The median contractor rate for a Developer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Highlands during the 3 months to 30 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.

Developer
Scotland / Highlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 - 1
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Highlands 6.25% - 42.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.67% - 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the Highlands. 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
Highlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 15 6 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Highlands 93.75% 60.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Median daily rate £325 £183 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.59% +83.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £32.00 £10.20 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +213.72% -15.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Highlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the Highlands

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Highlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in the Highlands

Developer
Contract Job Locations in the Highlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Highlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Inverness - 1 £275 -
Developer
Scotland

Developer Skill Set
Top 8 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Highlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Highlands region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Physics
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (100.00%) ISO13485

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Highlands 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:

Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Physics
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (100.00%) ISO13485