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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 111 105 118
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 14 31 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.63% 0.95% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 1.00% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 5
Median daily rate £325 £300 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £216 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £350 £259
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £40.38 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
2124 3113 2633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.86% 95.02% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1240 1622 1358
Median daily rate £350 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 74 52
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £41.00 £42.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 27 August 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 27 August 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 0 4 £325 +4.00% 13
Glasgow +12 3 £406 +47.72% 3
Dundee +4 3 £260 +15.55% 1
Fife +3 3 £325 +100.00% 1
West Lothian +6 1 - - 1
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 36 (87.80%) Software Engineering
2 21 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (48.78%) Java
4 18 (43.90%) C#
5 14 (34.15%) OO
6 11 (26.83%) C++
6 11 (26.83%) Configuration Management
7 10 (24.39%) XML
8 9 (21.95%) Web Services
8 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
8 9 (21.95%) C
8 9 (21.95%) OOD
9 8 (19.51%) HTTP
9 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
9 8 (19.51%) Linux
9 8 (19.51%) Python
9 8 (19.51%) Mathematics
9 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (17.07%) Algorithms
10 7 (17.07%) WPF
10 7 (17.07%) Scrum
10 7 (17.07%) MVC
11 6 (14.63%) Games
11 6 (14.63%) Web Development
11 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
11 6 (14.63%) Windows
11 6 (14.63%) Microservices
11 6 (14.63%) Data Structures
11 6 (14.63%) Android
12 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration

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 3 (7.32%) Apache
1 3 (7.32%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.44%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.44%) JBoss
2 1 (2.44%) lighttpd
2 1 (2.44%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) HTTP
2 3 (7.32%) Firewall
3 2 (4.88%) DNS
3 2 (4.88%) FTP
3 2 (4.88%) HTTPS
3 2 (4.88%) iSCSI
3 2 (4.88%) Kerberos
3 2 (4.88%) LDAP
3 2 (4.88%) NAS
3 2 (4.88%) SAN
3 2 (4.88%) SMTP
3 2 (4.88%) SNMP
3 2 (4.88%) SSH
4 1 (2.44%) DHCP
4 1 (2.44%) Internet
4 1 (2.44%) IPv4
4 1 (2.44%) IPv6
4 1 (2.44%) Network Security
4 1 (2.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) MySQL
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.44%) MariaDB
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.44%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MSI
1 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.88%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.44%) JUnit
3 1 (2.44%) Maven
3 1 (2.44%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.44%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (14.63%) Games
2 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.88%) Electronics
4 1 (2.44%) Advertising
4 1 (2.44%) Avionics
4 1 (2.44%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) XML
2 9 (21.95%) Web Services
3 7 (17.07%) WPF
4 5 (12.20%) .NET
4 5 (12.20%) CSS
4 5 (12.20%) HTML
4 5 (12.20%) SOAP
5 4 (9.76%) Entity Framework
5 4 (9.76%) Java EE
5 4 (9.76%) WCF
6 3 (7.32%) CSS3
6 3 (7.32%) HTML5
6 3 (7.32%) J2EE
6 3 (7.32%) JMS
6 3 (7.32%) JSON
6 3 (7.32%) Middleware
6 3 (7.32%) WinForms
6 3 (7.32%) XSD
6 3 (7.32%) XSLT
7 2 (4.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (19.51%) Mathematics
2 7 (17.07%) Algorithms
3 6 (14.63%) Data Structures
4 3 (7.32%) 3D Graphics
4 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.88%) Public Cloud
5 2 (4.88%) Replication
6 1 (2.44%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.44%) Physics
6 1 (2.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Linux
2 6 (14.63%) Android
2 6 (14.63%) Windows
3 5 (12.20%) Unix
3 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
4 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.88%) Debian
6 2 (4.88%) Mac OS X
6 2 (4.88%) SUSE
7 1 (2.44%) CyanogenMod
7 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (87.80%) Software Engineering
2 21 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (34.15%) OO
4 11 (26.83%) Configuration Management
5 9 (21.95%) OOD
6 7 (17.07%) MVC
6 7 (17.07%) Scrum
7 6 (14.63%) Microservices
7 6 (14.63%) Web Development
8 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (12.20%) Kanban
8 5 (12.20%) TDD
8 5 (12.20%) Unit Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Change Management
9 4 (9.76%) SOA
9 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
10 3 (7.32%) Pair Programming
10 3 (7.32%) Project Management
10 3 (7.32%) SDLC
10 3 (7.32%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) Java
2 18 (43.90%) C#
3 11 (26.83%) C++
4 9 (21.95%) C
4 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
5 8 (19.51%) Python
6 5 (12.20%) PHP
6 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
6 5 (12.20%) Ruby
6 5 (12.20%) SQL
7 3 (7.32%) Perl
7 3 (7.32%) VBScript
8 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.88%) Groovy
8 2 (4.88%) Jython
8 2 (4.88%) XPath
8 2 (4.88%) XQuery
9 1 (2.44%) Ada
9 1 (2.44%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.44%) Lua
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Firmware
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) BladeLogic
1 2 (4.88%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 2 (4.88%) Puppet
1 2 (4.88%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.44%) Cacti
2 1 (2.44%) Munin
2 1 (2.44%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) HP
3 2 (4.88%) BMC
3 2 (4.88%) CA
3 2 (4.88%) Dell
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.44%) VMware
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