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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 120 112 111
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 15 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.59% 0.88% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.92% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 12
Median daily rate £260 £330 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +24.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £254 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £370 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Median hourly rate - £34.80 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
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
2381 3036 2589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.19% 95.11% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1377 1534 1367
Median daily rate £350 £352 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.44% -3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 72 62
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.13 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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
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 July 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
Dundee - 8 £260 -
Fife +5 4 £325 +100.00%
Renfrewshire -22 2 £284 -19.35%
Edinburgh -17 1 £260 -4.58% 13
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 31 (83.78%) Software Engineering
2 19 (51.35%) C#
3 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (43.24%) Java
5 14 (37.84%) OO
6 12 (32.43%) XML
7 11 (29.73%) C++
8 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
9 9 (24.32%) Windows
9 9 (24.32%) OOD
10 8 (21.62%) HTTP
10 8 (21.62%) Python
10 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
10 8 (21.62%) Configuration Management
10 8 (21.62%) Mathematics
10 8 (21.62%) WPF
10 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
10 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
11 7 (18.92%) Algorithms
11 7 (18.92%) Web Development
11 7 (18.92%) Web Services
12 6 (16.22%) C
12 6 (16.22%) CSS
12 6 (16.22%) HTML
12 6 (16.22%) Linux
12 6 (16.22%) MVC
12 6 (16.22%) Android
12 6 (16.22%) Games
12 6 (16.22%) Scrum
12 6 (16.22%) Data Structures

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 1 (2.70%) Apache
1 1 (2.70%) ArcGIS
1 1 (2.70%) lighttpd
1 1 (2.70%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) HTTP
2 4 (10.81%) Firewall
3 3 (8.11%) HTTPS
3 3 (8.11%) iSCSI
3 3 (8.11%) NAS
3 3 (8.11%) SAN
4 2 (5.41%) DNS
4 2 (5.41%) FTP
4 2 (5.41%) Kerberos
4 2 (5.41%) LDAP
4 2 (5.41%) SMTP
4 2 (5.41%) SNMP
4 2 (5.41%) SSH
5 1 (2.70%) DHCP
5 1 (2.70%) Internet
5 1 (2.70%) IPv4
5 1 (2.70%) IPv6
5 1 (2.70%) Network Security
5 1 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.70%) MariaDB
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.70%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MSI
2 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.70%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.70%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 6 (16.22%) Games
2 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Electronics
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
4 1 (2.70%) Avionics
4 1 (2.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) XML
2 8 (21.62%) WPF
3 7 (18.92%) Web Services
4 6 (16.22%) CSS
4 6 (16.22%) HTML
5 5 (13.51%) .NET
5 5 (13.51%) SOAP
5 5 (13.51%) WinForms
5 5 (13.51%) XSD
6 4 (10.81%) CSS3
6 4 (10.81%) HTML5
6 4 (10.81%) JSON
6 4 (10.81%) Middleware
7 3 (8.11%) Entity Framework
7 3 (8.11%) J2EE
7 3 (8.11%) Java EE
7 3 (8.11%) RESTful
7 3 (8.11%) WCF
8 2 (5.41%) Regular Expression
9 1 (2.70%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Mathematics
2 7 (18.92%) Algorithms
3 6 (16.22%) Data Structures
4 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (8.11%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (8.11%) Public Cloud
6 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
6 2 (5.41%) Replication
7 1 (2.70%) Device Driver
7 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.70%) Physics
7 1 (2.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
3 6 (16.22%) Android
3 6 (16.22%) Linux
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (10.81%) Apple iOS
6 3 (8.11%) Mac OS X
6 3 (8.11%) Unix
7 2 (5.41%) Debian
7 2 (5.41%) SUSE
8 1 (2.70%) CyanogenMod
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (83.78%) Software Engineering
2 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (37.84%) OO
4 9 (24.32%) OOD
5 8 (21.62%) Configuration Management
6 7 (18.92%) Web Development
7 6 (16.22%) MVC
7 6 (16.22%) Scrum
8 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
9 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.81%) Kanban
9 4 (10.81%) TDD
9 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Change Management
10 3 (8.11%) ITSM
10 3 (8.11%) Pair Programming
10 3 (8.11%) Performance Management
10 3 (8.11%) SOLID
10 3 (8.11%) UML
10 3 (8.11%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) C#
2 16 (43.24%) Java
3 11 (29.73%) C++
4 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
5 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
5 8 (21.62%) Python
6 6 (16.22%) C
7 5 (13.51%) PHP
7 5 (13.51%) SQL
7 5 (13.51%) VBScript
8 4 (10.81%) Ruby
9 3 (8.11%) Jython
10 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
10 2 (5.41%) Perl
11 1 (2.70%) Ada
11 1 (2.70%) Embedded C
11 1 (2.70%) Lua
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Firmware
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) BladeLogic
1 3 (8.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 3 (8.11%) Puppet
1 3 (8.11%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.70%) Cacti
2 1 (2.70%) Munin
2 1 (2.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) HP
3 3 (8.11%) BMC
3 3 (8.11%) CA
3 3 (8.11%) Dell
4 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle
5 1 (2.70%) VMware