS
13 82 (6.61%) CSS3
14 79 (6.37%) .NET Framework
15 71 (5.73%) JMS
16 65 (5.24%) JSP
17 64 (5.16%) Ajax
18 59 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
19 55 (4.44%) Java EE
20 49 (3.95%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 74 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (3.31%) Mobile App
3 36 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 29 (2.34%) User Experience
5 20 (1.61%) Equity Derivative
6 16 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (1.29%) Market Risk
7 15 (1.21%) Open Source
7 15 (1.21%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.05%) Fixed Income
9 12 (0.97%) Derivative
10 11 (0.89%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.65%) NHS
11 8 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.56%) Web 2.0
12 7 (0.56%) Data Integration
12 7 (0.56%) Digital Media
13 6 (0.48%) iPhone
13 6 (0.48%) GIS
14 5 (0.40%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 94 (7.58%) UNIX
2 84 (6.77%) Linux
3 68 (5.48%) Windows
4 50 (4.03%) Android
5 35 (2.82%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.48%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.32%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.24%) Windows CE
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.081%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.081%) Solaris
10 1 (0.081%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.081%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (27.74%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (10.97%) MVC
3 134 (10.81%) TDD
4 116 (9.35%) OO
5 93 (7.50%) Unit Testing
6 85 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
7 81 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
8 62 (5.00%) Web Development
9 57 (4.60%) Scrum
10 51 (4.11%) SOA
10 51 (4.11%) ETL
11 47 (3.79%) Multithreading
12 46 (3.71%) Data Modelling
13 41 (3.31%) Android Development
14 39 (3.15%) OOD
15 38 (3.06%) Migration
16 37 (2.98%) Performance Tuning
17 35 (2.82%) Software Engineering
18 34 (2.74%) Investment Management
19 33 (2.66%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 441 (35.56%) Java
2 434 (35.00%) SQL
3 381 (30.73%) JavaScript
4 271 (21.85%) C#
5 115 (9.27%) PL/SQL
6 68 (5.48%) T-SQL
7 62 (5.00%) VBA
8 57 (4.60%) Perl
9 41 (3.31%) PHP
9 41 (3.31%) C++
10 29 (2.34%) Python
11 27 (2.18%) Shell Script
12 24 (1.94%) VB.NET
13 23 (1.85%) VB
14 18 (1.45%) VBScript
14 18 (1.45%) Objective-C
15 13 (1.05%) C
16 12 (0.97%) VB6
17 9 (0.73%) Ruby
18 8 (0.65%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 56 (4.52%) Degree
2 25 (2.02%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.29%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.65%) Sun Certification
5 6 (0.48%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.081%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.081%) HND
6 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.081%) OCP
6 1 (0.081%) OCA
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (0.97%) QA
2 8 (0.65%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.16%) HL7
4 1 (0.081%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.081%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.081%) SLA
4 1 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.081%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (0.32%) Control-M
2 1 (0.081%) Puppet
2 1 (0.081%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.081%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.081%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.081%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 211 (17.02%) Oracle
2 98 (7.90%) Microsoft
3 72 (5.81%) Sybase
4 29 (2.34%) Business Objects
4 29 (2.34%) IBM
5 25 (2.02%) SAP
6 23 (1.85%) Informatica
7 15 (1.21%) Cognos
7 15 (1.21%) Adobe
8 12 (0.97%) PeopleSoft
9 11 (0.89%) Tableau
10 10 (0.81%) Lotus
11 8 (0.65%) Charles River
12 7 (0.56%) Google
12 7 (0.56%) Ab Initio
12 7 (0.56%) Sun
13 5 (0.40%) Netezza
14 4 (0.32%) JD Edwards
14 4 (0.32%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.32%) Sitecore
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