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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 2 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 510 585 697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.43% 18.28% 25.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.83% 19.23% 26.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 334 393
Median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -36.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
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
2054 3042 2617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.35% 95.06% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1588 1412
Median daily rate £354 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 60 66
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +1 254 £375 -1.31% 44
Glasgow +2 176 £375 +7.14% 48
West Lothian +1 10 £375 +3.44% 5
Renfrewshire -18 9 £284 -16.54% 1
Aberdeenshire - 9 £388 -
Highlands +10 8 £280 -22.75%
Aberdeen - 7 £325 - 2
Dundee -3 4 £300 - 2
Stirling -4 3 - - 1
Scottish Borders - 3 £325 -
Falkirk - 2 £381 -
North Lanarkshire +6 1 £450 - 1
Angus 0 1 - -
Developer
UK

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 468 (48.10%) Java
2 425 (43.68%) Agile Software Development
3 374 (38.44%) JavaScript
4 288 (29.60%) SQL
5 269 (27.65%) HTML
6 206 (21.17%) CSS
7 205 (21.07%) C#
8 200 (20.55%) Finance
8 200 (20.55%) Scrum
9 194 (19.94%) AngularJS
10 189 (19.42%) .NET
11 175 (17.99%) Web Services
12 154 (15.83%) jQuery
13 151 (15.52%) Python
14 149 (15.31%) Spring
15 147 (15.11%) TDD
16 143 (14.70%) SQL Server
17 130 (13.36%) XML
17 130 (13.36%) OO
18 128 (13.16%) Linux
19 127 (13.05%) Oracle
19 127 (13.05%) Open Source
20 124 (12.74%) SDLC
20 124 (12.74%) Maven
20 124 (12.74%) Web Development
21 116 (11.92%) Unix
22 114 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
23 107 (11.00%) JBoss
24 101 (10.38%) MVC
24 101 (10.38%) HTML5

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
1 107 (11.00%) JBoss
2 100 (10.28%) GeoServer
3 25 (2.57%) Tomcat
4 20 (2.06%) Apache
5 19 (1.95%) SharePoint
5 19 (1.95%) WebSphere
6 16 (1.64%) CMS
7 15 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
9 11 (1.13%) Drupal
10 8 (0.82%) IIS
10 8 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.62%) SAS
11 6 (0.62%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.51%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.41%) Confluence
13 4 (0.41%) WebSphere Process Server
13 4 (0.41%) WordPress
14 3 (0.31%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 26 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.51%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.41%) MS Office
4 3 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.21%) Edge Animate
5 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.10%) DOC1
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (2.47%) Oracle BPM
2 15 (1.54%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.92%) Unit4 Business World
4 7 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.41%) Global One
7 3 (0.31%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.10%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.62%) iTunes
4 5 (0.51%) GitHub
5 4 (0.41%) SaaS
6 3 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.21%) Force.com
8 1 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.10%) PaaS
8 1 (0.10%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.88%) HTTP
2 15 (1.54%) FTP
3 8 (0.82%) SSL
4 7 (0.72%) Internet
4 7 (0.72%) SSH
5 5 (0.51%) LDAP
5 5 (0.51%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.31%) DNS
6 3 (0.31%) Firewall
6 3 (0.31%) Intranet
6 3 (0.31%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.31%) SMTP
6 3 (0.31%) SNMP
7 2 (0.21%) DHCP
7 2 (0.21%) IPv4
7 2 (0.21%) IPv6
7 2 (0.21%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (14.70%) SQL Server
2 94 (9.66%) GIS
2 94 (9.66%) Relational Database
3 72 (7.40%) DB2
4 61 (6.27%) RDBMS
5 60 (6.17%) NoSQL
6 41 (4.21%) Oracle Database
7 32 (3.29%) MongoDB
8 24 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (2.16%) MySQL
9 21 (2.16%) Spatial Data
10 20 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (1.54%) QlikView
12 15 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (1.44%) MS Access
14 9 (0.92%) MarkLogic
15 8 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (0.82%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 124 (12.74%) Maven
2 95 (9.76%) Jenkins
2 95 (9.76%) JIRA
3 81 (8.32%) Subversion
4 79 (8.12%) Gradle
5 77 (7.91%) Cucumber
6 69 (7.09%) JUnit
7 66 (6.78%) JBehave
8 62 (6.37%) Git (software)
8 62 (6.37%) Selenium
9 51 (5.24%) Artifactory
10 44 (4.52%) Eclipse
11 27 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (2.67%) Jasmine
13 24 (2.47%) Visual Studio
14 18 (1.85%) Karma Test Runner
15 17 (1.75%) Bower
16 16 (1.64%) Grunt
16 16 (1.64%) Hudson
17 10 (1.03%) SoapUI
General
1 200 (20.55%) Finance
2 90 (9.25%) Banking
3 34 (3.49%) Front Office
4 22 (2.26%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.64%) Law
6 10 (1.03%) Retail
7 7 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (0.72%) Publishing
8 6 (0.62%) Advertising
8 6 (0.62%) Legal
8 6 (0.62%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.62%) Marketing
9 5 (0.51%) Electronics
10 3 (0.31%) Games
11 2 (0.21%) Billing
12 1 (0.10%) Automotive
12 1 (0.10%) Interactive Media
12 1 (0.10%) International Banking
12 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.10%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (27.65%) HTML
2 206 (21.17%) CSS
3 194 (19.94%) AngularJS
4 189 (19.42%) .NET
5 175 (17.99%) Web Services
6 154 (15.83%) jQuery
7 149 (15.31%) Spring
8 130 (13.36%) XML
9 101 (10.38%) HTML5
10 100 (10.28%) ASP.NET
10 100 (10.28%) OpenLayers
10 100 (10.28%) PostGIS
11 93 (9.56%) REST
12 92 (9.46%) Leaflet
13 90 (9.25%) Hibernate
14 87 (8.94%) SOAP
15 78 (8.02%) JMS
16 68 (6.99%) Java EE
17 67 (6.89%) RESTful
18 64 (6.58%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 81 (8.32%) User Experience
2 71 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (2.98%) Computer Science
3 29 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
4 26 (2.67%) Equity Derivative
5 23 (2.36%) Mobile App
6 18 (1.85%) iPad
7 17 (1.75%) Equities
8 16 (1.64%) Data Structures
9 14 (1.44%) Derivative
10 13 (1.34%) iPhone
10 13 (1.34%) Mainframe
10 13 (1.34%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.23%) Data Centre
11 12 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (1.23%) iSeries
11 12 (1.23%) Mathematics
12 11 (1.13%) Algorithms
13 10 (1.03%) Tandem
14 8 (0.82%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 128 (13.16%) Linux
2 116 (11.92%) Unix
3 54 (5.55%) Android
4 44 (4.52%) Apple iOS
4 44 (4.52%) Windows
5 5 (0.51%) AIX
5 5 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.41%) zOS
7 3 (0.31%) Debian
7 3 (0.31%) SUSE
8 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.21%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (43.68%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (20.55%) Scrum
3 147 (15.11%) TDD
4 130 (13.36%) OO
5 127 (13.05%) Open Source
6 124 (12.74%) SDLC
6 124 (12.74%) Web Development
7 114 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
8 101 (10.38%) MVC
9 84 (8.63%) OOD
10 77 (7.91%) Unit Testing
11 74 (7.61%) BDD
12 71 (7.30%) Front End Development
13 68 (6.99%) SOA
14 61 (6.27%) Software Engineering
15 50 (5.14%) ETL
16 48 (4.93%) Workflow
17 44 (4.52%) Multithreading
18 40 (4.11%) Android Development
19 38 (3.91%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 468 (48.10%) Java
2 374 (38.44%) JavaScript
3 288 (29.60%) SQL
4 205 (21.07%) C#
5 151 (15.52%) Python
6 86 (8.84%) Perl
7 55 (5.65%) C++
8 51 (5.24%) PL/SQL
9 42 (4.32%) T-SQL
10 33 (3.39%) PHP
11 30 (3.08%) VB
12 26 (2.67%) VBA
13 23 (2.36%) Objective-C
14 21 (2.16%) VB.NET
15 19 (1.95%) CoffeeScript
16 17 (1.75%) C
17 13 (1.34%) Apple Swift
18 12 (1.23%) ES6
18 12 (1.23%) JCL
18 12 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 78 (8.02%) Degree
2 24 (2.47%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.10%) HNC
4 1 (0.10%) HND
4 1 (0.10%) MCP
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.39%) WCAG
2 31 (3.19%) QA
3 16 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.41%) ISO13485
5 2 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (0.21%) WAI
6 1 (0.10%) Basel III
6 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.10%) GMP
6 1 (0.10%) MISRA
System Software
1 15 (1.54%) Docker
2 11 (1.13%) Time Sharing Option
3 7 (0.72%) GeoWebCache
4 6 (0.62%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 53 (5.45%) Ansible
2 7 (0.72%) Mesos
3 6 (0.62%) Marathon
3 6 (0.62%) Packer
3 6 (0.62%) Puppet
4 5 (0.51%) Chronos
5 3 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.31%) Kibana
5 3 (0.31%) RSA Archer
6 2 (0.21%) Cacti
6 2 (0.21%) Graphite
6 2 (0.21%) Munin
6 2 (0.21%) Nagios
6 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.10%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.10%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.10%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.10%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 127 (13.05%) Oracle
2 92 (9.46%) ESRI
3 70 (7.19%) Sybase
4 57 (5.86%) Microsoft
5 32 (3.29%) Red Hat
6 30 (3.08%) IBM
7 15 (1.54%) VMware
8 9 (0.92%) ILOG
9 8 (0.82%) Apple
9 8 (0.82%) Cognos
9 8 (0.82%) Nintex
10 7 (0.72%) Charles River
10 7 (0.72%) Talend
10 7 (0.72%) Twitter
11 6 (0.62%) Adobe
11 6 (0.62%) HP
12 5 (0.51%) Xamarin
13 4 (0.41%) ForgeRock
13 4 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.31%) Lotus
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