Period
to 25 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £433 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 91 111
Rank change year-on-year -3 +20 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 87 112 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.93% 2.25% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 2.35% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 83 38
Scotland median daily rate £433 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.13% +1.88% +2.56%
10th Percentile £363 £351 £332
90th Percentile £600 £488 £516
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £488
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -6.11% - +2.16%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4,265 4,765 3,424
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 95.68% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,497 2,874 2,018
Scotland median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £211 £232 £213
90th Percentile £575 £544 £513
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 90 88
Scotland median hourly rate £17.70 £17.50 £16.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.14% +6.42% -45.18%
10th Percentile £12.14 £10.48 £11.23
90th Percentile £44.55 £45.59 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% -2.56%

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 25 April 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 April 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
Edinburgh -9 55 £455 +9.97% 22
Glasgow -13 23 £400 +6.67% 20
Aberdeen -1 2 £400 -
Fife - 2 £425 - 1
Highlands - 1 - - 1
Dundee - 1 £375 - 3
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 61 (70.11%) Java
2 56 (64.37%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (52.87%) Spring
4 41 (47.13%) JavaScript
5 40 (45.98%) TDD
6 34 (39.08%) HTML
6 34 (39.08%) BDD
7 33 (37.93%) CSS
8 28 (32.18%) Scrum
9 26 (29.89%) HTML5
9 26 (29.89%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (28.74%) Integration Testing
11 23 (26.44%) Apache Camel
12 20 (22.99%) Git (software)
12 20 (22.99%) Test Automation
13 18 (20.69%) JSON
13 18 (20.69%) Banking
13 18 (20.69%) SQL
14 17 (19.54%) AngularJS
15 16 (18.39%) Finance
16 15 (17.24%) C#
16 15 (17.24%) MVC
17 14 (16.09%) .NET
17 14 (16.09%) Jenkins
17 14 (16.09%) SC Cleared
17 14 (16.09%) Security Cleared
18 13 (14.94%) Cucumber
18 13 (14.94%) SQL Server
18 13 (14.94%) Web Services
18 13 (14.94%) Linux

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 (5.75%) JBoss
2 4 (4.60%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.60%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.30%) CMS
3 2 (2.30%) Confluence
3 2 (2.30%) Jetty
4 1 (1.15%) Apache
4 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.15%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.15%) Mule
4 1 (1.15%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Actimize
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle AML
1 1 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.75%) GitHub
4 2 (2.30%) Google Pay
4 2 (2.30%) OpenShift
4 2 (2.30%) Samsung Pay
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) Bluetooth
1 2 (2.30%) NFC
2 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.15%) HTTP
2 1 (1.15%) Modbus
2 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.20%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.05%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.90%) NoSQL
5 5 (5.75%) RDBMS
6 4 (4.60%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.15%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.15%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.15%) Big Data
7 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.15%) MySQL
7 1 (1.15%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.15%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (1.15%) QlikView
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (22.99%) Git (software)
2 14 (16.09%) Jenkins
3 13 (14.94%) Cucumber
4 9 (10.34%) Maven
4 9 (10.34%) Subversion
5 7 (8.05%) Hudson
5 7 (8.05%) JUnit
6 6 (6.90%) Gradle
6 6 (6.90%) Selenium
7 5 (5.75%) Eclipse
7 5 (5.75%) GitLab
7 5 (5.75%) Mockito
8 4 (4.60%) Android Studio
9 3 (3.45%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.30%) FitNesse
10 2 (2.30%) JIRA
10 2 (2.30%) Vagrant
11 1 (1.15%) ClearCase
11 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (20.69%) Banking
2 16 (18.39%) Finance
3 7 (8.05%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.75%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.30%) Games
5 2 (2.30%) Publishing
6 1 (1.15%) Electronics
6 1 (1.15%) Law
6 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (52.87%) Spring
2 34 (39.08%) HTML
3 33 (37.93%) CSS
4 26 (29.89%) HTML5
5 23 (26.44%) Apache Camel
6 18 (20.69%) JSON
7 17 (19.54%) AngularJS
8 14 (16.09%) .NET
9 13 (14.94%) Web Services
10 11 (12.64%) REST
11 9 (10.34%) React
11 9 (10.34%) RESTful
11 9 (10.34%) XML
12 8 (9.20%) jQuery
13 7 (8.05%) SOAP
14 6 (6.90%) ASP.NET
15 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC
15 4 (4.60%) Hibernate
15 4 (4.60%) J2EE
15 4 (4.60%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.90%) User Experience
3 4 (4.60%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.45%) Fintech
5 2 (2.30%) Digital Wallet
5 2 (2.30%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.30%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.30%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.15%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.15%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.15%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.94%) Linux
2 9 (10.34%) Android
3 4 (4.60%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.30%) Unix
5 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (64.37%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (45.98%) TDD
3 34 (39.08%) BDD
4 28 (32.18%) Scrum
5 26 (29.89%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (28.74%) Integration Testing
7 20 (22.99%) Test Automation
8 15 (17.24%) MVC
9 12 (13.79%) Unit Testing
10 10 (11.49%) Front End Development
10 10 (11.49%) Mentoring
10 10 (11.49%) OO
10 10 (11.49%) Software Engineering
11 8 (9.20%) Microservices
11 8 (9.20%) Open Source
12 7 (8.05%) Coaching
12 7 (8.05%) Multithreading
13 6 (6.90%) Kanban
14 5 (5.75%) Migration
14 5 (5.75%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 61 (70.11%) Java
2 41 (47.13%) JavaScript
3 18 (20.69%) SQL
4 15 (17.24%) C#
5 11 (12.64%) Java 8
6 5 (5.75%) Python
7 4 (4.60%) Perl
7 4 (4.60%) VB
8 3 (3.45%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.45%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.30%) C++
9 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.15%) C
10 1 (1.15%) Scala
10 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (16.09%) SC Cleared
1 14 (16.09%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.15%) PSD2
System Software
1 7 (8.05%) Docker
2 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) Puppet
2 4 (4.60%) Ansible
3 3 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.30%) Cobbler
5 1 (1.15%) Kibana
5 1 (1.15%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.15%) logstash
5 1 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (12.64%) Oracle
2 5 (5.75%) Sybase
3 4 (4.60%) Charles River
4 2 (2.30%) Google
4 2 (2.30%) Samsung
4 2 (2.30%) VMware
4 2 (2.30%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.15%) TIBCO