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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 90 81 89
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 47 54 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.85% 1.69% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 1.78% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 25 19
Median daily rate £375 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +26.98%
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
2389 3038 2589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.09% 95.18% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1384 1530 1367
Median daily rate £350 £351 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.14% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 70 62
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £40.38 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +12 29 £375 -3.22% 7
Glasgow +2 17 £325 -13.33% 12
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 55 (64.71%) Java
2 42 (49.41%) SQL
3 37 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (40.00%) HTML
5 33 (38.82%) JavaScript
6 31 (36.47%) CSS
7 28 (32.94%) AngularJS
8 27 (31.76%) Linux
9 26 (30.59%) Spring
10 22 (25.88%) Subversion
10 22 (25.88%) XML
10 22 (25.88%) jQuery
11 21 (24.71%) Unit Testing
11 21 (24.71%) Unix
11 21 (24.71%) OOD
12 20 (23.53%) Perl
12 20 (23.53%) Jenkins
12 20 (23.53%) Git (software)
13 19 (22.35%) NoSQL
13 19 (22.35%) Node.js
13 19 (22.35%) Sass
14 18 (21.18%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (21.18%) Software Engineering
14 18 (21.18%) Finance
15 17 (20.00%) TDD
15 17 (20.00%) OO
15 17 (20.00%) JBoss
15 17 (20.00%) MongoDB
15 17 (20.00%) RESTful
15 17 (20.00%) Front End Development

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 (20.00%) JBoss
2 2 (2.35%) GeoServer
2 2 (2.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.18%) IIS
3 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.18%) GitHub
2 1 (1.18%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) SSH
1 4 (4.71%) SSL
2 2 (2.35%) HTTP
3 1 (1.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.35%) NoSQL
2 17 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 12 (14.12%) DB2
3 12 (14.12%) RDBMS
3 12 (14.12%) Relational Database
4 8 (9.41%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.71%) GIS
5 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.53%) MS Access
6 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.35%) Big Data
7 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.35%) QGIS
7 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.18%) QlikView
8 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 22 (25.88%) Subversion
2 20 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 20 (23.53%) Jenkins
3 13 (15.29%) Hudson
3 13 (15.29%) Maven
4 11 (12.94%) Bower
5 10 (11.76%) JUnit
6 8 (9.41%) Eclipse
7 4 (4.71%) git-flow
7 4 (4.71%) GitLab
7 4 (4.71%) Gradle
8 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.35%) DBeaver
8 2 (2.35%) Grunt
8 2 (2.35%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.35%) JIRA
8 2 (2.35%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.18%) Selenium
9 1 (1.18%) Xcode
General
1 18 (21.18%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Banking
2 8 (9.41%) Front Office
3 4 (4.71%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Back Office
4 1 (1.18%) Games
4 1 (1.18%) International Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (40.00%) HTML
2 31 (36.47%) CSS
3 28 (32.94%) AngularJS
4 26 (30.59%) Spring
5 22 (25.88%) jQuery
5 22 (25.88%) XML
6 19 (22.35%) Node.js
6 19 (22.35%) Sass
7 17 (20.00%) RESTful
8 15 (17.65%) Web Services
9 14 (16.47%) Hibernate
9 14 (16.47%) JMS
10 11 (12.94%) Drools
10 11 (12.94%) JPA
10 11 (12.94%) JSON
10 11 (12.94%) SOAP
11 10 (11.76%) J2SE
11 10 (11.76%) Java EE
12 9 (10.59%) Flask
13 8 (9.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.71%) Animation
2 4 (4.71%) Apple TV
2 4 (4.71%) iPad
2 4 (4.71%) iPhone
3 3 (3.53%) User Experience
4 2 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.35%) iSeries
4 2 (2.35%) Photography
5 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.18%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.18%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.76%) Linux
2 21 (24.71%) Unix
3 5 (5.88%) Windows
4 4 (4.71%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.18%) Android
5 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (24.71%) OOD
2 21 (24.71%) Unit Testing
3 18 (21.18%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (21.18%) Software Engineering
4 17 (20.00%) Front End Development
4 17 (20.00%) OO
4 17 (20.00%) TDD
5 14 (16.47%) Scrum
5 14 (16.47%) SDLC
6 13 (15.29%) BDD
7 12 (14.12%) MVC
8 11 (12.94%) Kanban
8 11 (12.94%) Mentoring
9 8 (9.41%) Test Automation
10 7 (8.24%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (8.24%) SOA
11 6 (7.06%) Coaching
11 6 (7.06%) Database Tuning
11 6 (7.06%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 55 (64.71%) Java
2 42 (49.41%) SQL
3 33 (38.82%) JavaScript
4 20 (23.53%) Perl
5 16 (18.82%) Python
6 15 (17.65%) CoffeeScript
7 13 (15.29%) PL/SQL
8 7 (8.24%) C#
9 5 (5.88%) VBA
10 4 (4.71%) Apple Swift
10 4 (4.71%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.35%) AspectJ
11 2 (2.35%) Scala
11 2 (2.35%) TypeScript
11 2 (2.35%) VB
12 1 (1.18%) C++
12 1 (1.18%) JCL
12 1 (1.18%) PHP
12 1 (1.18%) RPG
12 1 (1.18%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.35%) Degree
3 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Docker
2 2 (2.35%) GeoWebCache
3 1 (1.18%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) Ansible
1 4 (4.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (15.29%) VMware
2 11 (12.94%) Oracle
2 11 (12.94%) Sybase
3 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.71%) Apple
4 4 (4.71%) ForgeRock
5 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.18%) Cognos
6 1 (1.18%) IBM
6 1 (1.18%) Pega
6 1 (1.18%) Telerik