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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 100 92 91
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 28 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.00% 1.03% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.12% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £259 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £33.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.75 £35.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+16.42% +3.70%
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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
2631 2327 2183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.07% 92.49% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1408 1159 1096
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 £243 £220 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 84 97
Average hourly rate £20.75 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.05% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 21 November 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 21 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 18 £388 +40.90% 6
Glasgow 0 5 £288 -7.25% 5
Aberdeen +12 3 £375 - 2
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 3
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (46.34%) C#
2 19 (46.34%) SQL
2 19 (46.34%) .NET
3 15 (36.59%) JavaScript
3 15 (36.59%) SQL Server
4 13 (31.71%) ASP.NET
4 13 (31.71%) Java
5 10 (24.39%) HTML
5 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
6 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
6 9 (21.95%) MVC
6 9 (21.95%) CSS
6 9 (21.95%) OO
6 9 (21.95%) Python
7 8 (19.51%) T-SQL
7 8 (19.51%) .NET Framework
8 7 (17.07%) Degree
8 7 (17.07%) Computer Science
8 7 (17.07%) Security Testing
8 7 (17.07%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (17.07%) HTML5
8 7 (17.07%) CSS3
8 7 (17.07%) Big Data
8 7 (17.07%) VBScript
8 7 (17.07%) C++
8 7 (17.07%) Perl
8 7 (17.07%) PHP
8 7 (17.07%) UNIX
8 7 (17.07%) Linux

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 6 (14.63%) Apache
2 4 (9.76%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.88%) MS Project Server
4 2 (4.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.44%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) InfoPath
2 2 (4.88%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (36.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.07%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (17.07%) Big Data
3 6 (14.63%) Relational Database
3 6 (14.63%) RDBMS
4 4 (9.76%) MySQL
5 2 (4.88%) MS Access
6 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.88%) NUnit
4 1 (2.44%) Selenium
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (46.34%) .NET
2 13 (31.71%) ASP.NET
3 10 (24.39%) HTML
4 9 (21.95%) CSS
5 8 (19.51%) .NET Framework
6 7 (17.07%) HTML5
6 7 (17.07%) CSS3
7 6 (14.63%) jQuery
8 4 (9.76%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (9.76%) Spring Security
8 4 (9.76%) Spring
8 4 (9.76%) JSON
9 3 (7.32%) WCF
9 3 (7.32%) WPF
9 3 (7.32%) XML
9 3 (7.32%) Backbone.js
10 2 (4.88%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (4.88%) Ember.js
10 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
10 2 (4.88%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.44%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Linux
1 7 (17.07%) UNIX
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Android
2 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.95%) OO
2 9 (21.95%) MVC
3 7 (17.07%) Security Testing
4 4 (9.76%) TDD
4 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
5 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.32%) Software Testing
6 2 (4.88%) Requirements Management
6 2 (4.88%) Test Automation
6 2 (4.88%) Product Management
6 2 (4.88%) Information Security
6 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.88%) Project Management
6 2 (4.88%) UML
6 2 (4.88%) Android Development
7 1 (2.44%) iOS Development
7 1 (2.44%) Scrum
7 1 (2.44%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.44%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (46.34%) C#
1 19 (46.34%) SQL
2 15 (36.59%) JavaScript
3 13 (31.71%) Java
4 9 (21.95%) Python
5 8 (19.51%) T-SQL
6 7 (17.07%) VBScript
6 7 (17.07%) C++
6 7 (17.07%) Perl
6 7 (17.07%) PHP
7 3 (7.32%) VB
7 3 (7.32%) VBA
8 2 (4.88%) Ruby
8 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.44%) C
9 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.44%) VB6
9 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) Sun Certification
3 2 (4.88%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
1 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) Sun
4 1 (2.44%) Twitter