Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

Academic Degree
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 40 26
Rank change year-on-year -7 -14 +21
Contract jobs citing Degree 239 205 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.45% 4.23% 6.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.08% 29.20% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 116 165
Scotland median daily rate £400 £373 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +12.88% -5.71%
10th Percentile £207 £206 £211
90th Percentile £538 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 12
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -27.50% +173.50%
10th Percentile £12.74 £11.25 £25.70
90th Percentile £35.10 £43.39 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £31.58 £27.50
% change year-on-year +14.00% +14.84% -15.38%

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 851 702 1,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.84% 14.50% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 390 654
Scotland median daily rate £375 £361 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +9.47% -2.22%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £224
90th Percentile £525 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 51 38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £28.80 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.80% -20.00% +37.30%
10th Percentile £12.98 £13.25 £12.55
90th Percentile £55.25 £46.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £24.98 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year -9.16% +3.77% +10.42%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Scotland

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Scotland

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Scotland

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Scotland

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Scotland

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +16 110 £400 +8.11% 37
Edinburgh -20 82 £400 +5.96% 80
Renfrewshire -9 23 £418 +22.97%
Dundee -5 6 £225 -30.34% 5
Highlands - 5 - - 3
West Lothian +3 2 £300 +50.00% 6
Aberdeen -1 2 - - 9
Inverclyde +3 1 - -
South Lanarkshire -7 1 - -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Degree.

1 79 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (32.22%) Java
2 77 (32.22%) Computer Science
3 59 (24.69%) SQL
4 53 (22.18%) Finance
5 52 (21.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 50 (20.92%) Microsoft
7 47 (19.67%) Problem-Solving
8 41 (17.15%) Project Management
9 39 (16.32%) Analytical Skills
10 38 (15.90%) Analytics
10 38 (15.90%) Windows
11 36 (15.06%) JavaScript
12 34 (14.23%) Spring
13 30 (12.55%) Windows Server
14 28 (11.72%) Oracle
15 27 (11.30%) CSS
15 27 (11.30%) PowerShell
16 26 (10.88%) Office 365
16 26 (10.88%) HTML
17 25 (10.46%) SharePoint
17 25 (10.46%) Risk Management
18 24 (10.04%) MCSE
18 24 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
18 24 (10.04%) REST
19 23 (9.62%) Software Engineering
19 23 (9.62%) Enterprise Software
20 22 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
20 22 (9.21%) Banking
20 22 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 25 (10.46%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (5.44%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.02%) Apache Spark
4 11 (4.60%) Skype for Business
5 10 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (4.18%) IIS
5 10 (4.18%) Office Communications Server
5 10 (4.18%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (4.18%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (4.18%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (2.51%) Apache
6 6 (2.51%) CMS
6 6 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.51%) OpenStack
7 5 (2.09%) SAS
7 5 (2.09%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.09%) WordPress
8 3 (1.26%) Drupal
Applications
1 20 (8.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (7.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (6.69%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (4.18%) InfoPath
5 5 (2.09%) InVision
5 5 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (2.09%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.42%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.42%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.42%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.42%) EViews
7 1 (0.42%) Maya
7 1 (0.42%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.42%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.42%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.42%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.88%) Office 365
2 10 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 5 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.67%) IaaS
6 4 (1.67%) PaaS
6 4 (1.67%) SaaS
7 2 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.84%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.42%) Akamai
8 1 (0.42%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.42%) Firebase
8 1 (0.42%) GitHub
8 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.42%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.42%) Heroku
8 1 (0.42%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.18%) DNS
1 10 (4.18%) Skype
2 7 (2.93%) DHCP
3 5 (2.09%) WAN
3 5 (2.09%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.67%) Firewall
4 4 (1.67%) LAN
4 4 (1.67%) Unified Communications
5 3 (1.26%) BGP
5 3 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.26%) IPv6
5 3 (1.26%) OSPF
6 2 (0.84%) AMQP
6 2 (0.84%) IPv4
7 1 (0.42%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.42%) HTTP
7 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.42%) SAN
7 1 (0.42%) SSL
7 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.53%) NoSQL
3 16 (6.69%) Oracle Database
4 15 (6.28%) MongoDB
5 14 (5.86%) Hadoop
6 13 (5.44%) Oracle Database 12c
7 10 (4.18%) Impala
8 9 (3.77%) Relational Database
9 7 (2.93%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (2.93%) QlikView
10 5 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.67%) DB2
11 4 (1.67%) MySQL
12 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.84%) Big Data
13 2 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.84%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.84%) Spotfire
13 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (5.44%) Oracle Forms
2 10 (4.18%) Visual Studio
3 9 (3.77%) JIRA
3 9 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (3.35%) Axure RP
4 8 (3.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (1.26%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.84%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.84%) JUnit
6 2 (0.84%) MSI
6 2 (0.84%) Subversion
7 1 (0.42%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.42%) CppUnit
7 1 (0.42%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.42%) Hudson
7 1 (0.42%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.42%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.42%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.42%) Xcode
General
1 53 (22.18%) Finance
2 22 (9.21%) Banking
3 17 (7.11%) Games
4 9 (3.77%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.35%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.51%) Legal
6 6 (2.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.67%) Marketing
8 3 (1.26%) Law
9 2 (0.84%) Advertising
9 2 (0.84%) Automotive
9 2 (0.84%) Front Office
9 2 (0.84%) Publishing
9 2 (0.84%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.42%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.42%) French Language
10 1 (0.42%) German Language
10 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (23.43%) Developer
2 33 (13.81%) Analyst
3 28 (11.72%) Architect
4 19 (7.95%) Designer
5 16 (6.69%) Senior Developer
6 15 (6.28%) Project Manager
7 13 (5.44%) Java Developer
8 12 (5.02%) Software Engineer
9 10 (4.18%) Data Analyst
10 9 (3.77%) JavaScript Developer
10 9 (3.77%) Risk Analyst
10 9 (3.77%) Scala Software Engineer
10 9 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.35%) Digital Architect
11 8 (3.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 8 (3.35%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 8 (3.35%) Senior JavaScript Developer
12 7 (2.93%) Consultant
12 7 (2.93%) Full Stack Developer
13 6 (2.51%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (14.23%) Spring
2 27 (11.30%) CSS
3 26 (10.88%) HTML
4 24 (10.04%) REST
5 16 (6.69%) .NET
5 16 (6.69%) SOAP
6 15 (6.28%) Web Services
6 15 (6.28%) XML
7 14 (5.86%) AngularJS
7 14 (5.86%) HTML5
7 14 (5.86%) Kafka
8 13 (5.44%) J2EE
9 12 (5.02%) Hibernate
9 12 (5.02%) jQuery
9 12 (5.02%) JSON
10 11 (4.60%) RESTful
11 10 (4.18%) Akka
11 10 (4.18%) XSLT
12 9 (3.77%) Apache Camel
13 7 (2.93%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 77 (32.22%) Computer Science
2 39 (16.32%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (9.62%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (4.18%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.77%) User Experience
6 7 (2.93%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.51%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.51%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.09%) Social Media
9 4 (1.67%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.26%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.26%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.26%) SCADA
11 2 (0.84%) Blog
11 2 (0.84%) Derivative
11 2 (0.84%) PMI
11 2 (0.84%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (15.90%) Windows
2 30 (12.55%) Windows Server
3 22 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (8.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (3.35%) Android
5 8 (3.35%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.35%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.09%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.26%) Linux
8 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (19.67%) Problem-Solving
3 41 (17.15%) Project Management
4 38 (15.90%) Analytics
5 25 (10.46%) Risk Management
6 23 (9.62%) Software Engineering
7 22 (9.21%) Migration
8 20 (8.37%) Collaborative Working
8 20 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (8.37%) Scrum
9 19 (7.95%) Software Delivery
9 19 (7.95%) Test Automation
10 18 (7.53%) Mathematics
10 18 (7.53%) PRINCE2
11 17 (7.11%) Coaching
12 16 (6.69%) TDD
12 16 (6.69%) Waterfall
13 15 (6.28%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (5.86%) Enterprise Architecture
14 14 (5.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 77 (32.22%) Java
2 59 (24.69%) SQL
3 36 (15.06%) JavaScript
4 27 (11.30%) PowerShell
5 19 (7.95%) Scala
6 18 (7.53%) C#
6 18 (7.53%) Java 8
7 15 (6.28%) PL/SQL
8 8 (3.35%) Python
9 6 (2.51%) R
10 5 (2.09%) C++
11 4 (1.67%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.26%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.26%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.26%) VBScript
13 2 (0.84%) C
13 2 (0.84%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.84%) Perl
13 2 (0.84%) PHP
13 2 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (21.76%) Computer Science Degree
2 24 (10.04%) MCSE
2 24 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (8.79%) Security Cleared
4 15 (6.28%) SC Cleared
5 11 (4.60%) PMI Certification
6 10 (4.18%) PMP
7 8 (3.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (2.93%) CISA
8 7 (2.93%) CISSP
9 5 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.09%) ISACA
9 5 (2.09%) Postgraduate
10 4 (1.67%) CCNP
10 4 (1.67%) ISEB
10 4 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (1.26%) CCNA
11 3 (1.26%) Master's Degree
11 3 (1.26%) MCSA
11 3 (1.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.69%) QA
2 9 (3.77%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.51%) PMO
4 5 (2.09%) SSAE 16
5 4 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.67%) ISO 13485
6 3 (1.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (1.26%) GAMP
6 3 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.26%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.42%) GDPR
7 1 (0.42%) IFRS
7 1 (0.42%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (7.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.51%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.26%) XenApp
4 2 (0.84%) Firmware
4 2 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.84%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.84%) XenServer
5 1 (0.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.67%) SCCM
2 3 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.84%) WSUS
4 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.42%) MOM
4 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 50 (20.92%) Microsoft
2 28 (11.72%) Oracle
3 13 (5.44%) Adobe
4 9 (3.77%) Nintex
5 7 (2.93%) Citrix
5 7 (2.93%) Tableau
6 5 (2.09%) VMware
7 4 (1.67%) Cisco
7 4 (1.67%) Google
7 4 (1.67%) IBM
7 4 (1.67%) Informatica
7 4 (1.67%) Talend
7 4 (1.67%) Vermilion
8 3 (1.26%) Brocade
8 3 (1.26%) Ivanti
9 2 (0.84%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.84%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.84%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.42%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.42%) Rackspace