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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 94 96 75
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -21
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 28 26 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.01% 1.06% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.50% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 19
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +73.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £287 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £36.75 £36.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.15 £35.30 £34.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.35 £36.00 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
2092 1737 1482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.82% 70.50% 67.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 892 768
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 48 37
Average hourly rate £24.75 £32.50 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.84% +62.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £9.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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
Edinburgh -3 15 £390 -5.45% 13
Glasgow -6 4 £350 -22.22% 7
Dundee +5 2 £320 - 1
West Lothian +10 1 - - 6
Aberdeen +8 1 £350 - 2
Highlands - - - - 1
Fife - - - - 2
Renfrewshire - - - -
Software Engineering
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Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 19 (31.15%) C++
1 19 (31.15%) Linux
1 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (27.87%) Java
3 16 (26.23%) .NET
4 13 (21.31%) Finance
5 12 (19.67%) SQL
5 12 (19.67%) Degree
6 9 (14.75%) C#
6 9 (14.75%) JavaScript
6 9 (14.75%) PHP
7 8 (13.11%) Perl
7 8 (13.11%) UNIX
7 8 (13.11%) ISTQB
7 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
8 7 (11.48%) XML
8 7 (11.48%) Windows
8 7 (11.48%) Python
8 7 (11.48%) Banking
9 6 (9.84%) C
9 6 (9.84%) HTML
9 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
9 6 (9.84%) Web Services
9 6 (9.84%) OO
9 6 (9.84%) Computer Science
9 6 (9.84%) Unit Testing
9 6 (9.84%) Android
9 6 (9.84%) Big Data
10 5 (8.20%) PL/SQL
10 5 (8.20%) Oracle

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 4 (6.56%) Apache
1 4 (6.56%) nginx
2 3 (4.92%) WordPress
3 2 (3.28%) CMS
3 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.64%) JBoss
4 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.64%) SAS
4 1 (1.64%) TeamSite
4 1 (1.64%) OpenROAD
4 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.64%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) HTTP
1 3 (4.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) Wireless
2 1 (1.64%) GPRS
2 1 (1.64%) PSTN
2 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.64%) PPP
2 1 (1.64%) RIP
2 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.64%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
2 6 (9.84%) Big Data
2 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.56%) RDBMS
3 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.56%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (6.56%) Hadoop
4 3 (4.92%) DB2
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.64%) MS Access
6 1 (1.64%) Cognos Impromptu
6 1 (1.64%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Selenium
1 5 (8.20%) JUnit
1 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.64%) JBehave
4 1 (1.64%) Valgrind
4 1 (1.64%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.64%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.64%) GoogleTest
4 1 (1.64%) CMake
4 1 (1.64%) Clang
4 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (1.64%) JDeveloper
4 1 (1.64%) Log4j
4 1 (1.64%) NUnit
General
1 13 (21.31%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.92%) Front Office
5 2 (3.28%) Electronics
5 2 (3.28%) Retail
6 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Legal
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (42.62%) Software Engineer
2 19 (31.15%) Developer
3 9 (14.75%) Test Manager
4 5 (8.20%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Consultant
6 3 (4.92%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Android Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.28%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (3.28%) Programmer
7 2 (3.28%) Software Developer
8 1 (1.64%) Architect
8 1 (1.64%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.23%) .NET
2 7 (11.48%) XML
3 6 (9.84%) HTML
3 6 (9.84%) Web Services
4 5 (8.20%) .NET Framework
5 4 (6.56%) JSON
5 4 (6.56%) jQuery
5 4 (6.56%) RESTful
5 4 (6.56%) SOAP
5 4 (6.56%) CSS
5 4 (6.56%) WinForms
5 4 (6.56%) Spring
6 3 (4.92%) J2SE
6 3 (4.92%) JMS
6 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.92%) Ajax
6 3 (4.92%) HTML5
7 2 (3.28%) XSLT
7 2 (3.28%) Silverlight
7 2 (3.28%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.92%) Equity Derivative
4 3 (4.92%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.28%) Open Source
5 2 (3.28%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.64%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.64%) APACS
6 1 (1.64%) Equities
6 1 (1.64%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.64%) EPoS
6 1 (1.64%) EMV
6 1 (1.64%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (1.64%) GIS
6 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.64%) Statistics
6 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.15%) Linux
2 8 (13.11%) UNIX
3 7 (11.48%) Windows
4 6 (9.84%) Android
5 5 (8.20%) Mac OS X
6 4 (6.56%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.28%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.64%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (9.84%) OO
2 6 (9.84%) Unit Testing
3 5 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (8.20%) Information Security
3 5 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (8.20%) Embedded Software Development
4 4 (6.56%) Android Development
4 4 (6.56%) Test Planning
4 4 (6.56%) Test Scripting
4 4 (6.56%) Test Automation
4 4 (6.56%) Product Management
4 4 (6.56%) Test Strategy
4 4 (6.56%) OOD
4 4 (6.56%) Performance Testing
4 4 (6.56%) Security Testing
4 4 (6.56%) Data Management
5 3 (4.92%) Business Analysis
5 3 (4.92%) Web Development
5 3 (4.92%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.15%) C++
2 17 (27.87%) Java
3 12 (19.67%) SQL
4 9 (14.75%) JavaScript
4 9 (14.75%) C#
4 9 (14.75%) PHP
5 8 (13.11%) Perl
6 7 (11.48%) Python
7 6 (9.84%) C
8 5 (8.20%) PL/SQL
9 4 (6.56%) Embedded C++
9 4 (6.56%) VB
9 4 (6.56%) PHP5
10 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.64%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) Degree
2 8 (13.11%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
1 2 (3.28%) DICOM
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) Oracle
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.92%) Sybase
4 2 (3.28%) Coverity
5 1 (1.64%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.64%) IBM
5 1 (1.64%) HP
5 1 (1.64%) Apple
5 1 (1.64%) Google
5 1 (1.64%) Atlassian
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (EH12)
Guru Careers
Rate: 6 Month Contract - £400-£550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Scotland
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 26 days ago