Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £368 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Software Developer
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 81 96
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 11 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.84% 0.45% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.47% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Glasgow median daily rate £368 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.13% +10.34% +20.83%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £325
90th Percentile £434 £425 £388
Scotland median daily rate £380 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +15.15% -5.71% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £41.25 £25.50
% change year-on-year - +61.76% -

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 1259 1063 1624
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.70% 95.08% 95.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 568 842
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £213
90th Percentile £500 £471 £475
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 27 28
Glasgow median hourly rate £20.00 £13.38 £36.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.48% -63.20% +120.33%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £36.00 £41.35 £60.25
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%

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 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 9 (81.82%) Python
2 8 (72.73%) Client/Server
2 8 (72.73%) Perl
2 8 (72.73%) PKI
2 8 (72.73%) REST
3 7 (63.64%) Linux
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (27.27%) SQLite
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) Sybase
5 3 (27.27%) DB2
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) SSL
6 2 (18.18%) CRM
6 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (18.18%) Umbraco
6 2 (18.18%) SaaS
6 2 (18.18%) IaaS
6 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (18.18%) SDLC
6 2 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (9.09%) Docker
7 1 (9.09%) Microservices
7 1 (9.09%) Kubernetes
7 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
7 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
7 1 (9.09%) Finance

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 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) IaaS
1 2 (18.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) DB2
1 3 (27.27%) SQLite
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Client/Server
1 8 (72.73%) PKI
2 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) Python
2 8 (72.73%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Sybase