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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 94 77 79
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 31 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.11% 1.46% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 2.07% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 13
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£325 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 6
Average hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.00 £30.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
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
2140 1736 1791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.59% 70.51% 66.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1091 871 867
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 72
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +64.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £159.00 £35.90 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 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
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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 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
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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
Glasgow -15 12 £350 -22.22% 23
Edinburgh -19 9 £255 -28.67% 22
Aberdeen - 3 £350 - 2
West Lothian - 2 £250 - 2
Dundee +5 1 - - 1
Highlands - 1 - -
Lothian - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - - 1
Fife - - - - 2
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 23 (30.26%) C++
1 23 (30.26%) Windows
2 20 (26.32%) Linux
3 19 (25.00%) Java
4 15 (19.74%) Finance
5 14 (18.42%) Project Management
5 14 (18.42%) .NET
5 14 (18.42%) Web Services
5 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
5 14 (18.42%) Relational Database
5 14 (18.42%) Mentoring
6 13 (17.11%) SQL
6 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (15.79%) Mac OS X
7 12 (15.79%) Degree
8 11 (14.47%) JSON
8 11 (14.47%) RESTful
8 11 (14.47%) XML
8 11 (14.47%) SOAP
8 11 (14.47%) HTTP
8 11 (14.47%) MS Excel
9 9 (11.84%) HTML
9 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
9 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
9 9 (11.84%) Release Management
10 8 (10.53%) ISTQB
10 8 (10.53%) Waterfall
10 8 (10.53%) Windows CE
10 8 (10.53%) C
10 8 (10.53%) C#

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 2 (2.63%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (2.63%) GemFire
2 1 (1.32%) WordPress
2 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.32%) Node.js
2 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.32%) TeamSite
2 1 (1.32%) CMS
2 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (14.47%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.58%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.47%) HTTP
2 2 (2.63%) RIP
2 2 (2.63%) Internet
2 2 (2.63%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.32%) Wireless
3 1 (1.32%) SNMP
3 1 (1.32%) DNS
3 1 (1.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.42%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.58%) MS Access
3 4 (5.26%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.95%) Cognos Impromptu
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.63%) KDB
5 2 (2.63%) DB2
6 1 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.32%) MySQL
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (3.95%) Subversion
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Blend
2 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.63%) JUnit
4 1 (1.32%) NUnit
4 1 (1.32%) Valgrind
4 1 (1.32%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.32%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.32%) GoogleTest
4 1 (1.32%) CMake
4 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (19.74%) Finance
2 6 (7.89%) Electronics
3 5 (6.58%) Retail
4 4 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 4 (5.26%) Front Office
5 3 (3.95%) Banking
6 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (39.47%) Software Engineer
2 22 (28.95%) Developer
3 9 (11.84%) Test Manager
4 7 (9.21%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Java Developer
5 6 (7.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Applications Packager
7 4 (5.26%) Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Release Manager
8 3 (3.95%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.95%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Software Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.42%) .NET
1 14 (18.42%) Web Services
2 11 (14.47%) XML
2 11 (14.47%) SOAP
2 11 (14.47%) JSON
2 11 (14.47%) RESTful
3 9 (11.84%) HTML
4 7 (9.21%) Silverlight
5 6 (7.89%) CSS
6 5 (6.58%) jQuery
6 5 (6.58%) Software Packaging
6 5 (6.58%) Application Packaging
6 5 (6.58%) Java EE
7 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.95%) .NET Framework
8 3 (3.95%) WinForms
9 2 (2.63%) Spring
9 2 (2.63%) JSF
9 2 (2.63%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (2.63%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
1 5 (6.58%) Device Driver
1 5 (6.58%) FMCG
1 5 (6.58%) Open Source
2 4 (5.26%) Mechatronics
2 4 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.95%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.63%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.63%) Equities
5 1 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.32%) Statistics
5 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.32%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.26%) Windows
2 20 (26.32%) Linux
3 12 (15.79%) Mac OS X
4 8 (10.53%) Windows CE
5 6 (7.89%) UNIX
6 4 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 4 (5.26%) Android
7 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.42%) Project Management
1 14 (18.42%) Mentoring
2 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (11.84%) Release Management
4 8 (10.53%) Waterfall
5 7 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (9.21%) Unit Testing
5 7 (9.21%) Web Development
6 6 (7.89%) Refactoring
6 6 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (7.89%) Workflow
6 6 (7.89%) OO
7 5 (6.58%) ITIL
7 5 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.58%) Project Planning
7 5 (6.58%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (6.58%) ITIL V3
8 4 (5.26%) Signal Processing
8 4 (5.26%) Business Transformation
8 4 (5.26%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 23 (30.26%) C++
2 19 (25.00%) Java
3 13 (17.11%) SQL
4 8 (10.53%) C
4 8 (10.53%) C#
4 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.89%) Embedded C++
6 5 (6.58%) VBScript
7 4 (5.26%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.26%) MATLAB
7 4 (5.26%) Perl
7 4 (5.26%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.95%) VB
9 2 (2.63%) Python
10 1 (1.32%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.32%) VC++
10 1 (1.32%) PHP
10 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (15.79%) Degree
2 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
2 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
3 8 (10.53%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle
3 2 (2.63%) Sybase
3 2 (2.63%) StreamBase
4 1 (1.32%) JBoss
4 1 (1.32%) IBM
4 1 (1.32%) HP
4 1 (1.32%) Apple
4 1 (1.32%) Google
4 1 (1.32%) Coverity
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