Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 2 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,314 1,067 891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.92% 24.60% 16.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.13% 25.86% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 659 524
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £319 £288 £263
90th Percentile £500 £488 £463
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.67% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Scotland median hourly rate - £43.39 £44.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.31% +10.12%
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +10.81%

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 5,229 4,126 5,037
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.18% 95.13% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,949 2,359 2,885
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £237 £227 £231
90th Percentile £544 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 106 111
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.96% +21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.32 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.00 £46.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.35%

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 14 August 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 14 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
Edinburgh +2 619 £400 +6.67% 104
Glasgow 0 617 £400 +6.67% 123
Dundee +3 24 £348 +54.44% 4
Aberdeen +9 10 £403 +15.00% 4
West Lothian -6 9 £338 -10.00% 7
South Lanarkshire -2 3 £380 -5.00% 1
Renfrewshire - 3 £425 -
Stirling -8 2 £313 -3.85% 1
Midlothian - 2 £375 - 3
Moray +1 1 £470 +34.29%
Argyll and Bute - 1 £388 - 1
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 562 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
2 529 (40.26%) JavaScript
3 473 (36.00%) Java
4 363 (27.63%) HTML
5 357 (27.17%) SQL
6 325 (24.73%) CSS
7 298 (22.68%) Finance
8 292 (22.22%) C#
9 283 (21.54%) .NET
10 262 (19.94%) AngularJS
11 251 (19.10%) Spring
12 218 (16.59%) SQL Server
13 184 (14.00%) Oracle
14 183 (13.93%) HTML5
15 181 (13.77%) Git (software)
16 169 (12.86%) Scrum
17 166 (12.63%) Python
18 161 (12.25%) MVC
19 159 (12.10%) React
20 157 (11.95%) TDD
21 151 (11.49%) Microsoft
22 148 (11.26%) REST
23 143 (10.88%) Banking
24 140 (10.65%) OO
25 137 (10.43%) Relational Database
26 136 (10.35%) Hibernate
27 122 (9.28%) XML
28 121 (9.21%) ASP.NET
29 114 (8.68%) jQuery
30 109 (8.30%) Web Development

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 65 (4.95%) JBoss
2 41 (3.12%) Tomcat
3 35 (2.66%) SharePoint
4 28 (2.13%) WebSphere
5 26 (1.98%) Confluence
6 24 (1.83%) Apache
6 24 (1.83%) Umbraco
7 21 (1.60%) Jetty
8 18 (1.37%) SAS
8 18 (1.37%) WebLogic
9 16 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (1.07%) Apache Spark
10 14 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (0.76%) CMS
12 9 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.46%) PowerExchange
14 5 (0.38%) EPiServer
15 4 (0.30%) Drupal
15 4 (0.30%) Kentico
15 4 (0.30%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.076%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.076%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 90 (6.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.46%) AquaLogic BPM
3 6 (0.46%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.15%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.076%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.076%) Magento
6 1 (0.076%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.076%) Sage 300 ERP
6 1 (0.076%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.076%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 106 (8.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (3.20%) Dynamics 365
4 36 (2.74%) npm
5 20 (1.52%) Office 365
6 17 (1.29%) PaaS
7 11 (0.84%) Yarn
8 9 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
8 9 (0.68%) OpenShift
9 7 (0.53%) GitHub
10 3 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.15%) Boomi
11 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.15%) Heroku
11 2 (0.15%) IaaS
11 2 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.15%) iTunes
11 2 (0.15%) SaaS
11 2 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.22%) HTTP
2 9 (0.68%) AMQP
3 6 (0.46%) Internet
4 5 (0.38%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.30%) DSL
5 4 (0.30%) FTP
5 4 (0.30%) SMS
5 4 (0.30%) WEP
6 3 (0.23%) Intranet
7 2 (0.15%) Firewall
7 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.15%) Skype
8 1 (0.076%) Broadband
8 1 (0.076%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.076%) SAN
8 1 (0.076%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (16.59%) SQL Server
2 137 (10.43%) Relational Database
3 78 (5.94%) NoSQL
4 70 (5.33%) MongoDB
5 67 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 61 (4.64%) MySQL
7 59 (4.49%) RDBMS
8 55 (4.19%) Hadoop
9 44 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
10 42 (3.20%) Oracle Database
11 41 (3.12%) Big Data
12 37 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 35 (2.66%) Azure SQL Database
14 34 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
15 27 (2.05%) Power BI
16 26 (1.98%) Redis
17 25 (1.90%) DB2
18 20 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
18 20 (1.52%) Riak
18 20 (1.52%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 181 (13.77%) Git (software)
2 104 (7.91%) Jenkins
3 85 (6.47%) Maven
4 61 (4.64%) JUnit
5 58 (4.41%) JIRA
6 55 (4.19%) Visual Studio
7 40 (3.04%) webpack
8 38 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 36 (2.74%) Eclipse
10 33 (2.51%) Gradle
10 33 (2.51%) Selenium
11 32 (2.44%) gulp
12 30 (2.28%) Subversion
13 29 (2.21%) NUnit
14 26 (1.98%) Bitbucket
15 25 (1.90%) Cucumber
16 21 (1.60%) FitNesse
17 18 (1.37%) Grunt
17 18 (1.37%) Xcode
18 16 (1.22%) Vagrant
General
1 298 (22.68%) Finance
2 143 (10.88%) Banking
3 22 (1.67%) Retail
4 20 (1.52%) Investment Banking
5 17 (1.29%) Advertising
6 16 (1.22%) Front Office
7 14 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.99%) Marketing
9 11 (0.84%) Games
10 9 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.61%) Legal
11 8 (0.61%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.61%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.53%) Electronics
13 5 (0.38%) Law
14 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.076%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.076%) International Banking
15 1 (0.076%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.076%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (27.63%) HTML
2 325 (24.73%) CSS
3 283 (21.54%) .NET
4 262 (19.94%) AngularJS
5 251 (19.10%) Spring
6 183 (13.93%) HTML5
7 159 (12.10%) React
8 148 (11.26%) REST
9 136 (10.35%) Hibernate
10 122 (9.28%) XML
11 121 (9.21%) ASP.NET
12 114 (8.68%) jQuery
13 100 (7.61%) .NET Framework
13 100 (7.61%) CSS3
14 97 (7.38%) SOAP
15 89 (6.77%) JSON
15 89 (6.77%) Web Services
16 88 (6.70%) RESTful
17 82 (6.24%) Node.js
18 69 (5.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 67 (5.10%) User Experience
2 64 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
4 36 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
5 35 (2.66%) Mobile App
6 33 (2.51%) Fintech
7 30 (2.28%) Computer Science
8 24 (1.83%) Data Structures
9 20 (1.52%) Algorithms
10 19 (1.45%) Derivative
11 17 (1.29%) Cloud Native
12 15 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (0.76%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.53%) Reference Data
15 6 (0.46%) Credit Risk
15 6 (0.46%) OTC Derivatives
15 6 (0.46%) Wiki
16 5 (0.38%) Equity Derivative
16 5 (0.38%) Management Information System
16 5 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 94 (7.15%) Unix
2 92 (7.00%) Linux
3 73 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 54 (4.11%) Android
5 19 (1.45%) Windows
6 3 (0.23%) AIX
7 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.15%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.076%) CentOS
8 1 (0.076%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.076%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.076%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (12.86%) Scrum
3 161 (12.25%) MVC
4 157 (11.95%) TDD
5 140 (10.65%) OO
6 109 (8.30%) Web Development
7 104 (7.91%) Front End Development
8 103 (7.84%) Microservices
9 102 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
10 99 (7.53%) CRM
11 94 (7.15%) Test Automation
12 92 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
13 89 (6.77%) ETL
13 89 (6.77%) Unit Testing
14 85 (6.47%) SDLC
15 70 (5.33%) Analytics
16 69 (5.25%) DevOps
17 67 (5.10%) Data Modelling
18 65 (4.95%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 61 (4.64%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 529 (40.26%) JavaScript
2 473 (36.00%) Java
3 357 (27.17%) SQL
4 292 (22.22%) C#
5 166 (12.63%) Python
6 62 (4.72%) Java 8
7 52 (3.96%) PL/SQL
7 52 (3.96%) T-SQL
8 46 (3.50%) C++
9 45 (3.42%) PHP
10 44 (3.35%) Scala
11 40 (3.04%) Apple Swift
12 37 (2.82%) Objective-C
13 34 (2.59%) ES6
14 32 (2.44%) TypeScript
15 26 (1.98%) Shell Script
16 25 (1.90%) Ruby
17 24 (1.83%) Perl
18 15 (1.14%) PowerShell
19 14 (1.07%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (2.97%) Degree
2 18 (1.37%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.46%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.23%) SAS Certification
6 3 (0.23%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.076%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.076%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.076%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.98%) Data Quality
2 25 (1.90%) QA
3 9 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.23%) GDPR
5 2 (0.15%) COREP
5 2 (0.15%) PMO
6 1 (0.076%) Basel III
System Software
1 84 (6.39%) Docker
2 3 (0.23%) HDFS
3 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.076%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.076%) GeoWebCache
4 1 (0.076%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (2.51%) Ansible
2 22 (1.67%) Puppet
3 19 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.22%) Cobbler
4 16 (1.22%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.46%) Kibana
6 5 (0.38%) Oracle Flashback
7 4 (0.30%) Control-M
8 3 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.076%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.076%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.076%) logstash
10 1 (0.076%) Nessus
10 1 (0.076%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 184 (14.00%) Oracle
2 151 (11.49%) Microsoft
3 33 (2.51%) Informatica
4 22 (1.67%) IBM
4 22 (1.67%) Xamarin
5 21 (1.60%) Teradata
6 20 (1.52%) SAP
7 19 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (1.22%) Splunk
9 15 (1.14%) Atlassian
9 15 (1.14%) Perforce
10 14 (1.07%) Google
11 12 (0.91%) Tableau
12 9 (0.68%) Sybase
12 9 (0.68%) TIBCO
13 6 (0.46%) Ab Initio
13 6 (0.46%) Apple
13 6 (0.46%) CA
13 6 (0.46%) Epicor
13 6 (0.46%) Talend