Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for SDLC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SDLC over the 6 months to 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 47 46
Rank change year-on-year -13 -1 -13
Contract jobs citing SDLC 181 171 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.33% 3.58% 4.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.82% 4.22% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 103 106
Scotland median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £312 £318 £300
90th Percentile £551 £670 £463
UK median daily rate £475 £464 £425
% change year-on-year +2.37% +9.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -22.22% +35.00%
10th Percentile £32.20 £33.83 £46.13
90th Percentile £42.00 £41.18 £49.68
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -

SDLC is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,743 4,050 4,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.36% 84.83% 86.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,654 2,296 2,576
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -4.00%
10th Percentile £255 £256 £235
90th Percentile £550 £530 £495
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 104 106
Scotland median hourly rate £24.55 £26.13 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.03% -17.06% +50.00%
10th Percentile £10.85 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.80 £43.75 £42.75
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £23.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year -11.59% +3.26% +4.55%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Scotland

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Scotland

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Scotland

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in Scotland

SDLC
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 SDLC within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
Glasgow +5 98 £413 -2.94% 29
Edinburgh -24 66 £400 -11.11% 23
Fife +6 6 £338 +5.47% 2
West Lothian +5 6 £436 +16.33%
Highlands 0 2 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - - 1
Dundee - 1 £320 - 4
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SDLC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 123 (67.96%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (32.04%) Java
3 52 (28.73%) SQL
4 51 (28.18%) Finance
5 44 (24.31%) JavaScript
6 43 (23.76%) Python
7 40 (22.10%) C#
8 36 (19.89%) AngularJS
9 33 (18.23%) HTML
10 29 (16.02%) Problem-Solving
11 28 (15.47%) .NET
11 28 (15.47%) Linux
11 28 (15.47%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (14.92%) HTML5
13 26 (14.36%) Relational Database
13 26 (14.36%) Project Management
14 25 (13.81%) XML
14 25 (13.81%) SQL Server
15 24 (13.26%) CSS
16 22 (12.15%) RDBMS
16 22 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
17 21 (11.60%) Waterfall
17 21 (11.60%) Test Automation
17 21 (11.60%) Software Engineering
18 20 (11.05%) OO
19 19 (10.50%) Oracle
20 18 (9.94%) MVC
20 18 (9.94%) CRM
20 18 (9.94%) Software Testing
21 17 (9.39%) Windows

SDLC
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 12 (6.63%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (2.21%) Confluence
4 3 (1.66%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.10%) Apache
5 2 (1.10%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.10%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.55%) CMS
6 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.55%) JBoss
6 1 (0.55%) Jetty
6 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.10%) AquaLogic BPM
2 2 (1.10%) Maximo
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.10%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.55%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.08%) Office 365
2 8 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.66%) SaaS
5 2 (1.10%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.10%) GitHub
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.55%) IaaS
6 1 (0.55%) PaaS
6 1 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.66%) HTTP
2 1 (0.55%) DNS
2 1 (0.55%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (0.55%) SMS
2 1 (0.55%) SSL
2 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.36%) Relational Database
2 25 (13.81%) SQL Server
3 22 (12.15%) RDBMS
4 11 (6.08%) Oracle Database
5 8 (4.42%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.87%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.31%) MSDE
8 5 (2.76%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.76%) MySQL
8 5 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (2.21%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (2.21%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.66%) DB2
11 2 (1.10%) Data Mart
11 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.55%) Big Data
12 1 (0.55%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (8.84%) Git (software)
2 15 (8.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (8.29%) Visual Studio
3 13 (7.18%) Selenium
4 11 (6.08%) Cucumber
4 11 (6.08%) NUnit
5 10 (5.52%) JIRA
6 9 (4.97%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.87%) JMeter
8 6 (3.31%) LoadRunner
9 5 (2.76%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (2.21%) JUnit
10 4 (2.21%) Maven
10 4 (2.21%) Protractor
10 4 (2.21%) Subversion
11 3 (1.66%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.66%) Eclipse RCP
12 2 (1.10%) Gradle
12 2 (1.10%) PVCS
12 2 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 51 (28.18%) Finance
2 13 (7.18%) Banking
3 7 (3.87%) Legal
4 4 (2.21%) Advertising
5 3 (1.66%) Front Office
6 2 (1.10%) Billing
6 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.55%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.55%) Law
7 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 85 (46.96%) Developer
2 25 (13.81%) Java Developer
3 19 (10.50%) Analyst
4 17 (9.39%) Python Developer
5 11 (6.08%) Project Manager
6 10 (5.52%) C# Developer
6 10 (5.52%) SharePoint Developer
6 10 (5.52%) Tester
7 8 (4.42%) C# WPF Developer
7 8 (4.42%) WPF Developer
8 7 (3.87%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.31%) Architect
9 6 (3.31%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.31%) Oracle Developer
9 6 (3.31%) UI Developer
10 5 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 5 (2.76%) Performance Test Leader
10 5 (2.76%) Technical Manager
10 5 (2.76%) Test Leader
10 5 (2.76%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (19.89%) AngularJS
2 33 (18.23%) HTML
3 28 (15.47%) .NET
4 27 (14.92%) HTML5
5 25 (13.81%) XML
6 24 (13.26%) CSS
7 17 (9.39%) ASP.NET
7 17 (9.39%) React
7 17 (9.39%) SOAP
8 16 (8.84%) .NET Framework
8 16 (8.84%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (8.84%) jQuery
9 14 (7.73%) CSS3
10 13 (7.18%) REST
10 13 (7.18%) Spring
10 13 (7.18%) Web Services
11 12 (6.63%) KnockoutJS
12 11 (6.08%) RESTful
13 10 (5.52%) WPF
14 8 (4.42%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.97%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (4.42%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (4.42%) User Experience
4 6 (3.31%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.76%) Derivative
6 3 (1.66%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.66%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (1.10%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.10%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.10%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.55%) Blog
8 1 (0.55%) DTCC
8 1 (0.55%) Equities
8 1 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.55%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (15.47%) Linux
2 17 (9.39%) Windows
3 15 (8.29%) Unix
4 2 (1.10%) Android
5 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (67.96%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (16.02%) Problem-Solving
3 28 (15.47%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (14.36%) Project Management
5 21 (11.60%) Software Engineering
5 21 (11.60%) Test Automation
5 21 (11.60%) Waterfall
6 20 (11.05%) OO
7 18 (9.94%) CRM
7 18 (9.94%) MVC
7 18 (9.94%) Software Testing
8 16 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (8.29%) Scrum
10 14 (7.73%) DevOps
10 14 (7.73%) Multithreading
11 13 (7.18%) BDD
11 13 (7.18%) Configuration Management
11 13 (7.18%) Mentoring
12 12 (6.63%) Change Management
12 12 (6.63%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 58 (32.04%) Java
2 52 (28.73%) SQL
3 44 (24.31%) JavaScript
4 43 (23.76%) Python
5 40 (22.10%) C#
6 14 (7.73%) C++
7 13 (7.18%) Perl
8 12 (6.63%) TypeScript
9 11 (6.08%) PowerShell
9 11 (6.08%) Scala
10 7 (3.87%) Groovy
11 6 (3.31%) PL/SQL
11 6 (3.31%) Ruby
12 4 (2.21%) Java 8
12 4 (2.21%) PHP
13 3 (1.66%) C
14 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.10%) XAML
14 2 (1.10%) XPath
15 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (4.42%) Degree
2 7 (3.87%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.10%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.10%) PMP
5 2 (1.10%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.55%) CITP
6 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.55%) VCAP
6 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.84%) QA
2 2 (1.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.10%) GAMP
2 2 (1.10%) GxP
2 2 (1.10%) PMO
2 2 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.10%) Docker
3 1 (0.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (0.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.76%) HP ALM
3 3 (1.66%) Ansible
4 1 (0.55%) Kibana
4 1 (0.55%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.55%) Puppet
4 1 (0.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 19 (10.50%) Oracle
2 16 (8.84%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.42%) HP
4 7 (3.87%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.66%) Sybase
5 3 (1.66%) VMware
6 2 (1.10%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (1.10%) SAP
6 2 (1.10%) Splunk
7 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.55%) CA
7 1 (0.55%) Charles River
7 1 (0.55%) EMC
7 1 (0.55%) NetApp
7 1 (0.55%) Pega
7 1 (0.55%) Perforce
7 1 (0.55%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.55%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.55%) Twitter