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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 9 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 417 536 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.97% 17.98% 25.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.98% 18.82% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 304 388
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.33% +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
2783 2848 2491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.23% 95.54% 93.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1549 1531 1312
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 100 72
Average hourly rate £30.10 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 180 £375 - 35
Glasgow +2 175 £350 -6.66% 86
Stirling 0 19 £475 +14.45% 1
Inverclyde - 13 £415 -
West Lothian +5 5 £375 +5.26% 5
Fife +1 4 £163 -48.00% 1
Aberdeen +2 3 £530 +41.33% 2
Renfrewshire -34 2 £335 -9.45% 2
Dundee +3 1 - - 2
Falkirk - 1 £315 -
Developer
UK

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 316 (35.75%) Java
2 303 (34.28%) Agile Software Development
3 274 (31.00%) SQL
4 243 (27.49%) JavaScript
5 202 (22.85%) HTML
6 196 (22.17%) CSS
7 190 (21.49%) Finance
8 180 (20.36%) AngularJS
9 173 (19.57%) .NET
10 153 (17.31%) SQL Server
11 144 (16.29%) C#
12 131 (14.82%) Oracle
12 131 (14.82%) Spring
13 128 (14.48%) Web Services
14 119 (13.46%) TDD
15 117 (13.24%) jQuery
16 115 (13.01%) HTML5
17 114 (12.90%) Scrum
18 113 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
19 111 (12.56%) XML
20 106 (11.99%) MVC
21 95 (10.75%) SDLC
22 94 (10.63%) Web Development
23 92 (10.41%) REST
24 91 (10.29%) SOA
25 90 (10.18%) Banking
26 89 (10.07%) SOAP
27 86 (9.73%) Eclipse
28 84 (9.50%) CSS3
29 83 (9.39%) Microsoft

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 78 (8.82%) JBoss
2 52 (5.88%) Node.js
3 34 (3.85%) WebSphere
4 31 (3.51%) GeoServer
5 24 (2.71%) SAS
6 23 (2.60%) Tomcat
7 22 (2.49%) SharePoint
8 20 (2.26%) WebLogic
9 19 (2.15%) Apache
10 16 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (1.70%) ArcGIS
12 13 (1.47%) CMS
13 12 (1.36%) Drupal
14 10 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.90%) nginx
16 7 (0.79%) NServiceBus
16 7 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
16 7 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
17 6 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
18 5 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.68%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.57%) MS Office
4 3 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.23%) Edge Animate
5 2 (0.23%) InDesign
6 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.11%) Mathematica
6 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (3.05%) Markit EDM
2 10 (1.13%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (1.02%) Unit4 Business World
4 6 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 2 (0.23%) Global One
7 2 (0.23%) KANA IQ
7 2 (0.23%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.23%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.11%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.57%) Office 365
4 3 (0.34%) SaaS
5 2 (0.23%) Heroku
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.96%) HTTP
2 15 (1.70%) SSL
3 3 (0.34%) FTP
4 2 (0.23%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.23%) Internet
4 2 (0.23%) Intranet
4 2 (0.23%) LDAP
4 2 (0.23%) SSH
4 2 (0.23%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.23%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.11%) Network Security
5 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.11%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 66 (7.47%) Relational Database
3 51 (5.77%) RDBMS
4 45 (5.09%) NoSQL
5 44 (4.98%) GIS
6 35 (3.96%) Oracle Database
7 33 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 30 (3.39%) DB2
9 29 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (2.94%) MongoDB
11 24 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
12 23 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
12 23 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (2.15%) MySQL
14 16 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
16 13 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
17 11 (1.24%) BusinessObjects XI
18 10 (1.13%) QlikView
19 9 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 86 (9.73%) Eclipse
2 60 (6.79%) JUnit
2 60 (6.79%) Maven
3 59 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 56 (6.33%) Subversion
5 45 (5.09%) JProfiler
6 41 (4.64%) Jenkins
6 41 (4.64%) JIRA
7 35 (3.96%) Gradle
8 26 (2.94%) Mockito
9 21 (2.38%) JBehave
10 18 (2.04%) Bitbucket
10 18 (2.04%) Jasmine
11 17 (1.92%) Selenium
12 16 (1.81%) gulp
13 15 (1.70%) Cucumber
13 15 (1.70%) Hudson
14 13 (1.47%) SoapUI
14 13 (1.47%) Visual Studio
15 12 (1.36%) Oracle APEX
General
1 190 (21.49%) Finance
2 90 (10.18%) Banking
3 27 (3.05%) Front Office
4 17 (1.92%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.81%) Retail
6 11 (1.24%) Games
7 9 (1.02%) Legal
8 6 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.57%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.45%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.34%) Automotive
11 3 (0.34%) Back Office
12 1 (0.11%) Advertising
12 1 (0.11%) Electronics
12 1 (0.11%) International Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Law
12 1 (0.11%) Marketing
12 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (22.85%) HTML
2 196 (22.17%) CSS
3 180 (20.36%) AngularJS
4 173 (19.57%) .NET
5 131 (14.82%) Spring
6 128 (14.48%) Web Services
7 117 (13.24%) jQuery
8 115 (13.01%) HTML5
9 111 (12.56%) XML
10 92 (10.41%) REST
11 89 (10.07%) SOAP
12 84 (9.50%) CSS3
13 75 (8.48%) J2EE
14 72 (8.14%) RESTful
15 70 (7.92%) Java EE
16 66 (7.47%) React
17 64 (7.24%) ASP.NET
17 64 (7.24%) Hibernate
18 56 (6.33%) JSON
18 56 (6.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 53 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.20%) User Experience
3 26 (2.94%) iPad
4 24 (2.71%) Computer Science
5 20 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (1.81%) Algorithms
7 11 (1.24%) Equity Derivative
7 11 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (1.13%) Equities
9 9 (1.02%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.02%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.90%) Animation
10 8 (0.90%) Clustering
11 7 (0.79%) Data Centre
11 7 (0.79%) Mathematics
11 7 (0.79%) RenderMan
12 6 (0.68%) CMDB
12 6 (0.68%) DataPower
12 6 (0.68%) Physics
13 5 (0.57%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 79 (8.94%) Linux
2 74 (8.37%) Unix
3 54 (6.11%) Windows
4 50 (5.66%) Apple iOS
5 32 (3.62%) Android
6 20 (2.26%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.36%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.68%) AIX
8 6 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.57%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.34%) zOS
11 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.11%) MVS
12 1 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (34.28%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (13.46%) TDD
3 114 (12.90%) Scrum
4 113 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
5 106 (11.99%) MVC
6 95 (10.75%) SDLC
7 94 (10.63%) Web Development
8 91 (10.29%) SOA
9 80 (9.05%) OO
10 73 (8.26%) Unit Testing
11 58 (6.56%) Open Source
12 56 (6.33%) Front End Development
13 55 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
14 52 (5.88%) OOD
15 49 (5.54%) Migration
16 48 (5.43%) Performance Monitoring
16 48 (5.43%) Software Engineering
17 45 (5.09%) ETL
18 42 (4.75%) iOS Development
19 41 (4.64%) Application Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 316 (35.75%) Java
2 274 (31.00%) SQL
3 243 (27.49%) JavaScript
4 144 (16.29%) C#
5 59 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 56 (6.33%) Python
7 38 (4.30%) PHP
8 37 (4.19%) Perl
9 32 (3.62%) T-SQL
10 30 (3.39%) Objective-C
10 30 (3.39%) VB.NET
11 27 (3.05%) Apple Swift
12 25 (2.83%) VB
13 24 (2.71%) C++
14 22 (2.49%) VBA
15 17 (1.92%) C
16 16 (1.81%) VB6
17 15 (1.70%) Shell Script
18 11 (1.24%) ES6
19 10 (1.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (4.07%) Degree
2 22 (2.49%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.02%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.11%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 24 (2.71%) QA
3 9 (1.02%) SLA
4 6 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) HL7
5 1 (0.11%) SEPA
5 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (1.13%) Docker
2 6 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.23%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.11%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (0.79%) Kibana
1 7 (0.79%) logstash
1 7 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.68%) AirWatch
3 5 (0.57%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.34%) Control-M
4 3 (0.34%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.11%) Mesos
6 1 (0.11%) Puppet
6 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 131 (14.82%) Oracle
2 83 (9.39%) Microsoft
3 48 (5.43%) IBM
4 31 (3.51%) Sybase
5 23 (2.60%) ESRI
6 17 (1.92%) Charles River
7 14 (1.58%) VMware
8 12 (1.36%) Pega
9 10 (1.13%) Xamarin
10 9 (1.02%) Adobe
10 9 (1.02%) ServiceNow
11 8 (0.90%) Nintex
11 8 (0.90%) SAP
12 7 (0.79%) Teradata
13 6 (0.68%) Informatica
13 6 (0.68%) Kony
14 4 (0.45%) Cognos
14 4 (0.45%) Lotus
14 4 (0.45%) Zend
15 3 (0.34%) Citrix
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