Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 40 37
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 +2
Contract jobs citing Degree 256 157 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.89% 4.34% 4.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.19% 28.75% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 89 132
Scotland median daily rate £380 £350 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +1.82% -1.79%
10th Percentile £205 £175 £205
90th Percentile £488 £513 £456
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 10
Scotland median hourly rate £24.21 £30.93 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.71% -14.10% +13.56%
10th Percentile £10.70 £18.37 £28.91
90th Percentile £55.63 £52.17 £43.45
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -14.29% +16.67%

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 877 546 1,201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.76% 15.08% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 341 655
Scotland median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +0.72%
10th Percentile £208 £200 £220
90th Percentile £500 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 47
Scotland median hourly rate £15.38 £31.93 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.84% -14.87% +36.66%
10th Percentile £12.71 £14.82 £16.16
90th Percentile £62.38 £52.12 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -6.25% +45.45%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +15 95 £350 - 33
Edinburgh -34 69 £395 +16.18% 69
Renfrewshire +4 54 £409 +7.50% 1
Dundee -3 11 £215 +15.95% 6
Fife +7 6 - - 2
Aberdeen +1 5 £400 +14.29% 7
Inverclyde - 4 £330 -
Stirling -3 3 £450 +328.57% 3
West Lothian -1 1 - - 4
East Lothian - 1 - - 4
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 107 (41.80%) Computer Science
2 93 (36.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 75 (29.30%) Microsoft
4 64 (25.00%) Windows
5 61 (23.83%) Finance
6 57 (22.27%) Windows Server
7 49 (19.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (17.97%) Security Cleared
9 45 (17.58%) SC Cleared
10 44 (17.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 43 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (16.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 41 (16.02%) C#
14 40 (15.63%) SQL
14 40 (15.63%) Java
15 39 (15.23%) SQL Server
15 39 (15.23%) PowerShell
16 37 (14.45%) High Availability
16 37 (14.45%) SharePoint
16 37 (14.45%) Project Management
16 37 (14.45%) Office 365
17 36 (14.06%) CSS
18 35 (13.67%) JavaScript
18 35 (13.67%) Windows Server 2012
19 34 (13.28%) Migration
20 33 (12.89%) MCSE
21 32 (12.50%) Active Directory
21 32 (12.50%) Workflow
22 31 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
23 30 (11.72%) Problem-Solving

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 37 (14.45%) SharePoint
2 25 (9.77%) IIS
3 24 (9.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 24 (9.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 24 (9.38%) SharePoint Server
4 16 (6.25%) MS Exchange
5 11 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (4.30%) Skype for Business
6 10 (3.91%) OpenStack
7 9 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (3.52%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (2.73%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.17%) Apache
11 3 (1.17%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.17%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.78%) CMS
12 2 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (9.38%) InfoPath
2 23 (8.98%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (7.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (3.91%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (3.52%) MS Visio
7 3 (1.17%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.78%) InVision
9 1 (0.39%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.39%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.39%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.39%) InDesign
9 1 (0.39%) Maya
9 1 (0.39%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (1.17%) Sonata
2 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (14.45%) Office 365
2 10 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.52%) GitHub
4 6 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.17%) IaaS
6 2 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.78%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon SageMaker
7 1 (0.39%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.59%) DNS
2 19 (7.42%) DHCP
3 11 (4.30%) WAN
4 9 (3.52%) 3G
4 9 (3.52%) LAN
4 9 (3.52%) Skype
5 8 (3.13%) Firewall
5 8 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (1.56%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.17%) MPLS
7 3 (1.17%) SAN
7 3 (1.17%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.17%) Wireless
8 2 (0.78%) Internet
8 2 (0.78%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.78%) SMS
8 2 (0.78%) VPN
9 1 (0.39%) Intranet
9 1 (0.39%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.23%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.47%) Relational Database
3 12 (4.69%) QlikView
4 7 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.73%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.34%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.56%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.56%) MySQL
7 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.17%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.17%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.17%) Power BI
9 2 (0.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (7.81%) Visual Studio
3 8 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.73%) Cucumber
4 7 (2.73%) GitLab
4 7 (2.73%) Mockito
5 3 (1.17%) Axure RP
5 3 (1.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (1.17%) JIRA
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.39%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.39%) MSI
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.39%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.39%) Selenium
7 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
General
1 61 (23.83%) Finance
2 17 (6.64%) Banking
3 10 (3.91%) Retail Banking
4 5 (1.95%) Legal
5 4 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.17%) Marketing
6 3 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.78%) Advertising
7 2 (0.78%) Games
7 2 (0.78%) Local Government
7 2 (0.78%) Retail
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) French Language
8 1 (0.39%) German Language
8 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Law
8 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (18.36%) Analyst
2 36 (14.06%) Developer
3 21 (8.20%) Architect
4 17 (6.64%) Business Analyst
4 17 (6.64%) Design Engineer
4 17 (6.64%) SharePoint Engineer
5 14 (5.47%) Project Manager
6 11 (4.30%) Designer
7 8 (3.13%) Consultant
7 8 (3.13%) Data Analyst
7 8 (3.13%) Java Developer
7 8 (3.13%) Junior
7 8 (3.13%) Security Architect
7 8 (3.13%) Solutions Designer
8 7 (2.73%) Agile Coach
8 7 (2.73%) Applications Developer
8 7 (2.73%) Support Engineer
8 7 (2.73%) User Experience Researcher
9 6 (2.34%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (2.34%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.06%) CSS
2 29 (11.33%) jQuery
3 28 (10.94%) XML
4 26 (10.16%) .NET
5 25 (9.77%) Spring
6 24 (9.38%) XSLT
7 14 (5.47%) Web Services
8 12 (4.69%) HTML
9 10 (3.91%) JSON
10 8 (3.13%) RESTful
11 7 (2.73%) JMX
11 7 (2.73%) Spring Cloud
12 6 (2.34%) AngularJS
12 6 (2.34%) REST
13 5 (1.95%) Hibernate
13 5 (1.95%) HTML5
13 5 (1.95%) Middleware
13 5 (1.95%) WebGL
14 4 (1.56%) Node.js
15 3 (1.17%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 107 (41.80%) Computer Science
2 31 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 15 (5.86%) User Experience
5 11 (4.30%) Data Centre
6 9 (3.52%) Fat Client
6 9 (3.52%) Thin Client
7 7 (2.73%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.34%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.95%) PKI
10 4 (1.56%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.56%) Replication
10 4 (1.56%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.17%) Derivative
11 3 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.17%) Social Media
12 2 (0.78%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.78%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 64 (25.00%) Windows
2 57 (22.27%) Windows Server
3 49 (19.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (17.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (13.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (7.42%) Linux
7 15 (5.86%) Android
7 15 (5.86%) Apple iOS
8 13 (5.08%) Windows 7
9 10 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (3.91%) Windows 10
10 8 (3.13%) Unix
11 7 (2.73%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.56%) Windows Phone
12 4 (1.56%) Windows Phone 8
13 2 (0.78%) AIX
13 2 (0.78%) Solaris
13 2 (0.78%) SUSE
14 1 (0.39%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (14.45%) High Availability
2 37 (14.45%) Project Management
3 34 (13.28%) Migration
4 32 (12.50%) Workflow
5 30 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (10.94%) ITIL
7 27 (10.55%) Analytics
7 27 (10.55%) Scrum
8 20 (7.81%) Records Management
8 20 (7.81%) Risk Management
9 17 (6.64%) PRINCE2
10 16 (6.25%) Business Analysis
10 16 (6.25%) Information Security
11 15 (5.86%) Change Management
11 15 (5.86%) Kanban
11 15 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (5.47%) SDLC
13 13 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (5.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (16.02%) C#
2 40 (15.63%) Java
2 40 (15.63%) SQL
3 39 (15.23%) PowerShell
4 35 (13.67%) JavaScript
5 17 (6.64%) Python
6 13 (5.08%) C++
7 7 (2.73%) Java 8
8 4 (1.56%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.17%) Apple Swift
9 3 (1.17%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.78%) C
10 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.78%) R
10 2 (0.78%) Ruby
10 2 (0.78%) Scala
11 1 (0.39%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.39%) Lua
11 1 (0.39%) PHP
11 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 93 (36.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 46 (17.97%) Security Cleared
3 45 (17.58%) SC Cleared
4 42 (16.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (12.89%) MCSE
6 13 (5.08%) CISSP
7 11 (4.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (4.30%) PMP
8 10 (3.91%) Master's Degree
8 10 (3.91%) PMI Certification
9 9 (3.52%) ISEB
10 8 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (2.34%) CISA
11 6 (2.34%) HND
11 6 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (1.95%) CCNA
13 4 (1.56%) CCNP
13 4 (1.56%) MCAD
13 4 (1.56%) MCSD
13 4 (1.56%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.03%) QA
2 17 (6.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.13%) PMO
4 5 (1.95%) SLA
5 4 (1.56%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.17%) Basel II
6 3 (1.17%) IFRS
6 3 (1.17%) IFRS 9
6 3 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.17%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.39%) DO-254
7 1 (0.39%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.39%) PMBOK
System Software
1 32 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.30%) XenApp
4 9 (3.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (2.73%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.95%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.56%) Firmware
7 4 (1.56%) XenServer
8 3 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.78%) vSphere
10 1 (0.39%) HDFS
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (3.91%) SCCM
2 8 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (2.73%) Puppet
4 6 (2.34%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.56%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.56%) XenMobile
6 3 (1.17%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (0.78%) WSUS
8 1 (0.39%) Ambari
8 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.39%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.39%) MOM
8 1 (0.39%) Oozie
8 1 (0.39%) OpenView
8 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.39%) SCOM
8 1 (0.39%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 75 (29.30%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.59%) Oracle
3 20 (7.81%) Nintex
3 20 (7.81%) VMware
4 17 (6.64%) Citrix
5 12 (4.69%) Ivanti
6 7 (2.73%) HP
6 7 (2.73%) ThinPrint
7 6 (2.34%) Adobe
7 6 (2.34%) Tableau
8 5 (1.95%) SAP
9 4 (1.56%) Apple
9 4 (1.56%) IBM
9 4 (1.56%) McAfee
9 4 (1.56%) Splunk
10 3 (1.17%) Brocade
10 3 (1.17%) Cisco
10 3 (1.17%) Google
10 3 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.17%) Xamarin