The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 90 111 109
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 31 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.57% 0.80% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 0.86% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 11
Median daily rate £338 £339 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% -13.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £402 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £372 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.45% +6.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.19 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% -10.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +1.25%
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
1881 2681 2699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.43% 93.51% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1089 1402 1460
Median daily rate £370 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £232 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 47 50
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.02 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.13% +17.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £43.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 8 December 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +15 17 £338 -3.57% 1
Edinburgh +21 8 £475 +40.74% 17
Renfrewshire +3 3 £310 -8.82%
Fife -1 2 £325 -
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 38 (90.48%) Software Engineering
2 24 (57.14%) Java
3 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (40.48%) C#
5 14 (33.33%) OO
6 12 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (26.19%) Linux
7 11 (26.19%) C++
8 10 (23.81%) SQL
9 9 (21.43%) UML
10 8 (19.05%) Configuration Management
11 7 (16.67%) Windows
11 7 (16.67%) .NET
11 7 (16.67%) Integration Testing
12 6 (14.29%) Change Control
12 6 (14.29%) Entity Framework
12 6 (14.29%) C
12 6 (14.29%) DevOps
13 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (11.90%) SDLC
13 5 (11.90%) Scrum
13 5 (11.90%) Tomcat
13 5 (11.90%) Python
13 5 (11.90%) SOA
13 5 (11.90%) HTML
13 5 (11.90%) Oracle
13 5 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
13 5 (11.90%) Network Management
13 5 (11.90%) Rational DOORS
13 5 (11.90%) TDD

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.90%) Tomcat
2 4 (9.52%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) CICS
3 1 (2.38%) JBoss
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.38%) RS-232
2 1 (2.38%) RS-485
2 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) MySQL
2 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (9.52%) Maven
2 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (7.14%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.76%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.76%) MSI
4 2 (4.76%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.38%) JIRA
5 1 (2.38%) JUnit
5 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) .NET
2 6 (14.29%) Entity Framework
3 5 (11.90%) HTML
4 4 (9.52%) HTML5
4 4 (9.52%) JMS
4 4 (9.52%) Web Services
4 4 (9.52%) XML
4 4 (9.52%) XSLT
5 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.14%) REST
5 3 (7.14%) WCF
5 3 (7.14%) WinForms
5 3 (7.14%) WPF
6 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.76%) J2EE
6 2 (4.76%) XSD
7 1 (2.38%) CSS
7 1 (2.38%) JSP
7 1 (2.38%) React
7 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Linux
2 7 (16.67%) Windows
3 4 (9.52%) Unix
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) MVS
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (90.48%) Software Engineering
2 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (33.33%) OO
4 9 (21.43%) UML
5 8 (19.05%) Configuration Management
6 7 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Change Control
7 6 (14.29%) DevOps
8 5 (11.90%) Network Management
8 5 (11.90%) Requirements Management
8 5 (11.90%) Scrum
8 5 (11.90%) SDLC
8 5 (11.90%) SOA
8 5 (11.90%) TDD
9 4 (9.52%) Change Management
9 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (9.52%) Microservices
9 4 (9.52%) Time Management
9 4 (9.52%) Unit Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 24 (57.14%) Java
2 17 (40.48%) C#
3 11 (26.19%) C++
4 10 (23.81%) SQL
5 6 (14.29%) C
6 5 (11.90%) Python
7 3 (7.14%) Groovy
7 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 3 (7.14%) VB
7 3 (7.14%) XPath
7 3 (7.14%) XQuery
8 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.38%) Ada
9 1 (2.38%) Clojure
9 1 (2.38%) COBOL
9 1 (2.38%) Delphi
9 1 (2.38%) Perl
9 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.38%) Ruby
9 1 (2.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Def Stans
1 1 (2.38%) DO-178B
1 1 (2.38%) IEC 61508
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Docker
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.76%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle
2 3 (7.14%) Atlassian
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) IBM
3 2 (4.76%) VMware
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