The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 80 70 83
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 69 65 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.35% 2.22% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 2.79% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 29 28
Median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £307 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £430 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 5
Median hourly rate £38.75 £38.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Software Engineering
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2427 2329 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.69% 79.57% 76.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1401 1233 1087
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 62 36
Median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £14.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineering across the Scotland region.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Scotland region.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
Glasgow +14 32 £378 -11.17% 12
Edinburgh -13 15 £375 +7.14% 23
Renfrewshire -33 9 £235 -
Dundee +7 5 £243 - 1
Fife +5 5 £323 +7.50% 3
West Lothian +5 1 £425 +34.92% 1
Software Engineering
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Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 54 (52.43%) Java
2 53 (51.46%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (38.83%) Linux
4 38 (36.89%) SQL
5 31 (30.10%) SDLC
6 30 (29.13%) OO
7 28 (27.18%) OOD
8 26 (25.24%) JavaScript
8 26 (25.24%) Unix
9 25 (24.27%) Finance
10 24 (23.30%) Relational Database
11 21 (20.39%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (20.39%) CSS
11 21 (20.39%) HTML
12 20 (19.42%) Perl
12 20 (19.42%) JUnit
13 19 (18.45%) Python
13 19 (18.45%) Scrum
13 19 (18.45%) Spring
14 18 (17.48%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (17.48%) J2SE
14 18 (17.48%) RDBMS
14 18 (17.48%) Sybase
14 18 (17.48%) DB2
15 17 (16.50%) Unit Testing
15 17 (16.50%) Data Centre
16 16 (15.53%) XML
16 16 (15.53%) JMS
16 16 (15.53%) Configuration Management
17 15 (14.56%) HTTP

Software Engineering
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 5 (4.85%) Node.js
2 3 (2.91%) Apache
2 3 (2.91%) nginx
3 1 (0.97%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.97%) JBoss
3 1 (0.97%) lighttpd
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.94%) SaaS
2 1 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.97%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.97%) iTunes
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.97%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.56%) HTTP
2 4 (3.88%) Firewall
3 3 (2.91%) HTTPS
3 3 (2.91%) iSCSI
3 3 (2.91%) NAS
3 3 (2.91%) SAN
4 2 (1.94%) DNS
4 2 (1.94%) FTP
4 2 (1.94%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.94%) LDAP
4 2 (1.94%) SMTP
4 2 (1.94%) SNMP
4 2 (1.94%) SSH
5 1 (0.97%) DHCP
5 1 (0.97%) Internet
5 1 (0.97%) IPv4
5 1 (0.97%) IPv6
5 1 (0.97%) Network Security
5 1 (0.97%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (23.30%) Relational Database
2 18 (17.48%) DB2
2 18 (17.48%) RDBMS
3 7 (6.80%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.83%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.83%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.94%) Big Data
6 2 (1.94%) GIS
6 2 (1.94%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.94%) MySQL
7 1 (0.97%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.97%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 20 (19.42%) JUnit
2 7 (6.80%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.83%) Hudson
4 5 (4.85%) Bower
4 5 (4.85%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.85%) Subversion
5 3 (2.91%) Selenium
6 2 (1.94%) Ranorex
6 2 (1.94%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.97%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.97%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.97%) JIRA
7 1 (0.97%) Maven
7 1 (0.97%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.97%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (24.27%) Finance
2 11 (10.68%) Banking
2 11 (10.68%) Front Office
3 10 (9.71%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.88%) Games
4 4 (3.88%) Legal
5 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.97%) Advertising
6 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.97%) Avionics
6 1 (0.97%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 53 (51.46%) Developer
2 30 (29.13%) Java Developer
2 30 (29.13%) Software Engineer
3 16 (15.53%) Senior Developer
4 11 (10.68%) Analyst
4 11 (10.68%) Senior Java Developer
5 9 (8.74%) Configuration Analyst
6 8 (7.77%) Architect
6 8 (7.77%) Asset Management Analyst
6 8 (7.77%) Configuration Management Analyst
6 8 (7.77%) Service Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) Service Management Analyst
8 6 (5.83%) C++ Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Java Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Java Software Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.88%) C# Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (3.88%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.39%) CSS
1 21 (20.39%) HTML
2 19 (18.45%) Spring
3 18 (17.48%) J2SE
4 16 (15.53%) JMS
4 16 (15.53%) XML
5 13 (12.62%) Web Services
6 12 (11.65%) CSS3
6 12 (11.65%) HTML5
6 12 (11.65%) JSON
6 12 (11.65%) RESTful
6 12 (11.65%) SOAP
7 11 (10.68%) jQuery
8 9 (8.74%) .NET
8 9 (8.74%) AngularJS
8 9 (8.74%) REST
9 7 (6.80%) J2EE
10 5 (4.85%) Middleware
10 5 (4.85%) Sass
11 4 (3.88%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.39%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (16.50%) Data Centre
3 11 (10.68%) CMDB
4 10 (9.71%) Management Information System
5 9 (8.74%) Equity Derivative
6 8 (7.77%) User Experience
7 7 (6.80%) Algorithms
7 7 (6.80%) Mathematics
8 5 (4.85%) Data Structures
9 4 (3.88%) Equities
9 4 (3.88%) Fixed Income
10 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (2.91%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.94%) 3D Graphics
11 2 (1.94%) Derivative
11 2 (1.94%) Device Driver
11 2 (1.94%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.94%) Physics
11 2 (1.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 40 (38.83%) Linux
2 26 (25.24%) Unix
3 9 (8.74%) Mac OS X
4 6 (5.83%) Android
4 6 (5.83%) Apple iOS
5 5 (4.85%) Windows
6 3 (2.91%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.94%) Debian
7 2 (1.94%) SUSE
8 1 (0.97%) CyanogenMod
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (51.46%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (30.10%) SDLC
3 30 (29.13%) OO
4 28 (27.18%) OOD
5 19 (18.45%) Scrum
6 18 (17.48%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (16.50%) Unit Testing
8 16 (15.53%) Configuration Management
9 15 (14.56%) TDD
9 15 (14.56%) Web Development
10 14 (13.59%) Waterfall
11 13 (12.62%) Refactoring
12 12 (11.65%) Open Source
12 12 (11.65%) Time Management
13 11 (10.68%) Kanban
13 11 (10.68%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (9.71%) BDD
14 10 (9.71%) Project Management
14 10 (9.71%) Software Testing
15 9 (8.74%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 54 (52.43%) Java
2 38 (36.89%) SQL
3 26 (25.24%) JavaScript
4 20 (19.42%) Perl
5 19 (18.45%) Python
6 15 (14.56%) C#
6 15 (14.56%) C++
7 10 (9.71%) C
7 10 (9.71%) PL/SQL
8 7 (6.80%) PHP
9 5 (4.85%) CoffeeScript
9 5 (4.85%) Ruby
10 4 (3.88%) Scala
11 3 (2.91%) Embedded C
11 3 (2.91%) Jython
11 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.94%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.94%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.94%) PHP 5
13 1 (0.97%) Lua
Qualifications
1 8 (7.77%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.80%) Degree
2 7 (6.80%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.97%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.97%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.94%) QA
3 1 (0.97%) ISO13485
System Software
1 5 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.97%) Docker
2 1 (0.97%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) Puppet
2 3 (2.91%) BladeLogic
2 3 (2.91%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 3 (2.91%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.97%) Ansible
3 1 (0.97%) Cacti
3 1 (0.97%) Graphite
3 1 (0.97%) Kibana
3 1 (0.97%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.97%) Mesos
3 1 (0.97%) Munin
3 1 (0.97%) Nagios
3 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (17.48%) Sybase
2 11 (10.68%) Oracle
3 6 (5.83%) VMware
4 5 (4.85%) HP
4 5 (4.85%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.91%) BMC
5 3 (2.91%) CA
5 3 (2.91%) Dell
5 3 (2.91%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.97%) SAP
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