Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 63 106
Rank change year-on-year -14 +43 -23
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 160 121 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.91% 2.79% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.34% 3.31% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 76 74
Scotland median daily rate £450 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% +7.41% -6.96%
10th Percentile £313 £248 £213
90th Percentile £573 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £490 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 2
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £27.19 £31.70 £34.13
90th Percentile £45.69 £44.25 £42.38
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £43.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year -1.15% +2.96% +5.63%

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 4,789 3,661 4,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.17% 84.41% 86.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,754 2,094 2,691
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £256 £256 £235
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 88 100
Scotland median hourly rate £17.63 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.91% -23.61% +54.18%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.98
90th Percentile £49.38 £45.00 £43.08
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.58 £23.88
% change year-on-year -14.56% +2.95% +9.77%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -7 81 £440 +36.43% 59
Glasgow +10 68 £450 +20.00% 36
Fife +1 5 - - 12
Dundee -10 2 £200 - 3
West Lothian 0 1 £475 +97.92% 5
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £325 -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 113 (70.63%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (46.25%) Java
3 44 (27.50%) Python
4 40 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 38 (23.75%) Finance
6 37 (23.13%) Scrum
7 35 (21.88%) SQL
8 33 (20.63%) Hadoop
9 31 (19.38%) REST
10 28 (17.50%) SQL Server
10 28 (17.50%) Microsoft
10 28 (17.50%) Spring
11 26 (16.25%) TDD
11 26 (16.25%) C#
12 25 (15.63%) Hibernate
12 25 (15.63%) JSON
12 25 (15.63%) Kanban
13 24 (15.00%) Ruby
13 24 (15.00%) Linux
14 23 (14.38%) Jenkins
14 23 (14.38%) Microservices
14 23 (14.38%) SDLC
15 22 (13.75%) BDD
15 22 (13.75%) Test Automation
15 22 (13.75%) HTML
15 22 (13.75%) .NET
16 21 (13.13%) Analytics
17 20 (12.50%) Bash Shell
17 20 (12.50%) Games
17 20 (12.50%) JPA

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 (6.88%) Apache Spark
1 11 (6.88%) Tomcat
2 10 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 9 (5.63%) JBoss
3 9 (5.63%) Jetty
3 9 (5.63%) WebLogic
4 7 (4.38%) CMS
5 5 (3.13%) Confluence
6 4 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (2.50%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.25%) Apache
8 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.63%) GemFire
8 1 (0.63%) IIS
8 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (8.13%) GitHub
4 4 (2.50%) PaaS
5 3 (1.88%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.88%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.25%) Heroku
6 2 (1.25%) Serverless
6 2 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.63%) IaaS
7 1 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) npm
7 1 (0.63%) Office 365
7 1 (0.63%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.63%) AMQP
2 6 (3.75%) HTTP
3 1 (0.63%) DHCP
3 1 (0.63%) DNS
3 1 (0.63%) Firewall
3 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.63%) Internet
3 1 (0.63%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.63%) SMS
3 1 (0.63%) SSL
3 1 (0.63%) VPN
3 1 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (20.63%) Hadoop
2 28 (17.50%) SQL Server
3 14 (8.75%) MongoDB
3 14 (8.75%) Relational Database
4 13 (8.13%) Redis
5 11 (6.88%) NoSQL
5 11 (6.88%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (6.25%) ArangoDB
6 10 (6.25%) Neo4j
7 9 (5.63%) Couchbase
7 9 (5.63%) Impala
7 9 (5.63%) Riak
8 8 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (3.75%) Big Data
10 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.88%) Data Lake
11 3 (1.88%) HDInsight
11 3 (1.88%) MariaDB
11 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (1.88%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 23 (14.38%) Jenkins
2 18 (11.25%) Cucumber
3 16 (10.00%) Selenium
4 12 (7.50%) JIRA
5 10 (6.25%) FitNesse
5 10 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 9 (5.63%) Vagrant
7 5 (3.13%) JUnit
7 5 (3.13%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.50%) Bitbucket
8 4 (2.50%) Gradle
9 3 (1.88%) Mocha
9 3 (1.88%) Protractor
9 3 (1.88%) SilkTest
9 3 (1.88%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.25%) Ant
10 2 (1.25%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.25%) Hudson
10 2 (1.25%) Subversion
11 1 (0.63%) LoadRunner
General
1 38 (23.75%) Finance
2 20 (12.50%) Games
3 17 (10.63%) Banking
4 4 (2.50%) Electronics
4 4 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.50%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.25%) Avionics
5 2 (1.25%) Law
5 2 (1.25%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Military
6 1 (0.63%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (36.88%) Developer
2 39 (24.38%) Software Engineer
3 22 (13.75%) Architect
4 20 (12.50%) Java Developer
5 14 (8.75%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (5.00%) Scala Software Engineer
7 7 (4.38%) C++ Developer
7 7 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (3.75%) Test Manager
8 6 (3.75%) Tester
9 5 (3.13%) CRM Developer
9 5 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 5 (3.13%) Enterprise Architect
9 5 (3.13%) Senior Developer
10 4 (2.50%) C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (2.50%) Java Engineer
10 4 (2.50%) Java Software Engineer
10 4 (2.50%) Linux Developer
10 4 (2.50%) Mobile Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.50%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (19.38%) REST
2 28 (17.50%) Spring
3 25 (15.63%) Hibernate
3 25 (15.63%) JSON
4 22 (13.75%) .NET
4 22 (13.75%) HTML
5 20 (12.50%) JPA
6 19 (11.88%) Kafka
7 17 (10.63%) Node.js
7 17 (10.63%) RESTful
8 15 (9.38%) HTML5
9 14 (8.75%) CSS
9 14 (8.75%) Web Services
10 12 (7.50%) AngularJS
11 11 (6.88%) SOAP
12 10 (6.25%) ASP.NET
12 10 (6.25%) JMS
13 9 (5.63%) Akka
13 9 (5.63%) React
13 9 (5.63%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.63%) Computer Science
2 15 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (8.75%) User Experience
4 9 (5.63%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.00%) Fintech
6 5 (3.13%) Algorithms
6 5 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.50%) EMV
7 4 (2.50%) iPad
8 3 (1.88%) DataPower
8 3 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.25%) Blog
9 2 (1.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.25%) VHDL
10 1 (0.63%) PKI
10 1 (0.63%) RIA
10 1 (0.63%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.00%) Linux
2 16 (10.00%) Windows
3 8 (5.00%) Android
4 6 (3.75%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.50%) Unix
6 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (70.63%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (23.13%) Scrum
3 26 (16.25%) TDD
4 25 (15.63%) Kanban
5 23 (14.38%) Microservices
5 23 (14.38%) SDLC
6 22 (13.75%) BDD
6 22 (13.75%) Test Automation
7 21 (13.13%) Analytics
8 19 (11.88%) DevOps
9 18 (11.25%) OO
9 18 (11.25%) UML
10 16 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (8.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 14 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (8.75%) Unit Testing
12 13 (8.13%) System Testing
13 12 (7.50%) CRM
13 12 (7.50%) Integration Testing
13 12 (7.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 74 (46.25%) Java
2 44 (27.50%) Python
3 40 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 35 (21.88%) SQL
5 26 (16.25%) C#
6 24 (15.00%) Ruby
7 20 (12.50%) Bash Shell
8 19 (11.88%) Java 8
9 17 (10.63%) Scala
10 16 (10.00%) C++
11 12 (7.50%) Perl
12 10 (6.25%) Go
13 5 (3.13%) C
14 4 (2.50%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.88%) T-SQL
16 2 (1.25%) Assembly Language
16 2 (1.25%) Embedded C
16 2 (1.25%) PHP
17 1 (0.63%) Jython
17 1 (0.63%) Lua
Qualifications
1 17 (10.63%) Degree
2 14 (8.75%) CISSP
3 10 (6.25%) CISM
3 10 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.50%) CEH
5 3 (1.88%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.25%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.63%) PMP
7 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.50%) QA
2 11 (6.88%) GDPR
3 10 (6.25%) FINRA
4 4 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.25%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (11.25%) Docker
2 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.63%) HDFS
2 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (8.75%) Ansible
1 14 (8.75%) Puppet
2 13 (8.13%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (6.88%) Terraform
4 9 (5.63%) Cobbler
5 6 (3.75%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.63%) Ambari
7 1 (0.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.63%) Oozie
7 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.63%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.63%) Oracle
3 14 (8.75%) IBM
4 11 (6.88%) Cloudera
4 11 (6.88%) Hortonworks
5 10 (6.25%) McAfee
5 10 (6.25%) Sybase
5 10 (6.25%) Symantec
5 10 (6.25%) Varonis
6 9 (5.63%) TIBCO
7 8 (5.00%) Atlassian
7 8 (5.00%) Informatica
8 4 (2.50%) Tableau
9 3 (1.88%) CA
10 2 (1.25%) Altera
10 2 (1.25%) Splunk
10 2 (1.25%) Xilinx
11 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.63%) Sencha
11 1 (0.63%) VMware