The median contractor rate for a Junior was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 129 113
Rank change year-on-year +34 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 15 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.77% 0.77% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.83% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 8
Median daily rate £225 £223 £218
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +2.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £160 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £267 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £208 £200 £225
% change year-on-year +3.75% -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +31.81% -31.25%  

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 1835 2787 2848
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.69% 93.34% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1104 1552 1531
Median daily rate £375 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 60 100
Median hourly rate £17.50 £30.10 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.86% +88.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Junior in the job title.

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 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 3 months to 29 April 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 +24 13 £225 -18.18% 4
Glasgow +4 2 - - 2
Junior
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 16 (55.17%) Java
2 14 (48.28%) Finance
3 10 (34.48%) Spring
4 9 (31.03%) Software Engineering
4 9 (31.03%) Degree
4 9 (31.03%) Linux
5 8 (27.59%) Management Information System
5 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
6 6 (20.69%) Scrum
7 5 (17.24%) Banking
8 4 (13.79%) Project Management
9 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
9 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (10.34%) Time Management
9 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (6.90%) PMO
10 2 (6.90%) Analytics
10 2 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 2 (6.90%) SQL
10 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
10 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
11 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (3.45%) Firmware
11 1 (3.45%) C
11 1 (3.45%) Legal
11 1 (3.45%) Migration
11 1 (3.45%) Change Management
11 1 (3.45%) XML
11 1 (3.45%) XSLT
11 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2

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 1 (3.45%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.45%) JProfiler
General
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) Spring
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) Java EE
2 1 (3.45%) Node.js
2 1 (3.45%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
1 8 (27.59%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Software Engineering
2 6 (20.69%) Scrum
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
4 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
4 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.34%) Time Management
5 2 (6.90%) Analytics
6 1 (3.45%) Android Development
6 1 (3.45%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.45%) Business Transformation
6 1 (3.45%) Data Analytics
6 1 (3.45%) Feasibility Study
6 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.45%) iOS Development
6 1 (3.45%) Mobile Development
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.45%) Signal Processing
6 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) PMO
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Planview