Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 26 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.

Programmer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 183 164
Rank change year-on-year +35 -19 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 20 25 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.47% 0.45% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.49% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 14
Scotland median daily rate £300 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £254 £296 £295
90th Percentile £488 £445 £478
UK median daily rate £460 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +15.00% +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £48.00 £33.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +45.45% -14.84% -1.90%

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 4006 5150 5951
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.00% 93.69% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2328 2922 3098
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.35% +1.37%
10th Percentile £225 £230 £225
90th Percentile £525 £512 £488
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 103 169
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 £46.87 £43.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 26 July 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 6 months to 26 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 +21 7 £280 -30.00% 1
Glasgow +1 7 £300 -3.23% 3
Stirling - 4 £475 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Programmer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
3 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (35.00%) SAS
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) Scrum
5 5 (25.00%) Windows
5 5 (25.00%) C++
5 5 (25.00%) Ext JS
5 5 (25.00%) Jasmine
5 5 (25.00%) Web Application Development
6 4 (20.00%) Data Analytics
6 4 (20.00%) Analytics
6 4 (20.00%) Data Transformation
6 4 (20.00%) Visualisation
6 4 (20.00%) R
6 4 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (20.00%) QlikView
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (20.00%) Predictive Analytics
6 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
6 4 (20.00%) Sybase
6 4 (20.00%) DB2
6 4 (20.00%) Unix
6 4 (20.00%) Perl
6 4 (20.00%) Python
6 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence

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 7 (35.00%) SAS
2 3 (15.00%) CICS
2 3 (15.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (20.00%) SPSS
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Movex
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Kerberos
1 3 (15.00%) SSH
1 3 (15.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (20.00%) DB2
1 4 (20.00%) QlikView
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) MS Access
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (5.00%) JUnit
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Ext JS
2 3 (15.00%) ISPF
2 3 (15.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) Ajax
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) J2SE
3 1 (5.00%) JMS
3 1 (5.00%) JSON
3 1 (5.00%) Node.js
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
3 1 (5.00%) Spring
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (15.00%) PKI
3 2 (10.00%) LIMS
4 1 (5.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Unix
3 3 (15.00%) zOS
4 2 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (5.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Scrum
2 5 (25.00%) Web Application Development
3 4 (20.00%) Analytics
3 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
3 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) Data Analytics
3 4 (20.00%) Data Transformation
3 4 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
3 4 (20.00%) ETL
3 4 (20.00%) Predictive Analytics
3 4 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 3 (15.00%) Information Security
4 3 (15.00%) People Management
4 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (15.00%) Security Management
4 3 (15.00%) Time Management
5 1 (5.00%) OO
5 1 (5.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (25.00%) C++
4 4 (20.00%) Perl
4 4 (20.00%) Python
4 4 (20.00%) R
5 3 (15.00%) Assembly Language
5 3 (15.00%) CLIST
5 3 (15.00%) JCL
5 3 (15.00%) REXX
5 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (15.00%) VBA
6 2 (10.00%) Java
7 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (5.00%) RPG
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 3 (15.00%) RACF
1 3 (15.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) IBM
1 4 (20.00%) Informatica
1 4 (20.00%) Sybase
2 3 (15.00%) CA
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle