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 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 102 85 100
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 21 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.78% 1.03% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.11% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 8
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£363 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -5.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £34.25 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+16.43% -8.75%
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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
2511 2332 2314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.21% 92.65% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1122 1127
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 £235 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 94 112
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -2 9 £375 +28.75% 12
Glasgow -4 6 £288 -7.25% 3
Aberdeen +12 2 £375 - 3
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
Software Developer
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Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (45.24%) C#
3 17 (40.48%) .NET
4 15 (35.71%) Java
5 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
6 12 (28.57%) HTML
6 12 (28.57%) SQL
7 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
7 11 (26.19%) CSS
8 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET
8 10 (23.81%) MVC
9 9 (21.43%) Python
9 9 (21.43%) OO
10 8 (19.05%) Linux
10 8 (19.05%) Oracle
10 8 (19.05%) Perl
10 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
10 8 (19.05%) Degree
10 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
10 8 (19.05%) jQuery
11 7 (16.67%) Security Testing
11 7 (16.67%) HTML5
11 7 (16.67%) Big Data
11 7 (16.67%) PHP
11 7 (16.67%) UNIX
11 7 (16.67%) CSS3
12 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
12 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
12 6 (14.29%) C++
12 6 (14.29%) Apache

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (14.29%) Apache
2 4 (9.52%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.76%) MS Project Server
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) JBoss
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.52%) InfoPath
3 2 (4.76%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) Big Data
3 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 6 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (9.52%) MySQL
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.76%) MS Access
7 1 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.76%) Maven
3 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.38%) NUnit
4 1 (2.38%) Selenium
4 1 (2.38%) NCrunch
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (40.48%) .NET
2 12 (28.57%) HTML
3 11 (26.19%) CSS
4 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET
5 8 (19.05%) jQuery
6 7 (16.67%) HTML5
6 7 (16.67%) CSS3
7 5 (11.90%) WinForms
7 5 (11.90%) Spring
8 4 (9.52%) JSON
8 4 (9.52%) .NET Framework
8 4 (9.52%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (9.52%) Spring Security
8 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (7.14%) Backbone.js
10 2 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (4.76%) Ajax
10 2 (4.76%) Java EE
10 2 (4.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.38%) Open Source
2 1 (2.38%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Linux
2 7 (16.67%) UNIX
3 4 (9.52%) Windows
4 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.38%) Android
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.81%) MVC
3 9 (21.43%) OO
4 7 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 5 (11.90%) TDD
7 3 (7.14%) OOP
7 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.76%) Information Security
8 2 (4.76%) Requirements Management
8 2 (4.76%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.76%) Product Management
8 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.76%) Project Management
9 1 (2.38%) Benchmarking
9 1 (2.38%) Scrum
9 1 (2.38%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (45.24%) C#
2 15 (35.71%) Java
3 12 (28.57%) SQL
4 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
5 9 (21.43%) Python
6 8 (19.05%) Perl
7 7 (16.67%) PHP
8 6 (14.29%) C++
9 3 (7.14%) VB
9 3 (7.14%) VBA
10 2 (4.76%) Ruby
10 2 (4.76%) VBScript
10 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
11 1 (2.38%) VB6
11 1 (2.38%) C
11 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
11 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
11 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) OCPJP
3 2 (4.76%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Oracle
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) Sun
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Twitter
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