Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Developer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,285 1,165 980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.97% 24.00% 19.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.24% 25.12% 21.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 726 589
Scotland median daily rate £400 £376 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.31% +4.51% -0.69%
10th Percentile £324 £289 £263
90th Percentile £525 £494 £463
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Scotland median hourly rate - £43.39 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.48% +6.67%
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +10.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5,092 4,637 4,617
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.53% 93.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,739 2,614 2,699
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -
10th Percentile £225 £230 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £494
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 139 127
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +12.82% -2.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.23 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.71 £43.90 £42.70
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.89%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Scotland

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Scotland

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Scotland

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Scotland

Developer
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 Developer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 October 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 +3 657 £400 +3.23% 124
Glasgow -1 548 £400 +6.67% 150
Dundee +1 22 £320 +42.22% 14
West Lothian +5 12 £328 -12.67% 5
Aberdeen 0 5 £375 -1.64% 5
Stirling -5 2 £313 -3.85% 4
Midlothian - 2 £375 - 7
Renfrewshire - 2 £429 - 2
Lothian - 2 - -
Moray +1 1 £470 +34.29% 1
Fife -3 1 - - 1
Argyll and Bute - 1 £388 -
Developer
UK

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, Developer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Developer in the job title.

1 570 (44.36%) Agile Software Development
2 522 (40.62%) Java
3 465 (36.19%) JavaScript
4 355 (27.63%) HTML
5 340 (26.46%) SQL
6 303 (23.58%) CSS
7 298 (23.19%) Finance
8 276 (21.48%) Spring
9 266 (20.70%) C#
10 251 (19.53%) .NET
11 238 (18.52%) AngularJS
12 204 (15.88%) HTML5
13 198 (15.41%) React
14 197 (15.33%) Oracle
15 193 (15.02%) SQL Server
16 168 (13.07%) TDD
17 167 (13.00%) Scrum
18 166 (12.92%) Git (software)
19 164 (12.76%) Python
20 158 (12.30%) Banking
21 140 (10.89%) Hibernate
21 140 (10.89%) MVC
22 137 (10.66%) OO
23 136 (10.58%) Test Automation
24 133 (10.35%) XML
25 129 (10.04%) REST
26 124 (9.65%) Relational Database
27 119 (9.26%) Front End Development
28 118 (9.18%) Microservices
29 114 (8.87%) Continuous Integration

Developer Skill Set
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 60 (4.67%) JBoss
2 48 (3.74%) Tomcat
3 37 (2.88%) SharePoint
4 33 (2.57%) WebSphere
5 31 (2.41%) Confluence
6 28 (2.18%) Apache
7 21 (1.63%) SAS
8 17 (1.32%) Jetty
9 16 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
10 15 (1.17%) WebLogic
11 13 (1.01%) CMS
12 11 (0.86%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.62%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.62%) WildFly
15 6 (0.47%) IIS
16 5 (0.39%) Drupal
16 5 (0.39%) EPiServer
16 5 (0.39%) GlassFish
Applications
1 16 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.078%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 37 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.78%) AquaLogic BPM
2 10 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.47%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.16%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.078%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.078%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.078%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.078%) Magento
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.078%) Sage 300 ERP
7 1 (0.078%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 82 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (2.33%) npm
4 29 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
5 24 (1.87%) Office 365
6 21 (1.63%) PaaS
7 15 (1.17%) Yarn
8 9 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
8 9 (0.70%) OpenShift
8 9 (0.70%) SaaS
9 7 (0.54%) IaaS
10 6 (0.47%) GitHub
11 5 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.31%) Heroku
13 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.23%) NuGet
14 2 (0.16%) Boomi
14 2 (0.16%) Firebase
14 2 (0.16%) iTunes
14 2 (0.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.79%) HTTP
2 9 (0.70%) AMQP
2 9 (0.70%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.47%) Internet
4 4 (0.31%) FTP
5 3 (0.23%) SMS
6 2 (0.16%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.16%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.16%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.16%) Intranet
6 2 (0.16%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.16%) NFC
6 2 (0.16%) SSL
6 2 (0.16%) WEP
7 1 (0.078%) ATM
7 1 (0.078%) Firewall
7 1 (0.078%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.078%) SAN
7 1 (0.078%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (15.02%) SQL Server
2 124 (9.65%) Relational Database
3 84 (6.54%) NoSQL
4 77 (5.99%) MongoDB
5 62 (4.82%) MySQL
6 61 (4.75%) RDBMS
7 54 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
8 53 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 46 (3.58%) Oracle Database
10 45 (3.50%) Hadoop
11 43 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
12 36 (2.80%) DB2
13 35 (2.72%) Big Data
13 35 (2.72%) Power BI
14 31 (2.41%) SQLite
15 29 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 24 (1.87%) Redis
17 23 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
18 19 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
19 18 (1.40%) Riak
Development Applications
1 166 (12.92%) Git (software)
2 87 (6.77%) Jenkins
3 82 (6.38%) JIRA
4 80 (6.23%) Maven
5 74 (5.76%) JUnit
6 62 (4.82%) Visual Studio
7 44 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (2.88%) Subversion
9 33 (2.57%) webpack
10 32 (2.49%) Selenium
11 30 (2.33%) Eclipse
12 27 (2.10%) Gradle
13 26 (2.02%) Bitbucket
13 26 (2.02%) FitNesse
14 23 (1.79%) TeamCity
15 19 (1.48%) Xcode
16 18 (1.40%) NUnit
17 16 (1.25%) Cucumber
17 16 (1.25%) gulp
18 15 (1.17%) Grunt
General
1 298 (23.19%) Finance
2 158 (12.30%) Banking
3 31 (2.41%) Investment Banking
4 27 (2.10%) Retail
5 22 (1.71%) Front Office
6 18 (1.40%) Advertising
6 18 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.17%) Games
8 9 (0.70%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.70%) Marketing
9 8 (0.62%) Law
10 6 (0.47%) Legal
11 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.23%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.16%) Electronics
14 1 (0.078%) International Banking
14 1 (0.078%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 355 (27.63%) HTML
2 303 (23.58%) CSS
3 276 (21.48%) Spring
4 251 (19.53%) .NET
5 238 (18.52%) AngularJS
6 204 (15.88%) HTML5
7 198 (15.41%) React
8 140 (10.89%) Hibernate
9 133 (10.35%) XML
10 129 (10.04%) REST
11 111 (8.64%) ASP.NET
12 102 (7.94%) CSS3
13 101 (7.86%) Web Services
14 100 (7.78%) jQuery
14 100 (7.78%) SOAP
15 89 (6.93%) Node.js
16 88 (6.85%) JSON
17 86 (6.69%) RESTful
18 74 (5.76%) .NET Framework
19 65 (5.06%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (4.98%) User Experience
3 58 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
4 51 (3.97%) Mobile App
5 41 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
6 34 (2.65%) Fintech
7 29 (2.26%) Computer Science
8 27 (2.10%) Data Structures
9 25 (1.95%) Algorithms
10 21 (1.63%) Cloud Native
11 17 (1.32%) Derivative
11 17 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (1.09%) Private Cloud
13 13 (1.01%) Reference Data
14 9 (0.70%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.54%) Equity Derivative
16 6 (0.47%) Wiki
17 5 (0.39%) Data Centre
17 5 (0.39%) Equities
18 4 (0.31%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 93 (7.24%) Linux
2 91 (7.08%) Unix
3 82 (6.38%) Apple iOS
4 77 (5.99%) Android
5 27 (2.10%) Windows
6 3 (0.23%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.16%) AIX
8 1 (0.078%) CentOS
8 1 (0.078%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.078%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.078%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (44.36%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (13.07%) TDD
3 167 (13.00%) Scrum
4 140 (10.89%) MVC
5 137 (10.66%) OO
6 136 (10.58%) Test Automation
7 119 (9.26%) Front End Development
8 118 (9.18%) Microservices
9 114 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
9 114 (8.87%) Web Development
10 105 (8.17%) Problem-Solving
11 91 (7.08%) ETL
11 91 (7.08%) SDLC
12 86 (6.69%) Analytics
13 83 (6.46%) Unit Testing
14 80 (6.23%) Software Engineering
15 77 (5.99%) DevOps
16 67 (5.21%) BDD
17 57 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
18 56 (4.36%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 522 (40.62%) Java
2 465 (36.19%) JavaScript
3 340 (26.46%) SQL
4 266 (20.70%) C#
5 164 (12.76%) Python
6 64 (4.98%) Java 8
7 59 (4.59%) C++
8 47 (3.66%) Apple Swift
9 45 (3.50%) Objective-C
9 45 (3.50%) Scala
10 41 (3.19%) PL/SQL
11 38 (2.96%) Perl
12 37 (2.88%) Shell Script
13 36 (2.80%) PHP
14 35 (2.72%) TypeScript
15 31 (2.41%) T-SQL
16 30 (2.33%) ES6
17 28 (2.18%) Ruby
18 22 (1.71%) PowerShell
19 20 (1.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 55 (4.28%) Degree
2 14 (1.09%) Security Cleared
3 10 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (0.78%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (0.31%) SAS Certification
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.078%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.078%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.078%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.26%) QA
2 7 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.39%) IFRS
4 4 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.23%) GDPR
5 3 (0.23%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.16%) COREP
7 1 (0.078%) Basel III
7 1 (0.078%) EMIR
7 1 (0.078%) PMO
System Software
1 66 (5.14%) Docker
2 3 (0.23%) HDFS
3 2 (0.16%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.078%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (2.18%) Ansible
2 22 (1.71%) Kubernetes
3 21 (1.63%) Puppet
4 17 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.93%) Cobbler
6 4 (0.31%) Control-M
7 3 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.16%) Kibana
8 2 (0.16%) Salt
9 1 (0.078%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.078%) logstash
9 1 (0.078%) PingFederate
9 1 (0.078%) SCCM
Vendors
1 197 (15.33%) Oracle
2 101 (7.86%) Microsoft
3 28 (2.18%) IBM
3 28 (2.18%) Teradata
4 25 (1.95%) Google
5 24 (1.87%) Informatica
6 23 (1.79%) Ab Initio
7 22 (1.71%) Xamarin
8 19 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (1.17%) Atlassian
10 14 (1.09%) Tableau
11 13 (1.01%) Epicor
12 10 (0.78%) Sybase
13 9 (0.70%) Apple
13 9 (0.70%) TIBCO
14 8 (0.62%) SAP
14 8 (0.62%) Twitter
15 7 (0.54%) Adobe
15 7 (0.54%) Charles River
15 7 (0.54%) Perforce