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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 703 526 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.88% 21.37% 15.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.75% 22.92% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 257 194
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% -19.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £21.75 £30.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Developer
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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
2628 2295 2518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.99% 93.25% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1365 1112 1179
Average daily rate £375 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £493 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 90 119
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.36 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.93% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.28 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
Glasgow 0 298 £375 +15.38% 92
Edinburgh +1 276 £388 +19.23% 55
Stirling +8 40 £400 +3.22% 1
Aberdeen +6 23 £344 +5.76% 19
West Lothian +1 9 £375 +7.14% 2
Dundee -3 2 £350 +27.27% 3
North Lanarkshire - 1 - - 2
South Lanarkshire - - - - 3
Highlands - - - - 2
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Ayrshire - - - -
Fife - - - - 2
Developer
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Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 557 (39.42%) Java
2 412 (29.16%) SQL
3 389 (27.53%) HTML
4 380 (26.89%) JavaScript
5 340 (24.06%) .NET
6 328 (23.21%) Finance
7 319 (22.58%) C#
8 307 (21.73%) CSS
9 298 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
10 268 (18.97%) XML
11 241 (17.06%) SQL Server
12 232 (16.42%) Oracle
13 224 (15.85%) Banking
14 197 (13.94%) jQuery
15 175 (12.38%) Web Services
16 173 (12.24%) Spring
17 161 (11.39%) MVC
18 145 (10.26%) UNIX
18 145 (10.26%) Relational Database
19 144 (10.19%) HTML5
19 144 (10.19%) ASP.NET
19 144 (10.19%) Microsoft
20 141 (9.98%) OO
20 141 (9.98%) Linux
21 130 (9.20%) TDD
22 127 (8.99%) JBoss
23 125 (8.85%) Unit Testing
24 124 (8.78%) PL/SQL
25 114 (8.07%) J2EE
25 114 (8.07%) SharePoint

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 114 (8.07%) SharePoint
2 51 (3.61%) CMS
2 51 (3.61%) SharePoint 2013
3 45 (3.18%) WebSphere
4 38 (2.69%) Tomcat
5 37 (2.62%) Apache
6 32 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
7 30 (2.12%) IIS
8 24 (1.70%) SAS
9 15 (1.06%) FileNet
9 15 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
10 12 (0.85%) Lync
11 10 (0.71%) MS Project Server
11 10 (0.71%) GlassFish
11 10 (0.71%) Umbraco
11 10 (0.71%) WebSphere Portal
11 10 (0.71%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.64%) IBM Notes
12 9 (0.64%) Node.js
13 8 (0.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 47 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.99%) InfoPath
3 10 (0.71%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.71%) MS Project
4 5 (0.35%) MS Office
4 5 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.071%) Houdini
5 1 (0.071%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.071%) Maya
Business Applications
1 26 (1.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 16 (1.13%) Markit EDM
3 10 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.28%) Cognos Controller
7 4 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.14%) Agresso
9 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.071%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.50%) Office 365
2 4 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.071%) GitHub
4 1 (0.071%) IaaS
4 1 (0.071%) SaaS
4 1 (0.071%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.071%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 84 (5.94%) HTTP
2 18 (1.27%) Intranet
3 6 (0.42%) Internet
4 3 (0.21%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.14%) FTP
5 2 (0.14%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.14%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.14%) SSL
5 2 (0.14%) LDAP
6 1 (0.071%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.071%) LAN
6 1 (0.071%) WAN
6 1 (0.071%) X.509
6 1 (0.071%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.071%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.071%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (17.06%) SQL Server
2 145 (10.26%) Relational Database
3 69 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 65 (4.60%) RDBMS
5 64 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
5 64 (4.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 60 (4.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 57 (4.03%) Oracle Database
8 44 (3.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 43 (3.04%) DB2
10 34 (2.41%) MySQL
11 23 (1.63%) Cognos Report Studio
11 23 (1.63%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 21 (1.49%) KDB
13 20 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
13 20 (1.42%) Cognos Transformer
14 17 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
15 15 (1.06%) MS Access
15 15 (1.06%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 15 (1.06%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 80 (5.66%) Maven
2 70 (4.95%) Visual Studio
3 58 (4.10%) Subversion
4 43 (3.04%) JUnit
5 40 (2.83%) Eclipse
6 25 (1.77%) Git (software)
7 23 (1.63%) Selenium
8 22 (1.56%) CruiseControl
8 22 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
9 21 (1.49%) JIRA
10 18 (1.27%) Jasmine
11 17 (1.20%) Jenkins
12 16 (1.13%) Cucumber
12 16 (1.13%) QUnit
13 15 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
14 13 (0.92%) Mercurial
15 11 (0.78%) Hudson
16 9 (0.64%) Ant
17 8 (0.57%) CppUnit
17 8 (0.57%) GoogleTest
General
1 328 (23.21%) Finance
2 224 (15.85%) Banking
3 62 (4.39%) Front Office
4 37 (2.62%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.34%) Retail
6 9 (0.64%) Advertising
7 8 (0.57%) Back Office
8 6 (0.42%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.28%) Publishing
9 4 (0.28%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.21%) Marketing
10 3 (0.21%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.14%) Games
12 1 (0.071%) Law
12 1 (0.071%) Legal
12 1 (0.071%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.071%) German Language
12 1 (0.071%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 389 (27.53%) HTML
2 340 (24.06%) .NET
3 307 (21.73%) CSS
4 268 (18.97%) XML
5 197 (13.94%) jQuery
6 175 (12.38%) Web Services
7 173 (12.24%) Spring
8 144 (10.19%) ASP.NET
8 144 (10.19%) HTML5
9 114 (8.07%) J2EE
10 111 (7.86%) Hibernate
11 92 (6.51%) Java EE
12 88 (6.23%) JSP
13 86 (6.09%) CSS3
14 81 (5.73%) SOAP
15 80 (5.66%) JSON
16 77 (5.45%) XSLT
17 74 (5.24%) JSF
18 69 (4.88%) WPF
19 67 (4.74%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (4.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 56 (3.96%) User Experience
4 31 (2.19%) Derivative
5 28 (1.98%) Equities
6 27 (1.91%) Open Source
7 23 (1.63%) Computer Science
8 21 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 17 (1.20%) Mainframe
10 13 (0.92%) Mathematics
10 13 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (0.85%) Equity Derivative
12 11 (0.78%) Fixed Income
12 11 (0.78%) Smartphone
13 10 (0.71%) Visualisation
14 8 (0.57%) Hedge funds
15 7 (0.50%) iPhone
15 7 (0.50%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.50%) Physics
16 6 (0.42%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 145 (10.26%) UNIX
2 141 (9.98%) Linux
3 85 (6.02%) Windows
4 44 (3.11%) Mac OS X
5 32 (2.26%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.98%) Android
7 14 (0.99%) AIX
8 13 (0.92%) Solaris
9 8 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.28%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.21%) zOS
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.071%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (11.39%) MVC
3 141 (9.98%) OO
4 130 (9.20%) TDD
5 125 (8.85%) Unit Testing
6 107 (7.57%) SOA
7 94 (6.65%) Web Development
8 87 (6.16%) Multithreading
9 82 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
10 71 (5.02%) Continuous Integration
11 61 (4.32%) Performance Tuning
12 58 (4.10%) Scrum
13 57 (4.03%) Workflow
14 56 (3.96%) ETL
15 51 (3.61%) Migration
16 49 (3.47%) Project Management
17 46 (3.26%) Web Design
18 44 (3.11%) Waterfall
19 43 (3.04%) Data Modelling
20 42 (2.97%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 557 (39.42%) Java
2 412 (29.16%) SQL
3 380 (26.89%) JavaScript
4 319 (22.58%) C#
5 124 (8.78%) PL/SQL
6 82 (5.80%) C++
7 77 (5.45%) Perl
8 67 (4.74%) Shell Script
9 60 (4.25%) T-SQL
10 56 (3.96%) VBA
11 47 (3.33%) PHP
12 34 (2.41%) Python
13 28 (1.98%) VB
14 26 (1.84%) Ruby
15 20 (1.42%) VB.NET
16 19 (1.34%) PowerShell
17 17 (1.20%) Scala
18 15 (1.06%) Objective-C
19 11 (0.78%) Clojure
20 10 (0.71%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (3.11%) Degree
2 17 (1.20%) Security Cleared
3 13 (0.92%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.28%) MCSD
6 2 (0.14%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.14%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.071%) PhD
7 1 (0.071%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.071%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.071%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.071%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.48%) QA
2 7 (0.50%) WCAG
3 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.21%) SLA
5 2 (0.14%) WAI
5 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.071%) HL7
6 1 (0.071%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.21%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 8 (0.57%) Control-M
2 3 (0.21%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.14%) OpenSSO
4 1 (0.071%) Puppet
4 1 (0.071%) HP NNM
4 1 (0.071%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.071%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.071%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 232 (16.42%) Oracle
2 144 (10.19%) Microsoft
3 127 (8.99%) JBoss
4 88 (6.23%) Sybase
5 47 (3.33%) IBM
6 41 (2.90%) Cognos
7 24 (1.70%) Business Objects
8 21 (1.49%) Adobe
9 20 (1.42%) HP
10 16 (1.13%) Kofax
11 14 (0.99%) Red Hat
11 14 (0.99%) Twitter
12 13 (0.92%) SAP
13 12 (0.85%) Google
14 11 (0.78%) Tableau
14 11 (0.78%) Informatica
15 9 (0.64%) Lotus
16 8 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (0.57%) MicroStrategy
16 8 (0.57%) Ab Initio
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