The table below looks at the statistics for the Development Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Stirling region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Development Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Development Specialist
Rank - 25 19
Contract jobs requiring a Development Specialist 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling - 1.85% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.85% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
- +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Specialist
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Stirling 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
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
63 108 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 96.92% 100.00% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 21
Average daily rate £350 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Development Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

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

Development Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

Development Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Development Specialist across the Stirling region.

Development Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

Development Specialist
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling region that cited Development Specialist 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 Development Specialist in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Development Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling region that cited Development Specialist 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 Development Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) VB
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft