The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Senior Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 94 72 59
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 33 59 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.53% 1.85% 2.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.95% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 31
Median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £294 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £635 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +8.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -17.64%
Senior Developer
UK

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
2037 3032 2617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.31% 95.08% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1228 1588 1410
Median daily rate £353 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.86% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £255 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 60 65
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +11 21 £400 +3.22% 10
Glasgow 0 9 £368 -6.66% 9
Highlands - 1 £280 -
Senior Developer
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Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 55 (62.50%) Java
2 44 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (40.91%) SQL
4 34 (38.64%) HTML
4 34 (38.64%) JavaScript
5 31 (35.23%) CSS
6 28 (31.82%) AngularJS
7 26 (29.55%) TDD
7 26 (29.55%) Subversion
7 26 (29.55%) Spring
8 25 (28.41%) jQuery
8 25 (28.41%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (25.00%) Unit Testing
9 22 (25.00%) Scrum
9 22 (25.00%) Web Services
10 19 (21.59%) XML
10 19 (21.59%) Linux
10 19 (21.59%) JBoss
10 19 (21.59%) Git (software)
11 18 (20.45%) Hibernate
12 17 (19.32%) Maven
12 17 (19.32%) Finance
12 17 (19.32%) Sass
12 17 (19.32%) Node.js
12 17 (19.32%) Jenkins
12 17 (19.32%) RESTful
12 17 (19.32%) Front End Development
13 16 (18.18%) Unix
14 15 (17.05%) OO
14 15 (17.05%) Perl

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (21.59%) JBoss
2 2 (2.27%) GeoServer
2 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) GitHub
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.14%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) SSH
1 4 (4.55%) SSL
2 2 (2.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.05%) NoSQL
2 12 (13.64%) MongoDB
3 9 (10.23%) RDBMS
3 9 (10.23%) Relational Database
4 8 (9.09%) DB2
5 7 (7.95%) Oracle Database
6 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
7 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (3.41%) GIS
8 3 (3.41%) MS Access
8 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (2.27%) QGIS
10 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 26 (29.55%) Subversion
2 19 (21.59%) Git (software)
3 17 (19.32%) Jenkins
3 17 (19.32%) Maven
4 10 (11.36%) Bower
4 10 (11.36%) Hudson
5 8 (9.09%) Eclipse
6 7 (7.95%) JUnit
7 5 (5.68%) Jasmine
8 4 (4.55%) git-flow
8 4 (4.55%) GitLab
8 4 (4.55%) Gradle
8 4 (4.55%) JIRA
8 4 (4.55%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.41%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.41%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.41%) YouTrack
10 2 (2.27%) Grunt
10 2 (2.27%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 17 (19.32%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Banking
3 5 (5.68%) Front Office
4 2 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Back Office
5 1 (1.14%) International Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Legal
5 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (38.64%) HTML
2 31 (35.23%) CSS
3 28 (31.82%) AngularJS
4 26 (29.55%) Spring
5 25 (28.41%) jQuery
6 22 (25.00%) Web Services
7 19 (21.59%) XML
8 18 (20.45%) Hibernate
9 17 (19.32%) Node.js
9 17 (19.32%) RESTful
9 17 (19.32%) Sass
10 14 (15.91%) .NET
11 13 (14.77%) SOAP
12 11 (12.50%) Drools
12 11 (12.50%) Java EE
12 11 (12.50%) JMS
12 11 (12.50%) JPA
13 10 (11.36%) ASP.NET
13 10 (11.36%) JSON
13 10 (11.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.68%) User Experience
3 4 (4.55%) Animation
3 4 (4.55%) Apple TV
3 4 (4.55%) iPad
3 4 (4.55%) iPhone
4 3 (3.41%) iSeries
5 2 (2.27%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.27%) Photography
5 2 (2.27%) Tandem
6 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.14%) LIMS
6 1 (1.14%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.59%) Linux
2 16 (18.18%) Unix
3 7 (7.95%) Windows
4 4 (4.55%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.27%) Android
6 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (29.55%) TDD
3 25 (28.41%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (25.00%) Scrum
4 22 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 17 (19.32%) Front End Development
6 15 (17.05%) MVC
6 15 (17.05%) OO
7 14 (15.91%) OOD
8 12 (13.64%) BDD
8 12 (13.64%) SDLC
8 12 (13.64%) SOA
8 12 (13.64%) Software Engineering
9 11 (12.50%) Kanban
10 10 (11.36%) Mentoring
11 7 (7.95%) Test Automation
12 6 (6.82%) Coaching
12 6 (6.82%) Open Source
12 6 (6.82%) Open Source Development
12 6 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 55 (62.50%) Java
2 36 (40.91%) SQL
3 34 (38.64%) JavaScript
4 15 (17.05%) Perl
5 14 (15.91%) CoffeeScript
5 14 (15.91%) PL/SQL
6 12 (13.64%) Python
7 11 (12.50%) C#
8 5 (5.68%) VBA
9 4 (4.55%) Apple Swift
9 4 (4.55%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.27%) JCL
10 2 (2.27%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.27%) VB
11 1 (1.14%) AspectJ
11 1 (1.14%) ES6
11 1 (1.14%) RPG
11 1 (1.14%) RPG IV
11 1 (1.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (5.68%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.14%) Degree
2 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.14%) GMP
2 1 (1.14%) ISO13485
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) Docker
2 2 (2.27%) GeoWebCache
2 2 (2.27%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) Ansible
1 4 (4.55%) Puppet
2 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (13.64%) Oracle
2 10 (11.36%) VMware
3 8 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.95%) Sybase
5 4 (4.55%) Apple
5 4 (4.55%) ForgeRock
5 4 (4.55%) IBM
6 3 (3.41%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.27%) Telerik
8 1 (1.14%) Axway
8 1 (1.14%) HP
8 1 (1.14%) IBM Sterling
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