The table below looks at the statistics for the Development Specialist 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 Development Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Development Specialist
Rank 129 104 107
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Development Specialist 1 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.036% 0.28% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.30% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£350 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
2576 2305 2438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.23% 93.81% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1316 1121 1111
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £180 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 82 106
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

Development Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Development Specialist in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Development Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Development Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Development Specialist across the Scotland region.

Development Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Development Specialist
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 Development Specialist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 August 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
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Development Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Development Specialist 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 Development Specialist in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) MS Access
2 2 (66.67%) ETL
2 2 (66.67%) Control-M
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Investment Management
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (33.33%) Business Objects
3 1 (33.33%) JDBC
3 1 (33.33%) JSP
3 1 (33.33%) Servlets
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) RAD
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) Eclipse

Development Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Development Specialist 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 Development Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MS Access
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (33.33%) Toad
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) FitNesse
1 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (33.33%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (33.33%) JDBC
2 1 (33.33%) JSP
2 1 (33.33%) Servlets
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Investment Management
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Business Objects
1 1 (33.33%) IBM