The first table below looks at the demand for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 118 84 107
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 16 26 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.58% 1.05% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 1.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 4
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£331 £288 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.21% +11.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £340 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2535 2317 2451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.28% 93.96% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1335 1119 1136
Average daily rate £370 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 79 112
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.48 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £29.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Developer across the Scotland region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer across the Scotland region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Software 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 Software Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Glasgow -11 7 £300 -12.72% 5
Edinburgh -24 7 £338 +25.00% 9
Aberdeen - 1 £288 - 2
Renfrewshire - 1 £370 -
West Lothian - 1 £250 - 1
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Fife - - - - 2
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Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 23 (74.19%) C#
1 23 (74.19%) .NET
2 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
3 13 (41.94%) ASP.NET
4 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
4 12 (38.71%) MVC
5 9 (29.03%) HTML
6 8 (25.81%) SQL
6 8 (25.81%) CSS
6 8 (25.81%) jQuery
7 7 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (19.35%) Windows
8 6 (19.35%) OOP
8 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
9 5 (16.13%) Degree
10 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (12.90%) WinForms
10 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
10 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
10 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
11 3 (9.68%) TDD
11 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
11 3 (9.68%) XML
11 3 (9.68%) VB
12 2 (6.45%) T-SQL

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) InfoPath
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (6.45%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (6.45%) MS Access
6 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.45%) Maven
2 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) NCrunch
3 1 (3.23%) NUnit
General
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
1 1 (3.23%) Banking
1 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (74.19%) .NET
2 13 (41.94%) ASP.NET
3 9 (29.03%) HTML
4 8 (25.81%) jQuery
4 8 (25.81%) CSS
5 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
7 4 (12.90%) WinForms
7 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (9.68%) XML
9 2 (6.45%) Ajax
9 2 (6.45%) NHibernate
9 2 (6.45%) HTML5
9 2 (6.45%) CSS3
9 2 (6.45%) Backbone.js
9 2 (6.45%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (6.45%) Ember.js
9 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
9 2 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (3.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Open Source
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Phone
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) MVC
2 6 (19.35%) OOP
3 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
3 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (9.68%) TDD
4 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.45%) Use Case
5 2 (6.45%) OO
5 2 (6.45%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
5 2 (6.45%) UML
6 1 (3.23%) Android Development
6 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.23%) Benchmarking
6 1 (3.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) C#
2 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
3 8 (25.81%) SQL
4 3 (9.68%) VB
5 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.45%) VBScript
5 2 (6.45%) Java
5 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.23%) Perl
6 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) JBoss
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