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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 83 76 83
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 56 63 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.19% 1.98% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 2.44% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 34 30
Median daily rate £325 £375 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £272 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £446 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £355 £345
% change year-on-year
+15.49% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
Median hourly rate - £37.59 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
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
2126 2587 2191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.14% 81.15% 79.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1257 1301 1149
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 56 37
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +6.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.28 £46.70 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +10 26 £425 +13.33% 8
Dundee +10 11 £260 -
Fife +7 5 £325 +100.00%
Edinburgh -25 5 £343 -2.14% 25
Renfrewshire - 3 £267 -
West Lothian +6 2 £425 +13.33% 2
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 68 (61.26%) Java
2 55 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (42.34%) SQL
3 47 (42.34%) OO
4 44 (39.64%) Linux
5 41 (36.94%) OOD
6 37 (33.33%) Unix
7 35 (31.53%) Finance
8 34 (30.63%) Analytical Skills
9 33 (29.73%) SDLC
10 32 (28.83%) Relational Database
10 32 (28.83%) Perl
11 31 (27.93%) JUnit
11 31 (27.93%) Spring
12 29 (26.13%) Sybase
12 29 (26.13%) DB2
12 29 (26.13%) J2SE
13 28 (25.23%) RDBMS
14 26 (23.42%) JMS
14 26 (23.42%) C++
15 25 (22.52%) C#
16 23 (20.72%) Python
17 22 (19.82%) JavaScript
18 20 (18.02%) Scrum
19 18 (16.22%) HTML
19 18 (16.22%) CSS
20 17 (15.32%) Configuration Management
21 16 (14.41%) Front Office
22 15 (13.51%) TDD
23 14 (12.61%) Kanban

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 (1.80%) JBoss
2 1 (0.90%) Apache
2 1 (0.90%) ArcGIS
2 1 (0.90%) lighttpd
2 1 (0.90%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (3.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.70%) iTunes
2 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.80%) SaaS
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.21%) HTTP
2 4 (3.60%) Firewall
3 3 (2.70%) HTTPS
3 3 (2.70%) iSCSI
3 3 (2.70%) NAS
3 3 (2.70%) SAN
4 2 (1.80%) DNS
4 2 (1.80%) FTP
4 2 (1.80%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.80%) LDAP
4 2 (1.80%) SMTP
4 2 (1.80%) SNMP
4 2 (1.80%) SSH
5 1 (0.90%) DHCP
5 1 (0.90%) Internet
5 1 (0.90%) IPv4
5 1 (0.90%) IPv6
5 1 (0.90%) Network Security
5 1 (0.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (28.83%) Relational Database
2 29 (26.13%) DB2
3 28 (25.23%) RDBMS
4 8 (7.21%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.41%) MongoDB
5 6 (5.41%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.60%) GIS
6 4 (3.60%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.80%) Big Data
7 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.90%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.90%) MySQL
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.90%) QGIS
8 1 (0.90%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 31 (27.93%) JUnit
2 8 (7.21%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.41%) Hudson
4 5 (4.50%) Bower
4 5 (4.50%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.50%) Subversion
5 4 (3.60%) Selenium
6 2 (1.80%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.80%) JIRA
6 2 (1.80%) Maven
6 2 (1.80%) Ranorex
6 2 (1.80%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.90%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.90%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.90%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 35 (31.53%) Finance
2 16 (14.41%) Front Office
3 12 (10.81%) Banking
4 11 (9.91%) Investment Banking
5 7 (6.31%) Games
6 4 (3.60%) Legal
7 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.90%) Advertising
8 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.90%) Avionics
8 1 (0.90%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 60 (54.05%) Developer
2 32 (28.83%) Java Developer
3 31 (27.93%) Software Engineer
4 18 (16.22%) Senior Developer
5 13 (11.71%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (9.91%) Analyst
7 9 (8.11%) C++ Developer
7 9 (8.11%) Configuration Analyst
8 8 (7.21%) Asset Management Analyst
8 8 (7.21%) Configuration Management Analyst
8 8 (7.21%) Service Analyst
9 7 (6.31%) Java Engineer
9 7 (6.31%) Service Management Analyst
10 6 (5.41%) Architect
10 6 (5.41%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 6 (5.41%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.50%) C# Developer
11 5 (4.50%) Java Software Engineer
12 4 (3.60%) C# Software Engineer
13 3 (2.70%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (27.93%) Spring
2 29 (26.13%) J2SE
3 26 (23.42%) JMS
4 18 (16.22%) CSS
4 18 (16.22%) HTML
5 11 (9.91%) .NET
5 11 (9.91%) Web Services
6 10 (9.01%) XML
7 8 (7.21%) jQuery
8 7 (6.31%) CSS3
8 7 (6.31%) HTML5
8 7 (6.31%) RESTful
8 7 (6.31%) SOAP
9 6 (5.41%) AngularJS
9 6 (5.41%) JSON
9 6 (5.41%) Middleware
9 6 (5.41%) Sass
10 5 (4.50%) Node.js
10 5 (4.50%) REST
11 4 (3.60%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (30.63%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.71%) Equity Derivative
2 13 (11.71%) Mathematics
3 11 (9.91%) Algorithms
3 11 (9.91%) CMDB
4 10 (9.01%) Data Centre
4 10 (9.01%) Management Information System
5 9 (8.11%) Data Structures
6 6 (5.41%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.60%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.60%) Equities
7 4 (3.60%) Fixed Income
7 4 (3.60%) Physics
8 3 (2.70%) 3D Graphics
8 3 (2.70%) Applied Mathematics
8 3 (2.70%) Derivative
8 3 (2.70%) iPad
8 3 (2.70%) iPhone
8 3 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (39.64%) Linux
2 37 (33.33%) Unix
3 11 (9.91%) Android
3 11 (9.91%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.50%) Windows
5 3 (2.70%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.70%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.80%) Debian
6 2 (1.80%) SUSE
7 1 (0.90%) CyanogenMod
7 1 (0.90%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (42.34%) OO
3 41 (36.94%) OOD
4 33 (29.73%) SDLC
5 20 (18.02%) Scrum
6 17 (15.32%) Configuration Management
7 15 (13.51%) TDD
8 14 (12.61%) Kanban
9 13 (11.71%) BDD
9 13 (11.71%) Database Tuning
9 13 (11.71%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (10.81%) Time Management
11 11 (9.91%) Unit Testing
12 9 (8.11%) MVC
12 9 (8.11%) Web Development
13 8 (7.21%) Investment Management
14 7 (6.31%) Front End Development
14 7 (6.31%) Open Source
14 7 (6.31%) Software License Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (61.26%) Java
2 47 (42.34%) SQL
3 32 (28.83%) Perl
4 26 (23.42%) C++
5 25 (22.52%) C#
6 23 (20.72%) Python
7 22 (19.82%) JavaScript
8 10 (9.01%) C
9 7 (6.31%) PL/SQL
9 7 (6.31%) Ruby
10 6 (5.41%) Scala
11 5 (4.50%) CoffeeScript
11 5 (4.50%) PHP
12 4 (3.60%) Objective-C
13 3 (2.70%) Embedded C
13 3 (2.70%) Jython
13 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.80%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.90%) Ada
15 1 (0.90%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 9 (8.11%) Degree
2 8 (7.21%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.31%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (6.31%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.90%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.90%) ISEB
4 1 (0.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.80%) QA
3 1 (0.90%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.90%) ISO13485
System Software
1 5 (4.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.90%) Docker
2 1 (0.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.70%) BladeLogic
1 3 (2.70%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 3 (2.70%) Puppet
1 3 (2.70%) SCOrch
2 2 (1.80%) Graphite
2 2 (1.80%) Kibana
3 1 (0.90%) Cacti
3 1 (0.90%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.90%) Mesos
3 1 (0.90%) Munin
3 1 (0.90%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (26.13%) Sybase
2 7 (6.31%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.41%) VMware
4 5 (4.50%) HP
5 4 (3.60%) Oracle
5 4 (3.60%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.70%) BMC
6 3 (2.70%) CA
6 3 (2.70%) Dell
7 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.90%) SAP
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