Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 35 34
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 +8
Contract jobs citing Degree 253 186 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.58% 4.27% 5.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.96% 27.76% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 100 143
Scotland median daily rate £415 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.41% +6.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £220 £200 £200
90th Percentile £534 £514 £450
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £410
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.88% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 13
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £31.93 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.01% -20.19% +128.57%
10th Percentile £10.87 £11.25 £25.96
90th Percentile £41.95 £44.03 £42.40
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £31.68 £30.10
% change year-on-year +10.50% +5.22% -2.90%

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 905 670 1,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.38% 15.38% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 379 709
Scotland median daily rate £363 £380 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.61% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £217 £210 £220
90th Percentile £525 £532 £471
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 44 59
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £32.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.63% -15.79% +38.48%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.74 £12.94
90th Percentile £56.75 £48.29 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £22.66 £29.75 £27.62
% change year-on-year -23.83% +7.71% +18.16%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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
Glasgow +11 104 £450 +30.91% 37
Edinburgh -34 71 £405 +6.58% 72
Renfrewshire +1 57 £415 +14.48% 1
Fife +1 4 - - 7
Aberdeen +1 4 - - 3
Dundee -9 3 £550 - 2
Stirling - 2 £450 - 3
Highlands +4 1 - - 5
Inverclyde 0 1 - -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 113 (44.66%) Computer Science
2 93 (36.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 82 (32.41%) Microsoft
4 71 (28.06%) Windows
5 66 (26.09%) Java
6 64 (25.30%) Windows Server
7 61 (24.11%) SQL
8 60 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
9 59 (23.32%) Finance
10 54 (21.34%) Security Cleared
10 54 (21.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 50 (19.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 49 (19.37%) SC Cleared
12 49 (19.37%) PowerShell
13 45 (17.79%) Office 365
14 44 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
15 43 (17.00%) JavaScript
15 43 (17.00%) SharePoint
16 42 (16.60%) CSS
16 42 (16.60%) Problem-Solving
17 41 (16.21%) Windows Server 2012
18 39 (15.42%) Migration
18 39 (15.42%) SQL Server
18 39 (15.42%) MCSE
18 39 (15.42%) Analytics
19 36 (14.23%) Active Directory
20 35 (13.83%) Oracle
21 33 (13.04%) High Availability
22 32 (12.65%) jQuery
22 32 (12.65%) XML

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 43 (17.00%) SharePoint
2 30 (11.86%) IIS
3 29 (11.46%) SharePoint 2010
3 29 (11.46%) SharePoint 2013
3 29 (11.46%) SharePoint Server
4 16 (6.32%) MS Exchange
5 14 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (5.14%) Skype for Business
7 12 (4.74%) Apache Spark
7 12 (4.74%) OpenStack
8 10 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (3.95%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.98%) Apache
10 5 (1.98%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.58%) SAS
11 4 (1.58%) WordPress
12 3 (1.19%) CMS
13 2 (0.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (11.46%) InfoPath
2 16 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (5.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.98%) InVision
5 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.58%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.58%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.40%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.40%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.40%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Sonata
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.40%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 45 (17.79%) Office 365
2 8 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 6 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.58%) GitHub
5 4 (1.58%) IaaS
6 2 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.79%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.79%) PaaS
7 1 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.40%) Akamai
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon SageMaker
7 1 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.40%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.88%) DNS
2 21 (8.30%) DHCP
3 10 (3.95%) Skype
4 9 (3.56%) 3G
4 9 (3.56%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.98%) WAN
6 4 (1.58%) Firewall
6 4 (1.58%) NetScaler
6 4 (1.58%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.19%) LAN
8 2 (0.79%) Internet
8 2 (0.79%) IPv4
9 1 (0.40%) BGP
9 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.40%) IPv6
9 1 (0.40%) MPLS
9 1 (0.40%) OSPF
9 1 (0.40%) SAN
9 1 (0.40%) SMS
9 1 (0.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.42%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.51%) Oracle Database
3 15 (5.93%) MongoDB
3 15 (5.93%) NoSQL
3 15 (5.93%) Oracle Database 12c
4 14 (5.53%) Hadoop
5 12 (4.74%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.56%) Impala
7 7 (2.77%) QlikView
8 5 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.98%) MySQL
9 4 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.19%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.79%) DB2
11 2 (0.79%) MS Access
11 2 (0.79%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 24 (9.49%) Team Foundation Server
1 24 (9.49%) Visual Studio
2 13 (5.14%) Oracle Forms
3 7 (2.77%) Axure RP
3 7 (2.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 5 (1.98%) JIRA
5 4 (1.58%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.58%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.19%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.19%) GitLab
6 3 (1.19%) Mockito
6 3 (1.19%) MSI
7 1 (0.40%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.40%) gulp
7 1 (0.40%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.40%) JUnit
7 1 (0.40%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.40%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 59 (23.32%) Finance
2 20 (7.91%) Banking
3 16 (6.32%) Games
4 7 (2.77%) Legal
4 7 (2.77%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.58%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.79%) Advertising
6 2 (0.79%) Electronics
6 2 (0.79%) Marketing
6 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.40%) Automotive
7 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.40%) French Language
7 1 (0.40%) Front Office
7 1 (0.40%) German Language
7 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (15.81%) Developer
2 36 (14.23%) Analyst
3 28 (11.07%) Architect
4 19 (7.51%) SharePoint Engineer
5 18 (7.11%) Design Engineer
6 16 (6.32%) Designer
7 11 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 10 (3.95%) Consultant
8 10 (3.95%) Java Developer
9 9 (3.56%) Data Analyst
9 9 (3.56%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.16%) Digital Architect
10 8 (3.16%) Risk Analyst
10 8 (3.16%) Scala Software Engineer
10 8 (3.16%) Software Engineer
11 7 (2.77%) Agile Coach
12 6 (2.37%) Senior Architect
12 6 (2.37%) Senior Developer
12 6 (2.37%) Senior Solutions Architect
12 6 (2.37%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (16.60%) CSS
2 32 (12.65%) jQuery
2 32 (12.65%) XML
3 30 (11.86%) .NET
4 29 (11.46%) XSLT
5 28 (11.07%) Spring
6 20 (7.91%) REST
6 20 (7.91%) Web Services
7 16 (6.32%) HTML
8 14 (5.53%) SOAP
9 13 (5.14%) JSON
9 13 (5.14%) RESTful
10 11 (4.35%) Hibernate
11 10 (3.95%) AngularJS
12 9 (3.56%) Akka
12 9 (3.56%) Kafka
13 7 (2.77%) HTML5
13 7 (2.77%) J2EE
13 7 (2.77%) JPA
14 5 (1.98%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 113 (44.66%) Computer Science
2 28 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (8.30%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (5.53%) User Experience
5 12 (4.74%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.56%) Fat Client
6 9 (3.56%) Thin Client
7 7 (2.77%) Credit Risk
8 6 (2.37%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.98%) PKI
9 5 (1.98%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.58%) Derivative
11 3 (1.19%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.19%) Social Media
12 2 (0.79%) Blog
12 2 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.79%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.79%) Tandem
12 2 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 71 (28.06%) Windows
2 64 (25.30%) Windows Server
3 54 (21.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (19.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (16.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (5.53%) Windows 7
7 10 (3.95%) Linux
7 10 (3.95%) Windows 10
8 7 (2.77%) Windows 8
9 6 (2.37%) Android
9 6 (2.37%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.98%) Unix
11 4 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.58%) Windows Phone
11 4 (1.58%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.40%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (16.60%) Problem-Solving
3 39 (15.42%) Analytics
3 39 (15.42%) Migration
4 33 (13.04%) High Availability
5 31 (12.25%) Workflow
6 29 (11.46%) Project Management
7 25 (9.88%) Software Delivery
8 24 (9.49%) Records Management
9 20 (7.91%) Risk Management
9 20 (7.91%) Scrum
10 19 (7.51%) Collaborative Working
11 18 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (7.11%) ITIL
11 18 (7.11%) Software Engineering
12 17 (6.72%) Waterfall
13 14 (5.53%) Enterprise Architecture
13 14 (5.53%) PRINCE2
14 13 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (5.14%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 66 (26.09%) Java
2 61 (24.11%) SQL
3 49 (19.37%) PowerShell
4 43 (17.00%) JavaScript
5 31 (12.25%) C#
6 19 (7.51%) Java 8
7 18 (7.11%) Scala
8 15 (5.93%) PL/SQL
9 13 (5.14%) Python
10 7 (2.77%) C++
11 4 (1.58%) R
11 4 (1.58%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.58%) VBScript
12 3 (1.19%) VB
13 2 (0.79%) PHP
14 1 (0.40%) C
14 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.40%) Perl
14 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 93 (36.76%) Computer Science Degree
2 54 (21.34%) Security Cleared
3 49 (19.37%) SC Cleared
4 44 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (15.42%) MCSE
6 12 (4.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (3.16%) CISA
7 8 (3.16%) CISSP
7 8 (3.16%) PMP
8 7 (2.77%) Master's Degree
8 7 (2.77%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.98%) ISACA
9 5 (1.98%) ISEB
10 4 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.19%) CISM
11 3 (1.19%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.79%) HND
12 2 (0.79%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.32%) QA
2 13 (5.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (3.95%) PMO
4 7 (2.77%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.98%) SSAE 16
6 3 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.19%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.79%) Basel II
7 2 (0.79%) IFRS
7 2 (0.79%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.79%) SLA
8 1 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.40%) DO-254
8 1 (0.40%) GAMP
8 1 (0.40%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.40%) PMBOK
System Software
1 36 (14.23%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (5.14%) XenApp
3 11 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (3.16%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.77%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.37%) XenServer
7 3 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.79%) Firmware
8 2 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (4.35%) SCCM
2 10 (3.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.58%) AirWatch
3 4 (1.58%) XenMobile
4 3 (1.19%) Puppet
4 3 (1.19%) SAP Afaria
5 2 (0.79%) WSUS
6 1 (0.40%) Ambari
6 1 (0.40%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.40%) MOM
6 1 (0.40%) OpenView
6 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.40%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 82 (32.41%) Microsoft
2 35 (13.83%) Oracle
3 24 (9.49%) Nintex
4 21 (8.30%) Citrix
5 18 (7.11%) VMware
6 14 (5.53%) Ivanti
7 11 (4.35%) Adobe
8 7 (2.77%) ThinPrint
9 5 (1.98%) SAP
9 5 (1.98%) Tableau
10 4 (1.58%) Apple
10 4 (1.58%) Google
10 4 (1.58%) HP
10 4 (1.58%) Informatica
10 4 (1.58%) McAfee
10 4 (1.58%) Talend
10 4 (1.58%) Vermilion
11 3 (1.19%) IBM
11 3 (1.19%) Splunk
12 2 (0.79%) Atlassian