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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 102 114 114
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 24 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.08% 0.60% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.63% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 12
Median daily rate £325 £328 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +3.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £298 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £394 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.66% -
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
2101 3037 2632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.26% 95.14% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1573 1415
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 60 66
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 11 £330 -5.71% 9
Highlands - 6 £270 -
Glasgow +14 3 £323 - 6
Angus - 1 - -
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 23 (65.71%) C#
1 23 (65.71%) .NET
2 15 (42.86%) SQL
3 9 (25.71%) .NET Framework
4 8 (22.86%) System Testing
4 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.86%) Information Management
4 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET
5 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (20.00%) MVC
5 7 (20.00%) LIMS
5 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (17.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
6 6 (17.14%) OO
6 6 (17.14%) Java
7 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 5 (14.29%) Python
7 5 (14.29%) HTTP
7 5 (14.29%) Finance
7 5 (14.29%) Degree
7 5 (14.29%) Android
7 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (14.29%) Android Development
7 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
8 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
8 4 (11.43%) Entity Framework
8 4 (11.43%) RESTful
8 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008

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 1 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) iTunes
2 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) HTTP
2 2 (5.71%) SSL
3 1 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) FTP
3 1 (2.86%) Kerberos
3 1 (2.86%) LDAP
3 1 (2.86%) SMTP
3 1 (2.86%) SNMP
3 1 (2.86%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (5.71%) GIS
4 2 (5.71%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.86%) MS Access
5 1 (2.86%) MySQL
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.86%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (17.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.86%) Electronics
5 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (65.71%) .NET
2 9 (25.71%) .NET Framework
3 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET
4 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
5 4 (11.43%) CSS
5 4 (11.43%) Entity Framework
5 4 (11.43%) HTML
5 4 (11.43%) jQuery
5 4 (11.43%) RESTful
6 3 (8.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (8.57%) WCF
6 3 (8.57%) WinForms
7 2 (5.71%) HTML5
7 2 (5.71%) Middleware
7 2 (5.71%) Web Services
7 2 (5.71%) XML
7 2 (5.71%) XSLT
8 1 (2.86%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) LIMS
2 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.57%) Algorithms
3 3 (8.57%) Applied Mathematics
3 3 (8.57%) iPad
3 3 (8.57%) iPhone
3 3 (8.57%) Mathematics
3 3 (8.57%) Physics
4 2 (5.71%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Android
2 4 (11.43%) Linux
3 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
3 3 (8.57%) Unix
4 2 (5.71%) Windows
4 2 (5.71%) zOS
5 1 (2.86%) Debian
5 1 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.86%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (22.86%) Information Management
1 8 (22.86%) System Testing
2 7 (20.00%) MVC
2 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (17.14%) OO
4 5 (14.29%) Android Development
5 4 (11.43%) Workflow
6 3 (8.57%) Investment Management
6 3 (8.57%) iOS Development
6 3 (8.57%) Mobile Development
6 3 (8.57%) OOD
6 3 (8.57%) Refactoring
6 3 (8.57%) Release Management
6 3 (8.57%) SDLC
6 3 (8.57%) Workflow Management
7 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
7 2 (5.71%) Front End Development
7 2 (5.71%) Kanban
7 2 (5.71%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (65.71%) C#
2 15 (42.86%) SQL
3 6 (17.14%) Java
4 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.29%) Python
5 4 (11.43%) C++
6 3 (8.57%) Objective-C
6 3 (8.57%) Ruby
6 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
6 3 (8.57%) VB
7 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.71%) VBA
8 1 (2.86%) ActionScript
8 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.86%) C
8 1 (2.86%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.86%) Perl
8 1 (2.86%) PHP
8 1 (2.86%) XPath
8 1 (2.86%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (8.57%) ISO13485
2 1 (2.86%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) DevExpress
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) IBM
3 2 (5.71%) IBM Sterling
4 1 (2.86%) Apple
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago