The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 3 months to 28 March 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.

Senior Developer
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 52 34
Rank change year-on-year +5 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 7 7 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.34% 1.21% 4.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.30% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 21
Median daily rate £350 £300 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £380 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.48% +14.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 494 537 823
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 94.27% 92.59% 96.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 300 485
Median daily rate £355 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.18% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 25
Median hourly rate £17.32 £16.00 £20.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.25% -22.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.49 £32.50 £80.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Glasgow

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Developer in Glasgow.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Glasgow

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Glasgow

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 8 (50.00%) HTML
3 8 (50.00%) Java
3 8 (50.00%) CSS
3 8 (50.00%) AngularJS
4 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
5 5 (31.25%) OO
5 5 (31.25%) MVC
5 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) .NET
6 4 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (25.00%) C#
6 4 (25.00%) XML
6 4 (25.00%) Front End Development
6 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (18.75%) Hudson
7 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (18.75%) JSON
7 3 (18.75%) jQuery
7 3 (18.75%) Android
7 3 (18.75%) Android Development
7 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
7 3 (18.75%) Twitter
7 3 (18.75%) GitHub
7 3 (18.75%) Unix
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 3 (18.75%) DB2

Senior 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) GitHub
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (18.75%) DB2
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 2 (12.50%) KDB
3 2 (12.50%) Kdb+
3 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (18.75%) Hudson
2 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 2 (12.50%) Subversion
4 1 (6.25%) Android Studio
4 1 (6.25%) Ant
4 1 (6.25%) Gradle
4 1 (6.25%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) Maven
4 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
4 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.25%) YouTrack
General
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 8 (50.00%) CSS
1 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
3 4 (25.00%) XML
4 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (18.75%) jQuery
4 3 (18.75%) JSON
4 3 (18.75%) SOAP
4 3 (18.75%) Spring
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 2 (12.50%) Android SDK
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (12.50%) Backbone.js
5 2 (12.50%) HTML5
5 2 (12.50%) Node.js
5 2 (12.50%) REST
5 2 (12.50%) RESTful
5 2 (12.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
1 1 (6.25%) Social Network
1 1 (6.25%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Android
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 5 (31.25%) MVC
3 5 (31.25%) OO
4 4 (25.00%) Front End Development
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) Android Development
5 3 (18.75%) OOD
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (18.75%) TDD
5 3 (18.75%) Web Development
6 2 (12.50%) Mobile Development
6 2 (12.50%) Refactoring
6 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) SDLC
6 2 (12.50%) Software Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Line Management
7 1 (6.25%) OOP
7 1 (6.25%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
2 8 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (12.50%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
6 1 (6.25%) PHP
6 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.25%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (6.25%) EMIR
1 1 (6.25%) MiFID
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Twitter
2 2 (12.50%) Sybase
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Facebook
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Perforce
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