The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 107 110 96
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 16 20 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.79% 0.70% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.75% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 18
Median daily rate £356 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £288 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.34
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.07%
Software 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
1926 2667 2686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.11% 93.55% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1135 1376 1444
Median daily rate £365 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 46 52
Median hourly rate £14.85 £20.00 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +25.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £43.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 6 December 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 +16 8 £369 -18.05% 6
Glasgow +5 4 £323 -11.03% 5
Angus - 2 - -
West Lothian - 2 £338 -
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 27 (75.00%) .NET
2 26 (72.22%) C#
3 18 (50.00%) SQL
4 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (30.56%) .NET Framework
5 10 (27.78%) MVC
5 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
6 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 8 (22.22%) OO
7 8 (22.22%) Java
7 8 (22.22%) System Testing
7 8 (22.22%) Information Management
8 7 (19.44%) LIMS
9 6 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 6 (16.67%) Workflow
9 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (16.67%) RESTful
10 5 (13.89%) SDLC
10 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (13.89%) AngularJS
10 5 (13.89%) Entity Framework
10 5 (13.89%) Degree
10 5 (13.89%) HTTP
10 5 (13.89%) OOD
11 4 (11.11%) WinForms

Software 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 2 (5.56%) Apache
1 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.33%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (5.56%) MySQL
5 1 (2.78%) MS Access
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.78%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) Moq
3 1 (2.78%) NUnit
3 1 (2.78%) Selenium
3 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Publishing
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (75.00%) .NET
2 11 (30.56%) .NET Framework
3 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (16.67%) RESTful
5 5 (13.89%) AngularJS
5 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (13.89%) Entity Framework
6 4 (11.11%) jQuery
6 4 (11.11%) WCF
6 4 (11.11%) Web Services
6 4 (11.11%) WinForms
7 3 (8.33%) CSS
7 3 (8.33%) CSS3
7 3 (8.33%) Flash
7 3 (8.33%) XSLT
8 2 (5.56%) HTML
8 2 (5.56%) JMS
8 2 (5.56%) REST
8 2 (5.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) LIMS
2 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 3 (8.33%) Applied Mathematics
3 3 (8.33%) iPad
3 3 (8.33%) iPhone
3 3 (8.33%) Mathematics
3 3 (8.33%) Physics
4 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Android
2 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 3 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) MVC
3 8 (22.22%) Information Management
3 8 (22.22%) OO
3 8 (22.22%) System Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 6 (16.67%) Workflow
5 5 (13.89%) OOD
5 5 (13.89%) SDLC
6 4 (11.11%) Android Development
6 4 (11.11%) Refactoring
6 4 (11.11%) Release Management
6 4 (11.11%) Workflow Management
7 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.33%) Investment Management
7 3 (8.33%) iOS Development
7 3 (8.33%) Mobile Development
7 3 (8.33%) SOA
7 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.56%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 26 (72.22%) C#
2 18 (50.00%) SQL
3 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (22.22%) Java
5 4 (11.11%) C++
5 4 (11.11%) Python
5 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 4 (11.11%) VB
6 3 (8.33%) ActionScript
6 3 (8.33%) Apple Swift
6 3 (8.33%) Objective-C
6 3 (8.33%) Ruby
7 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.56%) VBA
7 2 (5.56%) XPath
7 2 (5.56%) XQuery
8 1 (2.78%) C
8 1 (2.78%) Clojure
8 1 (2.78%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) MCAD
2 1 (2.78%) MCSD
2 1 (2.78%) MCTS
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (8.33%) ISO13485
2 1 (2.78%) MISRA
2 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) DevExpress
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Apple