Period
to 24 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 24 January 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
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 310 532 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 25.29% 34.12% 29.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.41% 35.56% 30.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 363 207
Glasgow median daily rate £438 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £318 £313
90th Percentile £588 £525 £459
Scotland median daily rate £430 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +4.24% +10.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% +31.58% -63.46%

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 1,174 1,496 1,123
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 95.96% 96.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 928 643
Glasgow median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £244 £250
90th Percentile £581 £538 £500
Scotland median daily rate £425 £405 £390
% change year-on-year +4.94% +3.85% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 31 36
Glasgow median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -10.00% +15.47%
10th Percentile £12.03 £11.17 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.75 £33.75
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +14.88%

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 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.

1 131 (42.26%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (34.52%) JavaScript
3 101 (32.58%) Java
4 98 (31.61%) SQL
5 81 (26.13%) Azure
6 69 (22.26%) .NET
7 62 (20.00%) C#
8 55 (17.74%) Public Sector
9 54 (17.42%) Finance
10 53 (17.10%) HTML
11 52 (16.77%) React
12 50 (16.13%) CSS
12 50 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
13 43 (13.87%) AngularJS
14 42 (13.55%) Spring
15 40 (12.90%) TDD
16 39 (12.58%) Microsoft
17 37 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
17 37 (11.94%) Microservices
18 35 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
18 35 (11.29%) Git (software)
19 33 (10.65%) Python
19 33 (10.65%) SQL Server
19 33 (10.65%) Big Data
20 31 (10.00%) RESTful
20 31 (10.00%) REST
20 31 (10.00%) Jenkins
21 30 (9.68%) Scala
21 30 (9.68%) Hadoop
21 30 (9.68%) Web Development

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 27 (8.71%) Apache Spark
2 12 (3.87%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.26%) Apache
4 6 (1.94%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.61%) Alfresco
5 5 (1.61%) Appian
5 5 (1.61%) CMS
6 4 (1.29%) nginx
7 3 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.97%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.97%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.97%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 81 (26.13%) Azure
2 23 (7.42%) AWS
3 16 (5.16%) PaaS
4 15 (4.84%) Power Platform
5 12 (3.87%) Serverless
6 11 (3.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (2.90%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (2.90%) IaaS
8 8 (2.58%) Azure Functions
8 8 (2.58%) Microsoft Flow
8 8 (2.58%) OpenShift
9 7 (2.26%) GCP
10 4 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (1.29%) GitHub
11 3 (0.97%) AWS CodeCommit
11 3 (0.97%) AWS CodeDeploy
11 3 (0.97%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.97%) Slack
12 2 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.65%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.87%) SSH
2 9 (2.90%) FTP
3 4 (1.29%) SSL
4 3 (0.97%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.65%) Big Data
1 33 (10.65%) SQL Server
2 30 (9.68%) Hadoop
3 21 (6.77%) MongoDB
4 20 (6.45%) DB2
4 20 (6.45%) Spark SQL
5 19 (6.13%) HBase
5 19 (6.13%) Impala
6 18 (5.81%) Apache Hive
7 15 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (4.19%) NoSQL
9 12 (3.87%) OLTP
10 11 (3.55%) MySQL
11 10 (3.23%) Relational Database
12 9 (2.90%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (2.26%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (2.26%) KDB
14 6 (1.94%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 35 (11.29%) Git (software)
2 31 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.84%) Maven
4 13 (4.19%) Gradle
5 11 (3.55%) JIRA
6 10 (3.23%) GitLab
6 10 (3.23%) JUnit
7 9 (2.90%) Subversion
8 7 (2.26%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.94%) Ant
10 5 (1.61%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.61%) webpack
11 4 (1.29%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.97%) Axure RP
12 3 (0.97%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.97%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.97%) gulp
12 3 (0.97%) Hudson
12 3 (0.97%) Mockito
12 3 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (17.74%) Public Sector
2 54 (17.42%) Finance
3 20 (6.45%) Banking
4 13 (4.19%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.58%) Marketing
6 7 (2.26%) Electronics
6 7 (2.26%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.97%) International Banking
7 3 (0.97%) Law
7 3 (0.97%) Retail
8 1 (0.32%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (22.26%) .NET
2 53 (17.10%) HTML
3 52 (16.77%) React
4 50 (16.13%) CSS
5 43 (13.87%) AngularJS
6 42 (13.55%) Spring
7 31 (10.00%) REST
7 31 (10.00%) RESTful
8 30 (9.68%) Web Services
9 28 (9.03%) Kafka
9 28 (9.03%) SOAP
10 27 (8.71%) JSON
10 27 (8.71%) XML
11 26 (8.39%) Redux
12 23 (7.42%) .NET Core
12 23 (7.42%) Spring Boot
13 21 (6.77%) HTML5
13 21 (6.77%) Node.js
14 17 (5.48%) .NET Framework
14 17 (5.48%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.84%) User Experience
3 12 (3.87%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.58%) Cloud Native
6 7 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.61%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (1.29%) Mashup
8 4 (1.29%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.97%) iSeries
9 3 (0.97%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.97%) Robotics
10 2 (0.65%) Derivative
11 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.32%) Animation
11 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.32%) iPhone
11 1 (0.32%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.35%) Linux
2 18 (5.81%) Unix
3 11 (3.55%) Android
4 6 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.29%) Windows
6 2 (0.65%) Amazon Linux
6 2 (0.65%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.65%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (42.26%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
3 40 (12.90%) TDD
4 37 (11.94%) Microservices
5 35 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
6 30 (9.68%) Web Development
7 29 (9.35%) Test Automation
8 28 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
8 28 (9.03%) OO
9 27 (8.71%) Pair Programming
10 25 (8.06%) Scrum
11 24 (7.74%) SDLC
12 23 (7.42%) Front End Development
12 23 (7.42%) OOP
13 22 (7.10%) Analytics
13 22 (7.10%) Workflow
14 21 (6.77%) Data Development
14 21 (6.77%) DevOps
14 21 (6.77%) Kanban
14 21 (6.77%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 107 (34.52%) JavaScript
2 101 (32.58%) Java
3 98 (31.61%) SQL
4 62 (20.00%) C#
5 33 (10.65%) Python
6 30 (9.68%) Scala
7 27 (8.71%) Java 8
8 15 (4.84%) Clojure
9 13 (4.19%) RPG
9 13 (4.19%) RPG IV
9 13 (4.19%) RPG/400
10 11 (3.55%) T-SQL
11 10 (3.23%) TypeScript
12 9 (2.90%) Groovy
12 9 (2.90%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.90%) VB
13 8 (2.58%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.94%) Ruby
15 5 (1.61%) Apple Swift
15 5 (1.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (4.19%) BPSS Clearance
2 10 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.90%) Degree
4 2 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.55%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.90%) QA
3 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.32%) WAI
3 1 (0.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 24 (7.74%) Docker
2 19 (6.13%) HDFS
3 4 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.61%) Ansible
1 5 (1.61%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.97%) Terraform
3 2 (0.65%) Kibana
3 2 (0.65%) logstash
3 2 (0.65%) Packer
4 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.32%) Puppet
4 1 (0.32%) Salt
Vendors
1 39 (12.58%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.23%) Google
3 7 (2.26%) SAP
4 6 (1.94%) Adobe
4 6 (1.94%) Pega
5 5 (1.61%) Blue Prism
5 5 (1.61%) IBM
6 4 (1.29%) Oracle
6 4 (1.29%) VMware
7 3 (0.97%) Cloudera
7 3 (0.97%) Hortonworks
7 3 (0.97%) UiPath
8 2 (0.65%) Apple
8 2 (0.65%) Facebook
8 2 (0.65%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.65%) Sybase
9 1 (0.32%) Lotus
9 1 (0.32%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.32%) Tableau