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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
UK / Scotland
Rank 42 96 93
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 76 33 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.38% 1.29% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.21% 1.57% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 21 18
Median daily rate £325 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £363 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -11.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +12.82%

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
1460 2101 2226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 84.20% 82.39% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 1123 1254
Median daily rate £388 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 38
Median hourly rate £45.00 £31.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £15.25 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £49.41 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 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 +38 43 £243 -36.39% 23
Glasgow +18 22 £350 - 12
West Lothian -2 4 - - 3
Fife -1 3 £320 -
Angus - 3 - - 1
Highlands - 2 £300 -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 79 (64.23%) Java
2 58 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (29.27%) Linux
4 31 (25.20%) Scrum
5 26 (21.14%) C#
6 24 (19.51%) SQL
6 24 (19.51%) OO
6 24 (19.51%) Spring
7 23 (18.70%) Degree
8 22 (17.89%) Web Services
9 21 (17.07%) Oracle
10 20 (16.26%) C++
10 20 (16.26%) TDD
11 19 (15.45%) HTML
11 19 (15.45%) Finance
12 18 (14.63%) Python
12 18 (14.63%) Microservices
13 17 (13.82%) Oracle Database
14 16 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (12.20%) Computer Science
16 14 (11.38%) Embedded Systems
17 13 (10.57%) REST
17 13 (10.57%) Android
17 13 (10.57%) Amazon AWS
17 13 (10.57%) Management Information System
17 13 (10.57%) JMS
17 13 (10.57%) SOA
17 13 (10.57%) MySQL
17 13 (10.57%) CSS
18 12 (9.76%) Tomcat

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 12 (9.76%) Tomcat
2 11 (8.94%) Apache
3 4 (3.25%) JBoss
4 3 (2.44%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.63%) Confluence
5 2 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.81%) CICS
6 1 (0.81%) CMS
6 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Office
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.81%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (1.63%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.57%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.07%) iTunes
3 2 (1.63%) Trello
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.81%) GitHub
4 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.13%) HTTP
2 2 (1.63%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.81%) Broadband
3 1 (0.81%) DVB
3 1 (0.81%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.81%) RS-232
3 1 (0.81%) RS-485
3 1 (0.81%) SSL
3 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.82%) Oracle Database
2 13 (10.57%) MySQL
3 10 (8.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (8.13%) Oracle Database 12c
4 8 (6.50%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.07%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.25%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.44%) GIS
7 3 (2.44%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.63%) DB2
8 2 (1.63%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.81%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (6.50%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.69%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.69%) Maven
3 6 (4.88%) JUnit
3 6 (4.88%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (4.07%) Cucumber
4 5 (4.07%) JIRA
4 5 (4.07%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (4.07%) Selenium
4 5 (4.07%) SpecFlow
5 4 (3.25%) Mockito
5 4 (3.25%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.44%) DbUnit
6 3 (2.44%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.63%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (1.63%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.63%) Subversion
7 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.81%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.81%) Jasmine
General
1 19 (15.45%) Finance
2 6 (4.88%) Banking
3 3 (2.44%) Publishing
4 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.81%) Games
5 1 (0.81%) Law
5 1 (0.81%) Military
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (46.34%) Software Engineer
2 46 (37.40%) Developer
3 25 (20.33%) Java Developer
4 24 (19.51%) Java Engineer
5 23 (18.70%) Java Software Engineer
6 16 (13.01%) Senior Software Engineer
7 10 (8.13%) Software Developer
8 9 (7.32%) Embedded Engineer
8 9 (7.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 8 (6.50%) Junior
10 6 (4.88%) Junior Developer
10 6 (4.88%) Junior Java Developer
11 5 (4.07%) Architect
11 5 (4.07%) Real Time Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) Real Time Software Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) Scrum Master
11 5 (4.07%) Senior Java Engineer
12 4 (3.25%) C++ Software Engineer
12 4 (3.25%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 4 (3.25%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (19.51%) Spring
2 22 (17.89%) Web Services
3 19 (15.45%) HTML
4 13 (10.57%) CSS
4 13 (10.57%) JMS
4 13 (10.57%) REST
5 11 (8.94%) .NET
5 11 (8.94%) AngularJS
5 11 (8.94%) XSLT
6 8 (6.50%) Entity Framework
6 8 (6.50%) HTML5
7 7 (5.69%) .NET Framework
7 7 (5.69%) Angular 2
7 7 (5.69%) Spring Integration
8 6 (4.88%) RESTful
9 5 (4.07%) Android SDK
9 5 (4.07%) Flash
9 5 (4.07%) WinForms
9 5 (4.07%) WPF
10 4 (3.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.20%) Computer Science
2 14 (11.38%) Embedded Systems
3 13 (10.57%) Management Information System
4 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.50%) Mobile App
6 7 (5.69%) Algorithms
7 5 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (4.07%) iPad
7 5 (4.07%) iPhone
7 5 (4.07%) User Experience
8 4 (3.25%) Fintech
9 3 (2.44%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.63%) Social Media
11 1 (0.81%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 36 (29.27%) Linux
2 13 (10.57%) Android
3 10 (8.13%) Apple iOS
3 10 (8.13%) Unix
4 9 (7.32%) Windows
5 1 (0.81%) Debian
5 1 (0.81%) MVS
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (25.20%) Scrum
3 24 (19.51%) OO
4 20 (16.26%) TDD
5 18 (14.63%) Microservices
6 16 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (10.57%) SOA
8 12 (9.76%) Configuration Management
9 11 (8.94%) UML
10 10 (8.13%) Android Development
10 10 (8.13%) DevOps
11 9 (7.32%) Kanban
12 8 (6.50%) iOS Development
12 8 (6.50%) Web Development
13 7 (5.69%) BDD
13 7 (5.69%) Mobile Development
13 7 (5.69%) Requirements Management
13 7 (5.69%) Test Automation
14 6 (4.88%) Mathematics
14 6 (4.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 79 (64.23%) Java
2 26 (21.14%) C#
3 24 (19.51%) SQL
4 20 (16.26%) C++
5 18 (14.63%) Python
6 10 (8.13%) XPath
6 10 (8.13%) XQuery
7 9 (7.32%) JavaScript
8 7 (5.69%) Ruby
9 6 (4.88%) Apple Swift
9 6 (4.88%) C
9 6 (4.88%) Groovy
9 6 (4.88%) Objective-C
10 5 (4.07%) ActionScript
10 5 (4.07%) VB
11 3 (2.44%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.44%) Embedded C
11 3 (2.44%) Perl
12 2 (1.63%) Delphi
12 2 (1.63%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 23 (18.70%) Degree
2 2 (1.63%) DBS Check
2 2 (1.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.32%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.81%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.81%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.81%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.81%) ISO13485
System Software
1 6 (4.88%) Docker
2 2 (1.63%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (2.44%) Puppet
2 2 (1.63%) Ansible
2 2 (1.63%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (1.63%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.63%) logstash
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.63%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (17.07%) Oracle
2 5 (4.07%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.25%) IBM
3 4 (3.25%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.44%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.63%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.63%) Sybase
6 1 (0.81%) Apigee
6 1 (0.81%) AVEVA
6 1 (0.81%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.81%) Progress
6 1 (0.81%) Red Hat