The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 114 108 76
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 11 10 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.38% 0.41% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.44% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 24
Average daily rate
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£345 £289 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.48% -6.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £235 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £313 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £46.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -15.86%
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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
2753 2281 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.06% 93.22% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1505 1139 1009
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 56 46
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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
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 27 March 2015. 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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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 -10 5 £325 +18.18% 4
Aberdeen +1 1 £365 -
Glasgow - 1 £425 - 3
Lanarkshire - 1 £375 - 1
West Lothian - - - - 1
Scottish Borders - - - - 1
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 31 (72.09%) .NET
2 24 (55.81%) SQL Server
2 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (51.16%) C#
3 22 (51.16%) JavaScript
4 21 (48.84%) SQL
5 18 (41.86%) ASP.NET
6 16 (37.21%) Java
7 15 (34.88%) T-SQL
8 14 (32.56%) .NET Framework
9 13 (30.23%) Microsoft
10 12 (27.91%) Finance
10 12 (27.91%) C++
10 12 (27.91%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (25.58%) Degree
11 11 (25.58%) Linux
12 10 (23.26%) VBScript
13 9 (20.93%) HTML
13 9 (20.93%) Perl
13 9 (20.93%) UNIX
13 9 (20.93%) Python
14 8 (18.60%) CSS
15 7 (16.28%) OO
15 7 (16.28%) MVC
15 7 (16.28%) Security Testing
16 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
16 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
16 6 (13.95%) Windows
16 6 (13.95%) Oracle
17 5 (11.63%) Web Services

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 3 (6.98%) Apache
1 3 (6.98%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.33%) MS Project Server
3 1 (2.33%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Network Security
2 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) IPv4
2 1 (2.33%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (55.81%) SQL Server
2 12 (27.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.63%) Big Data
3 5 (11.63%) Relational Database
3 5 (11.63%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.98%) MySQL
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.65%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.33%) DTS
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.33%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.33%) NUnit
4 1 (2.33%) CruiseControl
4 1 (2.33%) Subversion
4 1 (2.33%) Maven
4 1 (2.33%) Selenium
4 1 (2.33%) JUnit
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (72.09%) .NET
2 18 (41.86%) ASP.NET
3 14 (32.56%) .NET Framework
4 9 (20.93%) HTML
5 8 (18.60%) CSS
6 5 (11.63%) Web Services
6 5 (11.63%) jQuery
7 4 (9.30%) HTML5
7 4 (9.30%) CSS3
7 4 (9.30%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (6.98%) Spring
8 3 (6.98%) XML
8 3 (6.98%) Spring Security
8 3 (6.98%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (6.98%) JSON
9 2 (4.65%) Ajax
9 2 (4.65%) Java EE
10 1 (2.33%) NHibernate
10 1 (2.33%) JSF
10 1 (2.33%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.98%) Cryptography
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.33%) Life Science
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Linux
2 9 (20.93%) UNIX
3 6 (13.95%) Windows
4 2 (4.65%) Android
5 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.33%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.28%) Security Testing
2 7 (16.28%) OO
2 7 (16.28%) MVC
3 4 (9.30%) UML
3 4 (9.30%) OWASP
4 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
4 3 (6.98%) SOA
4 3 (6.98%) TDD
4 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.65%) Workflow Management
5 2 (4.65%) Web Development
5 2 (4.65%) Release Management
5 2 (4.65%) Project Management
5 2 (4.65%) Workflow
5 2 (4.65%) Android Development
5 2 (4.65%) Analytics
6 1 (2.33%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (2.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.33%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 22 (51.16%) C#
1 22 (51.16%) JavaScript
2 21 (48.84%) SQL
3 16 (37.21%) Java
4 15 (34.88%) T-SQL
5 12 (27.91%) C++
6 10 (23.26%) VBScript
7 9 (20.93%) Python
7 9 (20.93%) Perl
8 5 (11.63%) PHP
8 5 (11.63%) C
9 4 (9.30%) Ruby
10 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
11 1 (2.33%) VBA
11 1 (2.33%) VC++
11 1 (2.33%) XPath
11 1 (2.33%) Embedded C++
11 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Sun Certification
3 2 (4.65%) OCPJP
4 1 (2.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) Sun
3 2 (4.65%) Telerik
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