Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 549 515 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 32.66% 38.35% 27.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 34.06% 39.89% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 311 182
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £259
90th Percentile £525 £488 £438
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £43.39 £41.25
% change year-on-year - +5.19% +10.00%

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 1,612 1,291 1,169
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.13% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 672 639
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £245 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 49 24
Glasgow median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £13.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +46.09% -39.82%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £35.10 £41.05 £42.18
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year -19.54% +14.47% -5.00%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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.

1 252 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (42.08%) Java
3 172 (31.33%) JavaScript
4 136 (24.77%) SQL
5 134 (24.41%) Spring
6 121 (22.04%) Finance
7 117 (21.31%) C#
8 111 (20.22%) HTML
9 97 (17.67%) Oracle
10 89 (16.21%) AngularJS
11 86 (15.66%) .NET
11 86 (15.66%) Python
12 83 (15.12%) OO
12 83 (15.12%) CSS
13 76 (13.84%) Git (software)
14 75 (13.66%) Relational Database
15 74 (13.48%) Hibernate
16 72 (13.11%) SQL Server
17 71 (12.93%) Test Automation
18 66 (12.02%) REST
18 66 (12.02%) MVC
18 66 (12.02%) Problem-Solving
19 65 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
20 62 (11.29%) HTML5
20 62 (11.29%) SOAP
21 61 (11.11%) Scrum
22 59 (10.75%) TDD
23 58 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
24 57 (10.38%) ASP.NET
25 55 (10.02%) SDLC

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 23 (4.19%) Tomcat
2 15 (2.73%) JBoss
3 14 (2.55%) Jetty
4 13 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.37%) WebLogic
4 13 (2.37%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.46%) Cloud Foundry
6 7 (1.28%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.09%) CMS
7 6 (1.09%) Confluence
7 6 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.55%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.55%) Drupal
10 2 (0.36%) Apache
10 2 (0.36%) IIS
10 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.36%) WordPress
11 1 (0.18%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (5.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.82%) AquaLogic BPM
2 10 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.73%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 65 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
3 14 (2.55%) PaaS
4 12 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (1.64%) Azure Data Factory
6 6 (1.09%) GitHub
7 4 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.73%) Office 365
7 4 (0.73%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.55%) IaaS
9 2 (0.36%) NuGet
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.18%) Akamai
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.18%) Apple Pay
10 1 (0.18%) Boomi
10 1 (0.18%) Firebase
10 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.18%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.18%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.64%) AMQP
2 3 (0.55%) FTP
3 2 (0.36%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.36%) Internet
3 2 (0.36%) NFC
4 1 (0.18%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (13.66%) Relational Database
2 72 (13.11%) SQL Server
3 34 (6.19%) Hadoop
4 32 (5.83%) NoSQL
5 31 (5.65%) SQLite
6 30 (5.46%) DB2
7 28 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (4.92%) MySQL
8 27 (4.92%) RDBMS
9 26 (4.74%) Big Data
9 26 (4.74%) MongoDB
10 25 (4.55%) Power BI
11 19 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (3.46%) Oracle Database
12 17 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (2.73%) Redis
13 15 (2.73%) Riak
14 14 (2.55%) Pentaho
15 13 (2.37%) Couchbase
16 12 (2.19%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 76 (13.84%) Git (software)
2 46 (8.38%) Jenkins
3 40 (7.29%) JIRA
4 29 (5.28%) Maven
5 23 (4.19%) Selenium
6 21 (3.83%) JUnit
7 20 (3.64%) FitNesse
7 20 (3.64%) Gradle
7 20 (3.64%) Visual Studio
8 18 (3.28%) Bitbucket
8 18 (3.28%) Xcode
9 15 (2.73%) Eclipse
10 14 (2.55%) Cucumber
11 13 (2.37%) Subversion
12 11 (2.00%) Vagrant
13 10 (1.82%) webpack
14 8 (1.46%) CocoaPods
14 8 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (1.28%) Hudson
15 7 (1.28%) IntelliJ
General
1 121 (22.04%) Finance
2 54 (9.84%) Banking
3 22 (4.01%) Investment Banking
4 11 (2.00%) Games
5 10 (1.82%) Front Office
6 4 (0.73%) Legal
6 4 (0.73%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.73%) Marketing
6 4 (0.73%) Retail
7 2 (0.36%) Advertising
7 2 (0.36%) Electronics
7 2 (0.36%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (24.41%) Spring
2 111 (20.22%) HTML
3 89 (16.21%) AngularJS
4 86 (15.66%) .NET
5 83 (15.12%) CSS
6 74 (13.48%) Hibernate
7 66 (12.02%) REST
8 62 (11.29%) HTML5
8 62 (11.29%) SOAP
9 57 (10.38%) ASP.NET
10 54 (9.84%) React
11 52 (9.47%) RESTful
12 47 (8.56%) JSON
12 47 (8.56%) XML
13 45 (8.20%) Web Services
14 35 (6.38%) J2EE
15 33 (6.01%) Spring Boot
16 32 (5.83%) .NET Framework
17 30 (5.46%) ASP.NET MVC
17 30 (5.46%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 58 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (7.65%) Enterprise Software
3 27 (4.92%) Mobile App
4 24 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
5 23 (4.19%) User Experience
6 20 (3.64%) Computer Science
7 17 (3.10%) Derivative
8 16 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (2.37%) Reference Data
10 10 (1.82%) Private Cloud
11 8 (1.46%) Fintech
11 8 (1.46%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.28%) Cloud Native
12 7 (1.28%) Equity Derivative
13 4 (0.73%) AS400
13 4 (0.73%) OTC Derivatives
14 3 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
14 3 (0.55%) DataPower
14 3 (0.55%) Smartphone
15 2 (0.36%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 54 (9.84%) Linux
2 50 (9.11%) Apple iOS
2 50 (9.11%) Unix
3 35 (6.38%) Android
4 13 (2.37%) Windows
5 2 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (15.12%) OO
3 71 (12.93%) Test Automation
4 66 (12.02%) MVC
4 66 (12.02%) Problem-Solving
5 61 (11.11%) Scrum
6 59 (10.75%) TDD
7 55 (10.02%) SDLC
8 49 (8.93%) ETL
9 48 (8.74%) Analytics
9 48 (8.74%) Web Development
10 44 (8.01%) Multithreading
11 42 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (7.29%) iOS Development
13 33 (6.01%) Microservices
14 31 (5.65%) CRM
14 31 (5.65%) Data Modelling
14 31 (5.65%) Software Engineering
15 30 (5.46%) Mobile Development
15 30 (5.46%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 231 (42.08%) Java
2 172 (31.33%) JavaScript
3 136 (24.77%) SQL
4 117 (21.31%) C#
5 86 (15.66%) Python
6 38 (6.92%) Apple Swift
7 37 (6.74%) Scala
8 33 (6.01%) C++
8 33 (6.01%) Objective-C
9 32 (5.83%) Java 8
10 30 (5.46%) Perl
11 21 (3.83%) Shell Script
12 18 (3.28%) T-SQL
13 16 (2.91%) Groovy
14 15 (2.73%) PL/SQL
15 13 (2.37%) ES6
15 13 (2.37%) TypeScript
16 11 (2.00%) Bash Shell
16 11 (2.00%) XPath
17 9 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (4.92%) Degree
2 7 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (0.91%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.36%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.00%) QA
2 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.18%) GDPR
3 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (4.19%) Docker
2 3 (0.55%) HDFS
3 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (2.91%) Puppet
2 15 (2.73%) Ansible
3 11 (2.00%) Cobbler
4 4 (0.73%) Control-M
5 3 (0.55%) Salt
6 2 (0.36%) Kibana
6 2 (0.36%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.18%) logstash
7 1 (0.18%) SCCM
7 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 97 (17.67%) Oracle
2 52 (9.47%) Microsoft
3 21 (3.83%) Google
4 18 (3.28%) Informatica
5 17 (3.10%) IBM
6 16 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (1.82%) Tableau
8 9 (1.64%) Apple
8 9 (1.64%) Sybase
8 9 (1.64%) TIBCO
8 9 (1.64%) Xamarin
9 7 (1.28%) Perforce
10 5 (0.91%) SAP
11 4 (0.73%) Adobe
11 4 (0.73%) Splunk
12 3 (0.55%) SaltStack
13 2 (0.36%) Automation Anywhere
13 2 (0.36%) Omniture
13 2 (0.36%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.36%) Sonatype