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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 68 95 81
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -14
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 71 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.15% 1.16% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 1.49% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 18
Average daily rate
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£358 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £241 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £381 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 11
Average hourly rate £40.38 £38.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.88% +28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £35.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £47.60 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.26% +5.55%
Software Engineering
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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
2627 2154 1723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.70% 78.07% 71.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1360 1096 864
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 30 40
Average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £156.00 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
Edinburgh +4 27 £375 +47.05% 18
Glasgow +13 19 £313 -10.71% 18
Dundee 0 5 £225 - 1
West Lothian -5 5 £338 -
Fife - 5 £163 - 5
Stirling - 1 £375 -
Software Engineering
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Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 61 (47.66%) Java
2 60 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (45.31%) Linux
4 47 (36.72%) OO
5 43 (33.59%) SQL
6 36 (28.13%) C#
7 31 (24.22%) C++
8 27 (21.09%) OOD
9 26 (20.31%) UNIX
10 25 (19.53%) Analytical Skills
10 25 (19.53%) SDLC
11 24 (18.75%) Relational Database
11 24 (18.75%) Windows
11 24 (18.75%) JavaScript
11 24 (18.75%) Spring
12 23 (17.97%) Finance
13 22 (17.19%) Python
13 22 (17.19%) TDD
13 22 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (16.41%) Perl
15 20 (15.63%) HTML
15 20 (15.63%) Sybase
15 20 (15.63%) JMS
16 19 (14.84%) J2SE
16 19 (14.84%) RDBMS
16 19 (14.84%) DB2
16 19 (14.84%) JUnit
17 17 (13.28%) CSS
17 17 (13.28%) Degree
17 17 (13.28%) Hudson

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 11 (8.59%) Apache
1 11 (8.59%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.13%) Node.js
3 2 (1.56%) WordPress
3 2 (1.56%) nginx
4 1 (0.78%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.03%) 802.11
1 9 (7.03%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (4.69%) HTTP
3 4 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.34%) PPP
4 3 (2.34%) SNMP
4 3 (2.34%) GPRS
4 3 (2.34%) PSTN
5 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 19 (14.84%) DB2
2 19 (14.84%) RDBMS
3 8 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.91%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.13%) Big Data
6 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.78%) MS Access
7 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 19 (14.84%) JUnit
2 17 (13.28%) Hudson
2 17 (13.28%) Jenkins
3 12 (9.38%) Cucumber
4 11 (8.59%) Git (software)
5 9 (7.03%) Eclipse
6 8 (6.25%) Subversion
7 7 (5.47%) Visual Studio
7 7 (5.47%) JIRA
8 6 (4.69%) Maven
8 6 (4.69%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (3.91%) Gradle
10 4 (3.13%) Ant
11 3 (2.34%) Xcode
11 3 (2.34%) Appium
11 3 (2.34%) Calabash
12 2 (1.56%) Bower
12 2 (1.56%) Artifactory
12 2 (1.56%) Selenium
12 2 (1.56%) Mercurial
General
1 23 (17.97%) Finance
2 9 (7.03%) Military
2 9 (7.03%) Banking
2 9 (7.03%) Investment Banking
3 8 (6.25%) Front Office
4 3 (2.34%) Electronics
4 3 (2.34%) Legal
4 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.34%) Games
5 1 (0.78%) Publishing
5 1 (0.78%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 61 (47.66%) Developer
2 55 (42.97%) Software Engineer
3 31 (24.22%) Java Developer
4 15 (11.72%) Senior Developer
5 12 (9.38%) Software Developer
6 11 (8.59%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (7.03%) Python Developer
7 9 (7.03%) Java Software Engineer
7 9 (7.03%) Lead Developer
8 8 (6.25%) Technical Leader
8 8 (6.25%) Technical Developer
8 8 (6.25%) Lead Java Developer
9 7 (5.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 6 (4.69%) Senior Software Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) .NET Developer
11 4 (3.13%) C# Developer
12 3 (2.34%) Programmer
12 3 (2.34%) Quality Engineer
12 3 (2.34%) Architect
12 3 (2.34%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.75%) Spring
2 20 (15.63%) HTML
2 20 (15.63%) JMS
3 19 (14.84%) J2SE
4 17 (13.28%) CSS
5 16 (12.50%) .NET
6 13 (10.16%) XML
7 10 (7.81%) Web Services
8 9 (7.03%) ASP.NET
8 9 (7.03%) RESTful
8 9 (7.03%) 802.1X
9 7 (5.47%) JSON
9 7 (5.47%) SOAP
10 6 (4.69%) .NET Framework
11 5 (3.91%) jQuery
11 5 (3.91%) HTML5
11 5 (3.91%) JSP
12 4 (3.13%) Hibernate
12 4 (3.13%) Django
12 4 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.53%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.03%) Algorithms
2 9 (7.03%) Device Driver
3 7 (5.47%) Equity Derivative
4 6 (4.69%) Data Structures
4 6 (4.69%) Mathematics
5 5 (3.91%) User Experience
5 5 (3.91%) Equities
6 3 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.34%) SCADA
6 3 (2.34%) Mechatronics
6 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.34%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.56%) Replication
7 2 (1.56%) Neural Network
8 1 (0.78%) Economics
8 1 (0.78%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (0.78%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 58 (45.31%) Linux
2 26 (20.31%) UNIX
3 24 (18.75%) Windows
4 10 (7.81%) Apple iOS
5 9 (7.03%) Android
6 6 (4.69%) Mac OS X
7 3 (2.34%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (36.72%) OO
3 27 (21.09%) OOD
4 25 (19.53%) SDLC
5 22 (17.19%) TDD
5 22 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (10.16%) Unit Testing
6 13 (10.16%) UML
7 12 (9.38%) Scrum
7 12 (9.38%) Web Development
8 11 (8.59%) Pair Programming
9 10 (7.81%) Test Automation
10 9 (7.03%) Refactoring
11 8 (6.25%) BDD
11 8 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (5.47%) Mentoring
12 7 (5.47%) Database Tuning
12 7 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (5.47%) MVC
13 6 (4.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (47.66%) Java
2 43 (33.59%) SQL
3 36 (28.13%) C#
4 31 (24.22%) C++
5 24 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 22 (17.19%) Python
7 21 (16.41%) Perl
8 13 (10.16%) C
9 10 (7.81%) Ada
10 6 (4.69%) Embedded C
10 6 (4.69%) Embedded C++
10 6 (4.69%) PHP
11 4 (3.13%) Scala
12 3 (2.34%) Ruby
13 2 (1.56%) PHP5
13 2 (1.56%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.56%) ActionScript
13 2 (1.56%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.56%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.56%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 17 (13.28%) Degree
2 4 (3.13%) ISEB
2 4 (3.13%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.56%) PhD
4 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.78%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Firmware
1 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (0.78%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (15.63%) Sybase
2 9 (7.03%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.34%) VMware
4 2 (1.56%) Twitter
4 2 (1.56%) HP
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle