The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 528 457 534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 24.07% 15.55% 18.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.17% 16.77% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 261 288
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £442 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

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 2098 2725 2821
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.62% 92.72% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 1521 1444
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 58 83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -20.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 June 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
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 June 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 +1 241 £375 +2.73% 47
Glasgow +1 241 £375 +11.11% 67
West Lothian +4 12 £375 -11.24% 1
Aberdeen -9 5 £375 - 3
Dundee +7 2 £225 - 4
Stirling +6 2 £325 -35.00% 3
Fife +3 2 £229 -28.51% 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £400 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Moray - 1 £350 -
East Ayrshire - 1 £350 -
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 359 (37.79%) Java
2 355 (37.37%) Agile Software Development
3 325 (34.21%) JavaScript
4 283 (29.79%) HTML
5 267 (28.11%) CSS
6 240 (25.26%) SQL
7 232 (24.42%) Finance
8 206 (21.68%) C#
9 199 (20.95%) .NET
10 186 (19.58%) AngularJS
11 161 (16.95%) MVC
12 160 (16.84%) Spring
13 129 (13.58%) SQL Server
14 122 (12.84%) Scrum
15 121 (12.74%) Web Development
16 118 (12.42%) Front End Development
17 111 (11.68%) HTML5
18 107 (11.26%) TDD
18 107 (11.26%) OO
19 103 (10.84%) Oracle
20 99 (10.42%) ASP.NET
21 95 (10.00%) Linux
22 93 (9.79%) Web Services
22 93 (9.79%) jQuery
23 90 (9.47%) React
24 88 (9.26%) Git (software)
25 83 (8.74%) Unix
26 76 (8.00%) Relational Database
26 76 (8.00%) CSS3
27 68 (7.16%) Banking

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 38 (4.00%) CMS
2 23 (2.42%) Tomcat
3 21 (2.21%) JBoss
4 17 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.79%) Umbraco
5 15 (1.58%) Apache
6 14 (1.47%) Confluence
7 11 (1.16%) Drupal
7 11 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (1.05%) SAS
8 10 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (0.95%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.53%) EPiServer
12 5 (0.53%) IIS
12 5 (0.53%) WordPress
13 4 (0.42%) GlassFish
13 4 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.32%) MODX
Applications
1 23 (2.42%) Photoshop
2 17 (1.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.21%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.95%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 8 (0.84%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.53%) Magento
4 5 (0.53%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.42%) Maximo
6 2 (0.21%) OpenText Process Suite
6 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 51 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (1.79%) GitHub
3 14 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
6 9 (0.95%) Amazon S3
7 8 (0.84%) PaaS
8 4 (0.42%) IaaS
8 4 (0.42%) iTunes
8 4 (0.42%) SaaS
9 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.21%) Office 365
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.11%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.11%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.11%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.11%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.16%) FTP
2 6 (0.63%) Intranet
3 3 (0.32%) Bluetooth
3 3 (0.32%) HTTP
4 2 (0.21%) DNS
4 2 (0.21%) VPN
5 1 (0.11%) Internet
5 1 (0.11%) NFC
5 1 (0.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (13.58%) SQL Server
2 76 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 43 (4.53%) Oracle Database
4 38 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 32 (3.37%) MySQL
6 31 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (2.95%) RDBMS
8 26 (2.74%) DB2
8 26 (2.74%) Oracle Database 12c
9 23 (2.42%) MongoDB
10 20 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
14 12 (1.26%) KDB
15 11 (1.16%) Kdb+
15 11 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 88 (9.26%) Git (software)
2 62 (6.53%) Jenkins
3 56 (5.89%) Maven
4 38 (4.00%) Subversion
5 32 (3.37%) Cucumber
6 26 (2.74%) Ant
7 25 (2.63%) Grunt
7 25 (2.63%) JIRA
8 23 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (2.42%) Visual Studio
9 21 (2.21%) JUnit
10 20 (2.11%) Selenium
11 17 (1.79%) Mockito
12 16 (1.68%) Gradle
12 16 (1.68%) Hudson
12 16 (1.68%) Oracle APEX
13 14 (1.47%) Eclipse
14 13 (1.37%) gulp
15 10 (1.05%) Jasmine
15 10 (1.05%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 232 (24.42%) Finance
2 68 (7.16%) Banking
3 11 (1.16%) Marketing
4 10 (1.05%) Law
4 10 (1.05%) Retail
5 7 (0.74%) Back Office
6 6 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.63%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.42%) Games
7 4 (0.42%) German Language
7 4 (0.42%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.42%) Italian Language
8 3 (0.32%) Legal
8 3 (0.32%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.21%) Electronics
9 2 (0.21%) Front Office
9 2 (0.21%) Publishing
9 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.11%) French Language
10 1 (0.11%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (29.79%) HTML
2 267 (28.11%) CSS
3 199 (20.95%) .NET
4 186 (19.58%) AngularJS
5 160 (16.84%) Spring
6 111 (11.68%) HTML5
7 99 (10.42%) ASP.NET
8 93 (9.79%) jQuery
8 93 (9.79%) Web Services
9 90 (9.47%) React
10 76 (8.00%) CSS3
11 68 (7.16%) XML
12 67 (7.05%) SOAP
13 66 (6.95%) Hibernate
14 61 (6.42%) ASP.NET MVC
15 60 (6.32%) REST
16 59 (6.21%) Node.js
17 48 (5.05%) .NET Framework
17 48 (5.05%) JSON
18 47 (4.95%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 54 (5.68%) User Experience
2 42 (4.42%) Mobile App
3 38 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 32 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
5 28 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (2.53%) iPad
7 22 (2.32%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.11%) Algorithms
8 20 (2.11%) iPhone
9 17 (1.79%) Data Structures
9 17 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.58%) Mainframe
11 11 (1.16%) Fintech
11 11 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (1.05%) Data Centre
13 9 (0.95%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.84%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.84%) Wiki
15 5 (0.53%) Animation
15 5 (0.53%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 95 (10.00%) Linux
2 83 (8.74%) Unix
3 67 (7.05%) Apple iOS
4 47 (4.95%) Android
5 26 (2.74%) Windows
6 6 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.21%) Debian
7 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.21%) Solaris
8 1 (0.11%) CentOS
8 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.11%) MVS
8 1 (0.11%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (37.37%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (16.95%) MVC
3 122 (12.84%) Scrum
4 121 (12.74%) Web Development
5 118 (12.42%) Front End Development
6 107 (11.26%) OO
6 107 (11.26%) TDD
7 58 (6.11%) Software Engineering
8 55 (5.79%) Microservices
9 54 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
9 54 (5.68%) iOS Development
10 49 (5.16%) Test Automation
11 45 (4.74%) Unit Testing
12 40 (4.21%) BDD
13 38 (4.00%) SDLC
14 35 (3.68%) SOA
15 33 (3.47%) OOA/OOD
15 33 (3.47%) Responsive Web Design
16 30 (3.16%) Android Development
17 29 (3.05%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 359 (37.79%) Java
2 325 (34.21%) JavaScript
3 240 (25.26%) SQL
4 206 (21.68%) C#
5 56 (5.89%) PL/SQL
6 45 (4.74%) Python
7 43 (4.53%) Objective-C
8 41 (4.32%) Perl
9 38 (4.00%) PHP
10 35 (3.68%) C++
11 30 (3.16%) Apple Swift
12 23 (2.42%) TypeScript
13 21 (2.21%) Shell Script
14 20 (2.11%) Scala
15 19 (2.00%) Ruby
16 16 (1.68%) XAML
17 15 (1.58%) T-SQL
18 11 (1.16%) JCL
18 11 (1.16%) VB
18 11 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (5.26%) Degree
2 20 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.58%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.32%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.21%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.21%) HND
7 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.68%) QA
2 15 (1.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.95%) Dodd-Frank
3 9 (0.95%) EMIR
3 9 (0.95%) MiFID
4 7 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.32%) Basel III
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 15 (1.58%) Docker
2 11 (1.16%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (0.84%) Puppet
2 7 (0.74%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (0.21%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.21%) TeamSite
3 2 (0.21%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.11%) Ansible
Vendors
1 103 (10.84%) Oracle
2 66 (6.95%) Microsoft
3 34 (3.58%) Sybase
4 28 (2.95%) Adobe
5 26 (2.74%) IBM
6 20 (2.11%) Perforce
7 15 (1.58%) Xamarin
8 12 (1.26%) Informatica
8 12 (1.26%) TIBCO
9 10 (1.05%) Sitecore
10 8 (0.84%) Apple
10 8 (0.84%) Twitter
11 5 (0.53%) Blue Prism
11 5 (0.53%) Capita
11 5 (0.53%) SAP
12 4 (0.42%) Alterian
12 4 (0.42%) Google
12 4 (0.42%) Tableau
12 4 (0.42%) VMware
13 3 (0.32%) Vermilion
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