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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 104 107 112
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 19 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.86% 0.90% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.94% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 6
Median daily rate £325 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Median hourly rate £43.25 £40.38 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.10% -4.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.05 £40.38 £48.50
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
2069 3082 2642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.17% 95.24% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1241 1589 1410
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 62 66
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +12 8 £331 +20.45% 22
Glasgow +10 5 £413 +40.42% 7
Fife +2 4 £325 +100.00%
West Lothian +4 1 - - 1
Dundee -2 1 £270 +20.00% 1
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 34 (94.44%) Software Engineering
2 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (52.78%) Java
4 18 (50.00%) C#
5 16 (44.44%) C++
6 13 (36.11%) OO
7 11 (30.56%) Configuration Management
8 10 (27.78%) Scrum
9 8 (22.22%) MVC
9 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (19.44%) Algorithms
10 7 (19.44%) Web Services
10 7 (19.44%) Linux
10 7 (19.44%) Mathematics
11 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (16.67%) TDD
11 6 (16.67%) Games
11 6 (16.67%) Python
11 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 6 (16.67%) C
11 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 6 (16.67%) Data Structures
11 6 (16.67%) Android
12 5 (13.89%) Entity Framework
12 5 (13.89%) OOD
12 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
12 5 (13.89%) .NET
12 5 (13.89%) UML
12 5 (13.89%) Unix
12 5 (13.89%) WCF

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 4 (11.11%) Apache
1 4 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.78%) JBoss
2 1 (2.78%) lighttpd
2 1 (2.78%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) HTTP
2 2 (5.56%) DNS
2 2 (5.56%) FTP
2 2 (5.56%) Kerberos
2 2 (5.56%) LDAP
2 2 (5.56%) SMTP
2 2 (5.56%) SNMP
2 2 (5.56%) SSH
3 1 (2.78%) DHCP
3 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.78%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (2.78%) IPv4
3 1 (2.78%) IPv6
3 1 (2.78%) Network Security
3 1 (2.78%) RS-232
3 1 (2.78%) RS-485
3 1 (2.78%) SSL
3 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) MySQL
2 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.78%) MariaDB
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.78%) QGIS
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
2 2 (5.56%) JIRA
2 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.78%) JUnit
3 1 (2.78%) Maven
3 1 (2.78%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (16.67%) Games
2 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Finance
4 1 (2.78%) Advertising
4 1 (2.78%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) Web Services
2 5 (13.89%) .NET
2 5 (13.89%) Entity Framework
2 5 (13.89%) WCF
2 5 (13.89%) WPF
3 4 (11.11%) XML
4 3 (8.33%) CSS
4 3 (8.33%) HTML
4 3 (8.33%) JMS
4 3 (8.33%) XSLT
5 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.56%) Regular Expression
5 2 (5.56%) REST
5 2 (5.56%) SOAP
6 1 (2.78%) JSP
6 1 (2.78%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (2.78%) Laravel
6 1 (2.78%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (2.78%) React
6 1 (2.78%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (19.44%) Algorithms
2 7 (19.44%) Mathematics
3 6 (16.67%) Data Structures
4 3 (8.33%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (5.56%) Replication
5 2 (5.56%) User Experience
6 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.78%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
2 6 (16.67%) Android
3 5 (13.89%) Unix
4 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 2 (5.56%) Debian
5 2 (5.56%) SUSE
6 1 (2.78%) CyanogenMod
6 1 (2.78%) Windows
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (94.44%) Software Engineering
2 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (36.11%) OO
4 11 (30.56%) Configuration Management
5 10 (27.78%) Scrum
6 8 (22.22%) MVC
7 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (16.67%) TDD
8 5 (13.89%) Kanban
8 5 (13.89%) OOD
8 5 (13.89%) UML
8 5 (13.89%) Web Development
9 4 (11.11%) SDLC
9 4 (11.11%) SOA
9 4 (11.11%) Time Management
10 3 (8.33%) Change Control
10 3 (8.33%) Microservices
10 3 (8.33%) Pair Programming
10 3 (8.33%) Requirements Management
10 3 (8.33%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) Java
2 18 (50.00%) C#
3 16 (44.44%) C++
4 6 (16.67%) C
4 6 (16.67%) Python
5 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
6 4 (11.11%) SQL
7 3 (8.33%) Perl
8 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
8 2 (5.56%) Groovy
8 2 (5.56%) PHP
8 2 (5.56%) Ruby
8 2 (5.56%) XPath
8 2 (5.56%) XQuery
9 1 (2.78%) Ada
9 1 (2.78%) Clojure
9 1 (2.78%) Delphi
9 1 (2.78%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.78%) Lua
9 1 (2.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Def Stans
1 1 (2.78%) DO-178B
1 1 (2.78%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Cacti
1 1 (2.78%) Munin
1 1 (2.78%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.78%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) IBM
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