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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 4 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 625 680 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.80% 24.73% 20.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.27% 26.78% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 357 243
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £264 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £25.50 £40.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.25% +15.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £38.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.10 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
3083 2539 2296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.72% 92.33% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 1288 1111
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 47 83
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.05 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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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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 -1 289 £375 - 53
Glasgow -2 217 £340 -9.33% 85
West Lothian -3 21 £325 -13.33% 1
Stirling -1 17 £410 +9.40%
Dundee +3 15 £350 +3.70% 7
Fife - 5 £300 - 4
Renfrewshire +7 4 £340 +3.61% 1
Highlands - 3 £363 - 1
Perth and Kinross 0 1 £300 -27.27%
North Lanarkshire -7 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £425 -
Developer
UK

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 460 (40.56%) SQL
2 409 (36.07%) Java
3 360 (31.75%) Finance
4 345 (30.42%) JavaScript
5 303 (26.72%) Agile Software Development
6 290 (25.57%) HTML
7 263 (23.19%) CSS
8 253 (22.31%) SQL Server
9 209 (18.43%) C#
10 198 (17.46%) .NET
11 179 (15.78%) Oracle
12 173 (15.26%) Spring
13 170 (14.99%) Banking
14 157 (13.84%) TDD
15 151 (13.32%) jQuery
16 150 (13.23%) OO
17 134 (11.82%) HTML5
18 127 (11.20%) XML
19 126 (11.11%) MVC
20 125 (11.02%) Web Services
21 116 (10.23%) PL/SQL
21 116 (10.23%) Hibernate
21 116 (10.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 116 (10.23%) SDLC
22 109 (9.61%) ASP.NET
23 104 (9.17%) UNIX
24 102 (8.99%) Linux
25 99 (8.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 98 (8.64%) Relational Database
27 91 (8.02%) AngularJS

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 49 (4.32%) JBoss
2 41 (3.62%) Tomcat
3 33 (2.91%) CMS
4 27 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 27 (2.38%) Node.js
5 25 (2.20%) WebSphere
6 19 (1.68%) Apache
7 13 (1.15%) FileNet
8 11 (0.97%) Drupal
8 11 (0.97%) WordPress
8 11 (0.97%) WebLogic
8 11 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (0.79%) SAS
10 8 (0.71%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.71%) Apache Pig
11 7 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.62%) MQSeries
12 6 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.44%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 35 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.79%) MS Office
3 6 (0.53%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.18%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.18%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.088%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.088%) MS Project
6 1 (0.088%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 33 (2.91%) Markit EDM
2 8 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.71%) Loan IQ
3 6 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.44%) Agresso
4 5 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.44%) Workday HCM
5 4 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.18%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.18%) Maximo
7 2 (0.18%) Magento
8 1 (0.088%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.088%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.088%) Eikon
8 1 (0.088%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
2 8 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
3 7 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.35%) IaaS
6 3 (0.26%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.26%) Office 365
7 2 (0.18%) SaaS
7 2 (0.18%) Taleo
7 2 (0.18%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.18%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.088%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.088%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.088%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.088%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.62%) Internet
2 4 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (0.35%) Intranet
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
4 2 (0.18%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.088%) Wireshark
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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (22.31%) SQL Server
2 116 (10.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 99 (8.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 98 (8.64%) Relational Database
5 66 (5.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 63 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
7 56 (4.94%) RDBMS
8 45 (3.97%) Oracle Database
9 35 (3.09%) DB2
10 33 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 29 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 27 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
13 26 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
14 25 (2.20%) QlikView
15 22 (1.94%) MySQL
16 21 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
17 17 (1.50%) MS Access
18 14 (1.23%) DTS
19 13 (1.15%) PowerCenter
19 13 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 78 (6.88%) JUnit
2 43 (3.79%) Maven
3 41 (3.62%) Visual Studio
4 37 (3.26%) Jenkins
5 34 (3.00%) Cucumber
6 32 (2.82%) Git (software)
7 31 (2.73%) Ant
8 30 (2.65%) Eclipse
9 29 (2.56%) Selenium
10 28 (2.47%) Subversion
11 26 (2.29%) Hudson
12 24 (2.12%) JIRA
13 19 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (1.23%) FitNesse
15 13 (1.15%) Mockito
15 13 (1.15%) Grunt
16 11 (0.97%) PeopleTools
17 10 (0.88%) CruiseControl
17 10 (0.88%) gulp
18 9 (0.79%) Toad
General
1 360 (31.75%) Finance
2 170 (14.99%) Banking
3 59 (5.20%) Investment Banking
4 32 (2.82%) Front Office
5 30 (2.65%) Financial Institution
6 18 (1.59%) Retail
7 17 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.71%) Back Office
9 6 (0.53%) Advertising
9 6 (0.53%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.53%) Marketing
10 5 (0.44%) Electronics
11 3 (0.26%) Legal
11 3 (0.26%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.26%) Games
12 1 (0.088%) Military
12 1 (0.088%) Publishing
12 1 (0.088%) Billing
12 1 (0.088%) Local Government
12 1 (0.088%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (25.57%) HTML
2 263 (23.19%) CSS
3 198 (17.46%) .NET
4 173 (15.26%) Spring
5 151 (13.32%) jQuery
6 134 (11.82%) HTML5
7 127 (11.20%) XML
8 125 (11.02%) Web Services
9 116 (10.23%) Hibernate
10 109 (9.61%) ASP.NET
11 91 (8.02%) AngularJS
12 89 (7.85%) J2EE
13 74 (6.53%) CSS3
14 62 (5.47%) JMS
15 58 (5.11%) RESTful
16 53 (4.67%) Ajax
17 48 (4.23%) .NET Framework
18 44 (3.88%) JSP
19 37 (3.26%) REST
20 36 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 85 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (2.56%) Derivative
3 27 (2.38%) User Experience
4 26 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
4 26 (2.29%) Equity Derivative
5 23 (2.03%) Mobile App
6 19 (1.68%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.23%) Equities
8 12 (1.06%) Client/Server
9 9 (0.79%) Fixed Income
10 8 (0.71%) Market Risk
11 7 (0.62%) Data Integration
11 7 (0.62%) Visualisation
11 7 (0.62%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.53%) Reference Data
12 6 (0.53%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.53%) GIS
12 6 (0.53%) AS400
13 5 (0.44%) Device Driver
13 5 (0.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 104 (9.17%) UNIX
2 102 (8.99%) Linux
3 39 (3.44%) Windows
4 17 (1.50%) Android
4 17 (1.50%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.26%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.18%) Windows CE
7 2 (0.18%) MVS
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.088%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.088%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.088%) Solaris
8 1 (0.088%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (26.72%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (13.84%) TDD
3 150 (13.23%) OO
4 126 (11.11%) MVC
5 116 (10.23%) SDLC
6 91 (8.02%) Business Intelligence
7 85 (7.50%) Unit Testing
8 82 (7.23%) ETL
9 78 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
10 72 (6.35%) Data Modelling
11 61 (5.38%) Software Engineering
12 58 (5.11%) Scrum
13 54 (4.76%) OOD
14 52 (4.59%) Performance Tuning
15 51 (4.50%) Web Development
16 40 (3.53%) Migration
17 36 (3.17%) Asset Management
17 36 (3.17%) Data Management
18 33 (2.91%) Project Management
19 32 (2.82%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 460 (40.56%) SQL
2 409 (36.07%) Java
3 345 (30.42%) JavaScript
4 209 (18.43%) C#
5 116 (10.23%) PL/SQL
6 69 (6.08%) T-SQL
7 56 (4.94%) Perl
8 50 (4.41%) Python
9 45 (3.97%) PHP
10 43 (3.79%) VBA
11 39 (3.44%) Shell Script
12 27 (2.38%) VB.NET
13 25 (2.20%) C++
14 12 (1.06%) C
14 12 (1.06%) PowerShell
15 10 (0.88%) VBScript
16 8 (0.71%) Ruby
17 7 (0.62%) XPath
17 7 (0.62%) PeopleCode
17 7 (0.62%) SQR
Qualifications
1 39 (3.44%) Degree
2 37 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.06%) DV Cleared
4 10 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 9 (0.79%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.20%) QA
2 14 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.088%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.088%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.088%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.35%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.18%) Firmware
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (0.79%) Control-M
2 3 (0.26%) TIBCO Hawk
2 3 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.088%) WMI
3 1 (0.088%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.088%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 179 (15.78%) Oracle
2 91 (8.02%) Microsoft
3 76 (6.70%) Sybase
4 35 (3.09%) Informatica
5 22 (1.94%) SAP
6 20 (1.76%) IBM
7 19 (1.68%) Adobe
8 14 (1.23%) Cognos
9 11 (0.97%) PeopleSoft
10 10 (0.88%) VMware
11 8 (0.71%) Tableau
12 7 (0.62%) Xamarin
12 7 (0.62%) Telerik
12 7 (0.62%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.62%) TIBCO
13 6 (0.53%) Sun
13 6 (0.53%) Google
14 5 (0.44%) Perforce
15 4 (0.35%) Charles River
15 4 (0.35%) ESRI
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