Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 93 93
Rank change year-on-year +28 0 +39
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 146 94 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.90% 2.18% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 2.61% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 60 50
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £243 £260 £249
90th Percentile £515 £464 £457
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 15
Scotland median hourly rate £38.25 £43.25 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.56% +7.11% -3.86%
10th Percentile £31.50 £42.13 £20.90
90th Percentile £44.13 £48.58 £43.30
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.38
% change year-on-year +1.18% +5.25% +0.95%

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 4228 3604 5062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.12% 83.60% 82.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2107 2642
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 87 103
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%

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 21 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +57 92 £375 -6.25% 32
Glasgow -20 41 £388 -3.13% 12
Fife -1 3 £519 +59.62% 1
Dundee -2 3 - - 2
West Lothian -2 2 £240 -43.53% 5
Highlands - 1 - - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £308 -
Aberdeen - 1 £145 -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 94 (64.38%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (56.16%) Java
3 62 (42.47%) Spring
4 56 (38.36%) Linux
5 51 (34.93%) Scrum
6 50 (34.25%) Continuous Integration
7 48 (32.88%) JSON
8 47 (32.19%) Jenkins
9 43 (29.45%) Git (software)
9 43 (29.45%) Finance
10 41 (28.08%) Web Services
11 40 (27.40%) Test Automation
12 39 (26.71%) TDD
13 38 (26.03%) RESTful
13 38 (26.03%) Cucumber
14 34 (23.29%) Puppet
14 34 (23.29%) Degree
15 30 (20.55%) Mockito
16 29 (19.86%) JavaScript
16 29 (19.86%) Computer Science
17 28 (19.18%) SQL
18 27 (18.49%) SOA
18 27 (18.49%) GitHub
18 27 (18.49%) GitLab
19 26 (17.81%) C++
19 26 (17.81%) Configuration Management
20 25 (17.12%) JMX
20 25 (17.12%) Microservices
21 24 (16.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 23 (15.75%) XML

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 (8.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (7.53%) WebSphere
3 10 (6.85%) JBoss
4 8 (5.48%) Tomcat
5 7 (4.79%) Jetty
5 7 (4.79%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.74%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (2.05%) Apache
8 2 (1.37%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.68%) Mule
9 1 (0.68%) SAS
9 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (10.96%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 27 (18.49%) GitHub
2 12 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.74%) IaaS
4 4 (2.74%) PaaS
5 3 (2.05%) Serverless
6 2 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.37%) BlazeMeter
6 2 (1.37%) Sauce Labs
6 2 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.68%) iTunes
7 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.79%) AMQP
2 2 (1.37%) CTI
2 2 (1.37%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.37%) HTTP
2 2 (1.37%) Internet
2 2 (1.37%) SMS
3 1 (0.68%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.68%) Modbus
3 1 (0.68%) MQTT
3 1 (0.68%) RS-232
3 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.64%) MongoDB
1 17 (11.64%) NoSQL
1 17 (11.64%) Relational Database
2 14 (9.59%) SQL Server
3 13 (8.90%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (7.53%) RDBMS
4 11 (7.53%) Redis
5 7 (4.79%) Couchbase
5 7 (4.79%) Hadoop
5 7 (4.79%) Riak
6 5 (3.42%) DB2
7 4 (2.74%) MySQL
8 3 (2.05%) SQLite
9 2 (1.37%) Big Data
9 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.37%) GIS
9 2 (1.37%) HBase
9 2 (1.37%) Spatial Data
9 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (32.19%) Jenkins
2 43 (29.45%) Git (software)
3 38 (26.03%) Cucumber
4 30 (20.55%) Mockito
5 27 (18.49%) GitLab
6 9 (6.16%) Hudson
6 9 (6.16%) Maven
6 9 (6.16%) Selenium
7 8 (5.48%) Ant
8 7 (4.79%) FitNesse
8 7 (4.79%) JIRA
8 7 (4.79%) Vagrant
9 6 (4.11%) Eclipse
10 5 (3.42%) Gradle
10 5 (3.42%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (2.05%) Jasmine
12 3 (2.05%) JProfiler
13 2 (1.37%) Redmine
13 2 (1.37%) SpecFlow
General
1 43 (29.45%) Finance
2 9 (6.16%) Banking
3 4 (2.74%) Front Office
4 3 (2.05%) Electronics
5 2 (1.37%) Legal
5 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.68%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Law
6 1 (0.68%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (43.84%) Developer
2 58 (39.73%) Software Engineer
3 31 (21.23%) Java Developer
4 22 (15.07%) Java Engineer
5 17 (11.64%) Java Software Engineer
6 16 (10.96%) Senior Software Engineer
7 13 (8.90%) Senior Developer
8 9 (6.16%) Senior Java Engineer
9 8 (5.48%) C++ Developer
9 8 (5.48%) Embedded Engineer
9 8 (5.48%) Senior Java Software Engineer
10 7 (4.79%) .NET Developer
10 7 (4.79%) C++ Software Engineer
10 7 (4.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 7 (4.79%) Senior Java Developer
11 6 (4.11%) Consultant
11 6 (4.11%) Linux Engineer
11 6 (4.11%) Software Consultant
12 5 (3.42%) Senior Linux Engineer
12 5 (3.42%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (42.47%) Spring
2 48 (32.88%) JSON
3 41 (28.08%) Web Services
4 38 (26.03%) RESTful
5 25 (17.12%) JMX
6 23 (15.75%) XML
7 22 (15.07%) HTML
8 18 (12.33%) SOAP
9 17 (11.64%) REST
10 16 (10.96%) .NET
11 13 (8.90%) CSS
11 13 (8.90%) HTML5
12 11 (7.53%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (6.85%) AngularJS
13 10 (6.85%) Hibernate
14 9 (6.16%) .NET Framework
15 7 (4.79%) JMS
15 7 (4.79%) JPA
15 7 (4.79%) TIBCO EMS
15 7 (4.79%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (19.86%) Computer Science
2 13 (8.90%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.11%) Algorithms
5 6 (4.11%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.11%) N-Tier
5 6 (4.11%) User Experience
6 5 (3.42%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.74%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (1.37%) Blog
8 2 (1.37%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.37%) Wiki
9 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.68%) PlayStation
9 1 (0.68%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.68%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.68%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 56 (38.36%) Linux
2 24 (16.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (13.01%) Unix
4 6 (4.11%) Windows
5 4 (2.74%) Android
6 3 (2.05%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.37%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (64.38%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (34.93%) Scrum
3 50 (34.25%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (27.40%) Test Automation
5 39 (26.71%) TDD
6 27 (18.49%) SOA
7 26 (17.81%) Configuration Management
8 25 (17.12%) Microservices
9 22 (15.07%) BDD
10 20 (13.70%) Unit Testing
11 18 (12.33%) SDLC
12 15 (10.27%) Kanban
12 15 (10.27%) Multithreading
13 13 (8.90%) Risk Management
14 12 (8.22%) High Availability
15 11 (7.53%) Feasibility Study
15 11 (7.53%) Mentoring
16 10 (6.85%) Integration Testing
16 10 (6.85%) Use Case
17 9 (6.16%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 82 (56.16%) Java
2 29 (19.86%) JavaScript
3 28 (19.18%) SQL
4 26 (17.81%) C++
5 17 (11.64%) C#
5 17 (11.64%) Python
6 13 (8.90%) C
7 10 (6.85%) Bash Shell
7 10 (6.85%) Perl
8 9 (6.16%) Ruby
9 7 (4.79%) Scala
10 6 (4.11%) PHP
11 5 (3.42%) PL/SQL
11 5 (3.42%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.05%) ES6
13 2 (1.37%) Embedded C
13 2 (1.37%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.37%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.37%) VBA
13 2 (1.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 34 (23.29%) Degree
2 18 (12.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.74%) MCSD
3 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.74%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.05%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.37%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.64%) GDPR
1 17 (11.64%) QA
2 13 (8.90%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.68%) EMIR
4 1 (0.68%) MiFID
4 1 (0.68%) MISRA
System Software
1 17 (11.64%) Docker
2 6 (4.11%) Firmware
3 2 (1.37%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (23.29%) Puppet
2 12 (8.22%) Ansible
3 10 (6.85%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (4.79%) Cobbler
5 2 (1.37%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (1.37%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 20 (13.70%) Oracle
2 8 (5.48%) Perforce
3 7 (4.79%) IBM
3 7 (4.79%) Sybase
3 7 (4.79%) TIBCO
4 6 (4.11%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.05%) VMware
6 2 (1.37%) Avaya
6 2 (1.37%) CA
6 2 (1.37%) Informatica
6 2 (1.37%) Pega
6 2 (1.37%) Perfecto Mobile
7 1 (0.68%) Google