Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 122 167
Rank change year-on-year -30 +45 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 52 58 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.97% 1.20% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.26% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 29 24
Scotland median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% +0.78%
10th Percentile £237 £235 £260
90th Percentile £495 £555 £436
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +9.20% +4.82% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 4
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% -4.05% +7.11%
10th Percentile £40.15 £33.75 £42.13
90th Percentile £44.56 £44.38 £48.58
UK median hourly rate £44.39 £42.50 £42.13
% change year-on-year +4.44% +0.89% +5.31%

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 5,084 4,597 4,536
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 95.49% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,727 2,594 2,653
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -
10th Percentile £224 £228 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £492
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 142 122
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% +14.47% -5.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.71 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.82% +3.89% -

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 -16 27 £350 -6.67% 51
Glasgow -2 21 £375 -16.67% 12
Fife +4 3 - - 10
Renfrewshire - 1 £325 -
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 49 (94.23%) Software Engineering
2 32 (61.54%) Java
3 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (26.92%) SQL
5 13 (25.00%) Analytics
6 12 (23.08%) C#
6 12 (23.08%) Degree
6 12 (23.08%) Computer Science
7 11 (21.15%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (21.15%) Java 8
8 10 (19.23%) Hadoop
8 10 (19.23%) Games
9 9 (17.31%) Finance
9 9 (17.31%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (17.31%) Akka
9 9 (17.31%) MapReduce
9 9 (17.31%) Kafka
9 9 (17.31%) Scala
9 9 (17.31%) Impala
9 9 (17.31%) Apache Spark
10 8 (15.38%) SDLC
10 8 (15.38%) C++
10 8 (15.38%) Banking
10 8 (15.38%) Spring
10 8 (15.38%) Web Development
11 7 (13.46%) JIRA
11 7 (13.46%) Visual Studio
11 7 (13.46%) OO
11 7 (13.46%) Python
11 7 (13.46%) Node.js

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 9 (17.31%) Apache Spark
2 5 (9.62%) Confluence
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.85%) Apache
4 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.92%) JBoss
5 1 (1.92%) Jetty
5 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Simulink
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) SaaS
1 2 (3.85%) Yarn
2 1 (1.92%) GitHub
2 1 (1.92%) NuGet
2 1 (1.92%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) AMQP
2 1 (1.92%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.92%) HTTP
2 1 (1.92%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.92%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) Hadoop
2 9 (17.31%) Impala
3 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.69%) Big Data
5 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.85%) Data Mining
6 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.85%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.92%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.92%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) JIRA
1 7 (13.46%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.62%) JUnit
3 4 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.69%) Maven
3 4 (7.69%) Selenium
4 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.77%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (3.85%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.85%) Grunt
5 2 (3.85%) JBehave
5 2 (3.85%) JMeter
5 2 (3.85%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (3.85%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (3.85%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.92%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (19.23%) Games
2 9 (17.31%) Finance
3 8 (15.38%) Banking
4 4 (7.69%) Avionics
4 4 (7.69%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.77%) Electronics
6 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Law
6 1 (1.92%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) Akka
1 9 (17.31%) Kafka
2 8 (15.38%) Spring
3 7 (13.46%) Node.js
3 7 (13.46%) REST
4 6 (11.54%) .NET
5 5 (9.62%) HTML
5 5 (9.62%) SOAP
6 4 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 4 (7.69%) CSS
6 4 (7.69%) Middleware
7 3 (5.77%) AngularJS
7 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.77%) HTML5
7 3 (5.77%) LDAP
7 3 (5.77%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (5.77%) React
7 3 (5.77%) Redux
7 3 (5.77%) Spring Boot
7 3 (5.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 9 (17.31%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (7.69%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.77%) iPad
5 2 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.92%) Blog
6 1 (1.92%) Fintech
6 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.92%) RIA
6 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Linux
1 3 (5.77%) Windows
2 2 (3.85%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.92%) FreeRTOS
3 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (94.23%) Software Engineering
2 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (25.00%) Analytics
4 9 (17.31%) MapReduce
5 8 (15.38%) SDLC
5 8 (15.38%) Web Development
6 7 (13.46%) OO
7 6 (11.54%) OOD
7 6 (11.54%) Test Automation
7 6 (11.54%) Unit Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (9.62%) Microservices
8 5 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (9.62%) Scrum
8 5 (9.62%) SOLID
8 5 (9.62%) UML
9 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.69%) Image Processing
10 3 (5.77%) BDD
10 3 (5.77%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 32 (61.54%) Java
2 14 (26.92%) SQL
3 12 (23.08%) C#
4 11 (21.15%) Java 8
5 9 (17.31%) Scala
6 8 (15.38%) C++
7 7 (13.46%) Python
8 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
9 3 (5.77%) C
9 3 (5.77%) Embedded C
9 3 (5.77%) Ruby
9 3 (5.77%) VB
9 3 (5.77%) VBA
10 2 (3.85%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.92%) Ingres ABF
11 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) Degree
2 11 (21.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Docker
1 2 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Ansible
1 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Oracle
2 3 (5.77%) Atlassian
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.85%) IBM
3 2 (3.85%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (3.85%) Tableau
4 1 (1.92%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.92%) Twitter