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 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
UK / Scotland
Rank 41 85 80
Rank change year-on-year +44 -5  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 69 42 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.93% 1.63% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.69% 1.96% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 24 24
Median daily rate £298 £388 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.09% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £375 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Median hourly rate £36.25 £34.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.61% -9.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £32.50 £34.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £39.00 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.38
% change year-on-year - +10.74%  

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 1471 2144 2283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.87% 83.36% 81.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 1197 1255
Median daily rate £390 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 40
Median hourly rate £35.50 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +41.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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 +37 46 £266 -31.29% 32
Glasgow +2 9 £350 -6.66% 12
West Lothian +1 7 - - 2
Fife 0 3 £320 - 2
Angus - 2 - -
Highlands - 2 £300 -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 74 (64.35%) Java
2 49 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (29.57%) Linux
4 28 (24.35%) Degree
5 25 (21.74%) Scrum
6 24 (20.87%) Spring
6 24 (20.87%) Finance
7 23 (20.00%) C#
8 22 (19.13%) SQL
8 22 (19.13%) Oracle
9 21 (18.26%) HTML
10 20 (17.39%) Computer Science
11 19 (16.52%) Web Services
11 19 (16.52%) TDD
12 18 (15.65%) OO
12 18 (15.65%) Oracle Database
13 17 (14.78%) Python
13 17 (14.78%) Management Information System
14 15 (13.04%) C++
14 15 (13.04%) Microservices
15 14 (12.17%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (11.30%) .NET
16 13 (11.30%) CSS
17 12 (10.43%) Oracle Database 11g
17 12 (10.43%) QA
17 12 (10.43%) Embedded Systems
17 12 (10.43%) AngularJS
17 12 (10.43%) Oracle Database 12c
18 11 (9.57%) Configuration Management
19 10 (8.70%) MySQL

Software Engineering
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 6 (5.22%) Apache
1 6 (5.22%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.61%) JBoss
2 3 (2.61%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.74%) Confluence
3 2 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.87%) CICS
4 1 (0.87%) CMS
4 1 (0.87%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) MS Office
2 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.87%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.74%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.87%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.48%) iTunes
3 2 (1.74%) Trello
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.87%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.22%) HTTP
2 1 (0.87%) Broadband
2 1 (0.87%) DVB
2 1 (0.87%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.87%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.87%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.65%) Oracle Database
2 12 (10.43%) Oracle Database 11g
2 12 (10.43%) Oracle Database 12c
3 10 (8.70%) MySQL
4 5 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.48%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.61%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (2.61%) GIS
6 3 (2.61%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.74%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.74%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.87%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.35%) Maven
2 5 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (4.35%) SpecFlow
3 4 (3.48%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.48%) JIRA
3 4 (3.48%) Mockito
3 4 (3.48%) Selenium
3 4 (3.48%) WebDriver
4 3 (2.61%) DbUnit
4 3 (2.61%) JUnit
4 3 (2.61%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.74%) Subversion
6 1 (0.87%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.87%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.87%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.87%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
General
1 24 (20.87%) Finance
2 4 (3.48%) Banking
3 3 (2.61%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.87%) Publishing
5 1 (0.87%) Retail
5 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (45.22%) Software Engineer
2 45 (39.13%) Developer
3 28 (24.35%) Java Developer
4 20 (17.39%) Java Engineer
5 19 (16.52%) Java Software Engineer
6 14 (12.17%) Senior Software Engineer
7 9 (7.83%) Junior
8 8 (6.96%) Embedded Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) Software Developer
10 6 (5.22%) Junior Developer
10 6 (5.22%) Junior Java Developer
11 5 (4.35%) Angular Developer
11 5 (4.35%) Architect
11 5 (4.35%) Scrum Master
11 5 (4.35%) Senior Java Engineer
12 4 (3.48%) Real Time Engineer
12 4 (3.48%) Real Time Software Engineer
12 4 (3.48%) Senior Java Software Engineer
13 3 (2.61%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (20.87%) Spring
2 21 (18.26%) HTML
3 19 (16.52%) Web Services
4 13 (11.30%) .NET
4 13 (11.30%) CSS
5 12 (10.43%) AngularJS
6 9 (7.83%) Angular 2
6 9 (7.83%) Spring Integration
7 8 (6.96%) HTML5
8 7 (6.09%) .NET Framework
8 7 (6.09%) Entity Framework
8 7 (6.09%) REST
9 6 (5.22%) JMS
9 6 (5.22%) XSLT
10 5 (4.35%) WinForms
11 4 (3.48%) Flash
11 4 (3.48%) J2EE
11 4 (3.48%) WPF
12 3 (2.61%) RESTful
13 2 (1.74%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 17 (14.78%) Management Information System
3 12 (10.43%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (6.09%) Mobile App
5 6 (5.22%) Algorithms
5 6 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.48%) Fintech
6 4 (3.48%) iPad
6 4 (3.48%) iPhone
7 3 (2.61%) Device Driver
7 3 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.61%) User Experience
8 1 (0.87%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 34 (29.57%) Linux
2 8 (6.96%) Android
2 8 (6.96%) Windows
3 7 (6.09%) Apple iOS
3 7 (6.09%) Unix
4 1 (0.87%) Debian
4 1 (0.87%) MVS
4 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.87%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.74%) Scrum
3 19 (16.52%) TDD
4 18 (15.65%) OO
5 15 (13.04%) Microservices
6 14 (12.17%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (9.57%) Configuration Management
8 10 (8.70%) Test Automation
9 9 (7.83%) SDLC
10 8 (6.96%) DevOps
10 8 (6.96%) Kanban
10 8 (6.96%) Web Development
11 7 (6.09%) Feasibility Study
11 7 (6.09%) Integration Testing
11 7 (6.09%) SOA
11 7 (6.09%) System Testing
11 7 (6.09%) UML
12 6 (5.22%) Test Strategy
12 6 (5.22%) Waterfall
13 5 (4.35%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (64.35%) Java
2 23 (20.00%) C#
3 22 (19.13%) SQL
4 17 (14.78%) Python
5 15 (13.04%) C++
6 9 (7.83%) JavaScript
7 8 (6.96%) C
8 6 (5.22%) XPath
8 6 (5.22%) XQuery
9 5 (4.35%) Objective-C
9 5 (4.35%) Ruby
9 5 (4.35%) VB
10 4 (3.48%) ActionScript
10 4 (3.48%) Apple Swift
11 3 (2.61%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.61%) Embedded C
11 3 (2.61%) PHP
12 2 (1.74%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.74%) Groovy
12 2 (1.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (24.35%) Degree
2 2 (1.74%) DBS Check
2 2 (1.74%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.43%) QA
2 3 (2.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.87%) ISO13485
System Software
1 6 (5.22%) Docker
2 2 (1.74%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) Puppet
2 2 (1.74%) Ansible
2 2 (1.74%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (1.74%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.74%) logstash
2 2 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.74%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (19.13%) Oracle
2 6 (5.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.35%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.61%) IBM
4 3 (2.61%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.74%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.87%) Apigee
6 1 (0.87%) AVEVA
6 1 (0.87%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.87%) Progress
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