Period
to 7 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 7 April 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 271 477 434
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Glasgow 24.50% 32.30% 32.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.91% 33.97% 33.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 343 281
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £588 £525 £488
Scotland median daily rate £438 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £65.25
% change year-on-year - -46.36% +25.48%

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 1,046 1,404 1,301
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 95.06% 96.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 902 776
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.53%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £253
90th Percentile £588 £556 £500
Scotland median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 37 24
Median hourly rate £19.75 £15.81 £22.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.92% -28.51% +39.18%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.25 £10.15
90th Percentile £35.00 £39.30 £39.25
Median hourly rate £20.03 £17.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.14% +1.14% +1.04%

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 7 April 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 7 April 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.

1 106 (39.11%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (31.00%) JavaScript
3 78 (28.78%) .NET
4 74 (27.31%) SQL
4 74 (27.31%) Azure
5 70 (25.83%) Java
6 53 (19.56%) C#
7 47 (17.34%) HTML
7 47 (17.34%) CSS
7 47 (17.34%) React
8 44 (16.24%) Public Sector
9 39 (14.39%) Finance
10 37 (13.65%) SQL Server
10 37 (13.65%) Microservices
11 34 (12.55%) AngularJS
12 29 (10.70%) .NET Core
12 29 (10.70%) Git (software)
13 28 (10.33%) Web Development
14 27 (9.96%) Scala
15 26 (9.59%) MVC
15 26 (9.59%) TDD
15 26 (9.59%) Hadoop
15 26 (9.59%) Spring
15 26 (9.59%) Redux
15 26 (9.59%) DevOps
16 25 (9.23%) Kafka
16 25 (9.23%) Front End Development
16 25 (9.23%) Microsoft
17 24 (8.86%) Scrum
17 24 (8.86%) Big Data

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 (8.49%) Apache Spark
2 9 (3.32%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 7 (2.58%) CMS
3 7 (2.58%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.85%) Apache
4 5 (1.85%) Appian
5 4 (1.48%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.11%) nginx
7 2 (0.74%) Confluence
7 2 (0.74%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.37%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.37%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.37%) Liferay
8 1 (0.37%) Mule
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.37%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) Primavera
2 3 (1.11%) Sonata
3 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 74 (27.31%) Azure
2 17 (6.27%) PaaS
3 15 (5.54%) AWS
4 12 (4.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (3.32%) IaaS
6 7 (2.58%) OpenShift
7 6 (2.21%) Serverless
8 5 (1.85%) GitHub
9 4 (1.48%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (1.48%) Azure Functions
10 3 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.11%) npm
10 3 (1.11%) Power Platform
10 3 (1.11%) Slack
11 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.74%) GCP
12 1 (0.37%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.85%) FTP
1 5 (1.85%) HTTP
2 4 (1.48%) SSL
3 2 (0.74%) Internet
3 2 (0.74%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.65%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.59%) Hadoop
3 24 (8.86%) Big Data
4 22 (8.12%) MongoDB
5 20 (7.38%) Spark SQL
6 19 (7.01%) HBase
6 19 (7.01%) Impala
7 18 (6.64%) Apache Hive
8 15 (5.54%) DB2
8 15 (5.54%) NoSQL
9 12 (4.43%) OLTP
10 10 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (3.69%) Relational Database
11 9 (3.32%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (2.95%) MySQL
13 6 (2.21%) dBASE
14 5 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (10.70%) Git (software)
2 21 (7.75%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.80%) JIRA
4 12 (4.43%) Subversion
5 10 (3.69%) GitLab
6 8 (2.95%) Maven
7 5 (1.85%) Axure RP
7 5 (1.85%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.85%) Gradle
7 5 (1.85%) JUnit
8 4 (1.48%) Ant
8 4 (1.48%) NUnit
9 3 (1.11%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.74%) Android Studio
10 2 (0.74%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.74%) fastlane
10 2 (0.74%) gulp
10 2 (0.74%) IBM UrbanCode
10 2 (0.74%) Moq
10 2 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (16.24%) Public Sector
2 39 (14.39%) Finance
3 17 (6.27%) Banking
4 12 (4.43%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.21%) Electronics
5 6 (2.21%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.21%) Marketing
5 6 (2.21%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.11%) International Banking
7 2 (0.74%) Law
8 1 (0.37%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (28.78%) .NET
2 47 (17.34%) CSS
2 47 (17.34%) HTML
2 47 (17.34%) React
3 34 (12.55%) AngularJS
4 29 (10.70%) .NET Core
5 26 (9.59%) Redux
5 26 (9.59%) Spring
6 25 (9.23%) Kafka
7 23 (8.49%) RESTful
8 21 (7.75%) REST
8 21 (7.75%) Web Services
9 19 (7.01%) Node.js
10 18 (6.64%) .NET Framework
10 18 (6.64%) ASP.NET
10 18 (6.64%) SOAP
10 18 (6.64%) Spring Boot
10 18 (6.64%) XML
11 16 (5.90%) RabbitMQ
12 15 (5.54%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.06%) User Experience
3 10 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.58%) Cloud Native
5 6 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.11%) iSeries
6 3 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.37%) Derivative
8 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.37%) e-Health
8 1 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.37%) Life Science
8 1 (0.37%) LIMS
8 1 (0.37%) PACS
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.75%) Linux
2 7 (2.58%) Unix
3 5 (1.85%) Android
4 4 (1.48%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.11%) Windows
6 2 (0.74%) Amazon Linux
6 2 (0.74%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (39.11%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (13.65%) Microservices
3 28 (10.33%) Web Development
4 26 (9.59%) DevOps
4 26 (9.59%) MVC
4 26 (9.59%) TDD
5 25 (9.23%) Front End Development
6 24 (8.86%) Scrum
7 23 (8.49%) Test Automation
7 23 (8.49%) Unit Testing
8 22 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (7.75%) Kanban
10 20 (7.38%) Data Development
10 20 (7.38%) Performance Tuning
10 20 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (6.64%) OO
13 17 (6.27%) Continuous Deployment
14 15 (5.54%) Pair Programming
15 13 (4.80%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (31.00%) JavaScript
2 74 (27.31%) SQL
3 70 (25.83%) Java
4 53 (19.56%) C#
5 27 (9.96%) Scala
6 23 (8.49%) Python
7 19 (7.01%) Java 8
8 15 (5.54%) Clojure
9 13 (4.80%) T-SQL
10 8 (2.95%) RPG
10 8 (2.95%) RPG IV
10 8 (2.95%) RPG/400
11 7 (2.58%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.85%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.85%) ES6
12 5 (1.85%) PHP
12 5 (1.85%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.85%) VB
13 4 (1.48%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.74%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 13 (4.80%) BPSS Clearance
2 10 (3.69%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.32%) Degree
4 4 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.95%) QA
2 4 (1.48%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.37%) HL7
3 1 (0.37%) WAI
3 1 (0.37%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (7.01%) HDFS
2 17 (6.27%) Docker
3 3 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.21%) Ansible
1 6 (2.21%) Terraform
2 5 (1.85%) logstash
3 3 (1.11%) Kibana
3 3 (1.11%) Packer
4 1 (0.37%) CloudHub
4 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 25 (9.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.95%) IBM
3 7 (2.58%) Adobe
3 7 (2.58%) SAP
4 6 (2.21%) Oracle
5 3 (1.11%) Cloudera
5 3 (1.11%) Hortonworks
5 3 (1.11%) Pega
5 3 (1.11%) VMware
6 2 (0.74%) Apple
6 2 (0.74%) Blue Prism
6 2 (0.74%) Curam
6 2 (0.74%) Google
6 2 (0.74%) MuleSoft
6 2 (0.74%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.37%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.37%) Sybase
7 1 (0.37%) Tableau
7 1 (0.37%) TIBCO