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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 61 89 89
Rank change year-on-year
+28 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 66 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.41% 0.73% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 0.78% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 9
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£375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £296 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £400 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-48.38% -8.82%
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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
2529 2318 2507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.30% 93.73% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1282 1124 1142
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 85 108
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -4.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Glasgow +4 25 £400 +14.28% 9
Edinburgh +12 23 £366 -2.40% 8
Stirling +3 14 £375 -
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 57 (56.44%) Java
2 34 (33.66%) SQL
3 32 (31.68%) XML
4 26 (25.74%) HTML
5 22 (21.78%) .NET
6 21 (20.79%) CSS
6 21 (20.79%) Finance
6 21 (20.79%) Spring
7 20 (19.80%) Hibernate
7 20 (19.80%) C#
7 20 (19.80%) JavaScript
8 19 (18.81%) Oracle
8 19 (18.81%) SOA
9 17 (16.83%) JBoss
10 16 (15.84%) SQL Server
11 15 (14.85%) XSLT
11 15 (14.85%) Front Office
12 14 (13.86%) OO
12 14 (13.86%) TDD
12 14 (13.86%) Banking
13 13 (12.87%) jQuery
14 12 (11.88%) Web Development
14 12 (11.88%) Web Services
14 12 (11.88%) ASP.NET
15 11 (10.89%) MVC
15 11 (10.89%) Scrum
15 11 (10.89%) Relational Database
16 10 (9.90%) PL/SQL
16 10 (9.90%) Java EE
16 10 (9.90%) JSF

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 6 (5.94%) CMS
2 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.97%) IIS
3 3 (2.97%) Apache
4 2 (1.98%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.98%) GemFire
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.98%) GlassFish
4 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.98%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.99%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.99%) Kentico
5 1 (0.99%) Sitefinity
5 1 (0.99%) Orchard CMS
5 1 (0.99%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.92%) HTTP
2 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.99%) LAN
2 1 (0.99%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.84%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.89%) Relational Database
3 9 (8.91%) Oracle Database
4 8 (7.92%) RDBMS
5 7 (6.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (5.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (5.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (4.95%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (4.95%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.98%) KDB
10 1 (0.99%) MySQL
10 1 (0.99%) DB2
10 1 (0.99%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Maven
2 4 (3.96%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.96%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.97%) Subversion
3 3 (2.97%) JIRA
3 3 (2.97%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.98%) Ant
4 2 (1.98%) JUnit
4 2 (1.98%) CppUnit
4 2 (1.98%) JProfiler
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.98%) GoogleTest
5 1 (0.99%) CodeRush
5 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.99%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.99%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.99%) NCrunch
General
1 21 (20.79%) Finance
2 15 (14.85%) Front Office
3 14 (13.86%) Banking
4 7 (6.93%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.98%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (31.68%) XML
2 26 (25.74%) HTML
3 22 (21.78%) .NET
4 21 (20.79%) CSS
4 21 (20.79%) Spring
5 20 (19.80%) Hibernate
6 15 (14.85%) XSLT
7 13 (12.87%) jQuery
8 12 (11.88%) Web Services
8 12 (11.88%) ASP.NET
9 10 (9.90%) JSF
9 10 (9.90%) Java EE
10 9 (8.91%) J2EE
10 9 (8.91%) Apache CXF
10 9 (8.91%) HTML5
11 8 (7.92%) JSP
12 7 (6.93%) SOAP
12 7 (6.93%) Java SE
13 6 (5.94%) CSS3
13 6 (5.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (4.95%) Equities
2 5 (4.95%) Derivative
3 3 (2.97%) Open Source
4 2 (1.98%) iPhone
4 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.99%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.99%) iPad
5 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.99%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.99%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.94%) UNIX
1 6 (5.94%) Linux
2 3 (2.97%) Windows
3 2 (1.98%) Android
3 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.81%) SOA
2 14 (13.86%) OO
2 14 (13.86%) TDD
3 12 (11.88%) Web Development
4 11 (10.89%) MVC
4 11 (10.89%) Scrum
5 10 (9.90%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (8.91%) Multithreading
7 8 (7.92%) OOP
7 8 (7.92%) Waterfall
7 8 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (5.94%) UML
8 6 (5.94%) Data Modelling
8 6 (5.94%) Project Management
9 5 (4.95%) ETL
9 5 (4.95%) Unit Testing
9 5 (4.95%) Use Case
9 5 (4.95%) Automated Testing
9 5 (4.95%) Functional Programming
10 4 (3.96%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 57 (56.44%) Java
2 34 (33.66%) SQL
3 20 (19.80%) JavaScript
3 20 (19.80%) C#
4 10 (9.90%) PL/SQL
5 5 (4.95%) Shell Script
5 5 (4.95%) C++
5 5 (4.95%) Scala
5 5 (4.95%) Clojure
6 4 (3.96%) Haskell
6 4 (3.96%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.96%) VBA
7 2 (1.98%) Python
7 2 (1.98%) VB
7 2 (1.98%) Perl
7 2 (1.98%) Groovy
7 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.99%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.99%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (5.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (18.81%) Oracle
2 17 (16.83%) JBoss
3 9 (8.91%) Sybase
4 7 (6.93%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.97%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.97%) Sencha
6 2 (1.98%) StreamBase
6 2 (1.98%) Guidewire
6 2 (1.98%) Google
6 2 (1.98%) Adobe
7 1 (0.99%) HP
7 1 (0.99%) Informatica
7 1 (0.99%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.99%) IBM
7 1 (0.99%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.99%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.99%) Kofax
7 1 (0.99%) Nintex
7 1 (0.99%) Twitter
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