The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 88 75
Rank change year-on-year +33 -13  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 58 70 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.71% 2.39% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 2.79% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 52 28
Median daily rate £375 £310 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.96% -18.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £216 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 12
Median hourly rate £41.25 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.32% +5.62%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1766 2505 2473
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.37% 85.41% 81.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 1428 1278
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 68
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Scotland

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Scotland

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Scotland over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Scotland

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Scotland

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 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 +35 27 £375 +25.00% 39
Glasgow -5 25 £375 -2.59% 14
Highlands - 2 - -
Dundee 0 1 - - 3
Fife -1 1 £320 -1.53%
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 73 (57.48%) Java
2 60 (47.24%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (28.35%) Degree
4 35 (27.56%) Spring
5 34 (26.77%) Finance
5 34 (26.77%) Linux
6 29 (22.83%) Web Services
7 27 (21.26%) Scrum
7 27 (21.26%) Computer Science
8 22 (17.32%) Management Information System
8 22 (17.32%) C#
9 21 (16.54%) C++
9 21 (16.54%) SQL
10 19 (14.96%) HTML
10 19 (14.96%) TDD
11 17 (13.39%) Test Automation
11 17 (13.39%) .NET
12 16 (12.60%) Git (software)
12 16 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (11.81%) Unix
13 15 (11.81%) Oracle
14 14 (11.02%) CSS
14 14 (11.02%) JavaScript
15 13 (10.24%) OO
15 13 (10.24%) Unit Testing
15 13 (10.24%) QA
15 13 (10.24%) SDLC
16 12 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (8.66%) Oracle Database
17 11 (8.66%) RESTful

Software Engineering
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 (3.15%) IIS
1 4 (3.15%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.36%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (1.57%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.79%) Confluence
4 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.79%) JBoss
4 1 (0.79%) Mule
4 1 (0.79%) SAS
4 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (0.79%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.57%) OpenText Process Suite
1 2 (1.57%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.79%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.15%) GitHub
2 2 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.57%) iTunes
2 2 (1.57%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.36%) Ethernet
1 3 (2.36%) Modbus
1 3 (2.36%) VPN
2 2 (1.57%) IPsec
2 2 (1.57%) L2TP
3 1 (0.79%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.66%) Oracle Database
2 10 (7.87%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (7.87%) Oracle Database 12c
3 7 (5.51%) MySQL
3 7 (5.51%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.94%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.94%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.36%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (2.36%) GIS
6 1 (0.79%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.79%) MS Access
6 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.79%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (12.60%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.87%) Cucumber
2 10 (7.87%) Visual Studio
3 9 (7.09%) Jenkins
3 9 (7.09%) Mockito
4 8 (6.30%) Selenium
5 6 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.15%) JIRA
6 4 (3.15%) JUnit
6 4 (3.15%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.36%) DbUnit
7 3 (2.36%) GitLab
7 3 (2.36%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.36%) Subversion
8 2 (1.57%) Appium
8 2 (1.57%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.79%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.79%) Hudson
9 1 (0.79%) JMeter
9 1 (0.79%) NetBeans
General
1 34 (26.77%) Finance
2 10 (7.87%) Banking
3 3 (2.36%) Electronics
3 3 (2.36%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.57%) Front Office
4 2 (1.57%) Retail
4 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.79%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (45.67%) Developer
2 45 (35.43%) Software Engineer
3 31 (24.41%) Java Developer
4 11 (8.66%) Junior
5 10 (7.87%) Java Engineer
6 8 (6.30%) C++ Developer
6 8 (6.30%) Java Software Engineer
7 7 (5.51%) C++ Software Engineer
7 7 (5.51%) Junior Developer
7 7 (5.51%) Junior Java Developer
7 7 (5.51%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) Angular Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Architect
8 5 (3.94%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) C# Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Junior Software Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) PowerShell Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Test Engineer
10 3 (2.36%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (27.56%) Spring
2 29 (22.83%) Web Services
3 19 (14.96%) HTML
4 17 (13.39%) .NET
5 14 (11.02%) CSS
6 11 (8.66%) RESTful
7 10 (7.87%) AngularJS
8 8 (6.30%) Angular 2
8 8 (6.30%) JSON
9 7 (5.51%) Spring Integration
10 6 (4.72%) XML
11 4 (3.15%) .NET Framework
11 4 (3.15%) Ajax
11 4 (3.15%) CSS3
11 4 (3.15%) Entity Framework
11 4 (3.15%) HTML5
11 4 (3.15%) Node.js
11 4 (3.15%) SOAP
11 4 (3.15%) WPF
12 3 (2.36%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (21.26%) Computer Science
2 22 (17.32%) Management Information System
3 12 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.51%) Algorithms
5 6 (4.72%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.15%) Device Driver
7 4 (3.15%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (3.15%) Fintech
8 2 (1.57%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.57%) iPad
8 2 (1.57%) iPhone
8 2 (1.57%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.57%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.57%) W3C
9 1 (0.79%) CCTV
9 1 (0.79%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.77%) Linux
2 15 (11.81%) Unix
3 9 (7.09%) Windows
4 8 (6.30%) Android
5 6 (4.72%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.79%) Debian
6 1 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (47.24%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.26%) Scrum
3 19 (14.96%) TDD
4 17 (13.39%) Test Automation
5 16 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (10.24%) OO
6 13 (10.24%) SDLC
6 13 (10.24%) Unit Testing
7 10 (7.87%) Feasibility Study
7 10 (7.87%) Microservices
8 9 (7.09%) BDD
8 9 (7.09%) Test Strategy
8 9 (7.09%) Web Development
9 8 (6.30%) Kanban
10 7 (5.51%) Mentoring
10 7 (5.51%) OOD
10 7 (5.51%) Performance Testing
11 6 (4.72%) Configuration Management
11 6 (4.72%) MVC
12 5 (3.94%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (57.48%) Java
2 22 (17.32%) C#
3 21 (16.54%) C++
3 21 (16.54%) SQL
4 14 (11.02%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.66%) C
6 9 (7.09%) Python
7 7 (5.51%) Perl
8 6 (4.72%) PowerShell
8 6 (4.72%) Ruby
8 6 (4.72%) XAML
9 4 (3.15%) PHP
10 3 (2.36%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.36%) Scala
11 2 (1.57%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.57%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.57%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.57%) Go
11 2 (1.57%) Groovy
11 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (28.35%) Degree
2 3 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.57%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.79%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.24%) QA
2 3 (2.36%) MISRA
3 2 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.79%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (3.94%) Docker
2 1 (0.79%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.94%) Puppet
2 4 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.36%) Ansible
4 2 (1.57%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (1.57%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.79%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.79%) logstash
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 15 (11.81%) Oracle
2 7 (5.51%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.36%) TIBCO
4 2 (1.57%) Borland
4 2 (1.57%) CA
4 2 (1.57%) OpenText
4 2 (1.57%) Sybase
5 1 (0.79%) Apigee
5 1 (0.79%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.79%) AVEVA
5 1 (0.79%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.79%) IBM
5 1 (0.79%) Perforce
5 1 (0.79%) Twitter
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