The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 106 - 109
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 28 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.02% - 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% - 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2535 2317 2451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.28% 93.96% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1335 1119 1136
Average daily rate £370 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 79 112
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.48 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £29.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 - 21 £450 - 3
Glasgow - 6 £413 - 5
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 20 (52.63%) XML
2 19 (50.00%) Finance
3 18 (47.37%) JavaScript
4 16 (42.11%) SQL
5 15 (39.47%) JSON
6 14 (36.84%) .NET
6 14 (36.84%) ASP.NET
6 14 (36.84%) Web Services
7 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
7 13 (34.21%) HTML
7 13 (34.21%) RESTful
8 12 (31.58%) CSS
9 11 (28.95%) Unit Testing
9 11 (28.95%) Open Source
9 11 (28.95%) HTML5
10 10 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (26.32%) SOAP
10 10 (26.32%) HTTP
10 10 (26.32%) Scrum
11 9 (23.68%) Java
11 9 (23.68%) QA
12 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (21.05%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (21.05%) SharePoint
12 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
12 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (18.42%) TDD
13 7 (18.42%) SOA
13 7 (18.42%) C#
13 7 (18.42%) PowerShell

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 8 (21.05%) SharePoint
1 8 (21.05%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (15.79%) IIS
2 6 (15.79%) Lync
3 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.26%) Alfresco
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.63%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 5 (13.16%) Maven
2 5 (13.16%) CppUnit
2 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.16%) GoogleTest
3 3 (7.89%) Subversion
3 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.26%) Artifactory
4 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
4 2 (5.26%) Selenium
4 2 (5.26%) CruiseControl
General
1 19 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (52.63%) XML
2 15 (39.47%) JSON
3 14 (36.84%) Web Services
3 14 (36.84%) ASP.NET
3 14 (36.84%) .NET
4 13 (34.21%) HTML
4 13 (34.21%) RESTful
5 12 (31.58%) CSS
6 11 (28.95%) HTML5
7 10 (26.32%) SOAP
8 6 (15.79%) STL
8 6 (15.79%) CSS3
9 5 (13.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 5 (13.16%) Java EE
10 4 (10.53%) Hibernate
10 4 (10.53%) Spring
10 4 (10.53%) ATL
10 4 (10.53%) COM+
10 4 (10.53%) DCOM
10 4 (10.53%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Open Source
2 3 (7.89%) FMCG
3 1 (2.63%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Linux
1 6 (15.79%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Unit Testing
2 10 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (26.32%) Scrum
3 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.42%) TDD
4 7 (18.42%) SOA
5 6 (15.79%) Web Development
5 6 (15.79%) Web Accessibility
5 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
5 6 (15.79%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (15.79%) Dependency Management
6 5 (13.16%) Automated Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Project Management
6 5 (13.16%) Investment Management
7 3 (7.89%) Refactoring
7 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Data Management
7 3 (7.89%) Release Management
7 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Data Management
7 3 (7.89%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) JavaScript
2 16 (42.11%) SQL
3 9 (23.68%) Java
4 7 (18.42%) PowerShell
4 7 (18.42%) C#
5 6 (15.79%) C++
5 6 (15.79%) T-SQL
6 4 (10.53%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) JBoss
2 5 (13.16%) Google
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) GoldenSource
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