Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 4 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,189 986 881
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 25.56% 20.84% 23.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.90% 21.76% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 620 539
Scotland median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £315 £300 £277
90th Percentile £538 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 14
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.58% -63.46% +65.08%
10th Percentile £13.50 £18.50 £39.50
90th Percentile £45.63 £19.50 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.15 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.88% +3.90%

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 4,420 4,532 3,576
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.01% 95.79% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,491 2,639 2,076
Scotland median daily rate £405 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +7.59% -3.33%
10th Percentile £218 £225 £220
90th Percentile £563 £538 £501
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 113 133
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.70% -17.52%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.83 £10.53
90th Percentile £44.50 £35.00 £49.68
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -4.48%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 +2 580 £425 +7.59% 119
Glasgow 0 532 £413 +10.00% 131
Dundee -1 19 £323 +35.79% 8
West Lothian +3 11 £350 +3.70% 11
Aberdeen -1 6 £375 -11.76% 10
Renfrewshire - 4 £361 - 3
Fife 0 3 £425 -19.05% 2
Lothian - 3 - -
Stirling +1 2 £500 +48.15% 5
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £375 -
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 482 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 441 (37.09%) Java
3 388 (32.63%) JavaScript
4 317 (26.66%) HTML
5 305 (25.65%) SQL
6 283 (23.80%) CSS
7 249 (20.94%) Finance
8 243 (20.44%) C#
9 239 (20.10%) Spring
10 216 (18.17%) AngularJS
11 210 (17.66%) .NET
12 193 (16.23%) SQL Server
13 190 (15.98%) Oracle
14 182 (15.31%) TDD
15 170 (14.30%) Banking
16 167 (14.05%) React
17 161 (13.54%) HTML5
18 155 (13.04%) MVC
19 153 (12.87%) Git (software)
20 148 (12.45%) Web Services
21 146 (12.28%) Scrum
22 144 (12.11%) Test Automation
23 139 (11.69%) REST
24 130 (10.93%) Continuous Integration
25 113 (9.50%) Web Development
26 111 (9.34%) Front End Development
27 110 (9.25%) Python
28 107 (9.00%) Microsoft
29 106 (8.92%) Linux
30 105 (8.83%) XML

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 37 (3.11%) JBoss
2 31 (2.61%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 28 (2.35%) Confluence
5 21 (1.77%) Apache
5 21 (1.77%) Cloud Foundry
5 21 (1.77%) WebSphere
6 18 (1.51%) CMS
7 13 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (1.01%) WebLogic
9 11 (0.93%) SAS
10 10 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.76%) Jetty
12 8 (0.67%) IIS
13 7 (0.59%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.50%) Drupal
15 5 (0.42%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.42%) WildFly
15 5 (0.42%) WordPress
16 4 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.34%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.084%) Simulink
7 1 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.50%) AquaLogic BPM
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.25%) Magento
6 1 (0.084%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.084%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.084%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 92 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (1.85%) Office 365
4 14 (1.18%) SaaS
4 14 (1.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 13 (1.09%) PaaS
6 11 (0.93%) GitHub
7 10 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (0.76%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 8 (0.67%) IaaS
9 8 (0.67%) npm
10 7 (0.59%) Yarn
11 6 (0.50%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.50%) Serverless
12 5 (0.42%) Apigee
12 5 (0.42%) Firebase
12 5 (0.42%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.34%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.01%) HTTP
2 11 (0.93%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.42%) Internet
4 4 (0.34%) FTP
4 4 (0.34%) NetScaler
4 4 (0.34%) SSL
5 3 (0.25%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.25%) Intranet
6 2 (0.17%) AMQP
6 2 (0.17%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.17%) DHCP
6 2 (0.17%) DNS
6 2 (0.17%) NFC
6 2 (0.17%) SMS
7 1 (0.084%) ATM
7 1 (0.084%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.084%) Firewall
7 1 (0.084%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (16.23%) SQL Server
2 79 (6.64%) Relational Database
3 69 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
4 62 (5.21%) MySQL
5 58 (4.88%) NoSQL
6 53 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (4.21%) RDBMS
8 49 (4.12%) MongoDB
9 46 (3.87%) Oracle Database
10 38 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
11 37 (3.11%) DB2
12 33 (2.78%) Power BI
13 32 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 28 (2.35%) SQLite
15 23 (1.93%) Big Data
15 23 (1.93%) Crystal Reports
15 23 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
16 21 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
17 19 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 18 (1.51%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 153 (12.87%) Git (software)
2 98 (8.24%) Jenkins
3 86 (7.23%) JIRA
4 53 (4.46%) JUnit
5 52 (4.37%) Maven
6 47 (3.95%) Visual Studio
7 41 (3.45%) Subversion
8 33 (2.78%) Selenium
8 33 (2.78%) Xcode
9 32 (2.69%) Eclipse
9 32 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (2.35%) Cucumber
11 25 (2.10%) TeamCity
12 20 (1.68%) FitNesse
13 19 (1.60%) Hudson
13 19 (1.60%) webpack
14 18 (1.51%) gulp
15 16 (1.35%) Gradle
16 15 (1.26%) Android Studio
16 15 (1.26%) Bitbucket
General
1 249 (20.94%) Finance
2 170 (14.30%) Banking
3 61 (5.13%) Investment Banking
4 25 (2.10%) Retail
5 23 (1.93%) Manufacturing
6 11 (0.93%) Marketing
7 8 (0.67%) Front Office
8 7 (0.59%) Advertising
8 7 (0.59%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.50%) Games
9 6 (0.50%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.42%) Publishing
11 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.25%) Law
13 2 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (26.66%) HTML
2 283 (23.80%) CSS
3 239 (20.10%) Spring
4 216 (18.17%) AngularJS
5 210 (17.66%) .NET
6 167 (14.05%) React
7 161 (13.54%) HTML5
8 148 (12.45%) Web Services
9 139 (11.69%) REST
10 105 (8.83%) XML
11 101 (8.49%) JSON
12 94 (7.91%) RESTful
13 92 (7.74%) SOAP
14 82 (6.90%) ASP.NET
14 82 (6.90%) CSS3
15 79 (6.64%) Hibernate
16 75 (6.31%) jQuery
16 75 (6.31%) Node.js
17 67 (5.63%) .NET Framework
18 52 (4.37%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 61 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (4.54%) Greenfield Project
3 53 (4.46%) Mobile App
4 47 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
5 45 (3.78%) User Experience
6 23 (1.93%) Mobile Banking
7 18 (1.51%) Private Cloud
8 16 (1.35%) Algorithms
8 16 (1.35%) Data Structures
9 15 (1.26%) Fintech
10 12 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.01%) Virtual Team
11 11 (0.93%) Cloud Native
12 9 (0.76%) Reference Data
13 8 (0.67%) Data Centre
13 8 (0.67%) Derivative
14 7 (0.59%) Smartphone
15 5 (0.42%) Management Information System
16 4 (0.34%) AS400
16 4 (0.34%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 106 (8.92%) Linux
2 86 (7.23%) Apple iOS
3 77 (6.48%) Unix
4 73 (6.14%) Android
5 25 (2.10%) Windows
6 7 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.42%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.25%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.084%) OS/400
10 1 (0.084%) Solaris
10 1 (0.084%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.084%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.084%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (15.31%) TDD
3 155 (13.04%) MVC
4 146 (12.28%) Scrum
5 144 (12.11%) Test Automation
6 130 (10.93%) Continuous Integration
7 113 (9.50%) Web Development
8 111 (9.34%) Front End Development
9 103 (8.66%) ETL
10 94 (7.91%) OO
10 94 (7.91%) Unit Testing
11 92 (7.74%) BDD
11 92 (7.74%) Microservices
12 82 (6.90%) DevOps
13 78 (6.56%) Software Engineering
14 69 (5.80%) SDLC
15 68 (5.72%) iOS Development
16 64 (5.38%) Problem-Solving
17 62 (5.21%) Analytics
18 56 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 441 (37.09%) Java
2 388 (32.63%) JavaScript
3 305 (25.65%) SQL
4 243 (20.44%) C#
5 110 (9.25%) Python
6 62 (5.21%) Apple Swift
6 62 (5.21%) Java 8
7 59 (4.96%) Objective-C
8 46 (3.87%) Perl
9 41 (3.45%) C++
10 36 (3.03%) PL/SQL
11 34 (2.86%) Shell Script
11 34 (2.86%) TypeScript
12 26 (2.19%) ES6
13 24 (2.02%) PowerShell
14 23 (1.93%) Groovy
14 23 (1.93%) Scala
14 23 (1.93%) T-SQL
15 22 (1.85%) PHP
16 18 (1.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (4.79%) Degree
2 26 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.34%) BC Cleared
5 4 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.25%) SAS Certification
7 2 (0.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.52%) QA
2 10 (0.84%) IFRS
3 6 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.34%) GDPR
6 3 (0.25%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.084%) EMIR
7 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.084%) PMO
7 1 (0.084%) PSD2
System Software
1 54 (4.54%) Docker
2 4 (0.34%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.34%) Firmware
3 3 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.084%) NFS
4 1 (0.084%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 26 (2.19%) Puppet
2 19 (1.60%) Ansible
3 13 (1.09%) Kubernetes
4 9 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.42%) Cobbler
6 3 (0.25%) Salt
6 3 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.17%) Control-M
7 2 (0.17%) Rancher
8 1 (0.084%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.084%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.084%) Kibana
8 1 (0.084%) logstash
8 1 (0.084%) SCCM
Vendors
1 190 (15.98%) Oracle
2 107 (9.00%) Microsoft
3 37 (3.11%) Ab Initio
4 30 (2.52%) Google
5 28 (2.35%) Teradata
6 25 (2.10%) Informatica
7 21 (1.77%) Apple
8 20 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
8 20 (1.68%) Xamarin
9 19 (1.60%) Epicor
10 16 (1.35%) IBM
11 11 (0.93%) Charles River
12 9 (0.76%) Tableau
13 8 (0.67%) Sybase
14 7 (0.59%) OutSystems
14 7 (0.59%) SAP
14 7 (0.59%) VMware
15 5 (0.42%) Nintex
15 5 (0.42%) Twitter
15 5 (0.42%) UiPath