Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 62 51
Rank change year-on-year -15 -11 -5
Contract jobs citing SDLC 105 196 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.38% 3.57% 3.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 4.05% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 99 90
Scotland median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £300
90th Percentile £498 £542 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Scotland median hourly rate £45.25 £43.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% +19.44% -23.81%
10th Percentile £43.98 £43.00 £31.88
90th Percentile £45.93 £43.00 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -2.44%

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 3,769 4,838 3,674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.58% 88.01% 85.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,095 2,767 2,102
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £259 £256 £260
90th Percentile £588 £547 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 84 90
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £18.13 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -34.09% -23.61%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £41.86 £48.91 £45.10
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £24.77
% change year-on-year +16.67% -15.22% +5.40%

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 August 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
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 August 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 -25 47 £350 -13.37% 24
Edinburgh -7 46 £400 - 24
Fife -4 7 £325 -3.70% 1
Dundee +8 1 £351 +20.86% 4
West Lothian -3 1 £110 -67.77%
Perth and Kinross - 1 £400 - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 - - 3
Stirling - 1 - -
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 63 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (34.29%) SQL
3 34 (32.38%) Java
4 26 (24.76%) Git (software)
5 22 (20.95%) Jenkins
6 21 (20.00%) Oracle
7 19 (18.10%) Finance
8 18 (17.14%) Public Sector
9 17 (16.19%) Test Automation
10 16 (15.24%) HTML
10 16 (15.24%) Python
11 15 (14.29%) C#
12 14 (13.33%) CSS
12 14 (13.33%) Linux
12 14 (13.33%) DevOps
13 13 (12.38%) Microsoft
13 13 (12.38%) Web Services
13 13 (12.38%) JavaScript
13 13 (12.38%) Use Case
13 13 (12.38%) Spring
13 13 (12.38%) Degree
14 12 (11.43%) Business Analysis
14 12 (11.43%) Maven
14 12 (11.43%) Data Analysis
14 12 (11.43%) JUnit
14 12 (11.43%) Eclipse
14 12 (11.43%) OO
14 12 (11.43%) Windows
14 12 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (10.48%) Relational Database

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 9 (8.57%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.76%) Apache
3 4 (3.81%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.90%) CMS
4 2 (1.90%) Drupal
4 2 (1.90%) IIS
4 2 (1.90%) JBoss
4 2 (1.90%) WordPress
5 1 (0.95%) Confluence
5 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.95%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.81%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.95%) Maximo
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.90%) Office 365
3 1 (0.95%) GitHub
3 1 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Flow
3 1 (0.95%) Power Platform
3 1 (0.95%) PowerApps
3 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.90%) DNS
1 2 (1.90%) Firewall
1 2 (1.90%) HTTP
1 2 (1.90%) Internet
1 2 (1.90%) SMTP
1 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.95%) Intranet
2 1 (0.95%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.48%) Relational Database
2 10 (9.52%) RDBMS
3 9 (8.57%) Big Data
3 9 (8.57%) HBase
4 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.76%) Apache Hive
5 5 (4.76%) Impala
5 5 (4.76%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.76%) Parquet
6 2 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.95%) DB2
7 1 (0.95%) MSDE
7 1 (0.95%) MySQL
7 1 (0.95%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.95%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (24.76%) Git (software)
2 22 (20.95%) Jenkins
3 12 (11.43%) Eclipse
3 12 (11.43%) JUnit
3 12 (11.43%) Maven
4 10 (9.52%) FindBugs
4 10 (9.52%) IntelliJ
4 10 (9.52%) JIRA
4 10 (9.52%) Subversion
5 5 (4.76%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.81%) Bitbucket
6 4 (3.81%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.90%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.90%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.90%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (1.90%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.90%) Selenium
9 1 (0.95%) Ant
9 1 (0.95%) Hudson
General
1 19 (18.10%) Finance
2 18 (17.14%) Public Sector
3 5 (4.76%) Banking
4 2 (1.90%) Games
4 2 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.95%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.95%) Automotive
5 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.95%) Retail
5 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (38.10%) Developer
2 20 (19.05%) Analyst
3 11 (10.48%) Java Developer
4 9 (8.57%) Systems Analyst
5 8 (7.62%) Business Systems Analyst
5 8 (7.62%) Test Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Big Data Developer
6 7 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 7 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Python Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Test Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Charles River Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.81%) Environment Manager
9 4 (3.81%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (3.81%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.81%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.81%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.24%) HTML
2 14 (13.33%) CSS
3 13 (12.38%) Spring
3 13 (12.38%) Web Services
4 11 (10.48%) .NET
5 10 (9.52%) Spring Boot
6 7 (6.67%) J2EE
7 6 (5.71%) XML
8 5 (4.76%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.76%) Apache Avro
8 5 (4.76%) JSON
8 5 (4.76%) Kafka
8 5 (4.76%) Middleware
9 4 (3.81%) REST
9 4 (3.81%) SOAP
10 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.86%) CSS3
10 3 (2.86%) Gherkin
10 3 (2.86%) HTML5
10 3 (2.86%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.81%) Cloud Native
2 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.81%) User Experience
3 3 (2.86%) Equities
3 3 (2.86%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.95%) EMC Centera
5 1 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.95%) Mashup
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Licensing
5 1 (0.95%) PMI
5 1 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.33%) Linux
2 12 (11.43%) Windows
3 11 (10.48%) Unix
4 4 (3.81%) Android
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.90%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (16.19%) Test Automation
3 14 (13.33%) DevOps
4 13 (12.38%) Use Case
5 12 (11.43%) Business Analysis
5 12 (11.43%) Data Analysis
5 12 (11.43%) OO
5 12 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (10.48%) Scrum
6 11 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (9.52%) Memory Management
7 10 (9.52%) Multithreaded Programming
7 10 (9.52%) Multithreading
7 10 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (8.57%) Analytics
8 9 (8.57%) Configuration Management
8 9 (8.57%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (7.62%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (34.29%) SQL
2 34 (32.38%) Java
3 16 (15.24%) Python
4 15 (14.29%) C#
5 13 (12.38%) JavaScript
6 9 (8.57%) PL/SQL
7 8 (7.62%) Groovy
7 8 (7.62%) Scala
8 7 (6.67%) Shell Script
9 6 (5.71%) C++
10 5 (4.76%) Perl
11 4 (3.81%) Bash Shell
11 4 (3.81%) PHP
12 2 (1.90%) Korn
12 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.90%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.95%) Java 8
13 1 (0.95%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (12.38%) Degree
2 4 (3.81%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.86%) PMP
4 2 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.90%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.90%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.95%) APMP
5 1 (0.95%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) CAPM
5 1 (0.95%) CEH
5 1 (0.95%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (0.95%) HNC
5 1 (0.95%) HND
5 1 (0.95%) ISEB
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.57%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.90%) PMO
3 1 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (6.67%) Docker
2 5 (4.76%) HDFS
3 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.95%) XenApp
3 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.81%) Ansible
2 3 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.86%) Puppet
3 2 (1.90%) Nessus
3 2 (1.90%) OpenVAS
3 2 (1.90%) SCCM
3 2 (1.90%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.95%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.95%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.95%) Salt
Vendors
1 21 (20.00%) Oracle
2 13 (12.38%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.62%) Charles River
4 4 (3.81%) Cloudera
5 3 (2.86%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.90%) HP
6 2 (1.90%) Pega
6 2 (1.90%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.95%) Adobe
7 1 (0.95%) Aruba
7 1 (0.95%) BEA
7 1 (0.95%) Cisco
7 1 (0.95%) Citrix
7 1 (0.95%) EMC
7 1 (0.95%) IBM
7 1 (0.95%) Informatica
7 1 (0.95%) Juniper
7 1 (0.95%) Sybase
7 1 (0.95%) Twitter