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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 117 111 105
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 13 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.51% 0.41% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.43% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
Average daily rate £343 £448 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.46% +55.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £360 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £470 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.54% +3.33%
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
2393 2586 2144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.81% 95.81% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1270 1443 1029
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 53 62
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 6 £338 -24.58% 4
Renfrewshire - 4 £343 - 1
Fife - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £375 - 1
Highlands - 1 - -
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 32 (84.21%) Software Engineering
2 19 (50.00%) C#
3 18 (47.37%) C++
4 15 (39.47%) Java
5 12 (31.58%) XML
5 12 (31.58%) Linux
5 12 (31.58%) OO
5 12 (31.58%) Unit Testing
5 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (28.95%) .NET
7 10 (26.32%) SQL
7 10 (26.32%) C
7 10 (26.32%) Web Development
8 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (23.68%) Windows
8 9 (23.68%) Project Management
9 8 (21.05%) CSS
9 8 (21.05%) HTML
9 8 (21.05%) JSON
10 7 (18.42%) VBScript
10 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (18.42%) HTTP
10 7 (18.42%) Eclipse
10 7 (18.42%) PowerShell
10 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
11 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
11 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
11 6 (15.79%) RESTful
11 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
11 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Software

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 5 (13.16%) Apache
2 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.63%) nginx
3 1 (2.63%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) HTTP
2 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.53%) RS-232
4 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
4 2 (5.26%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (7.89%) RDBMS
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Eclipse
2 6 (15.79%) MSI
2 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
3 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.53%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.89%) JUnit
4 3 (7.89%) Mockito
5 2 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.63%) Moq
6 1 (2.63%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.63%) Subversion
6 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.63%) VectorCAST
6 1 (2.63%) WatiN
General
1 5 (13.16%) Military
2 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (5.26%) Finance
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.63%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Electronics
5 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) XML
2 11 (28.95%) .NET
3 8 (21.05%) CSS
3 8 (21.05%) HTML
3 8 (21.05%) JSON
4 6 (15.79%) RESTful
4 6 (15.79%) SOAP
4 6 (15.79%) Web Services
4 6 (15.79%) WinForms
4 6 (15.79%) WPF
4 6 (15.79%) XSD
5 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
6 4 (10.53%) CSS3
6 4 (10.53%) HTML5
7 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
7 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
7 3 (7.89%) Entity Framework
7 3 (7.89%) Hibernate
7 3 (7.89%) jQuery
7 3 (7.89%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.89%) SCADA
4 2 (5.26%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) Applied Mathematics
5 1 (2.63%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.63%) FMCG
5 1 (2.63%) iPad
5 1 (2.63%) iPhone
5 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.63%) Physics
5 1 (2.63%) Smart Energy
5 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Linux
2 9 (23.68%) Windows
3 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
3 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.53%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.63%) Android
5 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.63%) Unix
5 1 (2.63%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (84.21%) Software Engineering
2 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) OO
2 12 (31.58%) Unit Testing
3 10 (26.32%) Web Development
4 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (23.68%) Project Management
5 6 (15.79%) UML
5 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
6 5 (13.16%) SDLC
7 4 (10.53%) API Design
7 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
7 4 (10.53%) Dependency Management
7 4 (10.53%) Open Source
7 4 (10.53%) Performance Management
7 4 (10.53%) Progressive Enhancement
7 4 (10.53%) Refactoring
7 4 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (10.53%) Scrum
7 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) C#
2 18 (47.37%) C++
3 15 (39.47%) Java
4 10 (26.32%) C
4 10 (26.32%) SQL
5 7 (18.42%) PowerShell
5 7 (18.42%) VBScript
6 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 5 (13.16%) VB.NET
8 4 (10.53%) Ada
8 4 (10.53%) Embedded C
9 3 (7.89%) COBOL
9 3 (7.89%) Embedded C++
9 3 (7.89%) PL/1
9 3 (7.89%) Python
9 3 (7.89%) VB
10 1 (2.63%) ActionScript
10 1 (2.63%) PHP
10 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Degree
1 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) GAMP
2 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) Cygwin
2 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.63%) WMI
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle
1 4 (10.53%) VMware
2 3 (7.89%) HP
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Wonderware
3 1 (2.63%) Allen-Bradley
3 1 (2.63%) Wind River
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £445.00 per day
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