The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 51 51 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 17 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.96% 2.06% 2.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 2.74% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 15
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£381 £388 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £300 £429
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Software Engineering
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
712 474 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 81.93% 75.12% 74.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 245 358
Average daily rate £400 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 10
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.86 £16.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.97% +8.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.87 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineering across the Glasgow region.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Glasgow region.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Engineering.

1 20 (95.24%) Java
2 16 (76.19%) Linux
3 13 (61.90%) SQL
4 11 (52.38%) UNIX
4 11 (52.38%) DB2
4 11 (52.38%) Finance
4 11 (52.38%) OO
4 11 (52.38%) Spring
5 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (47.62%) OOD
5 10 (47.62%) Perl
5 10 (47.62%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (42.86%) Sybase
7 8 (38.10%) JUnit
7 8 (38.10%) RDBMS
7 8 (38.10%) J2SE
7 8 (38.10%) JMS
7 8 (38.10%) Banking
7 8 (38.10%) Relational Database
8 7 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (33.33%) Database Tuning
8 7 (33.33%) Front Office
9 6 (28.57%) Equity Derivative
9 6 (28.57%) Investment Banking
10 5 (23.81%) Fixed Income
11 4 (19.05%) Equities
11 4 (19.05%) TDD
11 4 (19.05%) Wealth Management
11 4 (19.05%) Investment Management
11 4 (19.05%) Scrum

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) DB2
2 8 (38.10%) RDBMS
2 8 (38.10%) Relational Database
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) JUnit
2 3 (14.29%) JIRA
3 2 (9.52%) Hudson
3 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.76%) Zephyr
4 1 (4.76%) Artifactory
4 1 (4.76%) Maven
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium
4 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Banking
3 7 (33.33%) Front Office
4 6 (28.57%) Investment Banking
5 3 (14.29%) Legal
6 2 (9.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) Developer
2 15 (71.43%) Java Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Software Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Android Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) Spring
2 8 (38.10%) J2SE
2 8 (38.10%) JMS
3 4 (19.05%) .NET
4 3 (14.29%) Web Services
4 3 (14.29%) Ext JS
4 3 (14.29%) RESTful
4 3 (14.29%) JAX-RS
5 2 (9.52%) HTML
5 2 (9.52%) XML
6 1 (4.76%) REST
6 1 (4.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (28.57%) Equity Derivative
3 5 (23.81%) Fixed Income
4 4 (19.05%) Equities
5 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
6 1 (4.76%) SCADA
6 1 (4.76%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (4.76%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Linux
2 11 (52.38%) UNIX
3 3 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (9.52%) Android
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) OO
2 10 (47.62%) OOD
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) Database Tuning
3 7 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (19.05%) Investment Management
4 4 (19.05%) Wealth Management
4 4 (19.05%) TDD
4 4 (19.05%) Scrum
5 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.52%) Electronic Trading
6 2 (9.52%) Algorithmic Trading
6 2 (9.52%) Kanban
6 2 (9.52%) Workflow
6 2 (9.52%) CRM
6 2 (9.52%) BDD
6 2 (9.52%) Android Development
6 2 (9.52%) Market Making
6 2 (9.52%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) Java
2 13 (61.90%) SQL
3 10 (47.62%) Perl
4 4 (19.05%) C#
5 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Sybase
2 1 (4.76%) Atlassian