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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 56 102 88
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 77 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.74% 0.68% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.92% 0.73% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 6 12
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£375 £330 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -7.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £363 £398
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 £40.00 £32.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.52%
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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
2639 2317 2253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.01% 92.46% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1426 1150 1144
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 £243 £220 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 87 102
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +21 34 £388 +10.71% 9
Glasgow +18 31 £309 +1.31% 10
Stirling - 7 - - 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Fife - - - -
Renfrewshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
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Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 87 (61.27%) Java
2 58 (40.85%) XML
3 52 (36.62%) SQL
4 41 (28.87%) HTML
5 38 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (24.65%) jQuery
7 31 (21.83%) Spring
8 30 (21.13%) Finance
9 29 (20.42%) .NET
10 28 (19.72%) C#
10 28 (19.72%) CSS
11 25 (17.61%) SOA
11 25 (17.61%) JavaScript
12 24 (16.90%) ASP.NET
13 23 (16.20%) HTTP
14 22 (15.49%) Hibernate
14 22 (15.49%) SQL Server
14 22 (15.49%) Web Services
14 22 (15.49%) OO
14 22 (15.49%) JBoss
14 22 (15.49%) Apache CXF
15 21 (14.79%) TDD
15 21 (14.79%) Java EE
16 20 (14.08%) Oracle
16 20 (14.08%) J2EE
17 19 (13.38%) SOAP
17 19 (13.38%) XSLT
17 19 (13.38%) JSF
18 18 (12.68%) Banking
18 18 (12.68%) Front Office

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 22 (15.49%) JBoss
2 8 (5.63%) CMS
2 8 (5.63%) Umbraco
3 5 (3.52%) Apache ServiceMix
3 5 (3.52%) Apache
4 4 (2.82%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.82%) GlassFish
5 3 (2.11%) Jetty
5 3 (2.11%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.41%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.41%) WebLogic Integration
6 2 (1.41%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.41%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (1.41%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.41%) GemFire
6 2 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.70%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.70%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Tridion
2 2 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.49%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.56%) Relational Database
3 14 (9.86%) Oracle Database
4 13 (9.15%) RDBMS
5 12 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (7.04%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (5.63%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (4.93%) NoSQL
9 5 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (2.11%) IDOL
11 2 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.41%) MySQL
11 2 (1.41%) KDB
11 2 (1.41%) Big Data
11 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.70%) Datomic
12 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.70%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 10 (7.04%) Visual Studio
2 9 (6.34%) Maven
3 6 (4.23%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.82%) Ant
4 4 (2.82%) JUnit
4 4 (2.82%) JIRA
4 4 (2.82%) RSpec
4 4 (2.82%) Jasmine
4 4 (2.82%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.82%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.11%) Subversion
6 2 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.41%) CppUnit
6 2 (1.41%) JProfiler
6 2 (1.41%) GoogleTest
7 1 (0.70%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.70%) CodeRush
7 1 (0.70%) Hudson
7 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
General
1 30 (21.13%) Finance
2 18 (12.68%) Banking
2 18 (12.68%) Front Office
3 10 (7.04%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.41%) Back Office
5 1 (0.70%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (40.85%) XML
2 41 (28.87%) HTML
3 35 (24.65%) jQuery
4 31 (21.83%) Spring
5 29 (20.42%) .NET
6 28 (19.72%) CSS
7 24 (16.90%) ASP.NET
8 22 (15.49%) Hibernate
8 22 (15.49%) Web Services
8 22 (15.49%) Apache CXF
9 21 (14.79%) Java EE
10 20 (14.08%) J2EE
11 19 (13.38%) SOAP
11 19 (13.38%) XSLT
11 19 (13.38%) JSF
12 17 (11.97%) JSP
13 14 (9.86%) RichFaces
14 13 (9.15%) FIX Protocol
15 10 (7.04%) RESTful
16 9 (6.34%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.34%) Derivative
2 8 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (4.23%) Open Source
4 5 (3.52%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.82%) Equities
5 4 (2.82%) Social Network
5 4 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.82%) Web 2.0
6 3 (2.11%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.11%) User Experience
6 3 (2.11%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.11%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.41%) Clustering
7 2 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.41%) iPhone
7 2 (1.41%) DataPower
7 2 (1.41%) iPad
7 2 (1.41%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.70%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.04%) UNIX
2 6 (4.23%) Linux
3 4 (2.82%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.11%) Windows
5 2 (1.41%) Android
5 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (17.61%) SOA
3 22 (15.49%) OO
4 21 (14.79%) TDD
5 15 (10.56%) MVC
6 13 (9.15%) Multithreading
7 12 (8.45%) Scrum
8 11 (7.75%) OOD
9 10 (7.04%) Web Design
9 10 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (5.63%) Waterfall
11 7 (4.93%) Web Development
12 6 (4.23%) UML
12 6 (4.23%) BDD
12 6 (4.23%) Functional Programming
13 5 (3.52%) Mentoring
13 5 (3.52%) Unit Testing
13 5 (3.52%) Automated Testing
13 5 (3.52%) Data Modelling
14 4 (2.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (61.27%) Java
2 52 (36.62%) SQL
3 28 (19.72%) C#
4 25 (17.61%) JavaScript
5 17 (11.97%) T-SQL
6 16 (11.27%) PL/SQL
7 12 (8.45%) C++
8 7 (4.93%) Clojure
8 7 (4.93%) Shell Script
9 6 (4.23%) Scala
10 5 (3.52%) XPath
10 5 (3.52%) Python
11 4 (2.82%) Ruby
11 4 (2.82%) Haskell
11 4 (2.82%) CoffeeScript
12 3 (2.11%) Perl
12 3 (2.11%) VBA
13 2 (1.41%) Lisp
13 2 (1.41%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (2.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.52%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (14.08%) Oracle
2 12 (8.45%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.45%) Sybase
3 6 (4.23%) IBM
4 5 (3.52%) Google
4 5 (3.52%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.41%) Yahoo!
5 2 (1.41%) StreamBase
5 2 (1.41%) Guidewire
5 2 (1.41%) Kony
6 1 (0.70%) Nintex
6 1 (0.70%) Twitter
6 1 (0.70%) Sencha
6 1 (0.70%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.70%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.70%) Kofax
6 1 (0.70%) Adobe
6 1 (0.70%) Apple
6 1 (0.70%) HP
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