The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 117 101 89
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 12 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.41% 0.95% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 1.03% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 22
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £277
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +8.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £242 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £383 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-8.53% +8.46%
Programmer
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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
2711 2327 2306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.07% 92.01% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1422 1299 1116
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 73 58
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Programmer
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 Programmer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
Aberdeen +6 3 £405 -
Fife - 3 - -
Edinburgh -7 2 - - 2
Glasgow -18 2 - -
Dundee - 1 £170 -
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 14 (50.00%) SQL
2 11 (39.29%) HTML
3 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
4 8 (28.57%) .NET
4 8 (28.57%) Oracle
5 7 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (21.43%) PL/SQL
6 6 (21.43%) C#
6 6 (21.43%) C++
7 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
7 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
7 5 (17.86%) Toad
7 5 (17.86%) Banking
7 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
8 4 (14.29%) Web Development
8 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (14.29%) Drupal
8 4 (14.29%) Windows
9 3 (10.71%) XML
9 3 (10.71%) CSS
9 3 (10.71%) UML
9 3 (10.71%) OOP
9 3 (10.71%) OO
9 3 (10.71%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (10.71%) RPG
9 3 (10.71%) PHP
9 3 (10.71%) PVCS
9 3 (10.71%) Classic ASP

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.29%) Drupal
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) SAS
3 1 (3.57%) CICS
3 1 (3.57%) CMS
3 1 (3.57%) LiveCycle
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.57%) InDesign
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (10.71%) MySQL
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (7.14%) Base SAS
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (3.57%) TKPROF
5 1 (3.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (3.57%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (17.86%) Toad
3 3 (10.71%) PVCS
3 3 (10.71%) JIRA
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (3.57%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (17.86%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Local Government
3 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Electronics
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) HTML
2 8 (28.57%) .NET
3 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.71%) XML
4 3 (10.71%) CSS
4 3 (10.71%) Classic ASP
4 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.14%) Web Services
6 1 (3.57%) DCOM
6 1 (3.57%) ActiveX
6 1 (3.57%) DHTML
6 1 (3.57%) OLE
6 1 (3.57%) OLE DB
6 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (3.57%) RESTful
6 1 (3.57%) HTML5
6 1 (3.57%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) iSeries
2 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows NT
3 1 (3.57%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
2 4 (14.29%) Web Development
2 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.71%) UML
3 3 (10.71%) OOP
3 3 (10.71%) OO
3 3 (10.71%) MVC
3 3 (10.71%) Workflow
3 3 (10.71%) Scrum
3 3 (10.71%) TDD
3 3 (10.71%) Release Management
4 2 (7.14%) Pattern Recognition
4 2 (7.14%) Machine Learning
4 2 (7.14%) Analytics
5 1 (3.57%) RAD
5 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (3.57%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (21.43%) PL/SQL
3 6 (21.43%) C#
3 6 (21.43%) C++
4 3 (10.71%) RPG
4 3 (10.71%) PHP
4 3 (10.71%) RPG IV
5 2 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) Java
6 1 (3.57%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) DICOM
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Sybase
3 1 (3.57%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.57%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) Informatica
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe