The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 81 82 74
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 50 35 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.85% 1.42% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 1.99% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 14
Average daily rate
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£308 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.12% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £273 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £475 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Average hourly rate £42.00 £31.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -8.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2049 1762 1735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.69% 71.25% 65.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1071 888 821
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 63
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Software Engineering
UK

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 July 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
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 July 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 -13 21 £320 -3.03% 20
Glasgow 0 11 £350 -17.64% 21
Renfrewshire - 8 £265 -
West Lothian - 5 £275 - 1
Dundee +2 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 3
Lothian - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Fife - - - - 3
Software Engineering
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Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 28 (28.87%) Java
2 27 (27.84%) Windows
2 27 (27.84%) Linux
3 22 (22.68%) C++
3 22 (22.68%) SQL
4 20 (20.62%) Finance
5 19 (19.59%) Relational Database
6 18 (18.56%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (18.56%) Project Management
7 15 (15.46%) .NET
7 15 (15.46%) Web Services
8 14 (14.43%) Perl
8 14 (14.43%) OO
8 14 (14.43%) JSON
9 13 (13.40%) Degree
9 13 (13.40%) UNIX
9 13 (13.40%) Microsoft
9 13 (13.40%) C#
10 12 (12.37%) HTTP
11 11 (11.34%) Mac OS X
11 11 (11.34%) MS Excel
11 11 (11.34%) HTML
11 11 (11.34%) XML
11 11 (11.34%) SOAP
11 11 (11.34%) RESTful
12 10 (10.31%) Release Management
12 10 (10.31%) JavaScript
12 10 (10.31%) OOD
13 9 (9.28%) RDBMS
13 9 (9.28%) Windows CE

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (2.06%) GemFire
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.03%) CMS
2 1 (1.03%) TeamSite
2 1 (1.03%) IIS
2 1 (1.03%) WordPress
2 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.03%) Node.js
2 1 (1.03%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 11 (11.34%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.15%) MS Office
2 5 (5.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.37%) HTTP
2 2 (2.06%) RIP
2 2 (2.06%) SSL
3 1 (1.03%) Wireless
3 1 (1.03%) Internet
3 1 (1.03%) SNMP
3 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.03%) DNS
3 1 (1.03%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.03%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.59%) Relational Database
2 9 (9.28%) RDBMS
3 7 (7.22%) DB2
4 6 (6.19%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.15%) MS Access
6 3 (3.09%) Cognos Impromptu
6 3 (3.09%) Informix
6 3 (3.09%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.06%) KDB
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.03%) MySQL
8 1 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (7.22%) JUnit
2 6 (6.19%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.12%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.09%) Subversion
4 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (1.03%) NUnit
5 1 (1.03%) Selenium
5 1 (1.03%) JIRA
5 1 (1.03%) Redmine
General
1 20 (20.62%) Finance
2 9 (9.28%) Front Office
3 5 (5.15%) Electronics
3 5 (5.15%) Retail
4 4 (4.12%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.06%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.06%) Banking
5 2 (2.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (39.18%) Software Engineer
2 31 (31.96%) Developer
3 12 (12.37%) Java Developer
4 9 (9.28%) Test Manager
4 9 (9.28%) Senior Software Engineer
5 7 (7.22%) Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.15%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.15%) Architect
7 5 (5.15%) Applications Packager
8 4 (4.12%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (3.09%) Release Manager
9 3 (3.09%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.06%) Agile Java Developer
10 2 (2.06%) C# .NET Developer
10 2 (2.06%) SharePoint Developer
10 2 (2.06%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.46%) .NET
1 15 (15.46%) Web Services
2 14 (14.43%) JSON
3 11 (11.34%) HTML
3 11 (11.34%) XML
3 11 (11.34%) SOAP
3 11 (11.34%) RESTful
4 8 (8.25%) ASP.NET
4 8 (8.25%) CSS
5 7 (7.22%) JMS
5 7 (7.22%) J2SE
5 7 (7.22%) Silverlight
5 7 (7.22%) Spring
6 6 (6.19%) Java EE
6 6 (6.19%) jQuery
7 5 (5.15%) Software Packaging
7 5 (5.15%) Application Packaging
8 3 (3.09%) WinForms
8 3 (3.09%) EDI
8 3 (3.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
1 5 (5.15%) FMCG
1 5 (5.15%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.12%) Open Source
2 4 (4.12%) Mechatronics
2 4 (4.12%) Device Driver
3 3 (3.09%) Mathematics
3 3 (3.09%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (2.06%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.06%) Equities
5 1 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.03%) Statistics
5 1 (1.03%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.84%) Windows
1 27 (27.84%) Linux
2 13 (13.40%) UNIX
3 11 (11.34%) Mac OS X
4 9 (9.28%) Windows CE
5 3 (3.09%) Android
5 3 (3.09%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.03%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.56%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (18.56%) Project Management
2 14 (14.43%) OO
3 10 (10.31%) Release Management
3 10 (10.31%) OOD
4 8 (8.25%) Web Development
4 8 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (8.25%) Waterfall
5 7 (7.22%) Unit Testing
6 6 (6.19%) Refactoring
6 6 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (6.19%) Workflow
7 5 (5.15%) ITIL
7 5 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.15%) Scrum
7 5 (5.15%) Project Planning
7 5 (5.15%) ITIL V3
7 5 (5.15%) Test Scripting
8 4 (4.12%) Signal Processing
8 4 (4.12%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.87%) Java
2 22 (22.68%) C++
2 22 (22.68%) SQL
3 14 (14.43%) Perl
4 13 (13.40%) C#
5 10 (10.31%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.22%) C
7 6 (6.19%) Embedded C++
8 5 (5.15%) VBScript
9 4 (4.12%) MATLAB
9 4 (4.12%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.09%) Python
10 3 (3.09%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.03%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.03%) VC++
11 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.03%) PHP
11 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (13.40%) Degree
2 9 (9.28%) SC Cleared
2 9 (9.28%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.28%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.03%) DICOM
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.03%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (13.40%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.22%) Sybase
3 3 (3.09%) JBoss
4 2 (2.06%) StreamBase
5 1 (1.03%) HP
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle
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