Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 95 120
Rank change year-on-year -4 +25 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 111 93 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.08% 1.93% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 2.03% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 70 69
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £275
90th Percentile £525 £525 £444
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +21.49%

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 5,053 4,591 4,435
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 95.51% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,706 2,590 2,593
Scotland median daily rate £400 £383 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% +6.25% -0.69%
10th Percentile £224 £227 £224
90th Percentile £550 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 142 119
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% +24.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.71 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.71 £18.70 £18.26
% change year-on-year -5.29% +2.40% +1.46%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 0 70 £425 +6.25% 24
Glasgow +1 38 £375 -6.25% 18
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 75 (67.57%) Java
2 73 (65.77%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (58.56%) JavaScript
4 60 (54.05%) Spring
5 41 (36.94%) HTML
6 35 (31.53%) CSS
7 34 (30.63%) Finance
8 32 (28.83%) TDD
9 27 (24.32%) SQL
9 27 (24.32%) BDD
10 23 (20.72%) HTML5
10 23 (20.72%) Scrum
11 21 (18.92%) .NET
12 20 (18.02%) Front End Development
13 18 (16.22%) Hibernate
13 18 (16.22%) MVC
13 18 (16.22%) Test Automation
13 18 (16.22%) AngularJS
14 17 (15.32%) Apache Camel
14 17 (15.32%) Web Development
15 16 (14.41%) SQL Server
15 16 (14.41%) ASP.NET
15 16 (14.41%) Degree
16 15 (13.51%) Integration Testing
16 15 (13.51%) JBoss
17 14 (12.61%) C#
17 14 (12.61%) Git (software)
17 14 (12.61%) React
18 13 (11.71%) Mentoring
18 13 (11.71%) Continuous Integration

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 15 (13.51%) JBoss
2 8 (7.21%) WebSphere
3 7 (6.31%) Apache
4 2 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.80%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.90%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.90%) Confluence
5 1 (0.90%) IIS
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.90%) AquaLogic BPM
2 1 (0.90%) Magento
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.60%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (3.60%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.80%) npm
4 2 (1.80%) NuGet
5 1 (0.90%) Office 365
5 1 (0.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.80%) HTTP
1 2 (1.80%) SMS
2 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.81%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (10.81%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.21%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.41%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.50%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.60%) DB2
6 4 (3.60%) Power BI
7 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.90%) Impala
8 1 (0.90%) MySQL
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (12.61%) Git (software)
2 12 (10.81%) Jenkins
3 9 (8.11%) Maven
4 7 (6.31%) JUnit
4 7 (6.31%) Subversion
4 7 (6.31%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.60%) JIRA
5 4 (3.60%) webpack
6 3 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.80%) Grunt
7 2 (1.80%) gulp
7 2 (1.80%) Mockito
8 1 (0.90%) Ant
8 1 (0.90%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.90%) CppUnit
8 1 (0.90%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.90%) Hudson
8 1 (0.90%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.90%) Moq
8 1 (0.90%) NUnit
General
1 34 (30.63%) Finance
2 9 (8.11%) Banking
3 4 (3.60%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.70%) Advertising
5 2 (1.80%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.80%) Retail
6 1 (0.90%) Front Office
6 1 (0.90%) Games
6 1 (0.90%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (54.05%) Spring
2 41 (36.94%) HTML
3 35 (31.53%) CSS
4 23 (20.72%) HTML5
5 21 (18.92%) .NET
6 18 (16.22%) AngularJS
6 18 (16.22%) Hibernate
7 17 (15.32%) Apache Camel
8 16 (14.41%) ASP.NET
9 14 (12.61%) React
10 12 (10.81%) REST
11 10 (9.01%) Spring Boot
11 10 (9.01%) XML
12 9 (8.11%) Java EE
13 7 (6.31%) J2EE
13 7 (6.31%) JSON
14 6 (5.41%) Drools
14 6 (5.41%) Redux
14 6 (5.41%) Sass
15 5 (4.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.31%) Enterprise Software
1 7 (6.31%) User Experience
2 6 (5.41%) Fintech
3 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.80%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.90%) Derivative
5 1 (0.90%) Equities
5 1 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.90%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.90%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.01%) Linux
2 4 (3.60%) Unix
3 2 (1.80%) Android
3 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (65.77%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (28.83%) TDD
3 27 (24.32%) BDD
4 23 (20.72%) Scrum
5 20 (18.02%) Front End Development
6 18 (16.22%) MVC
6 18 (16.22%) Test Automation
7 17 (15.32%) Web Development
8 15 (13.51%) Integration Testing
9 13 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (11.71%) Mentoring
10 10 (9.01%) Kanban
11 9 (8.11%) Coaching
12 8 (7.21%) DevOps
12 8 (7.21%) OOP
12 8 (7.21%) SOA
13 7 (6.31%) Microservices
13 7 (6.31%) Problem-Solving
14 6 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (5.41%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (67.57%) Java
2 65 (58.56%) JavaScript
3 27 (24.32%) SQL
4 14 (12.61%) C#
5 13 (11.71%) Java 8
6 10 (9.01%) Python
7 6 (5.41%) PHP
8 5 (4.50%) Apex Code
8 5 (4.50%) Perl
9 3 (2.70%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.70%) Ruby
10 2 (1.80%) C++
10 2 (1.80%) ES6
10 2 (1.80%) Scala
10 2 (1.80%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.90%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.90%) VB
11 1 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (14.41%) Degree
2 7 (6.31%) SC Cleared
2 7 (6.31%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.80%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (6.31%) Docker
2 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.80%) Ansible
2 1 (0.90%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (11.71%) Oracle
2 5 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (3.60%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.80%) Informatica
4 2 (1.80%) Sybase
4 2 (1.80%) Talend
4 2 (1.80%) Teradata
4 2 (1.80%) Vermilion
4 2 (1.80%) VMware
5 1 (0.90%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.90%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.90%) IBM
5 1 (0.90%) Sonatype
5 1 (0.90%) UiPath