The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 106 65
Rank change year-on-year +29 -41  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 30 36 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.56% 1.23% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.32% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 37
Median daily rate £388 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £320 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% +14.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1827 2734 2920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.76% 93.53% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1112 1509 1573
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.59% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 58 96
Median hourly rate £17.39 £32.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.49% +96.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +12 22 £400 +3.22% 6
Glasgow -5 8 £350 -6.66% 13
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 36 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (59.26%) Java
3 31 (57.41%) JavaScript
4 26 (48.15%) HTML
5 24 (44.44%) AngularJS
6 23 (42.59%) CSS
7 18 (33.33%) Scrum
7 18 (33.33%) TDD
7 18 (33.33%) jQuery
8 17 (31.48%) SQL
9 16 (29.63%) Spring
10 15 (27.78%) Git (software)
10 15 (27.78%) HTML5
11 14 (25.93%) MVC
12 13 (24.07%) Hibernate
12 13 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
13 12 (22.22%) .NET
13 12 (22.22%) XML
14 11 (20.37%) Mentoring
14 11 (20.37%) Node.js
15 10 (18.52%) NoSQL
15 10 (18.52%) Sass
15 10 (18.52%) SOAP
15 10 (18.52%) Web Services
15 10 (18.52%) Web Development
15 10 (18.52%) JSON
16 9 (16.67%) Maven
16 9 (16.67%) Subversion
16 9 (16.67%) Finance

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 (12.96%) JBoss
2 6 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.41%) Apache
3 4 (7.41%) CMS
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.56%) GitHub
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.85%) IaaS
3 1 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (1.85%) DNS
2 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) NoSQL
2 7 (12.96%) MongoDB
2 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
3 5 (9.26%) MySQL
3 5 (9.26%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.41%) DB2
4 4 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (5.56%) Data Mart
6 2 (3.70%) GIS
6 2 (3.70%) KDB
6 2 (3.70%) Kdb+
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.85%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (1.85%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 9 (16.67%) Maven
3 9 (16.67%) Subversion
4 6 (11.11%) Ant
4 6 (11.11%) Gradle
5 5 (9.26%) Hudson
5 5 (9.26%) Selenium
6 4 (7.41%) Cucumber
6 4 (7.41%) Visual Studio
7 3 (5.56%) Bower
7 3 (5.56%) Eclipse
8 2 (3.70%) Jasmine
8 2 (3.70%) Mockito
8 2 (3.70%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.85%) JProfiler
9 1 (1.85%) Mocha
9 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (48.15%) HTML
2 24 (44.44%) AngularJS
3 23 (42.59%) CSS
4 18 (33.33%) jQuery
5 16 (29.63%) Spring
6 15 (27.78%) HTML5
7 13 (24.07%) Hibernate
8 12 (22.22%) .NET
8 12 (22.22%) XML
9 11 (20.37%) Node.js
10 10 (18.52%) JSON
10 10 (18.52%) Sass
10 10 (18.52%) SOAP
10 10 (18.52%) Web Services
11 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET
11 8 (14.81%) CSS3
11 8 (14.81%) React
11 8 (14.81%) RESTful
12 7 (12.96%) Java EE
13 6 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.70%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.70%) User Experience
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Linux
2 4 (7.41%) Unix
3 3 (5.56%) Android
4 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.33%) Scrum
2 18 (33.33%) TDD
3 14 (25.93%) MVC
4 13 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (20.37%) Mentoring
6 10 (18.52%) Web Development
7 9 (16.67%) Front End Development
8 8 (14.81%) BDD
8 8 (14.81%) OO
9 7 (12.96%) Kanban
9 7 (12.96%) Unit Testing
10 6 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
11 5 (9.26%) DevOps
11 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (7.41%) Automated Testing
12 4 (7.41%) Coaching
12 4 (7.41%) SDLC
12 4 (7.41%) SOA
13 3 (5.56%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (59.26%) Java
2 31 (57.41%) JavaScript
3 17 (31.48%) SQL
4 8 (14.81%) C#
5 7 (12.96%) Python
6 6 (11.11%) CoffeeScript
7 4 (7.41%) ES6
7 4 (7.41%) PL/SQL
8 3 (5.56%) Perl
9 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.85%) PHP
10 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) Degree
1 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.70%) Dodd-Frank
1 2 (3.70%) EMIR
1 2 (3.70%) MiFID
1 2 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Docker
2 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) Oracle
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) Vermilion
3 3 (5.56%) VMware
4 2 (3.70%) Perforce
4 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.70%) Sybase
4 2 (3.70%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.85%) Avaya
5 1 (1.85%) Telerik
5 1 (1.85%) Twitter