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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 65 87 69
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -18
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 68 44 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.21% 1.66% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 2.28% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 33
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£375 £329 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.98% -26.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £236 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
2352 1933 1689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.61% 72.81% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1291 1027 876
Average daily rate £375 £375 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 23 25
Average hourly rate £31.35 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.40% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £180.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 24 £375 +7.14% 22
Glasgow +4 23 £394 +24.50% 9
Fife - 6 £300 - 1
West Lothian - 3 £315 - 1
Aberdeen - 3 £195 - 2
Dundee - 2 - - 2
Aberdeenshire - - - - 1
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 42 (45.16%) Linux
2 37 (39.78%) Java
3 30 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (32.26%) Windows
4 27 (29.03%) SQL
5 23 (24.73%) C++
6 22 (23.66%) .NET
7 18 (19.35%) JavaScript
7 18 (19.35%) Finance
7 18 (19.35%) Relational Database
8 17 (18.28%) C#
9 16 (17.20%) UNIX
9 16 (17.20%) OO
10 15 (16.13%) SQL Server
11 14 (15.05%) Perl
11 14 (15.05%) Web Services
11 14 (15.05%) XML
11 14 (15.05%) Unit Testing
12 13 (13.98%) Spring
12 13 (13.98%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (13.98%) TDD
12 13 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (12.90%) Banking
13 12 (12.90%) 802.11
13 12 (12.90%) DB2
13 12 (12.90%) JUnit
13 12 (12.90%) OOD
13 12 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (12.90%) RESTful
14 11 (11.83%) HTML

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (7.53%) Apache
1 7 (7.53%) WordPress
1 7 (7.53%) nginx
2 3 (3.23%) IIS
3 2 (2.15%) JBoss
3 2 (2.15%) CMS
4 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.08%) Node.js
4 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.08%) SAS
4 1 (1.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.98%) Wi-Fi
2 12 (12.90%) 802.11
3 7 (7.53%) HTTP
4 5 (5.38%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.23%) PPP
5 3 (3.23%) SNMP
5 3 (3.23%) GPRS
5 3 (3.23%) PSTN
6 2 (2.15%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.35%) Relational Database
2 15 (16.13%) SQL Server
3 12 (12.90%) DB2
4 10 (10.75%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.30%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.23%) Big Data
7 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.15%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.08%) MySQL
8 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (12.90%) JUnit
2 9 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.68%) Jenkins
3 7 (7.53%) Visual Studio
4 6 (6.45%) Selenium
5 5 (5.38%) Subversion
5 5 (5.38%) Maven
5 5 (5.38%) Hudson
6 3 (3.23%) Gradle
6 3 (3.23%) Calabash
6 3 (3.23%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.23%) Appium
6 3 (3.23%) JIRA
6 3 (3.23%) Ant
6 3 (3.23%) Xcode
7 2 (2.15%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.15%) Redmine
7 2 (2.15%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.08%) WinDbg
8 1 (1.08%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (19.35%) Finance
2 12 (12.90%) Banking
3 8 (8.60%) Investment Banking
4 7 (7.53%) Front Office
5 3 (3.23%) Legal
6 2 (2.15%) Retail
7 1 (1.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (45.16%) Software Engineer
2 35 (37.63%) Developer
3 18 (19.35%) Java Developer
4 7 (7.53%) Software Developer
5 6 (6.45%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.38%) Analyst
6 5 (5.38%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (4.30%) Programmer
8 3 (3.23%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.23%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.23%) Quality Engineer
9 2 (2.15%) Tester
9 2 (2.15%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (2.15%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.15%) Software Programmer
9 2 (2.15%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (2.15%) Android Developer
9 2 (2.15%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.66%) .NET
2 14 (15.05%) Web Services
2 14 (15.05%) XML
3 13 (13.98%) Spring
4 12 (12.90%) RESTful
5 11 (11.83%) HTML
6 9 (9.68%) J2SE
6 9 (9.68%) JMS
6 9 (9.68%) JSON
7 8 (8.60%) SOAP
8 7 (7.53%) CSS
9 5 (5.38%) ASP.NET
9 5 (5.38%) .NET Framework
9 5 (5.38%) jQuery
9 5 (5.38%) REST
10 4 (4.30%) Ajax
11 3 (3.23%) Ext JS
11 3 (3.23%) JAX-RS
12 2 (2.15%) AngularJS
12 2 (2.15%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.75%) Device Driver
3 6 (6.45%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (5.38%) Fixed Income
4 5 (5.38%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.30%) Open Source
5 4 (4.30%) Equities
6 3 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.23%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.08%) Blog
7 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.08%) User Experience
7 1 (1.08%) APACS
7 1 (1.08%) SCADA
7 1 (1.08%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.08%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.08%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (1.08%) EPoS
7 1 (1.08%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 42 (45.16%) Linux
2 30 (32.26%) Windows
3 16 (17.20%) UNIX
4 9 (9.68%) Mac OS X
5 7 (7.53%) Android
6 5 (5.38%) Windows CE
7 4 (4.30%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.23%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.23%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (17.20%) OO
3 14 (15.05%) Unit Testing
4 13 (13.98%) TDD
5 12 (12.90%) OOD
5 12 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (7.53%) Investment Management
6 7 (7.53%) Database Tuning
6 7 (7.53%) Test Automation
6 7 (7.53%) Android Development
6 7 (7.53%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (7.53%) Web Development
6 7 (7.53%) Wealth Management
6 7 (7.53%) Mentoring
7 6 (6.45%) Refactoring
7 6 (6.45%) UML
7 6 (6.45%) Scrum
7 6 (6.45%) Waterfall
8 5 (5.38%) BDD
8 5 (5.38%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (39.78%) Java
2 27 (29.03%) SQL
3 23 (24.73%) C++
4 18 (19.35%) JavaScript
5 17 (18.28%) C#
6 14 (15.05%) Perl
7 9 (9.68%) PHP
8 8 (8.60%) C
8 8 (8.60%) Python
9 7 (7.53%) PHP5
10 6 (6.45%) Embedded C++
11 4 (4.30%) Embedded C
11 4 (4.30%) T-SQL
12 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
13 2 (2.15%) VBA
13 2 (2.15%) Ruby
14 1 (1.08%) Scala
14 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
14 1 (1.08%) Delphi
14 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (10.75%) Degree
2 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.08%) HND
3 1 (1.08%) ISEB
3 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) DICOM
2 1 (1.08%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.08%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.08%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (1.08%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 10 (10.75%) Sybase
1 10 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.15%) Twitter
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle
3 1 (1.08%) Guidewire
3 1 (1.08%) HP
3 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.08%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.08%) Coverity
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Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago
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Rate: £100 - £150 per annum
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