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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 73 85 77
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 65 50 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.03% 1.82% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 2.33% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 30 15
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£375 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £243 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £428 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 6
Average hourly rate £34.80 £42.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £35.00 £28.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.23 £42.00 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.69 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.72% +6.66%
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
2541 2145 1791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.36% 78.03% 72.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 1130 899
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 34 38
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £165.00 £34.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 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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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 -1 27 £350 +11.11% 24
Glasgow +14 19 £375 +7.14% 10
Fife - 6 £163 - 4
West Lothian -3 4 £375 - 2
Dundee -11 2 - - 2
Stirling - 1 £375 -
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Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 65 (50.00%) Linux
2 56 (43.08%) Java
2 56 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (36.15%) SQL
4 41 (31.54%) OO
5 32 (24.62%) C#
5 32 (24.62%) Windows
6 27 (20.77%) UNIX
7 26 (20.00%) C++
7 26 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 25 (19.23%) OOD
8 25 (19.23%) Finance
8 25 (19.23%) TDD
9 24 (18.46%) Spring
9 24 (18.46%) Perl
9 24 (18.46%) SDLC
10 23 (17.69%) Analytical Skills
10 23 (17.69%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (16.92%) .NET
12 21 (16.15%) HTML
12 21 (16.15%) Relational Database
13 20 (15.38%) DB2
14 18 (13.85%) Sybase
14 18 (13.85%) Python
15 17 (13.08%) J2SE
15 17 (13.08%) JMS
15 17 (13.08%) RDBMS
15 17 (13.08%) JUnit
15 17 (13.08%) CSS
15 17 (13.08%) Unit Testing

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 9 (6.92%) Apache
2 8 (6.15%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.85%) Node.js
4 4 (3.08%) WordPress
5 3 (2.31%) nginx
5 3 (2.31%) IIS
6 1 (0.77%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
2 12 (9.23%) 802.11
3 6 (4.62%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.62%) HTTP
4 3 (2.31%) PPP
4 3 (2.31%) SNMP
4 3 (2.31%) GPRS
4 3 (2.31%) PSTN
5 2 (1.54%) DNS
6 1 (0.77%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.15%) Relational Database
2 20 (15.38%) DB2
3 17 (13.08%) RDBMS
4 14 (10.77%) SQL Server
5 6 (4.62%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.08%) Big Data
7 3 (2.31%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.77%) MySQL
8 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.77%) MS Access
8 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.77%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 17 (13.08%) JUnit
1 17 (13.08%) Hudson
1 17 (13.08%) Jenkins
2 13 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 12 (9.23%) Cucumber
4 8 (6.15%) Visual Studio
4 8 (6.15%) Subversion
5 6 (4.62%) Maven
5 6 (4.62%) JIRA
5 6 (4.62%) Eclipse
6 5 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (3.85%) Gradle
7 4 (3.08%) Ant
8 3 (2.31%) Xcode
8 3 (2.31%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.31%) Selenium
8 3 (2.31%) Appium
8 3 (2.31%) Calabash
9 2 (1.54%) Bower
9 2 (1.54%) SoapUI
General
1 25 (19.23%) Finance
2 10 (7.69%) Front Office
2 10 (7.69%) Banking
2 10 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 6 (4.62%) Military
4 4 (3.08%) Legal
5 3 (2.31%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.54%) Electronics
7 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.77%) Games
Job Titles
1 63 (48.46%) Developer
2 51 (39.23%) Software Engineer
3 31 (23.85%) Java Developer
4 15 (11.54%) Senior Developer
5 12 (9.23%) Software Developer
6 11 (8.46%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (6.92%) Python Developer
8 6 (4.62%) Java Software Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) Tester
9 5 (3.85%) Lead Developer
10 4 (3.08%) Programmer
10 4 (3.08%) C# Developer
10 4 (3.08%) Technical Leader
10 4 (3.08%) Software Programmer
10 4 (3.08%) Lead Java Developer
10 4 (3.08%) Technical Developer
11 3 (2.31%) Applications Support
11 3 (2.31%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.46%) Spring
2 22 (16.92%) .NET
3 21 (16.15%) HTML
4 17 (13.08%) CSS
4 17 (13.08%) J2SE
4 17 (13.08%) JMS
5 13 (10.00%) Web Services
5 13 (10.00%) XML
5 13 (10.00%) 802.1X
6 12 (9.23%) RESTful
7 10 (7.69%) ASP.NET
8 7 (5.38%) jQuery
8 7 (5.38%) JSON
8 7 (5.38%) SOAP
9 6 (4.62%) AngularJS
9 6 (4.62%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.85%) Ext JS
10 5 (3.85%) HTML5
11 4 (3.08%) REST
11 4 (3.08%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.69%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.92%) Device Driver
3 8 (6.15%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (3.85%) Equities
4 5 (3.85%) User Experience
5 4 (3.08%) SCADA
6 3 (2.31%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.31%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.54%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.54%) Replication
7 2 (1.54%) Mechatronics
8 1 (0.77%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.77%) Blog
8 1 (0.77%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.77%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.77%) Neural Network
8 1 (0.77%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 65 (50.00%) Linux
2 32 (24.62%) Windows
3 27 (20.77%) UNIX
4 7 (5.38%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.85%) Android
5 5 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.31%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.31%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.31%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.77%) Solaris
7 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (31.54%) OO
3 25 (19.23%) OOD
3 25 (19.23%) TDD
4 24 (18.46%) SDLC
5 23 (17.69%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (13.08%) Unit Testing
7 12 (9.23%) Web Development
7 12 (9.23%) Scrum
8 11 (8.46%) Pair Programming
8 11 (8.46%) UML
8 11 (8.46%) Test Automation
9 10 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (6.92%) Database Tuning
10 9 (6.92%) Refactoring
11 8 (6.15%) BDD
12 7 (5.38%) Investment Management
12 7 (5.38%) Wealth Management
12 7 (5.38%) MVC
12 7 (5.38%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (43.08%) Java
2 47 (36.15%) SQL
3 32 (24.62%) C#
4 26 (20.00%) C++
4 26 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 24 (18.46%) Perl
6 18 (13.85%) Python
7 13 (10.00%) C
8 8 (6.15%) PHP
9 7 (5.38%) Ada
9 7 (5.38%) Embedded C
9 7 (5.38%) Embedded C++
10 4 (3.08%) Scala
11 3 (2.31%) PHP5
11 3 (2.31%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.31%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.54%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.77%) Delphi
13 1 (0.77%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 17 (13.08%) Degree
2 4 (3.08%) ISEB
3 3 (2.31%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.54%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.77%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.77%) HND
5 1 (0.77%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.54%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.77%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (1.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (0.77%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 1 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (13.85%) Sybase
2 12 (9.23%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.54%) HP
3 2 (1.54%) VMware
3 2 (1.54%) Twitter
4 1 (0.77%) Red Hat
Dundee, Angus
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Scotland
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: Yesterday
Fife
Connectus
Rate: £40.38 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Livingston
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £320 per day + DOE
Posted: 21 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 26 days ago