The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Programmer
Rank 126 112 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.036% 0.081% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.087% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £282 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Software Programmer
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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
2587 2305 2467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.06% 93.28% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1106 1163
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 £218 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 89 119
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -18.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.33 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £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 Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Programmer in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Software Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Programmer across the Scotland region.

Software Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Software Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Programmer across the Scotland region.

Software Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Software Programmer
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 Programmer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 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
Glasgow - 1 £350 -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Software Programmer
UK

Software Programmer
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Software Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) VB6
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Software Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) VB6
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree