Period
to 18 February 2018

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 6 months to 18 February 2018 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
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 63 120
Rank change year-on-year -9 +57 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 134 120 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.77% 3.25% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 3.88% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 84 37
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £213 £206 £313
90th Percentile £557 £475 £480
UK median daily rate £495 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 10
Scotland median hourly rate £41.50 £43.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.49% +16.22% -17.78%
10th Percentile £39.75 £38.45 £27.08
90th Percentile £47.05 £48.10 £40.87
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +7.59%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,116 3,096 4,560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.20% 83.79% 82.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,421 1,827 2,404
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £256 £225 £250
90th Percentile £550 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 78 63
Scotland median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% -40.00% +40.72%
10th Percentile £11.31 £10.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.50 £47.20 £46.80
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year -4.00% +3.18% +21.15%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 18 February 2018.

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 6 months to 18 February 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 -6 87 £400 +14.29% 57
Glasgow -21 33 £375 +7.14% 33
Dundee 0 7 £225 - 5
Fife +2 4 £513 +60.16% 9
West Lothian +3 2 - - 3
Perth and Kinross - 1 £308 -
Aberdeen - 1 £145 -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 99 (73.88%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (58.96%) Java
3 57 (42.54%) Scrum
4 56 (41.79%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (40.30%) Linux
6 53 (39.55%) Spring
7 49 (36.57%) Web Services
8 47 (35.07%) JSON
9 43 (32.09%) RESTful
10 40 (29.85%) Test Automation
10 40 (29.85%) Git (software)
10 40 (29.85%) Jenkins
11 37 (27.61%) TDD
11 37 (27.61%) Finance
12 36 (26.87%) Configuration Management
13 35 (26.12%) Cucumber
14 34 (25.37%) Puppet
15 32 (23.88%) SOA
16 31 (23.13%) JavaScript
17 30 (22.39%) Degree
18 28 (20.90%) JMX
18 28 (20.90%) Mockito
19 27 (20.15%) GitHub
19 27 (20.15%) C#
20 26 (19.40%) Computer Science
20 26 (19.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 26 (19.40%) GitLab
21 25 (18.66%) Microservices
21 25 (18.66%) HTML
22 24 (17.91%) .NET

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 12 (8.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (7.46%) JBoss
3 8 (5.97%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.22%) Jetty
4 7 (5.22%) WebLogic
4 7 (5.22%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.99%) CMS
6 3 (2.24%) Apache
7 2 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.49%) GeoServer
7 2 (1.49%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.75%) Confluence
8 1 (0.75%) SAS
Business Applications
1 17 (12.69%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.75%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.15%) GitHub
2 14 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.99%) IaaS
4 4 (2.99%) PaaS
5 3 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.24%) Serverless
6 2 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.49%) iTunes
6 2 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.22%) AMQP
1 7 (5.22%) HTTP
2 3 (2.24%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.49%) CTI
3 2 (1.49%) Internet
3 2 (1.49%) SMS
4 1 (0.75%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.75%) DNS
4 1 (0.75%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.75%) MQTT
4 1 (0.75%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.75%) RS-232
4 1 (0.75%) RS-485
4 1 (0.75%) SSL
4 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.94%) Relational Database
1 16 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.70%) MongoDB
2 13 (9.70%) NoSQL
3 11 (8.21%) Redis
4 10 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (5.22%) Couchbase
5 7 (5.22%) Hadoop
5 7 (5.22%) Riak
6 5 (3.73%) GIS
6 5 (3.73%) QGIS
7 3 (2.24%) Big Data
7 3 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.24%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (2.24%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.24%) Spatial Data
8 2 (1.49%) Jackrabbit
8 2 (1.49%) MySQL
8 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 40 (29.85%) Git (software)
1 40 (29.85%) Jenkins
2 35 (26.12%) Cucumber
3 28 (20.90%) Mockito
4 26 (19.40%) GitLab
5 11 (8.21%) Selenium
6 7 (5.22%) FitNesse
6 7 (5.22%) Maven
6 7 (5.22%) Vagrant
7 6 (4.48%) Ant
7 6 (4.48%) Eclipse
7 6 (4.48%) JIRA
8 4 (2.99%) Subversion
8 4 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.24%) Gradle
9 3 (2.24%) Hudson
9 3 (2.24%) JMeter
9 3 (2.24%) JProfiler
9 3 (2.24%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (27.61%) Finance
2 5 (3.73%) Banking
3 3 (2.24%) Law
4 2 (1.49%) Games
4 2 (1.49%) Military
4 2 (1.49%) Publishing
4 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.75%) Electronics
5 1 (0.75%) Front Office
5 1 (0.75%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (43.28%) Developer
2 46 (34.33%) Software Engineer
3 26 (19.40%) Java Developer
4 23 (17.16%) Java Engineer
5 19 (14.18%) Senior Software Engineer
6 16 (11.94%) Java Software Engineer
7 12 (8.96%) Senior Java Engineer
7 12 (8.96%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 9 (6.72%) .NET Developer
8 9 (6.72%) Senior Developer
9 7 (5.22%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (5.22%) Software Developer
10 6 (4.48%) C# Developer
10 6 (4.48%) Consultant
10 6 (4.48%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) Performance Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) Software Consultant
10 6 (4.48%) Web Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) Full Stack Developer
11 5 (3.73%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (39.55%) Spring
2 49 (36.57%) Web Services
3 47 (35.07%) JSON
4 43 (32.09%) RESTful
5 28 (20.90%) JMX
6 25 (18.66%) HTML
7 24 (17.91%) .NET
8 21 (15.67%) REST
9 20 (14.93%) XML
10 17 (12.69%) CSS
11 16 (11.94%) AngularJS
12 14 (10.45%) SOAP
13 13 (9.70%) HTML5
14 11 (8.21%) RabbitMQ
15 10 (7.46%) Hibernate
15 10 (7.46%) Java EE
15 10 (7.46%) JMS
16 8 (5.97%) .NET Framework
16 8 (5.97%) React
17 7 (5.22%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.40%) Computer Science
2 10 (7.46%) Algorithms
3 7 (5.22%) Data Structures
3 7 (5.22%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.48%) N-Tier
4 6 (4.48%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.99%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.24%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (2.24%) User Experience
7 2 (1.49%) Blog
7 2 (1.49%) Clustering
7 2 (1.49%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.49%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.49%) iPad
7 2 (1.49%) iPhone
7 2 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle Licensing
7 2 (1.49%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 54 (40.30%) Linux
2 26 (19.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (5.97%) Unix
3 8 (5.97%) Windows
4 7 (5.22%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.99%) Android
5 4 (2.99%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.49%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (73.88%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (42.54%) Scrum
3 56 (41.79%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (29.85%) Test Automation
5 37 (27.61%) TDD
6 36 (26.87%) Configuration Management
7 32 (23.88%) SOA
8 25 (18.66%) Microservices
9 19 (14.18%) BDD
9 19 (14.18%) Kanban
9 19 (14.18%) SDLC
9 19 (14.18%) Web Development
10 18 (13.43%) Mentoring
10 18 (13.43%) MVC
11 16 (11.94%) High Availability
12 14 (10.45%) Project Management
12 14 (10.45%) Unit Testing
13 13 (9.70%) Multithreading
13 13 (9.70%) Risk Management
14 11 (8.21%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 79 (58.96%) Java
2 31 (23.13%) JavaScript
3 27 (20.15%) C#
4 20 (14.93%) C++
4 20 (14.93%) Python
5 12 (8.96%) Bash Shell
6 11 (8.21%) SQL
7 7 (5.22%) Ruby
8 6 (4.48%) Perl
9 4 (2.99%) C
9 4 (2.99%) PHP
10 2 (1.49%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.49%) ActionScript 3.0
10 2 (1.49%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.49%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.49%) Scala
10 2 (1.49%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.49%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.49%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (22.39%) Degree
2 22 (16.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (5.22%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.99%) MCSD
4 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.24%) BC Cleared
5 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.49%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.69%) GDPR
1 17 (12.69%) QA
2 13 (9.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.75%) BS7666
3 1 (0.75%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.75%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.75%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.75%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.75%) MISRA
3 1 (0.75%) MISRA C
System Software
1 16 (11.94%) Docker
2 3 (2.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.24%) Firmware
3 2 (1.49%) GeoWebCache
4 1 (0.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 34 (25.37%) Puppet
2 11 (8.21%) Ansible
3 7 (5.22%) Cobbler
3 7 (5.22%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.49%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.75%) SCCM
5 1 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 19 (14.18%) Oracle
2 8 (5.97%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.22%) IBM
3 7 (5.22%) TIBCO
4 3 (2.24%) Perforce
5 2 (1.49%) Avaya
5 2 (1.49%) Capita
5 2 (1.49%) Informatica
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco
6 1 (0.75%) Citrix
6 1 (0.75%) HP
6 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.75%) Sybase
6 1 (0.75%) VMware