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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 770 590 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.51% 23.89% 21.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.29% 25.83% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 324 253
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£375 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £222 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 14
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.71%
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
2629 2284 2155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.93% 92.47% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1422 1123 1093
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £220 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 88 103
Average hourly rate £18.25 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 27 November 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
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 27 November 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
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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
Edinburgh +1 395 £375 +15.38% 75
Glasgow 0 234 £350 +16.66% 75
Stirling +14 42 £450 - 7
Aberdeen -1 20 £350 +7.69% 6
West Lothian -2 8 £290 -27.54% 8
Renfrewshire -14 7 £310 -10.14% 1
Dundee 0 2 £288 +4.54% 5
Aberdeenshire +2 1 - -
Fife - - - -
Falkirk - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - - 1
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
Developer
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Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 537 (37.16%) Java
2 449 (31.07%) SQL
3 382 (26.44%) JavaScript
4 378 (26.16%) HTML
5 374 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
6 354 (24.50%) .NET
7 348 (24.08%) Finance
8 334 (23.11%) C#
9 317 (21.94%) CSS
10 308 (21.31%) SQL Server
11 280 (19.38%) XML
12 257 (17.79%) Oracle
13 247 (17.09%) jQuery
14 228 (15.78%) Banking
15 178 (12.32%) ASP.NET
15 178 (12.32%) MVC
16 160 (11.07%) HTML5
17 156 (10.80%) Microsoft
18 155 (10.73%) PL/SQL
18 155 (10.73%) TDD
19 154 (10.66%) Spring
20 149 (10.31%) Web Services
21 140 (9.69%) OO
22 127 (8.79%) Relational Database
23 122 (8.44%) UNIX
24 118 (8.17%) J2EE
25 113 (7.82%) SharePoint
26 109 (7.54%) JBoss
27 101 (6.99%) SOA
28 100 (6.92%) Java EE

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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
1 113 (7.82%) SharePoint
2 109 (7.54%) JBoss
3 63 (4.36%) CMS
4 49 (3.39%) WebSphere
5 40 (2.77%) Tomcat
6 39 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 39 (2.70%) Apache
7 36 (2.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 31 (2.15%) SAS
9 28 (1.94%) FileNet
10 21 (1.45%) IIS
11 20 (1.38%) Umbraco
12 17 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
13 14 (0.97%) MS Project Server
14 12 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
15 10 (0.69%) Node.js
15 10 (0.69%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.48%) Adobe CQ
17 6 (0.42%) Drupal
17 6 (0.42%) GlassFish
Applications
1 44 (3.04%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.11%) InfoPath
3 13 (0.90%) MS Project
4 8 (0.55%) MS Office
5 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.069%) Houdini
6 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.069%) Maya
6 1 (0.069%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (2.08%) Markit EDM
2 12 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 7 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.28%) Tridion
9 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle HRMS
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.14%) Agresso
11 1 (0.069%) Changepoint
11 1 (0.069%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.28%) Office 365
3 3 (0.21%) IaaS
4 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.069%) GitHub
5 1 (0.069%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.069%) SaaS
5 1 (0.069%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 92 (6.37%) HTTP
2 20 (1.38%) Intranet
3 16 (1.11%) HTTPS
4 9 (0.62%) Internet
5 4 (0.28%) Extranet
6 2 (0.14%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.069%) SSL
7 1 (0.069%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (21.31%) SQL Server
2 127 (8.79%) Relational Database
3 92 (6.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 80 (5.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 76 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 72 (4.98%) RDBMS
7 68 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
8 65 (4.50%) Oracle Database
9 44 (3.04%) Oracle Database 11g
10 42 (2.91%) DB2
11 30 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
12 24 (1.66%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 21 (1.45%) SAP Data Services
14 20 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
15 19 (1.31%) MySQL
16 18 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
17 15 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 14 (0.97%) NoSQL
18 14 (0.97%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 90 (6.23%) Visual Studio
2 52 (3.60%) Maven
3 50 (3.46%) Eclipse
4 47 (3.25%) Subversion
4 47 (3.25%) JUnit
5 42 (2.91%) Git (software)
6 31 (2.15%) Jasmine
7 28 (1.94%) Oracle Forms
8 26 (1.80%) Selenium
9 24 (1.66%) Cucumber
10 22 (1.52%) Grunt
11 21 (1.45%) Mercurial
12 20 (1.38%) JProfiler
12 20 (1.38%) CruiseControl
13 18 (1.25%) JIRA
14 16 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (0.83%) Jenkins
16 11 (0.76%) FitNesse
16 11 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
16 11 (0.76%) Ant
General
1 348 (24.08%) Finance
2 228 (15.78%) Banking
3 52 (3.60%) Front Office
4 31 (2.15%) Investment Banking
5 23 (1.59%) Retail
6 13 (0.90%) Advertising
7 9 (0.62%) Back Office
8 7 (0.48%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.21%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.21%) Publishing
9 3 (0.21%) Games
10 2 (0.14%) Legal
10 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.14%) Marketing
11 1 (0.069%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.069%) German Language
11 1 (0.069%) Billing
11 1 (0.069%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.069%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (26.16%) HTML
2 354 (24.50%) .NET
3 317 (21.94%) CSS
4 280 (19.38%) XML
5 247 (17.09%) jQuery
6 178 (12.32%) ASP.NET
7 160 (11.07%) HTML5
8 154 (10.66%) Spring
9 149 (10.31%) Web Services
10 118 (8.17%) J2EE
11 100 (6.92%) Java EE
12 97 (6.71%) Hibernate
13 93 (6.44%) JSP
14 90 (6.23%) CSS3
15 84 (5.81%) .NET Framework
16 78 (5.40%) JSF
16 78 (5.40%) XSLT
17 76 (5.26%) SOAP
18 75 (5.19%) AngularJS
19 65 (4.50%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (3.04%) Mobile App
2 44 (3.04%) User Experience
3 36 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 31 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 27 (1.87%) Open Source
6 19 (1.31%) Derivative
7 17 (1.18%) Visualisation
8 13 (0.90%) Equities
9 12 (0.83%) iPhone
9 12 (0.83%) Mainframe
10 9 (0.62%) Hedge funds
11 8 (0.55%) iPad
11 8 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
12 7 (0.48%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.48%) Fixed Income
12 7 (0.48%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.48%) Market Risk
13 6 (0.42%) Data Integration
13 6 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 122 (8.44%) UNIX
2 83 (5.74%) Windows
3 80 (5.54%) Linux
4 54 (3.74%) Android
5 53 (3.67%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.42%) AIX
6 6 (0.42%) Solaris
7 5 (0.35%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.35%) Windows Phone
7 5 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.21%) zOS
8 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.069%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (12.32%) MVC
3 155 (10.73%) TDD
4 140 (9.69%) OO
5 101 (6.99%) SOA
6 91 (6.30%) Unit Testing
7 83 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
8 73 (5.05%) Web Development
8 73 (5.05%) Multithreading
9 69 (4.78%) Continuous Integration
10 66 (4.57%) Scrum
11 62 (4.29%) ETL
11 62 (4.29%) Web Design
12 53 (3.67%) Performance Tuning
13 50 (3.46%) Workflow
14 47 (3.25%) Data Modelling
15 44 (3.04%) Migration
15 44 (3.04%) Android Development
16 43 (2.98%) iOS Development
17 36 (2.49%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 537 (37.16%) Java
2 449 (31.07%) SQL
3 382 (26.44%) JavaScript
4 334 (23.11%) C#
5 155 (10.73%) PL/SQL
6 89 (6.16%) T-SQL
7 75 (5.19%) C++
8 74 (5.12%) Perl
9 58 (4.01%) VBA
10 44 (3.04%) Shell Script
11 32 (2.21%) PHP
12 29 (2.01%) Python
13 26 (1.80%) VB
13 26 (1.80%) Objective-C
14 20 (1.38%) VB.NET
14 20 (1.38%) Ruby
15 18 (1.25%) VBScript
16 14 (0.97%) Scala
17 12 (0.83%) PowerShell
18 11 (0.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 55 (3.81%) Degree
2 14 (0.97%) Security Cleared
3 12 (0.83%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.14%) Sun Certification
4 2 (0.14%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.069%) OCP
5 1 (0.069%) OCA
5 1 (0.069%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.069%) PhD
5 1 (0.069%) MySQL Certification
5 1 (0.069%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.069%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.45%) QA
2 5 (0.35%) WCAG
3 3 (0.21%) WAI
3 3 (0.21%) HL7
3 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.14%) SLA
5 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.069%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.14%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 4 (0.28%) Control-M
2 3 (0.21%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.14%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.069%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.069%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 257 (17.79%) Oracle
2 156 (10.80%) Microsoft
3 61 (4.22%) Sybase
4 41 (2.84%) Business Objects
5 38 (2.63%) IBM
6 26 (1.80%) SAP
7 25 (1.73%) Tableau
8 18 (1.25%) HP
9 17 (1.18%) Google
9 17 (1.18%) Cognos
10 16 (1.11%) Ab Initio
11 15 (1.04%) Informatica
11 15 (1.04%) Twitter
12 12 (0.83%) Kofax
13 9 (0.62%) CheckPoint
13 9 (0.62%) Guidewire
14 8 (0.55%) Adobe
14 8 (0.55%) Red Hat
15 7 (0.48%) Nintex
15 7 (0.48%) Sitecore
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