The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 122 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£190 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £420 £313
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +34.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.03 £35.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.56% -4.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2587 2305 2467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.06% 93.28% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1106 1163
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 £218 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 89 119
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -18.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.33 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Senior Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Senior Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Senior Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Senior Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Senior Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Senior Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Senior Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Senior Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 1 £393 - 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - - 1
Dundee - - - -
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Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Senior Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Senior Software Engineer in their job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Python
4 4 (40.00%) Perl
4 4 (40.00%) UNIX
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) RDBMS
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) Selenium
6 2 (20.00%) KDB
6 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
6 2 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (20.00%) Release Management
6 2 (20.00%) jQuery
6 2 (20.00%) HTML
6 2 (20.00%) Retail
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) Web Development
6 2 (20.00%) Degree
6 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Senior Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Senior Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (20.00%) GemFire
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (30.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (20.00%) KDB
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Front Office
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
1 2 (20.00%) jQuery
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Equities
2 2 (20.00%) FMCG
3 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (10.00%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
4 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Web Development
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Memory Management
4 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (20.00%) Business Transformation
5 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Code Coverage
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) Perl
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) VBScript
4 1 (10.00%) VB
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) StreamBase
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Coverity