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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 80 66 99
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +33
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 44 69 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.94% 2.13% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.60% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 20
Median daily rate £375 £358 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% +11.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.41% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 3
Median hourly rate - £40.38 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
1869 2650 2216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.55% 81.69% 79.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 1380 1134
Median daily rate £356 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 60 29
Median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +35.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £55.00 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.53 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.26% +26.36%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +17 24 £419 +34.00% 9
Edinburgh -16 8 £325 -13.33% 15
Dundee +3 7 £260 +15.55% 1
Fife +1 3 £325 +100.00% 1
West Lothian +6 2 £425 +25.92% 1
Software Engineering
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Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 73 (64.60%) Java
2 59 (52.21%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (41.59%) OO
4 44 (38.94%) Linux
5 42 (37.17%) SQL
6 38 (33.63%) OOD
6 38 (33.63%) Analytical Skills
7 36 (31.86%) Unix
8 35 (30.97%) Finance
8 35 (30.97%) Spring
9 33 (29.20%) JUnit
9 33 (29.20%) Perl
10 32 (28.32%) Relational Database
10 32 (28.32%) SDLC
11 30 (26.55%) Sybase
11 30 (26.55%) DB2
11 30 (26.55%) JMS
11 30 (26.55%) J2SE
12 28 (24.78%) RDBMS
13 27 (23.89%) C++
14 26 (23.01%) C#
15 23 (20.35%) Python
16 20 (17.70%) Configuration Management
17 19 (16.81%) JavaScript
18 18 (15.93%) Scrum
19 17 (15.04%) Front Office
20 16 (14.16%) HTML
20 16 (14.16%) CSS
20 16 (14.16%) Web Services
21 15 (13.27%) Equity Derivative

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 4 (3.54%) Apache
1 4 (3.54%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.65%) JBoss
3 1 (0.88%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.88%) lighttpd
3 1 (0.88%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (4.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.65%) iTunes
3 2 (1.77%) SaaS
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.96%) HTTP
2 3 (2.65%) Firewall
3 2 (1.77%) DNS
3 2 (1.77%) FTP
3 2 (1.77%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.77%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.77%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.77%) LDAP
3 2 (1.77%) NAS
3 2 (1.77%) SAN
3 2 (1.77%) SMTP
3 2 (1.77%) SNMP
3 2 (1.77%) SSH
4 1 (0.88%) DHCP
4 1 (0.88%) Internet
4 1 (0.88%) IPv4
4 1 (0.88%) IPv6
4 1 (0.88%) Network Security
4 1 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (28.32%) Relational Database
2 30 (26.55%) DB2
3 28 (24.78%) RDBMS
4 7 (6.19%) NoSQL
4 7 (6.19%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.54%) GIS
5 4 (3.54%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.54%) MySQL
6 3 (2.65%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.88%) Big Data
8 1 (0.88%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.88%) QGIS
8 1 (0.88%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 33 (29.20%) JUnit
2 6 (5.31%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.42%) Selenium
4 4 (3.54%) Bower
4 4 (3.54%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.54%) Maven
4 4 (3.54%) Subversion
5 3 (2.65%) Artifactory
5 3 (2.65%) Hudson
5 3 (2.65%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.77%) JIRA
6 2 (1.77%) Ranorex
6 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.88%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 35 (30.97%) Finance
2 17 (15.04%) Front Office
3 11 (9.73%) Banking
3 11 (9.73%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.19%) Games
5 4 (3.54%) Legal
6 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.77%) Publishing
7 1 (0.88%) Advertising
7 1 (0.88%) Avionics
7 1 (0.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 60 (53.10%) Developer
2 36 (31.86%) Software Engineer
3 32 (28.32%) Java Developer
4 14 (12.39%) Senior Developer
5 11 (9.73%) Senior Java Developer
6 10 (8.85%) Analyst
7 9 (7.96%) C++ Developer
7 9 (7.96%) Configuration Analyst
8 8 (7.08%) Asset Management Analyst
8 8 (7.08%) Configuration Management Analyst
8 8 (7.08%) Java Engineer
8 8 (7.08%) Service Analyst
9 7 (6.19%) Service Management Analyst
9 7 (6.19%) Software Developer
10 6 (5.31%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 6 (5.31%) Java Software Engineer
10 6 (5.31%) Senior Software Engineer
11 5 (4.42%) C# Software Engineer
12 4 (3.54%) Java Software Developer
12 4 (3.54%) Senior C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (30.97%) Spring
2 30 (26.55%) J2SE
2 30 (26.55%) JMS
3 16 (14.16%) CSS
3 16 (14.16%) HTML
3 16 (14.16%) Web Services
4 10 (8.85%) .NET
4 10 (8.85%) XML
5 9 (7.96%) REST
5 9 (7.96%) RESTful
6 8 (7.08%) SOAP
7 6 (5.31%) AngularJS
7 6 (5.31%) CSS3
7 6 (5.31%) HTML5
7 6 (5.31%) jQuery
7 6 (5.31%) JSON
7 6 (5.31%) Middleware
8 5 (4.42%) Sass
8 5 (4.42%) WPF
9 4 (3.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (33.63%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (13.27%) Equity Derivative
3 14 (12.39%) Mathematics
4 11 (9.73%) Algorithms
4 11 (9.73%) CMDB
5 10 (8.85%) Data Centre
5 10 (8.85%) Management Information System
6 9 (7.96%) Data Structures
7 6 (5.31%) Mobile App
8 5 (4.42%) Computer Science
9 4 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (3.54%) Equities
9 4 (3.54%) Fixed Income
9 4 (3.54%) Physics
10 3 (2.65%) 3D Graphics
10 3 (2.65%) Applied Mathematics
10 3 (2.65%) Derivative
10 3 (2.65%) iPad
10 3 (2.65%) iPhone
11 2 (1.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (38.94%) Linux
2 36 (31.86%) Unix
3 13 (11.50%) Android
4 12 (10.62%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.54%) Windows
6 2 (1.77%) Debian
6 2 (1.77%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.77%) SUSE
6 2 (1.77%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.88%) CyanogenMod
7 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (52.21%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (41.59%) OO
3 38 (33.63%) OOD
4 32 (28.32%) SDLC
5 20 (17.70%) Configuration Management
6 18 (15.93%) Scrum
7 14 (12.39%) Database Tuning
7 14 (12.39%) Performance Tuning
8 13 (11.50%) Kanban
8 13 (11.50%) TDD
9 12 (10.62%) BDD
9 12 (10.62%) Time Management
10 11 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (9.73%) Unit Testing
11 9 (7.96%) MVC
11 9 (7.96%) SOA
12 8 (7.08%) Investment Management
12 8 (7.08%) Microservices
12 8 (7.08%) Open Source
13 7 (6.19%) Software License Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (64.60%) Java
2 42 (37.17%) SQL
3 33 (29.20%) Perl
4 27 (23.89%) C++
5 26 (23.01%) C#
6 23 (20.35%) Python
7 19 (16.81%) JavaScript
8 11 (9.73%) C
9 8 (7.08%) Ruby
10 6 (5.31%) Scala
11 5 (4.42%) Objective-C
11 5 (4.42%) PHP
12 4 (3.54%) CoffeeScript
13 3 (2.65%) Embedded C
13 3 (2.65%) Groovy
13 3 (2.65%) XPath
13 3 (2.65%) XQuery
14 2 (1.77%) Jython
14 2 (1.77%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (7.08%) Degree
2 7 (6.19%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (6.19%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.31%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.77%) ISEB
4 2 (1.77%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.77%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.88%) ISO13485
3 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) Docker
2 1 (0.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.77%) BladeLogic
1 2 (1.77%) Graphite
1 2 (1.77%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 2 (1.77%) Kibana
1 2 (1.77%) Puppet
1 2 (1.77%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.88%) Cacti
2 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.88%) Mesos
2 1 (0.88%) Munin
2 1 (0.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 30 (26.55%) Sybase
2 7 (6.19%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.42%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.54%) HP
5 3 (2.65%) Oracle
5 3 (2.65%) VMware
6 2 (1.77%) BMC
6 2 (1.77%) CA
6 2 (1.77%) Dell
7 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.88%) SAP
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