The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 131 105
Rank change year-on-year +39 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 21 16 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.96% 0.54% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.59% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 11
Median daily rate £375 £260 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.23% -26.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £320 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £378 £348
% change year-on-year +3.97% +8.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £37.40
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 - £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.71% +5.87%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2098 2725 2821
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.62% 92.72% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 1521 1444
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 58 83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -20.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Scotland

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Scotland

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Scotland

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Scotland

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Edinburgh +36 16 £355 +26.78% 27
Glasgow - 2 £475 - 10
Highlands - 2 - -
Dundee +2 1 - - 2
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (58.70%) Java
3 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (26.09%) Web Services
4 12 (26.09%) Spring
5 11 (23.91%) Linux
5 11 (23.91%) Finance
6 9 (19.57%) C++
7 8 (17.39%) TDD
7 8 (17.39%) Degree
7 8 (17.39%) RESTful
8 7 (15.22%) Computer Science
8 7 (15.22%) Management Information System
8 7 (15.22%) HTML
8 7 (15.22%) C
8 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
8 7 (15.22%) SDLC
9 6 (13.04%) C#
9 6 (13.04%) CSS
9 6 (13.04%) .NET
9 6 (13.04%) Scrum
10 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
10 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (10.87%) HTML5
10 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
10 5 (10.87%) BDD
10 5 (10.87%) CSS3
10 5 (10.87%) Node.js
11 4 (8.70%) Puppet
11 4 (8.70%) Mockito

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.52%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) VPN
2 2 (4.35%) Ethernet
2 2 (4.35%) IPsec
2 2 (4.35%) L2TP
2 2 (4.35%) Modbus
3 1 (2.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) MySQL
2 3 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.17%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.70%) Cucumber
2 4 (8.70%) Mockito
2 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.35%) GitLab
5 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (23.91%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Banking
2 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.35%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) Spring
1 12 (26.09%) Web Services
2 8 (17.39%) RESTful
3 7 (15.22%) HTML
4 6 (13.04%) .NET
4 6 (13.04%) CSS
5 5 (10.87%) CSS3
5 5 (10.87%) HTML5
5 5 (10.87%) Node.js
6 4 (8.70%) WPF
7 3 (6.52%) JSON
7 3 (6.52%) JSR 286
8 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
8 2 (4.35%) Entity Framework
8 2 (4.35%) Express
8 2 (4.35%) J2EE
8 2 (4.35%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (4.35%) WCF
9 1 (2.17%) J2SE
9 1 (2.17%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Computer Science
1 7 (15.22%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Device Driver
2 3 (6.52%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.35%) Fintech
4 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.91%) Linux
2 4 (8.70%) Android
2 4 (8.70%) Unix
3 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.52%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.39%) TDD
4 7 (15.22%) SDLC
5 6 (13.04%) Scrum
6 5 (10.87%) BDD
6 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
6 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.70%) Feasibility Study
7 4 (8.70%) MVC
7 4 (8.70%) Web Development
8 3 (6.52%) Coaching
8 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.52%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
8 3 (6.52%) Test Strategy
8 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Use Case
9 2 (4.35%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 27 (58.70%) Java
2 9 (19.57%) C++
3 7 (15.22%) C
3 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.04%) C#
5 4 (8.70%) PHP
6 3 (6.52%) SQL
7 2 (4.35%) Perl
7 2 (4.35%) Python
8 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.17%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.17%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Docker
2 1 (2.17%) Apache Flume
2 1 (2.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Puppet
2 3 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.35%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (2.17%) Ansible
4 1 (2.17%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.17%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.17%) logstash
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.52%) TIBCO
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Apigee
3 1 (2.17%) AppDynamics
3 1 (2.17%) AVEVA
3 1 (2.17%) IBM
3 1 (2.17%) Sybase
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