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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 128 120 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.034% 0.20% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +8.66%
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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
2711 2327 2306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.07% 92.01% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1422 1299 1116
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 73 58
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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
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 22 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 1 £425 - 1
Senior Software Engineer
UK

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) JSON
2 4 (80.00%) Mac OS X
2 4 (80.00%) SOAP
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) RESTful
3 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (60.00%) nginx
3 3 (60.00%) Apache
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) PHP
3 3 (60.00%) HTTP
3 3 (60.00%) PHP5
3 3 (60.00%) WordPress
4 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) Web Development
4 2 (40.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (20.00%) Open Source
5 1 (20.00%) User Experience
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (60.00%) nginx
1 3 (60.00%) Apache
1 3 (60.00%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) JSON
1 4 (80.00%) SOAP
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) XML
1 4 (80.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Mac OS X
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Web Development
2 2 (40.00%) Refactoring
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) DSDM
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) PHP
1 3 (60.00%) PHP5
2 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Atlassian