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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 62 72 70
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 69 48 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.50% 1.97% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.65% 2.12% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 31 23
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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 £325 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
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
2604 2262 1968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.52% 92.74% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1459 1119 1016
Average daily rate £375 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 58 48
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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 +13 34 £400 +31.14% 12
Edinburgh -21 15 £388 +3.33% 13
Stirling -7 5 £410 - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 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 88 (60.27%) Java
2 57 (39.04%) SQL
3 45 (30.82%) XML
4 44 (30.14%) Finance
5 39 (26.71%) Banking
5 39 (26.71%) Spring
6 38 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (25.34%) JavaScript
8 36 (24.66%) Web Services
9 34 (23.29%) HTML
10 31 (21.23%) .NET
11 29 (19.86%) jQuery
12 28 (19.18%) C#
13 25 (17.12%) CSS
14 23 (15.75%) SQL Server
14 23 (15.75%) HTTP
15 22 (15.07%) ASP.NET
15 22 (15.07%) Hibernate
16 18 (12.33%) TDD
16 18 (12.33%) T-SQL
17 17 (11.64%) J2EE
17 17 (11.64%) Oracle
17 17 (11.64%) JSF
17 17 (11.64%) Java EE
18 16 (10.96%) Apache CXF
18 16 (10.96%) RESTful
18 16 (10.96%) Sybase
18 16 (10.96%) JSP
18 16 (10.96%) SOAP
18 16 (10.96%) JMS

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 16 (10.96%) JBoss
2 7 (4.79%) CMS
2 7 (4.79%) Umbraco
3 5 (3.42%) Apache
3 5 (3.42%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.74%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.74%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.05%) Apache ServiceMix
5 3 (2.05%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.05%) WordPress
5 3 (2.05%) Jetty
6 2 (1.37%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.37%) Mule
6 2 (1.37%) FileNet
6 2 (1.37%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.37%) WebLogic Integration
6 2 (1.37%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.68%) nginx
7 1 (0.68%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (1.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.05%) Tridion
3 2 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.37%) IaaS
2 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.75%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.96%) Relational Database
3 15 (10.27%) RDBMS
3 15 (10.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (7.53%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.74%) DB2
5 4 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.05%) IDOL
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.37%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.37%) Datomic
7 2 (1.37%) Big Data
8 1 (0.68%) MS Access
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.68%) MySQL
8 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (9.59%) Maven
1 14 (9.59%) Visual Studio
2 9 (6.16%) JUnit
3 8 (5.48%) Cucumber
3 8 (5.48%) Ant
4 7 (4.79%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.79%) Eclipse
5 6 (4.11%) Selenium
5 6 (4.11%) Subversion
6 5 (3.42%) Hudson
6 5 (3.42%) JIRA
7 4 (2.74%) RSpec
7 4 (2.74%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.74%) Jasmine
8 3 (2.05%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.37%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.37%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.37%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.68%) Eclipse RCP
10 1 (0.68%) Calabash
General
1 44 (30.14%) Finance
2 39 (26.71%) Banking
3 14 (9.59%) Investment Banking
4 9 (6.16%) Front Office
5 5 (3.42%) Back Office
6 3 (2.05%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.37%) Electronics
7 2 (1.37%) Military
8 1 (0.68%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (30.82%) XML
2 39 (26.71%) Spring
3 36 (24.66%) Web Services
4 34 (23.29%) HTML
5 31 (21.23%) .NET
6 29 (19.86%) jQuery
7 25 (17.12%) CSS
8 22 (15.07%) ASP.NET
8 22 (15.07%) Hibernate
9 17 (11.64%) J2EE
9 17 (11.64%) JSF
9 17 (11.64%) Java EE
10 16 (10.96%) Apache CXF
10 16 (10.96%) RESTful
10 16 (10.96%) JSP
10 16 (10.96%) SOAP
10 16 (10.96%) JMS
11 13 (8.90%) RichFaces
12 12 (8.22%) FIX Protocol
12 12 (8.22%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.79%) Mobile App
1 7 (4.79%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.74%) Social Network
2 4 (2.74%) Web 2.0
2 4 (2.74%) Derivative
2 4 (2.74%) Open Source
2 4 (2.74%) Digital Media
3 3 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.05%) Animation
3 3 (2.05%) Credit Risk
3 3 (2.05%) Market Risk
4 2 (1.37%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (1.37%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.37%) DataPower
4 2 (1.37%) Clustering
5 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.68%) User Experience
5 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.68%) GIS
5 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.53%) UNIX
1 11 (7.53%) Linux
2 8 (5.48%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.05%) Windows
3 3 (2.05%) Android
4 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.68%) AIX
4 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (12.33%) TDD
3 14 (9.59%) SOA
4 12 (8.22%) OO
4 12 (8.22%) MVC
5 11 (7.53%) OOD
5 11 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (6.85%) Multithreading
7 9 (6.16%) BDD
8 7 (4.79%) iOS Development
8 7 (4.79%) Web Design
8 7 (4.79%) Scrum
9 6 (4.11%) Unit Testing
9 6 (4.11%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (3.42%) Content Management
10 5 (3.42%) Web Development
11 4 (2.74%) Data Migration
11 4 (2.74%) Database Tuning
11 4 (2.74%) Test Automation
11 4 (2.74%) UML
Programming Languages
1 88 (60.27%) Java
2 57 (39.04%) SQL
3 37 (25.34%) JavaScript
4 28 (19.18%) C#
5 18 (12.33%) T-SQL
6 14 (9.59%) PL/SQL
7 13 (8.90%) C++
8 5 (3.42%) Objective-C
8 5 (3.42%) Perl
8 5 (3.42%) XPath
9 4 (2.74%) Ruby
9 4 (2.74%) VBA
9 4 (2.74%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.74%) CoffeeScript
10 3 (2.05%) Python
10 3 (2.05%) PHP
10 3 (2.05%) Clojure
11 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.68%) XQuery
12 1 (0.68%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 9 (6.16%) Degree
2 2 (1.37%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.37%) DV Cleared
2 2 (1.37%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.68%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.68%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.68%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (11.64%) Oracle
2 16 (10.96%) Sybase
3 10 (6.85%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.79%) IBM
5 3 (2.05%) Cognos
5 3 (2.05%) Google
6 2 (1.37%) Yahoo!
6 2 (1.37%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.37%) Kony
7 1 (0.68%) Teradata
7 1 (0.68%) Apple
7 1 (0.68%) Sun
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