Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 113 101
Rank change year-on-year +7 -12 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 86 59 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.82% 1.57% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 1.65% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 48 52
Scotland median daily rate £380 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £323 £324 £278
90th Percentile £481 £479 £600
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £43.63 £37.04
% change year-on-year +3.15% +17.78% -15.34%

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 4,531 3,574 5,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 94.88% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,638 2,073 2,813
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £225 £220 £225
90th Percentile £538 £501 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 133 92
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £17.32 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.70% -17.52% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.53 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £49.68 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -9 57 £375 -6.25% 16
Glasgow -1 24 £388 +7.64% 18
Fife - 1 £550 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 45 (52.33%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (50.00%) Java
3 33 (38.37%) JavaScript
4 30 (34.88%) TDD
5 25 (29.07%) SQL
6 23 (26.74%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (24.42%) Spring
8 20 (23.26%) HTML
9 18 (20.93%) C#
9 18 (20.93%) CSS
10 17 (19.77%) .NET
11 16 (18.60%) Linux
11 16 (18.60%) Scrum
12 15 (17.44%) SQL Server
12 15 (17.44%) XML
12 15 (17.44%) Git (software)
12 15 (17.44%) Jenkins
13 14 (16.28%) BDD
13 14 (16.28%) AngularJS
13 14 (16.28%) Python
13 14 (16.28%) Finance
14 13 (15.12%) MVC
14 13 (15.12%) SOA
14 13 (15.12%) RESTful
14 13 (15.12%) Kanban
14 13 (15.12%) Unit Testing
14 13 (15.12%) Java EE
15 12 (13.95%) MongoDB
16 11 (12.79%) Node.js
16 11 (12.79%) JBoss

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 11 (12.79%) JBoss
2 3 (3.49%) CMS
2 3 (3.49%) ColdFusion
2 3 (3.49%) GeoServer
3 2 (2.33%) nginx
3 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.16%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.16%) Drupal
4 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.16%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.16%) IIS
4 1 (1.16%) SAS
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) InfoPath
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Endur
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.49%) Google Analytics
3 3 (3.49%) npm
4 2 (2.33%) Yarn
5 1 (1.16%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.16%) GitHub
5 1 (1.16%) Office 365
5 1 (1.16%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.16%) PaaS
5 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.44%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.95%) MongoDB
3 11 (12.79%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (10.47%) NoSQL
5 6 (6.98%) MySQL
6 4 (4.65%) GIS
6 4 (4.65%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.49%) Big Data
7 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.49%) PowerCenter
7 3 (3.49%) Redis
8 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.33%) QGIS
8 2 (2.33%) QlikView
8 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.16%) Spatial Data
9 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (17.44%) Git (software)
1 15 (17.44%) Jenkins
2 8 (9.30%) Eclipse
2 8 (9.30%) Maven
3 5 (5.81%) Gradle
3 5 (5.81%) Hudson
3 5 (5.81%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.81%) webpack
4 4 (4.65%) Bower
4 4 (4.65%) Subversion
4 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.49%) JProfiler
5 3 (3.49%) NUnit
5 3 (3.49%) ReSharper
6 2 (2.33%) Ant
6 2 (2.33%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.33%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (2.33%) Mocha
6 2 (2.33%) PhantomJS
7 1 (1.16%) Android Studio
General
1 14 (16.28%) Finance
2 1 (1.16%) Legal
2 1 (1.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.42%) Spring
2 20 (23.26%) HTML
3 18 (20.93%) CSS
4 17 (19.77%) .NET
5 15 (17.44%) XML
6 14 (16.28%) AngularJS
7 13 (15.12%) Java EE
7 13 (15.12%) RESTful
8 11 (12.79%) Hibernate
8 11 (12.79%) Node.js
8 11 (12.79%) Web Services
9 10 (11.63%) JSON
10 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET
10 9 (10.47%) XSLT
11 8 (9.30%) .NET Framework
11 8 (9.30%) Entity Framework
12 7 (8.14%) Drools
12 7 (8.14%) jQuery
12 7 (8.14%) React
12 7 (8.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.49%) User Experience
2 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.33%) Fixed Income
2 2 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.33%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.16%) Blog
3 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.16%) Derivative
3 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.16%) Photography
3 1 (1.16%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.60%) Linux
2 5 (5.81%) Unix
3 2 (2.33%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.33%) Windows
4 1 (1.16%) Android
4 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (52.33%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (34.88%) TDD
3 23 (26.74%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (18.60%) Scrum
5 14 (16.28%) BDD
6 13 (15.12%) Kanban
6 13 (15.12%) MVC
6 13 (15.12%) SOA
6 13 (15.12%) Unit Testing
7 11 (12.79%) Software Engineering
8 9 (10.47%) ETL
9 8 (9.30%) Application Performance Monitoring
9 8 (9.30%) Business Process Modelling
9 8 (9.30%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (9.30%) Test Automation
9 8 (9.30%) Workflow
10 7 (8.14%) DevOps
10 7 (8.14%) Front End Development
11 6 (6.98%) Web Development
12 5 (5.81%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 43 (50.00%) Java
2 33 (38.37%) JavaScript
3 25 (29.07%) SQL
4 18 (20.93%) C#
5 14 (16.28%) Python
6 8 (9.30%) Perl
6 8 (9.30%) PL/SQL
7 7 (8.14%) T-SQL
8 6 (6.98%) ES6
8 6 (6.98%) PHP
9 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.33%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (2.33%) Scala
9 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.16%) C
10 1 (1.16%) C++
10 1 (1.16%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.16%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (4.65%) Degree
2 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.16%) HND
3 1 (1.16%) MCAD
3 1 (1.16%) MCSD
3 1 (1.16%) MCTS
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) QA
2 3 (3.49%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (11.63%) Docker
2 5 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.33%) GeoWebCache
Systems Management
1 7 (8.14%) Ansible
2 2 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (12.79%) Oracle
2 9 (10.47%) VMware
3 7 (8.14%) Pega
4 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.65%) Google
6 3 (3.49%) Informatica
6 3 (3.49%) OpenLink
7 1 (1.16%) Capita
7 1 (1.16%) Facebook
7 1 (1.16%) Nintex
7 1 (1.16%) Perforce
7 1 (1.16%) Sybase
7 1 (1.16%) Twitter