Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 16 December 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.

Developer
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 588 417 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 34.25% 33.39% 25.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 35.77% 34.38% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 255 143
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £325 £316 £266
90th Percentile £525 £488 £438
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £370
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £42.50 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £38.75 £19.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year +103.95% -59.79% +50.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. 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
Glasgow
Contract vacancies in Glasgow with a recognized job title 1,644 1,213 1,085
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.75% 97.12% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 669 550
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £257 £241 £191
90th Percentile £538 £500 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 29
Glasgow median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +25.87% -36.44%
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.25 £34.80 £44.75
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.32
% change year-on-year -5.00% +15.47% -15.51%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Glasgow

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Glasgow

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Glasgow over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Glasgow

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 Glasgow region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 259 (44.05%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (37.76%) Java
3 176 (29.93%) JavaScript
4 132 (22.45%) SQL
5 122 (20.75%) HTML
5 122 (20.75%) Finance
6 115 (19.56%) C#
7 111 (18.88%) Spring
8 106 (18.03%) CSS
9 92 (15.65%) .NET
10 89 (15.14%) AngularJS
11 83 (14.12%) Git (software)
11 83 (14.12%) Oracle
11 83 (14.12%) MVC
12 78 (13.27%) Python
13 77 (13.10%) SQL Server
14 76 (12.93%) Web Services
14 76 (12.93%) Banking
14 76 (12.93%) TDD
14 76 (12.93%) REST
15 73 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
16 69 (11.73%) OO
17 66 (11.22%) Test Automation
17 66 (11.22%) React
18 63 (10.71%) Microsoft
18 63 (10.71%) Scrum
18 63 (10.71%) Web Development
19 62 (10.54%) JSON
20 59 (10.03%) ETL
21 58 (9.86%) Relational Database

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 17 (2.89%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.72%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.04%) Cloud Foundry
3 12 (2.04%) JBoss
3 12 (2.04%) WebLogic
4 11 (1.87%) Jetty
5 10 (1.70%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.53%) CMS
6 9 (1.53%) Confluence
7 5 (0.85%) Drupal
7 5 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.68%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.68%) IIS
9 2 (0.34%) Apache
9 2 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.34%) WordPress
10 1 (0.17%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.51%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.19%) AquaLogic BPM
3 7 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.34%) Magento
5 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 73 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
4 14 (2.38%) PaaS
5 10 (1.70%) Azure Data Factory
6 8 (1.36%) Office 365
7 7 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.02%) GitHub
9 4 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 4 (0.68%) Serverless
10 3 (0.51%) IaaS
11 2 (0.34%) Boomi
11 2 (0.34%) NuGet
11 2 (0.34%) SaaS
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.17%) Apigee
12 1 (0.17%) Firebase
12 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.85%) AMQP
2 4 (0.68%) FTP
2 4 (0.68%) HTTP
2 4 (0.68%) Internet
3 2 (0.34%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.34%) Intranet
3 2 (0.34%) NFC
4 1 (0.17%) DHCP
4 1 (0.17%) DNS
4 1 (0.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.17%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.17%) SSL
4 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 58 (9.86%) Relational Database
3 40 (6.80%) DB2
4 37 (6.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (5.44%) Power BI
6 31 (5.27%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (4.93%) NoSQL
8 28 (4.76%) SQLite
9 26 (4.42%) Hadoop
9 26 (4.42%) RDBMS
10 25 (4.25%) MySQL
10 25 (4.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (3.57%) Big Data
11 21 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (3.23%) MongoDB
13 17 (2.89%) Redis
14 15 (2.55%) Pentaho
15 13 (2.21%) Oracle Database
16 12 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
16 12 (2.04%) Riak
Development Applications
1 83 (14.12%) Git (software)
2 52 (8.84%) Jenkins
3 48 (8.16%) JIRA
4 26 (4.42%) Selenium
5 25 (4.25%) Xcode
6 20 (3.40%) FitNesse
6 20 (3.40%) Maven
7 19 (3.23%) Eclipse
8 17 (2.89%) Subversion
9 16 (2.72%) Visual Studio
10 14 (2.38%) Bitbucket
10 14 (2.38%) Gradle
11 13 (2.21%) JUnit
12 12 (2.04%) Cucumber
13 11 (1.87%) Android Studio
14 10 (1.70%) CocoaPods
14 10 (1.70%) gulp
14 10 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (1.70%) webpack
15 8 (1.36%) Hudson
General
1 122 (20.75%) Finance
2 76 (12.93%) Banking
3 37 (6.29%) Investment Banking
4 10 (1.70%) Games
5 8 (1.36%) Marketing
6 7 (1.19%) Front Office
7 5 (0.85%) Retail
8 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.34%) Advertising
9 2 (0.34%) Electronics
9 2 (0.34%) Publishing
9 2 (0.34%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (20.75%) HTML
2 111 (18.88%) Spring
3 106 (18.03%) CSS
4 92 (15.65%) .NET
5 89 (15.14%) AngularJS
6 76 (12.93%) REST
6 76 (12.93%) Web Services
7 66 (11.22%) React
8 62 (10.54%) JSON
9 58 (9.86%) RESTful
10 55 (9.35%) HTML5
11 52 (8.84%) Hibernate
11 52 (8.84%) SOAP
12 48 (8.16%) ASP.NET
12 48 (8.16%) XML
13 34 (5.78%) CSS3
14 30 (5.10%) .NET Framework
14 30 (5.10%) Spring Boot
15 28 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
16 24 (4.08%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.80%) Greenfield Project
3 39 (6.63%) Enterprise Software
4 32 (5.44%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.89%) User Experience
6 16 (2.72%) Mobile Banking
7 12 (2.04%) Derivative
7 12 (2.04%) Virtual Team
8 11 (1.87%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.70%) Reference Data
9 10 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.19%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.85%) Fintech
12 4 (0.68%) AS400
12 4 (0.68%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.51%) Equity Derivative
13 3 (0.51%) OTC Derivatives
14 2 (0.34%) Digital Wallet
14 2 (0.34%) iSeries
14 2 (0.34%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 55 (9.35%) Apple iOS
2 49 (8.33%) Linux
3 43 (7.31%) Android
4 36 (6.12%) Unix
5 17 (2.89%) Windows
6 2 (0.34%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.17%) OS/400
7 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (44.05%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (14.12%) MVC
3 76 (12.93%) TDD
4 69 (11.73%) OO
5 66 (11.22%) Test Automation
6 63 (10.71%) Scrum
6 63 (10.71%) Web Development
7 59 (10.03%) ETL
8 54 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
9 50 (8.50%) iOS Development
10 48 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
11 46 (7.82%) Analytics
11 46 (7.82%) SDLC
12 39 (6.63%) Unit Testing
13 37 (6.29%) Front End Development
14 33 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
15 30 (5.10%) Data Modelling
15 30 (5.10%) Microservices
16 29 (4.93%) Multithreading
17 28 (4.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 222 (37.76%) Java
2 176 (29.93%) JavaScript
3 132 (22.45%) SQL
4 115 (19.56%) C#
5 78 (13.27%) Python
6 48 (8.16%) Apple Swift
7 42 (7.14%) Objective-C
8 34 (5.78%) Perl
9 29 (4.93%) Scala
10 27 (4.59%) Java 8
11 26 (4.42%) C++
12 21 (3.57%) T-SQL
13 19 (3.23%) ES6
14 16 (2.72%) Groovy
15 13 (2.21%) TypeScript
16 12 (2.04%) RPG
16 12 (2.04%) RPG IV
17 11 (1.87%) Shell Script
18 10 (1.70%) RPG/400
18 10 (1.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (5.10%) Degree
2 7 (1.19%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.34%) BC Cleared
4 2 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.70%) QA
2 2 (0.34%) GDPR
3 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (4.59%) Docker
2 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.17%) NFS
3 1 (0.17%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 15 (2.55%) Ansible
1 15 (2.55%) Puppet
2 14 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.36%) Cobbler
4 6 (1.02%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.51%) Control-M
5 3 (0.51%) Salt
6 1 (0.17%) Kibana
6 1 (0.17%) logstash
6 1 (0.17%) SCCM
6 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 83 (14.12%) Oracle
2 63 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 22 (3.74%) Google
4 20 (3.40%) Informatica
5 19 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (2.55%) Apple
7 12 (2.04%) Tableau
8 11 (1.87%) IBM
9 7 (1.19%) OutSystems
9 7 (1.19%) Sybase
10 6 (1.02%) SAP
11 5 (0.85%) Ab Initio
11 5 (0.85%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.68%) CA Agile Central
12 4 (0.68%) Xamarin
13 3 (0.51%) SaltStack
14 2 (0.34%) Nintex
14 2 (0.34%) Omniture
14 2 (0.34%) Sonatype
14 2 (0.34%) VMware