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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 92 92 68
Rank change year-on-year
0 -24
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 29 20 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.09% 0.87% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.21% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 22
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£375 £400 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +30.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £36.75 £36.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
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
2045 1650 1374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.11% 71.86% 68.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 834 735
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 35 19
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.75 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.25 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -4 15 £375 - 20
Glasgow -3 7 £375 -16.66% 11
Dundee +7 1 £320 - 1
West Lothian +6 1 - - 2
Fife - 1 - - 1
Renfrewshire - - - -
Highlands - - - - 1
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Stirling - - - -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (43.75%) Java
3 19 (39.58%) Linux
4 15 (31.25%) C++
5 14 (29.17%) SQL
6 13 (27.08%) .NET
7 11 (22.92%) Perl
7 11 (22.92%) UNIX
7 11 (22.92%) Relational Database
8 10 (20.83%) Finance
8 10 (20.83%) Degree
9 9 (18.75%) JUnit
9 9 (18.75%) PHP
9 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
9 9 (18.75%) C#
9 9 (18.75%) Python
10 8 (16.67%) Banking
11 7 (14.58%) Spring
11 7 (14.58%) RDBMS
11 7 (14.58%) XML
11 7 (14.58%) OO
12 6 (12.50%) Oracle
12 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
12 6 (12.50%) Sybase
12 6 (12.50%) DB2
12 6 (12.50%) JMS
12 6 (12.50%) J2SE
12 6 (12.50%) Web Services
12 6 (12.50%) OOD
12 6 (12.50%) Selenium

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4 (8.33%) Apache
1 4 (8.33%) nginx
2 3 (6.25%) WordPress
3 2 (4.17%) JBoss
4 1 (2.08%) CMS
4 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.08%) OpenROAD
4 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.08%) SAS
4 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (2.08%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) PPP
2 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.08%) GPRS
2 1 (2.08%) PSTN
2 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) Relational Database
2 7 (14.58%) RDBMS
3 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (12.50%) DB2
3 6 (12.50%) Big Data
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (8.33%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.08%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) JUnit
2 6 (12.50%) Selenium
3 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.25%) Subversion
5 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.17%) Mercurial
5 2 (4.17%) Redmine
6 1 (2.08%) JBehave
6 1 (2.08%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (2.08%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (2.08%) JDeveloper
6 1 (2.08%) Log4j
6 1 (2.08%) Maven
6 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (8.33%) Front Office
4 2 (4.17%) Retail
4 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Electronics
5 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (45.83%) Software Engineer
2 20 (41.67%) Developer
3 6 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (4.17%) Programmer
6 2 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Android Developer
7 1 (2.08%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Development Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) iOS Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.08%) .NET
2 7 (14.58%) Spring
2 7 (14.58%) XML
3 6 (12.50%) JMS
3 6 (12.50%) J2SE
3 6 (12.50%) Web Services
4 5 (10.42%) RESTful
4 5 (10.42%) HTML
5 4 (8.33%) CSS
5 4 (8.33%) SOAP
5 4 (8.33%) JSON
5 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
6 3 (6.25%) jQuery
6 3 (6.25%) WinForms
7 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.17%) Ajax
7 2 (4.17%) Hibernate
7 2 (4.17%) HTML5
8 1 (2.08%) RichFaces
8 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.42%) Equity Derivative
3 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.25%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.17%) Equities
4 2 (4.17%) Fixed Income
4 2 (4.17%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.08%) Open Source
5 1 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.08%) User Experience
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.08%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.08%) GIS
5 1 (2.08%) APACS
5 1 (2.08%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.08%) EPoS
5 1 (2.08%) EMV
5 1 (2.08%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) Linux
2 11 (22.92%) UNIX
3 5 (10.42%) Windows
4 4 (8.33%) Mac OS X
4 4 (8.33%) Android
5 2 (4.17%) Windows CE
6 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.08%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.58%) OO
3 6 (12.50%) OOD
4 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
4 5 (10.42%) Database Tuning
4 5 (10.42%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (10.42%) Information Security
5 4 (8.33%) Android Development
5 4 (8.33%) Product Management
5 4 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (8.33%) Security Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.25%) Machine Learning
6 3 (6.25%) Wealth Management
6 3 (6.25%) Investment Management
6 3 (6.25%) MVC
6 3 (6.25%) Web Development
6 3 (6.25%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) Java
2 15 (31.25%) C++
3 14 (29.17%) SQL
4 11 (22.92%) Perl
5 9 (18.75%) PHP
5 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 9 (18.75%) C#
5 9 (18.75%) Python
6 5 (10.42%) PL/SQL
7 4 (8.33%) VB
7 4 (8.33%) PHP5
8 3 (6.25%) C
9 2 (4.17%) VBA
9 2 (4.17%) Ruby
10 1 (2.08%) Embedded C++
10 1 (2.08%) Objective-C
10 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
1 2 (4.17%) DICOM
2 1 (2.08%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Oracle
1 6 (12.50%) Sybase
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) Coverity
3 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.08%) Guidewire
3 1 (2.08%) IBM
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