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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 54 74 57
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 81 46 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.74% 1.86% 2.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.92% 2.00% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 29 27
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£413 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £272 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £38.75 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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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
2775 2305 1965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.00% 93.36% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1517 1158 1004
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 56 46
Average hourly rate £16.86 £16.00 £16.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% -5.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 +14 38 £413 +37.50% 9
Edinburgh -13 12 £395 +5.33% 7
Stirling 0 8 £420 -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 101 (67.33%) Java
2 56 (37.33%) SQL
3 53 (35.33%) Finance
4 50 (33.33%) Spring
5 48 (32.00%) Banking
6 43 (28.67%) Web Services
7 40 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (25.33%) XML
8 38 (25.33%) JavaScript
9 33 (22.00%) HTML
10 31 (20.67%) Hibernate
11 28 (18.67%) .NET
12 24 (16.00%) C#
13 23 (15.33%) JMS
13 23 (15.33%) Investment Banking
14 22 (14.67%) CSS
14 22 (14.67%) jQuery
15 20 (13.33%) SQL Server
15 20 (13.33%) TDD
16 19 (12.67%) Sybase
17 18 (12.00%) ASP.NET
17 18 (12.00%) Relational Database
18 17 (11.33%) HTTP
18 17 (11.33%) RDBMS
19 16 (10.67%) Oracle
19 16 (10.67%) Maven
19 16 (10.67%) JPA
19 16 (10.67%) RESTful
20 15 (10.00%) Java EE
20 15 (10.00%) OOD

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 13 (8.67%) JBoss
2 7 (4.67%) CMS
2 7 (4.67%) Umbraco
3 4 (2.67%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.00%) Jetty
4 3 (2.00%) WordPress
4 3 (2.00%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (1.33%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (1.33%) FileNet
5 2 (1.33%) Apache
5 2 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.67%) Drupal
6 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.67%) Mule
6 1 (0.67%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.00%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.33%) IaaS
3 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 18 (12.00%) Relational Database
3 17 (11.33%) RDBMS
4 12 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (5.33%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.67%) DB2
7 3 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.00%) IDOL
8 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.33%) Datomic
9 1 (0.67%) MySQL
9 1 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.67%) MS Access
9 1 (0.67%) SQLite
9 1 (0.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (10.67%) Maven
2 12 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.67%) JIRA
3 10 (6.67%) Selenium
3 10 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 9 (6.00%) Hudson
5 8 (5.33%) Eclipse
5 8 (5.33%) JUnit
6 7 (4.67%) Ant
6 7 (4.67%) WebDriver
6 7 (4.67%) Subversion
6 7 (4.67%) Artifactory
7 5 (3.33%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.00%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.33%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.33%) LabVIEW
9 2 (1.33%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.67%) Appium
10 1 (0.67%) Calabash
10 1 (0.67%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 53 (35.33%) Finance
2 48 (32.00%) Banking
3 23 (15.33%) Investment Banking
4 13 (8.67%) Front Office
5 5 (3.33%) Back Office
6 3 (2.00%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.33%) Electronics
7 2 (1.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (33.33%) Spring
2 43 (28.67%) Web Services
3 38 (25.33%) XML
4 33 (22.00%) HTML
5 31 (20.67%) Hibernate
6 28 (18.67%) .NET
7 23 (15.33%) JMS
8 22 (14.67%) CSS
8 22 (14.67%) jQuery
9 18 (12.00%) ASP.NET
10 16 (10.67%) JPA
10 16 (10.67%) RESTful
11 15 (10.00%) Java EE
12 14 (9.33%) JSF
13 13 (8.67%) JSP
13 13 (8.67%) Apache CXF
14 12 (8.00%) SOAP
15 11 (7.33%) RichFaces
16 10 (6.67%) J2EE
17 9 (6.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.67%) Computer Science
1 7 (4.67%) Digital Media
2 6 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.33%) Open Source
4 4 (2.67%) Social Network
4 4 (2.67%) Web 2.0
4 4 (2.67%) Animation
5 3 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.00%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.33%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.33%) Derivative
7 1 (0.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (0.67%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.67%) GIS
7 1 (0.67%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.67%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.67%) iPhone
7 1 (0.67%) iPad
7 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.33%) Linux
2 9 (6.00%) UNIX
3 7 (4.67%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.67%) Android
5 3 (2.00%) Windows
6 1 (0.67%) Solaris
6 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (13.33%) TDD
3 15 (10.00%) OOD
4 13 (8.67%) OO
4 13 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (8.67%) Multithreading
5 12 (8.00%) Unit Testing
5 12 (8.00%) SOA
5 12 (8.00%) BDD
6 11 (7.33%) Scrum
7 7 (4.67%) MVC
8 6 (4.00%) iOS Development
8 6 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (4.00%) Test Automation
9 5 (3.33%) Kanban
9 5 (3.33%) Mobile Development
9 5 (3.33%) Web Design
9 5 (3.33%) Content Management
9 5 (3.33%) Web Development
10 4 (2.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 101 (67.33%) Java
2 56 (37.33%) SQL
3 38 (25.33%) JavaScript
4 24 (16.00%) C#
5 14 (9.33%) T-SQL
6 11 (7.33%) PL/SQL
7 9 (6.00%) C++
8 5 (3.33%) Perl
9 4 (2.67%) VBA
9 4 (2.67%) Objective-C
9 4 (2.67%) XPath
10 3 (2.00%) Python
10 3 (2.00%) PHP
11 2 (1.33%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.33%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.33%) Clojure
12 1 (0.67%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.67%) PHP5
12 1 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (6.00%) Degree
2 3 (2.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.67%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 19 (12.67%) Sybase
2 16 (10.67%) Oracle
3 6 (4.00%) IBM
3 6 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.00%) Cognos
5 2 (1.33%) Adobe
6 1 (0.67%) Sun
6 1 (0.67%) Apple
6 1 (0.67%) Teradata
6 1 (0.67%) Google
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