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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 132 113 106
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 13 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.45% 0.62% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.65% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 14
Median daily rate £325 £376 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.62% -2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £40.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.53% +2.00%
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
2675 2771 2436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.62% 95.65% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1511 1454 1364
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 92 79
Median hourly rate £14.93 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.17% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.52 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -14 8 £350 - 10
Glasgow +2 2 £275 -35.29% 2
Fife +3 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £300 -
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 11 (50.00%) C#
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (45.45%) .NET
3 9 (40.91%) CSS
4 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
4 8 (36.36%) jQuery
5 7 (31.82%) HTML
5 7 (31.82%) MVC
6 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 5 (22.73%) CSS3
7 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
7 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
7 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
8 4 (18.18%) Java
8 4 (18.18%) Investment Management
8 4 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (18.18%) HTML5
9 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (13.64%) Web Development
9 3 (13.64%) Unix
9 3 (13.64%) Windows
9 3 (13.64%) Linux
9 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
9 3 (13.64%) Finance
10 2 (9.09%) Games
10 2 (9.09%) Banking
10 2 (9.09%) zOS
10 2 (9.09%) Service Management
10 2 (9.09%) SSL

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 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.55%) iTunes
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
1 2 (9.09%) SSL
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) FTP
2 1 (4.55%) Kerberos
2 1 (4.55%) LDAP
2 1 (4.55%) SMTP
2 1 (4.55%) SNMP
2 1 (4.55%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) GIS
3 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
1 2 (9.09%) JUnit
1 2 (9.09%) NetBeans
1 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Games
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) .NET
2 9 (40.91%) CSS
3 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 8 (36.36%) jQuery
4 7 (31.82%) HTML
5 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
5 5 (22.73%) CSS3
6 4 (18.18%) HTML5
7 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
7 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (9.09%) Middleware
7 2 (9.09%) MyBatis
7 2 (9.09%) RESTful
7 2 (9.09%) Thymeleaf
7 2 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (9.09%) Web Services
7 2 (9.09%) WPF
7 2 (9.09%) XML
8 1 (4.55%) DirectX
8 1 (4.55%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.55%) Applied Mathematics
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
1 1 (4.55%) iPad
1 1 (4.55%) iPhone
1 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.55%) Physics
1 1 (4.55%) Replication
1 1 (4.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
1 3 (13.64%) Unix
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Android
2 2 (9.09%) zOS
3 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) Debian
3 1 (4.55%) SUSE
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) MVC
2 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
3 4 (18.18%) Investment Management
4 3 (13.64%) Web Development
5 2 (9.09%) Android Development
5 2 (9.09%) OO
5 2 (9.09%) Service Management
6 1 (4.55%) Analytics
6 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.55%) Front End Development
6 1 (4.55%) iOS Development
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL
6 1 (4.55%) ITSM
6 1 (4.55%) Mobile Development
6 1 (4.55%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 4 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) C++
4 2 (9.09%) PHP
4 2 (9.09%) Python
4 2 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.55%) Perl
5 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby
5 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.55%) MCSE
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) IBM
2 2 (9.09%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
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