The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Engineer
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 56 66
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.38% 0.51% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.56% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £475 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 496 540 811
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 93.94% 92.62% 96.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 303 474
Median daily rate £358 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.92% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 25
Median hourly rate £17.32 £16.00 £20.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.25% -22.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.21 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.39 £32.50 £80.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Glasgow

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineer in Glasgow.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Glasgow

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Glasgow

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 20 (90.91%) Java
3 11 (50.00%) Linux
4 9 (40.91%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (31.82%) UML
5 7 (31.82%) SQL
5 7 (31.82%) Python
5 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (27.27%) C#
6 6 (27.27%) HTML
6 6 (27.27%) OO
6 6 (27.27%) DevOps
6 6 (27.27%) HTML5
7 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
7 5 (22.73%) Network Management
7 5 (22.73%) Docker
7 5 (22.73%) Maven
7 5 (22.73%) Atlassian
8 3 (13.64%) C++
9 2 (9.09%) C
9 2 (9.09%) J2EE
9 2 (9.09%) MySQL
9 2 (9.09%) Oracle
9 2 (9.09%) XSLT
9 2 (9.09%) Unix
9 2 (9.09%) Apache
9 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
9 2 (9.09%) JMS
9 2 (9.09%) SOA
9 2 (9.09%) HTTP

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 2 (9.09%) Apache
1 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.55%) CICS
2 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.55%) JBoss
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) Broadband
2 1 (4.55%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
1 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.55%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Maven
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
1 6 (27.27%) HTML5
2 2 (9.09%) J2EE
2 2 (9.09%) JMS
2 2 (9.09%) REST
2 2 (9.09%) XSLT
3 1 (4.55%) Kafka
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (9.09%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) MVS
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) UML
3 6 (27.27%) DevOps
3 6 (27.27%) OO
4 5 (22.73%) Network Management
4 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.09%) Microservices
5 2 (9.09%) SOA
6 1 (4.55%) BDD
6 1 (4.55%) Benchmarking
6 1 (4.55%) Data Management
6 1 (4.55%) ERP
6 1 (4.55%) Information Management
6 1 (4.55%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) PDM
6 1 (4.55%) PLM
6 1 (4.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) Python
2 7 (31.82%) SQL
3 6 (27.27%) C#
4 3 (13.64%) C++
5 2 (9.09%) C
5 2 (9.09%) XPath
5 2 (9.09%) XQuery
6 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.55%) COBOL
6 1 (4.55%) Groovy
6 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
6 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Docker
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Ansible
1 1 (4.55%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (4.55%) Data Guard
1 1 (4.55%) logstash
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Atlassian
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) AppDynamics
3 1 (4.55%) AVEVA
3 1 (4.55%) IBM