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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 55 94 92
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 71 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.57% 0.90% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.73% 0.98% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 7 10
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£388 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £330 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £446 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -14.47%
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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
2599 2243 2063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.23% 91.93% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 1118 1078
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 £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 80 68
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.72 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +11 31 £393 +3.28% 4
Glasgow +17 28 £348 -1.90% 4
Stirling - 8 £375 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Fife - - - -
Renfrewshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
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Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 91 (63.19%) Java
2 59 (40.97%) XML
3 53 (36.81%) SQL
4 39 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (26.39%) HTML
6 35 (24.31%) Finance
6 35 (24.31%) Spring
7 31 (21.53%) jQuery
8 30 (20.83%) .NET
8 30 (20.83%) Web Services
9 29 (20.14%) C#
10 27 (18.75%) CSS
11 26 (18.06%) SOA
12 25 (17.36%) JavaScript
13 24 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 24 (16.67%) JBoss
13 24 (16.67%) Hibernate
13 24 (16.67%) TDD
14 23 (15.97%) HTTP
14 23 (15.97%) OO
14 23 (15.97%) ASP.NET
15 22 (15.28%) J2EE
16 21 (14.58%) JSP
16 21 (14.58%) Oracle
16 21 (14.58%) Banking
16 21 (14.58%) Apache CXF
17 20 (13.89%) Java EE
18 19 (13.19%) SOAP
19 18 (12.50%) PL/SQL
19 18 (12.50%) T-SQL

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 24 (16.67%) JBoss
2 8 (5.56%) CMS
2 8 (5.56%) Umbraco
3 6 (4.17%) Apache
4 5 (3.47%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.47%) Apache ServiceMix
5 4 (2.78%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.78%) GlassFish
6 3 (2.08%) Jetty
6 3 (2.08%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.08%) WordPress
7 2 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.39%) WebSphere Process Server
7 2 (1.39%) Mule
7 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.39%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (1.39%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (0.69%) IIS
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Tridion
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.69%) Office 365
1 1 (0.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.97%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.42%) Relational Database
3 14 (9.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (9.03%) RDBMS
5 12 (8.33%) Oracle Database
6 9 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (4.86%) NoSQL
9 6 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (2.08%) IDOL
11 2 (1.39%) MySQL
11 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.39%) Big Data
11 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.39%) Datomic
12 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.69%) JasperReports
12 1 (0.69%) InterSystems Cache
12 1 (0.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (8.33%) Maven
2 11 (7.64%) Visual Studio
3 8 (5.56%) Eclipse
4 7 (4.86%) Ant
4 7 (4.86%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.17%) JUnit
6 5 (3.47%) Subversion
6 5 (3.47%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.78%) Jasmine
7 4 (2.78%) JIRA
7 4 (2.78%) RSpec
8 2 (1.39%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.39%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.39%) Selenium
8 2 (1.39%) CppUnit
8 2 (1.39%) GoogleTest
8 2 (1.39%) JProfiler
8 2 (1.39%) Hudson
9 1 (0.69%) CodeRush
9 1 (0.69%) Calabash
General
1 35 (24.31%) Finance
2 21 (14.58%) Banking
3 16 (11.11%) Front Office
4 9 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.39%) Back Office
6 1 (0.69%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (40.97%) XML
2 38 (26.39%) HTML
3 35 (24.31%) Spring
4 31 (21.53%) jQuery
5 30 (20.83%) Web Services
5 30 (20.83%) .NET
6 27 (18.75%) CSS
7 24 (16.67%) Hibernate
8 23 (15.97%) ASP.NET
9 22 (15.28%) J2EE
10 21 (14.58%) JSP
10 21 (14.58%) Apache CXF
11 20 (13.89%) Java EE
12 19 (13.19%) SOAP
13 18 (12.50%) JSF
13 18 (12.50%) XSLT
14 13 (9.03%) RichFaces
15 12 (8.33%) RESTful
15 12 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
16 10 (6.94%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.25%) Derivative
2 6 (4.17%) Open Source
2 6 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (3.47%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.78%) Social Network
4 4 (2.78%) Web 2.0
5 3 (2.08%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.08%) Market Risk
5 3 (2.08%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.39%) User Experience
6 2 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.39%) iPad
6 2 (1.39%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.39%) iPhone
6 2 (1.39%) DataPower
6 2 (1.39%) Clustering
6 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.39%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.25%) UNIX
2 6 (4.17%) Linux
3 5 (3.47%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.78%) Windows
5 3 (2.08%) Android
6 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.69%) AIX
7 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.06%) SOA
3 24 (16.67%) TDD
4 23 (15.97%) OO
5 15 (10.42%) MVC
6 14 (9.72%) Scrum
7 13 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (7.64%) Multithreading
8 11 (7.64%) OOD
9 9 (6.25%) Web Design
10 8 (5.56%) BDD
11 7 (4.86%) Waterfall
11 7 (4.86%) Unit Testing
12 6 (4.17%) Functional Programming
12 6 (4.17%) UML
12 6 (4.17%) Web Development
13 5 (3.47%) Content Management
13 5 (3.47%) Automated Testing
13 5 (3.47%) Data Modelling
13 5 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 91 (63.19%) Java
2 53 (36.81%) SQL
3 29 (20.14%) C#
4 25 (17.36%) JavaScript
5 18 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 18 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 12 (8.33%) C++
7 8 (5.56%) Clojure
8 6 (4.17%) Scala
9 5 (3.47%) XPath
9 5 (3.47%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.78%) VBA
10 4 (2.78%) Ruby
10 4 (2.78%) CoffeeScript
10 4 (2.78%) Haskell
11 3 (2.08%) Python
11 3 (2.08%) PHP
12 2 (1.39%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.39%) Groovy
12 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (0.69%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (14.58%) Oracle
2 14 (9.72%) Sybase
3 12 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.17%) IBM
5 5 (3.47%) Google
5 5 (3.47%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.39%) Guidewire
6 2 (1.39%) Kony
6 2 (1.39%) Yahoo!
7 1 (0.69%) Apple
7 1 (0.69%) Kofax
7 1 (0.69%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.69%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.69%) Twitter
7 1 (0.69%) Sun
7 1 (0.69%) HP