Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 107 121
Rank change year-on-year +11 +14 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 110 80 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.10% 1.62% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 1.69% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 60 49
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.19%
10th Percentile £355 £322 £307
90th Percentile £525 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% +22.15%

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 4,970 4,732 3,949
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.63% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,724 2,721 2,305
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -
10th Percentile £220 £225 £223
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 136 116
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +15.94% -17.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.20 £10.25
90th Percentile £44.43 £43.50 £44.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018. 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 +15 69 £450 +15.38% 27
Glasgow +1 37 £375 -9.09% 15
Fife +6 2 £425 -22.73%
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 79 (71.82%) Java
2 74 (67.27%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (57.27%) JavaScript
4 60 (54.55%) Spring
5 48 (43.64%) TDD
6 46 (41.82%) HTML
7 42 (38.18%) CSS
8 39 (35.45%) BDD
9 33 (30.00%) Scrum
10 29 (26.36%) SQL
11 28 (25.45%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (24.55%) Test Automation
12 27 (24.55%) Finance
13 25 (22.73%) HTML5
14 23 (20.91%) Apache Camel
15 22 (20.00%) Git (software)
15 22 (20.00%) Integration Testing
16 20 (18.18%) AngularJS
17 19 (17.27%) MVC
17 19 (17.27%) .NET
17 19 (17.27%) Oracle
17 19 (17.27%) Linux
17 19 (17.27%) Front End Development
18 17 (15.45%) React
18 17 (15.45%) C#
18 17 (15.45%) Degree
19 15 (13.64%) Jenkins
19 15 (13.64%) Mentoring
20 14 (12.73%) JSON
20 14 (12.73%) Web Development

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 13 (11.82%) JBoss
2 7 (6.36%) Apache
3 5 (4.55%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.64%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.82%) Confluence
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.82%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.91%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.91%) IIS
6 1 (0.91%) Jetty
6 1 (0.91%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) AquaLogic BPM
1 1 (0.91%) Magento
1 1 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.64%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.82%) GitHub
3 2 (1.82%) NuGet
4 1 (0.91%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.73%) HTTP
2 2 (1.82%) SMS
2 2 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.82%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 10 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.18%) NoSQL
4 8 (7.27%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.64%) DB2
7 3 (2.73%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.91%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.91%) Impala
9 1 (0.91%) MySQL
9 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 15 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 11 (10.00%) Subversion
4 9 (8.18%) JUnit
5 7 (6.36%) Maven
6 6 (5.45%) Cucumber
7 5 (4.55%) JIRA
8 3 (2.73%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.73%) Hudson
9 2 (1.82%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.82%) CppUnit
9 2 (1.82%) GitLab
9 2 (1.82%) JDeveloper
9 2 (1.82%) Mockito
9 2 (1.82%) NUnit
9 2 (1.82%) Selenium
9 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.82%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.82%) webpack
10 1 (0.91%) MSTest
General
1 27 (24.55%) Finance
2 14 (12.73%) Banking
3 9 (8.18%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.82%) Retail
5 1 (0.91%) Advertising
5 1 (0.91%) Front Office
5 1 (0.91%) Games
5 1 (0.91%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (54.55%) Spring
2 46 (41.82%) HTML
3 42 (38.18%) CSS
4 25 (22.73%) HTML5
5 23 (20.91%) Apache Camel
6 20 (18.18%) AngularJS
7 19 (17.27%) .NET
8 17 (15.45%) React
9 14 (12.73%) JSON
10 12 (10.91%) ASP.NET
11 11 (10.00%) Hibernate
12 10 (9.09%) RESTful
13 9 (8.18%) REST
14 8 (7.27%) jQuery
14 8 (7.27%) SOAP
14 8 (7.27%) XML
15 7 (6.36%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (6.36%) Web Services
16 6 (5.45%) Java EE
16 6 (5.45%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.45%) User Experience
3 3 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.82%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.82%) Fintech
4 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.82%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.91%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.91%) Derivative
5 1 (0.91%) Equities
5 1 (0.91%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.91%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.91%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.27%) Linux
2 4 (3.64%) Unix
3 2 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.91%) Android
4 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (67.27%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (43.64%) TDD
3 39 (35.45%) BDD
4 33 (30.00%) Scrum
5 28 (25.45%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (24.55%) Test Automation
7 22 (20.00%) Integration Testing
8 19 (17.27%) Front End Development
8 19 (17.27%) MVC
9 15 (13.64%) Mentoring
10 14 (12.73%) Web Development
11 13 (11.82%) Kanban
12 11 (10.00%) Coaching
13 10 (9.09%) DevOps
14 9 (8.18%) OO
14 9 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (8.18%) Software Engineering
15 7 (6.36%) Configuration Management
15 7 (6.36%) Refactoring
15 7 (6.36%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (71.82%) Java
2 63 (57.27%) JavaScript
3 29 (26.36%) SQL
4 17 (15.45%) C#
5 13 (11.82%) Python
6 10 (9.09%) Java 8
7 9 (8.18%) Perl
8 5 (4.55%) Apex Code
8 5 (4.55%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.64%) PHP
10 3 (2.73%) Ruby
10 3 (2.73%) VB
11 2 (1.82%) C++
11 2 (1.82%) ES6
11 2 (1.82%) Scala
11 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.82%) VBScript
12 1 (0.91%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.91%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (15.45%) Degree
2 11 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.91%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.73%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (10.00%) Docker
2 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.64%) Ansible
1 4 (3.64%) Puppet
2 2 (1.82%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.91%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 19 (17.27%) Oracle
2 5 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (3.64%) VMware
4 2 (1.82%) Informatica
4 2 (1.82%) Talend
4 2 (1.82%) Teradata
4 2 (1.82%) Vermilion
5 1 (0.91%) Charles River
5 1 (0.91%) Sonatype
5 1 (0.91%) Sybase
5 1 (0.91%) UiPath