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 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 36 44
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8  
Contract jobs citing Degree 81 153 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.78% 5.22% 3.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.63% 20.32% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 75 43
Median daily rate £375 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £458 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 7
Median hourly rate £31.93 £36.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.31% +105.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.45 £23.02 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £42.40 £32.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £36.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +9.09%  

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 316 753 517
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 14.74% 25.67% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 432 255
Median daily rate £375 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 27
Median hourly rate £32.00 £40.00 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +37.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £20.70 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

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 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 June 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 +28 40 £375 -6.25% 29
Glasgow -3 23 £385 +23.20% 14
Aberdeen +4 12 £375 - 1
Renfrewshire +5 2 £243 -25.38%
West Lothian -4 2 £200 -42.85% 2
Fife +1 1 £320 -5.18% 1
South Lanarkshire 0 1 £120 -33.33%
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (45.36%) Computer Science
2 54 (29.51%) Java
2 54 (29.51%) Finance
3 42 (22.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 36 (19.67%) Software Engineering
4 36 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (18.58%) SQL
6 31 (16.94%) ITIL
7 28 (15.30%) Management Information System
7 28 (15.30%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (14.75%) Cisco
9 24 (13.11%) Mathematics
10 23 (12.57%) Firewall
10 23 (12.57%) HP
10 23 (12.57%) Linux
11 22 (12.02%) LAN
11 22 (12.02%) JavaScript
11 22 (12.02%) Microsoft
11 22 (12.02%) Wireless
12 21 (11.48%) WAN
13 20 (10.93%) Project Management
14 19 (10.38%) Web Services
15 18 (9.84%) Oracle
15 18 (9.84%) Python
15 18 (9.84%) Network Design
15 18 (9.84%) Service Management
15 18 (9.84%) Spring
15 18 (9.84%) Analytics
16 17 (9.29%) F5
16 17 (9.29%) Cisco Certification

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 10 (5.46%) SAS
2 4 (2.19%) Moodle
3 3 (1.64%) Blackboard Learn
3 3 (1.64%) GlassFish
4 2 (1.09%) CMS
4 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.09%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.09%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.55%) Apache
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (5.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.19%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.09%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.09%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.09%) OpenText Process Suite
2 2 (1.09%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.55%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.57%) Firewall
2 22 (12.02%) LAN
2 22 (12.02%) Wireless
3 21 (11.48%) WAN
4 15 (8.20%) BIG-IP
5 6 (3.28%) BGP
6 5 (2.73%) OSPF
7 4 (2.19%) MPLS
8 3 (1.64%) Internet
8 3 (1.64%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.09%) 802.11
9 2 (1.09%) DHCP
9 2 (1.09%) DNS
9 2 (1.09%) EIGRP
9 2 (1.09%) HSRP
9 2 (1.09%) IPsec
9 2 (1.09%) IPv6
9 2 (1.09%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.09%) VPN
9 2 (1.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.65%) Relational Database
2 11 (6.01%) Oracle Database
2 11 (6.01%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.83%) Big Data
3 7 (3.83%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.28%) QlikView
4 6 (3.28%) Spatial Data
5 4 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.19%) MySQL
5 4 (2.19%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.64%) MS Access
6 3 (1.64%) Spotfire
7 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.09%) Snowflake Schema
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.92%) Oracle APEX
2 5 (2.73%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.73%) Selenium
2 5 (2.73%) Subversion
3 4 (2.19%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.19%) WebDriver
4 3 (1.64%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.64%) JIRA
4 3 (1.64%) SoapUI
4 3 (1.64%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.09%) Ant
5 2 (1.09%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.09%) Maven
6 1 (0.55%) Appium
6 1 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.55%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.55%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.55%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 54 (29.51%) Finance
2 16 (8.74%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.83%) Banking
3 7 (3.83%) Marketing
4 4 (2.19%) Games
4 4 (2.19%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.64%) German Language
5 3 (1.64%) Italian Language
5 3 (1.64%) Law
5 3 (1.64%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.09%) Local Government
7 1 (0.55%) French Language
7 1 (0.55%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 49 (26.78%) Developer
2 30 (16.39%) Analyst
3 24 (13.11%) Network Engineer
4 20 (10.93%) Java Developer
5 14 (7.65%) Junior
6 12 (6.56%) Consultant
6 12 (6.56%) Project Manager
7 8 (4.37%) Software Engineer
8 7 (3.83%) Junior Developer
8 7 (3.83%) Junior Java Developer
9 6 (3.28%) Oracle Developer
10 5 (2.73%) Architect
10 5 (2.73%) Data Scientist
10 5 (2.73%) Software Developer
11 4 (2.19%) Business Analyst
11 4 (2.19%) C# Developer
11 4 (2.19%) Junior Software Engineer
11 4 (2.19%) Principal Consultant
11 4 (2.19%) Risk Analyst
11 4 (2.19%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.38%) Web Services
2 18 (9.84%) Spring
3 15 (8.20%) CSS
4 14 (7.65%) HTML
5 10 (5.46%) XML
6 8 (4.37%) .NET
7 6 (3.28%) REST
8 5 (2.73%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.19%) J2EE
9 4 (2.19%) jQuery
9 4 (2.19%) WSDL
9 4 (2.19%) XML Messaging
10 3 (1.64%) Ajax
10 3 (1.64%) Hibernate
10 3 (1.64%) JSP
10 3 (1.64%) Node.js
10 3 (1.64%) React
10 3 (1.64%) Servlets
10 3 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 83 (45.36%) Computer Science
2 36 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (15.30%) Management Information System
4 12 (6.56%) Data Centre
5 10 (5.46%) Driving Licence
6 9 (4.92%) Algorithms
7 7 (3.83%) User Experience
8 6 (3.28%) Data Structures
9 5 (2.73%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (2.19%) Fintech
10 4 (2.19%) VLE
11 3 (1.64%) Credit Risk
11 3 (1.64%) e-Learning
11 3 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (1.09%) Clustering
12 2 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (1.09%) Life Science
12 2 (1.09%) N-Tier
12 2 (1.09%) Replication
12 2 (1.09%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.57%) Linux
2 14 (7.65%) Windows
3 8 (4.37%) Unix
4 7 (3.83%) Android
4 7 (3.83%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.73%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.55%) CatOS
6 1 (0.55%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.67%) Software Engineering
2 31 (16.94%) ITIL
3 28 (15.30%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (13.11%) Mathematics
5 20 (10.93%) Project Management
6 18 (9.84%) Analytics
6 18 (9.84%) Network Design
6 18 (9.84%) Service Management
7 15 (8.20%) SDLC
8 14 (7.65%) PRINCE2
9 13 (7.10%) ITSM
10 12 (6.56%) Statistics
11 11 (6.01%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (5.46%) Test Automation
12 10 (5.46%) Web Development
13 9 (4.92%) OO
14 8 (4.37%) Change Management
14 8 (4.37%) Data Management
14 8 (4.37%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (29.51%) Java
2 34 (18.58%) SQL
3 22 (12.02%) JavaScript
4 18 (9.84%) Python
5 11 (6.01%) C#
6 10 (5.46%) C++
6 10 (5.46%) PL/SQL
7 6 (3.28%) MATLAB
7 6 (3.28%) R
8 4 (2.19%) C
9 3 (1.64%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.64%) Perl
9 3 (1.64%) PHP
10 2 (1.09%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.09%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.09%) Ruby
11 1 (0.55%) Groovy
11 1 (0.55%) Jython
11 1 (0.55%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 42 (22.95%) Computer Science Degree
2 17 (9.29%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (8.20%) CCNP
4 14 (7.65%) CCDP
4 14 (7.65%) CCIP
5 12 (6.56%) CCIE
5 12 (6.56%) CCSA
5 12 (6.56%) CCSE
5 12 (6.56%) HP ASE
5 12 (6.56%) HP MASE
5 12 (6.56%) JNCIA
5 12 (6.56%) JNCIE
6 9 (4.92%) Numerate Degree
6 9 (4.92%) Security Cleared
7 8 (4.37%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.73%) CISSP
8 5 (2.73%) HND
8 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.73%) PMP
9 4 (2.19%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.28%) QA
2 4 (2.19%) PMO
3 3 (1.64%) COBIT
4 2 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.55%) Basel III
5 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.55%) EMIR
5 1 (0.55%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.55%) MiFID
5 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.09%) vSphere
2 2 (1.09%) XenApp
3 1 (0.55%) Firmware
3 1 (0.55%) Squid
3 1 (0.55%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (7.65%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.09%) Cacti
3 1 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.55%) Puppet
3 1 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (14.75%) Cisco
2 23 (12.57%) HP
3 22 (12.02%) Microsoft
4 18 (9.84%) Oracle
5 17 (9.29%) F5
6 16 (8.74%) CheckPoint
7 15 (8.20%) Aruba
7 15 (8.20%) Riverbed
8 14 (7.65%) Juniper
9 12 (6.56%) Fortinet
10 7 (3.83%) Tableau
11 6 (3.28%) Splunk
12 4 (2.19%) Citrix
13 3 (1.64%) Blackboard
13 3 (1.64%) Cognos
13 3 (1.64%) OpenText
13 3 (1.64%) SAP
13 3 (1.64%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.09%) CommVault
14 2 (1.09%) VMware
Fife
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