The median contractor rate for a Developer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Scottish Borders during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
Scotland / Scottish Borders
Rank 1 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Scottish Borders 50.00% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 50.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +18.05%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the Scottish Borders. 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
Scottish Borders
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2 6 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Scottish Borders 100.00% 85.71% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 7
Median daily rate £310 £438 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.14% +118.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Scottish Borders

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Scottish Borders that featured Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the Scottish Borders

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Scottish Borders

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in the Scottish Borders

Developer
Contract Job Locations in the Scottish Borders

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Scottish Borders region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Galashiels - 1 £275 -
Developer
Scotland

Developer Skill Set
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the Scottish Borders

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 Scottish Borders region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the Scottish Borders 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland