Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £220 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 16 January 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.

Junior
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 152 164
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 25 17 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.53% 0.45% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.48% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 19
Scotland median daily rate £220 £210 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £151 £109 £91
90th Percentile £325 £388 £376
UK median daily rate £250 £225 £230
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Scotland median hourly rate £10.50 £10.88 £9.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +10.52% -
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.75 £9.76
90th Percentile £10.75 £11.00 £13.98
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £15.13 £12.50
% change year-on-year -4.13% +21.00% -3.85%

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 4,534 3,556 5,301
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 94.85% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,645 2,056 2,805
Scotland median daily rate £388 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £225 £224 £224
90th Percentile £538 £506 £518
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 132 90
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £17.32 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.70% -20.37% +24.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.51 £10.44
90th Percentile £35.00 £49.84 £47.05
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.70% +12.12%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 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 -15 17 £238 +53.23% 6
Glasgow -10 6 £170 -19.05% 7
Dundee -5 1 - -
Junior
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Web Services
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) Degree
3 4 (16.00%) Spring
3 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (16.00%) RESTful
4 3 (12.00%) Change Control
4 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (12.00%) Data Management
4 3 (12.00%) Content Management
4 3 (12.00%) Information Management
4 3 (12.00%) JSON
4 3 (12.00%) Web Development
4 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Linux
4 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (12.00%) CMS
4 3 (12.00%) PMO
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.00%) GitLab
5 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team Management
5 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team
5 2 (8.00%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (8.00%) Law

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) GitHub
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
1 1 (4.00%) LDAP
1 1 (4.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.00%) GitLab
2 2 (8.00%) Mockito
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Law
3 2 (8.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Web Services
2 4 (16.00%) RESTful
2 4 (16.00%) Spring
3 3 (12.00%) JSON
4 2 (8.00%) HTML
4 2 (8.00%) JMX
5 1 (4.00%) REST
5 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
1 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (12.00%) Change Control
2 3 (12.00%) Content Management
2 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (12.00%) Data Management
2 3 (12.00%) Information Management
2 3 (12.00%) Project Management
2 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (12.00%) Web Development
3 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (8.00%) Feasibility Study
3 2 (8.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team Management
4 1 (4.00%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (4.00%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (4.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (4.00%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (4.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) Python
3 1 (4.00%) R
3 1 (4.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) PMO
2 1 (4.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco
1 1 (4.00%) Juniper
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.00%) Nortel
1 1 (4.00%) Openreach
1 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow