Period
to 25 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 2 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 961 844 955
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.12% 22.68% 17.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.00% 23.88% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 527 561
Scotland median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £300 £263 £269
90th Percentile £475 £475 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 4
Scotland median hourly rate £65.25 £52.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.48% +65.08% -3.08%
10th Percentile £27.78 £45.00 £22.15
90th Percentile £102.53 £52.17 £46.36
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +9.59%

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 4,576 3,534 5,179
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 94.95% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,676 2,076 2,718
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £225 £213 £223
90th Percentile £544 £510 £527
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 117 77
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £15.89 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.87% -37.69% +41.67%
10th Percentile £11.36 £10.58 £10.64
90th Percentile £43.25 £52.00 £46.40
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 25 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 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 -2 511 £400 +6.67% 89
Glasgow 0 352 £375 +7.14% 139
Dundee 0 26 £225 -22.41% 14
Aberdeen +10 16 £425 +30.77% 10
West Lothian -5 11 £338 -10.00% 2
Fife +7 9 £500 +61.29% 3
East Ayrshire +2 2 £350 +27.27%
Inverclyde -1 2 £340 -9.33%
Stirling -3 2 - - 1
Perth and Kinross - 2 £308 - 1
South Ayrshire +2 1 - -
North Lanarkshire -2 1 - - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £380 - 2
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 358 (37.25%) Java
2 346 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 331 (34.44%) JavaScript
4 246 (25.60%) HTML
4 246 (25.60%) SQL
5 226 (23.52%) C#
6 215 (22.37%) CSS
7 185 (19.25%) .NET
8 183 (19.04%) Spring
9 180 (18.73%) Finance
10 168 (17.48%) AngularJS
11 156 (16.23%) SQL Server
12 154 (16.02%) TDD
13 136 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
14 127 (13.22%) Git (software)
15 121 (12.59%) MVC
16 118 (12.28%) Hibernate
17 111 (11.55%) Scrum
18 108 (11.24%) ASP.NET
19 106 (11.03%) XML
19 106 (11.03%) Oracle
20 101 (10.51%) Web Services
21 93 (9.68%) OO
22 90 (9.37%) JBoss
22 90 (9.37%) Python
23 86 (8.95%) Microsoft
23 86 (8.95%) Web Development
23 86 (8.95%) SDLC
24 84 (8.74%) Maven
24 84 (8.74%) Linux

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 90 (9.37%) JBoss
2 36 (3.75%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.39%) CMS
4 19 (1.98%) Tomcat
5 15 (1.56%) WebSphere
6 14 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (1.14%) GeoServer
8 11 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
10 9 (0.94%) PowerExchange
10 9 (0.94%) Umbraco
11 8 (0.83%) Apache
11 8 (0.83%) IIS
11 8 (0.83%) Jetty
11 8 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.73%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.62%) SAS
14 5 (0.52%) ColdFusion
14 5 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (0.83%) Photoshop
2 7 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.42%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.31%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 13 (1.35%) Markit EDM
2 12 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.94%) Endur
4 8 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.31%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.21%) assyst
8 2 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 2 (0.21%) Magento
8 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 48 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (2.19%) GitHub
3 21 (2.19%) Office 365
4 6 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.52%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.52%) npm
6 4 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.31%) Dialogflow
7 3 (0.31%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.31%) PaaS
8 2 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.21%) Firebase
8 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.21%) iTunes
8 2 (0.21%) SaaS
8 2 (0.21%) Serverless
9 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.56%) Intranet
2 11 (1.14%) HTTP
3 7 (0.73%) AMQP
3 7 (0.73%) Internet
4 2 (0.21%) FTP
4 2 (0.21%) Skype
4 2 (0.21%) SMS
4 2 (0.21%) SSL
4 2 (0.21%) WEP
5 1 (0.10%) ATM
5 1 (0.10%) DNS
5 1 (0.10%) DSL
5 1 (0.10%) Firewall
5 1 (0.10%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (16.23%) SQL Server
2 64 (6.66%) Relational Database
3 51 (5.31%) NoSQL
4 46 (4.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 45 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
6 42 (4.37%) RDBMS
7 39 (4.06%) MySQL
8 37 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 36 (3.75%) Oracle Database
10 33 (3.43%) MongoDB
11 31 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 30 (3.12%) Hadoop
13 25 (2.60%) PowerCenter
14 17 (1.77%) Power BI
15 16 (1.66%) DB2
16 15 (1.56%) GIS
16 15 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
17 14 (1.46%) Data Lake
18 13 (1.35%) Big Data
19 12 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 127 (13.22%) Git (software)
2 84 (8.74%) Maven
3 59 (6.14%) Jenkins
4 46 (4.79%) Subversion
5 35 (3.64%) JUnit
6 31 (3.23%) Eclipse
7 30 (3.12%) Selenium
8 29 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (2.60%) Visual Studio
10 19 (1.98%) Mercurial
11 18 (1.87%) JIRA
12 15 (1.56%) Cucumber
13 12 (1.25%) Mockito
13 12 (1.25%) NUnit
14 10 (1.04%) ERwin
15 9 (0.94%) FitNesse
16 8 (0.83%) webpack
17 7 (0.73%) Ant
17 7 (0.73%) Vagrant
17 7 (0.73%) XMLSpy
General
1 180 (18.73%) Finance
2 65 (6.76%) Banking
3 10 (1.04%) Games
4 9 (0.94%) Investment Banking
4 9 (0.94%) Law
5 7 (0.73%) Publishing
6 6 (0.62%) Marketing
6 6 (0.62%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.42%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.42%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.42%) Retail
7 4 (0.42%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.31%) Front Office
8 3 (0.31%) Legal
9 2 (0.21%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (25.60%) HTML
2 215 (22.37%) CSS
3 185 (19.25%) .NET
4 183 (19.04%) Spring
5 168 (17.48%) AngularJS
6 118 (12.28%) Hibernate
7 108 (11.24%) ASP.NET
8 106 (11.03%) XML
9 101 (10.51%) Web Services
10 82 (8.53%) jQuery
10 82 (8.53%) RESTful
11 77 (8.01%) HTML5
12 73 (7.60%) React
13 66 (6.87%) REST
14 57 (5.93%) Drools
15 55 (5.72%) Java EE
16 54 (5.62%) ASP.NET MVC
17 53 (5.52%) SOAP
18 50 (5.20%) XSLT
19 49 (5.10%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 39 (4.06%) User Experience
2 35 (3.64%) Algorithms
2 35 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
3 34 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (3.54%) Computer Science
4 31 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 30 (3.12%) Data Structures
6 16 (1.66%) Mainframe
7 11 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (0.94%) Derivative
8 9 (0.94%) Management Information System
9 8 (0.83%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.62%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.42%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.42%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.31%) Equities
12 3 (0.31%) iPad
12 3 (0.31%) iPhone
12 3 (0.31%) OTC Derivatives
12 3 (0.31%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 84 (8.74%) Linux
2 54 (5.62%) Unix
3 49 (5.10%) Android
4 44 (4.58%) Apple iOS
5 18 (1.87%) Windows
6 8 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.73%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.52%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.21%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.10%) CentOS
10 1 (0.10%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.10%) Debian
10 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (16.02%) TDD
3 136 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
4 121 (12.59%) MVC
5 111 (11.55%) Scrum
6 93 (9.68%) OO
7 86 (8.95%) SDLC
7 86 (8.95%) Web Development
8 81 (8.43%) Front End Development
9 78 (8.12%) SOA
10 72 (7.49%) Workflow
11 68 (7.08%) Test Automation
12 60 (6.24%) Analytics
13 49 (5.10%) ETL
13 49 (5.10%) Microservices
13 49 (5.10%) Software Engineering
14 47 (4.89%) Kanban
15 45 (4.68%) Business Intelligence
16 40 (4.16%) BDD
17 37 (3.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 358 (37.25%) Java
2 331 (34.44%) JavaScript
3 246 (25.60%) SQL
4 226 (23.52%) C#
5 90 (9.37%) Python
6 48 (4.99%) C++
7 36 (3.75%) T-SQL
8 35 (3.64%) PL/SQL
9 33 (3.43%) PHP
10 31 (3.23%) TypeScript
11 29 (3.02%) Perl
12 15 (1.56%) Ruby
13 14 (1.46%) PowerShell
14 13 (1.35%) Objective-C
15 9 (0.94%) Apple Swift
15 9 (0.94%) Scala
16 8 (0.83%) ES6
16 8 (0.83%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.83%) VBA
17 7 (0.73%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (3.64%) Degree
2 14 (1.46%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (0.73%) BC Cleared
4 7 (0.73%) MCAD
4 7 (0.73%) MCSD
4 7 (0.73%) MCTS
4 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.21%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.21%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.10%) HND
7 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.60%) Data Quality
2 21 (2.19%) QA
3 10 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.21%) EMIR
5 1 (0.10%) MiFID
5 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (4.06%) Docker
2 8 (0.83%) GeoWebCache
3 3 (0.31%) Firmware
3 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 20 (2.08%) Puppet
2 15 (1.56%) Ansible
3 11 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.04%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.62%) Cobbler
6 5 (0.52%) TeamSite
7 3 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.10%) Apache Brooklyn
9 1 (0.10%) Control-M
9 1 (0.10%) Grafana
9 1 (0.10%) Kibana
9 1 (0.10%) logstash
9 1 (0.10%) Marathon
9 1 (0.10%) Mesos
9 1 (0.10%) MOM
Vendors
1 106 (11.03%) Oracle
2 86 (8.95%) Microsoft
3 36 (3.75%) Informatica
4 19 (1.98%) Teradata
5 17 (1.77%) Xamarin
6 16 (1.66%) ServiceNow
7 13 (1.35%) Blue Prism
7 13 (1.35%) CA
7 13 (1.35%) IBM
7 13 (1.35%) Sybase
8 12 (1.25%) Red Hat
8 12 (1.25%) Tableau
9 11 (1.14%) Adobe
10 9 (0.94%) OpenLink
11 7 (0.73%) Cognos
11 7 (0.73%) Guidewire
11 7 (0.73%) TIBCO
12 5 (0.52%) Capita
12 5 (0.52%) Perforce
12 5 (0.52%) SAP