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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
UK / Scotland
Rank 30 40 36
Rank change year-on-year +10 -4  
Contract jobs citing Degree 102 102 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.82% 3.97% 4.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.00% 22.72% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 58 49
Median daily rate £338 £391 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.73% +12.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £234 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £491 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £385 £375
% change year-on-year - +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 9
Median hourly rate £52.17 £31.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.29% -3.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.85
% change year-on-year -31.40% +25.58%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 300 449 439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 17.10% 17.46% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 239 236
Median daily rate £340 £369 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.79% +5.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £255 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 29
Median hourly rate £47.23 £16.46 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +186.89% -43.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £61.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 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
Edinburgh +39 57 £228 -48.00% 39
Glasgow +3 24 £338 +35.00% 17
Renfrewshire -4 7 £400 - 1
Dundee +1 5 £185 - 5
Aberdeen - 3 £350 - 1
West Lothian -8 2 £350 -11.94% 1
Highlands - 2 £385 -
Stirling +10 1 £105 -4.54% 2
Fife - 1 £320 - 2
Degree
UK

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 72 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 55 (28.65%) Java
3 51 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (26.04%) Finance
5 34 (17.71%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (16.15%) Microsoft
7 29 (15.10%) Windows
7 29 (15.10%) Scrum
8 28 (14.58%) Management Information System
8 28 (14.58%) Linux
8 28 (14.58%) SQL
8 28 (14.58%) Software Engineering
9 25 (13.02%) Project Management
10 24 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 24 (12.50%) ITIL
10 24 (12.50%) Relational Database
11 22 (11.46%) Security Cleared
12 21 (10.94%) MS Excel
12 21 (10.94%) LAN
12 21 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (10.42%) WAN
13 20 (10.42%) Web Services
13 20 (10.42%) Data Centre
14 19 (9.90%) Python
14 19 (9.90%) Cisco
15 18 (9.38%) Business Analysis
16 17 (8.85%) Network Design
16 17 (8.85%) SC Cleared
16 17 (8.85%) AngularJS
17 16 (8.33%) Web Development

Degree
Top Related 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 10 (5.21%) GeoServer
2 6 (3.13%) SAS
3 4 (2.08%) JBoss
3 4 (2.08%) Moodle
4 3 (1.56%) Blackboard Learn
4 3 (1.56%) CMS
4 3 (1.56%) Jadu
4 3 (1.56%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.04%) Confluence
5 2 (1.04%) IIS
6 1 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.52%) Apache
6 1 (0.52%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.52%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.25%) MS Office
3 6 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.04%) MS Project
5 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.52%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.52%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.52%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.08%) SaaS
2 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.94%) LAN
2 20 (10.42%) WAN
3 15 (7.81%) Firewall
4 13 (6.77%) Wireless
5 6 (3.13%) Internet
5 6 (3.13%) VLAN
6 5 (2.60%) BIG-IP
6 5 (2.60%) OSPF
6 5 (2.60%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.08%) BGP
7 4 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (2.08%) DHCP
7 4 (2.08%) DNS
7 4 (2.08%) VoIP
7 4 (2.08%) VPN
8 3 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.56%) EIGRP
8 3 (1.56%) Intranet
8 3 (1.56%) Network Security
9 2 (1.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 16 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.69%) GIS
4 7 (3.65%) MySQL
4 7 (3.65%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.60%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (2.60%) Spatial Data
7 4 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.56%) Big Data
8 3 (1.56%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 3 (1.56%) QlikView
9 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.04%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (5.73%) JIRA
2 8 (4.17%) Cucumber
2 8 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.17%) Gradle
2 8 (4.17%) JBehave
2 8 (4.17%) Maven
3 6 (3.13%) Selenium
4 4 (2.08%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.08%) Subversion
5 3 (1.56%) Moq
5 3 (1.56%) NUnit
5 3 (1.56%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.04%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.04%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.04%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.04%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.52%) Grunt
7 1 (0.52%) gulp
General
1 50 (26.04%) Finance
2 9 (4.69%) Banking
3 6 (3.13%) Marketing
4 5 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.08%) Games
5 4 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.56%) Law
7 2 (1.04%) German Language
7 2 (1.04%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.04%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) French Language
8 1 (0.52%) Front Office
8 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (27.60%) Developer
2 33 (17.19%) Analyst
3 16 (8.33%) Architect
3 16 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 14 (7.29%) Network Engineer
5 12 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 11 (5.73%) Consultant
6 11 (5.73%) Junior
7 9 (4.69%) Business Analyst
7 9 (4.69%) Data Analyst
8 8 (4.17%) Analyst Developer
9 7 (3.65%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.13%) Junior Developer
10 6 (3.13%) Junior Java Developer
10 6 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.13%) Web Developer
11 5 (2.60%) Applications Developer
11 5 (2.60%) Data Architect
11 5 (2.60%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (2.60%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.42%) Web Services
2 17 (8.85%) AngularJS
3 14 (7.29%) Spring
4 12 (6.25%) CSS
5 11 (5.73%) HTML
5 11 (5.73%) XML
6 10 (5.21%) Leaflet
6 10 (5.21%) OpenLayers
6 10 (5.21%) PostGIS
7 9 (4.69%) .NET
8 8 (4.17%) WSDL
8 8 (4.17%) XML Messaging
9 5 (2.60%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.60%) JSP
10 4 (2.08%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.08%) CSS3
10 4 (2.08%) HTML5
10 4 (2.08%) J2EE
10 4 (2.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 72 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 34 (17.71%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (14.58%) Management Information System
4 20 (10.42%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.17%) Driving Licence
6 7 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.65%) User Experience
7 6 (3.13%) Algorithms
7 6 (3.13%) Data Structures
7 6 (3.13%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.08%) Clustering
8 4 (2.08%) Fintech
8 4 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.08%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.08%) VLE
9 3 (1.56%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.56%) e-Learning
9 3 (1.56%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.04%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.10%) Windows
2 28 (14.58%) Linux
3 11 (5.73%) Android
4 10 (5.21%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.13%) Unix
6 4 (2.08%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.04%) Solaris
8 1 (0.52%) CatOS
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (15.10%) Scrum
3 28 (14.58%) Software Engineering
4 25 (13.02%) Project Management
5 24 (12.50%) ITIL
6 21 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (9.38%) Business Analysis
8 17 (8.85%) Network Design
9 16 (8.33%) TDD
9 16 (8.33%) Web Development
10 15 (7.81%) Analytics
11 14 (7.29%) PRINCE2
12 13 (6.77%) Open Source
13 12 (6.25%) OO
14 11 (5.73%) Mentoring
14 11 (5.73%) Migration
15 10 (5.21%) Change Management
15 10 (5.21%) Mathematics
15 10 (5.21%) Matrix Organization
15 10 (5.21%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 55 (28.65%) Java
2 28 (14.58%) SQL
3 24 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 19 (9.90%) Python
5 11 (5.73%) C#
6 7 (3.65%) C++
7 5 (2.60%) PHP
8 3 (1.56%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.56%) C
8 3 (1.56%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.04%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.04%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.04%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.52%) Groovy
10 1 (0.52%) Jython
10 1 (0.52%) Perl
10 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.52%) R
10 1 (0.52%) VB
10 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.85%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (5.21%) CCNP
5 8 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.65%) CCIE
7 5 (2.60%) CCNA
7 5 (2.60%) ISEB
7 5 (2.60%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.08%) CCDP
8 4 (2.08%) CCIP
8 4 (2.08%) CCSA
8 4 (2.08%) CCSE
8 4 (2.08%) CISSP
8 4 (2.08%) HP ASE
8 4 (2.08%) HP MASE
8 4 (2.08%) JNCIA
8 4 (2.08%) JNCIE
8 4 (2.08%) PMP
9 3 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.25%) QA
2 4 (2.08%) PMO
3 3 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.56%) FATCA
4 2 (1.04%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.52%) COBIT
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.52%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.04%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (2.60%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.04%) Ansible
3 2 (1.04%) Netcool
3 2 (1.04%) SCCM
3 2 (1.04%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.52%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 31 (16.15%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.90%) Cisco
3 15 (7.81%) Oracle
4 11 (5.73%) ESRI
5 10 (5.21%) HP
6 7 (3.65%) CheckPoint
6 7 (3.65%) Juniper
7 5 (2.60%) Aruba
7 5 (2.60%) F5
7 5 (2.60%) Riverbed
7 5 (2.60%) Tableau
8 4 (2.08%) Fortinet
9 3 (1.56%) Blackboard
9 3 (1.56%) SAP
9 3 (1.56%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.56%) Splunk
10 2 (1.04%) Citrix
10 2 (1.04%) Cognos
10 2 (1.04%) OpenText
10 2 (1.04%) Veritas
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