Period
to 19 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 107 128
Rank change year-on-year +11 +21 -65
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 109 55 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.19% 1.53% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 1.60% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 38 44
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £350 £332 £327
90th Percentile £488 £516 £546
UK median daily rate £524 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.49% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.05
% change year-on-year - +2.16% +13.68%

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 4,783 3,432 5,083
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 95.28% 93.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,881 2,017 2,762
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £234 £213 £231
90th Percentile £538 £513 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 93 86
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -23.60% +23.61%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.26 £10.35
90th Percentile £45.50 £52.00 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year -1.33% -3.85% +15.73%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +8 74 £415 +2.79% 17
Glasgow -3 34 £375 +7.14% 22
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - - 1
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 55 (50.46%) Java
2 52 (47.71%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (35.78%) JavaScript
4 31 (28.44%) Spring
5 30 (27.52%) C#
5 30 (27.52%) SQL
6 29 (26.61%) TDD
7 28 (25.69%) .NET
8 25 (22.94%) Finance
8 25 (22.94%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (22.02%) SQL Server
10 23 (21.10%) SOA
10 23 (21.10%) Scrum
11 21 (19.27%) Hibernate
11 21 (19.27%) AngularJS
12 19 (17.43%) Jenkins
12 19 (17.43%) Git (software)
12 19 (17.43%) JBoss
13 18 (16.51%) Web Services
13 18 (16.51%) HTML
14 17 (15.60%) Kanban
15 16 (14.68%) RESTful
15 16 (14.68%) Drools
15 16 (14.68%) CSS
16 15 (13.76%) ASP.NET
16 15 (13.76%) Java EE
17 14 (12.84%) REST
17 14 (12.84%) Python
17 14 (12.84%) MVC
18 13 (11.93%) XML

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 19 (17.43%) JBoss
2 8 (7.34%) GeoServer
3 6 (5.50%) CMS
4 4 (3.67%) Apache
4 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.75%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.83%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.83%) ColdFusion
6 2 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.92%) IIS
7 1 (0.92%) Jetty
7 1 (0.92%) nginx
7 1 (0.92%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) InfoPath
1 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.75%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.75%) Office 365
4 2 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.83%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.92%) npm
5 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.75%) HTTP
2 1 (0.92%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.34%) Big Data
2 8 (7.34%) GIS
3 7 (6.42%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.59%) MySQL
5 5 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (4.59%) PowerCenter
5 5 (4.59%) QGIS
5 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.67%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.75%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.75%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.75%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.83%) Jackrabbit
8 2 (1.83%) QlikView
8 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (17.43%) Git (software)
1 19 (17.43%) Jenkins
2 12 (11.01%) Maven
3 6 (5.50%) Eclipse
3 6 (5.50%) Subversion
3 6 (5.50%) Visual Studio
4 5 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.75%) NUnit
5 3 (2.75%) ReSharper
5 3 (2.75%) webpack
5 3 (2.75%) Xcode
6 2 (1.83%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.83%) Grunt
6 2 (1.83%) gulp
6 2 (1.83%) Hudson
6 2 (1.83%) Mockito
7 1 (0.92%) Bower
7 1 (0.92%) GitLab
7 1 (0.92%) Gradle
7 1 (0.92%) JIRA
General
1 25 (22.94%) Finance
2 4 (3.67%) Publishing
3 2 (1.83%) Legal
3 2 (1.83%) Retail
4 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (28.44%) Spring
2 28 (25.69%) .NET
3 21 (19.27%) AngularJS
3 21 (19.27%) Hibernate
4 18 (16.51%) HTML
4 18 (16.51%) Web Services
5 16 (14.68%) CSS
5 16 (14.68%) Drools
5 16 (14.68%) RESTful
6 15 (13.76%) ASP.NET
6 15 (13.76%) Java EE
7 14 (12.84%) REST
8 13 (11.93%) Node.js
8 13 (11.93%) XML
9 11 (10.09%) SOAP
10 10 (9.17%) XSLT
11 9 (8.26%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (7.34%) jQuery
12 8 (7.34%) PostGIS
12 8 (7.34%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.83%) Fixed Income
3 2 (1.83%) User Experience
4 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.92%) Equities
4 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.92%) NHS
4 1 (0.92%) Photography
4 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.17%) Linux
2 9 (8.26%) Unix
3 3 (2.75%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.83%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.83%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.83%) Windows
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (47.71%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (26.61%) TDD
3 25 (22.94%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (21.10%) Scrum
4 23 (21.10%) SOA
5 17 (15.60%) Kanban
6 14 (12.84%) MVC
7 12 (11.01%) Workflow
8 11 (10.09%) BDD
9 10 (9.17%) Unit Testing
10 9 (8.26%) Business Process Modelling
10 9 (8.26%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (7.34%) BPMN
11 8 (7.34%) ETL
11 8 (7.34%) Microservices
12 7 (6.42%) Application Performance Monitoring
12 7 (6.42%) Performance Monitoring
13 6 (5.50%) OO
13 6 (5.50%) SDLC
13 6 (5.50%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 55 (50.46%) Java
2 39 (35.78%) JavaScript
3 30 (27.52%) C#
3 30 (27.52%) SQL
4 14 (12.84%) Python
5 11 (10.09%) Java 8
6 9 (8.26%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.59%) Perl
8 4 (3.67%) ES6
8 4 (3.67%) PHP
9 3 (2.75%) Apple Swift
9 3 (2.75%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.75%) Scala
9 3 (2.75%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.83%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (4.59%) Sun Certification
2 4 (3.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.92%) Degree
3 1 (0.92%) MCAD
3 1 (0.92%) MCSD
3 1 (0.92%) MCTS
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) Data Quality
2 5 (4.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.75%) QA
4 1 (0.92%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (5.50%) Docker
2 5 (4.59%) GeoWebCache
3 1 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.83%) Ansible
2 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.92%) Kibana
3 1 (0.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (9.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.26%) Oracle
3 5 (4.59%) Informatica
4 3 (2.75%) OpenLink
4 3 (2.75%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.83%) Nintex
5 2 (1.83%) Ping Identity
5 2 (1.83%) Splunk
6 1 (0.92%) Capita
6 1 (0.92%) Perforce
6 1 (0.92%) Telerik
6 1 (0.92%) Teradata
6 1 (0.92%) VMware