Period
to 22 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 92 129
Rank change year-on-year +5 +37 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 130 67 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.46% 1.73% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% 1.81% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 46 57
Scotland median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -6.31%
10th Percentile £350 £334 £253
90th Percentile £488 £519 £475
UK median daily rate £514 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +5.38% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.10
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +10.25%

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 5,032 3,693 5,176
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 95.25% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,950 2,149 2,868
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £240 £213 £231
90th Percentile £538 £516 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 98 96
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £22.25 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.84% +1.14% +6.33%
10th Percentile £10.25 £11.31 £9.78
90th Percentile £48.30 £48.06 £43.38
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 87 £425 +6.25% 14
Glasgow +1 40 £375 +1.69% 21
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 22 June 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 (57.69%) Java
2 71 (54.62%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (39.23%) JavaScript
4 49 (37.69%) Spring
5 36 (27.69%) Finance
6 34 (26.15%) SQL
7 33 (25.38%) .NET
8 32 (24.62%) SQL Server
9 31 (23.85%) Hibernate
9 31 (23.85%) TDD
10 28 (21.54%) C#
11 27 (20.77%) JBoss
12 26 (20.00%) HTML
12 26 (20.00%) SOA
12 26 (20.00%) Scrum
13 24 (18.46%) AngularJS
14 23 (17.69%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (16.92%) Java 8
16 21 (16.15%) ASP.NET
17 20 (15.38%) CSS
17 20 (15.38%) Java EE
17 20 (15.38%) Jenkins
17 20 (15.38%) REST
18 19 (14.62%) Drools
19 18 (13.85%) Git (software)
20 17 (13.08%) XML
21 16 (12.31%) Web Services
21 16 (12.31%) Maven
21 16 (12.31%) RESTful
21 16 (12.31%) Relational Database

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 27 (20.77%) JBoss
2 8 (6.15%) Apache
2 8 (6.15%) WebSphere
3 7 (5.38%) GeoServer
4 6 (4.62%) CMS
5 3 (2.31%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.54%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.54%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.77%) Confluence
7 1 (0.77%) IIS
7 1 (0.77%) Jetty
7 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.77%) InfoPath
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.62%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (2.31%) npm
3 3 (2.31%) Office 365
3 3 (2.31%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.31%) HTTP
2 1 (0.77%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (24.62%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.31%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.92%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (5.38%) Big Data
4 7 (5.38%) GIS
5 6 (4.62%) Power BI
5 6 (4.62%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.08%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.08%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.08%) PowerCenter
6 4 (3.08%) QGIS
6 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.31%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.54%) Jackrabbit
8 2 (1.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 18 (13.85%) Git (software)
3 16 (12.31%) Maven
4 9 (6.92%) Visual Studio
5 7 (5.38%) Subversion
6 4 (3.08%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.08%) Grunt
6 4 (3.08%) gulp
6 4 (3.08%) Mockito
6 4 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.31%) webpack
7 3 (2.31%) Xcode
8 2 (1.54%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.54%) Hudson
8 2 (1.54%) JIRA
8 2 (1.54%) JUnit
9 1 (0.77%) GitLab
9 1 (0.77%) NUnit
9 1 (0.77%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.77%) SonarQube
General
1 36 (27.69%) Finance
2 4 (3.08%) Publishing
3 3 (2.31%) Banking
4 2 (1.54%) Advertising
4 2 (1.54%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.54%) Legal
4 2 (1.54%) Retail
5 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (37.69%) Spring
2 33 (25.38%) .NET
3 31 (23.85%) Hibernate
4 26 (20.00%) HTML
5 24 (18.46%) AngularJS
6 21 (16.15%) ASP.NET
7 20 (15.38%) CSS
7 20 (15.38%) Java EE
7 20 (15.38%) REST
8 19 (14.62%) Drools
9 17 (13.08%) XML
10 16 (12.31%) RESTful
10 16 (12.31%) Web Services
11 14 (10.77%) Spring Boot
12 13 (10.00%) XSLT
13 12 (9.23%) J2EE
14 11 (8.46%) SOAP
15 10 (7.69%) Node.js
16 9 (6.92%) jQuery
16 9 (6.92%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.92%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (6.15%) User Experience
3 5 (3.85%) Fintech
3 5 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.77%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (0.77%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.77%) Equities
4 1 (0.77%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.77%) NHS
4 1 (0.77%) Photography
4 1 (0.77%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.77%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.77%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.92%) Linux
1 9 (6.92%) Unix
2 4 (3.08%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.54%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.54%) Windows
4 1 (0.77%) Android
4 1 (0.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (54.62%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.85%) TDD
3 26 (20.00%) Scrum
3 26 (20.00%) SOA
4 23 (17.69%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (11.54%) Kanban
6 14 (10.77%) MVC
6 14 (10.77%) Web Development
7 13 (10.00%) BDD
8 11 (8.46%) Front End Development
8 11 (8.46%) Microservices
9 10 (7.69%) Business Process Modelling
9 10 (7.69%) Workflow
10 9 (6.92%) OO
11 8 (6.15%) BPMN
11 8 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (6.15%) Software Engineering
11 8 (6.15%) Test Automation
11 8 (6.15%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (57.69%) Java
2 51 (39.23%) JavaScript
3 34 (26.15%) SQL
4 28 (21.54%) C#
5 22 (16.92%) Java 8
6 14 (10.77%) Python
7 7 (5.38%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.85%) PHP
9 4 (3.08%) ES6
9 4 (3.08%) Perl
9 4 (3.08%) Ruby
9 4 (3.08%) Scala
10 3 (2.31%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.31%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.54%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.54%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (5.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (3.85%) Sun Certification
3 2 (1.54%) Degree
4 1 (0.77%) MCAD
4 1 (0.77%) MCSD
4 1 (0.77%) MCTS
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.85%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.31%) QA
4 1 (0.77%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (5.38%) Docker
2 4 (3.08%) GeoWebCache
3 2 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.54%) Ansible
3 1 (0.77%) Kibana
3 1 (0.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (8.46%) Oracle
2 10 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.08%) Informatica
4 3 (2.31%) Sybase
4 3 (2.31%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.54%) Ping Identity
5 2 (1.54%) Splunk
6 1 (0.77%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.77%) Capita
6 1 (0.77%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.77%) IBM
6 1 (0.77%) Nintex
6 1 (0.77%) Perforce
6 1 (0.77%) Telerik
6 1 (0.77%) Teradata
6 1 (0.77%) VMware