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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 5 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 462 535 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.70% 18.10% 26.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.94% 18.98% 27.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 288 416
Median daily rate £350 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
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
2727 2819 2498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.69% 95.40% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1519 1444 1375
Median daily rate £364 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 82 68
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -1 214 £363 -0.68% 30
Glasgow +1 193 £336 -3.92% 54
Renfrewshire -19 19 £300 - 3
Aberdeen - 9 £350 - 1
West Lothian +1 5 £423 +20.71% 4
Stirling -11 5 £500 +25.00% 1
Dundee -7 3 £225 -35.71% 3
Fife +1 1 £320 -5.18%
Inverclyde - 1 £345 -
Developer
UK

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 365 (41.01%) Java
2 332 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
3 302 (33.93%) JavaScript
4 286 (32.13%) SQL
5 219 (24.61%) HTML
6 192 (21.57%) CSS
7 183 (20.56%) Finance
8 180 (20.22%) AngularJS
9 165 (18.54%) Web Services
10 154 (17.30%) SQL Server
11 147 (16.52%) .NET
12 146 (16.40%) Spring
13 145 (16.29%) C#
14 131 (14.72%) jQuery
15 130 (14.61%) Scrum
16 128 (14.38%) Oracle
17 121 (13.60%) SDLC
18 116 (13.03%) TDD
19 113 (12.70%) Web Development
20 112 (12.58%) XML
21 109 (12.25%) Linux
21 109 (12.25%) OO
22 108 (12.13%) REST
23 106 (11.91%) HTML5
24 104 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
25 103 (11.57%) Python
26 101 (11.35%) MVC
27 100 (11.24%) Maven
28 99 (11.12%) Unix
28 99 (11.12%) SOAP

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 68 (7.64%) GeoServer
1 68 (7.64%) JBoss
2 25 (2.81%) WebSphere
3 24 (2.70%) Apache
3 24 (2.70%) Tomcat
4 19 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.02%) SAS
6 16 (1.80%) CMS
7 15 (1.69%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.24%) ArcGIS
9 10 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (1.12%) Drupal
9 10 (1.12%) nginx
10 8 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.67%) IIS
11 6 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.67%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.56%) Confluence
13 3 (0.34%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 21 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.56%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.22%) MS Office
3 2 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.11%) DOC1
4 1 (0.11%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 13 (1.46%) Markit EDM
2 10 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (1.01%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.45%) Global One
5 4 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.22%) KANA IQ
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.11%) Magento
8 1 (0.11%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.56%) iTunes
4 3 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.34%) SaaS
5 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.22%) Heroku
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.11%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.93%) HTTP
2 20 (2.25%) SSL
3 12 (1.35%) FTP
4 7 (0.79%) SSH
5 5 (0.56%) LDAP
5 5 (0.56%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.45%) Internet
7 3 (0.34%) DNS
7 3 (0.34%) Firewall
7 3 (0.34%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.34%) Network Security
7 3 (0.34%) SMTP
7 3 (0.34%) SNMP
8 2 (0.22%) DHCP
8 2 (0.22%) IPv4
8 2 (0.22%) IPv6
9 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.11%) Intranet
9 1 (0.11%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (17.30%) SQL Server
2 78 (8.76%) GIS
3 70 (7.87%) Relational Database
4 63 (7.08%) NoSQL
5 53 (5.96%) RDBMS
6 52 (5.84%) DB2
7 42 (4.72%) Oracle Database
8 34 (3.82%) MongoDB
9 33 (3.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 29 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
11 22 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
13 18 (2.02%) MySQL
13 18 (2.02%) Spatial Data
14 17 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
15 16 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (1.57%) MS Access
17 11 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 100 (11.24%) Maven
2 75 (8.43%) Subversion
3 74 (8.31%) Jenkins
4 69 (7.75%) Git (software)
4 69 (7.75%) JIRA
4 69 (7.75%) JUnit
5 64 (7.19%) Gradle
6 57 (6.40%) Eclipse
7 51 (5.73%) JBehave
8 48 (5.39%) Cucumber
8 48 (5.39%) Selenium
9 26 (2.92%) Artifactory
10 24 (2.70%) Mockito
11 20 (2.25%) Jasmine
12 19 (2.13%) Hudson
13 18 (2.02%) Bitbucket
14 17 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (1.80%) Visual Studio
16 15 (1.69%) Bower
17 14 (1.57%) Grunt
General
1 183 (20.56%) Finance
2 96 (10.79%) Banking
3 38 (4.27%) Front Office
4 23 (2.58%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.24%) Games
5 11 (1.24%) Retail
6 8 (0.90%) Law
7 5 (0.56%) Legal
8 4 (0.45%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.34%) Marketing
10 2 (0.22%) Back Office
10 2 (0.22%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.11%) Advertising
11 1 (0.11%) Automotive
11 1 (0.11%) Electronics
11 1 (0.11%) Interactive Media
11 1 (0.11%) International Banking
11 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (24.61%) HTML
2 192 (21.57%) CSS
3 180 (20.22%) AngularJS
4 165 (18.54%) Web Services
5 147 (16.52%) .NET
6 146 (16.40%) Spring
7 131 (14.72%) jQuery
8 112 (12.58%) XML
9 108 (12.13%) REST
10 106 (11.91%) HTML5
11 99 (11.12%) SOAP
12 77 (8.65%) Hibernate
13 74 (8.31%) RESTful
14 69 (7.75%) CSS3
15 68 (7.64%) PostGIS
16 67 (7.53%) OpenLayers
17 63 (7.08%) ASP.NET
18 58 (6.52%) Node.js
19 57 (6.40%) JSON
19 57 (6.40%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (6.63%) User Experience
3 30 (3.37%) iPad
4 24 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (1.91%) Algorithms
7 14 (1.57%) Animation
7 14 (1.57%) Data Structures
7 14 (1.57%) Equity Derivative
7 14 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (1.46%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.46%) Equities
8 13 (1.46%) iPhone
9 12 (1.35%) Mathematics
10 11 (1.24%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.24%) Physics
11 10 (1.12%) Mainframe
12 9 (1.01%) iSeries
12 9 (1.01%) Management Information System
13 8 (0.90%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 109 (12.25%) Linux
2 99 (11.12%) Unix
3 53 (5.96%) Apple iOS
3 53 (5.96%) Windows
4 43 (4.83%) Android
5 16 (1.80%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.24%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.67%) AIX
7 6 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.34%) Debian
8 3 (0.34%) SUSE
8 3 (0.34%) zOS
9 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.11%) MVS
10 1 (0.11%) Solaris
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (14.61%) Scrum
3 121 (13.60%) SDLC
4 116 (13.03%) TDD
5 113 (12.70%) Web Development
6 109 (12.25%) OO
7 104 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
8 101 (11.35%) MVC
9 95 (10.67%) Open Source
10 80 (8.99%) OOD
11 79 (8.88%) Unit Testing
12 70 (7.87%) SOA
13 56 (6.29%) Front End Development
13 56 (6.29%) Software Engineering
14 52 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
14 52 (5.84%) ETL
15 48 (5.39%) BDD
16 44 (4.94%) Migration
17 40 (4.49%) iOS Development
18 38 (4.27%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 365 (41.01%) Java
2 302 (33.93%) JavaScript
3 286 (32.13%) SQL
4 145 (16.29%) C#
5 103 (11.57%) Python
6 67 (7.53%) Perl
7 60 (6.74%) PL/SQL
8 45 (5.06%) PHP
9 37 (4.16%) T-SQL
10 35 (3.93%) C++
11 30 (3.37%) Objective-C
12 23 (2.58%) VB.NET
13 22 (2.47%) Apple Swift
14 20 (2.25%) VB
15 18 (2.02%) CoffeeScript
16 15 (1.69%) VBA
17 10 (1.12%) C
18 9 (1.01%) ES6
19 8 (0.90%) PHP 5
19 8 (0.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (5.17%) Degree
2 31 (3.48%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.11%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.11%) MCP
6 1 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.48%) QA
2 24 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 23 (2.58%) WCAG
4 9 (1.01%) SLA
5 6 (0.67%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.11%) Basel III
6 1 (0.11%) HL7
6 1 (0.11%) SEPA
6 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (1.35%) Docker
2 7 (0.79%) GeoWebCache
3 6 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.67%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 27 (3.03%) Ansible
2 6 (0.67%) AirWatch
3 5 (0.56%) BladeLogic
4 4 (0.45%) Mesos
5 3 (0.34%) Chronos
5 3 (0.34%) Marathon
5 3 (0.34%) Packer
5 3 (0.34%) Puppet
6 2 (0.22%) Cacti
6 2 (0.22%) Graphite
6 2 (0.22%) Kibana
6 2 (0.22%) Munin
6 2 (0.22%) Nagios
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.22%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.11%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.11%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 128 (14.38%) Oracle
2 62 (6.97%) Microsoft
3 57 (6.40%) ESRI
4 50 (5.62%) Sybase
5 44 (4.94%) IBM
6 20 (2.25%) VMware
7 12 (1.35%) Pega
8 11 (1.24%) Red Hat
8 11 (1.24%) Xamarin
9 10 (1.12%) Nintex
10 9 (1.01%) Charles River
10 9 (1.01%) ServiceNow
11 7 (0.79%) Cognos
11 7 (0.79%) Teradata
12 6 (0.67%) Adobe
12 6 (0.67%) Apple
12 6 (0.67%) Informatica
12 6 (0.67%) Kony
13 4 (0.45%) ForgeRock
13 4 (0.45%) HP
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