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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
UK / Scotland
Rank 44 94 93
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 59 33 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.54% 1.30% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.28% 1.62% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 15
Median daily rate £338 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £419 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £366 £363
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +1.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.84%
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
1380 2031 2128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.73% 79.71% 80.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 1103 1189
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 23
Median hourly rate £42.00 £33.71 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +18.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.50 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.30 £47.65 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Glasgow +34 27 £338 -25.00% 3
Edinburgh +21 24 £350 -6.66% 28
Angus - 4 - -
West Lothian -5 3 - - 1
Fife 0 2 £320 -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 62 (59.62%) Java
2 53 (50.96%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (25.00%) Scrum
3 26 (25.00%) C#
3 26 (25.00%) Linux
4 23 (22.12%) OO
5 21 (20.19%) SQL
6 19 (18.27%) C++
7 18 (17.31%) TDD
8 17 (16.35%) Python
8 17 (16.35%) Microservices
9 16 (15.38%) HTML
9 16 (15.38%) Oracle
9 16 (15.38%) Spring
10 15 (14.42%) Web Services
11 14 (13.46%) JMS
11 14 (13.46%) Oracle Database
12 13 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
12 13 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
13 12 (11.54%) REST
13 12 (11.54%) Android
13 12 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (11.54%) Tomcat
13 12 (11.54%) SOA
13 12 (11.54%) Configuration Management
14 11 (10.58%) Apache
14 11 (10.58%) XSLT
14 11 (10.58%) UML
14 11 (10.58%) Degree

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 (11.54%) Tomcat
2 11 (10.58%) Apache
3 3 (2.88%) JBoss
4 2 (1.92%) Confluence
4 2 (1.92%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.96%) CICS
5 1 (0.96%) CMS
5 1 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Office
2 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.96%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.81%) iTunes
3 2 (1.92%) Trello
4 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.96%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.62%) HTTP
2 2 (1.92%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.96%) Broadband
3 1 (0.96%) DVB
3 1 (0.96%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.96%) RS-232
3 1 (0.96%) RS-485
3 1 (0.96%) SSL
3 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.46%) Oracle Database
2 10 (9.62%) MySQL
3 8 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 8 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (4.81%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.81%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.85%) DB2
6 3 (2.88%) GIS
7 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.96%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 7 (6.73%) JUnit
1 7 (6.73%) Maven
2 6 (5.77%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (4.81%) JIRA
3 5 (4.81%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (4.81%) SpecFlow
4 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.88%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.88%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.88%) Selenium
6 2 (1.92%) DbUnit
6 2 (1.92%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.92%) Mockito
6 2 (1.92%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (1.92%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.96%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.96%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.96%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (9.62%) Finance
2 4 (3.85%) Banking
3 3 (2.88%) Publishing
4 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.96%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.96%) Front Office
5 1 (0.96%) Games
5 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Law
5 1 (0.96%) Military
5 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (47.12%) Software Engineer
2 36 (34.62%) Developer
3 22 (21.15%) Java Engineer
3 22 (21.15%) Java Software Engineer
4 18 (17.31%) Java Developer
5 16 (15.38%) Senior Software Engineer
6 9 (8.65%) Software Developer
7 8 (7.69%) Embedded Engineer
7 8 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Real Time Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Real Time Software Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Scrum Master
9 4 (3.85%) Architect
9 4 (3.85%) Senior Java Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Senior Java Software Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) Android Developer
10 3 (2.88%) C# Software Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) C++ Software Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.38%) HTML
1 16 (15.38%) Spring
2 15 (14.42%) Web Services
3 14 (13.46%) JMS
4 12 (11.54%) REST
5 11 (10.58%) XSLT
6 10 (9.62%) AngularJS
6 10 (9.62%) CSS
7 9 (8.65%) .NET
8 8 (7.69%) Entity Framework
9 7 (6.73%) HTML5
10 6 (5.77%) .NET Framework
10 6 (5.77%) Angular 2
10 6 (5.77%) Spring Integration
11 5 (4.81%) Android SDK
11 5 (4.81%) Flash
11 5 (4.81%) WinForms
12 4 (3.85%) J2SE
12 4 (3.85%) RESTful
12 4 (3.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.77%) Algorithms
3 6 (5.77%) Mathematics
4 5 (4.81%) Applied Mathematics
4 5 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.81%) iPad
4 5 (4.81%) iPhone
4 5 (4.81%) Physics
4 5 (4.81%) User Experience
5 4 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.88%) Device Driver
6 3 (2.88%) Fintech
6 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.92%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.92%) Social Media
8 1 (0.96%) CCTV
8 1 (0.96%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (25.00%) Linux
2 12 (11.54%) Android
3 9 (8.65%) Apple iOS
3 9 (8.65%) Unix
4 8 (7.69%) Windows
5 1 (0.96%) MVS
5 1 (0.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (50.96%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (25.00%) Scrum
3 23 (22.12%) OO
4 18 (17.31%) TDD
5 17 (16.35%) Microservices
6 12 (11.54%) Configuration Management
6 12 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (11.54%) SOA
7 11 (10.58%) UML
8 10 (9.62%) Android Development
9 9 (8.65%) Kanban
10 8 (7.69%) Change Control
10 8 (7.69%) DevOps
11 7 (6.73%) Integration Testing
11 7 (6.73%) iOS Development
12 6 (5.77%) High Availability
12 6 (5.77%) Mobile Development
12 6 (5.77%) SDLC
12 6 (5.77%) Test Automation
13 5 (4.81%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 62 (59.62%) Java
2 26 (25.00%) C#
3 21 (20.19%) SQL
4 19 (18.27%) C++
5 17 (16.35%) Python
6 10 (9.62%) XPath
6 10 (9.62%) XQuery
7 7 (6.73%) Objective-C
7 7 (6.73%) Ruby
8 6 (5.77%) Apple Swift
8 6 (5.77%) C
8 6 (5.77%) Groovy
8 6 (5.77%) JavaScript
9 5 (4.81%) ActionScript
9 5 (4.81%) VB
10 4 (3.85%) Perl
11 2 (1.92%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.92%) Delphi
11 2 (1.92%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) Degree
2 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.96%) ISEB
3 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) QA
2 2 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.96%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.96%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.96%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.96%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 5 (4.81%) Docker
2 1 (0.96%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) Ansible
1 1 (0.96%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (0.96%) Data Guard
1 1 (0.96%) logstash
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (0.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (15.38%) Oracle
2 5 (4.81%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.85%) Sybase
4 3 (2.88%) IBM
4 3 (2.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.96%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.96%) AVEVA
5 1 (0.96%) Progress
5 1 (0.96%) Red Hat
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £280.00 - £312.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago