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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
UK / Scotland
Rank 82 95 62
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 26 31 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.49% 1.23% 2.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.30% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 41
Median daily rate £400 £389 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% -5.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £44.10 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-62.58% +17.60%

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
1658 2378 2606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.18% 94.07% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 1274 1456
Median daily rate £370 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 31 60
Median hourly rate £17.32 £33.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.51% +109.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.98 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.10 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +20 19 £400 -5.88% 6
Glasgow +1 7 £350 +16.66% 12
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 38 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (62.96%) JavaScript
3 32 (59.26%) HTML
4 30 (55.56%) AngularJS
5 28 (51.85%) CSS
6 27 (50.00%) Java
7 25 (46.30%) Scrum
8 23 (42.59%) jQuery
9 21 (38.89%) TDD
10 20 (37.04%) HTML5
11 17 (31.48%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (29.63%) MVC
12 16 (29.63%) .NET
13 14 (25.93%) ASP.NET
13 14 (25.93%) CSS3
14 13 (24.07%) Front End Development
14 13 (24.07%) SQL
15 12 (22.22%) Hibernate
15 12 (22.22%) Git (software)
16 11 (20.37%) Subversion
16 11 (20.37%) Spring
16 11 (20.37%) Web Services
17 10 (18.52%) Web Development
17 10 (18.52%) .NET Framework
17 10 (18.52%) Mentoring
17 10 (18.52%) BDD
17 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
17 10 (18.52%) RESTful
17 10 (18.52%) Sass
18 9 (16.67%) Node.js

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 8 (14.81%) JBoss
2 5 (9.26%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.56%) Apache
3 3 (5.56%) CMS
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) GitHub
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) HTTP
1 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) NoSQL
1 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.26%) MongoDB
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (5.56%) MySQL
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.70%) GIS
5 1 (1.85%) DB2
5 1 (1.85%) KDB
5 1 (1.85%) Kdb+
5 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 11 (20.37%) Subversion
3 8 (14.81%) Jenkins
4 6 (11.11%) Maven
4 6 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 5 (9.26%) Jasmine
6 4 (7.41%) Cucumber
6 4 (7.41%) Eclipse
6 4 (7.41%) Gradle
6 4 (7.41%) Selenium
6 4 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (5.56%) Ant
7 3 (5.56%) Bower
7 3 (5.56%) JIRA
7 3 (5.56%) TeamCity
7 3 (5.56%) YouTrack
8 2 (3.70%) Android Studio
8 2 (3.70%) Hudson
8 2 (3.70%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.85%) Mocha
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (59.26%) HTML
2 30 (55.56%) AngularJS
3 28 (51.85%) CSS
4 23 (42.59%) jQuery
5 20 (37.04%) HTML5
6 16 (29.63%) .NET
7 14 (25.93%) ASP.NET
7 14 (25.93%) CSS3
8 12 (22.22%) Hibernate
9 11 (20.37%) Spring
9 11 (20.37%) Web Services
10 10 (18.52%) .NET Framework
10 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (18.52%) RESTful
10 10 (18.52%) Sass
11 9 (16.67%) Node.js
12 8 (14.81%) Java EE
12 8 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (12.96%) React
13 7 (12.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) User Experience
2 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Social Network
3 1 (1.85%) Streaming Media
3 1 (1.85%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) Linux
2 3 (5.56%) Android
3 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (46.30%) Scrum
3 21 (38.89%) TDD
4 17 (31.48%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (29.63%) MVC
6 13 (24.07%) Front End Development
7 10 (18.52%) BDD
7 10 (18.52%) Mentoring
7 10 (18.52%) Web Development
8 9 (16.67%) Kanban
9 8 (14.81%) OO
10 7 (12.96%) Unit Testing
11 6 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
11 6 (11.11%) DevOps
12 5 (9.26%) Coaching
13 4 (7.41%) SOA
14 3 (5.56%) Android Development
14 3 (5.56%) Automated Testing
14 3 (5.56%) OOP
14 3 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 34 (62.96%) JavaScript
2 27 (50.00%) Java
3 13 (24.07%) SQL
4 9 (16.67%) C#
5 8 (14.81%) Python
6 5 (9.26%) CoffeeScript
6 5 (9.26%) ES6
6 5 (9.26%) PL/SQL
7 4 (7.41%) Perl
8 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.85%) Scala
8 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) Degree
1 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) Oracle
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.56%) Twitter
4 2 (3.70%) IBM
4 2 (3.70%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.70%) VMware
5 1 (1.85%) Facebook
5 1 (1.85%) Progress
5 1 (1.85%) Sybase
5 1 (1.85%) Telerik
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