The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the Highlands during the 3 months to 28 June 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 / Highlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Highlands 25.00% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 25.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £381 £348
% change year-on-year +2.95% +9.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.26% +5.31%  

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 8 3 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Highlands 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
Median daily rate £138 £103 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.14% -6.81%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £14.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +193.10% +20.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Highlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (100.00%) C
2 2 (66.67%) MISRA
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Modbus
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Electronics
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) C++

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) Modbus
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) MISRA