Period
to 16 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 16 June 2019.

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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 469 535 398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 32.17% 34.08% 34.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.62% 35.62% 36.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 340 245
Glasgow median daily rate £425 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £305
90th Percentile £525 £488 £431
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Glasgow median hourly rate £25.00 - £15.89
10th Percentile £13.50 - £14.74
90th Percentile £38.10 - £17.04
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £111.50 £45.31
% change year-on-year -68.61% +146.08% +101.38%

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 1,395 1,502 1,090
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.68% 95.67% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 881 588
Glasgow median daily rate £425 £390 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £232
90th Percentile £585 £525 £479
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 31 18
Glasgow median hourly rate £18.81 £17.50 £16.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.46% +5.39% -27.80%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.75 £12.84
90th Percentile £35.09 £35.00 £87.38
Scotland median hourly rate £19.50 £15.93 £22.25
% change year-on-year +22.41% -28.40% -

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 June 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Glasgow over the 6 months to 16 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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.

1 179 (38.17%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (34.54%) JavaScript
3 153 (32.62%) Java
4 136 (29.00%) SQL
5 114 (24.31%) Spring
6 104 (22.17%) C#
7 102 (21.75%) .NET
8 90 (19.19%) HTML
9 89 (18.98%) Microsoft Azure
10 87 (18.55%) Git (software)
11 86 (18.34%) REST
12 82 (17.48%) CSS
13 67 (14.29%) Web Services
14 65 (13.86%) Microsoft
15 62 (13.22%) Oracle
16 61 (13.01%) SQL Server
16 61 (13.01%) AngularJS
17 60 (12.79%) MVC
18 57 (12.15%) XML
18 57 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
19 55 (11.73%) JSON
20 51 (10.87%) Banking
21 50 (10.66%) TDD
22 49 (10.45%) Spring Boot
23 46 (9.81%) Amazon AWS
23 46 (9.81%) Web Development
24 44 (9.38%) Finance
25 43 (9.17%) .NET Framework
25 43 (9.17%) Scrum
26 42 (8.96%) Unit Testing

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 35 (7.46%) Apache Spark
2 28 (5.97%) Umbraco
3 14 (2.99%) Confluence
4 13 (2.77%) CMS
5 12 (2.56%) Alfresco
6 11 (2.35%) Tomcat
6 11 (2.35%) WordPress
7 10 (2.13%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.71%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.49%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.28%) JBoss
10 6 (1.28%) Jetty
10 6 (1.28%) MODX
10 6 (1.28%) OpenEdge
11 5 (1.07%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.85%) Anypoint
13 2 (0.43%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.43%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 34 (7.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.28%) Actimize
2 6 (1.28%) Oracle AML
3 5 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.85%) Magento
5 2 (0.43%) Primavera
5 2 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 89 (18.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (9.81%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (5.97%) npm
4 20 (4.26%) Dynamics 365
5 16 (3.41%) Power Platform
6 13 (2.77%) SaaS
7 12 (2.56%) Google Docs
7 12 (2.56%) Slack
8 9 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.28%) GitHub
9 6 (1.28%) Office 365
10 5 (1.07%) Firebase
10 5 (1.07%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.85%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.64%) Apigee
12 3 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.64%) Google Pay
12 3 (0.64%) Samsung Pay
12 3 (0.64%) Serverless
13 2 (0.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.99%) Skype
2 3 (0.64%) Bluetooth
2 3 (0.64%) FTP
2 3 (0.64%) NFC
2 3 (0.64%) SSL
3 2 (0.43%) Firewall
3 2 (0.43%) HTTP
3 2 (0.43%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 39 (8.32%) Big Data
3 34 (7.25%) NoSQL
4 33 (7.04%) Relational Database
5 30 (6.40%) MySQL
6 27 (5.76%) Apache Hive
7 26 (5.54%) Impala
8 25 (5.33%) HBase
9 23 (4.90%) Hadoop
10 20 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (4.05%) Azure SQL Database
11 19 (4.05%) MongoDB
11 19 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (3.84%) RDBMS
13 15 (3.20%) MariaDB
13 15 (3.20%) Power BI
14 13 (2.77%) SQLite
15 11 (2.35%) Cosmos DB
15 11 (2.35%) DB2
15 11 (2.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 87 (18.55%) Git (software)
2 33 (7.04%) JUnit
3 26 (5.54%) Jenkins
3 26 (5.54%) JIRA
4 23 (4.90%) Eclipse
5 21 (4.48%) Maven
6 20 (4.26%) Gradle
7 19 (4.05%) Android Studio
7 19 (4.05%) TeamCity
8 18 (3.84%) Subversion
9 14 (2.99%) NUnit
10 13 (2.77%) Cucumber
10 13 (2.77%) IntelliJ
11 12 (2.56%) gulp
11 12 (2.56%) Selenium
11 12 (2.56%) webpack
12 11 (2.35%) MSTest
12 11 (2.35%) Visual Studio
13 10 (2.13%) FindBugs
13 10 (2.13%) Xcode
General
1 51 (10.87%) Banking
2 44 (9.38%) Finance
3 36 (7.68%) Investment Banking
4 8 (1.71%) Retail
5 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (0.64%) Publishing
5 3 (0.64%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.43%) Electronics
6 2 (0.43%) Games
6 2 (0.43%) Marketing
7 1 (0.21%) Law
7 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (24.31%) Spring
2 102 (21.75%) .NET
3 90 (19.19%) HTML
4 86 (18.34%) REST
5 82 (17.48%) CSS
6 67 (14.29%) Web Services
7 61 (13.01%) AngularJS
8 57 (12.15%) XML
9 55 (11.73%) JSON
10 49 (10.45%) Spring Boot
11 43 (9.17%) .NET Framework
12 36 (7.68%) Hibernate
13 35 (7.46%) Sass
14 32 (6.82%) HTML5
15 31 (6.61%) SOAP
16 30 (6.40%) ASP.NET Web API
17 29 (6.18%) Entity Framework
18 27 (5.76%) RESTful
19 25 (5.33%) React
20 24 (5.12%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.18%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (5.76%) User Experience
3 23 (4.90%) Mobile App
4 18 (3.84%) Public Cloud
5 15 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.56%) Algorithms
8 10 (2.13%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.71%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.28%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
12 3 (0.64%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.64%) Digital Wallet
13 2 (0.43%) Animation
13 2 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.43%) iSeries
13 2 (0.43%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.21%) Equity Derivative
14 1 (0.21%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.10%) Unix
2 37 (7.89%) Android
3 29 (6.18%) Apple iOS
4 28 (5.97%) Linux
5 14 (2.99%) CentOS
5 14 (2.99%) Windows
6 2 (0.43%) HPUX
7 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (38.17%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (12.79%) MVC
3 57 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
4 50 (10.66%) TDD
5 46 (9.81%) Web Development
6 43 (9.17%) Scrum
7 42 (8.96%) Unit Testing
8 37 (7.89%) CRM
9 35 (7.46%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 31 (6.61%) ETL
10 31 (6.61%) Migration
11 29 (6.18%) Mentoring
11 29 (6.18%) SOA
12 28 (5.97%) Android Development
13 27 (5.76%) Front End Development
13 27 (5.76%) Microservices
13 27 (5.76%) OO
14 25 (5.33%) Data Migration
15 24 (5.12%) Business Intelligence
15 24 (5.12%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 162 (34.54%) JavaScript
2 153 (32.62%) Java
3 136 (29.00%) SQL
4 104 (22.17%) C#
5 42 (8.96%) Java 8
6 32 (6.82%) Shell Script
7 28 (5.97%) Scala
8 25 (5.33%) Python
8 25 (5.33%) T-SQL
9 22 (4.69%) TypeScript
10 20 (4.26%) Apple Swift
10 20 (4.26%) Objective-C
11 19 (4.05%) PL/SQL
12 18 (3.84%) PHP
13 14 (2.99%) ES6
13 14 (2.99%) Groovy
13 14 (2.99%) PowerShell
14 10 (2.13%) R
15 9 (1.92%) Kotlin
16 6 (1.28%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 36 (7.68%) Security Cleared
2 26 (5.54%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.77%) BPSS Clearance
3 13 (2.77%) Degree
4 4 (0.85%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.33%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 26 (5.54%) HDFS
2 20 (4.26%) Docker
3 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (3.84%) Terraform
2 7 (1.49%) Ansible
3 3 (0.64%) Cobbler
3 3 (0.64%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.64%) Puppet
3 3 (0.64%) Rancher
4 1 (0.21%) Control-M
4 1 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 65 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 62 (13.22%) Oracle
3 27 (5.76%) Google
4 13 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (2.35%) Apple
6 10 (2.13%) SAP
7 9 (1.92%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.28%) MuleSoft
9 5 (1.07%) Cloudera
10 4 (0.85%) Sybase
11 3 (0.64%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.64%) Informatica
11 3 (0.64%) Samsung
11 3 (0.64%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.64%) WSO2
12 2 (0.43%) Charles River
12 2 (0.43%) DocuSign
12 2 (0.43%) Nintex
12 2 (0.43%) OpenText
12 2 (0.43%) VMware