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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 605 722 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.89% 26.26% 23.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.38% 28.54% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 397 253
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£375 £373 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £33.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 - £28.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £34.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.03% -0.71%
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
2969 2530 2321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.72% 92.03% 94.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1502 1331 1125
Average daily rate £355 £365 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% +2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 56 75
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £11.50 £9.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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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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 -2 272 £360 -4.00% 37
Glasgow -2 191 £350 - 63
Stirling +3 25 £401 +14.42% 1
Dundee +1 22 £350 +3.70% 3
West Lothian -3 16 £325 -13.33%
Highlands - 7 - -
Fife -2 6 £338 - 1
Perth and Kinross +1 4 £350 -12.50% 2
Renfrewshire +3 1 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £425 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £450 -
Developer
UK

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 450 (39.44%) SQL
2 416 (36.46%) Java
3 358 (31.38%) JavaScript
4 344 (30.15%) Finance
5 295 (25.85%) HTML
5 295 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
6 269 (23.58%) CSS
7 255 (22.35%) SQL Server
8 204 (17.88%) C#
9 198 (17.35%) .NET
10 186 (16.30%) Spring
11 185 (16.21%) Oracle
12 176 (15.43%) Banking
13 156 (13.67%) OO
14 153 (13.41%) TDD
15 148 (12.97%) jQuery
16 137 (12.01%) HTML5
17 127 (11.13%) XML
18 126 (11.04%) MVC
19 125 (10.96%) Hibernate
19 125 (10.96%) Web Services
20 114 (9.99%) PL/SQL
21 112 (9.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 112 (9.82%) ASP.NET
22 110 (9.64%) UNIX
23 109 (9.55%) AngularJS
24 107 (9.38%) SDLC
24 107 (9.38%) Linux
25 103 (9.03%) Relational Database
26 102 (8.94%) Microsoft

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 50 (4.38%) JBoss
2 44 (3.86%) SharePoint
3 41 (3.59%) Tomcat
4 37 (3.24%) CMS
5 28 (2.45%) Node.js
6 23 (2.02%) WebSphere
7 22 (1.93%) Apache
8 19 (1.67%) FileNet
9 17 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
10 16 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (1.23%) WordPress
11 14 (1.23%) Drupal
12 13 (1.14%) Apache Pig
13 10 (0.88%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.70%) IIS
14 8 (0.70%) MQSeries
14 8 (0.70%) SAS
14 8 (0.70%) Umbraco
15 6 (0.53%) MS Project Server
15 6 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 46 (4.03%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.70%) MS Office
3 7 (0.61%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.44%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.35%) MS Project
6 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.18%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.088%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.088%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 19 (1.67%) Markit EDM
2 8 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.70%) Loan IQ
3 6 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.44%) Workday HCM
5 4 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.26%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.18%) Maximo
7 2 (0.18%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.18%) Magento
8 1 (0.088%) SunGard APT
8 1 (0.088%) Investran
8 1 (0.088%) Eikon
8 1 (0.088%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.088%) FRx
8 1 (0.088%) PORTIA
8 1 (0.088%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.088%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.14%) Amazon EMR
2 13 (1.14%) Amazon Kinesis
3 6 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.26%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.26%) SaaS
5 3 (0.26%) Office 365
6 2 (0.18%) iPaaS
6 2 (0.18%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.18%) IaaS
7 1 (0.088%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.088%) GitHub
7 1 (0.088%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.088%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.70%) Internet
2 5 (0.44%) Intranet
3 3 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (0.26%) HTTP
4 2 (0.18%) LDAP
4 2 (0.18%) 802.11
4 2 (0.18%) FTP
4 2 (0.18%) CTI
5 1 (0.088%) Firewall
5 1 (0.088%) WAN
5 1 (0.088%) SMTP
5 1 (0.088%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.088%) DNS
5 1 (0.088%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.088%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.088%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (22.35%) SQL Server
2 112 (9.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 103 (9.03%) Relational Database
4 102 (8.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 71 (6.22%) Data Warehouse
5 71 (6.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 57 (5.00%) RDBMS
7 42 (3.68%) Oracle Database
8 38 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 38 (3.33%) DB2
9 34 (2.98%) SQL Server 2005
10 32 (2.80%) MySQL
11 25 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 23 (2.02%) QlikView
13 21 (1.84%) MS Access
13 21 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
14 17 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
14 17 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
15 16 (1.40%) MongoDB
16 15 (1.31%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 75 (6.57%) JUnit
2 43 (3.77%) Maven
3 38 (3.33%) Subversion
4 37 (3.24%) Eclipse
5 35 (3.07%) Jenkins
6 34 (2.98%) Visual Studio
7 31 (2.72%) Ant
8 29 (2.54%) Git (software)
8 29 (2.54%) Cucumber
9 26 (2.28%) Selenium
10 25 (2.19%) JIRA
11 23 (2.02%) Hudson
12 20 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (1.23%) Mockito
13 14 (1.23%) Grunt
14 12 (1.05%) FitNesse
15 11 (0.96%) CruiseControl
16 10 (0.88%) PeopleTools
16 10 (0.88%) Toad
16 10 (0.88%) Jasmine
General
1 344 (30.15%) Finance
2 176 (15.43%) Banking
3 72 (6.31%) Investment Banking
4 35 (3.07%) Front Office
5 31 (2.72%) Financial Institution
6 18 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.49%) Retail
8 8 (0.70%) Marketing
9 7 (0.61%) Back Office
10 5 (0.44%) Games
11 4 (0.35%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.35%) Electronics
11 4 (0.35%) Legal
11 4 (0.35%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.35%) Advertising
12 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.088%) Military
13 1 (0.088%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (25.85%) HTML
2 269 (23.58%) CSS
3 198 (17.35%) .NET
4 186 (16.30%) Spring
5 148 (12.97%) jQuery
6 137 (12.01%) HTML5
7 127 (11.13%) XML
8 125 (10.96%) Web Services
8 125 (10.96%) Hibernate
9 112 (9.82%) ASP.NET
10 109 (9.55%) AngularJS
11 87 (7.62%) J2EE
12 72 (6.31%) CSS3
13 64 (5.61%) RESTful
14 61 (5.35%) JMS
15 57 (5.00%) Ajax
16 52 (4.56%) JSP
17 42 (3.68%) Java EE
18 41 (3.59%) .NET Framework
18 41 (3.59%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 86 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (2.19%) User Experience
2 25 (2.19%) Equity Derivative
3 23 (2.02%) Mobile App
4 21 (1.84%) Derivative
5 19 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.14%) Client/Server
7 11 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (0.88%) Data Integration
9 9 (0.79%) Market Risk
9 9 (0.79%) Fixed Income
10 8 (0.70%) Equities
11 7 (0.61%) GIS
11 7 (0.61%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.53%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.44%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.44%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.35%) Data Extraction
14 4 (0.35%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 110 (9.64%) UNIX
2 107 (9.38%) Linux
3 46 (4.03%) Windows
4 21 (1.84%) Android
5 15 (1.31%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.26%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.26%) Windows CE
7 3 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.088%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.088%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.088%) MVS
9 1 (0.088%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.088%) Solaris
9 1 (0.088%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (13.67%) OO
3 153 (13.41%) TDD
4 126 (11.04%) MVC
5 107 (9.38%) SDLC
6 91 (7.98%) Business Intelligence
7 88 (7.71%) Continuous Integration
8 87 (7.62%) Unit Testing
9 73 (6.40%) ETL
10 72 (6.31%) Data Modelling
11 63 (5.52%) Software Engineering
12 53 (4.65%) OOD
12 53 (4.65%) Scrum
13 49 (4.29%) Web Development
14 47 (4.12%) Performance Tuning
15 41 (3.59%) Asset Management
15 41 (3.59%) Migration
16 37 (3.24%) Project Management
17 33 (2.89%) Multithreading
18 28 (2.45%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 450 (39.44%) SQL
2 416 (36.46%) Java
3 358 (31.38%) JavaScript
4 204 (17.88%) C#
5 114 (9.99%) PL/SQL
6 57 (5.00%) Perl
6 57 (5.00%) VBA
7 55 (4.82%) PHP
8 52 (4.56%) T-SQL
8 52 (4.56%) Python
9 38 (3.33%) Shell Script
10 24 (2.10%) C++
11 22 (1.93%) VB.NET
12 12 (1.05%) C
13 10 (0.88%) VB
14 9 (0.79%) PowerShell
15 8 (0.70%) VBScript
15 8 (0.70%) ABAP
16 7 (0.61%) XPath
16 7 (0.61%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 38 (3.33%) Degree
2 37 (3.24%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.05%) DV Cleared
4 11 (0.96%) SC Cleared
5 10 (0.88%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.088%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.02%) QA
2 14 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.088%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.088%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.088%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (0.35%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.18%) NFS
2 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.088%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (0.61%) Control-M
2 2 (0.18%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.088%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.088%) Puppet
3 1 (0.088%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 185 (16.21%) Oracle
2 102 (8.94%) Microsoft
3 82 (7.19%) Sybase
4 32 (2.80%) Informatica
5 21 (1.84%) IBM
6 18 (1.58%) SAP
6 18 (1.58%) Adobe
7 15 (1.31%) Cognos
8 10 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
9 8 (0.70%) VMware
10 7 (0.61%) Google
10 7 (0.61%) Telerik
10 7 (0.61%) Sun
10 7 (0.61%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.53%) Xamarin
12 5 (0.44%) Ab Initio
12 5 (0.44%) Tableau
13 4 (0.35%) Lotus
14 3 (0.26%) Actuate
14 3 (0.26%) TIBCO
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