The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 102 95 99
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 24 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.91% 1.07% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.15% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 4
Average daily rate £340 £500 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.10% +58.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £400 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £545 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -20.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2459 2178 2625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.79% 92.96% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1286 1075 1322
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £236 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 58 108
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.77 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.62% -29.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £43.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Engineer
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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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -18 14 £350 +5.26% 15
Glasgow +4 2 £265 -47.00% 2
Dundee - 1 - - 3
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Lothian - - - -
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Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 20 (50.00%) Windows
3 11 (27.50%) C#
3 11 (27.50%) .NET
3 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (25.00%) Java
5 9 (22.50%) C++
6 8 (20.00%) Linux
6 8 (20.00%) Finance
6 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (17.50%) JSON
7 7 (17.50%) Subversion
7 7 (17.50%) Scrum
8 6 (15.00%) Workflow
8 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (15.00%) Perl
8 6 (15.00%) VBScript
8 6 (15.00%) Automated Testing
8 6 (15.00%) JIRA
8 6 (15.00%) Software Packaging
8 6 (15.00%) Degree
8 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (15.00%) User Stories
9 5 (12.50%) WPF
9 5 (12.50%) SQL
9 5 (12.50%) XML
9 5 (12.50%) UNIX
9 5 (12.50%) OO

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) HTTP
1 4 (10.00%) ATM
2 1 (2.50%) Modbus
2 1 (2.50%) Profibus
2 1 (2.50%) GPRS
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.50%) Informix
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Subversion
2 6 (15.00%) JIRA
3 5 (12.50%) NUnit
4 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.50%) Redmine
5 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Marketing
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) .NET
2 7 (17.50%) JSON
3 6 (15.00%) Software Packaging
4 5 (12.50%) WPF
4 5 (12.50%) XML
5 4 (10.00%) SOAP
5 4 (10.00%) Web Services
5 4 (10.00%) RESTful
6 3 (7.50%) HTML
6 3 (7.50%) EDI
7 2 (5.00%) CSS
7 2 (5.00%) HTML5
8 1 (2.50%) OSGi
8 1 (2.50%) REST
8 1 (2.50%) CSS3
8 1 (2.50%) jQuery
8 1 (2.50%) Silverlight
8 1 (2.50%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (2.50%) Java SE
8 1 (2.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) FMCG
2 1 (2.50%) Open Source
2 1 (2.50%) SCADA
2 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) Firmware
2 1 (2.50%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 20 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Linux
3 5 (12.50%) UNIX
4 4 (10.00%) Mac OS X
4 4 (10.00%) Windows CE
5 1 (2.50%) Android
5 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (17.50%) Scrum
5 6 (15.00%) Workflow
5 6 (15.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (15.00%) User Stories
6 5 (12.50%) OO
6 5 (12.50%) Project Management
6 5 (12.50%) TDD
7 4 (10.00%) OOP
7 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.50%) Software Architecture
9 2 (5.00%) OOD
9 2 (5.00%) Release Management
9 2 (5.00%) Business Transformation
10 1 (2.50%) Test Automation
10 1 (2.50%) Product Management
10 1 (2.50%) BDD
10 1 (2.50%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) C#
2 10 (25.00%) Java
3 9 (22.50%) C++
4 6 (15.00%) Perl
4 6 (15.00%) VBScript
5 5 (12.50%) SQL
6 3 (7.50%) C
6 3 (7.50%) Embedded C++
7 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.00%) Python
7 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.50%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (2.50%) ActionScript
8 1 (2.50%) VC++
8 1 (2.50%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
1 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) IEC 61508
1 1 (2.50%) DICOM
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) JBoss
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