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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 120 100 107
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 25 32 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.86% 1.10% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.15% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 13
Median daily rate £278 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.53% +10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £320 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £428 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.97% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 2
Median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -4.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
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
2695 2785 2368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.87% 95.61% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1523 1459 1319
Median daily rate £375 £358 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 94 82
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.64 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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
Edinburgh -13 9 £300 -12.72% 12
Renfrewshire -33 6 £300 -14.66%
Dundee +6 5 £243 -
Fife +7 4 £325 - 3
Glasgow +6 3 - - 4
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 30 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) C#
3 18 (45.00%) XML
4 17 (42.50%) Java
5 14 (35.00%) OO
6 12 (30.00%) Windows
6 12 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 12 (30.00%) HTTP
6 12 (30.00%) Unit Testing
6 12 (30.00%) PowerShell
6 12 (30.00%) Windows Server
7 11 (27.50%) Web Development
7 11 (27.50%) C++
8 10 (25.00%) Linux
8 10 (25.00%) WPF
9 9 (22.50%) WinForms
9 9 (22.50%) XSD
9 9 (22.50%) CSS
9 9 (22.50%) HTML
9 9 (22.50%) VBScript
9 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (22.50%) MSI
9 9 (22.50%) Waterfall
9 9 (22.50%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (20.00%) HTML5
10 8 (20.00%) CSS3
10 8 (20.00%) JSON
10 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared

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 1 (2.50%) Apache
1 1 (2.50%) ArcGIS
1 1 (2.50%) lighttpd
1 1 (2.50%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) HTTP
2 4 (10.00%) Firewall
3 3 (7.50%) HTTPS
3 3 (7.50%) iSCSI
3 3 (7.50%) NAS
3 3 (7.50%) SAN
4 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.50%) DNS
5 1 (2.50%) Internet
5 1 (2.50%) IPv4
5 1 (2.50%) IPv6
5 1 (2.50%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.50%) LDAP
5 1 (2.50%) Network Security
5 1 (2.50%) RS-232
5 1 (2.50%) RS-485
5 1 (2.50%) SMTP
5 1 (2.50%) SNMP
5 1 (2.50%) SSH
5 1 (2.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.50%) MariaDB
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
4 1 (2.50%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) MSI
2 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.50%) JUnit
4 1 (2.50%) Mockito
4 1 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.50%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (10.00%) Games
2 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Electronics
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Avionics
4 1 (2.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (45.00%) XML
2 10 (25.00%) WPF
3 9 (22.50%) CSS
3 9 (22.50%) HTML
3 9 (22.50%) WinForms
3 9 (22.50%) XSD
4 8 (20.00%) CSS3
4 8 (20.00%) HTML5
4 8 (20.00%) JSON
5 7 (17.50%) .NET
5 7 (17.50%) RESTful
5 7 (17.50%) SOAP
5 7 (17.50%) Web Services
6 4 (10.00%) J2EE
6 4 (10.00%) Middleware
7 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
7 3 (7.50%) Java EE
7 3 (7.50%) jQuery
7 3 (7.50%) RequireJS
8 1 (2.50%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (15.00%) Mathematics
3 5 (12.50%) Algorithms
4 4 (10.00%) Data Structures
5 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
5 3 (7.50%) Public Cloud
6 2 (5.00%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.50%) Physics
7 1 (2.50%) PKI
7 1 (2.50%) Replication
7 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Windows
1 12 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (25.00%) Linux
3 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (15.00%) Mac OS X
5 5 (12.50%) Android
6 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
7 2 (5.00%) Unix
8 1 (2.50%) CyanogenMod
8 1 (2.50%) Debian
8 1 (2.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.00%) OO
4 12 (30.00%) Unit Testing
5 11 (27.50%) Web Development
6 9 (22.50%) Waterfall
7 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
8 7 (17.50%) OOD
8 7 (17.50%) Project Management
9 5 (12.50%) Change Management
9 5 (12.50%) Open Source
9 5 (12.50%) Performance Management
10 4 (10.00%) API Design
10 4 (10.00%) Dependency Management
10 4 (10.00%) Progressive Enhancement
10 4 (10.00%) Refactoring
10 4 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (10.00%) SDLC
10 4 (10.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) C#
2 17 (42.50%) Java
3 12 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 11 (27.50%) C++
5 9 (22.50%) VBScript
6 7 (17.50%) C
7 6 (15.00%) Python
8 5 (12.50%) SQL
9 4 (10.00%) PHP
9 4 (10.00%) Ruby
10 3 (7.50%) Jython
11 2 (5.00%) COBOL
11 2 (5.00%) PL/1
11 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
12 1 (2.50%) Ada
12 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
12 1 (2.50%) Lua
12 1 (2.50%) Perl
12 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) BladeLogic
1 3 (7.50%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 3 (7.50%) Puppet
1 3 (7.50%) SCOrch
2 2 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.50%) Cacti
3 1 (2.50%) Munin
3 1 (2.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) HP
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) BMC
2 3 (7.50%) CA
2 3 (7.50%) Dell
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) VMware
3 1 (2.50%) Red Hat