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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 82 83 87
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 69 57 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.34% 1.89% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 2.36% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 25 31
Median daily rate £310 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £335 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 4
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -
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
2468 2418 2150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.72% 80.25% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1421 1235 1184
Median daily rate £370 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 65 37
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.01 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +16 31 £385 -9.41% 14
Dundee +13 11 £260 - 2
Edinburgh -20 9 £300 -14.28% 23
Renfrewshire -33 7 £230 -
Fife +7 4 £325 - 1
West Lothian +10 2 £425 +10.38% 1
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 64 (58.18%) Java
2 54 (49.09%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (39.09%) SQL
4 42 (38.18%) OO
5 40 (36.36%) Linux
6 36 (32.73%) OOD
7 31 (28.18%) Unix
7 31 (28.18%) SDLC
8 30 (27.27%) Finance
9 29 (26.36%) Relational Database
10 27 (24.55%) Analytical Skills
11 25 (22.73%) JUnit
11 25 (22.73%) Perl
11 25 (22.73%) C++
11 25 (22.73%) Spring
12 23 (20.91%) C#
12 23 (20.91%) JavaScript
12 23 (20.91%) Sybase
12 23 (20.91%) DB2
12 23 (20.91%) J2SE
12 23 (20.91%) RDBMS
13 22 (20.00%) Python
14 21 (19.09%) JMS
15 19 (17.27%) Scrum
16 18 (16.36%) HTML
16 18 (16.36%) CSS
17 17 (15.45%) Configuration Management
18 15 (13.64%) TDD
18 15 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
19 14 (12.73%) Front Office

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 2 (1.82%) Apache
1 2 (1.82%) nginx
2 1 (0.91%) ArcGIS
2 1 (0.91%) JBoss
2 1 (0.91%) lighttpd
Applications
1 3 (2.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.73%) iTunes
2 2 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.82%) SaaS
3 1 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.91%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.91%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.00%) HTTP
2 4 (3.64%) Firewall
3 3 (2.73%) HTTPS
3 3 (2.73%) iSCSI
3 3 (2.73%) NAS
3 3 (2.73%) SAN
4 2 (1.82%) DNS
4 2 (1.82%) FTP
4 2 (1.82%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.82%) LDAP
4 2 (1.82%) SMTP
4 2 (1.82%) SNMP
4 2 (1.82%) SSH
5 1 (0.91%) DHCP
5 1 (0.91%) Internet
5 1 (0.91%) IPv4
5 1 (0.91%) IPv6
5 1 (0.91%) Network Security
5 1 (0.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (26.36%) Relational Database
2 23 (20.91%) DB2
2 23 (20.91%) RDBMS
3 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.45%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.45%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.64%) GIS
5 4 (3.64%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.82%) Big Data
7 2 (1.82%) MySQL
8 1 (0.91%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.91%) QGIS
8 1 (0.91%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 25 (22.73%) JUnit
2 7 (6.36%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.45%) Hudson
4 5 (4.55%) Bower
4 5 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.55%) Subversion
5 3 (2.73%) Selenium
6 2 (1.82%) JIRA
6 2 (1.82%) Ranorex
6 2 (1.82%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.82%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.91%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.91%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.91%) Maven
7 1 (0.91%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.91%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 30 (27.27%) Finance
2 14 (12.73%) Front Office
3 12 (10.91%) Banking
4 11 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 7 (6.36%) Games
6 4 (3.64%) Legal
7 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.91%) Advertising
8 1 (0.91%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.91%) Avionics
8 1 (0.91%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 56 (50.91%) Developer
2 33 (30.00%) Software Engineer
3 31 (28.18%) Java Developer
4 16 (14.55%) Senior Developer
5 12 (10.91%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (10.00%) Analyst
7 9 (8.18%) Configuration Analyst
8 8 (7.27%) Architect
8 8 (7.27%) Asset Management Analyst
8 8 (7.27%) C++ Developer
8 8 (7.27%) Configuration Management Analyst
8 8 (7.27%) Service Analyst
9 7 (6.36%) Java Engineer
9 7 (6.36%) Service Management Analyst
10 6 (5.45%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 6 (5.45%) Java Software Engineer
10 6 (5.45%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.64%) C# Developer
12 3 (2.73%) Instructor
12 3 (2.73%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (22.73%) Spring
2 23 (20.91%) J2SE
3 21 (19.09%) JMS
4 18 (16.36%) CSS
4 18 (16.36%) HTML
5 13 (11.82%) XML
6 11 (10.00%) Web Services
7 10 (9.09%) .NET
8 9 (8.18%) CSS3
8 9 (8.18%) HTML5
8 9 (8.18%) RESTful
9 8 (7.27%) jQuery
9 8 (7.27%) JSON
9 8 (7.27%) SOAP
10 6 (5.45%) AngularJS
10 6 (5.45%) J2EE
11 5 (4.55%) Middleware
11 5 (4.55%) Node.js
11 5 (4.55%) REST
11 5 (4.55%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 27 (24.55%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.82%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.82%) Mathematics
3 11 (10.00%) Algorithms
3 11 (10.00%) CMDB
4 10 (9.09%) Equity Derivative
4 10 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 9 (8.18%) Data Structures
6 6 (5.45%) Mobile App
6 6 (5.45%) User Experience
7 4 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.64%) Equities
7 4 (3.64%) Fixed Income
7 4 (3.64%) Physics
8 3 (2.73%) 3D Graphics
8 3 (2.73%) Applied Mathematics
8 3 (2.73%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.73%) iPad
8 3 (2.73%) iPhone
8 3 (2.73%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (36.36%) Linux
2 31 (28.18%) Unix
3 11 (10.00%) Android
3 11 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.55%) Mac OS X
4 5 (4.55%) Windows
5 3 (2.73%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.82%) Debian
6 2 (1.82%) SUSE
7 1 (0.91%) CyanogenMod
7 1 (0.91%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.91%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (49.09%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (38.18%) OO
3 36 (32.73%) OOD
4 31 (28.18%) SDLC
5 19 (17.27%) Scrum
6 17 (15.45%) Configuration Management
7 15 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (13.64%) TDD
8 13 (11.82%) Kanban
8 13 (11.82%) Unit Testing
9 12 (10.91%) Database Tuning
9 12 (10.91%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (10.91%) Time Management
9 12 (10.91%) Web Development
10 11 (10.00%) BDD
11 9 (8.18%) Refactoring
11 9 (8.18%) Waterfall
12 8 (7.27%) ITIL
12 8 (7.27%) MVC
12 8 (7.27%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 64 (58.18%) Java
2 43 (39.09%) SQL
3 25 (22.73%) C++
3 25 (22.73%) Perl
4 23 (20.91%) C#
4 23 (20.91%) JavaScript
5 22 (20.00%) Python
6 10 (9.09%) C
7 9 (8.18%) PL/SQL
8 7 (6.36%) Ruby
9 6 (5.45%) PHP
10 5 (4.55%) CoffeeScript
11 4 (3.64%) Objective-C
11 4 (3.64%) Scala
12 3 (2.73%) Embedded C
12 3 (2.73%) Jython
12 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.82%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.91%) Ada
14 1 (0.91%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (7.27%) Degree
1 8 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.36%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (6.36%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.91%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.91%) ISEB
3 1 (0.91%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.18%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.82%) QA
3 1 (0.91%) ISO13485
System Software
1 5 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.91%) Docker
2 1 (0.91%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.73%) BladeLogic
1 3 (2.73%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 3 (2.73%) Puppet
1 3 (2.73%) SCOrch
2 2 (1.82%) Graphite
2 2 (1.82%) Kibana
3 1 (0.91%) Cacti
3 1 (0.91%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.91%) Mesos
3 1 (0.91%) Munin
3 1 (0.91%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (20.91%) Sybase
2 9 (8.18%) Oracle
3 6 (5.45%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.45%) VMware
4 5 (4.55%) HP
5 3 (2.73%) BMC
5 3 (2.73%) CA
5 3 (2.73%) Dell
5 3 (2.73%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.91%) SAP
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: From £46,424 to £54,458 per annum Fixed Term Contract (23 months)
Posted: 8 days ago