Period
to 12 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 121 89
Rank change year-on-year +14 -32 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 83 62 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.66% 1.48% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.56% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 50 63
Scotland median daily rate £400 £394 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% -1.69% +6.80%
10th Percentile £323 £308 £313
90th Percentile £525 £475 £598
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £36.02
% change year-on-year +2.27% +22.15% -3.95%

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 4786 3969 5696
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 94.93% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2752 2311 2968
Scotland median daily rate £388 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -0.68% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £223 £225
90th Percentile £538 £500 £511
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 117 114
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -19.05% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.20 £10.30 £10.15
90th Percentile £43.50 £44.70 £48.98
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -6 55 £395 -1.25% 4
Glasgow -9 19 £400 +11.11% 9
West Lothian - 2 - -
Fife - 1 £550 -
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 46 (55.42%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (50.60%) Java
2 42 (50.60%) JavaScript
3 27 (32.53%) TDD
4 24 (28.92%) AngularJS
5 22 (26.51%) Spring
5 22 (26.51%) SQL
6 20 (24.10%) HTML
7 19 (22.89%) CSS
7 19 (22.89%) Git (software)
8 18 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (20.48%) BDD
9 17 (20.48%) XML
9 17 (20.48%) Linux
9 17 (20.48%) React
10 15 (18.07%) Jenkins
11 14 (16.87%) Kanban
11 14 (16.87%) C#
11 14 (16.87%) .NET
11 14 (16.87%) Python
12 13 (15.66%) SQL Server
12 13 (15.66%) Finance
12 13 (15.66%) JSON
13 12 (14.46%) RESTful
13 12 (14.46%) PostgreSQL
13 12 (14.46%) MVC
13 12 (14.46%) Scrum
13 12 (14.46%) Software Engineering
14 11 (13.25%) ES6
15 10 (12.05%) Aurelia

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 7 (8.43%) JBoss
2 5 (6.02%) CMS
3 3 (3.61%) ColdFusion
3 3 (3.61%) Drupal
3 3 (3.61%) nginx
4 1 (1.20%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.20%) GeoServer
4 1 (1.20%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.20%) SAS
4 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Endur
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.23%) npm
2 6 (7.23%) Yarn
3 4 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.61%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.20%) GitHub
5 1 (1.20%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.66%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.46%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (12.05%) MongoDB
3 10 (12.05%) NoSQL
4 6 (7.23%) MySQL
5 5 (6.02%) Redis
5 5 (6.02%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.82%) GIS
7 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.41%) DB2
8 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.20%) HBase
9 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.20%) PowerCenter
9 1 (1.20%) QlikView
9 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (22.89%) Git (software)
2 15 (18.07%) Jenkins
3 8 (9.64%) webpack
4 6 (7.23%) Eclipse
4 6 (7.23%) Gradle
4 6 (7.23%) Karma Test Runner
4 6 (7.23%) Maven
4 6 (7.23%) Mocha
4 6 (7.23%) PhantomJS
5 5 (6.02%) Hudson
5 5 (6.02%) Selenium
5 5 (6.02%) Subversion
6 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.61%) Ant
7 3 (3.61%) Bower
7 3 (3.61%) JProfiler
7 3 (3.61%) JUnit
8 2 (2.41%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.41%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 1 (1.20%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (28.92%) AngularJS
2 22 (26.51%) Spring
3 20 (24.10%) HTML
4 19 (22.89%) CSS
5 17 (20.48%) React
5 17 (20.48%) XML
6 14 (16.87%) .NET
7 13 (15.66%) JSON
8 12 (14.46%) RESTful
9 10 (12.05%) Aurelia
9 10 (12.05%) Node.js
10 9 (10.84%) Java EE
10 9 (10.84%) Redux
10 9 (10.84%) RxJS
10 9 (10.84%) Web Services
11 8 (9.64%) .NET Framework
11 8 (9.64%) Entity Framework
11 8 (9.64%) lodash
12 7 (8.43%) jQuery
12 7 (8.43%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) User Experience
2 4 (4.82%) N-Tier
3 3 (3.61%) Fixed Income
3 3 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.41%) Derivative
4 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.20%) Blog
5 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.20%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.48%) Linux
2 3 (3.61%) Unix
3 2 (2.41%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.20%) Android
4 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (55.42%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (32.53%) TDD
3 18 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (20.48%) BDD
5 14 (16.87%) Kanban
6 12 (14.46%) MVC
6 12 (14.46%) Scrum
6 12 (14.46%) Software Engineering
7 10 (12.05%) Unit Testing
8 9 (10.84%) SOA
9 8 (9.64%) Test Automation
10 7 (8.43%) DevOps
10 7 (8.43%) Front End Development
11 5 (6.02%) Analytics
11 5 (6.02%) Application Performance Monitoring
11 5 (6.02%) Business Process Modelling
11 5 (6.02%) Microservices
11 5 (6.02%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (6.02%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (6.02%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 42 (50.60%) Java
1 42 (50.60%) JavaScript
2 22 (26.51%) SQL
3 14 (16.87%) C#
3 14 (16.87%) Python
4 11 (13.25%) ES6
5 8 (9.64%) PHP
6 7 (8.43%) Perl
7 6 (7.23%) PL/SQL
8 5 (6.02%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.61%) Scala
10 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.41%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (2.41%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.41%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.20%) C
11 1 (1.20%) C++
11 1 (1.20%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (3.61%) Degree
1 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.20%) HND
2 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) QA
2 3 (3.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.43%) Docker
2 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.43%) Ansible
2 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (9.64%) VMware
2 7 (8.43%) Oracle
2 7 (8.43%) Pega
3 5 (6.02%) Google
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.61%) OpenLink
5 2 (2.41%) Facebook
5 2 (2.41%) Perforce
5 2 (2.41%) Sybase
5 2 (2.41%) Twitter
6 1 (1.20%) Informatica