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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 545 709 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.11% 26.04% 25.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.44% 28.55% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 423 276
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -24.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.02% -2.85%
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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
2803 2483 2327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.12% 91.19% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1429 1364 1112
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 62 69
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.71%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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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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 -3 218 £364 -3.00% 75
Glasgow -2 194 £350 - 61
Stirling +1 27 £400 +6.66% 2
Dundee 0 16 £350 +21.73% 5
West Lothian -6 16 £350 -6.66%
Highlands - 11 - - 2
Fife -4 9 £338 - 2
Perth and Kinross - 4 £350 -
Renfrewshire +1 1 - - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £450 -
Developer
UK

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 434 (38.75%) SQL
2 404 (36.07%) Java
3 360 (32.14%) JavaScript
4 329 (29.38%) Finance
5 299 (26.70%) HTML
6 292 (26.07%) Agile Software Development
7 271 (24.20%) CSS
8 264 (23.57%) SQL Server
9 228 (20.36%) .NET
10 225 (20.09%) C#
11 187 (16.70%) Banking
12 186 (16.61%) Spring
13 172 (15.36%) Oracle
14 149 (13.30%) OO
15 140 (12.50%) TDD
16 139 (12.41%) HTML5
17 137 (12.23%) jQuery
18 136 (12.14%) XML
19 131 (11.70%) ASP.NET
20 128 (11.43%) MVC
21 117 (10.45%) Hibernate
21 117 (10.45%) Web Services
22 111 (9.91%) AngularJS
23 107 (9.55%) SDLC
24 105 (9.38%) Relational Database
24 105 (9.38%) UNIX
25 102 (9.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 96 (8.57%) Linux
26 96 (8.57%) Microsoft
27 91 (8.13%) PL/SQL

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 52 (4.64%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.93%) Tomcat
3 42 (3.75%) JBoss
4 39 (3.48%) CMS
5 26 (2.32%) FileNet
6 23 (2.05%) WebSphere
7 19 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 18 (1.61%) Apache
9 17 (1.52%) Drupal
10 14 (1.25%) WordPress
10 14 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 14 (1.25%) Node.js
11 13 (1.16%) Apache Pig
12 11 (0.98%) IIS
13 9 (0.80%) IBM Notes
13 9 (0.80%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.71%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.71%) MQSeries
14 8 (0.71%) SAS
15 7 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 47 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.54%) InfoPath
3 5 (0.45%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.36%) MS Project
5 3 (0.27%) MS Office
6 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.18%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.089%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.089%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 8 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (0.71%) Loan IQ
1 8 (0.71%) Markit EDM
2 7 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.36%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.27%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.27%) Magento
6 2 (0.18%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.18%) Maximo
7 1 (0.089%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.089%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.089%) FileNet Content Manager
7 1 (0.089%) Agresso
7 1 (0.089%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.089%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.089%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.089%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.16%) Amazon EMR
2 13 (1.16%) Amazon Kinesis
3 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.27%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.27%) SaaS
6 2 (0.18%) Office 365
6 2 (0.18%) iPaaS
6 2 (0.18%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.089%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.089%) GitHub
7 1 (0.089%) IaaS
7 1 (0.089%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.089%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.07%) HTTP
2 7 (0.63%) Intranet
3 4 (0.36%) Internet
4 3 (0.27%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.18%) CTI
5 2 (0.18%) LDAP
5 2 (0.18%) 802.11
5 2 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.089%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.089%) AMQP
6 1 (0.089%) iBeacon
6 1 (0.089%) Firewall
6 1 (0.089%) WAN
6 1 (0.089%) SMTP
6 1 (0.089%) FTP
6 1 (0.089%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (23.57%) SQL Server
2 105 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 102 (9.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 89 (7.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 77 (6.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 69 (6.16%) Data Warehouse
7 56 (5.00%) RDBMS
8 41 (3.66%) DB2
9 38 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 36 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
11 35 (3.13%) Oracle Database
12 31 (2.77%) MySQL
13 23 (2.05%) MS Access
14 20 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (1.70%) QlikView
16 17 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
17 15 (1.34%) Hadoop
17 15 (1.34%) Apache Hive
18 12 (1.07%) MongoDB
19 11 (0.98%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 76 (6.79%) JUnit
2 42 (3.75%) Visual Studio
2 42 (3.75%) Subversion
2 42 (3.75%) Maven
3 37 (3.30%) Eclipse
4 33 (2.95%) JIRA
5 32 (2.86%) Selenium
6 30 (2.68%) Jenkins
7 28 (2.50%) Git (software)
8 27 (2.41%) Ant
9 23 (2.05%) Cucumber
10 22 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (1.79%) Hudson
12 17 (1.52%) CruiseControl
13 14 (1.25%) FitNesse
14 13 (1.16%) Jasmine
15 12 (1.07%) Mockito
16 11 (0.98%) TeamCity
16 11 (0.98%) PeopleTools
17 9 (0.80%) NUnit
General
1 329 (29.38%) Finance
2 187 (16.70%) Banking
3 70 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 32 (2.86%) Front Office
5 21 (1.88%) Financial Institution
6 18 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.34%) Retail
8 9 (0.80%) Games
9 8 (0.71%) Marketing
9 8 (0.71%) Back Office
10 4 (0.36%) Electronics
10 4 (0.36%) Legal
11 3 (0.27%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.18%) Military
12 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.089%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (26.70%) HTML
2 271 (24.20%) CSS
3 228 (20.36%) .NET
4 186 (16.61%) Spring
5 139 (12.41%) HTML5
6 137 (12.23%) jQuery
7 136 (12.14%) XML
8 131 (11.70%) ASP.NET
9 117 (10.45%) Web Services
9 117 (10.45%) Hibernate
10 111 (9.91%) AngularJS
11 78 (6.96%) J2EE
12 71 (6.34%) JMS
12 71 (6.34%) CSS3
13 58 (5.18%) RESTful
13 58 (5.18%) Ajax
14 51 (4.55%) JSP
15 50 (4.46%) .NET Framework
16 46 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
17 45 (4.02%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (2.23%) Equity Derivative
3 24 (2.14%) User Experience
4 23 (2.05%) Mobile App
4 23 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (1.34%) Computer Science
5 15 (1.34%) Derivative
6 14 (1.25%) Market Risk
7 12 (1.07%) Client/Server
8 11 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (0.89%) Fixed Income
9 10 (0.89%) Data Integration
10 9 (0.80%) GIS
11 8 (0.71%) Equities
12 7 (0.63%) N-Tier
12 7 (0.63%) Digital Media
13 6 (0.54%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.45%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.45%) Data Extraction
15 4 (0.36%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 105 (9.38%) UNIX
2 96 (8.57%) Linux
3 52 (4.64%) Windows
4 19 (1.70%) Android
5 15 (1.34%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.36%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.27%) Windows CE
9 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.089%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.089%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.089%) MVS
10 1 (0.089%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.089%) Solaris
10 1 (0.089%) OS/400
10 1 (0.089%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (26.07%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (13.30%) OO
3 140 (12.50%) TDD
4 128 (11.43%) MVC
5 107 (9.55%) SDLC
6 86 (7.68%) Business Intelligence
7 84 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
8 79 (7.05%) Unit Testing
9 67 (5.98%) ETL
10 57 (5.09%) Data Modelling
11 54 (4.82%) OOD
11 54 (4.82%) Web Development
12 52 (4.64%) Software Engineering
13 46 (4.11%) Scrum
14 44 (3.93%) Performance Tuning
15 42 (3.75%) Multithreading
15 42 (3.75%) Migration
16 39 (3.48%) Project Management
17 33 (2.95%) Asset Management
18 32 (2.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 434 (38.75%) SQL
2 404 (36.07%) Java
3 360 (32.14%) JavaScript
4 225 (20.09%) C#
5 91 (8.13%) PL/SQL
6 58 (5.18%) Perl
7 55 (4.91%) PHP
8 53 (4.73%) T-SQL
8 53 (4.73%) VBA
9 44 (3.93%) Python
10 34 (3.04%) Shell Script
11 25 (2.23%) VB.NET
12 22 (1.96%) C++
13 14 (1.25%) VB
14 10 (0.89%) VBScript
14 10 (0.89%) PowerShell
15 9 (0.80%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.71%) PeopleCode
16 8 (0.71%) SQR
16 8 (0.71%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (3.75%) Security Cleared
2 41 (3.66%) Degree
3 15 (1.34%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.25%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.63%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.089%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.089%) HND
6 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.79%) QA
2 12 (1.07%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.089%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.089%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.089%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (0.36%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (0.54%) Control-M
2 2 (0.18%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.089%) Puppet
3 1 (0.089%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.089%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 172 (15.36%) Oracle
2 96 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 87 (7.77%) Sybase
4 26 (2.32%) Informatica
5 25 (2.23%) IBM
6 18 (1.61%) Cognos
7 17 (1.52%) SAP
7 17 (1.52%) Adobe
8 15 (1.34%) Business Objects
9 11 (0.98%) PeopleSoft
10 9 (0.80%) Lotus
11 7 (0.63%) Telerik
12 5 (0.45%) Google
12 5 (0.45%) Ab Initio
12 5 (0.45%) VMware
12 5 (0.45%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.45%) Sun
12 5 (0.45%) Tableau
13 4 (0.36%) Netezza
14 3 (0.27%) Teradata
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