The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Software Developer
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 140 116
Rank change year-on-year +36 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 13 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.60% 0.38% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.41% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 15
Median daily rate £375 £325 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -10.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £209 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £442 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +10.71% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -5.52% +4.48%  

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 2088 2683 2877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.60% 92.68% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1172 1496 1476
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 84
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -19.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Scotland

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Developer in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Scotland

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Scotland

Software 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 Software Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 June 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 +16 9 £385 -2.77% 10
Glasgow - 3 £350 - 6
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 11 (50.00%) .NET
2 10 (45.45%) C#
3 9 (40.91%) Java
4 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (31.82%) Mathematics
6 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 6 (27.27%) SQL
6 6 (27.27%) XML
7 5 (22.73%) C++
7 5 (22.73%) HTML
7 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
7 5 (22.73%) Web Services
7 5 (22.73%) MVC
7 5 (22.73%) Finance
7 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
7 5 (22.73%) Degree
8 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
8 4 (18.18%) Informatics
8 4 (18.18%) CSS
8 4 (18.18%) Oracle
8 4 (18.18%) N-Tier
8 4 (18.18%) Python
8 4 (18.18%) Spatial Data
8 4 (18.18%) SDLC
8 4 (18.18%) Use Case
8 4 (18.18%) QA
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (13.64%) Entity Framework
9 3 (13.64%) WPF
9 3 (13.64%) Physics

Software 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 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Adobe Premiere
1 2 (9.09%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.09%) iTunes
2 2 (9.09%) SaaS
3 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) Spatial Data
3 2 (9.09%) Redis
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (27.27%) XML
3 5 (22.73%) HTML
3 5 (22.73%) Web Services
4 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 4 (18.18%) CSS
5 3 (13.64%) ADO.NET
5 3 (13.64%) Entity Framework
5 3 (13.64%) JSON
5 3 (13.64%) SOAP
5 3 (13.64%) WPF
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Core
6 2 (9.09%) Flash
6 2 (9.09%) NHibernate
6 2 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (9.09%) REST
6 2 (9.09%) SignalR
6 2 (9.09%) Swagger
7 1 (4.55%) Ajax
7 1 (4.55%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) N-Tier
2 3 (13.64%) Algorithms
3 2 (9.09%) iPad
3 2 (9.09%) iPhone
3 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 2 (9.09%) User Experience
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.55%) SWIFT
4 1 (4.55%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Android
1 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Mathematics
3 5 (22.73%) MVC
3 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
4 4 (18.18%) Informatics
4 4 (18.18%) SDLC
4 4 (18.18%) Use Case
5 3 (13.64%) Microservices
5 3 (13.64%) Physics
5 3 (13.64%) SOA
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Android Development
6 2 (9.09%) API Design
6 2 (9.09%) API Development
6 2 (9.09%) Applied Mathematics
6 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
6 2 (9.09%) CRM
6 2 (9.09%) iOS Development
6 2 (9.09%) Mobile Development
6 2 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) C#
2 9 (40.91%) Java
3 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 6 (27.27%) SQL
4 5 (22.73%) C++
5 4 (18.18%) Python
6 2 (9.09%) ActionScript
6 2 (9.09%) Apple Swift
6 2 (9.09%) Objective-C
6 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
6 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 2 (9.09%) Ruby
6 2 (9.09%) XAML
7 1 (4.55%) C
7 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 13485
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Avaya
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