Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 38 27
Rank change year-on-year -7 -11 +15
Contract jobs citing Degree 210 207 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.44% 4.38% 6.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.13% 30.85% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 120 133
Scotland median daily rate £400 £356 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +7.95% +1.54%
10th Percentile £211 £207 £263
90th Percentile £513 £501 £448
UK median daily rate £455 £448 £420
% change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 16
Scotland median hourly rate £31.38 £23.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.51% -42.68% +24.24%
10th Percentile £18.48 £11.25 £16.00
90th Percentile £40.88 £45.50 £52.09
UK median hourly rate £37.52 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +15.45% +18.18% -26.67%

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 721 671 791
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.23% 14.18% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 416 481
Scotland median daily rate £420 £373 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.75% +9.56% -2.86%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £225
90th Percentile £538 £510 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 27 32
Scotland median hourly rate £26.00 £24.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -31.43% +72.84%
10th Percentile £15.70 £11.25 £14.74
90th Percentile £44.35 £45.50 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £24.98 £25.94
% change year-on-year +10.09% -3.69% -5.68%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 +4 97 £400 +6.67% 36
Edinburgh -4 79 £400 +6.67% 84
Renfrewshire -12 9 £443 +32.09% 2
Dundee -3 6 £265 -17.96% 5
Highlands +1 4 - - 2
Fife +8 2 - - 8
West Lothian +3 2 £300 +33.33% 13
Aberdeen -3 2 £438 +1.32% 19
Inverclyde +2 1 - -
South Lanarkshire -1 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
North Ayrshire - 1 - - 1
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 89 (42.38%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 58 (27.62%) Java
4 50 (23.81%) Finance
5 42 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 40 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
7 39 (18.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 38 (18.10%) HTML
9 36 (17.14%) JavaScript
9 36 (17.14%) SQL
10 31 (14.76%) Project Management
11 30 (14.29%) Scrum
11 30 (14.29%) Spring
11 30 (14.29%) Test Automation
12 26 (12.38%) Software Engineering
12 26 (12.38%) Microsoft
12 26 (12.38%) CSS
13 25 (11.90%) TDD
14 21 (10.00%) Banking
14 21 (10.00%) Change Management
14 21 (10.00%) Windows
15 20 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
16 19 (9.05%) Risk Management
16 19 (9.05%) Workflow
16 19 (9.05%) Business Analysis
16 19 (9.05%) Mentoring
17 18 (8.57%) Front End Development
17 18 (8.57%) Design Thinking
17 18 (8.57%) Data Analysis
17 18 (8.57%) Analytics

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 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.81%) SharePoint 2010
2 8 (3.81%) SharePoint 2013
2 8 (3.81%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (1.90%) Apache Qpid
3 4 (1.90%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.90%) CMS
4 2 (0.95%) Apache
4 2 (0.95%) IIS
4 2 (0.95%) JBoss
4 2 (0.95%) Mule
4 2 (0.95%) Mule ESB
4 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.95%) SAS
4 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.48%) Drupal
5 1 (0.48%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (8.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (3.81%) InfoPath
4 7 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (2.38%) InVision
5 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (1.43%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.95%) InDesign
8 1 (0.48%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.48%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.48%) EViews
8 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.48%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.48%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.24%) Office 365
2 6 (2.86%) SaaS
3 5 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.38%) PaaS
4 3 (1.43%) IaaS
5 2 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.48%) Firebase
6 1 (0.48%) GitHub
6 1 (0.48%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.48%) Heroku
6 1 (0.48%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.24%) Internet
2 9 (4.29%) DNS
3 6 (2.86%) DHCP
4 5 (2.38%) Firewall
4 5 (2.38%) NAS
4 5 (2.38%) WAN
5 4 (1.90%) AMQP
5 4 (1.90%) LAN
5 4 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.43%) BGP
6 3 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.43%) IPv6
6 3 (1.43%) OSPF
6 3 (1.43%) Wireless
7 2 (0.95%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.95%) HTTP
7 2 (0.95%) IPv4
7 2 (0.95%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.48%) Intranet
8 1 (0.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.81%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (2.38%) QlikView
4 4 (1.90%) Big Data
4 4 (1.90%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.90%) Impala
4 4 (1.90%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.90%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.43%) DB2
5 3 (1.43%) Power BI
6 2 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.48%) SQLite
7 1 (0.48%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 11 (5.24%) Git (software)
1 11 (5.24%) Jenkins
1 11 (5.24%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.33%) JIRA
3 6 (2.86%) Axure RP
3 6 (2.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 6 (2.86%) fastlane
4 4 (1.90%) Maven
5 3 (1.43%) JUnit
6 2 (0.95%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.95%) CppUnit
6 2 (0.95%) Hudson
6 2 (0.95%) Subversion
6 2 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.48%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.48%) Grunt
7 1 (0.48%) Mockito
7 1 (0.48%) Selenium
7 1 (0.48%) Trac
General
1 50 (23.81%) Finance
2 21 (10.00%) Banking
3 10 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.86%) Games
5 6 (2.86%) Law
5 6 (2.86%) Marketing
6 4 (1.90%) Electronics
6 4 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.90%) Publishing
7 2 (0.95%) Advertising
7 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.48%) Automotive
8 1 (0.48%) Back Office
8 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.48%) Front Office
8 1 (0.48%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (27.14%) Developer
2 36 (17.14%) Analyst
3 27 (12.86%) Designer
4 18 (8.57%) Senior Developer
5 14 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 13 (6.19%) JavaScript Developer
6 13 (6.19%) Project Manager
7 12 (5.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 12 (5.71%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 12 (5.71%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 11 (5.24%) iOS Developer
9 10 (4.76%) Java Developer
9 10 (4.76%) Senior Designer
10 9 (4.29%) Data Analyst
10 9 (4.29%) Interaction Designer
10 9 (4.29%) Senior Interaction Designer
11 8 (3.81%) Architect
11 8 (3.81%) Software Engineer
11 8 (3.81%) UX Designer
12 7 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (18.10%) HTML
2 30 (14.29%) Spring
3 26 (12.38%) CSS
4 16 (7.62%) HTML5
5 15 (7.14%) Apache Camel
6 14 (6.67%) REST
7 13 (6.19%) Kafka
7 13 (6.19%) RESTful
7 13 (6.19%) XML
8 12 (5.71%) JSON
9 11 (5.24%) AngularJS
10 9 (4.29%) SOAP
10 9 (4.29%) Swing
11 8 (3.81%) .NET
11 8 (3.81%) J2EE
11 8 (3.81%) jQuery
11 8 (3.81%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (3.81%) XSLT
12 7 (3.33%) OAuth
12 7 (3.33%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 40 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 14 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 12 (5.71%) User Experience
4 10 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.43%) PMI
8 3 (1.43%) Social Media
8 3 (1.43%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.95%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.95%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.95%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.95%) SCADA
10 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.48%) Industrial Internet of Things
10 1 (0.48%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.00%) Windows
2 13 (6.19%) Apple iOS
3 12 (5.71%) Android
4 10 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 9 (4.29%) Linux
6 8 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.90%) Unix
8 2 (0.95%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.95%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (42.38%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 42 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (14.76%) Project Management
5 30 (14.29%) Scrum
5 30 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 26 (12.38%) Software Engineering
7 25 (11.90%) TDD
8 21 (10.00%) Change Management
9 19 (9.05%) Business Analysis
9 19 (9.05%) Mentoring
9 19 (9.05%) Risk Management
9 19 (9.05%) Workflow
10 18 (8.57%) Analytics
10 18 (8.57%) Data Analysis
10 18 (8.57%) Design Thinking
10 18 (8.57%) Front End Development
11 16 (7.62%) Coaching
12 15 (7.14%) Mathematics
12 15 (7.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 58 (27.62%) Java
2 36 (17.14%) JavaScript
2 36 (17.14%) SQL
3 13 (6.19%) C#
4 11 (5.24%) Apple Swift
4 11 (5.24%) Python
5 9 (4.29%) Objective-C
5 9 (4.29%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.81%) Java 8
7 7 (3.33%) Scala
8 6 (2.86%) C++
8 6 (2.86%) Perl
9 4 (1.90%) C
9 4 (1.90%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.43%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.95%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.95%) Embedded C++
11 2 (0.95%) R
12 1 (0.48%) Clojure
12 1 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (18.57%) Computer Science Degree
2 14 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.76%) PMI Certification
4 9 (4.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.81%) MCSE
5 8 (3.81%) PMP
6 7 (3.33%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.86%) Master's Degree
7 6 (2.86%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (1.90%) CCNP
8 4 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.90%) Postgraduate
9 3 (1.43%) CCNA
9 3 (1.43%) ISEB
10 2 (0.95%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.95%) CISA
10 2 (0.95%) CISM
10 2 (0.95%) CISSP
10 2 (0.95%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.76%) Data Quality
1 10 (4.76%) QA
2 6 (2.86%) PMO
2 6 (2.86%) SLA
3 3 (1.43%) ISO 13485
4 2 (0.95%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.95%) GAMP
5 1 (0.48%) GDPR
5 1 (0.48%) IFRS
5 1 (0.48%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 4 (1.90%) Firmware
2 2 (0.95%) Docker
3 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.38%) Puppet
2 4 (1.90%) Ansible
2 4 (1.90%) Nagios
2 4 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.95%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.48%) MOM
4 1 (0.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.76%) Adobe
2 10 (4.76%) Oracle
3 7 (3.33%) Apple
3 7 (3.33%) Nintex
4 6 (2.86%) IBM
4 6 (2.86%) Tableau
5 4 (1.90%) Cisco
6 3 (1.43%) Brocade
6 3 (1.43%) Citrix
6 3 (1.43%) VMware
6 3 (1.43%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.95%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.95%) Vermilion
8 1 (0.48%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.48%) Blackboard
8 1 (0.48%) Google
8 1 (0.48%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.48%) Minitab
8 1 (0.48%) Teradata