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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 104 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 20 54 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.73% 2.21% 2.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 2.41% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 30
Average daily rate
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£355 £319 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.28% +3.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £283 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -
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
2599 2243 2063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.23% 91.93% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 1118 1078
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 £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 80 68
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.72 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 December 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 -17 10 £375 +7.14% 3
Glasgow -22 5 £325 +1.88% 2
North Lanarkshire -1 2 £330 -
Aberdeen +5 1 £375 -3.84%
Dundee +5 1 £265 - 1
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - - 1
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (35.29%) SQL
2 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (29.41%) Oracle
3 15 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 13 (25.49%) HTML
5 12 (23.53%) C#
5 12 (23.53%) PL/SQL
5 12 (23.53%) Windows
6 11 (21.57%) TDD
7 10 (19.61%) jQuery
7 10 (19.61%) MVC
7 10 (19.61%) Finance
8 9 (17.65%) Visual Studio
8 9 (17.65%) .NET
8 9 (17.65%) Oracle Database
9 8 (15.69%) C++
9 8 (15.69%) CSS
10 7 (13.73%) SAS
10 7 (13.73%) Ruby
10 7 (13.73%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (13.73%) CoffeeScript
10 7 (13.73%) Backbone.js
10 7 (13.73%) RSpec
10 7 (13.73%) Cucumber
10 7 (13.73%) Jasmine
10 7 (13.73%) Ember.js
11 6 (11.76%) Web Application Development
11 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
11 6 (11.76%) PVCS
12 5 (9.80%) Perl

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (13.73%) SAS
2 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MS Office
2 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) JDE World
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.96%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 5 (9.80%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.88%) TKPROF
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (3.92%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.96%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.96%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (1.96%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (1.96%) Cognos Transformer
6 1 (1.96%) MS Access
6 1 (1.96%) OLAP
6 1 (1.96%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 7 (13.73%) RSpec
2 7 (13.73%) Cucumber
2 7 (13.73%) Jasmine
3 6 (11.76%) PVCS
4 3 (5.88%) Toad
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (3.92%) JIRA
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.96%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.96%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 10 (19.61%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Local Government
4 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.49%) HTML
2 10 (19.61%) jQuery
3 9 (17.65%) .NET
4 8 (15.69%) CSS
5 7 (13.73%) Ruby on Rails
5 7 (13.73%) Backbone.js
5 7 (13.73%) Ember.js
6 2 (3.92%) NHibernate
6 2 (3.92%) Web Services
6 2 (3.92%) WCF
7 1 (1.96%) WPF
7 1 (1.96%) Spring
7 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.96%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.96%) Java EE
7 1 (1.96%) J2EE
7 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.96%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) iSeries
3 2 (3.92%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.96%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.92%) AIX
3 2 (3.92%) Solaris
3 2 (3.92%) Linux
3 2 (3.92%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.96%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.57%) TDD
3 10 (19.61%) MVC
4 6 (11.76%) Web Application Development
5 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
6 4 (7.84%) Web Development
6 4 (7.84%) Scrum
6 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.88%) Business Analysis
8 2 (3.92%) Release Management
8 2 (3.92%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.92%) ERP
8 2 (3.92%) Data Modelling
8 2 (3.92%) BDD
8 2 (3.92%) Pattern Recognition
8 2 (3.92%) Analytics
8 2 (3.92%) iOS Development
8 2 (3.92%) Machine Learning
9 1 (1.96%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 18 (35.29%) SQL
2 15 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 12 (23.53%) C#
3 12 (23.53%) PL/SQL
4 8 (15.69%) C++
5 7 (13.73%) Ruby
5 7 (13.73%) CoffeeScript
6 5 (9.80%) Perl
7 4 (7.84%) RPG
8 2 (3.92%) Java
8 2 (3.92%) RPG IV
8 2 (3.92%) Python
8 2 (3.92%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.96%) VB6
9 1 (1.96%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.96%) REXX
9 1 (1.96%) VB
9 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) DICOM
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Control-M
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) Oracle
2 2 (3.92%) JD Edwards
2 2 (3.92%) Teradata
3 1 (1.96%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.96%) SAP
3 1 (1.96%) Cognos
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.96%) Informatica