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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 73 81 88
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 53 48 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.76% 1.79% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 2.33% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £227 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £468 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £42.00 £27.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £42.00 £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
2360 2056 1826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 78.22% 76.72% 72.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1206 1131 915
Average daily rate £365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 34 33
Average hourly rate £30.50 £27.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £13.10 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 -6 20 £350 - 23
Glasgow +11 16 £425 +63.46% 14
Fife - 6 - - 3
West Lothian -11 2 £385 +28.33% 1
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Stirling - 1 £375 -
Software Engineering
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Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 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 55 (49.11%) Linux
2 51 (45.54%) Java
3 45 (40.18%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (34.82%) SQL
5 37 (33.04%) OO
6 30 (26.79%) Windows
7 25 (22.32%) Finance
8 24 (21.43%) C#
8 24 (21.43%) C++
8 24 (21.43%) SDLC
9 23 (20.54%) UNIX
9 23 (20.54%) Spring
10 21 (18.75%) TDD
10 21 (18.75%) Perl
10 21 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (18.75%) Relational Database
11 20 (17.86%) JavaScript
11 20 (17.86%) .NET
11 20 (17.86%) DB2
11 20 (17.86%) OOD
12 18 (16.07%) Sybase
12 18 (16.07%) JUnit
13 17 (15.18%) RDBMS
13 17 (15.18%) J2SE
13 17 (15.18%) JMS
13 17 (15.18%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (14.29%) Jenkins
15 14 (12.50%) Hudson
15 14 (12.50%) Degree
15 14 (12.50%) HTML

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 8 (7.14%) Apache
2 7 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.57%) WordPress
4 3 (2.68%) nginx
4 3 (2.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.89%) JBoss
5 1 (0.89%) CMS
5 1 (0.89%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.61%) Wi-Fi
2 12 (10.71%) 802.11
3 6 (5.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.57%) HTTP
5 3 (2.68%) PPP
5 3 (2.68%) SNMP
5 3 (2.68%) GPRS
5 3 (2.68%) PSTN
6 2 (1.79%) DNS
7 1 (0.89%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 20 (17.86%) DB2
3 17 (15.18%) RDBMS
4 13 (11.61%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.57%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.57%) Big Data
6 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.89%) MySQL
6 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (16.07%) JUnit
2 16 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 14 (12.50%) Hudson
4 11 (9.82%) Cucumber
5 10 (8.93%) Git (software)
6 7 (6.25%) Subversion
7 6 (5.36%) Maven
7 6 (5.36%) Visual Studio
7 6 (5.36%) Eclipse
8 5 (4.46%) Gradle
9 4 (3.57%) JIRA
9 4 (3.57%) Selenium
9 4 (3.57%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (2.68%) Ant
10 3 (2.68%) Xcode
10 3 (2.68%) Mercurial
10 3 (2.68%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.68%) Calabash
10 3 (2.68%) Appium
11 2 (1.79%) Artifactory
General
1 25 (22.32%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Front Office
2 10 (8.93%) Banking
2 10 (8.93%) Investment Banking
3 5 (4.46%) Military
4 4 (3.57%) Legal
5 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.89%) Games
6 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 53 (47.32%) Developer
2 45 (40.18%) Software Engineer
3 27 (24.11%) Java Developer
4 12 (10.71%) Senior Developer
5 10 (8.93%) Software Developer
6 8 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (7.14%) Python Developer
7 6 (5.36%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Programmer
8 4 (3.57%) Software Programmer
9 3 (2.68%) Applications Support
9 3 (2.68%) .NET Developer
9 3 (2.68%) Quality Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) C# Developer
9 3 (2.68%) Analyst
10 2 (1.79%) Architect
10 2 (1.79%) Tester
10 2 (1.79%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.54%) Spring
2 20 (17.86%) .NET
3 17 (15.18%) J2SE
3 17 (15.18%) JMS
4 14 (12.50%) HTML
5 11 (9.82%) Web Services
5 11 (9.82%) RESTful
6 10 (8.93%) XML
6 10 (8.93%) CSS
7 8 (7.14%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.46%) JSON
9 4 (3.57%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.57%) REST
9 4 (3.57%) SOAP
10 3 (2.68%) jQuery
10 3 (2.68%) Ext JS
10 3 (2.68%) WPF
10 3 (2.68%) JSP
10 3 (2.68%) Hibernate
10 3 (2.68%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.93%) Device Driver
3 9 (8.04%) Equity Derivative
4 6 (5.36%) Equities
5 4 (3.57%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.79%) SCADA
8 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.89%) Blog
8 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.89%) User Experience
8 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.89%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.89%) Economics
8 1 (0.89%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 55 (49.11%) Linux
2 30 (26.79%) Windows
3 23 (20.54%) UNIX
4 5 (4.46%) Mac OS X
4 5 (4.46%) Windows CE
5 4 (3.57%) Android
6 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.68%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.68%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (40.18%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (33.04%) OO
3 24 (21.43%) SDLC
4 21 (18.75%) TDD
5 20 (17.86%) OOD
6 17 (15.18%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (11.61%) Unit Testing
8 10 (8.93%) Database Tuning
8 10 (8.93%) UML
8 10 (8.93%) Pair Programming
8 10 (8.93%) Scrum
8 10 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (8.04%) Web Development
10 8 (7.14%) Wealth Management
10 8 (7.14%) Investment Management
11 7 (6.25%) Test Automation
12 6 (5.36%) BDD
12 6 (5.36%) CRM
12 6 (5.36%) Embedded Software Development
13 5 (4.46%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 51 (45.54%) Java
2 39 (34.82%) SQL
3 24 (21.43%) C#
3 24 (21.43%) C++
4 21 (18.75%) Perl
5 20 (17.86%) JavaScript
6 13 (11.61%) Python
7 9 (8.04%) C
8 7 (6.25%) PHP
8 7 (6.25%) Embedded C++
9 6 (5.36%) Ada
9 6 (5.36%) Embedded C
10 4 (3.57%) Scala
11 3 (2.68%) PHP5
11 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.68%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.89%) VBA
12 1 (0.89%) Delphi
12 1 (0.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (1.79%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.89%) HND
3 1 (0.89%) ISEB
3 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.89%) QA
1 1 (0.89%) IEC 61508
1 1 (0.89%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (0.89%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 18 (16.07%) Sybase
2 11 (9.82%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.79%) Twitter
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle
4 1 (0.89%) HP
4 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
Fife
Connectus
Rate: £40.38 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow Area
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: 300-400p/d (dependent on experience)
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
OHO Group
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: From £53,918 to £65,347 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago