The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 711 555 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.77% 22.57% 15.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.93% 24.04% 16.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 253 180
Average daily rate
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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 £236 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 11
Average hourly rate - £34.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2546 2309 2430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.28% 93.90% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1333 1120 1127
Average daily rate £373 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 80 109
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £31.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Developer
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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
(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 +3 329 £375 +17.18% 58
Glasgow 0 284 £363 +3.57% 108
Aberdeen +18 22 £313 +4.16% 16
Stirling +2 21 £363 -12.12% 2
West Lothian +2 15 £375 - 3
Dundee -2 2 £338 +27.35% 1
Renfrewshire - 2 £385 -
Fife -4 1 - - 4
Lanarkshire - - - -
Ayrshire - - - -
Falkirk - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
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Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 558 (39.94%) Java
2 426 (30.49%) HTML
3 390 (27.92%) SQL
4 382 (27.34%) JavaScript
5 347 (24.84%) .NET
6 337 (24.12%) C#
7 335 (23.98%) CSS
8 322 (23.05%) Finance
9 248 (17.75%) XML
10 222 (15.89%) SQL Server
11 208 (14.89%) Spring
12 204 (14.60%) Banking
13 202 (14.46%) Oracle
14 200 (14.32%) jQuery
15 181 (12.96%) Web Services
16 173 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
17 161 (11.52%) MVC
18 157 (11.24%) Linux
19 156 (11.17%) ASP.NET
19 156 (11.17%) HTML5
20 141 (10.09%) Relational Database
20 141 (10.09%) UNIX
21 136 (9.74%) Unit Testing
22 134 (9.59%) JBoss
23 133 (9.52%) OO
24 131 (9.38%) Hibernate
25 129 (9.23%) Microsoft
26 113 (8.09%) TDD
27 112 (8.02%) J2EE
28 106 (7.59%) CSS3

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 89 (6.37%) SharePoint
2 55 (3.94%) CMS
3 49 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
4 43 (3.08%) Tomcat
5 36 (2.58%) WebSphere
6 32 (2.29%) IIS
6 32 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
7 28 (2.00%) Apache
8 22 (1.57%) SAS
9 11 (0.79%) Umbraco
9 11 (0.79%) Lync
9 11 (0.79%) Apache Solr
10 10 (0.72%) WebSphere Portal
10 10 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (0.57%) WordPress
11 8 (0.57%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.57%) FileNet
12 7 (0.50%) MS Project Server
12 7 (0.50%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.50%) GlassFish
Applications
1 42 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.93%) InfoPath
3 12 (0.86%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.50%) MS Project
5 5 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.36%) MS Office
6 1 (0.072%) Houdini
6 1 (0.072%) Maya
Business Applications
1 33 (2.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 11 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.79%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.36%) Cognos Controller
5 5 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.14%) Agresso
8 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.072%) SAP PM
9 1 (0.072%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.072%) Murex MxG2000
9 1 (0.072%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.072%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.072%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.50%) Office 365
2 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.21%) GitHub
4 3 (0.21%) SaaS
5 2 (0.14%) Force.com
5 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.072%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (4.65%) HTTP
2 18 (1.29%) Intranet
3 7 (0.50%) LDAP
4 6 (0.43%) Internet
5 3 (0.21%) SSL
5 3 (0.21%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.14%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.14%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.14%) FTP
7 1 (0.072%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.072%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.072%) X.509
7 1 (0.072%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.072%) LAN
7 1 (0.072%) WAN
7 1 (0.072%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (15.89%) SQL Server
2 141 (10.09%) Relational Database
3 73 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
4 64 (4.58%) RDBMS
5 59 (4.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 59 (4.22%) Oracle Database
6 56 (4.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 48 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 40 (2.86%) DB2
8 40 (2.86%) MySQL
9 36 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
10 32 (2.29%) Cognos Report Studio
10 32 (2.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 29 (2.08%) KDB
12 27 (1.93%) Cognos Transformer
13 21 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
14 18 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
14 18 (1.29%) MongoDB
15 15 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
16 14 (1.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 93 (6.66%) Maven
2 70 (5.01%) Subversion
3 60 (4.29%) JUnit
4 48 (3.44%) Visual Studio
5 36 (2.58%) Eclipse
6 26 (1.86%) Git (software)
7 24 (1.72%) Jenkins
8 23 (1.65%) Selenium
9 19 (1.36%) CruiseControl
10 18 (1.29%) JIRA
11 15 (1.07%) QUnit
12 14 (1.00%) Jasmine
12 14 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
14 10 (0.72%) Hudson
15 9 (0.64%) Ant
15 9 (0.64%) Mercurial
16 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Blend
16 7 (0.50%) Cucumber
17 6 (0.43%) CppUnit
General
1 322 (23.05%) Finance
2 204 (14.60%) Banking
3 55 (3.94%) Front Office
4 38 (2.72%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.00%) Retail
6 8 (0.57%) Advertising
7 7 (0.50%) Marketing
8 6 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.29%) Publishing
9 4 (0.29%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.29%) Games
10 3 (0.21%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.14%) Back Office
11 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.072%) Billing
12 1 (0.072%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.072%) German Language
12 1 (0.072%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 426 (30.49%) HTML
2 347 (24.84%) .NET
3 335 (23.98%) CSS
4 248 (17.75%) XML
5 208 (14.89%) Spring
6 200 (14.32%) jQuery
7 181 (12.96%) Web Services
8 156 (11.17%) ASP.NET
8 156 (11.17%) HTML5
9 131 (9.38%) Hibernate
10 112 (8.02%) J2EE
11 106 (7.59%) CSS3
12 98 (7.02%) Java EE
13 83 (5.94%) JSON
14 76 (5.44%) WPF
15 75 (5.37%) SOAP
16 74 (5.30%) JSF
17 72 (5.15%) JSP
18 68 (4.87%) XSLT
19 66 (4.72%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 52 (3.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 36 (2.58%) Open Source
3 32 (2.29%) Equities
4 28 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 25 (1.79%) Derivative
6 22 (1.57%) Mainframe
7 16 (1.15%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.07%) Mathematics
9 14 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
11 12 (0.86%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.79%) Fixed Income
13 10 (0.72%) Smartphone
14 9 (0.64%) Visualisation
15 8 (0.57%) Physics
16 7 (0.50%) Hedge funds
17 6 (0.43%) iPhone
17 6 (0.43%) Data Integration
18 5 (0.36%) Animation
18 5 (0.36%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 157 (11.24%) Linux
2 141 (10.09%) UNIX
3 89 (6.37%) Windows
4 42 (3.01%) Mac OS X
5 29 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.79%) Android
7 11 (0.79%) Solaris
8 10 (0.72%) AIX
9 8 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.21%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.14%) MVS
13 1 (0.072%) zOS
13 1 (0.072%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.072%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.072%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (11.52%) MVC
3 136 (9.74%) Unit Testing
4 133 (9.52%) OO
5 113 (8.09%) TDD
6 103 (7.37%) SOA
7 86 (6.16%) Multithreading
8 83 (5.94%) Web Development
9 82 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
10 80 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
11 74 (5.30%) Scrum
12 61 (4.37%) Performance Tuning
13 53 (3.79%) ETL
14 52 (3.72%) Project Management
15 51 (3.65%) Workflow
16 44 (3.15%) OOP
17 43 (3.08%) Web Design
17 43 (3.08%) Responsive Web Design
18 41 (2.93%) Migration
19 39 (2.79%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 558 (39.94%) Java
2 390 (27.92%) SQL
3 382 (27.34%) JavaScript
4 337 (24.12%) C#
5 97 (6.94%) PL/SQL
6 85 (6.08%) Perl
7 76 (5.44%) C++
8 63 (4.51%) Shell Script
9 51 (3.65%) PHP
10 44 (3.15%) T-SQL
10 44 (3.15%) VBA
11 34 (2.43%) Python
12 32 (2.29%) VB
13 21 (1.50%) Ruby
14 20 (1.43%) VB.NET
15 17 (1.22%) PowerShell
16 14 (1.00%) XAML
17 11 (0.79%) Objective-C
17 11 (0.79%) Scala
18 10 (0.72%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 52 (3.72%) Degree
2 19 (1.36%) Security Cleared
3 12 (0.86%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.36%) OCPJP
5 5 (0.36%) Sun Certification
5 5 (0.36%) MCSD
6 1 (0.072%) OCP
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.072%) PhD
6 1 (0.072%) MySQL Certification
6 1 (0.072%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.072%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.86%) QA
2 8 (0.57%) SLA
3 6 (0.43%) WCAG
4 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.14%) DICOM
7 1 (0.072%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.072%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.072%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.072%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 8 (0.57%) Control-M
2 2 (0.14%) OpenSSO
2 2 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.14%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.14%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.072%) HP NNM
3 1 (0.072%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.072%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.072%) SCCM
3 1 (0.072%) Puppet
Vendors
1 202 (14.46%) Oracle
2 134 (9.59%) JBoss
3 129 (9.23%) Microsoft
4 82 (5.87%) Sybase
5 49 (3.51%) Cognos
6 42 (3.01%) IBM
7 22 (1.57%) Adobe
8 21 (1.50%) Red Hat
9 20 (1.43%) Business Objects
10 14 (1.00%) Twitter
10 14 (1.00%) SAP
11 11 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (0.79%) Informatica
11 11 (0.79%) Zend
12 10 (0.72%) MicroStrategy
12 10 (0.72%) Google
13 8 (0.57%) Sencha
14 7 (0.50%) Bloomberg
14 7 (0.50%) Sun
14 7 (0.50%) Lotus
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Aberdeen
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Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Change Recruitment Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Anantha
Rate: £0 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Excellent Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Aberdeenshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day + doe
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £425 per day + doe
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T-Impact Ltd
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