Period
to 20 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

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.

Software Developer
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 98 98 93
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 12 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.78% 1.19% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.24% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 3
Glasgow median daily rate £425 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +17.86% +27.27%
10th Percentile £366 £294 £290
90th Percentile £438 £496 £370
Scotland median daily rate £406 £415 £375
% change year-on-year -2.11% +10.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - £52.17

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 1,477 1,697 1,215
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 96.04% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 876 990 647
Glasgow median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £261 £262 £234
90th Percentile £575 £538 £488
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 38 23
Glasgow median hourly rate £23.00 £16.68 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.89% -4.69% +26.24%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £12.60
90th Percentile £38.25 £35.75 £195.00
Scotland median hourly rate £21.92 £16.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +34.88% -35.00% +16.28%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Glasgow

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Glasgow

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 9 (75.00%) .NET
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Umbraco
3 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (50.00%) REST
4 5 (41.67%) Entity Framework
4 5 (41.67%) .NET Framework
4 5 (41.67%) MVC
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (41.67%) Sass
4 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (41.67%) Service Design
4 5 (41.67%) npm
4 5 (41.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 4 (33.33%) Task Automation
5 4 (33.33%) Cosmos DB
5 4 (33.33%) .NET Core
5 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 4 (33.33%) CRM
5 4 (33.33%) B2C
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) NUnit
5 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 4 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database

Software 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 6 (50.00%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (41.67%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (33.33%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (33.33%) MSTest
2 4 (33.33%) NUnit
2 4 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (8.33%) GitLab
3 1 (8.33%) gulp
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) JUnit
3 1 (8.33%) PVCS
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (8.33%) webpack
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) REST
3 5 (41.67%) .NET Framework
3 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (41.67%) Entity Framework
3 5 (41.67%) Sass
4 4 (33.33%) .NET Core
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
6 1 (8.33%) CSS
6 1 (8.33%) JMS
6 1 (8.33%) OOCSS
6 1 (8.33%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Robotics
2 2 (16.67%) User Experience
3 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 5 (41.67%) MVC
2 5 (41.67%) Service Design
3 4 (33.33%) B2C
3 4 (33.33%) CRM
3 4 (33.33%) Task Automation
3 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 3 (25.00%) Robotic Process Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Workflow
5 2 (16.67%) Data Science
5 2 (16.67%) Front End Development
6 1 (8.33%) Cross-Browser Development
6 1 (8.33%) Due Diligence
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Java
6 1 (8.33%) ES6
6 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Blue Prism
2 3 (25.00%) Pega
2 3 (25.00%) UiPath
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Dell
3 2 (16.67%) EMC
3 2 (16.67%) NetApp
3 2 (16.67%) VMware