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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 748 561 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.12% 22.99% 22.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.78% 25.01% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 314 277
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 6
Average hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £31.70 £18.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £41.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.87% -5.71%
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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
2599 2243 2063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.23% 91.93% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 1118 1078
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 £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 80 68
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.72 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 0 379 £375 +15.38% 32
Glasgow 0 238 £348 +11.36% 37
Stirling +7 37 £450 +50.00%
Aberdeen 0 14 £350 +7.69% 2
West Lothian -6 8 £290 -27.54% 2
Dundee 0 6 £313 +13.63% 3
North Lanarkshire +1 4 - -
Renfrewshire -12 3 £310 -8.82%
Midlothian - 1 £400 - 1
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 - - 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 - - 1
Fife - - - -
Falkirk - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
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Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 519 (36.32%) Java
2 473 (33.10%) SQL
3 396 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
4 381 (26.66%) JavaScript
5 374 (26.17%) HTML
6 369 (25.82%) .NET
7 363 (25.40%) Finance
8 335 (23.44%) C#
9 329 (23.02%) SQL Server
9 329 (23.02%) CSS
10 261 (18.26%) Oracle
11 256 (17.91%) XML
12 218 (15.26%) jQuery
13 217 (15.19%) Banking
14 195 (13.65%) ASP.NET
15 177 (12.39%) MVC
16 163 (11.41%) PL/SQL
17 162 (11.34%) TDD
18 156 (10.92%) Spring
19 154 (10.78%) Web Services
20 153 (10.71%) Microsoft
21 148 (10.36%) HTML5
22 133 (9.31%) OO
23 131 (9.17%) Relational Database
24 121 (8.47%) J2EE
25 118 (8.26%) UNIX
26 110 (7.70%) SQL Server 2008
27 108 (7.56%) SharePoint
28 107 (7.49%) Hibernate
29 96 (6.72%) T-SQL

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 108 (7.56%) SharePoint
2 91 (6.37%) JBoss
3 56 (3.92%) CMS
4 49 (3.43%) WebSphere
5 36 (2.52%) Tomcat
5 36 (2.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 33 (2.31%) Apache
7 32 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 30 (2.10%) SAS
9 20 (1.40%) IIS
9 20 (1.40%) FileNet
10 19 (1.33%) Umbraco
11 17 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
12 14 (0.98%) MS Project Server
13 12 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
13 12 (0.84%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.49%) Drupal
14 7 (0.49%) WordPress
14 7 (0.49%) Node.js
14 7 (0.49%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 45 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.05%) InfoPath
3 13 (0.91%) MS Project
4 7 (0.49%) MS Office
5 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.070%) Houdini
6 1 (0.070%) Maya
Business Applications
1 41 (2.87%) Markit EDM
2 12 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.28%) Tridion
7 4 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle HRMS
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.14%) Agresso
10 1 (0.070%) CSG Singleview
10 1 (0.070%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.21%) Office 365
3 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.14%) IaaS
5 1 (0.070%) GitHub
5 1 (0.070%) Force.com
5 1 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.070%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (5.88%) HTTP
2 19 (1.33%) Intranet
3 18 (1.26%) HTTPS
4 12 (0.84%) Internet
5 5 (0.35%) Extranet
5 5 (0.35%) Network Security
6 2 (0.14%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.14%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.070%) GPRS
7 1 (0.070%) PSTN
7 1 (0.070%) PPP
7 1 (0.070%) AMQP
7 1 (0.070%) IPv4
7 1 (0.070%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (23.02%) SQL Server
2 131 (9.17%) Relational Database
3 110 (7.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 85 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 78 (5.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 72 (5.04%) RDBMS
7 68 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
8 54 (3.78%) Oracle Database
9 40 (2.80%) DB2
10 37 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
11 26 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
11 26 (1.82%) SAP Data Services
12 25 (1.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 24 (1.68%) MySQL
14 22 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
15 21 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
16 18 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
17 17 (1.19%) QlikView
18 15 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 14 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 93 (6.51%) Visual Studio
2 58 (4.06%) Eclipse
3 55 (3.85%) JUnit
4 43 (3.01%) Subversion
4 43 (3.01%) Maven
4 43 (3.01%) Git (software)
5 31 (2.17%) Selenium
6 30 (2.10%) Cucumber
7 29 (2.03%) Jasmine
8 23 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
9 22 (1.54%) CruiseControl
9 22 (1.54%) Grunt
10 21 (1.47%) JProfiler
10 21 (1.47%) Mercurial
10 21 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (1.19%) JIRA
11 17 (1.19%) Ant
12 14 (0.98%) Mockito
12 14 (0.98%) Jenkins
13 11 (0.77%) FitNesse
General
1 363 (25.40%) Finance
2 217 (15.19%) Banking
3 43 (3.01%) Front Office
4 31 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 28 (1.96%) Retail
6 12 (0.84%) Advertising
7 9 (0.63%) Retail Banking
7 9 (0.63%) Back Office
8 3 (0.21%) Publishing
9 2 (0.14%) Games
9 2 (0.14%) Marketing
9 2 (0.14%) Local Government
9 2 (0.14%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.070%) Legal
10 1 (0.070%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.070%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.070%) Billing
10 1 (0.070%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 374 (26.17%) HTML
2 369 (25.82%) .NET
3 329 (23.02%) CSS
4 256 (17.91%) XML
5 218 (15.26%) jQuery
6 195 (13.65%) ASP.NET
7 156 (10.92%) Spring
8 154 (10.78%) Web Services
9 148 (10.36%) HTML5
10 121 (8.47%) J2EE
11 107 (7.49%) Hibernate
12 91 (6.37%) JSP
13 89 (6.23%) .NET Framework
13 89 (6.23%) CSS3
14 81 (5.67%) Java EE
15 75 (5.25%) AngularJS
16 71 (4.97%) XSLT
17 70 (4.90%) JSF
18 64 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
19 63 (4.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 86 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (3.29%) Mobile App
3 39 (2.73%) User Experience
4 36 (2.52%) Computer Science
5 25 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 23 (1.61%) Open Source
7 18 (1.26%) Derivative
8 12 (0.84%) Mainframe
8 12 (0.84%) iPhone
8 12 (0.84%) Visualisation
9 10 (0.70%) NHS
10 9 (0.63%) Fixed Income
10 9 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
11 8 (0.56%) Equities
11 8 (0.56%) Market Risk
11 8 (0.56%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.56%) iPad
12 7 (0.49%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.49%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 118 (8.26%) UNIX
2 81 (5.67%) Windows
3 79 (5.53%) Linux
4 61 (4.27%) Android
5 52 (3.64%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.42%) AIX
6 6 (0.42%) Solaris
7 5 (0.35%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.28%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.21%) zOS
10 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.070%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.070%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (12.39%) MVC
3 162 (11.34%) TDD
4 133 (9.31%) OO
5 95 (6.65%) SOA
6 87 (6.09%) Unit Testing
7 86 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
8 73 (5.11%) Scrum
8 73 (5.11%) Web Development
9 71 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
10 61 (4.27%) ETL
11 56 (3.92%) Multithreading
12 53 (3.71%) Web Design
13 50 (3.50%) Performance Tuning
14 49 (3.43%) Data Modelling
15 45 (3.15%) Android Development
16 43 (3.01%) Migration
17 39 (2.73%) Workflow
18 36 (2.52%) iOS Development
19 32 (2.24%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 519 (36.32%) Java
2 473 (33.10%) SQL
3 381 (26.66%) JavaScript
4 335 (23.44%) C#
5 163 (11.41%) PL/SQL
6 96 (6.72%) T-SQL
7 73 (5.11%) C++
8 72 (5.04%) Perl
9 60 (4.20%) VBA
10 39 (2.73%) PHP
11 35 (2.45%) Shell Script
12 31 (2.17%) Python
13 26 (1.82%) Ruby
14 24 (1.68%) VB
15 22 (1.54%) Objective-C
16 20 (1.40%) VB.NET
17 19 (1.33%) VBScript
18 13 (0.91%) VB6
18 13 (0.91%) PowerShell
19 12 (0.84%) C
Qualifications
1 61 (4.27%) Degree
2 16 (1.12%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.05%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.56%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.14%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.070%) MySQL Certification
6 1 (0.070%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.070%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.070%) OCP
6 1 (0.070%) OCA
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.26%) QA
2 4 (0.28%) WCAG
3 3 (0.21%) WAI
3 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.14%) SLA
4 2 (0.14%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (0.49%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.14%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 6 (0.42%) Control-M
2 2 (0.14%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.14%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.070%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.070%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 261 (18.26%) Oracle
2 153 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 67 (4.69%) Sybase
4 44 (3.08%) Business Objects
5 29 (2.03%) IBM
6 28 (1.96%) SAP
7 26 (1.82%) Tableau
8 18 (1.26%) Informatica
9 17 (1.19%) Ab Initio
10 16 (1.12%) HP
11 15 (1.05%) Google
12 14 (0.98%) Cognos
13 12 (0.84%) Kofax
14 10 (0.70%) Twitter
15 9 (0.63%) Guidewire
15 9 (0.63%) CheckPoint
16 8 (0.56%) Red Hat
16 8 (0.56%) Adobe
17 7 (0.49%) Sun
17 7 (0.49%) Charles River
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