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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 94 94 95
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 31 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.23% 1.09% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.38% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 13
Average daily rate £388 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.22% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £36.75 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.56% +2.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £39.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +5.40%
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
2014 2109 1762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.05% 79.52% 73.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1074 1198 869
Average daily rate £385 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £276 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 31
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.38 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 18 £375 - 21
West Lothian +5 5 £388 - 2
Glasgow +2 4 - - 14
Fife +2 2 - - 2
Renfrewshire - 1 £423 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £550 -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 33 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (34.72%) Java
3 21 (29.17%) SQL
4 20 (27.78%) Linux
5 16 (22.22%) C#
5 16 (22.22%) C++
5 16 (22.22%) SDLC
6 15 (20.83%) XML
6 15 (20.83%) OO
6 15 (20.83%) Scrum
7 14 (19.44%) Project Management
7 14 (19.44%) SOAP
7 14 (19.44%) Web Services
7 14 (19.44%) HTML
7 14 (19.44%) JSON
7 14 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (18.06%) Unit Testing
8 13 (18.06%) JavaScript
8 13 (18.06%) CSS
9 12 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 12 (16.67%) User Experience
10 11 (15.28%) RESTful
10 11 (15.28%) Web Development
10 11 (15.28%) C
10 11 (15.28%) Oracle
10 11 (15.28%) HTTP
11 10 (13.89%) .NET
11 10 (13.89%) Degree
11 10 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (13.89%) System Testing

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 7 (9.72%) Apache
2 4 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.17%) nginx
4 2 (2.78%) Drupal
5 1 (1.39%) IIS
5 1 (1.39%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.28%) HTTP
2 5 (6.94%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.56%) RS-232
4 2 (2.78%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.78%) RS-485
5 1 (1.39%) Firewall
5 1 (1.39%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.39%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.39%) NAS
5 1 (1.39%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.89%) Relational Database
2 7 (9.72%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.17%) DB2
4 3 (4.17%) GIS
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.39%) MySQL
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) JUnit
2 4 (5.56%) Eclipse
2 4 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.17%) Mockito
4 2 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.39%) JIRA
5 1 (1.39%) Lombardi
5 1 (1.39%) Moq
5 1 (1.39%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.39%) Subversion
5 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.39%) VectorCAST
5 1 (1.39%) WatiN
General
1 7 (9.72%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Military
3 4 (5.56%) Banking
3 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.78%) Electronics
5 2 (2.78%) Retail
6 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.39%) Publishing
6 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 24 (33.33%) Developer
3 11 (15.28%) Java Developer
4 10 (13.89%) Architect
4 10 (13.89%) Java Engineer
4 10 (13.89%) Java Software Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) SQL Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Embedded Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.56%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.56%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (5.56%) PL/SQL Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (4.17%) Lead Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.83%) XML
2 14 (19.44%) HTML
2 14 (19.44%) JSON
2 14 (19.44%) SOAP
2 14 (19.44%) Web Services
3 13 (18.06%) CSS
4 11 (15.28%) RESTful
5 10 (13.89%) .NET
6 8 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 8 (11.11%) jQuery
6 8 (11.11%) REST
7 7 (9.72%) CSS3
7 7 (9.72%) HTML5
7 7 (9.72%) Spring
8 6 (8.33%) RequireJS
9 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET
9 5 (6.94%) Hibernate
9 5 (6.94%) J2EE
9 5 (6.94%) Swing
10 4 (5.56%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.67%) User Experience
2 8 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.94%) Algorithms
3 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.56%) Data Structures
5 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.17%) SCADA
6 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.78%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.78%) W3C
7 1 (1.39%) Applied Mathematics
7 1 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.39%) iPhone
7 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.39%) Mechatronics
7 1 (1.39%) Neural Network
7 1 (1.39%) Physics
7 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.39%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.78%) Linux
2 8 (11.11%) Mac OS X
3 7 (9.72%) Windows
4 4 (5.56%) Android
5 3 (4.17%) Unix
6 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.39%) VxWorks
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.22%) SDLC
3 15 (20.83%) OO
3 15 (20.83%) Scrum
4 14 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (19.44%) Project Management
5 13 (18.06%) Unit Testing
6 12 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 11 (15.28%) Web Development
8 10 (13.89%) System Testing
8 10 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (12.50%) Refactoring
9 9 (12.50%) Software Testing
10 8 (11.11%) API Design
10 8 (11.11%) OOD
10 8 (11.11%) Open Source
10 8 (11.11%) Web Filtering
11 7 (9.72%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 25 (34.72%) Java
2 21 (29.17%) SQL
3 16 (22.22%) C#
3 16 (22.22%) C++
4 13 (18.06%) JavaScript
5 11 (15.28%) C
6 5 (6.94%) Embedded C
6 5 (6.94%) PL/SQL
6 5 (6.94%) Python
7 4 (5.56%) Ada
7 4 (5.56%) Embedded C++
8 3 (4.17%) PHP
8 3 (4.17%) VB
8 3 (4.17%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.78%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.78%) Perl
9 2 (2.78%) PHP 5
9 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.39%) Ruby
10 1 (1.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (13.89%) Degree
2 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.39%) PhD
2 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.39%) PMP
2 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.17%) GAMP
3 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.39%) Cygwin
1 1 (1.39%) Firmware
1 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Puppet
2 1 (1.39%) Ansible
2 1 (1.39%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.39%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.39%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Oracle
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.17%) Wonderware
4 2 (2.78%) Sybase
5 1 (1.39%) Allen-Bradley
5 1 (1.39%) BMC
5 1 (1.39%) CA
5 1 (1.39%) Dell
5 1 (1.39%) HP
5 1 (1.39%) IBM
5 1 (1.39%) VMware
5 1 (1.39%) Wind River
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