The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 98 100 93
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 36 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.14% 1.20% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.30% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 6
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£275 £265 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -33.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £231 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 5
Average hourly rate £40.38 £42.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.85% +44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.20 £28.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.27 £42.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +12.67%
Software Engineer
UK

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
2947 2532 2294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.97% 92.38% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1503 1322 1117
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 52 77
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

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 Software Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 August 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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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 -5 12 £270 +3.84% 14
Renfrewshire +10 6 £341 -18.86%
Fife -4 5 £163 - 1
Glasgow +3 4 £275 -35.40% 1
Dundee -8 4 £225 - 3
West Lothian -8 1 - - 2
Software Engineer
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Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited 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 Software Engineer in their job title.

1 56 (76.71%) Software Engineering
2 33 (45.21%) Windows
3 29 (39.73%) Linux
4 28 (38.36%) C#
5 23 (31.51%) C++
6 22 (30.14%) Java
7 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (17.81%) SQL
9 12 (16.44%) C
9 12 (16.44%) OO
9 12 (16.44%) XML
9 12 (16.44%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (16.44%) Device Driver
9 12 (16.44%) Unit Testing
9 12 (16.44%) 802.1X
10 11 (15.07%) 802.11
11 10 (13.70%) Apache
12 9 (12.33%) UML
12 9 (12.33%) HTML
12 9 (12.33%) .NET
12 9 (12.33%) Tomcat
12 9 (12.33%) Python
12 9 (12.33%) Web Services
13 8 (10.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 8 (10.96%) Ada
13 8 (10.96%) HP
13 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
13 8 (10.96%) PHP
13 8 (10.96%) CSS
13 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited 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 Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (13.70%) Apache
2 9 (12.33%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.48%) WordPress
4 3 (4.11%) nginx
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.37%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.44%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (15.07%) 802.11
3 4 (5.48%) HTTP
4 3 (4.11%) SNMP
4 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.74%) PPP
5 2 (2.74%) GPRS
5 2 (2.74%) PSTN
6 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.37%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Eclipse
1 7 (9.59%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.22%) MSI
2 6 (8.22%) Subversion
3 5 (6.85%) Visual Studio
3 5 (6.85%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (5.48%) JIRA
5 2 (2.74%) Gradle
5 2 (2.74%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.74%) WinDbg
6 1 (1.37%) WatiN
6 1 (1.37%) Moq
6 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.37%) FishEye
6 1 (1.37%) Maven
6 1 (1.37%) C++Builder
6 1 (1.37%) Bugzilla
General
1 7 (9.59%) Military
2 6 (8.22%) Finance
3 3 (4.11%) Games
4 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Electronics
5 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.44%) XML
1 12 (16.44%) 802.1X
2 9 (12.33%) Web Services
2 9 (12.33%) HTML
2 9 (12.33%) .NET
3 8 (10.96%) CSS
4 6 (8.22%) WinForms
4 6 (8.22%) XSD
4 6 (8.22%) WPF
4 6 (8.22%) RESTful
5 5 (6.85%) SOAP
6 4 (5.48%) JSP
6 4 (5.48%) JSON
7 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.74%) Spring
8 2 (2.74%) Hibernate
8 2 (2.74%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.74%) Django
8 2 (2.74%) jQuery
8 2 (2.74%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Device Driver
2 6 (8.22%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.11%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.11%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.74%) SCADA
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Blog
5 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 33 (45.21%) Windows
2 29 (39.73%) Linux
3 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (6.85%) Mac OS X
5 4 (5.48%) Android
5 4 (5.48%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.37%) Windows CE
6 1 (1.37%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.37%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (76.71%) Software Engineering
2 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (16.44%) OO
3 12 (16.44%) Unit Testing
4 9 (12.33%) UML
5 7 (9.59%) Scrum
5 7 (9.59%) Web Development
6 6 (8.22%) Software Testing
6 6 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (8.22%) Performance Testing
6 6 (8.22%) Change Management
6 6 (8.22%) Performance Management
7 5 (6.85%) TDD
8 4 (5.48%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.48%) Time Management
8 4 (5.48%) Requirements Management
8 4 (5.48%) Change Control
8 4 (5.48%) Linux Kernel Development
9 3 (4.11%) MVC
9 3 (4.11%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (38.36%) C#
2 23 (31.51%) C++
3 22 (30.14%) Java
4 13 (17.81%) SQL
5 12 (16.44%) C
6 9 (12.33%) Python
7 8 (10.96%) Ada
7 8 (10.96%) PHP
7 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
8 6 (8.22%) Perl
8 6 (8.22%) VBScript
8 6 (8.22%) REXX
8 6 (8.22%) Tcl
8 6 (8.22%) PowerShell
9 5 (6.85%) Embedded C
10 3 (4.11%) Embedded C++
10 3 (4.11%) VB
10 3 (4.11%) PHP5
11 1 (1.37%) Delphi
11 1 (1.37%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.11%) ISEB
3 3 (4.11%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.74%) Degree
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.37%) MCTS
5 1 (1.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) SLA
1 1 (1.37%) QA
1 1 (1.37%) IEC 61508
1 1 (1.37%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (8.22%) WMI
3 3 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.37%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) HP
2 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.11%) VMware
4 1 (1.37%) Twitter
4 1 (1.37%) Adobe
4 1 (1.37%) Dell
4 1 (1.37%) Remedy
4 1 (1.37%) Perforce
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