Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 2017 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
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 29 50
Rank change year-on-year -11 +21 -14
Contract jobs citing Degree 207 274 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.14% 6.38% 3.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.36% 28.19% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 149 132
Scotland median daily rate £363 £330 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.85% -5.04% +0.01%
10th Percentile £206 £245 £136
90th Percentile £519 £450 £494
UK median daily rate £438 £415 £410
% change year-on-year +5.42% +1.22% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 8
Scotland median hourly rate £33.25 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.88% +60.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £11.25 £18.80 £11.93
90th Percentile £45.80 £52.00 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +16.36% -21.43% +16.67%

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 705 972 1002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.09% 22.63% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 600 533
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% -1.45% -0.58%
10th Percentile £207 £249 £213
90th Percentile £516 £463 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 35 26
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £36.00 £24.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +47.12% +25.49%
10th Percentile £12.77 £12.10 £13.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £48.70 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.60 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.56% +4.00% +31.58%

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 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -13 106 £375 -21.05% 27
Glasgow -8 54 £350 +7.69% 18
Aberdeen +7 15 £428 - 1
Renfrewshire -3 10 £340 +2.88%
West Lothian 0 4 £200 -42.86%
Dundee -1 4 £312 +176.89%
Highlands -2 4 - - 1
Inverclyde -2 3 £325 -21.21%
Fife -4 1 - - 3
South Lanarkshire - 1 £300 -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Degree.

1 83 (40.10%) Finance
2 72 (34.78%) Computer Science
3 56 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (24.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 43 (20.77%) Java
6 42 (20.29%) Analytical Skills
7 40 (19.32%) SQL
8 39 (18.84%) Microsoft
9 35 (16.91%) ITIL
10 34 (16.43%) Software Engineering
11 33 (15.94%) Spring
11 33 (15.94%) Project Management
11 33 (15.94%) Web Services
12 31 (14.98%) Windows
12 31 (14.98%) Linux
12 31 (14.98%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (14.01%) Oracle
14 28 (13.53%) Configuration Management
15 27 (13.04%) Scrum
15 27 (13.04%) RESTful
16 26 (12.56%) Cucumber
16 26 (12.56%) JSON
16 26 (12.56%) Jenkins
17 25 (12.08%) Git (software)
17 25 (12.08%) Management Information System
18 24 (11.59%) Risk Management
18 24 (11.59%) JMX
18 24 (11.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 24 (11.59%) Puppet
18 24 (11.59%) Mockito

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 13 (6.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (5.80%) IIS
3 11 (5.31%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.83%) SAS
5 7 (3.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (3.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (3.38%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (2.42%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.42%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.97%) Confluence
8 2 (0.97%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.48%) Apache
9 1 (0.48%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.48%) CMS
9 1 (0.48%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (2.90%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.97%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.97%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.48%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (7.73%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (1.93%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.59%) GitHub
2 17 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.31%) Office 365
4 8 (3.86%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.90%) SaaS
6 4 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.93%) IaaS
6 4 (1.93%) PaaS
7 3 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.48%) npm
8 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.11%) LAN
1 23 (11.11%) WAN
2 19 (9.18%) Firewall
3 11 (5.31%) Wireless
4 8 (3.86%) IP Telephony
5 7 (3.38%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.90%) BGP
7 5 (2.42%) MPLS
7 5 (2.42%) VPN
8 4 (1.93%) SNMP
8 4 (1.93%) SSH
9 3 (1.45%) BIG-IP
9 3 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.45%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.97%) CTI
10 2 (0.97%) DHCP
10 2 (0.97%) DNS
10 2 (0.97%) Network Security
10 2 (0.97%) OSPF
10 2 (0.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.35%) Big Data
2 9 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.38%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.38%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.38%) Spatial Data
4 5 (2.42%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.93%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.93%) SAS EBI
6 3 (1.45%) DB2
6 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.97%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.97%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.97%) Redis
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (12.56%) Cucumber
1 26 (12.56%) Jenkins
2 25 (12.08%) Git (software)
3 24 (11.59%) GitLab
3 24 (11.59%) Mockito
4 11 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.93%) JUnit
6 4 (1.93%) Selenium
7 3 (1.45%) JIRA
8 2 (0.97%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.97%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.48%) Ant
9 1 (0.48%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.48%) JMeter
9 1 (0.48%) Log4j
9 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.48%) XMLSpy
General
1 83 (40.10%) Finance
2 16 (7.73%) Telecoms
3 14 (6.76%) Banking
4 10 (4.83%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.42%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.93%) Law
6 4 (1.93%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.45%) Electronics
7 3 (1.45%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.45%) Marketing
8 2 (0.97%) Billing
8 2 (0.97%) Games
9 1 (0.48%) Legal
9 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.48%) Publishing
9 1 (0.48%) Retail
9 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 47 (22.71%) Analyst
2 35 (16.91%) Developer
3 23 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 18 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 13 (6.28%) Java Developer
6 12 (5.80%) Network Engineer
6 12 (5.80%) Software Engineer
7 11 (5.31%) Consultant
8 10 (4.83%) Java Engineer
8 10 (4.83%) Senior Software Engineer
9 7 (3.38%) Data Analyst
9 7 (3.38%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (2.90%) Data Scientist
10 6 (2.90%) Junior
10 6 (2.90%) Software Consultant
11 5 (2.42%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (2.42%) Senior Java Engineer
11 5 (2.42%) Senior Java Software Engineer
11 5 (2.42%) Senior Linux Engineer
11 5 (2.42%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.94%) Spring
1 33 (15.94%) Web Services
2 27 (13.04%) RESTful
3 26 (12.56%) JSON
4 24 (11.59%) JMX
5 21 (10.14%) XML
6 17 (8.21%) REST
7 16 (7.73%) .NET
7 16 (7.73%) CSS
8 10 (4.83%) HTML
9 8 (3.86%) jQuery
9 8 (3.86%) XSLT
10 5 (2.42%) ASP.NET
10 5 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.93%) .NET Core
11 4 (1.93%) .NET Framework
11 4 (1.93%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (1.93%) Entity Framework
11 4 (1.93%) SignalR
12 3 (1.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 72 (34.78%) Computer Science
2 42 (20.29%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (12.08%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.35%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.86%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (3.38%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.90%) User Experience
8 4 (1.93%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.93%) SCADA
9 3 (1.45%) Derivative
9 3 (1.45%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.45%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (1.45%) PMI
10 2 (0.97%) Blog
10 2 (0.97%) CESG
10 2 (0.97%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.48%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.48%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.98%) Linux
1 31 (14.98%) Windows
2 24 (11.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.93%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.93%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.97%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.48%) Android
9 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (16.91%) ITIL
3 34 (16.43%) Software Engineering
4 33 (15.94%) Project Management
5 31 (14.98%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (13.53%) Configuration Management
7 27 (13.04%) Scrum
8 24 (11.59%) Mathematics
8 24 (11.59%) Risk Management
9 23 (11.11%) Migration
10 22 (10.63%) SOA
11 21 (10.14%) PRINCE2
12 20 (9.66%) Test Automation
13 17 (8.21%) Microservices
13 17 (8.21%) User Stories
14 16 (7.73%) Analytics
14 16 (7.73%) High Availability
15 14 (6.76%) Data Analysis
15 14 (6.76%) Workflow
16 12 (5.80%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 43 (20.77%) Java
2 40 (19.32%) SQL
3 21 (10.14%) JavaScript
4 16 (7.73%) C#
5 13 (6.28%) Python
6 10 (4.83%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.90%) R
8 5 (2.42%) C++
8 5 (2.42%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.93%) Scala
10 3 (1.45%) Perl
11 2 (0.97%) ES6
11 2 (0.97%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.97%) XPath
12 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.48%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.48%) PHP
12 1 (0.48%) Ruby
12 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (24.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 17 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (8.21%) PMP
3 9 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (4.35%) Numerate Degree
4 8 (3.86%) ISEB
4 8 (3.86%) MCSE
5 7 (3.38%) HND
5 7 (3.38%) MCSD
6 6 (2.90%) CCNA
6 6 (2.90%) CISSP
6 6 (2.90%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.42%) Master's Degree
7 5 (2.42%) PMI Certification
7 5 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.93%) CCNP
8 4 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.93%) MCTS
8 4 (1.93%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.45%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.18%) GDPR
2 16 (7.73%) PCI DSS
3 10 (4.83%) QA
4 8 (3.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (2.42%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (2.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (1.93%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 4 (1.93%) GAMP
6 4 (1.93%) GMP
6 4 (1.93%) GxP
7 3 (1.45%) Data Quality
7 3 (1.45%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (1.45%) EMIR
7 3 (1.45%) MiFID
7 3 (1.45%) PMO
8 1 (0.48%) COBIT
8 1 (0.48%) DO-254
System Software
1 16 (7.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.93%) vSphere
2 4 (1.93%) XenApp
3 3 (1.45%) BitLocker
3 3 (1.45%) Squid
3 3 (1.45%) UAG
4 1 (0.48%) Firmware
4 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (11.59%) Puppet
2 5 (2.42%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.45%) SCCM
4 2 (0.97%) WSUS
5 1 (0.48%) Cacti
5 1 (0.48%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.48%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (18.84%) Microsoft
2 29 (14.01%) Oracle
3 18 (8.70%) Cisco
4 10 (4.83%) HP
5 7 (3.38%) Nintex
5 7 (3.38%) VMware
6 6 (2.90%) CheckPoint
6 6 (2.90%) SolarWinds
6 6 (2.90%) Splunk
7 5 (2.42%) Avaya
7 5 (2.42%) Citrix
7 5 (2.42%) SAP
8 4 (1.93%) CommVault
8 4 (1.93%) EMC
8 4 (1.93%) F5
8 4 (1.93%) IBM
8 4 (1.93%) NetApp
8 4 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.93%) Wonderware
9 3 (1.45%) Tableau