Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 622 499 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 34.87% 37.43% 27.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 36.20% 39.32% 28.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 311 193
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £263
90th Percentile £525 £488 £438
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £43.39 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +2.09% +4.29%

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 1,718 1,269 1,209
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.30% 95.20% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 677 671
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £260 £246 £213
90th Percentile £538 £491 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 15
Glasgow median hourly rate £15.43 £24.50 £13.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.02% +78.51% -56.70%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.75 £9.55
90th Percentile £35.00 £195.00 £39.35
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +27.50% +5.26%

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 August 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 16 August 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.

1 276 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (40.68%) JavaScript
3 229 (36.82%) Java
4 160 (25.72%) SQL
5 154 (24.76%) C#
6 144 (23.15%) HTML
7 135 (21.70%) AngularJS
8 132 (21.22%) Spring
9 124 (19.94%) Finance
10 123 (19.77%) CSS
11 117 (18.81%) .NET
12 103 (16.56%) Python
13 101 (16.24%) REST
14 97 (15.59%) SQL Server
15 93 (14.95%) Microsoft
16 92 (14.79%) Oracle
17 87 (13.99%) MVC
18 86 (13.83%) Relational Database
19 85 (13.67%) CRM
19 85 (13.67%) OO
20 84 (13.50%) Git (software)
20 84 (13.50%) Microsoft Azure
21 78 (12.54%) Dynamics CRM
22 77 (12.38%) HTML5
23 75 (12.06%) TDD
24 74 (11.90%) Scrum
25 72 (11.58%) Hibernate
26 70 (11.25%) SOAP
27 64 (10.29%) ASP.NET
27 64 (10.29%) Unix

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 28 (4.50%) Tomcat
2 20 (3.22%) JBoss
2 20 (3.22%) Jetty
3 18 (2.89%) Umbraco
4 17 (2.73%) WebLogic
5 12 (1.93%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.61%) Apache Spark
6 10 (1.61%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.45%) Confluence
7 9 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.96%) Apache
9 3 (0.48%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.32%) OpenROAD
10 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.16%) IIS
11 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 78 (12.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.96%) AquaLogic BPM
3 6 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.64%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 2 (0.32%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.16%) Magento
6 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.16%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 84 (13.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (5.95%) Dynamics 365
3 14 (2.25%) PaaS
4 12 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (1.77%) npm
6 9 (1.45%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (0.80%) GitHub
8 4 (0.64%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.48%) Office 365
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.16%) Akamai
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.16%) Boomi
10 1 (0.16%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.45%) AMQP
2 4 (0.64%) DSL
3 3 (0.48%) FTP
4 2 (0.32%) Internet
5 1 (0.16%) Broadband
5 1 (0.16%) Firewall
5 1 (0.16%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.16%) SAN
5 1 (0.16%) Skype
5 1 (0.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (15.59%) SQL Server
2 86 (13.83%) Relational Database
3 48 (7.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (6.43%) Hadoop
5 36 (5.79%) NoSQL
6 32 (5.14%) Azure SQL Database
7 30 (4.82%) MongoDB
7 30 (4.82%) RDBMS
8 27 (4.34%) Big Data
9 22 (3.54%) DB2
9 22 (3.54%) MySQL
10 20 (3.22%) SQLite
11 19 (3.05%) Oracle Database
11 19 (3.05%) Redis
11 19 (3.05%) Riak
11 19 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
12 18 (2.89%) Power BI
13 17 (2.73%) Couchbase
14 11 (1.77%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 84 (13.50%) Git (software)
2 50 (8.04%) Jenkins
3 38 (6.11%) Maven
4 27 (4.34%) Gradle
5 25 (4.02%) JUnit
6 24 (3.86%) Eclipse
7 23 (3.70%) JIRA
8 21 (3.38%) gulp
9 20 (3.22%) Cucumber
10 19 (3.05%) webpack
11 18 (2.89%) Selenium
11 18 (2.89%) Visual Studio
12 17 (2.73%) NUnit
12 17 (2.73%) Xcode
13 15 (2.41%) Bitbucket
13 15 (2.41%) MSTest
13 15 (2.41%) Subversion
14 14 (2.25%) Vagrant
15 13 (2.09%) FitNesse
16 10 (1.61%) Hudson
General
1 124 (19.94%) Finance
2 54 (8.68%) Banking
3 17 (2.73%) Investment Banking
4 11 (1.77%) Retail
5 9 (1.45%) Games
5 9 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.29%) Marketing
7 7 (1.13%) Electronics
7 7 (1.13%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.96%) Front Office
9 5 (0.80%) Legal
10 3 (0.48%) Advertising
11 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.16%) Law
11 1 (0.16%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (23.15%) HTML
2 135 (21.70%) AngularJS
3 132 (21.22%) Spring
4 123 (19.77%) CSS
5 117 (18.81%) .NET
6 101 (16.24%) REST
7 77 (12.38%) HTML5
8 72 (11.58%) Hibernate
9 70 (11.25%) SOAP
10 64 (10.29%) ASP.NET
11 56 (9.00%) RESTful
12 55 (8.84%) JSON
13 51 (8.20%) .NET Framework
14 50 (8.04%) XML
15 47 (7.56%) Web Services
16 43 (6.91%) Entity Framework
17 41 (6.59%) Angular 2
17 41 (6.59%) React
18 38 (6.11%) jQuery
19 37 (5.95%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (7.56%) Enterprise Software
3 30 (4.82%) User Experience
4 23 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.89%) Derivative
6 15 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (2.41%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.13%) Fintech
8 7 (1.13%) Reference Data
9 6 (0.96%) Cloud Native
9 6 (0.96%) OTC Derivatives
9 6 (0.96%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.80%) Equity Derivative
10 5 (0.80%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.64%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (0.64%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 64 (10.29%) Unix
2 58 (9.32%) Linux
3 47 (7.56%) Apple iOS
4 22 (3.54%) Android
5 7 (1.13%) Windows
6 2 (0.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (13.99%) MVC
3 85 (13.67%) CRM
3 85 (13.67%) OO
4 75 (12.06%) TDD
5 74 (11.90%) Scrum
6 63 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
7 59 (9.49%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 53 (8.52%) Unit Testing
9 52 (8.36%) Test Automation
10 50 (8.04%) SDLC
11 42 (6.75%) Multithreading
12 41 (6.59%) ETL
13 38 (6.11%) Front End Development
13 38 (6.11%) Service Design
14 37 (5.95%) Analytics
14 37 (5.95%) Data Modelling
15 34 (5.47%) Web Development
16 33 (5.31%) iOS Development
16 33 (5.31%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 253 (40.68%) JavaScript
2 229 (36.82%) Java
3 160 (25.72%) SQL
4 154 (24.76%) C#
5 103 (16.56%) Python
6 40 (6.43%) Scala
7 34 (5.47%) T-SQL
8 32 (5.14%) Apple Swift
8 32 (5.14%) Java 8
9 28 (4.50%) Objective-C
10 26 (4.18%) Shell Script
11 25 (4.02%) C++
12 22 (3.54%) Perl
13 18 (2.89%) ES6
14 16 (2.57%) PL/SQL
15 13 (2.09%) Bash Shell
16 11 (1.77%) TypeScript
17 10 (1.61%) Ruby
18 9 (1.45%) Groovy
18 9 (1.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (3.70%) Degree
2 14 (2.25%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.32%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.16%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.09%) Data Quality
1 13 (2.09%) QA
2 4 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.32%) PMO
4 1 (0.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 44 (7.07%) Docker
2 3 (0.48%) HDFS
3 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (2.89%) Puppet
2 17 (2.73%) Ansible
3 15 (2.41%) Cobbler
4 6 (0.96%) Kibana
5 4 (0.64%) Control-M
6 1 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.16%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.16%) logstash
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Flashback
6 1 (0.16%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 93 (14.95%) Microsoft
2 92 (14.79%) Oracle
3 18 (2.89%) IBM
3 18 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
3 18 (2.89%) SAP
4 15 (2.41%) Informatica
4 15 (2.41%) Perforce
5 14 (2.25%) Splunk
6 13 (2.09%) Google
7 10 (1.61%) Tableau
8 9 (1.45%) TIBCO
8 9 (1.45%) Xamarin
9 8 (1.29%) Sybase
10 6 (0.96%) Apple
11 2 (0.32%) Adobe
11 2 (0.32%) Capita
11 2 (0.32%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.32%) Sage
11 2 (0.32%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.32%) Sonatype