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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 110 107 97
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 19 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.65% 0.71% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.77% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 16
Average daily rate
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£365 £385 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.19% +4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £255 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.00%
Software Developer
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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
2711 2327 2306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.07% 92.01% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1422 1299 1116
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 73 58
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 -2 9 £350 -8.19% 7
Fife - 4 £338 -
Glasgow -12 3 £425 +6.25% 3
Aberdeen +2 1 £365 +14.50% 4
West Lothian - 1 £388 -
Software Developer
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Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (86.11%) .NET
2 22 (61.11%) C#
3 21 (58.33%) SQL Server
4 17 (47.22%) ASP.NET
5 15 (41.67%) SQL
6 14 (38.89%) JavaScript
6 14 (38.89%) .NET Framework
7 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
8 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (33.33%) T-SQL
8 12 (33.33%) HTML
9 11 (30.56%) Java
9 11 (30.56%) CSS
9 11 (30.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (27.78%) Degree
10 10 (27.78%) Windows
10 10 (27.78%) MVC
11 9 (25.00%) Finance
11 9 (25.00%) Linux
11 9 (25.00%) XML
11 9 (25.00%) C++
12 8 (22.22%) Software Engineering
13 7 (19.44%) C
14 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
14 6 (16.67%) Ajax
14 6 (16.67%) Telerik
14 6 (16.67%) jQuery
15 5 (13.89%) XPath
15 5 (13.89%) HTML5
15 5 (13.89%) CSS3

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (2.78%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) IPv4
2 1 (2.78%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (30.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.78%) DTS
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.56%) Selenium
3 2 (5.56%) Maven
4 1 (2.78%) Subversion
4 1 (2.78%) JIRA
4 1 (2.78%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.78%) CruiseControl
4 1 (2.78%) JUnit
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (86.11%) .NET
2 17 (47.22%) ASP.NET
3 14 (38.89%) .NET Framework
4 12 (33.33%) HTML
5 11 (30.56%) CSS
6 9 (25.00%) XML
7 6 (16.67%) Ajax
7 6 (16.67%) jQuery
8 5 (13.89%) HTML5
8 5 (13.89%) CSS3
9 4 (11.11%) Web Services
9 4 (11.11%) RESTful
9 4 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (5.56%) WinForms
10 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (2.78%) Spring
11 1 (2.78%) JSF
11 1 (2.78%) WCF
11 1 (2.78%) Java EE
11 1 (2.78%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Cryptography
2 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.56%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.56%) NHS
3 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.78%) Life Science
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 9 (25.00%) Linux
3 5 (13.89%) UNIX
4 2 (5.56%) Windows CE
5 1 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) MVC
3 8 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 5 (13.89%) UML
4 5 (13.89%) OO
5 4 (11.11%) OOP
5 4 (11.11%) OWASP
5 4 (11.11%) Web Development
6 3 (8.33%) Project Planning
6 3 (8.33%) Workflow Management
6 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 3 (8.33%) Release Management
6 3 (8.33%) Project Management
6 3 (8.33%) SOA
6 3 (8.33%) Workflow
7 2 (5.56%) Scrum
7 2 (5.56%) Analytics
7 2 (5.56%) Security Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) C#
2 15 (41.67%) SQL
3 14 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 12 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 11 (30.56%) Java
6 9 (25.00%) C++
7 7 (19.44%) C
8 5 (13.89%) XPath
8 5 (13.89%) Perl
8 5 (13.89%) VBScript
9 4 (11.11%) Python
9 4 (11.11%) Ruby
10 3 (8.33%) VB.NET
11 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
11 2 (5.56%) VC++
12 1 (2.78%) Embedded C
12 1 (2.78%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Degree
2 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) OCPJP
3 1 (2.78%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.78%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) Telerik
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Sun
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