The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 24 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.

Programmer
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 132 116
Rank change year-on-year +27 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 7 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.37% 0.34% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.37% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 4
Median daily rate £300 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £310 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £397 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +13.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.50 £17.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +280.28% -49.28%  

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 1804 2732 2951
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.80% 93.53% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1099 1509 1591
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.59% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 58 99
Median hourly rate £17.45 £32.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.32% +96.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in Scotland

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programmer in Scotland

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in Scotland over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programmer in Scotland

Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programmer in Scotland

Programmer
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 Programmer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 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
Glasgow +1 4 £300 -3.22%
Edinburgh +10 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £475 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Programmer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) XML
3 4 (28.57%) Unix
3 4 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 3 (21.43%) VBA
4 3 (21.43%) Web Services
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
5 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
5 2 (14.29%) Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 2 (14.29%) Hudson
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Legal
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Informatica
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 2 (14.29%) LIMS
5 2 (14.29%) .NET
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 2 (14.29%) Linux

Programmer 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 (7.14%) CICS
1 1 (7.14%) OpenEdge
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Spatial
1 1 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.14%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) MS Access
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.14%) QlikView
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Hudson
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) JUnit
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.14%) Ajax
4 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
4 1 (7.14%) J2SE
4 1 (7.14%) JMS
4 1 (7.14%) Node.js
4 1 (7.14%) RESTful
4 1 (7.14%) Spring
4 1 (7.14%) WCF
4 1 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) LIMS
2 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.14%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Unix
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) SDLC
3 2 (14.29%) Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
4 1 (7.14%) ETL
4 1 (7.14%) Image Processing
4 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) OOD
4 1 (7.14%) Predictive Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) RAD
4 1 (7.14%) Refactoring
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
3 3 (21.43%) VBA
4 2 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) Python
4 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 1 (7.14%) C
5 1 (7.14%) C++
5 1 (7.14%) COBOL
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded C
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded C++
5 1 (7.14%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Informatica
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Progress
2 1 (7.14%) Sybase