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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 77 73 72
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 50 31 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.81% 1.26% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 1.79% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 14
Average daily rate
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£315 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £263 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £480 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2080 1730 1686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.39% 70.35% 64.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1081 865 812
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £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 36 43 61
Average hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.40 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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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 30 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 30 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 -6 21 £315 -4.54% 18
Glasgow -1 11 £350 -22.22% 23
Renfrewshire - 8 £265 -
West Lothian - 4 £250 - 1
Dundee +5 1 - - 1
Aberdeen - 1 £350 - 3
Highlands - 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Lothian - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Fife - - - - 3
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Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 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 (29.17%) Windows
2 27 (28.13%) Linux
2 27 (28.13%) Java
3 23 (23.96%) C++
4 21 (21.88%) SQL
5 19 (19.79%) Finance
6 18 (18.75%) Project Management
6 18 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (18.75%) Relational Database
7 16 (16.67%) .NET
8 15 (15.63%) Web Services
9 14 (14.58%) Microsoft
9 14 (14.58%) JSON
10 13 (13.54%) Perl
11 12 (12.50%) C#
11 12 (12.50%) UNIX
11 12 (12.50%) OO
11 12 (12.50%) HTTP
11 12 (12.50%) Mac OS X
11 12 (12.50%) Degree
12 11 (11.46%) RESTful
12 11 (11.46%) SOAP
12 11 (11.46%) MS Excel
12 11 (11.46%) HTML
12 11 (11.46%) XML
13 10 (10.42%) JavaScript
13 10 (10.42%) Release Management
14 9 (9.38%) ISTQB
14 9 (9.38%) SC Cleared
14 9 (9.38%) Security Cleared

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (2.08%) GemFire
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (1.04%) WordPress
2 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.04%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (1.04%) Node.js
2 1 (1.04%) CMS
2 1 (1.04%) TeamSite
2 1 (1.04%) IIS
2 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (11.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.21%) MS Visio
2 5 (5.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.50%) HTTP
2 2 (2.08%) SSL
2 2 (2.08%) RIP
2 2 (2.08%) Internet
3 1 (1.04%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.04%) Wireless
3 1 (1.04%) SNMP
3 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.04%) DNS
3 1 (1.04%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 6 (6.25%) DB2
4 5 (5.21%) MS Access
4 5 (5.21%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.13%) Informix
5 3 (3.13%) Cognos Impromptu
6 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.08%) KDB
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.04%) MySQL
7 1 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (7.29%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.25%) JUnit
3 4 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.13%) Subversion
4 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (1.04%) JIRA
5 1 (1.04%) Selenium
5 1 (1.04%) NUnit
5 1 (1.04%) Valgrind
5 1 (1.04%) GoogleTest
5 1 (1.04%) CMake
5 1 (1.04%) Redmine
5 1 (1.04%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
General
1 19 (19.79%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Front Office
3 5 (5.21%) Retail
3 5 (5.21%) Electronics
4 4 (4.17%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.08%) Banking
5 2 (2.08%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (40.63%) Software Engineer
2 30 (31.25%) Developer
3 11 (11.46%) Java Developer
4 9 (9.38%) Senior Software Engineer
4 9 (9.38%) Test Manager
5 7 (7.29%) Analyst
6 6 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.21%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.21%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Applications Packager
8 4 (4.17%) Architect
8 4 (4.17%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.13%) Release Manager
9 3 (3.13%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.08%) Consultant
10 2 (2.08%) Programmer
10 2 (2.08%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.08%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.67%) .NET
2 15 (15.63%) Web Services
3 14 (14.58%) JSON
4 11 (11.46%) RESTful
4 11 (11.46%) SOAP
4 11 (11.46%) HTML
4 11 (11.46%) XML
5 8 (8.33%) CSS
6 7 (7.29%) Silverlight
6 7 (7.29%) ASP.NET
7 6 (6.25%) J2SE
7 6 (6.25%) JMS
7 6 (6.25%) Spring
7 6 (6.25%) Java EE
7 6 (6.25%) jQuery
8 5 (5.21%) Application Packaging
8 5 (5.21%) Software Packaging
9 3 (3.13%) JSF
9 3 (3.13%) .NET Framework
9 3 (3.13%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.21%) Open Source
1 5 (5.21%) FMCG
1 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.17%) Device Driver
2 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.17%) Mechatronics
3 3 (3.13%) Mathematics
3 3 (3.13%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (2.08%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.08%) Equities
5 1 (1.04%) Statistics
5 1 (1.04%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (29.17%) Windows
2 27 (28.13%) Linux
3 12 (12.50%) UNIX
3 12 (12.50%) Mac OS X
4 9 (9.38%) Windows CE
5 4 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.17%) Android
6 1 (1.04%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.75%) Project Management
1 18 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (12.50%) OO
3 10 (10.42%) Release Management
4 8 (8.33%) OOD
4 8 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 8 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 8 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (7.29%) Web Development
6 6 (6.25%) Workflow
6 6 (6.25%) Refactoring
6 6 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (5.21%) Test Scripting
7 5 (5.21%) Project Planning
7 5 (5.21%) ITIL V3
7 5 (5.21%) ITIL
7 5 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.21%) Scrum
8 4 (4.17%) Business Transformation
8 4 (4.17%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 27 (28.13%) Java
2 23 (23.96%) C++
3 21 (21.88%) SQL
4 13 (13.54%) Perl
5 12 (12.50%) C#
6 10 (10.42%) JavaScript
7 7 (7.29%) C
8 6 (6.25%) Embedded C++
9 5 (5.21%) VBScript
10 4 (4.17%) MATLAB
10 4 (4.17%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.13%) Python
12 2 (2.08%) T-SQL
12 2 (2.08%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.04%) Embedded C
13 1 (1.04%) VB
13 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
13 1 (1.04%) PHP
13 1 (1.04%) VC++
Qualifications
1 12 (12.50%) Degree
2 9 (9.38%) ISTQB
2 9 (9.38%) SC Cleared
2 9 (9.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.04%) DICOM
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.04%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.25%) Sybase
3 3 (3.13%) JBoss
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle
4 2 (2.08%) StreamBase
5 1 (1.04%) Google
5 1 (1.04%) HP
5 1 (1.04%) Apple
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