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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 105 102 95
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 20 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.75% 0.63% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.68% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Average daily rate
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£250 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £262 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £327 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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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
2527 2221 1954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.36% 92.66% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1405 1106 1010
Average daily rate £375 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 56 46
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +1 12 £338 +12.50% 15
Fife - 4 £325 -
Glasgow +1 2 £250 - 3
Aberdeen - 1 £115 - 2
West Lothian - 1 - -
Highlands - - - - 2
Renfrewshire - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Software Engineer
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Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 30 (73.17%) Software Engineering
2 21 (51.22%) Linux
3 17 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (36.59%) Java
5 14 (34.15%) C++
6 13 (31.71%) PHP
7 11 (26.83%) Python
8 9 (21.95%) Windows
8 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
8 9 (21.95%) Perl
9 8 (19.51%) C#
9 8 (19.51%) Web Services
10 7 (17.07%) UNIX
10 7 (17.07%) SQL
10 7 (17.07%) Mac OS X
10 7 (17.07%) Degree
10 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
11 6 (14.63%) JSON
11 6 (14.63%) Selenium
11 6 (14.63%) PHP5
11 6 (14.63%) Unit Testing
11 6 (14.63%) WordPress
11 6 (14.63%) Test Automation
11 6 (14.63%) nginx
11 6 (14.63%) RESTful
11 6 (14.63%) Apache
11 6 (14.63%) .NET
11 6 (14.63%) XML
11 6 (14.63%) SOAP
12 5 (12.20%) Product Management

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 6 (14.63%) Apache
1 6 (14.63%) WordPress
1 6 (14.63%) nginx
2 2 (4.88%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) HTTP
2 3 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.88%) 802.11
4 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.20%) Big Data
3 4 (9.76%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Selenium
2 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.32%) Subversion
3 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.88%) Maven
4 2 (4.88%) JIRA
4 2 (4.88%) Redmine
4 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.88%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (2.44%) WinRunner
5 1 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.44%) C++Builder
General
1 1 (2.44%) Electronics
1 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.44%) Finance
1 1 (2.44%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) Web Services
2 6 (14.63%) XML
2 6 (14.63%) .NET
2 6 (14.63%) JSON
2 6 (14.63%) SOAP
2 6 (14.63%) RESTful
3 3 (7.32%) Spring
4 2 (4.88%) jQuery
4 2 (4.88%) HTML
4 2 (4.88%) CSS
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.44%) XHTML
5 1 (2.44%) SAML
5 1 (2.44%) WinForms
5 1 (2.44%) Ajax
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.44%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.88%) Device Driver
2 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.44%) GIS
3 1 (2.44%) APACS
3 1 (2.44%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.44%) SCADA
3 1 (2.44%) Blog
3 1 (2.44%) Open Source
3 1 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (51.22%) Linux
2 9 (21.95%) Windows
3 7 (17.07%) UNIX
3 7 (17.07%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.88%) Windows CE
5 1 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Android
5 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (73.17%) Software Engineering
2 17 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.63%) Unit Testing
3 6 (14.63%) Test Automation
4 5 (12.20%) Product Management
4 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
4 5 (12.20%) Web Development
4 5 (12.20%) Refactoring
4 5 (12.20%) Security Testing
5 4 (9.76%) Information Security
6 3 (7.32%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.88%) Pattern Recognition
7 2 (4.88%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.88%) Machine Learning
7 2 (4.88%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (4.88%) Manual Testing
7 2 (4.88%) System Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (36.59%) Java
2 14 (34.15%) C++
3 13 (31.71%) PHP
4 11 (26.83%) Python
5 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
5 9 (21.95%) Perl
6 8 (19.51%) C#
7 7 (17.07%) SQL
8 6 (14.63%) PHP5
9 4 (9.76%) C
10 2 (4.88%) VBA
10 2 (4.88%) Ruby
11 1 (2.44%) Delphi
11 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) VCP4
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) ISEB
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) DICOM
2 1 (2.44%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) Adobe
2 1 (2.44%) Dell
2 1 (2.44%) Remedy
2 1 (2.44%) Atlassian
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