Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 46 42
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +3
Contract jobs citing SDLC 211 139 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.96% 3.57% 4.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.63% 4.21% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 74 110
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £268 £282
90th Percentile £496 £675 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £41.75 £40.75
% change year-on-year +6.59% +2.45% -13.30%

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 4,555 3,303 4,709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.59% 84.74% 85.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,733 1,917 2,644
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £233
90th Percentile £545 £520 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 76 90
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £26.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.58% -25.69% +30.91%
10th Percentile £10.55 £11.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.13 £46.25 £43.08
UK median hourly rate £21.74 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.04% - +17.23%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +9 95 £400 +7.38% 21
Edinburgh -2 88 £400 - 28
West Lothian +8 15 £338 -10.00%
Fife +5 6 £338 +5.47% 1
Aberdeen +13 2 £350 - 2
Perth and Kinross -2 1 £450 -
Dundee -6 1 £290 +41.46% 4
Renfrewshire - 1 £285 - 4
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 128 (60.66%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (26.07%) SQL
3 53 (25.12%) Java
4 49 (23.22%) JavaScript
5 45 (21.33%) Finance
6 42 (19.91%) Unix
6 42 (19.91%) TDD
7 41 (19.43%) Oracle
8 38 (18.01%) Test Automation
8 38 (18.01%) AngularJS
9 37 (17.54%) Waterfall
10 36 (17.06%) Project Management
11 33 (15.64%) Spring
11 33 (15.64%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
13 31 (14.69%) Python
14 29 (13.74%) Linux
14 29 (13.74%) Relational Database
14 29 (13.74%) Git (software)
15 28 (13.27%) HTML
16 27 (12.80%) C#
17 26 (12.32%) Scrum
17 26 (12.32%) CRM
17 26 (12.32%) SOA
18 25 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
19 23 (10.90%) CSS
19 23 (10.90%) Stakeholder Management
19 23 (10.90%) Hibernate
19 23 (10.90%) QA
19 23 (10.90%) BDD

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 16 (7.58%) JBoss
2 5 (2.37%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.90%) CMS
3 4 (1.90%) Confluence
3 4 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.42%) Apache
5 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 6 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 11 (5.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) AquaLogic BPM
2 1 (0.47%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.47%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.32%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (1.90%) GitHub
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.47%) IaaS
4 1 (0.47%) PaaS
4 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.79%) HTTP
2 2 (0.95%) DNS
2 2 (0.95%) Internet
2 2 (0.95%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (0.95%) SSL
2 2 (0.95%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.47%) 2G
3 1 (0.47%) 3G
3 1 (0.47%) 4G
3 1 (0.47%) Firewall
3 1 (0.47%) LTE
3 1 (0.47%) MPLS
3 1 (0.47%) SMS
3 1 (0.47%) VoIP
3 1 (0.47%) WAN
3 1 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.74%) Relational Database
2 21 (9.95%) SQL Server
3 19 (9.00%) Oracle Database
4 16 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (7.11%) RDBMS
6 10 (4.74%) Big Data
6 10 (4.74%) NoSQL
7 9 (4.27%) Hadoop
8 7 (3.32%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.37%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (2.37%) DB2
9 5 (2.37%) MySQL
9 5 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.42%) Apache Zeppelin
11 3 (1.42%) Neo4j
11 3 (1.42%) OrientDB
11 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 29 (13.74%) Git (software)
2 20 (9.48%) Selenium
3 18 (8.53%) JIRA
4 17 (8.06%) Jenkins
5 15 (7.11%) Cucumber
6 8 (3.79%) Maven
7 6 (2.84%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (2.37%) JMeter
8 5 (2.37%) LoadRunner
9 4 (1.90%) Ant
9 4 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.42%) JUnit
10 3 (1.42%) Protractor
10 3 (1.42%) Subversion
10 3 (1.42%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.95%) GitLab
11 2 (0.95%) GoCD
11 2 (0.95%) PVCS
12 1 (0.47%) Android Studio
General
1 45 (21.33%) Finance
2 12 (5.69%) Banking
3 6 (2.84%) Legal
4 5 (2.37%) Retail
4 5 (2.37%) Retail Banking
4 5 (2.37%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.42%) Advertising
5 3 (1.42%) Billing
6 2 (0.95%) Marketing
7 1 (0.47%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.47%) Front Office
7 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Law
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 82 (38.86%) Developer
2 27 (12.80%) Java Developer
3 24 (11.37%) Analyst
4 18 (8.53%) Tester
5 15 (7.11%) Project Manager
6 11 (5.21%) C# Developer
6 11 (5.21%) Test Leader
7 10 (4.74%) Test Automation Engineer
7 10 (4.74%) Test Engineer
8 9 (4.27%) Architect
8 9 (4.27%) Business Analyst
8 9 (4.27%) Lead Developer
8 9 (4.27%) Lead Java Developer
9 8 (3.79%) C# WPF Developer
9 8 (3.79%) Designer
9 8 (3.79%) ETL Tester
9 8 (3.79%) WPF Developer
10 7 (3.32%) Functional Tester
10 7 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.32%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (18.01%) AngularJS
2 33 (15.64%) Spring
3 28 (13.27%) HTML
4 23 (10.90%) CSS
4 23 (10.90%) Hibernate
5 21 (9.95%) REST
6 20 (9.48%) .NET
6 20 (9.48%) XML
7 19 (9.00%) HTML5
7 19 (9.00%) Web Services
8 18 (8.53%) SOAP
9 17 (8.06%) RESTful
10 16 (7.58%) Drools
11 13 (6.16%) React
12 11 (5.21%) JSON
13 10 (4.74%) Middleware
14 9 (4.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (4.27%) WPF
15 8 (3.79%) Angular 2
15 8 (3.79%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.21%) User Experience
3 10 (4.74%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.79%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.32%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (2.37%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.37%) Derivative
6 5 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.90%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.90%) OTC Derivatives
7 4 (1.90%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.42%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.95%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.95%) Equities
9 2 (0.95%) PMI
9 2 (0.95%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.47%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 42 (19.91%) Unix
2 29 (13.74%) Linux
3 8 (3.79%) Windows
4 4 (1.90%) Android
5 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (60.66%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (19.91%) TDD
3 38 (18.01%) Test Automation
4 37 (17.54%) Waterfall
5 36 (17.06%) Project Management
6 33 (15.64%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (12.32%) CRM
7 26 (12.32%) Scrum
7 26 (12.32%) SOA
8 25 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (10.90%) BDD
9 23 (10.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (10.43%) Software Engineering
11 21 (9.95%) OO
12 20 (9.48%) DevOps
12 20 (9.48%) Software Testing
13 19 (9.00%) Configuration Management
14 17 (8.06%) Validation
15 16 (7.58%) ETL
15 16 (7.58%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (26.07%) SQL
2 53 (25.12%) Java
3 49 (23.22%) JavaScript
4 31 (14.69%) Python
5 27 (12.80%) C#
6 8 (3.79%) Scala
7 7 (3.32%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.84%) C++
8 6 (2.84%) Perl
8 6 (2.84%) Ruby
9 5 (2.37%) PHP
10 4 (1.90%) Java 8
10 4 (1.90%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.42%) C
12 2 (0.95%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.47%) Groovy
13 1 (0.47%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.47%) VBA
13 1 (0.47%) XAML
13 1 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (6.64%) ISTQB
2 13 (6.16%) Degree
3 7 (3.32%) PMI Certification
4 5 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (2.37%) PMP
5 3 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.42%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.95%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.95%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.47%) ISEB
7 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.47%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.90%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.47%) PMBOK
System Software
1 6 (2.84%) Docker
2 2 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (8.06%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (6.64%) HP ALM
3 10 (4.74%) Ansible
4 3 (1.42%) Kibana
5 2 (0.95%) Puppet
6 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (19.43%) Oracle
2 21 (9.95%) Microsoft
3 17 (8.06%) HP
4 13 (6.16%) Informatica
5 7 (3.32%) Splunk
6 6 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.37%) Sybase
8 3 (1.42%) Perforce
9 2 (0.95%) Capita
9 2 (0.95%) VMware
10 1 (0.47%) Adobe
10 1 (0.47%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.47%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (0.47%) Cisco
10 1 (0.47%) IBM
10 1 (0.47%) Pega
10 1 (0.47%) ServiceNow