Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 53 112
Rank change year-on-year -50 +59 -19
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 104 128 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.01% 3.55% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 4.15% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 89 68
Scotland median daily rate £425 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £267 £206 £218
90th Percentile £569 £475 £445
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Scotland median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +17.65% -9.33%
10th Percentile £24.93 £35.50 £28.75
90th Percentile £47.35 £44.50 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.15% +2.35% +6.25%

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 4,438 3,081 4,689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.61% 85.49% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,689 1,787 2,597
Scotland median daily rate £400 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% -
10th Percentile £261 £250 £233
90th Percentile £550 £520 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 67 83
Scotland median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% -38.89% +34.65%
10th Percentile £10.51 £11.28 £13.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £46.49 £47.20
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 24 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 May 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 -21 64 £425 +30.77% 88
Glasgow -35 29 £425 +21.43% 29
Dundee - 4 £225 - 6
Fife +5 3 - - 6
West Lothian -2 2 £475 - 3
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 80 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (44.23%) Java
3 28 (26.92%) JavaScript
4 27 (25.96%) SDLC
5 26 (25.00%) C#
6 25 (24.04%) Scrum
7 23 (22.12%) Linux
8 22 (21.15%) .NET
8 22 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (21.15%) REST
9 21 (20.19%) TDD
9 21 (20.19%) Web Services
10 20 (19.23%) JSON
11 19 (18.27%) RESTful
12 18 (17.31%) Spring
12 18 (17.31%) CSS
12 18 (17.31%) SQL Server
12 18 (17.31%) Waterfall
13 17 (16.35%) Finance
13 17 (16.35%) Git (software)
14 16 (15.38%) Test Automation
14 16 (15.38%) HTML
14 16 (15.38%) Python
14 16 (15.38%) Mentoring
14 16 (15.38%) AngularJS
14 16 (15.38%) Jenkins
15 15 (14.42%) Microservices
15 15 (14.42%) BDD
15 15 (14.42%) Project Management
15 15 (14.42%) Web Development

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 11 (10.58%) CMS
2 6 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.81%) Confluence
4 4 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.88%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.92%) GeoServer
6 2 (1.92%) JBoss
6 2 (1.92%) Jetty
6 2 (1.92%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.92%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.96%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.96%) IIS
7 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.96%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 11 (10.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.96%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.96%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.77%) GitHub
3 2 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.92%) iTunes
4 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.96%) Bluemix
4 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.96%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.96%) npm
4 1 (0.96%) Office 365
4 1 (0.96%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.96%) Serverless
4 1 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.81%) HTTP
2 2 (1.92%) AMQP
2 2 (1.92%) DNS
2 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.96%) DHCP
3 1 (0.96%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.96%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.96%) RS-232
3 1 (0.96%) RS-485
3 1 (0.96%) SMS
3 1 (0.96%) SSL
3 1 (0.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.62%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.73%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.81%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (4.81%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.81%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.88%) GIS
5 3 (2.88%) MySQL
5 3 (2.88%) QGIS
6 2 (1.92%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.92%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.92%) Jackrabbit
6 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.92%) Redis
6 2 (1.92%) Riak
7 1 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.96%) Big Data
7 1 (0.96%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (16.35%) Git (software)
2 16 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 12 (11.54%) Cucumber
4 11 (10.58%) Selenium
5 7 (6.73%) JIRA
6 5 (4.81%) Mockito
7 4 (3.85%) Ant
7 4 (3.85%) GitLab
8 3 (2.88%) JMeter
8 3 (2.88%) LoadRunner
8 3 (2.88%) Maven
8 3 (2.88%) Mocha
8 3 (2.88%) SilkTest
8 3 (2.88%) Subversion
8 3 (2.88%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.92%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.92%) Hudson
9 2 (1.92%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (1.92%) Protractor
9 2 (1.92%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (16.35%) Finance
2 9 (8.65%) Banking
3 4 (3.85%) Games
3 4 (3.85%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.92%) Electronics
4 2 (1.92%) Law
4 2 (1.92%) Military
4 2 (1.92%) Publishing
5 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Marketing
5 1 (0.96%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (35.58%) Developer
2 28 (26.92%) Software Engineer
3 13 (12.50%) Architect
4 11 (10.58%) Java Engineer
5 10 (9.62%) Java Developer
5 10 (9.62%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.73%) Senior Software Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Software Developer
8 6 (5.77%) Performance Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Test Manager
9 5 (4.81%) CRM Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Java Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Java Software Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) CISSP Architect
10 4 (3.85%) Embedded Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Mobile Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.85%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (21.15%) .NET
1 22 (21.15%) REST
2 21 (20.19%) Web Services
3 20 (19.23%) JSON
4 19 (18.27%) RESTful
5 18 (17.31%) CSS
5 18 (17.31%) Spring
6 16 (15.38%) AngularJS
6 16 (15.38%) HTML
7 11 (10.58%) React
8 9 (8.65%) HTML5
8 9 (8.65%) Node.js
8 9 (8.65%) Sass
8 9 (8.65%) SOAP
9 7 (6.73%) ASP.NET
9 7 (6.73%) Hibernate
9 7 (6.73%) jQuery
9 7 (6.73%) XML
10 6 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (5.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.54%) User Experience
2 6 (5.77%) Algorithms
2 6 (5.77%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.77%) Data Structures
2 6 (5.77%) iPad
3 4 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.85%) EMV
3 4 (3.85%) Fintech
3 4 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.88%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (2.88%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.92%) Clustering
5 2 (1.92%) iPhone
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle Licensing
5 2 (1.92%) Xbox
6 1 (0.96%) Blog
6 1 (0.96%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.96%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.12%) Linux
2 9 (8.65%) Android
3 8 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 6 (5.77%) Windows
5 5 (4.81%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.92%) Unix
7 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.96%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.96%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.96%) SDLC
3 25 (24.04%) Scrum
4 22 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (20.19%) TDD
6 18 (17.31%) Waterfall
7 16 (15.38%) Mentoring
7 16 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 15 (14.42%) BDD
8 15 (14.42%) Microservices
8 15 (14.42%) Project Management
8 15 (14.42%) Web Development
9 13 (12.50%) MVC
9 13 (12.50%) SOA
10 12 (11.54%) Kanban
10 12 (11.54%) User Stories
11 11 (10.58%) Configuration Management
11 11 (10.58%) CRM
11 11 (10.58%) DevOps
11 11 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (44.23%) Java
2 28 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 26 (25.00%) C#
4 16 (15.38%) Python
5 12 (11.54%) C++
5 12 (11.54%) SQL
6 7 (6.73%) Java 8
7 5 (4.81%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.85%) C
8 4 (3.85%) Perl
8 4 (3.85%) Ruby
9 2 (1.92%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.92%) ActionScript 3.0
9 2 (1.92%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.96%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.96%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.96%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.96%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (5.77%) Degree
2 5 (4.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.85%) CEH
3 4 (3.85%) CISSP
4 3 (2.88%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.88%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.96%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.96%) PMP
6 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.54%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) BS7666
2 1 (0.96%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.96%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.96%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.96%) IEC 62304
2 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.96%) MISRA
2 1 (0.96%) MISRA C
System Software
1 8 (7.69%) Docker
2 2 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.92%) GeoWebCache
3 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (7.69%) Puppet
2 5 (4.81%) Ansible
3 4 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.88%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.92%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.96%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.96%) SCCM
6 1 (0.96%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.73%) Oracle
3 4 (3.85%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.88%) IBM
5 2 (1.92%) Capita
5 2 (1.92%) Splunk
5 2 (1.92%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.92%) VMware
6 1 (0.96%) Cisco
6 1 (0.96%) Citrix
6 1 (0.96%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.96%) HP
6 1 (0.96%) Informatica
6 1 (0.96%) Red Hat