Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Junior
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 158 161
Rank change year-on-year +20 +3 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 34 49 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.80% 0.89% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.95% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 32 13
Scotland median daily rate £225 £222 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.58% -1.56% -29.96%
10th Percentile £175 £105 £145
90th Percentile £338 £298 £350
UK median daily rate £225 £225 £217
% change year-on-year - +3.93% -8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 - £80.00
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -25.00% +15.48%

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 4026 5171 5953
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.11% 93.71% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2345 2919 3100
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £219 £230 £225
90th Percentile £525 £513 £488
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 103 169
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.01 £43.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Junior in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Junior in Scotland

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Junior in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior in Scotland

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior in Scotland

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior in Scotland

Junior
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 Junior within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 July 2017. 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 +42 27 £225 -18.18% 5
Glasgow -4 5 £238 +48.90% 1
Renfrewshire +29 1 £110 -50.67% 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Junior
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, Junior 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 Junior in the job title.

1 17 (50.00%) Java
2 16 (47.06%) Finance
3 15 (44.12%) Degree
4 12 (35.29%) Software Engineering
5 11 (32.35%) Computer Science
5 11 (32.35%) Linux
5 11 (32.35%) Spring
6 10 (29.41%) Management Information System
7 6 (17.65%) Banking
8 5 (14.71%) Scrum
8 5 (14.71%) Project Management
9 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (8.82%) Analytics
9 3 (8.82%) SQL
9 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
10 2 (5.88%) ETL
10 2 (5.88%) LAN
10 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
10 2 (5.88%) PHP
10 2 (5.88%) Unix
10 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
10 2 (5.88%) HP
10 2 (5.88%) Migration
10 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
10 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
10 2 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 2 (5.88%) Feasibility Study
10 2 (5.88%) PMO
11 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (2.94%) Planview

Junior 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:

Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (2.94%) BIG-IP
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) WAN
2 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) MySQL
1 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) Spring
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Computer Science
2 10 (29.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.94%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Unix
3 1 (2.94%) Android
3 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Software Engineering
2 5 (14.71%) Project Management
2 5 (14.71%) Scrum
3 3 (8.82%) Analytics
3 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
4 2 (5.88%) ETL
4 2 (5.88%) Feasibility Study
4 2 (5.88%) Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.94%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (2.94%) Data Acquisition
5 1 (2.94%) Exploratory Data Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) ITIL
5 1 (2.94%) ITSM
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.94%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (2.94%) SDLC
5 1 (2.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (8.82%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) PHP
4 1 (2.94%) C
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) Python
4 1 (2.94%) R
4 1 (2.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (44.12%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) CCDP
2 1 (2.94%) CCIE
2 1 (2.94%) CCIP
2 1 (2.94%) CCNP
2 1 (2.94%) CCSA
2 1 (2.94%) CCSE
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.94%) HND
2 1 (2.94%) HP ASE
2 1 (2.94%) HP MASE
2 1 (2.94%) JNCIA
2 1 (2.94%) JNCIE
2 1 (2.94%) MCP
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) PMO
2 1 (2.94%) COBIT
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Ansible
1 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) HP
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Aruba
2 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco
2 1 (2.94%) Dell
2 1 (2.94%) F5
2 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
2 1 (2.94%) Juniper
2 1 (2.94%) Planview
2 1 (2.94%) Riverbed