Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 27 43
Rank change year-on-year -7 +16 -1
Contract jobs citing Degree 221 239 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.50% 6.44% 3.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.84% 30.37% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 141 119
Scotland median daily rate £350 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -4.41% -2.15%
10th Percentile £205 £190 £128
90th Percentile £538 £450 £525
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.41% +2.41% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 8
Scotland median hourly rate £31.50 £52.00 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.42% +47.52% +13.71%
10th Percentile £11.79 £14.99 £18.30
90th Percentile £48.69 £52.15 £42.25
UK median hourly rate £34.56 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +19.16% -22.67% +28.21%

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 694 787 976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.14% 21.19% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 504 511
Scotland median daily rate £365 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% -2.86% +0.72%
10th Percentile £200 £205 £215
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 18
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +28.44% -7.63%
10th Percentile £12.71 £14.74 £13.79
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.00 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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
Edinburgh -20 100 £375 +5.63% 52
Glasgow +4 69 £356 +9.62% 52
Aberdeen +14 13 £428 +22.40% 3
Dundee -4 12 £258 +68.85% 8
Renfrewshire +4 8 £155 -52.67% 1
Highlands -1 4 - - 1
Fife -1 3 - - 7
Inverclyde - 3 £330 -
Stirling +6 2 £450 +328.57% 4
West Lothian +1 2 £225 -35.71%
East Lothian - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £300 - 1
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 87 (39.37%) Finance
2 71 (32.13%) Computer Science
3 60 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (25.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 49 (22.17%) Java
6 38 (17.19%) Project Management
7 37 (16.74%) Linux
8 35 (15.84%) Spring
8 35 (15.84%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (15.38%) Scrum
10 33 (14.93%) Web Services
10 33 (14.93%) Microsoft
11 32 (14.48%) SQL
11 32 (14.48%) Configuration Management
12 30 (13.57%) ITIL
12 30 (13.57%) RESTful
12 30 (13.57%) Software Engineering
13 29 (13.12%) JSON
13 29 (13.12%) Git (software)
13 29 (13.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (13.12%) Cucumber
13 29 (13.12%) SOA
13 29 (13.12%) Risk Management
13 29 (13.12%) Jenkins
14 28 (12.67%) GitHub
14 28 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
15 27 (12.22%) GitLab
15 27 (12.22%) JMX
15 27 (12.22%) C#
15 27 (12.22%) 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 16 (7.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (2.71%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (2.71%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.26%) IIS
3 5 (2.26%) SAS
4 4 (1.81%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.90%) Confluence
5 2 (0.90%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.45%) Apache
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.45%) CMS
6 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (8.60%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (6.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (3.17%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.90%) InVision
6 1 (0.45%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.45%) InDesign
6 1 (0.45%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.45%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (7.24%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (1.81%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.90%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.67%) GitHub
2 19 (8.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.52%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.26%) IaaS
4 5 (2.26%) SaaS
5 4 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.81%) PaaS
6 3 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.36%) Office 365
7 2 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.45%) npm
8 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.14%) LAN
1 18 (8.14%) WAN
2 12 (5.43%) Firewall
3 10 (4.52%) IP Telephony
4 3 (1.36%) MPLS
4 3 (1.36%) SAN
4 3 (1.36%) VPN
4 3 (1.36%) Wireless
5 2 (0.90%) BGP
5 2 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.90%) CTI
5 2 (0.90%) DHCP
5 2 (0.90%) DNS
5 2 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.90%) VoIP
6 1 (0.45%) Skype
6 1 (0.45%) SSH
6 1 (0.45%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.41%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (3.62%) Relational Database
2 8 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.17%) QlikView
3 7 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.26%) Power BI
4 5 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.81%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.81%) SAS EBI
6 3 (1.36%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.90%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.90%) Redis
8 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 29 (13.12%) Cucumber
1 29 (13.12%) Git (software)
1 29 (13.12%) Jenkins
2 27 (12.22%) GitLab
2 27 (12.22%) Mockito
3 8 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.36%) JIRA
4 3 (1.36%) Selenium
5 2 (0.90%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.45%) JMeter
6 1 (0.45%) JUnit
6 1 (0.45%) Log4j
6 1 (0.45%) Maven
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.45%) WebDriver
General
1 87 (39.37%) Finance
2 13 (5.88%) Banking
3 11 (4.98%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.07%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.17%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.81%) Games
7 3 (1.36%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.36%) Law
7 3 (1.36%) Marketing
8 2 (0.90%) Advertising
8 2 (0.90%) Billing
8 2 (0.90%) Local Government
8 2 (0.90%) Retail
9 1 (0.45%) Electronics
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
9 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (18.10%) Analyst
2 38 (17.19%) Developer
3 21 (9.50%) Project Manager
4 16 (7.24%) Architect
4 16 (7.24%) Business Analyst
5 15 (6.79%) Software Engineer
6 13 (5.88%) Java Engineer
6 13 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
7 10 (4.52%) Data Analyst
7 10 (4.52%) Java Developer
8 9 (4.07%) Consultant
9 8 (3.62%) Applications Developer
9 8 (3.62%) Java Software Engineer
9 8 (3.62%) Junior
9 8 (3.62%) Senior Java Engineer
9 8 (3.62%) Senior Java Software Engineer
10 6 (2.71%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 6 (2.71%) Mobile Developer
10 6 (2.71%) Security Architect
10 6 (2.71%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (15.84%) Spring
2 33 (14.93%) Web Services
3 30 (13.57%) RESTful
4 29 (13.12%) JSON
5 27 (12.22%) JMX
6 15 (6.79%) REST
7 11 (4.98%) .NET
7 11 (4.98%) HTML
8 9 (4.07%) CSS
9 8 (3.62%) XML
10 7 (3.17%) ASP.NET
11 6 (2.71%) Spring Cloud
11 6 (2.71%) WebGL
12 5 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (1.81%) .NET Core
13 4 (1.81%) .NET Framework
13 4 (1.81%) AngularJS
13 4 (1.81%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (1.81%) Entity Framework
13 4 (1.81%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 71 (32.13%) Computer Science
2 28 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (9.95%) Management Information System
4 12 (5.43%) User Experience
5 10 (4.52%) Enterprise Storage
6 9 (4.07%) Data Centre
7 7 (3.17%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.71%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.81%) Derivative
9 4 (1.81%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.81%) SCADA
10 3 (1.36%) CESG
10 3 (1.36%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.36%) Mobile Wallet
10 3 (1.36%) PMI
10 3 (1.36%) Replication
11 2 (0.90%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.90%) IBM XIV
11 2 (0.90%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 37 (16.74%) Linux
2 29 (13.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (7.69%) Windows
4 13 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.52%) Android
5 10 (4.52%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.81%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.36%) Unix
8 3 (1.36%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.36%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.90%) AIX
9 2 (0.90%) Solaris
9 2 (0.90%) SUSE
9 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (17.19%) Project Management
3 35 (15.84%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (15.38%) Scrum
5 32 (14.48%) Configuration Management
6 30 (13.57%) ITIL
6 30 (13.57%) Software Engineering
7 29 (13.12%) Risk Management
7 29 (13.12%) SOA
8 22 (9.95%) PRINCE2
8 22 (9.95%) Test Automation
9 18 (8.14%) High Availability
10 17 (7.69%) Analytics
10 17 (7.69%) Business Analysis
11 16 (7.24%) Microservices
12 15 (6.79%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (6.33%) Mathematics
14 13 (5.88%) Service Delivery
15 12 (5.43%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (22.17%) Java
2 32 (14.48%) SQL
3 27 (12.22%) C#
4 15 (6.79%) Python
5 13 (5.88%) C++
6 12 (5.43%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.36%) Apple Swift
7 3 (1.36%) Objective-C
7 3 (1.36%) Ruby
7 3 (1.36%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.90%) ES6
8 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.90%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.90%) XPath
9 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.45%) C
9 1 (0.45%) Lua
9 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.45%) R
9 1 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 57 (25.79%) Computer Science Degree
2 19 (8.60%) PMP
3 13 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (4.98%) CISSP
4 11 (4.98%) MCSD
5 10 (4.52%) Master's Degree
6 9 (4.07%) ISEB
7 8 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (3.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (3.17%) CCNA
8 7 (3.17%) HND
8 7 (3.17%) MCAD
8 7 (3.17%) MCTS
9 6 (2.71%) PMI Certification
10 5 (2.26%) CLAS
11 4 (1.81%) CCNP
11 4 (1.81%) ISTQB
12 3 (1.36%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (1.36%) Postgraduate
12 3 (1.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.24%) QA
2 15 (6.79%) GDPR
3 14 (6.33%) PCI DSS
4 11 (4.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (3.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (2.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (1.81%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (1.81%) GAMP
7 4 (1.81%) GMP
7 4 (1.81%) GxP
7 4 (1.81%) SLA
8 3 (1.36%) PMO
9 2 (0.90%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.45%) Basel II
10 1 (0.45%) DO-254
10 1 (0.45%) IFRS
10 1 (0.45%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (4.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.36%) BitLocker
3 3 (1.36%) Firmware
4 2 (0.90%) vSphere
5 1 (0.45%) HDFS
5 1 (0.45%) Squid
5 1 (0.45%) UAG
5 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (12.22%) Puppet
2 6 (2.71%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.90%) SCCM
4 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.45%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.45%) Oozie
4 1 (0.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 26 (11.76%) Oracle
3 9 (4.07%) Cisco
4 6 (2.71%) VMware
5 5 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.81%) Adobe
6 4 (1.81%) Tableau
6 4 (1.81%) Wonderware
7 3 (1.36%) Avaya
7 3 (1.36%) Brocade
7 3 (1.36%) HP
7 3 (1.36%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.90%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.90%) IBM
8 2 (0.90%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.45%) Altera
9 1 (0.45%) Mentor Graphics
9 1 (0.45%) PTC
9 1 (0.45%) Splunk
9 1 (0.45%) Xilinx