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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 67 78 72
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 58 45 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.02% 1.74% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 2.32% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 29
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £225 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £503 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -12.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
2211 1940 1797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.09% 75.05% 72.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1177 1093 932
Average daily rate £375 £379 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 27
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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
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 29 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 22 £350 -16.66% 27
Glasgow +12 20 £425 +50.44% 13
Fife - 6 £275 - 2
West Lothian -3 2 £315 +5.00% 1
Dundee - 2 - - 1
Renfrewshire -6 1 - -
Software Engineering
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Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 47 (47.96%) Linux
2 43 (43.88%) Java
3 35 (35.71%) SQL
4 34 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (31.63%) Windows
6 24 (24.49%) OO
7 23 (23.47%) Finance
7 23 (23.47%) Relational Database
7 23 (23.47%) SDLC
8 22 (22.45%) C++
9 20 (20.41%) UNIX
9 20 (20.41%) Spring
10 19 (19.39%) .NET
11 18 (18.37%) C#
11 18 (18.37%) JavaScript
11 18 (18.37%) OOD
11 18 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (17.35%) DB2
12 17 (17.35%) JUnit
13 16 (16.33%) Web Services
13 16 (16.33%) Unit Testing
14 15 (15.31%) RESTful
14 15 (15.31%) XML
14 15 (15.31%) Perl
14 15 (15.31%) SQL Server
14 15 (15.31%) Sybase
14 15 (15.31%) RDBMS
15 14 (14.29%) JMS
15 14 (14.29%) J2SE
15 14 (14.29%) TDD

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 9 (9.18%) Apache
2 7 (7.14%) WordPress
2 7 (7.14%) nginx
3 5 (5.10%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.06%) IIS
5 2 (2.04%) CMS
5 2 (2.04%) JBoss
6 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.02%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.27%) Wi-Fi
2 12 (12.24%) 802.11
3 7 (7.14%) HTTP
4 5 (5.10%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.06%) PPP
5 3 (3.06%) SNMP
5 3 (3.06%) GPRS
5 3 (3.06%) PSTN
6 2 (2.04%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.47%) Relational Database
2 17 (17.35%) DB2
3 15 (15.31%) SQL Server
3 15 (15.31%) RDBMS
4 5 (5.10%) Big Data
5 4 (4.08%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.02%) MySQL
6 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (17.35%) JUnit
2 12 (12.24%) Git (software)
3 10 (10.20%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.12%) Hudson
4 6 (6.12%) Maven
4 6 (6.12%) Visual Studio
5 5 (5.10%) Subversion
5 5 (5.10%) Gradle
6 4 (4.08%) Mercurial
6 4 (4.08%) JIRA
6 4 (4.08%) Selenium
7 3 (3.06%) Appium
7 3 (3.06%) Calabash
7 3 (3.06%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.06%) Ant
7 3 (3.06%) Xcode
7 3 (3.06%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.06%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.06%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (2.04%) Artifactory
General
1 23 (23.47%) Finance
2 13 (13.27%) Banking
3 11 (11.22%) Investment Banking
4 9 (9.18%) Front Office
5 3 (3.06%) Legal
6 2 (2.04%) Military
7 1 (1.02%) Games
7 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.02%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (41.84%) Software Engineer
2 40 (40.82%) Developer
3 24 (24.49%) Java Developer
4 10 (10.20%) Senior Developer
5 8 (8.16%) Software Developer
5 8 (8.16%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (4.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (4.08%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (4.08%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (3.06%) Applications Support
7 3 (3.06%) Programmer
7 3 (3.06%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (3.06%) Architect
7 3 (3.06%) Software Programmer
8 2 (2.04%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (2.04%) Tester
8 2 (2.04%) Analyst
8 2 (2.04%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.04%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (2.04%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.41%) Spring
2 19 (19.39%) .NET
3 16 (16.33%) Web Services
4 15 (15.31%) RESTful
4 15 (15.31%) XML
5 14 (14.29%) JMS
5 14 (14.29%) J2SE
6 13 (13.27%) HTML
7 9 (9.18%) JSON
8 8 (8.16%) SOAP
8 8 (8.16%) CSS
9 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET
10 5 (5.10%) REST
11 4 (4.08%) .NET Framework
12 3 (3.06%) Hibernate
12 3 (3.06%) jQuery
12 3 (3.06%) Ext JS
12 3 (3.06%) Ajax
12 3 (3.06%) JAX-RS
13 2 (2.04%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.20%) Device Driver
3 8 (8.16%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (5.10%) Fixed Income
5 4 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.08%) Equities
6 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.04%) User Experience
6 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.02%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.02%) EPoS
7 1 (1.02%) EMV
7 1 (1.02%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (1.02%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.02%) Economics
7 1 (1.02%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (1.02%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 47 (47.96%) Linux
2 31 (31.63%) Windows
3 20 (20.41%) UNIX
4 9 (9.18%) Mac OS X
5 6 (6.12%) Android
6 5 (5.10%) Windows CE
7 4 (4.08%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.06%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.06%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.02%) Solaris
9 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (24.49%) OO
3 23 (23.47%) SDLC
4 18 (18.37%) OOD
5 16 (16.33%) Unit Testing
6 14 (14.29%) TDD
7 13 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (11.22%) Web Development
9 9 (9.18%) Scrum
9 9 (9.18%) UML
9 9 (9.18%) Database Tuning
9 9 (9.18%) Wealth Management
9 9 (9.18%) Investment Management
9 9 (9.18%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (7.14%) Refactoring
10 7 (7.14%) Test Automation
10 7 (7.14%) Mentoring
11 6 (6.12%) Android Development
11 6 (6.12%) Waterfall
11 6 (6.12%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 43 (43.88%) Java
2 35 (35.71%) SQL
3 22 (22.45%) C++
4 18 (18.37%) C#
4 18 (18.37%) JavaScript
5 15 (15.31%) Perl
6 8 (8.16%) PHP
6 8 (8.16%) C
7 7 (7.14%) PHP5
8 6 (6.12%) Embedded C++
9 5 (5.10%) Python
10 4 (4.08%) Scala
10 4 (4.08%) Embedded C
11 3 (3.06%) Ada
11 3 (3.06%) T-SQL
11 3 (3.06%) PowerShell
12 2 (2.04%) Ruby
12 2 (2.04%) VBA
13 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
13 1 (1.02%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 10 (10.20%) Degree
2 2 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.02%) ISEB
3 1 (1.02%) HND
3 1 (1.02%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) QA
1 1 (1.02%) IEC 61508
1 1 (1.02%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (1.02%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 15 (15.31%) Sybase
2 12 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.04%) Twitter
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle
4 1 (1.02%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.02%) HP
4 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.02%) Coverity
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 25 days ago