The median contractor rate for a Developer was £369 per day in advertised job vacancies in Aberdeen during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developer
Scotland / Aberdeen
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 4 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 4 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 11.43% 26.92% 12.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.76% 28.00% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 3
Median daily rate £369 £490 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.74% +30.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £409 £367
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £530 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Aberdeen
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 34 25 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 97.14% 96.15% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 30
Median daily rate £325 £465 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.10% +102.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £530 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 9
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +55.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £40.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £50.00 £47.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Aberdeen that featured Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Aberdeen

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Aberdeen.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Aberdeen

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer in Aberdeen.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Aberdeen

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Aberdeen region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) HTML
2 6 (60.00%) CSS
3 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (50.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (40.00%) RESTful
4 4 (40.00%) Entity Framework
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (30.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (30.00%) MVC
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Intranet
6 2 (20.00%) OOP
6 2 (20.00%) OO
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
7 1 (10.00%) IT Strategy
7 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
7 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (10.00%) Analytics
7 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (10.00%) Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen 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 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (10.00%) CMS
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Intranet
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) HTML
2 6 (60.00%) CSS
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (40.00%) Entity Framework
4 4 (40.00%) RESTful
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (10.00%) jQuery
6 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) OOP
3 1 (10.00%) Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Content Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Entry
3 1 (10.00%) Document Management
3 1 (10.00%) EAM
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Web Design
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
1 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Google
1 1 (10.00%) OpenText