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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 108 70 71
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 40 63 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.34% 2.10% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 2.20% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 36
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £440 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £40.57
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -1.40%
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
2780 2858 2512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.16% 95.49% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1559 1524 1336
Median daily rate £378 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 96 76
Median hourly rate £30.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +6 26 £388 -6.06% 6
Glasgow -14 12 £375 -12.02% 12
Stirling -3 1 - -
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 44 (57.89%) Java
2 32 (42.11%) SQL
3 29 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (31.58%) Linux
5 22 (28.95%) HTML
6 21 (27.63%) CSS
7 19 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 19 (25.00%) XML
8 18 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (23.68%) AngularJS
9 17 (22.37%) TDD
10 16 (21.05%) Unix
10 16 (21.05%) Spring
11 14 (18.42%) Software Engineering
11 14 (18.42%) Java EE
11 14 (18.42%) Unit Testing
11 14 (18.42%) JBoss
11 14 (18.42%) Perl
11 14 (18.42%) Banking
11 14 (18.42%) Finance
12 13 (17.11%) Scrum
12 13 (17.11%) Python
12 13 (17.11%) Git (software)
12 13 (17.11%) Subversion
12 13 (17.11%) Sass
13 12 (15.79%) jQuery
13 12 (15.79%) SOA
14 11 (14.47%) OOD
14 11 (14.47%) OO
14 11 (14.47%) JMS

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 14 (18.42%) JBoss
2 9 (11.84%) Node.js
3 3 (3.95%) Apache
3 3 (3.95%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.63%) Drupal
4 2 (2.63%) SAS
4 2 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.32%) IIS
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
2 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) HTTP
1 2 (2.63%) SSH
2 1 (1.32%) FTP
2 1 (1.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.47%) NoSQL
2 10 (13.16%) MongoDB
3 9 (11.84%) Relational Database
4 7 (9.21%) DB2
4 7 (9.21%) RDBMS
5 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
6 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.95%) MS Access
7 3 (3.95%) QlikView
7 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.63%) Big Data
8 2 (2.63%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.63%) MySQL
9 1 (1.32%) GIS
9 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Git (software)
1 13 (17.11%) Subversion
2 11 (14.47%) Eclipse
3 10 (13.16%) Jenkins
3 10 (13.16%) JUnit
4 8 (10.53%) Hudson
5 6 (7.89%) JProfiler
6 5 (6.58%) Bower
7 4 (5.26%) Maven
8 2 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.63%) ClearCase
8 2 (2.63%) Gradle
8 2 (2.63%) Grunt
8 2 (2.63%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.63%) jMock
8 2 (2.63%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (2.63%) Mockito
8 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.32%) Xcode
General
1 14 (18.42%) Banking
1 14 (18.42%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Front Office
3 3 (3.95%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.63%) Retail
5 1 (1.32%) Back Office
5 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.32%) Games
5 1 (1.32%) International Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.95%) HTML
2 21 (27.63%) CSS
3 19 (25.00%) XML
4 18 (23.68%) AngularJS
5 16 (21.05%) Spring
6 14 (18.42%) Java EE
7 13 (17.11%) Sass
8 12 (15.79%) jQuery
9 11 (14.47%) Hibernate
9 11 (14.47%) JMS
9 11 (14.47%) XSLT
10 9 (11.84%) .NET
11 8 (10.53%) JPA
11 8 (10.53%) Web Services
12 7 (9.21%) HTML5
12 7 (9.21%) JSF
12 7 (9.21%) JSON
13 6 (7.89%) Flask
13 6 (7.89%) J2SE
14 5 (6.58%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.95%) User Experience
3 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.63%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.32%) iSeries
4 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.32%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 24 (31.58%) Linux
2 16 (21.05%) Unix
3 4 (5.26%) Windows
4 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (22.37%) TDD
4 14 (18.42%) Software Engineering
4 14 (18.42%) Unit Testing
5 13 (17.11%) Scrum
6 12 (15.79%) SOA
7 11 (14.47%) OO
7 11 (14.47%) OOD
8 10 (13.16%) Front End Development
8 10 (13.16%) MVC
9 9 (11.84%) SDLC
10 8 (10.53%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 8 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (7.89%) BDD
12 5 (6.58%) Data Modelling
12 5 (6.58%) Kanban
12 5 (6.58%) Mentoring
12 5 (6.58%) Refactoring
13 4 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 44 (57.89%) Java
2 32 (42.11%) SQL
3 19 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 14 (18.42%) Perl
5 13 (17.11%) Python
6 9 (11.84%) C#
7 8 (10.53%) PL/SQL
8 7 (9.21%) CoffeeScript
8 7 (9.21%) VBA
9 5 (6.58%) C
10 3 (3.95%) PHP
10 3 (3.95%) VB
11 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.63%) Scala
11 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.63%) TypeScript
11 2 (2.63%) VB6
12 1 (1.32%) Apex Code
12 1 (1.32%) Apple Swift
12 1 (1.32%) AspectJ
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) Degree
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
1 10 (13.16%) Oracle
2 9 (11.84%) Sybase
3 8 (10.53%) VMware
4 2 (2.63%) Facebook
4 2 (2.63%) IBM
4 2 (2.63%) Twitter
4 2 (2.63%) Zend
5 1 (1.32%) Cognos
5 1 (1.32%) hybris
5 1 (1.32%) Pega
5 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
Scotland
Development and Infrastructure
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Rate: £380 - £420 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago