Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 55 53
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 -19
Contract jobs citing SDLC 176 165 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.32% 3.32% 3.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.78% 3.88% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 107 85
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £313 £292 £263
90th Percentile £550 £575 £463
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £435
% change year-on-year - +9.20% +0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -23.81% +0.53%
10th Percentile £32.20 £34.00 £45.34
90th Percentile £42.00 £40.40 £49.51
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -6.98% +1.27%

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 4,655 4,251 3,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.83% 85.43% 84.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,527 2,404 2,129
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 107 96
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +17.07% -2.38%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.15 £9.69
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +1.74%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -1 92 £413 -2.94% 23
Edinburgh -14 71 £400 -0.93% 37
Fife +5 3 - - 2
West Lothian +1 3 £436 +16.33%
Highlands +3 2 - -
Dundee -7 2 £331 +15.22% 1
Aberdeen - 2 - -
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 107 (60.80%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (42.05%) Java
3 62 (35.23%) Finance
4 60 (34.09%) SQL
5 40 (22.73%) Python
6 36 (20.45%) Linux
7 33 (18.75%) C#
8 32 (18.18%) JavaScript
9 28 (15.91%) AngularJS
9 28 (15.91%) Relational Database
10 26 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
11 24 (13.64%) .NET
11 24 (13.64%) SQL Server
12 23 (13.07%) RDBMS
13 22 (12.50%) HTML
13 22 (12.50%) Test Automation
14 19 (10.80%) Oracle
14 19 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (10.23%) C++
15 18 (10.23%) Project Management
15 18 (10.23%) Spring
16 17 (9.66%) Visual Studio
16 17 (9.66%) XML
16 17 (9.66%) Windows
16 17 (9.66%) OO
16 17 (9.66%) React
16 17 (9.66%) HTML5
17 16 (9.09%) ASP.NET
17 16 (9.09%) CSS

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 14 (7.95%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.14%) Apache
4 2 (1.14%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.14%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.57%) Confluence
5 1 (0.57%) JBoss
5 1 (0.57%) Jetty
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.14%) Maximo
1 2 (1.14%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.57%) AquaLogic BPM
2 1 (0.57%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.52%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.39%) Office 365
3 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.70%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.70%) SaaS
5 2 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.14%) GitHub
5 2 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.57%) Datadog
6 1 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.57%) IaaS
6 1 (0.57%) PaaS
6 1 (0.57%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.14%) HTTP
2 1 (0.57%) DNS
2 1 (0.57%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (0.57%) SSL
2 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.91%) Relational Database
2 24 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 23 (13.07%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.41%) MSDE
4 6 (3.41%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.41%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (2.84%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.84%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.84%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.84%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (2.27%) DB2
7 2 (1.14%) Data Mart
7 2 (1.14%) MySQL
7 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.57%) KDB
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 17 (9.66%) Visual Studio
2 14 (7.95%) Git (software)
2 14 (7.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (6.25%) NUnit
4 10 (5.68%) Jenkins
4 10 (5.68%) JMeter
5 9 (5.11%) Cucumber
5 9 (5.11%) JUnit
5 9 (5.11%) Selenium
6 7 (3.98%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (3.41%) LoadRunner
7 6 (3.41%) Maven
8 5 (2.84%) Gatling
9 4 (2.27%) JIRA
9 4 (2.27%) Protractor
9 4 (2.27%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.70%) Bugzilla
10 3 (1.70%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.70%) Eclipse RCP
10 3 (1.70%) Oracle APEX
General
1 62 (35.23%) Finance
2 10 (5.68%) Banking
3 6 (3.41%) Legal
4 3 (1.70%) Advertising
5 2 (1.14%) Billing
5 2 (1.14%) Front Office
5 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 86 (48.86%) Developer
2 30 (17.05%) Java Developer
3 21 (11.93%) Python Developer
4 17 (9.66%) Analyst
5 10 (5.68%) SharePoint Developer
6 9 (5.11%) Full Stack Developer
6 9 (5.11%) Oracle Developer
6 9 (5.11%) Tester
7 7 (3.98%) Automation Tester
7 7 (3.98%) Business Analyst
7 7 (3.98%) Project Manager
7 7 (3.98%) Software Engineer
8 6 (3.41%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (3.41%) SQL Developer
8 6 (3.41%) Test Leader
9 5 (2.84%) .NET Developer
9 5 (2.84%) Performance Test Leader
9 5 (2.84%) Software Manager
9 5 (2.84%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (2.84%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.91%) AngularJS
2 24 (13.64%) .NET
3 22 (12.50%) HTML
4 18 (10.23%) Spring
5 17 (9.66%) HTML5
5 17 (9.66%) React
5 17 (9.66%) XML
6 16 (9.09%) ASP.NET
6 16 (9.09%) CSS
7 14 (7.95%) jQuery
7 14 (7.95%) Web Services
8 13 (7.39%) .NET Framework
8 13 (7.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (7.39%) CSS3
9 11 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
9 11 (6.25%) SOAP
10 8 (4.55%) RESTful
11 7 (3.98%) Hibernate
11 7 (3.98%) Middleware
11 7 (3.98%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.68%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (3.98%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.41%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.27%) Derivative
6 3 (1.70%) OTC Derivatives
6 3 (1.70%) User Experience
7 2 (1.14%) Clustering
7 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.14%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.14%) Oracle Licensing
7 2 (1.14%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.57%) Blog
8 1 (0.57%) DTCC
8 1 (0.57%) Equities
8 1 (0.57%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.57%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.45%) Linux
2 17 (9.66%) Windows
3 12 (6.82%) Unix
4 4 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.70%) CentOS
6 1 (0.57%) Android
6 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.57%) DC/OS
6 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (60.80%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
2 26 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 18 (10.23%) Project Management
5 17 (9.66%) OO
6 15 (8.52%) Mentoring
7 14 (7.95%) MVC
7 14 (7.95%) Software Engineering
7 14 (7.95%) Software Testing
8 12 (6.82%) Change Control
8 12 (6.82%) DevOps
8 12 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (6.82%) Test Scripting
9 11 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (6.25%) Scrum
9 11 (6.25%) Software Delivery
10 10 (5.68%) Change Management
10 10 (5.68%) Coaching
10 10 (5.68%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (42.05%) Java
2 60 (34.09%) SQL
3 40 (22.73%) Python
4 33 (18.75%) C#
5 32 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 18 (10.23%) C++
7 15 (8.52%) Perl
8 13 (7.39%) Scala
8 13 (7.39%) TypeScript
9 12 (6.82%) PowerShell
10 11 (6.25%) Groovy
11 9 (5.11%) PL/SQL
12 7 (3.98%) Java 8
13 4 (2.27%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.70%) C
14 3 (1.70%) Ruby
15 2 (1.14%) XAML
16 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.57%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (5.11%) Degree
2 7 (3.98%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.14%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.14%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.57%) CISA
6 1 (0.57%) CISM
6 1 (0.57%) CISSP
6 1 (0.57%) CITP
6 1 (0.57%) PMP
6 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) VCAP
6 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.68%) QA
2 3 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.70%) PMO
3 2 (1.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (1.14%) GAMP
3 2 (1.14%) GxP
3 2 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.57%) COBIT
4 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.57%) GDPR
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.14%) Docker
1 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.57%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.57%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (2.27%) Ansible
1 4 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.70%) Terraform
3 2 (1.14%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.14%) Packer
3 2 (1.14%) Puppet
4 1 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.57%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.57%) Kibana
4 1 (0.57%) logstash
4 1 (0.57%) vRealize
Vendors
1 19 (10.80%) Oracle
2 14 (7.95%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.27%) Sybase
5 3 (1.70%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (1.70%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.14%) CA
6 2 (1.14%) HP
6 2 (1.14%) SAP
6 2 (1.14%) VMware
7 1 (0.57%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.57%) EMC
7 1 (0.57%) Google
7 1 (0.57%) NetApp
7 1 (0.57%) New Relic
7 1 (0.57%) RedGate
7 1 (0.57%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.57%) Splunk
7 1 (0.57%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.57%) Twitter