Period
to 8 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 135 471 609
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Glasgow 22.09% 31.67% 34.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.64% 32.89% 36.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 314 404
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £285 £313 £325
90th Percentile £538 £538 £509
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate £46.40 £35.00 £111.50
% change year-on-year +32.57% -68.61% +156.97%

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 571 1,432 1,686
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.45% 96.30% 96.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 847 980
Median daily rate £414 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.65% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £260 £260
90th Percentile £556 £575 £538
Scotland median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 55 41
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +41.87% -33.92%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £39.20 £35.00
Median hourly rate £20.87 £19.75 £16.76
% change year-on-year +5.67% +17.84% -32.96%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Glasgow

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Developer in Glasgow.

Daily rate trend for Developer in Glasgow

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Developer in Glasgow over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Developer in Glasgow

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Developer in Glasgow.

Hourly rate trend for Developer in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 52 (38.52%) JavaScript
2 48 (35.56%) C#
3 47 (34.81%) Azure
4 37 (27.41%) SQL
5 36 (26.67%) Java
5 36 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (24.44%) .NET
7 30 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 27 (20.00%) HTML
9 26 (19.26%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (18.52%) CSS
11 23 (17.04%) Logic Apps
12 22 (16.30%) Public Sector
12 22 (16.30%) SharePoint
13 21 (15.56%) Workflow
13 21 (15.56%) Power Automate
14 20 (14.81%) Workflow Development
14 20 (14.81%) Migration
14 20 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (14.81%) Linux
14 20 (14.81%) CRM
14 20 (14.81%) Data Migration
15 19 (14.07%) Dynamics CRM
15 19 (14.07%) AngularJS
15 19 (14.07%) React
15 19 (14.07%) Dynamics 365
16 18 (13.33%) Power Platform
16 18 (13.33%) Test Automation
16 18 (13.33%) Finance
17 17 (12.59%) SQL Server

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 22 (16.30%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (2.96%) CMS
3 4 (2.96%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.96%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.48%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.48%) Confluence
5 1 (0.74%) Apache
5 1 (0.74%) Drupal
5 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.74%) IIS
5 1 (0.74%) JBoss
5 1 (0.74%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (14.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.70%) Primavera
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 47 (34.81%) Azure
2 23 (17.04%) Logic Apps
3 21 (15.56%) Power Automate
4 19 (14.07%) Dynamics 365
5 18 (13.33%) Power Platform
6 5 (3.70%) GCP
7 3 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.22%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (2.22%) PaaS
8 1 (0.74%) AWS
8 1 (0.74%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.74%) GitHub
8 1 (0.74%) IaaS
8 1 (0.74%) npm
8 1 (0.74%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.70%) SSL
2 2 (1.48%) FTP
2 2 (1.48%) HTTP
2 2 (1.48%) Internet
2 2 (1.48%) SSH
3 1 (0.74%) DHCP
3 1 (0.74%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 17 (12.59%) SQL Server
3 16 (11.85%) NoSQL
4 13 (9.63%) DB2
5 12 (8.89%) MongoDB
6 8 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (5.93%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.70%) Hazelcast
7 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.96%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (2.96%) Data Lake
8 4 (2.96%) MySQL
9 2 (1.48%) Big Data
9 2 (1.48%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.48%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.48%) Power BI
9 2 (1.48%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.74%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.74%) Impala
10 1 (0.74%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 17 (12.59%) Git (software)
2 14 (10.37%) Visual Studio
3 11 (8.15%) TeamCity
4 10 (7.41%) Jenkins
5 8 (5.93%) Subversion
6 7 (5.19%) Maven
7 5 (3.70%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.96%) JIRA
8 4 (2.96%) Postman
8 4 (2.96%) ProC
9 3 (2.22%) Axure RP
9 3 (2.22%) Gradle
10 2 (1.48%) GitLab
10 2 (1.48%) IBM UrbanCode
10 2 (1.48%) JUnit
10 2 (1.48%) NUnit
10 2 (1.48%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.74%) Ant
11 1 (0.74%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (16.30%) Public Sector
2 18 (13.33%) Finance
3 7 (5.19%) Banking
4 6 (4.44%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.48%) Games
5 2 (1.48%) Marketing
5 2 (1.48%) Retail
6 1 (0.74%) Electronics
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (24.44%) .NET
2 27 (20.00%) HTML
3 25 (18.52%) CSS
4 19 (14.07%) AngularJS
4 19 (14.07%) React
5 14 (10.37%) .NET Core
6 11 (8.15%) REST
7 10 (7.41%) Spring
8 9 (6.67%) XML
9 8 (5.93%) CSS3
9 8 (5.93%) HTML5
9 8 (5.93%) Node.js
10 7 (5.19%) ASP.NET
10 7 (5.19%) J2EE
10 7 (5.19%) JSON
11 6 (4.44%) Hibernate
11 6 (4.44%) Sass
12 5 (3.70%) JAX-RS
12 5 (3.70%) jQuery
12 5 (3.70%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.44%) User Experience
3 4 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.22%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.48%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.48%) Equities
5 2 (1.48%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (1.48%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.48%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.74%) e-Health
6 1 (0.74%) iSeries
6 1 (0.74%) Life Science
6 1 (0.74%) LIMS
6 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.74%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.81%) Linux
2 7 (5.19%) Unix
3 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.74%) OS/400
3 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (19.26%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (15.56%) Workflow
4 20 (14.81%) CRM
4 20 (14.81%) Data Migration
4 20 (14.81%) Migration
4 20 (14.81%) Workflow Development
5 18 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 17 (12.59%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 16 (11.85%) MVC
7 16 (11.85%) Scrum
8 15 (11.11%) Front End Development
9 12 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (8.15%) DevOps
11 9 (6.67%) Computer Science
12 8 (5.93%) Microservices
12 8 (5.93%) OO
12 8 (5.93%) SDLC
12 8 (5.93%) Web Development
13 7 (5.19%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 52 (38.52%) JavaScript
2 48 (35.56%) C#
3 37 (27.41%) SQL
4 36 (26.67%) Java
5 16 (11.85%) Python
6 9 (6.67%) Perl
7 8 (5.93%) Scala
8 6 (4.44%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.70%) PHP
9 5 (3.70%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.96%) ES6
10 4 (2.96%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.96%) RPG
10 4 (2.96%) RPG IV
10 4 (2.96%) RPG/400
11 2 (1.48%) C
11 2 (1.48%) VB
12 1 (0.74%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.74%) Ruby
12 1 (0.74%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (5.19%) Degree
2 6 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.96%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.74%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.63%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.74%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (2.96%) Docker
2 1 (0.74%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.74%) Puppet
2 1 (0.74%) Salt
Vendors
1 30 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.93%) IBM
3 7 (5.19%) Sybase
4 6 (4.44%) Adobe
5 5 (3.70%) Oracle
6 4 (2.96%) Informatica
7 3 (2.22%) Curam
7 3 (2.22%) Google
8 2 (1.48%) SAP
8 2 (1.48%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.74%) Databricks
9 1 (0.74%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.74%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.74%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.74%) Tableau
9 1 (0.74%) Zend