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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 591 538 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.38% 22.14% 26.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.66% 23.88% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 294 298
Average daily rate
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£375 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Average hourly rate £32.50 £18.53 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.41% -53.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £15.19 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.75 £65.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
2608 2253 1929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.36% 92.72% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1461 1106 1005
Average daily rate £375 £356 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.48% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 59 47
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 -1 260 £375 +7.14% 63
Glasgow -1 219 £359 +12.46% 72
Stirling 0 29 £420 +8.38% 12
Dundee 0 7 £325 +8.33% 3
West Lothian -10 6 £375 +13.63% 1
North Lanarkshire +1 4 - -
Aberdeen -2 4 £365 -14.11% 3
Highlands - 4 - -
South Lanarkshire - 4 £313 -
Renfrewshire -13 2 £384 -5.71%
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
East Ayrshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
Developer
UK

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 465 (34.44%) Java
2 424 (31.41%) SQL
3 398 (29.48%) JavaScript
4 391 (28.96%) Agile Software Development
5 367 (27.19%) HTML
6 347 (25.70%) Finance
7 342 (25.33%) .NET
8 326 (24.15%) SQL Server
8 326 (24.15%) CSS
9 318 (23.56%) C#
10 232 (17.19%) Oracle
11 217 (16.07%) jQuery
12 209 (15.48%) Banking
13 200 (14.81%) ASP.NET
13 200 (14.81%) XML
14 167 (12.37%) MVC
15 164 (12.15%) Spring
16 153 (11.33%) HTML5
17 150 (11.11%) TDD
18 132 (9.78%) Web Services
19 126 (9.33%) PL/SQL
20 121 (8.96%) Microsoft
21 117 (8.67%) Relational Database
22 113 (8.37%) OO
23 104 (7.70%) UNIX
23 104 (7.70%) J2EE
24 100 (7.41%) Hibernate
25 94 (6.96%) CSS3
26 93 (6.89%) SQL Server 2008
27 91 (6.74%) SharePoint

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 91 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 72 (5.33%) JBoss
3 57 (4.22%) CMS
4 44 (3.26%) WebSphere
5 41 (3.04%) Tomcat
6 33 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 33 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 32 (2.37%) FileNet
8 25 (1.85%) SAS
9 20 (1.48%) Apache
10 19 (1.41%) Umbraco
11 16 (1.19%) MS Project Server
12 14 (1.04%) IIS
12 14 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
13 11 (0.81%) Drupal
13 11 (0.81%) WordPress
14 10 (0.74%) IBM Notes
15 9 (0.67%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.44%) ColdFusion
16 6 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 55 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.19%) InfoPath
3 13 (0.96%) MS Project
4 8 (0.59%) MS Office
5 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.074%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.074%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 38 (2.81%) Markit EDM
2 11 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 6 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.30%) Tridion
6 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.15%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.15%) FileNet Content Manager
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.074%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.074%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.074%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.074%) PORTIA
8 1 (0.074%) AWD
8 1 (0.074%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.22%) IaaS
3 3 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (0.22%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.15%) SaaS
5 1 (0.074%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 71 (5.26%) HTTP
2 21 (1.56%) HTTPS
3 16 (1.19%) Intranet
4 11 (0.81%) Internet
5 5 (0.37%) Extranet
6 4 (0.30%) Network Security
7 2 (0.15%) AMQP
7 2 (0.15%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.074%) iBeacon
8 1 (0.074%) IPv4
8 1 (0.074%) IPv6
8 1 (0.074%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.074%) PPP
8 1 (0.074%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.074%) GPRS
8 1 (0.074%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (24.15%) SQL Server
2 117 (8.67%) Relational Database
3 93 (6.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 74 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 72 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
6 64 (4.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 58 (4.30%) RDBMS
7 58 (4.30%) Oracle Database
8 35 (2.59%) DB2
9 31 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 30 (2.22%) MySQL
11 27 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
12 23 (1.70%) QlikView
13 22 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
14 21 (1.56%) SAP Data Services
15 19 (1.41%) MS Access
15 19 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
17 15 (1.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
18 12 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 78 (5.78%) Visual Studio
2 66 (4.89%) JUnit
3 60 (4.44%) Eclipse
4 46 (3.41%) Subversion
5 43 (3.19%) Git (software)
6 36 (2.67%) Maven
7 32 (2.37%) Selenium
8 30 (2.22%) Jasmine
9 25 (1.85%) Cucumber
9 25 (1.85%) Grunt
10 24 (1.78%) JIRA
11 23 (1.70%) CruiseControl
12 22 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (1.41%) Mockito
13 19 (1.41%) JProfiler
14 18 (1.33%) Ant
15 16 (1.19%) FitNesse
16 15 (1.11%) Mercurial
17 12 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
18 11 (0.81%) jMock
General
1 347 (25.70%) Finance
2 209 (15.48%) Banking
3 42 (3.11%) Investment Banking
4 28 (2.07%) Retail
5 23 (1.70%) Front Office
6 11 (0.81%) Advertising
7 8 (0.59%) Back Office
8 7 (0.52%) Games
8 7 (0.52%) Retail Banking
8 7 (0.52%) Marketing
9 5 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.15%) Local Government
10 2 (0.15%) Military
10 2 (0.15%) Electronics
10 2 (0.15%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.15%) Legal
10 2 (0.15%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.074%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 367 (27.19%) HTML
2 342 (25.33%) .NET
3 326 (24.15%) CSS
4 217 (16.07%) jQuery
5 200 (14.81%) ASP.NET
5 200 (14.81%) XML
6 164 (12.15%) Spring
7 153 (11.33%) HTML5
8 132 (9.78%) Web Services
9 104 (7.70%) J2EE
10 100 (7.41%) Hibernate
11 94 (6.96%) CSS3
12 90 (6.67%) .NET Framework
13 87 (6.44%) AngularJS
14 76 (5.63%) Java EE
15 70 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
16 69 (5.11%) JSF
17 65 (4.81%) JSP
18 55 (4.07%) JMS
19 54 (4.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 65 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (3.56%) Mobile App
3 42 (3.11%) Computer Science
4 30 (2.22%) User Experience
5 22 (1.63%) Open Source
6 16 (1.19%) Market Risk
6 16 (1.19%) Equity Derivative
7 14 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (0.74%) Mainframe
9 10 (0.74%) Derivative
9 10 (0.74%) Data Integration
10 9 (0.67%) Management Information System
10 9 (0.67%) Visualisation
11 8 (0.59%) iPhone
11 8 (0.59%) NHS
12 7 (0.52%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.52%) GIS
12 7 (0.52%) Equities
13 5 (0.37%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 104 (7.70%) UNIX
2 77 (5.70%) Linux
3 68 (5.04%) Windows
4 65 (4.81%) Android
5 50 (3.70%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.44%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.30%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.22%) Solaris
9 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.15%) AIX
10 1 (0.074%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.074%) zOS
10 1 (0.074%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.074%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.074%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (28.96%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (12.37%) MVC
3 150 (11.11%) TDD
4 113 (8.37%) OO
5 90 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 86 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
7 78 (5.78%) Unit Testing
8 67 (4.96%) Web Development
9 63 (4.67%) Scrum
10 62 (4.59%) SOA
11 58 (4.30%) ETL
12 50 (3.70%) Web Design
12 50 (3.70%) Android Development
13 48 (3.56%) Multithreading
14 39 (2.89%) Workflow
14 39 (2.89%) Data Modelling
15 38 (2.81%) iOS Development
16 35 (2.59%) Stakeholder Management
17 34 (2.52%) Responsive Web Design
18 33 (2.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 465 (34.44%) Java
2 424 (31.41%) SQL
3 398 (29.48%) JavaScript
4 318 (23.56%) C#
5 126 (9.33%) PL/SQL
6 82 (6.07%) T-SQL
7 63 (4.67%) Perl
8 59 (4.37%) VBA
9 47 (3.48%) PHP
10 45 (3.33%) C++
11 26 (1.93%) Python
12 24 (1.78%) Objective-C
13 23 (1.70%) VBScript
13 23 (1.70%) VB
14 22 (1.63%) Shell Script
15 20 (1.48%) Ruby
15 20 (1.48%) VB.NET
16 12 (0.89%) VB6
17 11 (0.81%) C
18 10 (0.74%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 62 (4.59%) Degree
2 22 (1.63%) Security Cleared
3 20 (1.48%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.11%) VCP4
5 9 (0.67%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.15%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.15%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.074%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.074%) HND
7 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.074%) OCP
7 1 (0.074%) OCA
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (0.89%) QA
2 3 (0.22%) WCAG
2 3 (0.22%) WAI
2 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.15%) SLA
3 2 (0.15%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (0.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.074%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (0.30%) Control-M
2 1 (0.074%) Puppet
2 1 (0.074%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.074%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.074%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.074%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.074%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 232 (17.19%) Oracle
2 121 (8.96%) Microsoft
3 60 (4.44%) Sybase
4 36 (2.67%) IBM
5 31 (2.30%) Business Objects
6 23 (1.70%) SAP
6 23 (1.70%) Informatica
7 18 (1.33%) Tableau
8 16 (1.19%) Cognos
8 16 (1.19%) Ab Initio
9 10 (0.74%) Google
9 10 (0.74%) Lotus
10 9 (0.67%) CheckPoint
11 8 (0.59%) Charles River
11 8 (0.59%) Sun
12 6 (0.44%) Pega
13 5 (0.37%) Netezza
13 5 (0.37%) Ektron
14 4 (0.30%) Twitter
14 4 (0.30%) VMware
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £190.00 - £240.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £510 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dundee
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Connectus
Rate: £430.7 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + doe
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £387.00 - £387.19 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Be-IT Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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