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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 76 95 100
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 45 39 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.28% 1.36% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 1.72% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 17 17
Median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £323 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.64% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.19 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% -10.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +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
1596 2271 2186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.97% 79.21% 77.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 1209 1225
Median daily rate £375 £373 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.53% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 20
Median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.35 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +20 26 £350 - 4
Edinburgh +15 14 £463 +25.42% 30
Fife -2 2 £325 +1.56%
Angus - 2 - -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 58 (66.67%) Java
2 47 (54.02%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (33.33%) Linux
3 29 (33.33%) OO
4 26 (29.89%) SQL
5 22 (25.29%) C#
5 22 (25.29%) C++
5 22 (25.29%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (22.99%) JMS
7 19 (21.84%) Spring
8 17 (19.54%) Finance
8 17 (19.54%) Unix
9 16 (18.39%) Scrum
10 15 (17.24%) JUnit
10 15 (17.24%) Perl
10 15 (17.24%) Relational Database
10 15 (17.24%) SDLC
11 14 (16.09%) Sybase
11 14 (16.09%) DB2
11 14 (16.09%) Python
11 14 (16.09%) J2SE
11 14 (16.09%) RDBMS
12 12 (13.79%) TDD
12 12 (13.79%) OOD
12 12 (13.79%) Embedded Systems
13 11 (12.64%) Android
14 10 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
14 10 (11.49%) REST
14 10 (11.49%) SOA
14 10 (11.49%) Web Services

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 9 (10.34%) Tomcat
2 8 (9.20%) Apache
3 3 (3.45%) JBoss
4 1 (1.15%) CICS
4 1 (1.15%) Confluence
4 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS Office
2 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.60%) iTunes
3 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.15%) SaaS
3 1 (1.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.05%) HTTP
2 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.15%) RS-232
2 1 (1.15%) RS-485
2 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.24%) Relational Database
2 14 (16.09%) DB2
2 14 (16.09%) RDBMS
3 7 (8.05%) MySQL
4 5 (5.75%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.60%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.15%) GIS
7 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 15 (17.24%) JUnit
2 6 (6.90%) Maven
3 5 (5.75%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.45%) JIRA
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (3.45%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.30%) Artifactory
5 2 (2.30%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.30%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (2.30%) Selenium
6 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.15%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.15%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (19.54%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Front Office
3 4 (4.60%) Banking
4 3 (3.45%) Publishing
5 2 (2.30%) Games
5 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.15%) Law
6 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 38 (43.68%) Software Engineer
2 36 (41.38%) Developer
3 19 (21.84%) Java Engineer
4 18 (20.69%) Java Software Engineer
5 17 (19.54%) Java Developer
6 14 (16.09%) Senior Software Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) Embedded Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) Software Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Real Time Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Real Time Software Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) C++ Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Scrum Master
9 4 (4.60%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Senior Java Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Senior Java Software Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) Android Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.99%) JMS
2 19 (21.84%) Spring
3 14 (16.09%) J2SE
4 10 (11.49%) REST
4 10 (11.49%) Web Services
5 9 (10.34%) HTML
6 8 (9.20%) XSLT
7 6 (6.90%) Entity Framework
7 6 (6.90%) RESTful
8 5 (5.75%) .NET
8 5 (5.75%) Android SDK
8 5 (5.75%) CSS
9 4 (4.60%) AngularJS
9 4 (4.60%) HTML5
10 3 (3.45%) Flash
10 3 (3.45%) SOAP
10 3 (3.45%) WCF
10 3 (3.45%) WinForms
10 3 (3.45%) WPF
10 3 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.29%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.79%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (8.05%) Mobile App
4 6 (6.90%) Equity Derivative
4 6 (6.90%) Mathematics
5 5 (5.75%) User Experience
6 4 (4.60%) Algorithms
6 4 (4.60%) Applied Mathematics
6 4 (4.60%) iPad
6 4 (4.60%) iPhone
6 4 (4.60%) Physics
7 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.30%) Device Driver
8 2 (2.30%) Fintech
8 2 (2.30%) Social Media
9 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.15%) Derivative
9 1 (1.15%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 29 (33.33%) Linux
2 17 (19.54%) Unix
3 11 (12.64%) Android
4 9 (10.34%) Apple iOS
5 7 (8.05%) Windows
6 1 (1.15%) MVS
6 1 (1.15%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (54.02%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (33.33%) OO
3 16 (18.39%) Scrum
4 15 (17.24%) SDLC
5 12 (13.79%) OOD
5 12 (13.79%) TDD
6 10 (11.49%) SOA
7 9 (10.34%) Android Development
7 9 (10.34%) UML
8 8 (9.20%) BDD
8 8 (9.20%) Configuration Management
8 8 (9.20%) Kanban
8 8 (9.20%) Microservices
9 7 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.90%) Change Control
10 6 (6.90%) DevOps
10 6 (6.90%) iOS Development
11 5 (5.75%) Database Tuning
11 5 (5.75%) Network Management
11 5 (5.75%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 58 (66.67%) Java
2 26 (29.89%) SQL
3 22 (25.29%) C#
3 22 (25.29%) C++
4 15 (17.24%) Perl
5 14 (16.09%) Python
6 8 (9.20%) JavaScript
7 7 (8.05%) Objective-C
7 7 (8.05%) XPath
7 7 (8.05%) XQuery
8 6 (6.90%) Groovy
8 6 (6.90%) Ruby
9 5 (5.75%) C
10 4 (4.60%) Apple Swift
10 4 (4.60%) Scala
11 3 (3.45%) ActionScript
11 3 (3.45%) VB
12 2 (2.30%) Delphi
12 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (5.75%) Degree
2 2 (2.30%) ISEB
2 2 (2.30%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) Dodd-Frank
1 2 (2.30%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) Def Stans
2 1 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.15%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.15%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) Graphite
1 1 (1.15%) Kibana
Vendors
1 14 (16.09%) Sybase
2 5 (5.75%) Oracle
3 3 (3.45%) Atlassian
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.30%) IBM
4 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.15%) Progress
Glasgow
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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