Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1143 927 1085
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.67% 21.39% 17.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.76% 22.58% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 551 621
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% - -3.33%
10th Percentile £290 £265 £270
90th Percentile £500 £463 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 4
Scotland median hourly rate £31.20 £46.13 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.37% +46.43% -21.25%
10th Percentile £20.99 £39.50 £24.08
90th Percentile £41.00 £52.00 £62.38
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +2.03%

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 4811 4105 5837
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 94.72% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2742 2412 3018
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £229
90th Percentile £531 £494 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 118 123
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £49.40
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 23 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 November 2017. 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 -2 562 £388 +4.73% 58
Glasgow 0 473 £375 +3.45% 61
West Lothian -1 22 £375 - 4
Aberdeen -6 17 £406 +25.00% 3
Dundee +3 9 £240 -13.51% 7
Stirling +5 7 £325 -3.70% 1
Fife +7 6 £525 +69.35% 2
Aberdeenshire 0 3 £400 +3.23%
East Ayrshire +1 2 £350 +27.27%
Perth and Kinross - 2 £308 -
Inverclyde - 1 £375 -
Moray - 1 £350 -
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 452 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
2 429 (37.53%) JavaScript
3 426 (37.27%) Java
4 330 (28.87%) HTML
5 304 (26.60%) CSS
6 295 (25.81%) SQL
7 238 (20.82%) Finance
8 223 (19.51%) AngularJS
9 201 (17.59%) Spring
10 198 (17.32%) C#
11 178 (15.57%) .NET
12 165 (14.44%) Git (software)
13 164 (14.35%) TDD
14 150 (13.12%) SQL Server
15 136 (11.90%) React
16 134 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
17 132 (11.55%) Oracle
17 132 (11.55%) Linux
17 132 (11.55%) HTML5
18 129 (11.29%) Scrum
19 125 (10.94%) Front End Development
20 123 (10.76%) Web Development
21 119 (10.41%) XML
22 115 (10.06%) Web Services
23 113 (9.89%) jQuery
24 112 (9.80%) Hibernate
25 99 (8.66%) Python
26 97 (8.49%) OO
27 96 (8.40%) RESTful
28 95 (8.31%) Maven

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 67 (5.86%) JBoss
2 40 (3.50%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.62%) Tomcat
4 26 (2.27%) CMS
5 20 (1.75%) SAS
6 14 (1.22%) Drupal
6 14 (1.22%) WebSphere
7 12 (1.05%) Apache
8 11 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (0.79%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.70%) Jetty
10 8 (0.70%) nginx
10 8 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.61%) Confluence
11 7 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.61%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.52%) IIS
12 6 (0.52%) WordPress
13 5 (0.44%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 21 (1.84%) Photoshop
2 13 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.087%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 22 (1.92%) Markit EDM
2 20 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.44%) Magento
5 3 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.26%) Endur
6 2 (0.17%) assyst
6 2 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.087%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.087%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.087%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.36%) GitHub
4 12 (1.05%) Office 365
5 10 (0.87%) npm
6 8 (0.70%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
7 7 (0.61%) PaaS
7 7 (0.61%) Yarn
8 6 (0.52%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.44%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.35%) Boomi
10 4 (0.35%) IaaS
11 3 (0.26%) SaaS
12 2 (0.17%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.17%) Firebase
12 2 (0.17%) Google Play
12 2 (0.17%) Serverless
12 2 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.49%) Intranet
2 9 (0.79%) AMQP
3 7 (0.61%) HTTP
3 7 (0.61%) Internet
4 4 (0.35%) Firewall
4 4 (0.35%) FTP
4 4 (0.35%) LDAP
4 4 (0.35%) SSL
5 2 (0.17%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.17%) SMS
6 1 (0.087%) DNS
6 1 (0.087%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (13.12%) SQL Server
2 88 (7.70%) Relational Database
3 62 (5.42%) NoSQL
4 61 (5.34%) RDBMS
5 46 (4.02%) MongoDB
6 41 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
7 38 (3.32%) MySQL
8 36 (3.15%) Oracle Database
9 35 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 32 (2.80%) DB2
11 30 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 29 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 27 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
14 21 (1.84%) Hadoop
14 21 (1.84%) Power BI
15 19 (1.66%) PowerCenter
16 16 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
17 14 (1.22%) Big Data
17 14 (1.22%) Redis
18 13 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 165 (14.44%) Git (software)
2 95 (8.31%) Maven
3 87 (7.61%) Jenkins
4 52 (4.55%) Subversion
5 45 (3.94%) JUnit
6 36 (3.15%) Grunt
6 36 (3.15%) Selenium
7 34 (2.97%) Eclipse
8 33 (2.89%) Visual Studio
9 30 (2.62%) gulp
10 26 (2.27%) Mercurial
11 24 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
12 23 (2.01%) Cucumber
13 21 (1.84%) Ant
14 19 (1.66%) Jasmine
14 19 (1.66%) JIRA
15 17 (1.49%) FitNesse
16 16 (1.40%) Gradle
17 13 (1.14%) Bower
17 13 (1.14%) webpack
General
1 238 (20.82%) Finance
2 69 (6.04%) Banking
3 18 (1.57%) Investment Banking
3 18 (1.57%) Telecoms
4 17 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.40%) Marketing
6 11 (0.96%) Electronics
7 9 (0.79%) Front Office
8 8 (0.70%) Law
8 8 (0.70%) Publishing
9 6 (0.52%) Retail
10 5 (0.44%) Games
11 4 (0.35%) Legal
11 4 (0.35%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.17%) Advertising
12 2 (0.17%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.087%) Automotive
13 1 (0.087%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (28.87%) HTML
2 304 (26.60%) CSS
3 223 (19.51%) AngularJS
4 201 (17.59%) Spring
5 178 (15.57%) .NET
6 136 (11.90%) React
7 132 (11.55%) HTML5
8 119 (10.41%) XML
9 115 (10.06%) Web Services
10 113 (9.89%) jQuery
11 112 (9.80%) Hibernate
12 96 (8.40%) RESTful
13 94 (8.22%) ASP.NET
14 89 (7.79%) CSS3
15 77 (6.74%) REST
16 68 (5.95%) Node.js
16 68 (5.95%) Sass
17 64 (5.60%) JSON
17 64 (5.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 59 (5.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (5.77%) User Experience
2 52 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 51 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (3.76%) Data Structures
5 37 (3.24%) Algorithms
6 35 (3.06%) Computer Science
7 21 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.66%) Mobile App
8 19 (1.66%) PKI
9 16 (1.40%) Client/Server
9 16 (1.40%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.31%) Fintech
11 9 (0.79%) Fixed Income
11 9 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.61%) Derivative
12 7 (0.61%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.52%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.52%) Cyberthreat
13 6 (0.52%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.52%) STB
Operating Systems
1 132 (11.55%) Linux
2 64 (5.60%) Unix
3 44 (3.85%) Windows
4 42 (3.67%) Android
5 33 (2.89%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.44%) Solaris
8 4 (0.35%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.26%) DC/OS
10 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.17%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.087%) CentOS
11 1 (0.087%) Debian
11 1 (0.087%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.087%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (14.35%) TDD
3 134 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
4 129 (11.29%) Scrum
5 125 (10.94%) Front End Development
6 123 (10.76%) Web Development
7 97 (8.49%) OO
8 91 (7.96%) MVC
9 84 (7.35%) Test Automation
10 79 (6.91%) SDLC
11 77 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
12 72 (6.30%) Analytics
13 69 (6.04%) BDD
14 64 (5.60%) Software Engineering
15 55 (4.81%) Microservices
16 45 (3.94%) SOA
17 43 (3.76%) Data Analysis
18 42 (3.67%) Kanban
19 38 (3.32%) Workflow
20 36 (3.15%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 429 (37.53%) JavaScript
2 426 (37.27%) Java
3 295 (25.81%) SQL
4 198 (17.32%) C#
5 99 (8.66%) Python
6 60 (5.25%) PL/SQL
7 55 (4.81%) Perl
8 49 (4.29%) C++
9 42 (3.67%) T-SQL
10 39 (3.41%) PHP
11 26 (2.27%) Ruby
12 25 (2.19%) ES6
13 22 (1.92%) TypeScript
14 19 (1.66%) Shell Script
15 17 (1.49%) Scala
16 16 (1.40%) PowerShell
17 15 (1.31%) VB.NET
18 14 (1.22%) Objective-C
19 11 (0.96%) Bash Shell
20 10 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (3.15%) Degree
2 20 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.05%) BC Cleared
4 5 (0.44%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.26%) MCAD
6 3 (0.26%) MCSD
6 3 (0.26%) MCTS
7 2 (0.17%) HND
7 2 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.087%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.087%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.087%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.66%) Data Quality
2 18 (1.57%) QA
3 14 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.52%) EMIR
5 1 (0.087%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.087%) GDPR
5 1 (0.087%) MiFID
5 1 (0.087%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (3.50%) Docker
2 4 (0.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.35%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.26%) NFS
4 2 (0.17%) Firmware
5 1 (0.087%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.087%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (2.27%) Puppet
2 24 (2.10%) Ansible
3 14 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.05%) Kubernetes
5 8 (0.70%) Cobbler
6 6 (0.52%) Netcool
6 6 (0.52%) SCOM
7 4 (0.35%) WMI
8 3 (0.26%) Apache Brooklyn
8 3 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.26%) Marathon
8 3 (0.26%) Mesos
9 1 (0.087%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.087%) MOM
Vendors
1 132 (11.55%) Oracle
2 85 (7.44%) Microsoft
3 35 (3.06%) Sybase
4 30 (2.62%) Informatica
5 24 (2.10%) Perforce
6 21 (1.84%) Red Hat
7 18 (1.57%) SAP
8 17 (1.49%) Adobe
9 16 (1.40%) IBM
10 15 (1.31%) Google
10 15 (1.31%) ServiceNow
11 13 (1.14%) Twitter
12 10 (0.87%) Tableau
13 9 (0.79%) Cognos
13 9 (0.79%) Pega
13 9 (0.79%) Splunk
14 8 (0.70%) Facebook
14 8 (0.70%) TIBCO
14 8 (0.70%) VMware
15 7 (0.61%) Cloudera