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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 115 87 106
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 14 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.50% 0.91% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.97% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 5
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£325 £281 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £266 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £338 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £34.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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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
2589 2268 2464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.10% 93.37% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1370 1086 1160
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £491 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 88 119
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.86 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% -2.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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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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 -6 6 £350 +15.22% 4
Glasgow -13 4 £294 -14.54% 5
Aberdeen +7 1 £375 - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Fife - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - - 2
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 22 (62.86%) C#
2 21 (60.00%) .NET
3 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
4 12 (34.29%) MVC
5 11 (31.43%) ASP.NET
6 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
8 7 (20.00%) HTML
8 7 (20.00%) SQL
9 6 (17.14%) CSS
9 6 (17.14%) OOP
9 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (14.29%) jQuery
10 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
10 5 (14.29%) Windows
10 5 (14.29%) Java
10 5 (14.29%) WinForms
11 4 (11.43%) Python
11 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
11 4 (11.43%) OO
11 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
11 4 (11.43%) Degree
11 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
11 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
11 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (8.57%) HTML5
12 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (5.71%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) InfoPath
3 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.71%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (5.71%) MS Access
5 2 (5.71%) Big Data
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.71%) Maven
2 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.71%) NCrunch
3 1 (2.86%) Selenium
3 1 (2.86%) NUnit
General
1 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
1 1 (2.86%) Banking
1 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (60.00%) .NET
2 11 (31.43%) ASP.NET
3 7 (20.00%) HTML
4 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 6 (17.14%) CSS
5 5 (14.29%) WinForms
5 5 (14.29%) jQuery
6 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
7 3 (8.57%) XML
7 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (8.57%) HTML5
8 2 (5.71%) CSS3
8 2 (5.71%) Backbone.js
8 2 (5.71%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (5.71%) Ember.js
8 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
8 2 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (5.71%) Ajax
8 2 (5.71%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (5.71%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Open Source
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
3 2 (5.71%) UNIX
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.86%) Android
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) MVC
2 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.14%) OOP
4 4 (11.43%) OO
4 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
5 3 (8.57%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Requirements Management
6 2 (5.71%) Security Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.71%) Project Management
6 2 (5.71%) Product Management
7 1 (2.86%) Android Development
7 1 (2.86%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.86%) UML
7 1 (2.86%) Scrum
7 1 (2.86%) Information Security
7 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) C#
2 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
3 7 (20.00%) SQL
4 5 (14.29%) Java
5 4 (11.43%) Python
6 3 (8.57%) VB
6 3 (8.57%) Perl
7 2 (5.71%) PHP
7 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.71%) C++
7 2 (5.71%) VBScript
7 2 (5.71%) VBA
7 2 (5.71%) Ruby
8 1 (2.86%) VB6
8 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.86%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
1 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Sun
2 1 (2.86%) HP
2 1 (2.86%) JBoss