The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 77 114 108
Rank change year-on-year +37 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 25 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.46% 0.77% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 0.82% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 6
Median daily rate £320 £359 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.80% +8.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £445 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £339
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +2.35% +10.38%  

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 1617 2446 2676
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.51% 94.77% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 982 1339 1470
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 37 68
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +34.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 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
Edinburgh +31 17 £225 -35.76% 21
Glasgow +2 3 £475 - 5
Fife +1 2 £320 - 1
West Lothian -1 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £325 -
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 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 Scotland region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 53 (94.64%) Software Engineering
2 33 (58.93%) Java
3 19 (33.93%) C#
4 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (28.57%) Linux
6 15 (26.79%) .NET
7 14 (25.00%) SQL
7 14 (25.00%) OO
8 12 (21.43%) Embedded Systems
9 10 (17.86%) HTML
9 10 (17.86%) Configuration Management
10 9 (16.07%) Finance
10 9 (16.07%) DevOps
11 8 (14.29%) HTML5
11 8 (14.29%) C++
11 8 (14.29%) Oracle
11 8 (14.29%) Windows
11 8 (14.29%) TDD
12 7 (12.50%) .NET Framework
12 7 (12.50%) Degree
12 7 (12.50%) Integration Testing
12 7 (12.50%) UML
12 7 (12.50%) Python
12 7 (12.50%) Entity Framework
13 6 (10.71%) C
13 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
13 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
14 5 (8.93%) QA
14 5 (8.93%) Atlassian
14 5 (8.93%) System Testing

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (3.57%) Apache
1 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.79%) CICS
2 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.79%) JBoss
2 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.79%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) Broadband
2 1 (1.79%) DVB
2 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.36%) MySQL
3 3 (5.36%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.79%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Maven
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (8.93%) SpecFlow
1 5 (8.93%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.36%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.57%) MSI
3 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.79%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) .NET
2 10 (17.86%) HTML
3 8 (14.29%) HTML5
4 7 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 7 (12.50%) Entity Framework
5 5 (8.93%) Spring
5 5 (8.93%) Web Services
5 5 (8.93%) WinForms
6 4 (7.14%) J2EE
6 4 (7.14%) WPF
7 3 (5.36%) CSS
7 3 (5.36%) XML
8 2 (3.57%) CSS3
8 2 (3.57%) JMS
8 2 (3.57%) Node.js
8 2 (3.57%) REST
8 2 (3.57%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (3.57%) WCF
8 2 (3.57%) XSD
8 2 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.57%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.57%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.57%) Linux
2 8 (14.29%) Windows
3 4 (7.14%) Android
3 4 (7.14%) Unix
4 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.79%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (94.64%) Software Engineering
2 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.00%) OO
4 10 (17.86%) Configuration Management
5 9 (16.07%) DevOps
6 8 (14.29%) TDD
7 7 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 7 (12.50%) UML
8 5 (8.93%) Change Control
8 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (8.93%) Network Management
8 5 (8.93%) SDLC
8 5 (8.93%) Secure Coding
8 5 (8.93%) System Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Waterfall
9 4 (7.14%) BDD
9 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.14%) Feasibility Study
9 4 (7.14%) MVC
9 4 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (58.93%) Java
2 19 (33.93%) C#
3 14 (25.00%) SQL
4 8 (14.29%) C++
5 7 (12.50%) Python
6 6 (10.71%) C
7 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
7 5 (8.93%) VB
8 3 (5.36%) PHP
8 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.57%) Embedded C
9 2 (3.57%) XPath
9 2 (3.57%) XQuery
10 1 (1.79%) Clojure
10 1 (1.79%) COBOL
10 1 (1.79%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.79%) Groovy
10 1 (1.79%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Docker
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.57%) vSphere
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (1.79%) Ansible
2 1 (1.79%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.79%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.79%) logstash
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) Oracle
2 5 (8.93%) Atlassian
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.36%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.57%) IBM
4 2 (3.57%) VMware
5 1 (1.79%) Apigee
5 1 (1.79%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.79%) AVEVA
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