Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 87 127
Rank change year-on-year -16 +40 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 114 89 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.07% 2.05% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 2.16% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 63 67
Scotland median daily rate £425 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +8.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £353 £331 £260
90th Percentile £488 £525 £453
UK median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +17.44%

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 5,229 4,126 5,037
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.18% 95.13% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,949 2,359 2,885
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £237 £227 £231
90th Percentile £544 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 106 111
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.96% +21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.32 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.00 £46.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.35%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -11 70 £425 +6.18% 26
Glasgow +2 42 £375 -3.23% 22
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 69 (60.53%) Java
1 69 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 46 (40.35%) Spring
4 42 (36.84%) Finance
5 29 (25.44%) SQL
6 28 (24.56%) HTML
7 27 (23.68%) SQL Server
8 25 (21.93%) TDD
9 24 (21.05%) .NET
9 24 (21.05%) Hibernate
10 23 (20.18%) CSS
11 21 (18.42%) JBoss
11 21 (18.42%) Scrum
11 21 (18.42%) Java 8
12 20 (17.54%) ASP.NET
12 20 (17.54%) AngularJS
12 20 (17.54%) Jenkins
13 17 (14.91%) C#
14 16 (14.04%) BDD
15 15 (13.16%) SOA
15 15 (13.16%) Maven
15 15 (13.16%) Web Development
16 14 (12.28%) Java EE
16 14 (12.28%) Git (software)
17 13 (11.40%) REST
17 13 (11.40%) Relational Database
17 13 (11.40%) Python
17 13 (11.40%) MVC
18 12 (10.53%) Front End 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 21 (18.42%) JBoss
2 10 (8.77%) Apache
2 10 (8.77%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.63%) GeoServer
4 2 (1.75%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.75%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.88%) Confluence
5 1 (0.88%) Jetty
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (6.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.26%) Dynamics 365
1 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.39%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.75%) npm
4 1 (0.88%) Office 365
4 1 (0.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.75%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.40%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.26%) Power BI
4 6 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.51%) Big Data
5 4 (3.51%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.63%) GIS
6 3 (2.63%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.75%) MySQL
7 2 (1.75%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.88%) DB2
8 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.88%) Impala
Development Applications
1 20 (17.54%) Jenkins
2 15 (13.16%) Maven
3 14 (12.28%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.14%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.51%) Grunt
5 4 (3.51%) gulp
5 4 (3.51%) Mockito
5 4 (3.51%) Subversion
5 4 (3.51%) webpack
6 3 (2.63%) Xcode
7 2 (1.75%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.75%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.75%) JUnit
8 1 (0.88%) GitLab
8 1 (0.88%) Gradle
8 1 (0.88%) Hudson
8 1 (0.88%) JIRA
8 1 (0.88%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (36.84%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Banking
3 3 (2.63%) Advertising
4 2 (1.75%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Games
5 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (40.35%) Spring
2 28 (24.56%) HTML
3 24 (21.05%) .NET
3 24 (21.05%) Hibernate
4 23 (20.18%) CSS
5 20 (17.54%) AngularJS
5 20 (17.54%) ASP.NET
6 14 (12.28%) Java EE
7 13 (11.40%) REST
8 11 (9.65%) Drools
8 11 (9.65%) J2EE
8 11 (9.65%) React
8 11 (9.65%) XML
9 10 (8.77%) Spring Boot
9 10 (8.77%) XSLT
10 8 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (7.02%) HTML5
11 6 (5.26%) Redux
11 6 (5.26%) RESTful
11 6 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.77%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (6.14%) User Experience
3 5 (4.39%) Fintech
4 3 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.88%) Equities
6 1 (0.88%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.26%) Linux
2 5 (4.39%) Unix
3 4 (3.51%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.93%) TDD
3 21 (18.42%) Scrum
4 16 (14.04%) BDD
5 15 (13.16%) SOA
5 15 (13.16%) Web Development
6 13 (11.40%) MVC
7 12 (10.53%) Front End Development
8 11 (9.65%) Kanban
9 10 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (7.89%) Configuration Management
10 9 (7.89%) Test Automation
11 8 (7.02%) Migration
12 7 (6.14%) Business Process Modelling
12 7 (6.14%) CRM
12 7 (6.14%) DevOps
13 6 (5.26%) OO
13 6 (5.26%) OOP
14 5 (4.39%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 69 (60.53%) Java
2 57 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 29 (25.44%) SQL
4 21 (18.42%) Java 8
5 17 (14.91%) C#
6 13 (11.40%) Python
7 6 (5.26%) PHP
8 5 (4.39%) Apex Code
8 5 (4.39%) Scala
9 4 (3.51%) ES6
9 4 (3.51%) Ruby
9 4 (3.51%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.63%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.63%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.75%) Perl
11 2 (1.75%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (4.39%) Degree
2 3 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (2.63%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.75%) GDPR
2 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.88%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (4.39%) Docker
2 1 (0.88%) GeoWebCache
2 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.51%) Ansible
2 3 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.88%) Kibana
3 1 (0.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (7.02%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.14%) Oracle
3 5 (4.39%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.63%) Informatica
4 3 (2.63%) Sybase
5 2 (1.75%) Ping Identity
5 2 (1.75%) Splunk
5 2 (1.75%) Talend
5 2 (1.75%) Vermilion
6 1 (0.88%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.88%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.88%) IBM
6 1 (0.88%) Perforce
6 1 (0.88%) Sonatype
6 1 (0.88%) Teradata
6 1 (0.88%) UiPath
6 1 (0.88%) VMware