Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 48 62
Rank change year-on-year -16 +14 -29
Contract jobs citing SDLC 149 174 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.14% 3.67% 3.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 4.26% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 124 68
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £285 £263
90th Percentile £525 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Scotland median hourly rate £32.00 - £47.25
10th Percentile £21.60 - £45.34
90th Percentile £41.00 - £49.51
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.88 £43.25
% change year-on-year +1.49% -3.18% +1.86%

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 4,172 4,080 3,192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.87% 86.17% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,290 2,362 1,847
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £244 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 87 106
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £21.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.48% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £12.04 £11.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £44.27 £37.53 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year +2.17% +0.34% -0.34%

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 16 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 January 2019. 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 -10 76 £405 +1.25% 31
Edinburgh -27 56 £400 -3.03% 28
West Lothian +4 6 £450 +20.00% 2
Dundee +3 4 £305 +3.83% 1
Fife +7 2 - - 4
Highlands - 2 - -
Aberdeen +8 1 - - 1
Stirling - 1 - -
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 93 (62.42%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (40.94%) Finance
3 60 (40.27%) Java
4 51 (34.23%) SQL
5 36 (24.16%) C#
6 33 (22.15%) .NET
7 31 (20.81%) SQL Server
8 30 (20.13%) JavaScript
9 28 (18.79%) Linux
10 27 (18.12%) HTML
10 27 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (15.44%) Python
12 22 (14.77%) Relational Database
13 21 (14.09%) AngularJS
13 21 (14.09%) Project Management
14 20 (13.42%) CSS
15 19 (12.75%) ASP.NET
15 19 (12.75%) .NET Framework
16 18 (12.08%) Visual Studio
16 18 (12.08%) MVC
16 18 (12.08%) Test Automation
17 17 (11.41%) XML
17 17 (11.41%) Oracle
18 16 (10.74%) Web Services
18 16 (10.74%) RDBMS
18 16 (10.74%) jQuery
18 16 (10.74%) Team Foundation Server
18 16 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
19 15 (10.07%) Amazon AWS

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 (9.40%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (3.36%) Confluence
4 4 (2.68%) Alfresco
4 4 (2.68%) FileNet
5 2 (1.34%) Apache
6 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.67%) Documentum
6 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.67%) JBoss
6 1 (0.67%) Jetty
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.67%) SAS
6 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.01%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Maximo
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.72%) Office 365
3 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.34%) Firebase
6 2 (1.34%) GitHub
6 2 (1.34%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.34%) SaaS
7 1 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.67%) Datadog
7 1 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.67%) Route 53
7 1 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.36%) HTTP
2 4 (2.68%) Internet
3 1 (0.67%) DNS
3 1 (0.67%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.67%) SSL
3 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.81%) SQL Server
2 22 (14.77%) Relational Database
3 16 (10.74%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.68%) MSDE
4 4 (2.68%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.01%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.01%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.01%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.34%) DB2
6 2 (1.34%) MySQL
6 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.34%) Power BI
6 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.34%) SQLite
7 1 (0.67%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.67%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 18 (12.08%) Visual Studio
2 16 (10.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (8.05%) Jenkins
3 12 (8.05%) NUnit
4 11 (7.38%) Git (software)
5 7 (4.70%) TeamCity
6 6 (4.03%) Gatling
6 6 (4.03%) JMeter
6 6 (4.03%) JUnit
6 6 (4.03%) Maven
7 5 (3.36%) JIRA
7 5 (3.36%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (2.68%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.68%) NeoLoad
8 4 (2.68%) Selenium
9 3 (2.01%) Bugzilla
9 3 (2.01%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (2.01%) Protractor
9 3 (2.01%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.34%) Subversion
General
1 61 (40.94%) Finance
2 13 (8.72%) Banking
3 3 (2.01%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.01%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.67%) Advertising
4 1 (0.67%) Billing
4 1 (0.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 75 (50.34%) Developer
2 21 (14.09%) Java Developer
3 15 (10.07%) Analyst
3 15 (10.07%) Python Developer
4 10 (6.71%) .NET Developer
4 10 (6.71%) SharePoint Developer
5 9 (6.04%) Full Stack Developer
6 8 (5.37%) Business Analyst
7 7 (4.70%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.03%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (4.03%) Tester
9 5 (3.36%) Consultant
9 5 (3.36%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.36%) Software Engineer
10 4 (2.68%) Architect
10 4 (2.68%) Automation Tester
10 4 (2.68%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (2.68%) Software Manager
10 4 (2.68%) SQL Developer
10 4 (2.68%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (22.15%) .NET
2 27 (18.12%) HTML
3 21 (14.09%) AngularJS
4 20 (13.42%) CSS
5 19 (12.75%) .NET Framework
5 19 (12.75%) ASP.NET
6 17 (11.41%) XML
7 16 (10.74%) jQuery
7 16 (10.74%) Web Services
8 15 (10.07%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (10.07%) HTML5
9 14 (9.40%) React
9 14 (9.40%) REST
9 14 (9.40%) SOAP
10 13 (8.72%) CSS3
11 12 (8.05%) Spring
12 11 (7.38%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (4.03%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (3.36%) Java EE
14 5 (3.36%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.37%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.36%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.01%) User Experience
4 3 (2.01%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.34%) Clustering
5 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.34%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle Licensing
5 2 (1.34%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.67%) AS400
6 1 (0.67%) Blog
6 1 (0.67%) Derivative
6 1 (0.67%) iSeries
6 1 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.67%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.79%) Linux
2 12 (8.05%) Windows
3 9 (6.04%) Unix
4 4 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.01%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.01%) CentOS
6 2 (1.34%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.67%) Android
7 1 (0.67%) DC/OS
7 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (62.42%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (14.09%) Project Management
4 18 (12.08%) MVC
4 18 (12.08%) Test Automation
5 16 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (9.40%) Waterfall
7 13 (8.72%) Software Delivery
8 12 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (6.71%) Change Management
9 10 (6.71%) Mentoring
9 10 (6.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (6.04%) Business Analysis
10 9 (6.04%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (6.04%) DevOps
10 9 (6.04%) Software Engineering
10 9 (6.04%) Software Testing
10 9 (6.04%) Systems Analysis
10 9 (6.04%) Test Scripting
10 9 (6.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (40.27%) Java
2 51 (34.23%) SQL
3 36 (24.16%) C#
4 30 (20.13%) JavaScript
5 23 (15.44%) Python
6 14 (9.40%) TypeScript
7 13 (8.72%) C++
7 13 (8.72%) PowerShell
8 12 (8.05%) Perl
9 10 (6.71%) Scala
10 9 (6.04%) Groovy
11 7 (4.70%) PL/SQL
12 6 (4.03%) Java 8
12 6 (4.03%) T-SQL
13 3 (2.01%) Apple Swift
13 3 (2.01%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.34%) Ruby
14 2 (1.34%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.67%) Clojure
15 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (4.70%) Degree
2 5 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.68%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.01%) PMP
5 2 (1.34%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.34%) CAPM
5 2 (1.34%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.67%) CISA
6 1 (0.67%) CISM
6 1 (0.67%) CISSP
6 1 (0.67%) CITP
6 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.38%) QA
2 3 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.01%) PMO
3 2 (1.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.34%) GAMP
3 2 (1.34%) GxP
3 2 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.67%) COBIT
4 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.67%) GDPR
4 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.67%) Docker
1 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.67%) VirtualBox
1 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.36%) Ansible
2 4 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.01%) Terraform
4 2 (1.34%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (1.34%) Packer
4 2 (1.34%) Puppet
5 1 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.67%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.67%) Kibana
5 1 (0.67%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.67%) logstash
Vendors
1 17 (11.41%) Oracle
2 11 (7.38%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.70%) CA Agile Central
4 4 (2.68%) DocuSign
4 4 (2.68%) OpenText
4 4 (2.68%) OutSystems
5 3 (2.01%) Cisco
5 3 (2.01%) Google
5 3 (2.01%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.34%) Apple
6 2 (1.34%) CA
6 2 (1.34%) SAP
6 2 (1.34%) Sybase
7 1 (0.67%) HP
7 1 (0.67%) IBM
7 1 (0.67%) New Relic
7 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.67%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.67%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.67%) VMware