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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 95 92 92
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 55 47 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.87% 1.56% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 1.63% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 16 25
Median daily rate £375 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £458 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £42.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.73% +33.33%
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
2732 2875 2542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.67% 95.42% 93.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1531 1466 1399
Median daily rate £362 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 84 69
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +21 37 £375 -2.59% 8
Glasgow -5 17 £300 -20.00% 10
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 51 (62.96%) Java
2 39 (48.15%) SQL
3 33 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (37.04%) HTML
5 29 (35.80%) JavaScript
6 27 (33.33%) CSS
7 25 (30.86%) Linux
8 23 (28.40%) XML
8 23 (28.40%) AngularJS
9 22 (27.16%) Subversion
9 22 (27.16%) Spring
10 21 (25.93%) Unix
10 21 (25.93%) Unit Testing
11 20 (24.69%) Git (software)
12 19 (23.46%) Perl
13 18 (22.22%) OOD
13 18 (22.22%) NoSQL
13 18 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (22.22%) jQuery
14 17 (20.99%) Jenkins
14 17 (20.99%) JBoss
15 16 (19.75%) Software Engineering
15 16 (19.75%) TDD
15 16 (19.75%) Finance
15 16 (19.75%) MongoDB
15 16 (19.75%) Node.js
15 16 (19.75%) Sass
16 15 (18.52%) OO
16 15 (18.52%) Python
16 15 (18.52%) Web Services

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 17 (20.99%) JBoss
2 2 (2.47%) GeoServer
2 2 (2.47%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.23%) Apache
3 1 (1.23%) IIS
3 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.23%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) SSH
1 4 (4.94%) SSL
2 2 (2.47%) HTTP
3 1 (1.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.22%) NoSQL
2 16 (19.75%) MongoDB
3 11 (13.58%) DB2
4 10 (12.35%) RDBMS
4 10 (12.35%) Relational Database
5 8 (9.88%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.94%) GIS
7 3 (3.70%) MS Access
7 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
8 2 (2.47%) Big Data
8 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.47%) QGIS
9 1 (1.23%) QlikView
9 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (27.16%) Subversion
2 20 (24.69%) Git (software)
3 17 (20.99%) Jenkins
4 13 (16.05%) Hudson
5 12 (14.81%) Maven
6 10 (12.35%) Bower
7 9 (11.11%) Eclipse
7 9 (11.11%) JUnit
8 4 (4.94%) git-flow
8 4 (4.94%) GitLab
9 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.47%) DBeaver
10 2 (2.47%) Gradle
10 2 (2.47%) Grunt
10 2 (2.47%) Jasmine
10 2 (2.47%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (1.23%) Cucumber
11 1 (1.23%) JProfiler
11 1 (1.23%) JSUnit
11 1 (1.23%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (19.75%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Banking
3 7 (8.64%) Front Office
4 4 (4.94%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Back Office
5 1 (1.23%) Games
5 1 (1.23%) International Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.23%) Retail
5 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (37.04%) HTML
2 27 (33.33%) CSS
3 23 (28.40%) AngularJS
3 23 (28.40%) XML
4 22 (27.16%) Spring
5 18 (22.22%) jQuery
6 16 (19.75%) Node.js
6 16 (19.75%) Sass
7 15 (18.52%) Web Services
8 13 (16.05%) JMS
8 13 (16.05%) RESTful
9 12 (14.81%) Hibernate
10 11 (13.58%) SOAP
11 10 (12.35%) Drools
11 10 (12.35%) Java EE
11 10 (12.35%) JSON
12 9 (11.11%) Flask
12 9 (11.11%) J2SE
12 9 (11.11%) JPA
13 8 (9.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.94%) Animation
2 4 (4.94%) Apple TV
2 4 (4.94%) iPad
2 4 (4.94%) iPhone
3 2 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.47%) iSeries
3 2 (2.47%) Photography
3 2 (2.47%) User Experience
4 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.23%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.23%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.86%) Linux
2 21 (25.93%) Unix
3 6 (7.41%) Windows
4 4 (4.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.23%) Android
5 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.93%) Unit Testing
3 18 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (22.22%) OOD
4 16 (19.75%) Software Engineering
4 16 (19.75%) TDD
5 15 (18.52%) Front End Development
5 15 (18.52%) OO
6 13 (16.05%) Scrum
6 13 (16.05%) SDLC
7 11 (13.58%) BDD
7 11 (13.58%) MVC
8 10 (12.35%) Kanban
9 9 (11.11%) Mentoring
10 8 (9.88%) SOA
11 7 (8.64%) Test Automation
12 6 (7.41%) Coaching
12 6 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (7.41%) Refactoring
13 5 (6.17%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 51 (62.96%) Java
2 39 (48.15%) SQL
3 29 (35.80%) JavaScript
4 19 (23.46%) Perl
5 15 (18.52%) Python
6 13 (16.05%) CoffeeScript
6 13 (16.05%) PL/SQL
7 7 (8.64%) C#
8 5 (6.17%) VBA
9 4 (4.94%) Apple Swift
9 4 (4.94%) Objective-C
10 3 (3.70%) VB
11 2 (2.47%) AspectJ
11 2 (2.47%) Scala
11 2 (2.47%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.23%) Apex Code
12 1 (1.23%) C++
12 1 (1.23%) PHP
12 1 (1.23%) RPG
12 1 (1.23%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.47%) Degree
3 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.58%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Docker
1 2 (2.47%) GeoWebCache
2 1 (1.23%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) Ansible
1 2 (2.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (16.05%) VMware
2 11 (13.58%) Oracle
3 10 (12.35%) Sybase
4 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.94%) Apple
5 4 (4.94%) ForgeRock
6 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.23%) Cognos
7 1 (1.23%) IBM
7 1 (1.23%) Pega
7 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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