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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
UK / Scotland
Rank 94 117 95
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 12 13 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.72% 0.49% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.53% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 20
Median daily rate £315 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
1586 2473 2463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.72% 93.53% 95.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 1333 1315
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £242 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 37 49
Median hourly rate £17.32 £19.02 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.93% +18.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £43.25 £36.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +15 5 £309 -31.38% 6
Angus - 4 - -
West Lothian - 2 £338 -
Glasgow +5 1 £375 +3.44% 3
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 (71.05%) C#
1 27 (71.05%) .NET
2 16 (42.11%) SQL
3 14 (36.84%) Java
4 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (26.32%) .NET Framework
5 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 10 (26.32%) MVC
6 9 (23.68%) ASP.NET
6 9 (23.68%) Software Engineering
7 8 (21.05%) Information Management
7 8 (21.05%) System Testing
7 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
7 8 (21.05%) OO
8 7 (18.42%) LIMS
9 6 (15.79%) Android
9 6 (15.79%) RESTful
9 6 (15.79%) Android Development
9 6 (15.79%) Mobile App
9 6 (15.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (15.79%) Finance
9 6 (15.79%) Python
9 6 (15.79%) HTTP
10 5 (13.16%) Mobile Development
10 5 (13.16%) Apple Swift
10 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (13.16%) Algorithms
10 5 (13.16%) iTunes
10 5 (13.16%) C++
10 5 (13.16%) ActionScript

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 3 (7.89%) Apache
1 3 (7.89%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) iTunes
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.89%) MySQL
4 2 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Moq
2 1 (2.63%) NUnit
2 1 (2.63%) Selenium
2 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
1 6 (15.79%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (71.05%) .NET
2 10 (26.32%) .NET Framework
3 9 (23.68%) ASP.NET
4 6 (15.79%) RESTful
5 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
5 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (13.16%) Entity Framework
5 5 (13.16%) Flash
6 4 (10.53%) jQuery
6 4 (10.53%) Web Services
6 4 (10.53%) XSLT
7 3 (7.89%) CSS
7 3 (7.89%) CSS3
7 3 (7.89%) HTML
7 3 (7.89%) JMS
7 3 (7.89%) REST
7 3 (7.89%) Spring
8 2 (5.26%) WinForms
8 2 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) LIMS
2 6 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 5 (13.16%) Algorithms
3 5 (13.16%) Applied Mathematics
3 5 (13.16%) iPad
3 5 (13.16%) iPhone
3 5 (13.16%) Mathematics
3 5 (13.16%) Physics
4 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Android
2 5 (13.16%) Apple iOS
3 3 (7.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) MVC
3 9 (23.68%) Software Engineering
4 8 (21.05%) Information Management
4 8 (21.05%) OO
4 8 (21.05%) System Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Android Development
6 5 (13.16%) iOS Development
6 5 (13.16%) Mobile Development
7 4 (10.53%) SDLC
7 4 (10.53%) SOA
7 4 (10.53%) Workflow
8 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.89%) High Availability
8 3 (7.89%) Investment Management
8 3 (7.89%) Microservices
8 3 (7.89%) OOD
8 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.26%) Kanban
9 2 (5.26%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (71.05%) C#
2 16 (42.11%) SQL
3 14 (36.84%) Java
4 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 6 (15.79%) Python
6 5 (13.16%) ActionScript
6 5 (13.16%) Apple Swift
6 5 (13.16%) C++
6 5 (13.16%) Objective-C
6 5 (13.16%) Ruby
7 3 (7.89%) XPath
7 3 (7.89%) XQuery
8 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
8 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
8 2 (5.26%) VB
9 1 (2.63%) Clojure
9 1 (2.63%) Scala
9 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) MCAD
2 1 (2.63%) MCSD
2 1 (2.63%) MCTS
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (7.89%) ISO13485
2 1 (2.63%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.63%) Apple
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