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 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
Software Engineer
Rank 91 100 94
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 38 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.30% 0.99% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.07% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 15
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£351 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.22% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 4
Average hourly rate £38.75 £42.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% +52.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.40 £23.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Engineer
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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%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 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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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 +3 16 £344 -15.12% 13
Fife - 7 £325 - 2
Glasgow -2 4 £425 +60.37% 3
Dundee +1 3 £170 - 2
Renfrewshire -2 2 £352 -
Aberdeen - 1 £115 -
Software Engineer
UK

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 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 43 (78.18%) Software Engineering
2 27 (49.09%) Linux
3 24 (43.64%) Windows
4 17 (30.91%) Java
5 15 (27.27%) C++
6 12 (21.82%) C#
6 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (21.82%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (21.82%) Device Driver
7 11 (20.00%) 802.11
7 11 (20.00%) Web Services
8 10 (18.18%) SQL
9 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
9 9 (16.36%) XML
9 9 (16.36%) Apache
9 9 (16.36%) Mac OS X
9 9 (16.36%) RESTful
9 9 (16.36%) Relational Database
10 8 (14.55%) Unit Testing
10 8 (14.55%) SOAP
10 8 (14.55%) PHP
10 8 (14.55%) JSON
11 7 (12.73%) Software Testing
11 7 (12.73%) Web Development
11 7 (12.73%) C
11 7 (12.73%) Python
11 7 (12.73%) PHP5
11 7 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (12.73%) WordPress
11 7 (12.73%) nginx

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 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 9 (16.36%) Apache
2 7 (12.73%) WordPress
2 7 (12.73%) nginx
3 3 (5.45%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.64%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.82%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (20.00%) 802.11
3 6 (10.91%) HTTP
4 3 (5.45%) SNMP
4 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.82%) ATM
5 1 (1.82%) GPRS
5 1 (1.82%) PSTN
5 1 (1.82%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.82%) MySQL
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.27%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.27%) Subversion
3 3 (5.45%) JIRA
3 3 (5.45%) Selenium
3 3 (5.45%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.45%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (5.45%) Mercurial
4 2 (3.64%) WinDbg
4 2 (3.64%) Redmine
4 2 (3.64%) Maven
4 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.64%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.82%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.82%) MSI
5 1 (1.82%) C++Builder
5 1 (1.82%) Gradle
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 3 (5.45%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Military
3 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) Web Services
2 9 (16.36%) XML
2 9 (16.36%) RESTful
3 8 (14.55%) SOAP
3 8 (14.55%) JSON
4 6 (10.91%) .NET
5 4 (7.27%) Spring
5 4 (7.27%) HTML
6 3 (5.45%) CSS
7 2 (3.64%) JSP
8 1 (1.82%) SAML
8 1 (1.82%) OLE
8 1 (1.82%) OLE DB
8 1 (1.82%) XHTML
8 1 (1.82%) Classic ASP
8 1 (1.82%) DCOM
8 1 (1.82%) DHTML
8 1 (1.82%) XSD
8 1 (1.82%) ActiveX
8 1 (1.82%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Device Driver
2 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.82%) Blog
3 1 (1.82%) SCADA
3 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.82%) User Experience
3 1 (1.82%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 27 (49.09%) Linux
2 24 (43.64%) Windows
3 9 (16.36%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.64%) UNIX
4 2 (3.64%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.82%) OS/2
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.82%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (78.18%) Software Engineering
2 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.55%) Unit Testing
4 7 (12.73%) Software Testing
4 7 (12.73%) Web Development
4 7 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (9.09%) Refactoring
6 4 (7.27%) Linux Kernel Development
6 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.45%) UML
7 3 (5.45%) Scrum
7 3 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.45%) TDD
7 3 (5.45%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (5.45%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (3.64%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Testing
8 2 (3.64%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) Java
2 15 (27.27%) C++
3 12 (21.82%) C#
4 10 (18.18%) SQL
5 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
6 8 (14.55%) PHP
7 7 (12.73%) C
7 7 (12.73%) Python
7 7 (12.73%) PHP5
8 4 (7.27%) Perl
9 3 (5.45%) Ada
10 2 (3.64%) Ruby
10 2 (3.64%) VB
10 2 (3.64%) VBA
10 2 (3.64%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.82%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.82%) REXX
11 1 (1.82%) Tcl
11 1 (1.82%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) ISEB
3 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) DICOM
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.82%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.82%) WMI
3 1 (1.82%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) HP
3 1 (1.82%) Dell
3 1 (1.82%) Adobe
3 1 (1.82%) Remedy
3 1 (1.82%) Twitter
3 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
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