The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 100 106 73
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 32 10 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.15% 0.41% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 0.43% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 4 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £260 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -30.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £154 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £291 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.80 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-20.63% +20.00%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2553 2318 2462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 91.93% 94.00% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1345 1127 1138
Average daily rate £363 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 74 110
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £28.85 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Programmer
UK

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 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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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 19 £355 +95.86% 3
Glasgow +5 12 £300 +5.26% 4
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 15 (30.61%) Java
2 14 (28.57%) Finance
3 13 (26.53%) HTML
4 12 (24.49%) Windows
5 11 (22.45%) Oracle
5 11 (22.45%) Unit Testing
6 10 (20.41%) Relational Database
7 9 (18.37%) SQL
7 9 (18.37%) C++
7 9 (18.37%) Linux
8 8 (16.33%) C#
8 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
8 8 (16.33%) Spring
8 8 (16.33%) Hibernate
9 7 (14.29%) UNIX
9 7 (14.29%) Web Application Development
10 6 (12.24%) Visual Studio
11 5 (10.20%) J2EE
11 5 (10.20%) REST
12 4 (8.16%) MongoDB
12 4 (8.16%) Neo4j
12 4 (8.16%) Responsive Web Design
12 4 (8.16%) jQuery
12 4 (8.16%) JAX-RS
12 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
12 4 (8.16%) Web Design
12 4 (8.16%) .NET
12 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
12 4 (8.16%) CSS
12 4 (8.16%) RDBMS

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 3 (6.12%) SAS
2 1 (2.04%) CICS
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.04%) SAP PM
2 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.16%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.16%) Neo4j
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) RDBMS
2 4 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.08%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (4.08%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 2 (4.08%) Cognos Transformer
4 2 (4.08%) DB2
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.04%) Base SAS
5 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.16%) Eclipse
3 3 (6.12%) Subversion
4 2 (4.08%) Maven
4 2 (4.08%) Ant
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.04%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.04%) Redmine
5 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) HTML
2 8 (16.33%) Spring
2 8 (16.33%) Hibernate
3 5 (10.20%) J2EE
3 5 (10.20%) REST
4 4 (8.16%) jQuery
4 4 (8.16%) JAX-RS
4 4 (8.16%) .NET
4 4 (8.16%) CSS
5 3 (6.12%) XML
5 3 (6.12%) Dojo
5 3 (6.12%) Ext JS
6 2 (4.08%) JSTL
6 2 (4.08%) Tapestry
6 2 (4.08%) JSF
6 2 (4.08%) WinForms
6 2 (4.08%) JSP
6 2 (4.08%) Servlets
6 2 (4.08%) Web Services
7 1 (2.04%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.08%) Life Science
3 1 (2.04%) AS400
3 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Windows
2 9 (18.37%) Linux
3 7 (14.29%) UNIX
4 4 (8.16%) Mac OS X
5 3 (6.12%) OS/390
6 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.04%) zOS
7 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Unit Testing
2 7 (14.29%) Web Application Development
3 4 (8.16%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (8.16%) Web Design
3 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.08%) Change Control
5 2 (4.08%) iOS Development
5 2 (4.08%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (4.08%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (4.08%) Web Development
5 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.08%) Change Management
6 1 (2.04%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.04%) CMMI
6 1 (2.04%) ITIL
6 1 (2.04%) ERP
6 1 (2.04%) ETL
6 1 (2.04%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) Java
2 9 (18.37%) SQL
2 9 (18.37%) C++
3 8 (16.33%) C#
3 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.12%) Python
4 3 (6.12%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.08%) SAS Macro
5 2 (4.08%) Objective-C
5 2 (4.08%) RPG
5 2 (4.08%) VB
5 2 (4.08%) VBA
6 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.04%) COBOL
6 1 (2.04%) VB6
6 1 (2.04%) Clojure
6 1 (2.04%) RPG/400
6 1 (2.04%) RPG IV
6 1 (2.04%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
1 2 (4.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.04%) DICOM
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) ACF2
1 2 (4.08%) RACF
Vendors
1 11 (22.45%) Oracle
2 2 (4.08%) SAP
2 2 (4.08%) JBoss
2 2 (4.08%) Cognos
2 2 (4.08%) IBM
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) BMC
3 1 (2.04%) CA
3 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.04%) Sybase
3 1 (2.04%) Twitter