Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 479 296 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 36.90% 26.36% 21.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 38.23% 27.87% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 150 184
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +3.21% -
10th Percentile £313 £263 £243
90th Percentile £488 £438 £438
Scotland median daily rate £380 £363 £365
% change year-on-year +4.83% -0.68% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Glasgow median hourly rate - - £65.00
Scotland median hourly rate £43.39 £46.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.93% +23.00% -6.25%

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 1253 1062 1639
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.53% 94.57% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 569 853
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £223
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 27 30
Glasgow median hourly rate £19.50 £13.38 £30.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.74% -56.24% +85.30%
10th Percentile £10.35 £9.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £36.50 £41.35 £56.75
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.50 £23.35
% change year-on-year +22.48% -29.34% +33.43%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 225 (46.97%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (41.96%) Java
3 191 (39.87%) JavaScript
4 140 (29.23%) HTML
5 129 (26.93%) CSS
6 126 (26.30%) SQL
7 101 (21.09%) AngularJS
8 100 (20.88%) Spring
9 86 (17.95%) TDD
10 82 (17.12%) Finance
11 81 (16.91%) Git (software)
12 77 (16.08%) HTML5
12 77 (16.08%) C#
13 72 (15.03%) Linux
14 70 (14.61%) OO
15 69 (14.41%) Scrum
15 69 (14.41%) React
16 67 (13.99%) .NET
17 61 (12.73%) Front End Development
18 58 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
19 57 (11.90%) Relational Database
20 55 (11.48%) Hibernate
21 54 (11.27%) CSS3
22 52 (10.86%) Unix
23 50 (10.44%) Web Development
24 49 (10.23%) Perl
24 49 (10.23%) Microsoft
25 48 (10.02%) Python
25 48 (10.02%) MVC
26 47 (9.81%) jQuery

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 16 (3.34%) Tomcat
2 13 (2.71%) JBoss
3 10 (2.09%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (1.67%) Jetty
4 8 (1.67%) SAS
4 8 (1.67%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.67%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.46%) Apache
5 7 (1.46%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.04%) CMS
6 5 (1.04%) Confluence
7 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.42%) IIS
8 2 (0.42%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.42%) Mule
8 2 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.21%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 16 (3.34%) Photoshop
2 10 (2.09%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.42%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.63%) Endur
4 2 (0.42%) Magento
5 1 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.21%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.67%) Amazon S3
3 8 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (1.25%) OpenShift
5 5 (1.04%) Office 365
5 5 (1.04%) PaaS
6 4 (0.84%) GitHub
7 3 (0.63%) IaaS
7 3 (0.63%) SaaS
8 2 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.42%) Google Play
8 2 (0.42%) Serverless
9 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.21%) npm
9 1 (0.21%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.46%) AMQP
2 3 (0.63%) Firewall
2 3 (0.63%) LDAP
2 3 (0.63%) SSL
3 2 (0.42%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.21%) DNS
4 1 (0.21%) HTTP
4 1 (0.21%) Internet
4 1 (0.21%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (11.90%) Relational Database
2 45 (9.39%) NoSQL
2 45 (9.39%) SQL Server
3 37 (7.72%) RDBMS
4 30 (6.26%) DB2
5 26 (5.43%) MongoDB
6 18 (3.76%) Hadoop
6 18 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (2.51%) Power BI
10 9 (1.88%) Data Mining
10 9 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.88%) SQLite
11 8 (1.67%) Couchbase
11 8 (1.67%) Redis
11 8 (1.67%) Riak
12 6 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.25%) Big Data
12 6 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 81 (16.91%) Git (software)
2 43 (8.98%) Maven
3 39 (8.14%) Jenkins
4 31 (6.47%) Subversion
5 28 (5.85%) Grunt
6 26 (5.43%) Mercurial
7 23 (4.80%) JUnit
8 19 (3.97%) Ant
8 19 (3.97%) gulp
9 13 (2.71%) Eclipse
10 12 (2.51%) Gradle
11 11 (2.30%) Visual Studio
12 10 (2.09%) Android Studio
12 10 (2.09%) Selenium
12 10 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (1.88%) JIRA
14 8 (1.67%) Cucumber
14 8 (1.67%) Vagrant
15 7 (1.46%) FitNesse
15 7 (1.46%) Hudson
General
1 82 (17.12%) Finance
2 21 (4.38%) Banking
3 15 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 9 (1.88%) Front Office
4 9 (1.88%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.46%) Marketing
7 6 (1.25%) Electronics
8 3 (0.63%) Publishing
8 3 (0.63%) Retail
9 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) Games
10 1 (0.21%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Legal
10 1 (0.21%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (29.23%) HTML
2 129 (26.93%) CSS
3 101 (21.09%) AngularJS
4 100 (20.88%) Spring
5 77 (16.08%) HTML5
6 69 (14.41%) React
7 67 (13.99%) .NET
8 55 (11.48%) Hibernate
9 54 (11.27%) CSS3
10 47 (9.81%) jQuery
11 41 (8.56%) ASP.NET
12 38 (7.93%) RESTful
13 36 (7.52%) REST
14 35 (7.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 32 (6.68%) Sass
15 32 (6.68%) Web Services
16 25 (5.22%) Node.js
17 22 (4.59%) LESS
17 22 (4.59%) XML
18 21 (4.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.56%) Data Structures
2 33 (6.89%) Algorithms
3 27 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.43%) User Experience
5 25 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (4.38%) Computer Science
7 19 (3.97%) PKI
8 13 (2.71%) Client/Server
8 13 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (2.30%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.25%) Derivative
11 6 (1.25%) STB
12 5 (1.04%) Equity Derivative
12 5 (1.04%) Fintech
13 4 (0.84%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.84%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (15.03%) Linux
2 52 (10.86%) Unix
3 24 (5.01%) Android
4 20 (4.18%) Windows
5 15 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.84%) Solaris
7 3 (0.63%) DC/OS
8 1 (0.21%) CentOS
8 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (46.97%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (17.95%) TDD
3 70 (14.61%) OO
4 69 (14.41%) Scrum
5 61 (12.73%) Front End Development
6 58 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (10.44%) Web Development
8 48 (10.02%) MVC
9 46 (9.60%) Test Automation
10 35 (7.31%) SDLC
11 34 (7.10%) BDD
12 30 (6.26%) Software Engineering
13 29 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
13 29 (6.05%) Microservices
14 24 (5.01%) Multithreading
15 22 (4.59%) Kanban
16 19 (3.97%) Android Development
17 17 (3.55%) Business Transformation
17 17 (3.55%) Mathematics
17 17 (3.55%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 201 (41.96%) Java
2 191 (39.87%) JavaScript
3 126 (26.30%) SQL
4 77 (16.08%) C#
5 49 (10.23%) Perl
6 48 (10.02%) Python
7 21 (4.38%) C++
8 18 (3.76%) TypeScript
9 17 (3.55%) Ruby
10 15 (3.13%) Scala
11 13 (2.71%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.30%) PowerShell
13 10 (2.09%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.88%) Apple Swift
14 9 (1.88%) ES6
14 9 (1.88%) Objective-C
15 7 (1.46%) PHP
15 7 (1.46%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.46%) XAML
16 6 (1.25%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 11 (2.30%) Degree
1 11 (2.30%) Security Cleared
2 7 (1.46%) BC Cleared
3 4 (0.84%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.63%) MCAD
4 3 (0.63%) MCSD
4 3 (0.63%) MCTS
4 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.21%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.30%) QA
2 5 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 19 (3.97%) Docker
2 3 (0.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (0.63%) NFS
3 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (3.76%) Ansible
2 12 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.09%) Puppet
4 8 (1.67%) Cobbler
5 6 (1.25%) Netcool
5 6 (1.25%) SCOM
6 5 (1.04%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.84%) WMI
8 3 (0.63%) Apache Brooklyn
8 3 (0.63%) Marathon
8 3 (0.63%) Mesos
9 1 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.21%) MOM
Vendors
1 49 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.52%) Sybase
3 25 (5.22%) Perforce
4 20 (4.18%) Oracle
5 13 (2.71%) Adobe
6 9 (1.88%) IBM
6 9 (1.88%) Splunk
7 8 (1.67%) TIBCO
8 7 (1.46%) Cloudera
8 7 (1.46%) CyberArk
9 6 (1.25%) SAP
10 5 (1.04%) Informatica
10 5 (1.04%) Tableau
10 5 (1.04%) Twitter
11 4 (0.84%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.63%) Google
12 3 (0.63%) OpenLink
13 2 (0.42%) Apple
13 2 (0.42%) Infragistics
13 2 (0.42%) VMware