Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Senior Developer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 129 84
Rank change year-on-year +33 -45 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 78 84 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.84% 1.53% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 1.63% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 63 63
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +9.97%
10th Percentile £333 £251 £328
90th Percentile £525 £468 £508
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £44.05 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.16% +10.13% -1.40%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4026 5160 5967
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.09% 93.72% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2345 2902 3114
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £219 £230 £225
90th Percentile £525 £513 £488
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 101 169
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.01 £43.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Scotland

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Scotland

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in Scotland

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Scotland

Senior Developer
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 Senior Developer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 July 2017. 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
Edinburgh +32 56 £400 +3.23% 8
Glasgow -11 16 £375 +7.14% 8
West Lothian - 2 - -
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 45 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (51.28%) JavaScript
3 38 (48.72%) Java
4 29 (37.18%) HTML
4 29 (37.18%) AngularJS
5 24 (30.77%) CSS
5 24 (30.77%) Spring
6 23 (29.49%) SQL
7 21 (26.92%) XML
8 20 (25.64%) .NET
9 17 (21.79%) SQL Server
9 17 (21.79%) TDD
9 17 (21.79%) MVC
9 17 (21.79%) JSON
9 17 (21.79%) React
10 16 (20.51%) Finance
10 16 (20.51%) Scrum
10 16 (20.51%) SOAP
11 15 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (19.23%) Git (software)
11 15 (19.23%) Relational Database
12 14 (17.95%) HTML5
12 14 (17.95%) Banking
13 12 (15.38%) .NET Framework
13 12 (15.38%) Jenkins
14 10 (12.82%) SDLC
14 10 (12.82%) jQuery
14 10 (12.82%) Hibernate
14 10 (12.82%) Oracle
15 9 (11.54%) C#

Senior Developer Skill Set
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 5 (6.41%) CMS
2 4 (5.13%) Drupal
2 4 (5.13%) JBoss
3 2 (2.56%) Apache
3 2 (2.56%) nginx
3 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.28%) GeoServer
4 1 (1.28%) Mule
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.85%) GitHub
3 2 (2.56%) IaaS
3 2 (2.56%) PaaS
4 1 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) Bluetooth
1 1 (1.28%) DNS
1 1 (1.28%) HTTP
1 1 (1.28%) Internet
1 1 (1.28%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.79%) SQL Server
2 15 (19.23%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.97%) DB2
4 6 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 6 (7.69%) RDBMS
5 5 (6.41%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (5.13%) MongoDB
6 4 (5.13%) MySQL
7 3 (3.85%) Data Mart
7 3 (3.85%) GIS
7 3 (3.85%) Redis
8 2 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (2.56%) KDB
8 2 (2.56%) Kdb+
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.28%) PowerCenter
9 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (19.23%) Git (software)
2 12 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 9 (11.54%) Maven
4 7 (8.97%) Ant
4 7 (8.97%) Gradle
4 7 (8.97%) Hudson
5 6 (7.69%) Selenium
6 5 (6.41%) Karma Test Runner
6 5 (6.41%) Mocha
6 5 (6.41%) PhantomJS
6 5 (6.41%) Subversion
6 5 (6.41%) webpack
7 4 (5.13%) Jasmine
7 4 (5.13%) JUnit
8 3 (3.85%) Mockito
8 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.56%) FitNesse
9 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.56%) Xcode
General
1 16 (20.51%) Finance
2 14 (17.95%) Banking
3 1 (1.28%) Advertising
3 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.28%) Marketing
3 1 (1.28%) Private Banking
3 1 (1.28%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (37.18%) AngularJS
1 29 (37.18%) HTML
2 24 (30.77%) CSS
2 24 (30.77%) Spring
3 21 (26.92%) XML
4 20 (25.64%) .NET
5 17 (21.79%) JSON
5 17 (21.79%) React
6 16 (20.51%) SOAP
7 14 (17.95%) HTML5
8 12 (15.38%) .NET Framework
9 10 (12.82%) Hibernate
9 10 (12.82%) jQuery
10 9 (11.54%) ASP.NET
10 9 (11.54%) RESTful
10 9 (11.54%) Web Services
11 8 (10.26%) CSS3
12 7 (8.97%) Sass
13 6 (7.69%) Aurelia
13 6 (7.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (6.41%) N-Tier
3 4 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.13%) User Experience
4 3 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.28%) Derivative
5 1 (1.28%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.28%) iPad
5 1 (1.28%) iPhone
5 1 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.26%) Unix
2 5 (6.41%) Linux
3 4 (5.13%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (21.79%) MVC
2 17 (21.79%) TDD
3 16 (20.51%) Scrum
4 15 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (12.82%) SDLC
6 9 (11.54%) BDD
6 9 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (11.54%) Web Development
7 8 (10.26%) OO
8 7 (8.97%) Test Automation
8 7 (8.97%) Unit Testing
9 6 (7.69%) Asset Management
9 6 (7.69%) Front End Development
9 6 (7.69%) Kanban
10 5 (6.41%) Mentoring
10 5 (6.41%) Microservices
10 5 (6.41%) SOA
10 5 (6.41%) Use Case
11 4 (5.13%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 40 (51.28%) JavaScript
2 38 (48.72%) Java
3 23 (29.49%) SQL
4 9 (11.54%) C#
4 9 (11.54%) ES6
5 6 (7.69%) Python
6 5 (6.41%) PHP
7 4 (5.13%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.85%) Objective-C
8 3 (3.85%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.56%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (2.56%) Perl
9 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.28%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.28%) Scala
10 1 (1.28%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.28%) VB
10 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.28%) Degree
1 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) QA
2 4 (5.13%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (5.13%) EMIR
2 4 (5.13%) MiFID
3 3 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Docker
2 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Oracle
2 7 (8.97%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.41%) Perforce
4 4 (5.13%) Sybase
5 3 (3.85%) Twitter
5 3 (3.85%) Vermilion
6 2 (2.56%) Cognos
6 2 (2.56%) Facebook
6 2 (2.56%) Google
6 2 (2.56%) Tableau
6 2 (2.56%) VMware
7 1 (1.28%) Apple
7 1 (1.28%) Avaya
7 1 (1.28%) Informatica
7 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.28%) Telerik
7 1 (1.28%) Teradata
Scotland
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago