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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 95 70 80
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 34 40 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.22% 1.65% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 2.35% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 7
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£350 £375 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -16.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £253 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
2108 1705 1775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.80% 70.19% 67.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1133 843 877
Average daily rate £379 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 49 77
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +44.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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
Glasgow -10 13 £350 -22.22% 9
Edinburgh -7 11 £320 -14.66% 18
Aberdeen - 3 £350 - 1
Dundee +6 1 - - 1
Fife -6 1 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - - - - 1
Perth and Kinross - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 2
Lothian - - - -
Software Engineering
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Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 25 (30.86%) C++
2 24 (29.63%) Linux
3 22 (27.16%) Windows
3 22 (27.16%) Java
4 21 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 15 (18.52%) .NET
5 15 (18.52%) Relational Database
6 14 (17.28%) Web Services
6 14 (17.28%) Project Management
6 14 (17.28%) Finance
7 13 (16.05%) SQL
7 13 (16.05%) Mentoring
7 13 (16.05%) Degree
8 12 (14.81%) XML
8 12 (14.81%) MS Excel
8 12 (14.81%) Mac OS X
9 11 (13.58%) HTTP
9 11 (13.58%) SOAP
9 11 (13.58%) JSON
9 11 (13.58%) RESTful
9 11 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (12.35%) SC Cleared
10 10 (12.35%) Security Cleared
11 9 (11.11%) Release Management
11 9 (11.11%) HTML
11 9 (11.11%) C
11 9 (11.11%) C#
12 8 (9.88%) Windows CE
12 8 (9.88%) JavaScript

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 2 (2.47%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (2.47%) GemFire
2 1 (1.23%) WordPress
2 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (1.23%) Node.js
2 1 (1.23%) TeamSite
2 1 (1.23%) OpenROAD
2 1 (1.23%) CMS
2 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.17%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.58%) HTTP
2 3 (3.70%) Internet
3 2 (2.47%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.47%) RIP
4 1 (1.23%) SNMP
4 1 (1.23%) DNS
4 1 (1.23%) SSL
4 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.52%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.17%) MS Access
2 5 (6.17%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.70%) DB2
3 3 (3.70%) Cognos Impromptu
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.47%) Big Data
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.47%) KDB
5 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.23%) MySQL
5 1 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.23%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (3.70%) Subversion
2 3 (3.70%) JUnit
2 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Blend
2 3 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.23%) Valgrind
3 1 (1.23%) Gerrit
3 1 (1.23%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.23%) GoogleTest
3 1 (1.23%) CMake
3 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.23%) Selenium
3 1 (1.23%) NUnit
General
1 14 (17.28%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Electronics
3 5 (6.17%) Front Office
3 5 (6.17%) Retail
4 4 (4.94%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.70%) Banking
6 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (40.74%) Software Engineer
2 24 (29.63%) Developer
3 9 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 7 (8.64%) Java Developer
4 7 (8.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Applications Packager
7 4 (4.94%) Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Release Manager
8 3 (3.70%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.70%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.70%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.70%) C# Software Engineer
9 2 (2.47%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (2.47%) Agile Java Developer
9 2 (2.47%) Consultant
9 2 (2.47%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.52%) .NET
2 14 (17.28%) Web Services
3 12 (14.81%) XML
4 11 (13.58%) SOAP
4 11 (13.58%) JSON
4 11 (13.58%) RESTful
5 9 (11.11%) HTML
6 7 (8.64%) Silverlight
7 6 (7.41%) CSS
8 5 (6.17%) jQuery
8 5 (6.17%) Software Packaging
8 5 (6.17%) Application Packaging
8 5 (6.17%) Java EE
9 4 (4.94%) .NET Framework
9 4 (4.94%) WinForms
9 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET
10 3 (3.70%) J2SE
10 3 (3.70%) JMS
10 3 (3.70%) Spring
11 2 (2.47%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.17%) FMCG
2 5 (6.17%) Open Source
2 5 (6.17%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.17%) Device Driver
3 4 (4.94%) Mechatronics
3 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.70%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.70%) User Experience
5 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.47%) Equities
5 2 (2.47%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.23%) Statistics
6 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.23%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 24 (29.63%) Linux
2 22 (27.16%) Windows
3 12 (14.81%) Mac OS X
4 8 (9.88%) Windows CE
4 8 (9.88%) UNIX
5 4 (4.94%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.94%) Android
6 1 (1.23%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.28%) Project Management
3 13 (16.05%) Mentoring
4 9 (11.11%) Release Management
5 8 (9.88%) Waterfall
6 7 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (8.64%) Unit Testing
6 7 (8.64%) OO
7 6 (7.41%) Workflow
7 6 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (7.41%) Web Development
7 6 (7.41%) Refactoring
8 5 (6.17%) Project Planning
8 5 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.17%) ITIL
8 5 (6.17%) ITIL V3
8 5 (6.17%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (6.17%) Embedded Software Development
9 4 (4.94%) Test Strategy
9 4 (4.94%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.86%) C++
2 22 (27.16%) Java
3 13 (16.05%) SQL
4 9 (11.11%) C
4 9 (11.11%) C#
5 8 (9.88%) JavaScript
6 7 (8.64%) Perl
7 6 (7.41%) Embedded C++
8 5 (6.17%) VBScript
9 4 (4.94%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.94%) MATLAB
9 4 (4.94%) Python
10 3 (3.70%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.70%) VB
10 3 (3.70%) PHP
11 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.23%) VC++
11 1 (1.23%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 13 (16.05%) Degree
2 10 (12.35%) SC Cleared
2 10 (12.35%) Security Cleared
3 8 (9.88%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) QA
1 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.70%) Oracle
2 3 (3.70%) Sybase
3 2 (2.47%) StreamBase
4 1 (1.23%) JBoss
4 1 (1.23%) IBM
4 1 (1.23%) HP
4 1 (1.23%) Apple
4 1 (1.23%) Google
4 1 (1.23%) Coverity
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