The median contractor rate for a Developer was £358 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
UK / Scotland
Rank 3 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 422 431 576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 24.07% 16.63% 19.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.51% 17.54% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 250 339
Median daily rate £358 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 8
Median hourly rate £52.00 £22.50 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +131.11% -40.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.86 £22.50 £20.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £22.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1654 2457 2819
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.35% 94.79% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1014 1357 1549
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 77
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +33.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +3 200 £375 -6.25% 64
Glasgow +2 171 £350 +7.69% 62
West Lothian -1 14 £375 - 3
Moray - 9 £388 -
Stirling -1 4 £475 +5.55%
Aberdeen -3 4 £369 -24.74%
Dundee - 4 £400 - 4
Angus - 2 - -
Fife -5 1 £320 +65.16%
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £400 - 4
Highlands - 1 £275 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £275 -
Developer
UK

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 328 (40.75%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (37.64%) Java
3 299 (37.14%) JavaScript
4 258 (32.05%) HTML
5 234 (29.07%) CSS
6 201 (24.97%) SQL
7 195 (24.22%) Finance
8 186 (23.11%) .NET
9 183 (22.73%) AngularJS
10 181 (22.48%) C#
11 140 (17.39%) MVC
12 137 (17.02%) SQL Server
13 136 (16.89%) Scrum
14 111 (13.79%) Spring
14 111 (13.79%) HTML5
15 108 (13.42%) ASP.NET
16 107 (13.29%) Web Development
17 106 (13.17%) Oracle
18 101 (12.55%) TDD
19 94 (11.68%) jQuery
20 91 (11.30%) Web Services
21 82 (10.19%) Front End Development
22 75 (9.32%) Linux
23 73 (9.07%) Microsoft
24 72 (8.94%) Node.js
25 70 (8.70%) REST
26 68 (8.45%) ASP.NET MVC
27 67 (8.32%) OO
28 66 (8.20%) CSS3
29 65 (8.07%) Git (software)

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 44 (5.47%) CMS
2 36 (4.47%) JBoss
3 23 (2.86%) Umbraco
4 19 (2.36%) GeoServer
5 17 (2.11%) Apache
5 17 (2.11%) Tomcat
6 14 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 12 (1.49%) Confluence
7 12 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
8 10 (1.24%) SAS
9 9 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (1.12%) SharePoint
10 8 (0.99%) IIS
10 8 (0.99%) WordPress
11 7 (0.87%) EPiServer
11 7 (0.87%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.62%) GlassFish
13 4 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (2.24%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
2 11 (1.37%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.50%) EngageOne
4 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.25%) MS Office
5 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (1.49%) BusinessWorks
1 12 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 4 (0.50%) Maximo
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.75%) PaaS
4 5 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.62%) GitHub
5 4 (0.50%) iTunes
6 3 (0.37%) SaaS
7 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.12%) Google Play
8 1 (0.12%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.12%) Office 365
8 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.12%) HTTP
2 8 (0.99%) Internet
3 5 (0.62%) FTP
3 5 (0.62%) Intranet
4 2 (0.25%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.12%) DNS
5 1 (0.12%) Modbus
5 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.83%) Relational Database
3 48 (5.96%) Oracle Database
4 40 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (4.35%) MySQL
6 33 (4.10%) NoSQL
7 31 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
8 26 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (2.73%) MongoDB
10 22 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
11 21 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
12 17 (2.11%) DB2
13 16 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
14 13 (1.61%) GIS
14 13 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (1.61%) RDBMS
14 13 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 65 (8.07%) Git (software)
2 63 (7.83%) Maven
3 46 (5.71%) Cucumber
3 46 (5.71%) Jenkins
4 44 (5.47%) JIRA
5 37 (4.60%) Subversion
6 35 (4.35%) Selenium
7 31 (3.85%) Gradle
8 29 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (2.98%) Visual Studio
10 22 (2.73%) Eclipse
11 21 (2.61%) JUnit
12 19 (2.36%) JBehave
13 17 (2.11%) Ant
14 14 (1.74%) Mockito
15 13 (1.61%) SoapUI
16 11 (1.37%) Grunt
16 11 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
16 11 (1.37%) WebDriver
17 9 (1.12%) Hudson
General
1 195 (24.22%) Finance
2 55 (6.83%) Banking
3 9 (1.12%) Marketing
4 7 (0.87%) Back Office
4 7 (0.87%) Retail
5 6 (0.75%) Law
6 3 (0.37%) Games
6 3 (0.37%) German Language
6 3 (0.37%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.37%) Italian Language
6 3 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.25%) Publishing
7 2 (0.25%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.25%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.12%) Advertising
8 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.12%) French Language
8 1 (0.12%) Legal
8 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (32.05%) HTML
2 234 (29.07%) CSS
3 186 (23.11%) .NET
4 183 (22.73%) AngularJS
5 111 (13.79%) HTML5
5 111 (13.79%) Spring
6 108 (13.42%) ASP.NET
7 94 (11.68%) jQuery
8 91 (11.30%) Web Services
9 72 (8.94%) Node.js
10 70 (8.70%) REST
11 68 (8.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 66 (8.20%) CSS3
13 59 (7.33%) React
13 59 (7.33%) XML
14 54 (6.71%) SOAP
15 51 (6.34%) .NET Framework
16 50 (6.21%) Hibernate
17 47 (5.84%) RESTful
18 36 (4.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.21%) User Experience
2 37 (4.60%) Computer Science
3 32 (3.98%) Mobile App
4 21 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.37%) Algorithms
7 11 (1.37%) iPad
8 10 (1.24%) Mainframe
9 9 (1.12%) Fintech
10 8 (0.99%) Wiki
11 7 (0.87%) Data Centre
11 7 (0.87%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.75%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.62%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.62%) DataPower
13 5 (0.62%) iPhone
14 4 (0.50%) Derivative
14 4 (0.50%) iSeries
14 4 (0.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 75 (9.32%) Linux
2 47 (5.84%) Unix
3 39 (4.84%) Android
4 38 (4.72%) Apple iOS
5 23 (2.86%) Windows
6 6 (0.75%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.25%) MVS
8 2 (0.25%) Solaris
9 1 (0.12%) Debian
9 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (40.75%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (17.39%) MVC
3 136 (16.89%) Scrum
4 107 (13.29%) Web Development
5 101 (12.55%) TDD
6 82 (10.19%) Front End Development
7 67 (8.32%) OO
8 54 (6.71%) Microservices
9 53 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (5.96%) BDD
11 45 (5.59%) Software Engineering
12 44 (5.47%) SOA
13 40 (4.97%) Unit Testing
14 31 (3.85%) SDLC
15 30 (3.73%) Android Development
15 30 (3.73%) ETL
15 30 (3.73%) Open Source
16 28 (3.48%) iOS Development
17 26 (3.23%) Responsive Web Design
18 25 (3.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 303 (37.64%) Java
2 299 (37.14%) JavaScript
3 201 (24.97%) SQL
4 181 (22.48%) C#
5 60 (7.45%) Python
6 50 (6.21%) PL/SQL
7 34 (4.22%) T-SQL
8 25 (3.11%) PHP
9 23 (2.86%) Perl
10 21 (2.61%) C++
10 21 (2.61%) Objective-C
11 14 (1.74%) TypeScript
12 12 (1.49%) C
13 11 (1.37%) Ruby
13 11 (1.37%) Scala
13 11 (1.37%) XAML
14 10 (1.24%) Apple Swift
15 9 (1.12%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.12%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (6.58%) Degree
2 32 (3.98%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.36%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.50%) BC Cleared
5 3 (0.37%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.37%) MCAD
5 3 (0.37%) MCSD
5 3 (0.37%) MCTS
5 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.25%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.12%) ISEB
7 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.11%) QA
2 18 (2.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
3 5 (0.62%) MiFID
4 4 (0.50%) EMIR
4 4 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) Basel III
6 1 (0.12%) ISO13485
6 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (1.61%) Docker
2 5 (0.62%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (0.87%) AirWatch
1 7 (0.87%) Puppet
2 5 (0.62%) Ansible
2 5 (0.62%) TeamSite
3 3 (0.37%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 106 (13.17%) Oracle
2 73 (9.07%) Microsoft
3 22 (2.73%) IBM
3 22 (2.73%) TIBCO
4 21 (2.61%) Adobe
5 19 (2.36%) Sybase
6 18 (2.24%) ESRI
7 15 (1.86%) Twitter
8 13 (1.61%) Sitecore
9 9 (1.12%) Perforce
9 9 (1.12%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.75%) Cognos
11 6 (0.75%) SAP
12 5 (0.62%) Alterian
12 5 (0.62%) Informatica
12 5 (0.62%) Xamarin
13 4 (0.50%) Apple
13 4 (0.50%) DevExpress
13 4 (0.50%) Google
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