The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead 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 Lead Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 118 111 105
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 7 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.24% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.31% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £291 £397
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £368 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £43.75
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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
2753 2281 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.06% 93.22% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1505 1139 1009
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 56 46
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Lead Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Lead Developer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Developer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Lead Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Lead Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lead Developer across the Scotland region.

Lead Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Lead 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 Lead Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 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 -10 3 £310 +3.33% 5
Glasgow -2 2 £413 +10.00% 1
Stirling - 2 - - 1
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Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Lead 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 Lead Developer in their job title.

1 10 (62.50%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) .NET
3 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) C#
5 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) SOA
6 4 (25.00%) Eclipse
6 4 (25.00%) MVC
6 4 (25.00%) Hibernate
6 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (25.00%) Ubuntu
6 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (25.00%) JPA
6 4 (25.00%) OAuth
6 4 (25.00%) CruiseControl
6 4 (25.00%) NHibernate
6 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (25.00%) MSBuild
6 4 (25.00%) OAuth2
7 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
7 3 (18.75%) Spring
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) RDBMS

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Lead 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 Lead Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (25.00%) CruiseControl
1 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (25.00%) MSBuild
2 2 (12.50%) JProfiler
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (6.25%) Toad
3 1 (6.25%) JDeveloper
3 1 (6.25%) JUnit
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (25.00%) NHibernate
2 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 4 (25.00%) JPA
2 4 (25.00%) OAuth
2 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 4 (25.00%) OAuth2
3 3 (18.75%) Spring
4 2 (12.50%) Apache CXF
4 2 (12.50%) Java EE
4 2 (12.50%) SOAP
4 2 (12.50%) Web Services
4 2 (12.50%) JMS
4 2 (12.50%) JAAS
4 2 (12.50%) REST
4 2 (12.50%) Spring Integration
5 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Open Source
1 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) SOA
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Management
5 1 (6.25%) ETL
5 1 (6.25%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) DSDM
5 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.25%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
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