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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 117 113 103
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 11 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 0.31% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.34% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 6
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£450 £370 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +85.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £17.78
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +110.91%
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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
2586 2370 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.46% 93.01% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1406 1134 1150
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 93 118
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +5 6 £463 +68.18% 1
Glasgow -15 4 £394 +6.41% 4
Stirling - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
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Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 17 (50.00%) Finance
1 17 (50.00%) SQL
1 17 (50.00%) .NET
1 17 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 16 (47.06%) JavaScript
2 16 (47.06%) XML
3 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
4 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (32.35%) Web Services
5 11 (32.35%) JSON
6 10 (29.41%) RESTful
6 10 (29.41%) HTML
7 9 (26.47%) C#
7 9 (26.47%) SharePoint
7 9 (26.47%) CSS
7 9 (26.47%) SOAP
7 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
7 9 (26.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (26.47%) User Experience
8 8 (23.53%) HTML5
8 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
8 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (23.53%) QA
8 8 (23.53%) Unit Testing
9 7 (20.59%) Lync
9 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
9 7 (20.59%) Scrum
9 7 (20.59%) TDD
9 7 (20.59%) IIS
9 7 (20.59%) HTTP

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 9 (26.47%) SharePoint
1 9 (26.47%) SharePoint 2013
2 7 (20.59%) IIS
2 7 (20.59%) Lync
3 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.94%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
2 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 5 (14.71%) CppUnit
2 5 (14.71%) GoogleTest
3 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
4 2 (5.88%) CruiseControl
4 2 (5.88%) Subversion
5 1 (2.94%) Maven
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.94%) JUnit
General
1 17 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 17 (50.00%) .NET
2 16 (47.06%) XML
3 11 (32.35%) Web Services
3 11 (32.35%) JSON
4 10 (29.41%) RESTful
4 10 (29.41%) HTML
5 9 (26.47%) CSS
5 9 (26.47%) SOAP
6 8 (23.53%) HTML5
7 6 (17.65%) STL
8 5 (14.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 4 (11.76%) ATL
9 4 (11.76%) COM+
9 4 (11.76%) DCOM
10 3 (8.82%) CSS3
11 2 (5.88%) jQuery
11 2 (5.88%) OLE DB
12 1 (2.94%) Spring
12 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) User Experience
2 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) Open Source
3 2 (5.88%) FMCG
4 1 (2.94%) NHS
4 1 (2.94%) Streaming Music
4 1 (2.94%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Linux
1 3 (8.82%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.94%) Android
2 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) Unit Testing
3 7 (20.59%) Scrum
3 7 (20.59%) TDD
4 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 6 (17.65%) Coaching
5 5 (14.71%) Investment Management
5 5 (14.71%) Automated Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Web Development
6 3 (8.82%) Data Management
6 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Data Management
6 3 (8.82%) Project Management
6 3 (8.82%) Web Accessibility
6 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
6 3 (8.82%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (8.82%) Dependency Management
7 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.88%) Line Management
7 2 (5.88%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) SQL
2 16 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 9 (26.47%) C#
4 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
5 7 (20.59%) T-SQL
6 6 (17.65%) C++
7 4 (11.76%) Java
8 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) Google
3 3 (8.82%) GoldenSource
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle