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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 48 104 89
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 88 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.20% 0.52% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.43% 0.56% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 6 9
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£388 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.42% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £295 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
Senior Developer
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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
2565 2303 2288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.27% 92.68% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1102 1123
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 £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 93 106
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +34 41 £375 - 8
Glasgow +16 27 £400 +33.33% 9
Stirling - 12 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - - 7
Renfrewshire - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - - 1
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Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 84 (63.64%) Java
2 51 (38.64%) XML
3 46 (34.85%) SQL
4 39 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (28.03%) HTML
6 30 (22.73%) Spring
7 27 (20.45%) jQuery
8 26 (19.70%) SOA
9 25 (18.94%) CSS
9 25 (18.94%) JBoss
10 24 (18.18%) C#
10 24 (18.18%) Finance
11 23 (17.42%) JavaScript
11 23 (17.42%) .NET
12 22 (16.67%) Oracle
12 22 (16.67%) Hibernate
13 21 (15.91%) HTTP
14 20 (15.15%) Apache CXF
14 20 (15.15%) JSF
14 20 (15.15%) TDD
14 20 (15.15%) Java EE
15 19 (14.39%) J2EE
15 19 (14.39%) OO
16 18 (13.64%) JSP
16 18 (13.64%) SQL Server
17 17 (12.88%) Front Office
18 16 (12.12%) PL/SQL
18 16 (12.12%) Banking
19 15 (11.36%) ASP.NET
19 15 (11.36%) SOAP

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 25 (18.94%) JBoss
2 6 (4.55%) Apache
3 5 (3.79%) Apache ServiceMix
4 4 (3.03%) GlassFish
4 4 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.03%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.27%) Jetty
6 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.52%) GemFire
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.52%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (1.52%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.52%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (1.52%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.52%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.52%) WebLogic Integration
6 2 (1.52%) CMS
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.91%) HTTP
2 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.76%) LAN
2 1 (0.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.61%) Oracle Database
3 11 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 11 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (7.58%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (6.82%) RDBMS
6 8 (6.06%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (5.30%) NoSQL
8 5 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.52%) Big Data
10 2 (1.52%) KDB
10 2 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.76%) DB2
11 1 (0.76%) MySQL
11 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.76%) InterSystems Cache
11 1 (0.76%) JasperReports
11 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (7.58%) Maven
2 8 (6.06%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.79%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.03%) RSpec
4 4 (3.03%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.03%) Jasmine
4 4 (3.03%) JIRA
4 4 (3.03%) Ant
4 4 (3.03%) JUnit
4 4 (3.03%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.27%) Subversion
6 2 (1.52%) JProfiler
6 2 (1.52%) GoogleTest
6 2 (1.52%) CppUnit
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.76%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
General
1 24 (18.18%) Finance
2 17 (12.88%) Front Office
3 16 (12.12%) Banking
4 9 (6.82%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.52%) Marketing
5 2 (1.52%) Back Office
6 1 (0.76%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (38.64%) XML
2 37 (28.03%) HTML
3 30 (22.73%) Spring
4 27 (20.45%) jQuery
5 25 (18.94%) CSS
6 23 (17.42%) .NET
7 22 (16.67%) Hibernate
8 20 (15.15%) Apache CXF
8 20 (15.15%) JSF
8 20 (15.15%) Java EE
9 19 (14.39%) J2EE
10 18 (13.64%) JSP
11 15 (11.36%) ASP.NET
11 15 (11.36%) SOAP
11 15 (11.36%) XSLT
12 14 (10.61%) Web Services
13 12 (9.09%) RichFaces
14 9 (6.82%) RESTful
14 9 (6.82%) JPA
15 8 (6.06%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.06%) Derivative
2 7 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (3.79%) User Experience
5 4 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.03%) Equities
6 3 (2.27%) Market Risk
6 3 (2.27%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.27%) Open Source
7 2 (1.52%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.52%) DataPower
7 2 (1.52%) iPhone
7 2 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.52%) Clustering
8 1 (0.76%) SCORM
8 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.76%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.82%) UNIX
2 7 (5.30%) Linux
3 3 (2.27%) Windows
4 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.52%) Android
4 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (19.70%) SOA
3 20 (15.15%) TDD
4 19 (14.39%) OO
5 15 (11.36%) MVC
6 12 (9.09%) Multithreading
6 12 (9.09%) Scrum
7 11 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (7.58%) Web Design
9 9 (6.82%) Mentoring
9 9 (6.82%) Waterfall
10 8 (6.06%) Web Development
11 7 (5.30%) UML
12 6 (4.55%) Functional Programming
12 6 (4.55%) Data Modelling
12 6 (4.55%) OOD
13 5 (3.79%) OOP
13 5 (3.79%) Automated Testing
13 5 (3.79%) Unit Testing
13 5 (3.79%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 84 (63.64%) Java
2 46 (34.85%) SQL
3 24 (18.18%) C#
4 23 (17.42%) JavaScript
5 16 (12.12%) PL/SQL
6 11 (8.33%) C++
7 9 (6.82%) T-SQL
8 7 (5.30%) Shell Script
9 6 (4.55%) Clojure
9 6 (4.55%) Scala
10 5 (3.79%) Python
11 4 (3.03%) CoffeeScript
11 4 (3.03%) Haskell
11 4 (3.03%) Ruby
12 3 (2.27%) VBA
12 3 (2.27%) Perl
13 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.52%) Groovy
13 2 (1.52%) VB
13 2 (1.52%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 4 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.79%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (16.67%) Oracle
2 11 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.33%) Sybase
3 5 (3.79%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.03%) Google
5 3 (2.27%) IBM
5 3 (2.27%) Sencha
6 2 (1.52%) StreamBase
6 2 (1.52%) Kony
6 2 (1.52%) Guidewire
6 2 (1.52%) Yahoo!
6 2 (1.52%) Adobe
7 1 (0.76%) Kofax
7 1 (0.76%) HP
7 1 (0.76%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.76%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.76%) Twitter
7 1 (0.76%) Nintex
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