Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 130 148
Rank change year-on-year 0 +18 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 57 44 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.15% 1.02% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.08% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 26
Scotland median daily rate £413 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% - +2.36%
10th Percentile £232 £260 £231
90th Percentile £561 £431 £381
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 12
Scotland median hourly rate £41.50 £43.25 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.05% +7.11% -7.17%
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4746 4065 5866
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2692 2377 3035
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £230
90th Percentile £530 £490 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 118 125
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £48.80
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +20 37 £388 +19.23% 18
Glasgow -13 10 £450 +12.50% 2
Dundee +3 3 - - 1
Fife -3 1 £513 +57.69%
West Lothian -3 1 £240 - 3
Highlands - 1 - - 1
Aberdeen - 1 £145 -
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 57 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 31 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (49.12%) Java
4 19 (33.33%) Spring
5 18 (31.58%) TDD
6 17 (29.82%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (29.82%) Web Services
6 17 (29.82%) Scrum
6 17 (29.82%) RESTful
6 17 (29.82%) Jenkins
7 16 (28.07%) Test Automation
8 15 (26.32%) JSON
8 15 (26.32%) Linux
8 15 (26.32%) C++
8 15 (26.32%) Git (software)
9 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
10 12 (21.05%) Finance
10 12 (21.05%) Degree
10 12 (21.05%) Mockito
10 12 (21.05%) Cucumber
11 10 (17.54%) Puppet
11 10 (17.54%) GitHub
11 10 (17.54%) GitLab
11 10 (17.54%) C
11 10 (17.54%) SOA
12 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
13 8 (14.04%) JMX
13 8 (14.04%) HTML
13 8 (14.04%) Computer Science
13 8 (14.04%) Unit Testing

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 (7.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.26%) Apache
2 3 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (3.51%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.54%) GitHub
2 6 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (7.02%) IaaS
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.02%) PaaS
4 2 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.51%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.51%) Serverless
4 2 (3.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) CTI
1 2 (3.51%) SMS
2 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.75%) Modbus
2 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) NoSQL
2 6 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (8.77%) MongoDB
4 4 (7.02%) MySQL
5 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.26%) SQLite
6 2 (3.51%) Aerospike
6 2 (3.51%) HBase
6 2 (3.51%) Redis
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.75%) DB2
7 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (29.82%) Jenkins
2 15 (26.32%) Git (software)
3 12 (21.05%) Cucumber
3 12 (21.05%) Mockito
4 10 (17.54%) GitLab
5 4 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.26%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.51%) Jasmine
7 2 (3.51%) JIRA
7 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.75%) Ant
8 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.75%) Gradle
8 1 (1.75%) Hudson
8 1 (1.75%) Maven
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Electronics
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.33%) Spring
2 17 (29.82%) RESTful
2 17 (29.82%) Web Services
3 15 (26.32%) JSON
4 8 (14.04%) HTML
4 8 (14.04%) JMX
5 7 (12.28%) CSS
6 6 (10.53%) AngularJS
6 6 (10.53%) REST
7 5 (8.77%) .NET
7 5 (8.77%) HTML5
7 5 (8.77%) Node.js
7 5 (8.77%) React
8 4 (7.02%) .NET Core
8 4 (7.02%) .NET Framework
8 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (7.02%) Entity Framework
8 4 (7.02%) SignalR
9 3 (5.26%) CSS3
9 3 (5.26%) JSR 286
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.77%) Algorithms
3 4 (7.02%) N-Tier
4 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.26%) User Experience
4 3 (5.26%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.51%) Blog
5 2 (3.51%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.75%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (1.75%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (1.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.32%) Linux
2 7 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (5.26%) Unix
4 2 (3.51%) Windows
5 1 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 31 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (31.58%) TDD
4 17 (29.82%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (29.82%) Scrum
5 16 (28.07%) Test Automation
6 10 (17.54%) SOA
7 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
8 8 (14.04%) SDLC
8 8 (14.04%) Unit Testing
9 7 (12.28%) Microservices
9 7 (12.28%) Use Case
10 5 (8.77%) BDD
10 5 (8.77%) Multithreading
10 5 (8.77%) Risk Management
10 5 (8.77%) Test Strategy
11 4 (7.02%) High Availability
11 4 (7.02%) MVC
11 4 (7.02%) OOA/OOD
11 4 (7.02%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 28 (49.12%) Java
2 15 (26.32%) C++
3 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
4 10 (17.54%) C
5 6 (10.53%) PHP
6 5 (8.77%) C#
6 5 (8.77%) SQL
7 4 (7.02%) Scala
8 2 (3.51%) ES6
8 2 (3.51%) Perl
8 2 (3.51%) TypeScript
8 2 (3.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) Degree
2 7 (12.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (7.02%) MCSD
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) GDPR
2 5 (8.77%) PCI DSS
2 5 (8.77%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.75%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.75%) EMIR
3 1 (1.75%) MiFID
3 1 (1.75%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Docker
1 4 (7.02%) Firmware
2 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) Puppet
2 3 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.51%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle
2 2 (3.51%) Avaya
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.51%) Sybase
3 1 (1.75%) Perforce