The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Highlands during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
Scotland / Highlands
Rank 7 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Highlands 5.56% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 5.88% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
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 £43.00 £42.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +1.17% +9.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the Highlands. 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
Highlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 17 6 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Highlands 94.44% 60.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Median daily rate £325 £183 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.59% +83.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £32.00 £10.20 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +213.72% -15.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Highlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in the Highlands

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Highlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in the Highlands

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the Highlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Highlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Inverness - 1 £325 -
Software Engineer
Scotland

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 7 Related IT Skills in the Highlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 Highlands region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C++
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the Highlands 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:

Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C++