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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 94 92 70
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 31 25 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.11% 1.01% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.08% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 21
Average daily rate
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£355 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £247 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £360 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.80
% change year-on-year
- +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
2591 2322 2501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.17% 93.37% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1114 1180
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 £215 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 88 124
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 September 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 September 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 20 £338 +8.00% 6
Aberdeen +11 5 £363 +28.09% 1
Glasgow -14 5 £375 +25.00% 2
West Lothian - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 20 (32.79%) Windows
2 19 (31.15%) HTML
2 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (27.87%) SQL
4 16 (26.23%) C#
5 15 (24.59%) JavaScript
5 15 (24.59%) Oracle
5 15 (24.59%) Finance
6 13 (21.31%) Unit Testing
7 11 (18.03%) Visual Studio
8 10 (16.39%) PL/SQL
8 10 (16.39%) C++
8 10 (16.39%) Java
8 10 (16.39%) jQuery
9 9 (14.75%) Web Application Development
9 9 (14.75%) Linux
10 8 (13.11%) CSS
10 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
10 8 (13.11%) .NET
10 8 (13.11%) TDD
10 8 (13.11%) MVC
10 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
11 7 (11.48%) Oracle Database
11 7 (11.48%) Hibernate
11 7 (11.48%) Spring
11 7 (11.48%) UNIX
12 6 (9.84%) Mac OS X
12 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (8.20%) REST
13 5 (8.20%) CoffeeScript

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 4 (6.56%) SAS
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.64%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Office
2 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.64%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
1 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
2 7 (11.48%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.56%) Neo4j
4 4 (6.56%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.92%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (3.28%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (3.28%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Cognos Transformer
6 2 (3.28%) TKPROF
7 1 (1.64%) MS Access
7 1 (1.64%) OLAP
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.20%) PVCS
2 5 (8.20%) RSpec
2 5 (8.20%) Cucumber
2 5 (8.20%) Jasmine
3 2 (3.28%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.28%) Subversion
4 1 (1.64%) Maven
4 1 (1.64%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.64%) Toad
4 1 (1.64%) PowerDesigner
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.64%) Ant
General
1 15 (24.59%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (31.15%) HTML
2 10 (16.39%) jQuery
3 8 (13.11%) .NET
3 8 (13.11%) CSS
4 7 (11.48%) Hibernate
4 7 (11.48%) Spring
5 5 (8.20%) REST
5 5 (8.20%) Backbone.js
5 5 (8.20%) Ember.js
5 5 (8.20%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (6.56%) JAX-RS
7 2 (3.28%) WCF
7 2 (3.28%) NHibernate
7 2 (3.28%) WinForms
7 2 (3.28%) XML
7 2 (3.28%) J2EE
7 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.64%) JSP
8 1 (1.64%) Servlets
8 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) Life Science
3 1 (1.64%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.64%) AS400
3 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.79%) Windows
2 9 (14.75%) Linux
3 7 (11.48%) UNIX
4 6 (9.84%) Mac OS X
5 4 (6.56%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.92%) OS/390
7 2 (3.28%) AIX
7 2 (3.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (21.31%) Unit Testing
3 9 (14.75%) Web Application Development
4 8 (13.11%) TDD
4 8 (13.11%) MVC
5 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (8.20%) Web Development
7 4 (6.56%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (6.56%) Line Management
7 4 (6.56%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.56%) Web Design
8 3 (4.92%) iOS Development
8 3 (4.92%) Change Control
9 2 (3.28%) BDD
9 2 (3.28%) Kimball Methodology
9 2 (3.28%) Business Analysis
9 2 (3.28%) Scrum
10 1 (1.64%) Asset Management
10 1 (1.64%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.87%) SQL
2 16 (26.23%) C#
3 15 (24.59%) JavaScript
4 10 (16.39%) C++
4 10 (16.39%) PL/SQL
4 10 (16.39%) Java
5 5 (8.20%) CoffeeScript
5 5 (8.20%) Ruby
6 4 (6.56%) Perl
7 3 (4.92%) VBA
7 3 (4.92%) Objective-C
8 2 (3.28%) RPG
9 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.64%) VB
9 1 (1.64%) COBOL
9 1 (1.64%) VB6
9 1 (1.64%) Python
9 1 (1.64%) Groovy
9 1 (1.64%) Clojure
9 1 (1.64%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) RACF
1 2 (3.28%) ACF2
Vendors
1 15 (24.59%) Oracle
2 2 (3.28%) SAP
2 2 (3.28%) Cognos
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.28%) Teradata
3 1 (1.64%) Twitter
3 1 (1.64%) IBM
3 1 (1.64%) JBoss
3 1 (1.64%) Sybase
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