The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Developer 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 Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 52 91 79
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 76 21 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.84% 0.94% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.01% 1.01% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 9 22
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £295 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £428 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £38.75 £32.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £32.50 £37.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £32.50 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -14.47%
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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
2525 2084 1909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.22% 93.12% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1398 1015 1000
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 58 51
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.00 £15.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +3.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 30 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Senior Developer
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 Senior Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
Glasgow +24 40 £388 +29.16% 12
Edinburgh +4 16 £385 +1.31% 8
Stirling -6 5 £375 - 2
Fife - 3 - -
West Lothian - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 2
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Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Senior Developer 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 Senior Developer in their job title.

1 104 (63.80%) Java
2 59 (36.20%) XML
3 58 (35.58%) SQL
4 45 (27.61%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (25.77%) Finance
6 39 (23.93%) HTML
7 37 (22.70%) JavaScript
8 36 (22.09%) Spring
9 35 (21.47%) .NET
10 34 (20.86%) Web Services
10 34 (20.86%) Banking
11 33 (20.25%) C#
12 29 (17.79%) jQuery
13 28 (17.18%) CSS
14 26 (15.95%) SQL Server
15 25 (15.34%) ASP.NET
15 25 (15.34%) HTTP
15 25 (15.34%) TDD
16 23 (14.11%) JBoss
17 22 (13.50%) SOA
17 22 (13.50%) Oracle
17 22 (13.50%) Hibernate
18 20 (12.27%) T-SQL
18 20 (12.27%) OO
18 20 (12.27%) Java EE
19 19 (11.66%) J2EE
20 18 (11.04%) PL/SQL
20 18 (11.04%) SOAP
20 18 (11.04%) Apache CXF
21 17 (10.43%) SQL Server 2008

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Senior Developer 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 Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (14.11%) JBoss
2 8 (4.91%) CMS
2 8 (4.91%) Umbraco
3 5 (3.07%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.07%) Apache
3 5 (3.07%) Apache ServiceMix
4 4 (2.45%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.45%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.84%) WordPress
5 3 (1.84%) Jetty
5 3 (1.84%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.23%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.23%) WebLogic Integration
6 2 (1.23%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (1.23%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.23%) Mule
7 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.61%) nginx
7 1 (0.61%) Kentico
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.84%) Tridion
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) IaaS
1 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (15.34%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.95%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (8.59%) Oracle Database
4 13 (7.98%) Relational Database
4 13 (7.98%) RDBMS
5 7 (4.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (4.29%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.68%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.84%) IDOL
7 3 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.23%) Big Data
8 2 (1.23%) Datomic
8 2 (1.23%) DB2
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.61%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.61%) MySQL
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (9.20%) Visual Studio
1 15 (9.20%) Maven
2 10 (6.13%) Ant
3 9 (5.52%) JUnit
3 9 (5.52%) Eclipse
3 9 (5.52%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.91%) Cucumber
5 7 (4.29%) JIRA
6 6 (3.68%) Selenium
6 6 (3.68%) Subversion
7 5 (3.07%) Hudson
8 4 (2.45%) Jasmine
8 4 (2.45%) RSpec
8 4 (2.45%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.84%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.84%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.84%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.23%) LabVIEW
10 2 (1.23%) JProfiler
11 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (25.77%) Finance
2 34 (20.86%) Banking
3 16 (9.82%) Front Office
4 11 (6.75%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.07%) Back Office
6 2 (1.23%) Military
6 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.23%) Electronics
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (36.20%) XML
2 39 (23.93%) HTML
3 36 (22.09%) Spring
4 35 (21.47%) .NET
5 34 (20.86%) Web Services
6 29 (17.79%) jQuery
7 28 (17.18%) CSS
8 25 (15.34%) ASP.NET
9 22 (13.50%) Hibernate
10 20 (12.27%) Java EE
11 19 (11.66%) J2EE
12 18 (11.04%) SOAP
12 18 (11.04%) Apache CXF
13 17 (10.43%) JSF
13 17 (10.43%) JSP
13 17 (10.43%) XSLT
14 14 (8.59%) FIX Protocol
15 13 (7.98%) STL
15 13 (7.98%) JMS
16 12 (7.36%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.52%) Derivative
1 9 (5.52%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.91%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (3.68%) Open Source
4 4 (2.45%) Social Network
4 4 (2.45%) Web 2.0
5 3 (1.84%) Animation
5 3 (1.84%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.84%) Market Risk
5 3 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.84%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.23%) Clustering
6 2 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.23%) iPad
6 2 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.23%) iPhone
6 2 (1.23%) DataPower
7 1 (0.61%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.13%) Linux
2 9 (5.52%) UNIX
2 9 (5.52%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.45%) Windows
3 4 (2.45%) Android
4 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.61%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (27.61%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (15.34%) TDD
3 22 (13.50%) SOA
4 20 (12.27%) OO
5 15 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (8.59%) Scrum
7 13 (7.98%) MVC
7 13 (7.98%) OOD
8 12 (7.36%) Multithreading
9 11 (6.75%) BDD
10 8 (4.91%) iOS Development
11 7 (4.29%) Unit Testing
11 7 (4.29%) Web Design
12 6 (3.68%) Functional Programming
12 6 (3.68%) UML
12 6 (3.68%) Web Development
12 6 (3.68%) Waterfall
13 5 (3.07%) Content Management
13 5 (3.07%) Performance Tuning
14 4 (2.45%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 104 (63.80%) Java
2 58 (35.58%) SQL
3 37 (22.70%) JavaScript
4 33 (20.25%) C#
5 20 (12.27%) T-SQL
6 18 (11.04%) PL/SQL
7 15 (9.20%) C++
8 8 (4.91%) Clojure
9 6 (3.68%) Scala
10 5 (3.07%) XPath
10 5 (3.07%) Objective-C
11 4 (2.45%) CoffeeScript
11 4 (2.45%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.45%) Haskell
11 4 (2.45%) Ruby
12 3 (1.84%) Perl
12 3 (1.84%) PHP
12 3 (1.84%) VBA
12 3 (1.84%) Python
13 2 (1.23%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 10 (6.13%) Degree
2 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
2 2 (1.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.61%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (13.50%) Oracle
2 16 (9.82%) Sybase
3 13 (7.98%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.29%) IBM
5 5 (3.07%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.84%) Google
6 3 (1.84%) Cognos
7 2 (1.23%) Kony
7 2 (1.23%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.23%) Yahoo!
8 1 (0.61%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.61%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.61%) Apple
8 1 (0.61%) Sun
8 1 (0.61%) HP
8 1 (0.61%) Kofax
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