Period
to 20 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 2 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,195 935 893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.67% 24.45% 16.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.85% 25.67% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 579 517
Scotland median daily rate £400 £370 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.07% -3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £280 £263
90th Percentile £488 £475 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 2
Scotland median hourly rate £111.50 £45.31 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.08% +39.42% -23.53%
10th Percentile £111.25 £35.00 £23.25
90th Percentile £111.75 £52.17 £41.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +2.41% - +10.67%

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 5,011 3,643 5,152
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.07% 95.27% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,936 2,136 2,849
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £243 £213 £231
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 95 97
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% - +6.66%
10th Percentile £10.25 £11.31 £9.90
90th Percentile £48.30 £52.10 £44.05
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%

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 June 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
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 June 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 -1 576 £400 +6.67% 102
Glasgow 0 550 £400 +10.34% 116
Dundee +5 26 £375 +66.67% 11
Aberdeen +14 11 £390 +4.00% 8
West Lothian -9 8 £338 -10.00% 6
South Lanarkshire -4 3 £380 -5.00%
Stirling -8 2 £313 -34.21% 4
Midlothian - 2 £375 -
Inverclyde - 2 £340 -
Moray +4 1 £470 +25.33%
Fife +2 1 - - 4
North Lanarkshire -6 1 - - 1
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £425 - 4
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 484 (40.50%) JavaScript
2 449 (37.57%) Agile Software Development
3 394 (32.97%) Java
4 337 (28.20%) SQL
5 334 (27.95%) HTML
6 297 (24.85%) C#
7 294 (24.60%) CSS
8 269 (22.51%) .NET
9 259 (21.67%) Finance
10 251 (21.00%) AngularJS
11 209 (17.49%) Spring
12 208 (17.41%) SQL Server
13 168 (14.06%) MVC
14 157 (13.14%) TDD
15 154 (12.89%) Git (software)
15 154 (12.89%) HTML5
16 143 (11.97%) Scrum
17 139 (11.63%) Microsoft
18 136 (11.38%) Oracle
19 134 (11.21%) Python
20 129 (10.79%) REST
21 122 (10.21%) ASP.NET
22 119 (9.96%) Banking
23 118 (9.87%) OO
24 117 (9.79%) Hibernate
25 112 (9.37%) jQuery
25 112 (9.37%) React
26 107 (8.95%) XML
27 100 (8.37%) Front End Development
27 100 (8.37%) Microsoft Azure

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 68 (5.69%) JBoss
2 28 (2.34%) Tomcat
3 25 (2.09%) Umbraco
4 22 (1.84%) Apache
4 22 (1.84%) Confluence
4 22 (1.84%) SharePoint
5 21 (1.76%) WebSphere
6 20 (1.67%) CMS
7 16 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (1.17%) Jetty
8 14 (1.17%) SAS
9 13 (1.09%) PowerExchange
10 11 (0.92%) Apache Spark
10 11 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
10 11 (0.92%) GeoServer
10 11 (0.92%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.33%) Drupal
13 4 (0.33%) Kentico
Applications
1 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.084%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.084%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 80 (6.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.50%) Endur
3 5 (0.42%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.33%) AquaLogic BPM
4 4 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 4 (0.33%) Infor M3
4 4 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.17%) Magento
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.084%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.084%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 100 (8.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (2.18%) Dynamics 365
4 25 (2.09%) npm
5 10 (0.84%) Office 365
6 7 (0.59%) OpenShift
7 6 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.42%) Yarn
9 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.33%) GitHub
9 4 (0.33%) PaaS
10 3 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.17%) Boomi
11 2 (0.17%) SaaS
11 2 (0.17%) Serverless
12 1 (0.084%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.084%) Bluemix
12 1 (0.084%) Dialogflow
12 1 (0.084%) Google Tag Manager
12 1 (0.084%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.09%) HTTP
2 6 (0.50%) WEP
3 5 (0.42%) AMQP
3 5 (0.42%) DSL
4 4 (0.33%) FTP
4 4 (0.33%) Skype
5 3 (0.25%) Internet
6 2 (0.17%) Firewall
6 2 (0.17%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.17%) Intranet
7 1 (0.084%) ATM
7 1 (0.084%) Broadband
7 1 (0.084%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.084%) SAN
7 1 (0.084%) SMS
7 1 (0.084%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (17.41%) SQL Server
2 98 (8.20%) Relational Database
3 72 (6.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 58 (4.85%) NoSQL
5 50 (4.18%) Hadoop
6 47 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 45 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
7 45 (3.77%) MongoDB
8 40 (3.35%) MySQL
8 40 (3.35%) RDBMS
9 35 (2.93%) Oracle Database
10 31 (2.59%) Big Data
11 26 (2.18%) Azure SQL Database
12 23 (1.92%) PowerCenter
13 22 (1.84%) Power BI
14 21 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
15 20 (1.67%) DB2
16 19 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (1.34%) Data Lake
18 14 (1.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 154 (12.89%) Git (software)
2 82 (6.86%) Jenkins
3 72 (6.03%) Maven
4 47 (3.93%) JUnit
5 44 (3.68%) JIRA
6 42 (3.51%) Visual Studio
7 33 (2.76%) Selenium
7 33 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 32 (2.68%) gulp
9 29 (2.43%) Subversion
10 27 (2.26%) Eclipse
11 25 (2.09%) webpack
12 20 (1.67%) Cucumber
12 20 (1.67%) Gradle
12 20 (1.67%) NUnit
13 18 (1.51%) Grunt
14 16 (1.34%) MSTest
15 15 (1.26%) Bitbucket
15 15 (1.26%) FitNesse
16 14 (1.17%) Mockito
General
1 259 (21.67%) Finance
2 119 (9.96%) Banking
3 17 (1.42%) Retail
4 14 (1.17%) Advertising
5 12 (1.00%) Front Office
5 12 (1.00%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.00%) Marketing
6 11 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 11 (0.92%) Retail Banking
7 10 (0.84%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.67%) Games
8 8 (0.67%) Legal
9 6 (0.50%) Publishing
10 5 (0.42%) Electronics
10 5 (0.42%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.25%) Law
12 1 (0.084%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.084%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.084%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 334 (27.95%) HTML
2 294 (24.60%) CSS
3 269 (22.51%) .NET
4 251 (21.00%) AngularJS
5 209 (17.49%) Spring
6 154 (12.89%) HTML5
7 129 (10.79%) REST
8 122 (10.21%) ASP.NET
9 117 (9.79%) Hibernate
10 112 (9.37%) jQuery
10 112 (9.37%) React
11 107 (8.95%) XML
12 92 (7.70%) .NET Framework
13 85 (7.11%) RESTful
13 85 (7.11%) SOAP
13 85 (7.11%) Web Services
14 81 (6.78%) CSS3
15 71 (5.94%) ASP.NET MVC
15 71 (5.94%) JSON
16 70 (5.86%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 65 (5.44%) User Experience
2 46 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
4 41 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
5 36 (3.01%) Computer Science
5 36 (3.01%) Mobile App
6 25 (2.09%) Fintech
7 18 (1.51%) Algorithms
8 17 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (1.34%) Derivative
10 15 (1.26%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.59%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.59%) OTC Derivatives
12 6 (0.50%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.50%) Wiki
13 5 (0.42%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.42%) Equities
13 5 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.42%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.42%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 97 (8.12%) Unix
2 89 (7.45%) Linux
3 72 (6.03%) Apple iOS
4 55 (4.60%) Android
5 10 (0.84%) Windows
6 3 (0.25%) AIX
6 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.17%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.084%) CentOS
8 1 (0.084%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (37.57%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (14.06%) MVC
3 157 (13.14%) TDD
4 143 (11.97%) Scrum
5 118 (9.87%) OO
6 100 (8.37%) Front End Development
7 94 (7.87%) Web Development
8 92 (7.70%) Continuous Integration
9 91 (7.62%) CRM
10 82 (6.86%) Unit Testing
11 81 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
11 81 (6.78%) SDLC
12 75 (6.28%) ETL
13 69 (5.77%) Microservices
14 64 (5.36%) Test Automation
15 63 (5.27%) SOA
15 63 (5.27%) Workflow
16 53 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
17 52 (4.35%) Analytics
18 51 (4.27%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 484 (40.50%) JavaScript
2 394 (32.97%) Java
3 337 (28.20%) SQL
4 297 (24.85%) C#
5 134 (11.21%) Python
6 56 (4.69%) Java 8
7 50 (4.18%) PL/SQL
8 48 (4.02%) T-SQL
9 44 (3.68%) PHP
10 39 (3.26%) C++
11 33 (2.76%) Scala
12 31 (2.59%) Apple Swift
12 31 (2.59%) TypeScript
13 29 (2.43%) Objective-C
14 25 (2.09%) ES6
15 22 (1.84%) Perl
16 21 (1.76%) Shell Script
17 18 (1.51%) Ruby
18 14 (1.17%) VB.NET
19 10 (0.84%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 41 (3.43%) Degree
2 15 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 15 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (0.42%) Sun Certification
5 4 (0.33%) MCAD
5 4 (0.33%) MCSD
5 4 (0.33%) MCTS
6 2 (0.17%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.084%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.18%) Data Quality
2 29 (2.43%) QA
3 10 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.17%) COREP
5 1 (0.084%) Basel III
5 1 (0.084%) PMO
System Software
1 62 (5.19%) Docker
2 8 (0.67%) GeoWebCache
3 4 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.25%) HDFS
5 2 (0.17%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.084%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (1.67%) Ansible
2 14 (1.17%) Puppet
3 10 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.75%) Cobbler
5 6 (0.50%) Kibana
6 5 (0.42%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.42%) Oracle Flashback
6 5 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.33%) TeamSite
8 2 (0.17%) Control-M
8 2 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.084%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.084%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.084%) Grafana
9 1 (0.084%) logstash
9 1 (0.084%) Nessus
9 1 (0.084%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 139 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 136 (11.38%) Oracle
3 35 (2.93%) Informatica
4 29 (2.43%) Teradata
5 28 (2.34%) Xamarin
6 19 (1.59%) IBM
7 18 (1.51%) SAP
8 17 (1.42%) Splunk
9 15 (1.26%) CA
10 13 (1.09%) Perforce
11 12 (1.00%) Blue Prism
12 11 (0.92%) Atlassian
12 11 (0.92%) Sybase
13 6 (0.50%) Epicor
13 6 (0.50%) OpenLink
14 5 (0.42%) Adobe
14 5 (0.42%) Capita
14 5 (0.42%) Google
14 5 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.42%) TIBCO