The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 84 67 89
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +22
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 44 55 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.62% 2.33% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 3.29% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 7
Average daily rate £329 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.88% +38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1958 1674 1866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 71.88% 70.96% 66.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1031 867 982
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 67
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.00 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £60.00 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Software Engineering
UK

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -13 26 £350 +25.56% 23
Glasgow -1 15 £316 -36.75% 11
Stirling - 1 - -
Fife - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
Lothian - - - -
Moray - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 2
Dundee - - - - 3
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 25 (36.76%) Java
2 24 (35.29%) SQL
3 21 (30.88%) OO
4 20 (29.41%) Linux
5 19 (27.94%) .NET
6 17 (25.00%) Perl
6 17 (25.00%) C#
6 17 (25.00%) OOD
6 17 (25.00%) Finance
7 16 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (23.53%) UNIX
8 15 (22.06%) Degree
8 15 (22.06%) Relational Database
9 14 (20.59%) Windows
10 13 (19.12%) JMS
11 12 (17.65%) C++
11 12 (17.65%) Spring
12 11 (16.18%) Front Office
12 11 (16.18%) Sybase
12 11 (16.18%) DB2
12 11 (16.18%) JUnit
12 11 (16.18%) RDBMS
12 11 (16.18%) J2SE
13 10 (14.71%) HTML
13 10 (14.71%) JavaScript
14 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
14 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET
14 9 (13.24%) Project Management
15 8 (11.76%) Scrum
15 8 (11.76%) CSS

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 5 (7.35%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.94%) IIS
4 1 (1.47%) Apache
4 1 (1.47%) WordPress
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Office
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) HTTP
2 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.47%) DNS
3 1 (1.47%) SSL
3 1 (1.47%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.47%) AMQP
3 1 (1.47%) Modbus
3 1 (1.47%) Profibus
3 1 (1.47%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.06%) Relational Database
2 11 (16.18%) DB2
2 11 (16.18%) RDBMS
3 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (4.41%) Informix
4 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.47%) MS Access
5 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (16.18%) JUnit
2 3 (4.41%) Subversion
2 3 (4.41%) JIRA
3 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.94%) NUnit
4 1 (1.47%) Redmine
4 1 (1.47%) Selenium
4 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (25.00%) Finance
2 11 (16.18%) Front Office
3 3 (4.41%) Electronics
3 3 (4.41%) Retail
4 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.94%) Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (44.12%) Developer
2 29 (42.65%) Software Engineer
3 15 (22.06%) Java Developer
4 6 (8.82%) .NET Developer
4 6 (8.82%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Architect
7 3 (4.41%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (2.94%) .NET Software Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Programmer
8 2 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
9 1 (1.47%) Developer Analyst
9 1 (1.47%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 1 (1.47%) Junior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.94%) .NET
2 13 (19.12%) JMS
3 12 (17.65%) Spring
4 11 (16.18%) J2SE
5 10 (14.71%) HTML
6 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET
7 8 (11.76%) CSS
8 7 (10.29%) JSON
9 6 (8.82%) Web Services
9 6 (8.82%) XML
10 4 (5.88%) Hibernate
10 4 (5.88%) EDI
10 4 (5.88%) WPF
10 4 (5.88%) JPA
11 3 (4.41%) jQuery
11 3 (4.41%) RESTful
11 3 (4.41%) JSF
11 3 (4.41%) SOAP
11 3 (4.41%) J2EE
12 2 (2.94%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.41%) FMCG
2 3 (4.41%) Equity Derivative
2 3 (4.41%) Mechatronics
3 2 (2.94%) Open Source
4 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.47%) Firmware
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.47%) Ontologies
4 1 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.47%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 20 (29.41%) Linux
2 16 (23.53%) UNIX
3 14 (20.59%) Windows
4 4 (5.88%) Windows CE
5 3 (4.41%) Mac OS X
5 3 (4.41%) Android
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.47%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.88%) OO
2 17 (25.00%) OOD
3 16 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (13.24%) Project Management
5 8 (11.76%) Scrum
6 5 (7.35%) TDD
6 5 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.88%) Web Development
7 4 (5.88%) Release Management
7 4 (5.88%) OOP
7 4 (5.88%) Waterfall
8 3 (4.41%) Software Architecture
8 3 (4.41%) Database Tuning
8 3 (4.41%) Signal Processing
8 3 (4.41%) User Stories
8 3 (4.41%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.41%) Automated Testing
8 3 (4.41%) System Testing
8 3 (4.41%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.94%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.76%) Java
2 24 (35.29%) SQL
3 17 (25.00%) C#
3 17 (25.00%) Perl
4 12 (17.65%) C++
5 10 (14.71%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.82%) C
7 4 (5.88%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.41%) Embedded C++
8 3 (4.41%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.94%) PHP
9 2 (2.94%) Python
10 1 (1.47%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.47%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (1.47%) VB
10 1 (1.47%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.47%) VC++
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Degree
2 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.47%) ISEB
4 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) DICOM
1 1 (1.47%) IEC 61508
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Control-M
Vendors
1 11 (16.18%) Sybase
2 5 (7.35%) Oracle
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.94%) JBoss
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