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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 76 117 111
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 34 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.93% 0.51% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 0.54% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 5
Median daily rate £325 £359 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.40% +6.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £330 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £416 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +14.47%

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
1676 2395 2594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.23% 93.92% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 1268 1446
Median daily rate £365 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 29 56
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +14.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.84 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +30 18 £225 -36.84% 11
Glasgow - 11 £325 - 4
Fife -1 2 £320 -
Highlands - 1 £325 -
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 57 (93.44%) Software Engineering
2 37 (60.66%) Java
3 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (37.70%) C#
5 19 (31.15%) Linux
6 18 (29.51%) OO
7 15 (24.59%) SQL
8 14 (22.95%) .NET
8 14 (22.95%) Embedded Systems
9 12 (19.67%) C++
10 11 (18.03%) UML
10 11 (18.03%) Configuration Management
11 10 (16.39%) HTML
11 10 (16.39%) DevOps
12 9 (14.75%) Oracle
12 9 (14.75%) Finance
13 8 (13.11%) TDD
13 8 (13.11%) Windows
13 8 (13.11%) Python
13 8 (13.11%) Entity Framework
13 8 (13.11%) HTML5
14 7 (11.48%) SOA
14 7 (11.48%) Web Services
14 7 (11.48%) Scrum
14 7 (11.48%) .NET Framework
14 7 (11.48%) Integration Testing
15 6 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (9.84%) Degree
15 6 (9.84%) Spring
15 6 (9.84%) Maven

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 6 (9.84%) Tomcat
2 5 (8.20%) Apache
3 2 (3.28%) JBoss
4 1 (1.64%) CICS
4 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.64%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) HTTP
2 2 (3.28%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.64%) Broadband
3 1 (1.64%) DVB
3 1 (1.64%) RS-232
3 1 (1.64%) RS-485
3 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.20%) MySQL
3 4 (6.56%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.92%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Maven
1 6 (9.84%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (8.20%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (8.20%) SpecFlow
2 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.28%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.28%) MSI
4 2 (3.28%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.64%) JIRA
5 1 (1.64%) JUnit
5 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.64%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.95%) .NET
2 10 (16.39%) HTML
3 8 (13.11%) Entity Framework
3 8 (13.11%) HTML5
4 7 (11.48%) .NET Framework
4 7 (11.48%) Web Services
5 6 (9.84%) Spring
6 5 (8.20%) JMS
6 5 (8.20%) WinForms
6 5 (8.20%) WPF
6 5 (8.20%) XSLT
7 4 (6.56%) CSS
7 4 (6.56%) J2EE
7 4 (6.56%) REST
7 4 (6.56%) XML
8 3 (4.92%) WCF
9 2 (3.28%) CSS3
9 2 (3.28%) Node.js
9 2 (3.28%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (3.28%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.95%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (8.20%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.28%) Fintech
4 2 (3.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.15%) Linux
2 8 (13.11%) Windows
3 6 (9.84%) Unix
4 3 (4.92%) Android
4 3 (4.92%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.64%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (93.44%) Software Engineering
2 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (29.51%) OO
4 11 (18.03%) Configuration Management
4 11 (18.03%) UML
5 10 (16.39%) DevOps
6 8 (13.11%) TDD
7 7 (11.48%) Integration Testing
7 7 (11.48%) Scrum
7 7 (11.48%) SOA
8 6 (9.84%) Change Control
8 6 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (9.84%) SDLC
9 5 (8.20%) BDD
9 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (8.20%) Microservices
9 5 (8.20%) Network Management
9 5 (8.20%) Secure Coding
9 5 (8.20%) System Testing
9 5 (8.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 37 (60.66%) Java
2 23 (37.70%) C#
3 15 (24.59%) SQL
4 12 (19.67%) C++
5 8 (13.11%) Python
6 5 (8.20%) C
6 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.20%) VB
7 4 (6.56%) XPath
7 4 (6.56%) XQuery
8 3 (4.92%) Groovy
8 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.28%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.64%) Ada
10 1 (1.64%) COBOL
10 1 (1.64%) Delphi
10 1 (1.64%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.64%) Perl
10 1 (1.64%) PHP
10 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Degree
2 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) Def Stans
2 1 (1.64%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.64%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) Docker
2 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.28%) vSphere
3 1 (1.64%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (1.64%) Ansible
2 1 (1.64%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.64%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.64%) logstash
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) Oracle
2 5 (8.20%) Atlassian
3 3 (4.92%) IBM
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.92%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.28%) VMware
5 1 (1.64%) Apigee
5 1 (1.64%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.64%) AVEVA