Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 20 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.

Software Developer
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 92 92
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 21 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.17% 0.61% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.63% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 1
Glasgow median daily rate £438 £343 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.74% +24.55% -35.29%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £263
90th Percentile £500 £368 £288
Scotland median daily rate £408 £375 £335
% change year-on-year +8.67% +11.94% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £52.17 £41.25
% change year-on-year - +26.47% +5.77%

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 1,726 1,260 1,202
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 95.31% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 680 662
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £260 £242 £213
90th Percentile £538 £488 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.40% +1.20% +4.17%
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% -57.77%
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% -

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Glasgow over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 August 2018, 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 13 (61.90%) AngularJS
2 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 12 (57.14%) REST
3 11 (52.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (52.38%) CRM
3 11 (52.38%) Angular 2
4 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
5 9 (42.86%) C#
5 9 (42.86%) .NET
5 9 (42.86%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
6 8 (38.10%) MVC
6 8 (38.10%) .NET Framework
6 8 (38.10%) Entity Framework
7 7 (33.33%) MSTest
7 7 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 7 (33.33%) NUnit
7 7 (33.33%) T-SQL
7 7 (33.33%) .NET Core
7 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (33.33%) Docker
8 6 (28.57%) OAuth2
8 6 (28.57%) Linux
8 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 6 (28.57%) B2C
8 6 (28.57%) OAuth
9 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
9 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development

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 4 (19.05%) Umbraco
2 2 (9.52%) OpenROAD
Business Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (19.05%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (23.81%) Ingres
4 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.76%) Big Data
5 1 (4.76%) Neo4j
5 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 1 (4.76%) OrientDB
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MSTest
1 7 (33.33%) NUnit
2 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
3 4 (19.05%) gulp
3 4 (19.05%) webpack
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) Subversion
4 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) AngularJS
2 12 (57.14%) REST
3 11 (52.38%) Angular 2
4 9 (42.86%) .NET
5 8 (38.10%) .NET Framework
5 8 (38.10%) Entity Framework
6 7 (33.33%) .NET Core
6 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (28.57%) OAuth
7 6 (28.57%) OAuth2
8 5 (23.81%) CSS
9 4 (19.05%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (19.05%) OOCSS
9 4 (19.05%) Sass
10 2 (9.52%) SOAP
11 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (4.76%) jQuery
11 1 (4.76%) Middleware
11 1 (4.76%) Node.js
11 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) CRM
2 9 (42.86%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 8 (38.10%) MVC
4 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 6 (28.57%) B2C
6 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (19.05%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
7 4 (19.05%) Cross-Browser Development
7 4 (19.05%) DevOps
7 4 (19.05%) SEO
7 4 (19.05%) Service Design
7 4 (19.05%) SMACSS
7 4 (19.05%) Web Usability
8 3 (14.29%) Front End Development
9 2 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (9.52%) Workflow
10 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (4.76%) Open Source
10 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
10 1 (4.76%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) C#
3 7 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 4 (19.05%) ES6
6 3 (14.29%) Ingres ABF
6 3 (14.29%) Scala
6 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
7 2 (9.52%) Java
7 2 (9.52%) Python
8 1 (4.76%) C++
8 1 (4.76%) Groovy
8 1 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) SAP