Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Aberdeen during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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.

Software Developer
Scotland > Aberdeen
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +24
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 1.00% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Aberdeen median daily rate £375 - -
Scotland median daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year +8.21% -4.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Aberdeen median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £40.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year - +26.98% -31.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Aberdeen
Contract vacancies in Aberdeen with a recognized job title 95 106 61
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 99.07% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 40 22
Aberdeen median daily rate £375 £289 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.87% -7.60% -7.75%
10th Percentile £151 £120 £105
90th Percentile £479 £396 £510
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 10
Aberdeen median hourly rate £16.68 £15.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.20% -59.18% +134.08%
10th Percentile £11.76 £10.61 £13.00
90th Percentile £36.56 £58.25 £46.15
Scotland median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year +11.43% -19.54% +24.29%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Aberdeen

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Aberdeen

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Aberdeen region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Intranet
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014

Software 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript