The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 4 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 456 599 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.04% 18.77% 26.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.15% 19.73% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 312 399
Median daily rate £350 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.45 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.81% +10.14%
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
2381 3036 2589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.19% 95.11% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1377 1534 1367
Median daily rate £350 £352 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.44% -3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 72 62
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.13 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured Developer in the job title.

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 27 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -1 217 £360 +2.85% 37
Glasgow +1 169 £335 -4.28% 56
Renfrewshire +3 23 £300 - 1
Aberdeen - 9 £350 - 4
West Lothian -1 6 £420 +29.23% 3
Stirling -9 6 £500 +24.84%
Dundee -9 3 £225 -35.71% 2
Aberdeenshire - 3 £388 - 1
Fife +1 1 £320 -5.18%
North Lanarkshire - 1 £450 -
Developer
UK

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 397 (45.58%) Java
2 339 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
3 309 (35.48%) JavaScript
4 289 (33.18%) SQL
5 226 (25.95%) HTML
6 189 (21.70%) CSS
7 176 (20.21%) AngularJS
8 175 (20.09%) Finance
9 153 (17.57%) C#
9 153 (17.57%) SQL Server
10 147 (16.88%) Web Services
11 143 (16.42%) Scrum
12 141 (16.19%) Spring
13 140 (16.07%) .NET
14 130 (14.93%) jQuery
15 121 (13.89%) Oracle
15 121 (13.89%) SDLC
16 120 (13.78%) Linux
17 118 (13.55%) XML
17 118 (13.55%) TDD
18 117 (13.43%) Web Development
18 117 (13.43%) OO
19 116 (13.32%) Python
20 111 (12.74%) Unix
21 104 (11.94%) Maven
22 102 (11.71%) Open Source
23 100 (11.48%) HTML5
24 99 (11.37%) Continuous Integration
25 98 (11.25%) REST
26 97 (11.14%) MVC

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 81 (9.30%) JBoss
2 78 (8.96%) GeoServer
3 18 (2.07%) Apache
3 18 (2.07%) Tomcat
3 18 (2.07%) WebSphere
4 16 (1.84%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.72%) CMS
6 13 (1.49%) SAS
7 11 (1.26%) Drupal
7 11 (1.26%) WebLogic
8 10 (1.15%) IIS
9 9 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
10 8 (0.92%) ArcGIS
10 8 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.69%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.57%) nginx
12 5 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.46%) IBM Transformation Extender
14 3 (0.34%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (2.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.57%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.23%) MS Office
3 2 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.11%) DOC1
4 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.49%) Markit EDM
2 12 (1.38%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.80%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.46%) Global One
6 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.34%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.23%) KANA IQ
8 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.11%) Magento
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.57%) iTunes
4 3 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.34%) SaaS
5 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.23%) Heroku
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.02%) HTTP
2 20 (2.30%) SSL
3 12 (1.38%) FTP
4 7 (0.80%) Internet
4 7 (0.80%) SSH
5 5 (0.57%) LDAP
5 5 (0.57%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.34%) DNS
6 3 (0.34%) Firewall
6 3 (0.34%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.34%) Network Security
6 3 (0.34%) SMTP
6 3 (0.34%) SNMP
7 2 (0.23%) DHCP
7 2 (0.23%) IPv4
7 2 (0.23%) IPv6
8 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.11%) Intranet
8 1 (0.11%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 83 (9.53%) Relational Database
3 82 (9.41%) GIS
4 63 (7.23%) DB2
4 63 (7.23%) RDBMS
5 60 (6.89%) NoSQL
6 40 (4.59%) Oracle Database
7 37 (4.25%) MongoDB
8 31 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
9 30 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 23 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
13 19 (2.18%) Spatial Data
14 17 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
15 16 (1.84%) MySQL
16 15 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
17 14 (1.61%) MS Access
18 10 (1.15%) QGIS
18 10 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 104 (11.94%) Maven
2 87 (9.99%) Jenkins
3 73 (8.38%) JUnit
3 73 (8.38%) Subversion
4 70 (8.04%) JIRA
5 67 (7.69%) Gradle
6 62 (7.12%) Git (software)
7 61 (7.00%) Cucumber
8 56 (6.43%) JBehave
9 55 (6.31%) Selenium
10 50 (5.74%) Eclipse
11 34 (3.90%) Artifactory
12 22 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (2.18%) Hudson
14 18 (2.07%) Jasmine
14 18 (2.07%) Visual Studio
15 17 (1.95%) Mockito
16 16 (1.84%) Bower
17 15 (1.72%) SoapUI
18 14 (1.61%) Grunt
General
1 175 (20.09%) Finance
2 96 (11.02%) Banking
3 40 (4.59%) Front Office
4 24 (2.76%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.15%) Games
6 9 (1.03%) Law
7 6 (0.69%) Retail
8 5 (0.57%) Legal
9 4 (0.46%) Electronics
9 4 (0.46%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.34%) Advertising
10 3 (0.34%) Marketing
11 1 (0.11%) Back Office
11 1 (0.11%) Interactive Media
11 1 (0.11%) International Banking
11 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (25.95%) HTML
2 189 (21.70%) CSS
3 176 (20.21%) AngularJS
4 147 (16.88%) Web Services
5 141 (16.19%) Spring
6 140 (16.07%) .NET
7 130 (14.93%) jQuery
8 118 (13.55%) XML
9 100 (11.48%) HTML5
10 98 (11.25%) REST
11 95 (10.91%) SOAP
12 79 (9.07%) Hibernate
13 78 (8.96%) PostGIS
14 76 (8.73%) OpenLayers
15 69 (7.92%) ASP.NET
16 68 (7.81%) Leaflet
16 68 (7.81%) RESTful
17 64 (7.35%) CSS3
18 54 (6.20%) Node.js
19 53 (6.08%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 69 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (7.58%) User Experience
3 24 (2.76%) Computer Science
4 23 (2.64%) Equity Derivative
5 20 (2.30%) iPad
6 19 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.72%) Algorithms
7 15 (1.72%) Data Structures
7 15 (1.72%) Equities
8 14 (1.61%) Animation
8 14 (1.61%) Derivative
9 13 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (1.38%) Mathematics
11 11 (1.26%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.26%) Mainframe
11 11 (1.26%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.26%) Physics
12 10 (1.15%) iPhone
13 9 (1.03%) Clustering
13 9 (1.03%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 120 (13.78%) Linux
2 111 (12.74%) Unix
3 53 (6.08%) Windows
4 45 (5.17%) Apple iOS
5 43 (4.94%) Android
6 16 (1.84%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.69%) AIX
7 6 (0.69%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.34%) Debian
8 3 (0.34%) SUSE
8 3 (0.34%) zOS
9 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.11%) MVS
10 1 (0.11%) Solaris
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (16.42%) Scrum
3 121 (13.89%) SDLC
4 118 (13.55%) TDD
5 117 (13.43%) OO
5 117 (13.43%) Web Development
6 102 (11.71%) Open Source
7 99 (11.37%) Continuous Integration
8 97 (11.14%) MVC
9 93 (10.68%) OOD
10 73 (8.38%) Unit Testing
11 66 (7.58%) Front End Development
12 62 (7.12%) SOA
13 61 (7.00%) BDD
14 60 (6.89%) Software Engineering
15 55 (6.31%) ETL
16 42 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
17 36 (4.13%) Multithreading
17 36 (4.13%) Performance Tuning
17 36 (4.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 397 (45.58%) Java
2 309 (35.48%) JavaScript
3 289 (33.18%) SQL
4 153 (17.57%) C#
5 116 (13.32%) Python
6 80 (9.18%) Perl
7 55 (6.31%) PL/SQL
8 49 (5.63%) C++
9 41 (4.71%) PHP
10 36 (4.13%) T-SQL
11 21 (2.41%) VB
12 20 (2.30%) CoffeeScript
12 20 (2.30%) Objective-C
13 19 (2.18%) VB.NET
14 18 (2.07%) VBA
15 13 (1.49%) Apple Swift
15 13 (1.49%) C
16 8 (0.92%) JCL
16 8 (0.92%) Ruby
17 7 (0.80%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 60 (6.89%) Degree
2 30 (3.44%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.95%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.11%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.11%) MCP
6 1 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.21%) QA
1 28 (3.21%) WCAG
2 25 (2.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.03%) SLA
4 4 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.11%) Basel III
6 1 (0.11%) HL7
6 1 (0.11%) MISRA
6 1 (0.11%) SEPA
6 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (1.72%) Docker
2 7 (0.80%) GeoWebCache
2 7 (0.80%) Time Sharing Option
3 6 (0.69%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 36 (4.13%) Ansible
2 7 (0.80%) Mesos
3 6 (0.69%) Marathon
3 6 (0.69%) Packer
4 5 (0.57%) BladeLogic
4 5 (0.57%) Chronos
4 5 (0.57%) Puppet
5 2 (0.23%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.23%) Cacti
5 2 (0.23%) Graphite
5 2 (0.23%) Kibana
5 2 (0.23%) Munin
5 2 (0.23%) Nagios
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.11%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 121 (13.89%) Oracle
2 68 (7.81%) ESRI
3 62 (7.12%) Sybase
4 57 (6.54%) Microsoft
5 32 (3.67%) IBM
6 20 (2.30%) VMware
7 18 (2.07%) Red Hat
8 12 (1.38%) Pega
9 10 (1.15%) Cognos
10 9 (1.03%) Charles River
11 8 (0.92%) Nintex
12 7 (0.80%) Talend
12 7 (0.80%) Xamarin
13 6 (0.69%) Apple
13 6 (0.69%) Teradata
14 5 (0.57%) Adobe
14 5 (0.57%) Informatica
14 5 (0.57%) ServiceNow
15 4 (0.46%) ForgeRock
15 4 (0.46%) HP
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