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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 63 50 62
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 13 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.52% 1.37% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.95% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 1
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£350 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Software Engineering
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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
681 461 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 79.65% 69.95% 72.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 251 316
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 12
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014, 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 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
2 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) OO
3 5 (26.32%) Perl
3 5 (26.32%) RDBMS
3 5 (26.32%) Java
3 5 (26.32%) UNIX
3 5 (26.32%) Front Office
3 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
3 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
4 4 (21.05%) OOD
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) J2SE
5 3 (15.79%) JMS
5 3 (15.79%) Sybase
5 3 (15.79%) DB2
5 3 (15.79%) JUnit
5 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.79%) .NET
5 3 (15.79%) C#
5 3 (15.79%) HTML
5 3 (15.79%) Financial Institution
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Data Management
5 3 (15.79%) Spring
5 3 (15.79%) jQuery
5 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) GemFire
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (5.26%) OpenROAD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) RDBMS
1 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.79%) DB2
3 2 (10.53%) KDB
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.26%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JUnit
2 1 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Front Office
3 3 (15.79%) Financial Institution
4 2 (10.53%) Banking
5 1 (5.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Test Manager
2 7 (36.84%) Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Java Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Software Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Java Software Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) J2SE
1 3 (15.79%) JMS
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
1 3 (15.79%) Spring
1 3 (15.79%) jQuery
2 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
2 2 (10.53%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) Classic ASP
3 1 (5.26%) WCF
3 1 (5.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) Equities
3 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) UNIX
3 2 (10.53%) Windows
4 1 (5.26%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) OO
2 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
2 4 (21.05%) OOD
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Data Management
3 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
3 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
4 2 (10.53%) Memory Management
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
4 2 (10.53%) Database Tuning
4 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Web Development
5 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) OOP
5 1 (5.26%) Code Coverage
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Perl
2 5 (26.32%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
4 2 (10.53%) C++
4 2 (10.53%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) VC++
5 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
1 3 (15.79%) Sybase
2 2 (10.53%) StreamBase
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Coverity