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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 106 95 72
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 21 19 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.75% 0.76% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.81% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 12
Average daily rate
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£365 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £263 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £355 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £31.80
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +10.06%
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
2572 2341 2439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.29% 93.83% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1310 1139 1111
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 83 107
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 August 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 22 August 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 -7 17 £355 +18.33% 3
Glasgow -16 3 £363 +20.83% 3
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (33.33%) Windows
2 12 (26.67%) C++
2 12 (26.67%) Unit Testing
3 11 (24.44%) HTML
3 11 (24.44%) C#
3 11 (24.44%) Finance
4 10 (22.22%) Java
4 10 (22.22%) Web Application Development
5 9 (20.00%) SQL
5 9 (20.00%) Linux
5 9 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 8 (17.78%) Oracle
6 8 (17.78%) Relational Database
7 7 (15.56%) Spring
7 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
7 7 (15.56%) Hibernate
7 7 (15.56%) UNIX
8 5 (11.11%) jQuery
8 5 (11.11%) Mac OS X
8 5 (11.11%) CSS
8 5 (11.11%) REST
9 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
9 4 (8.89%) Neo4j
9 4 (8.89%) JAX-RS
9 4 (8.89%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
9 4 (8.89%) .NET
9 4 (8.89%) Configuration Management
9 4 (8.89%) HTTP
9 4 (8.89%) Data Warehouse

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (4.44%) SAS
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.22%) SAP PM
2 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.89%) Neo4j
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.44%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (4.44%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 2 (4.44%) Cognos Transformer
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.22%) Subversion
3 1 (2.22%) Maven
3 1 (2.22%) ReSharper
3 1 (2.22%) Ant
3 1 (2.22%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.22%) RSpec
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) HTML
2 7 (15.56%) Spring
2 7 (15.56%) Hibernate
3 5 (11.11%) jQuery
3 5 (11.11%) CSS
3 5 (11.11%) REST
4 4 (8.89%) JAX-RS
4 4 (8.89%) .NET
5 3 (6.67%) Dojo
5 3 (6.67%) Ext JS
6 2 (4.44%) J2EE
6 2 (4.44%) XML
6 2 (4.44%) WinForms
7 1 (2.22%) JSF
7 1 (2.22%) JSTL
7 1 (2.22%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (2.22%) Tapestry
7 1 (2.22%) Java SE
7 1 (2.22%) WPF
7 1 (2.22%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) Life Science
3 1 (2.22%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.22%) AS400
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (20.00%) Linux
3 7 (15.56%) UNIX
4 5 (11.11%) Mac OS X
5 3 (6.67%) OS/390
6 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.22%) AIX
7 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Unit Testing
2 10 (22.22%) Web Application Development
3 4 (8.89%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (8.89%) Configuration Management
3 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (8.89%) Web Design
4 3 (6.67%) Web Development
4 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.44%) Change Control
5 2 (4.44%) iOS Development
5 2 (4.44%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (4.44%) TDD
6 1 (2.22%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.22%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.22%) Security Testing
6 1 (2.22%) ERP
6 1 (2.22%) ETL
6 1 (2.22%) Migration
6 1 (2.22%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) C++
2 11 (24.44%) C#
3 10 (22.22%) Java
4 9 (20.00%) SQL
5 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.44%) RPG
7 2 (4.44%) VBA
7 2 (4.44%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.44%) Python
8 1 (2.22%) VB6
8 1 (2.22%) Ruby
8 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.22%) VB
8 1 (2.22%) COBOL
8 1 (2.22%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (2.22%) Clojure
8 1 (2.22%) RPG/400
8 1 (2.22%) RPG IV
8 1 (2.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) ACF2
1 2 (4.44%) RACF
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) SAP
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Cognos
3 1 (2.22%) IBM
3 1 (2.22%) JBoss
3 1 (2.22%) Sybase
3 1 (2.22%) Twitter