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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 86 78 59
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -19
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 39 39 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.46% 1.63% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 2.25% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 24
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £455 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
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
2084 1737 1447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.82% 72.47% 69.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1162 881 755
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 26 19
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.93 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.37% -55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.22 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £180.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 6 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. 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
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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 -7 15 £344 +5.84% 30
Glasgow -1 12 £365 -18.88% 8
Fife - 4 £325 - 1
Aberdeen - 3 £195 - 3
West Lothian - 2 £315 - 1
Highlands - - - - 2
Dundee - - - - 2
Renfrewshire - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 31 (46.97%) Linux
2 27 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (40.91%) Java
3 21 (31.82%) C++
4 19 (28.79%) SQL
5 18 (27.27%) .NET
6 16 (24.24%) Perl
7 14 (21.21%) C#
7 14 (21.21%) UNIX
7 14 (21.21%) Windows
8 13 (19.70%) JavaScript
8 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
8 13 (19.70%) Relational Database
9 12 (18.18%) Degree
9 12 (18.18%) PHP
9 12 (18.18%) Web Services
9 12 (18.18%) OO
10 11 (16.67%) Finance
10 11 (16.67%) Unit Testing
11 10 (15.15%) Spring
11 10 (15.15%) RESTful
11 10 (15.15%) Python
11 10 (15.15%) XML
12 9 (13.64%) DB2
12 9 (13.64%) JUnit
13 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
14 7 (10.61%) Selenium
14 7 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (10.61%) Banking

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.09%) Apache
1 6 (9.09%) WordPress
1 6 (9.09%) nginx
2 3 (4.55%) IIS
3 2 (3.03%) JBoss
3 2 (3.03%) CMS
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.52%) Node.js
4 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.52%) SAS
4 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) HTTP
2 4 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (4.55%) 802.11
3 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.03%) DNS
5 1 (1.52%) Internet
5 1 (1.52%) PPP
5 1 (1.52%) GPRS
5 1 (1.52%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
1 13 (19.70%) Relational Database
2 9 (13.64%) DB2
3 7 (10.61%) RDBMS
4 6 (9.09%) Big Data
5 4 (6.06%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.52%) MySQL
7 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (13.64%) JUnit
2 7 (10.61%) Selenium
3 6 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 5 (7.58%) Git (software)
5 4 (6.06%) Subversion
5 4 (6.06%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.03%) Redmine
6 2 (3.03%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.52%) JBehave
7 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.52%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.52%) Maven
7 1 (1.52%) JIRA
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.52%) JDeveloper
7 1 (1.52%) C++Builder
7 1 (1.52%) JMeter
General
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Front Office
4 3 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Retail
6 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.52%) Legal
6 1 (1.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (45.45%) Software Engineer
2 25 (37.88%) Developer
3 9 (13.64%) Java Developer
4 5 (7.58%) Analyst
5 4 (6.06%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Applications Support
6 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Programmer
6 3 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (3.03%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.03%) Android Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.03%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.03%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (27.27%) .NET
2 12 (18.18%) Web Services
3 10 (15.15%) XML
3 10 (15.15%) Spring
3 10 (15.15%) RESTful
4 7 (10.61%) HTML
5 6 (9.09%) SOAP
5 6 (9.09%) J2SE
5 6 (9.09%) JMS
5 6 (9.09%) JSON
6 5 (7.58%) .NET Framework
6 5 (7.58%) jQuery
6 5 (7.58%) CSS
7 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET
8 3 (4.55%) Ext JS
8 3 (4.55%) WinForms
8 3 (4.55%) Ajax
8 3 (4.55%) JAX-RS
9 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
9 2 (3.03%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.06%) Equity Derivative
4 3 (4.55%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.03%) Device Driver
5 2 (3.03%) Fixed Income
5 2 (3.03%) Equities
6 1 (1.52%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.52%) APACS
6 1 (1.52%) EPoS
6 1 (1.52%) EMV
6 1 (1.52%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (1.52%) GIS
6 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.52%) User Experience
6 1 (1.52%) Blog
6 1 (1.52%) Open Source
6 1 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 31 (46.97%) Linux
2 14 (21.21%) UNIX
2 14 (21.21%) Windows
3 7 (10.61%) Mac OS X
4 4 (6.06%) Android
5 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.55%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.55%) Windows 8
5 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.03%) Windows CE
7 1 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.18%) OO
3 11 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 7 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (9.09%) TDD
5 6 (9.09%) Web Development
5 6 (9.09%) OOD
6 5 (7.58%) Information Security
6 5 (7.58%) Refactoring
6 5 (7.58%) Database Tuning
6 5 (7.58%) Test Automation
6 5 (7.58%) Waterfall
6 5 (7.58%) Embedded Software Development
6 5 (7.58%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (6.06%) Android Development
7 4 (6.06%) Investment Management
7 4 (6.06%) Product Management
7 4 (6.06%) Wealth Management
7 4 (6.06%) Software Testing
7 4 (6.06%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.91%) Java
2 21 (31.82%) C++
3 19 (28.79%) SQL
4 16 (24.24%) Perl
5 14 (21.21%) C#
6 13 (19.70%) JavaScript
7 12 (18.18%) PHP
8 10 (15.15%) Python
9 6 (9.09%) PHP5
10 4 (6.06%) T-SQL
10 4 (6.06%) C
11 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
12 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
12 2 (3.03%) Embedded C++
12 2 (3.03%) VBA
12 2 (3.03%) Ruby
13 1 (1.52%) Objective-C
13 1 (1.52%) VB
13 1 (1.52%) Embedded C
13 1 (1.52%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) Degree
2 3 (4.55%) VCP4
3 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) HND
4 1 (1.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
1 2 (3.03%) DICOM
2 1 (1.52%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) Sybase
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.52%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.52%) Coverity
3 1 (1.52%) Guidewire
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