Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 67 95
Rank change year-on-year +17 +28 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 224 147 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.21% 2.95% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.78% 3.46% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 78 62
Scotland median daily rate £463 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £244 £260
90th Percentile £584 £511 £461
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 4
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 £38.25 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.42% -11.56% +7.11%
10th Percentile £38.75 £31.50 £42.13
90th Percentile £44.56 £44.13 £48.58
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.74% +1.18% +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 4,682 4,252 3,749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.94% 85.40% 84.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,533 2,396 2,189
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -4.00%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £530 £489
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 112 100
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.05% +1.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.78 £9.94
90th Percentile £49.50 £44.43 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.38% +4.44% +2.27%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +11 115 £450 +20.00% 82
Glasgow +12 90 £475 +22.58% 39
Fife +7 6 - - 8
Dundee -7 4 £263 - 2
West Lothian +9 3 £475 +97.92% 4
Aberdeen +15 1 £438 +201.72% 7
Renfrewshire - 1 £325 -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 154 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (50.45%) Java
3 73 (32.59%) Python
4 70 (31.25%) SQL
5 67 (29.91%) Finance
6 65 (29.02%) Scrum
7 47 (20.98%) Microsoft
7 47 (20.98%) JavaScript
7 47 (20.98%) Kanban
7 47 (20.98%) Hadoop
8 46 (20.54%) Linux
9 45 (20.09%) Spring
10 39 (17.41%) SQL Server
11 38 (16.96%) Test Automation
11 38 (16.96%) Jenkins
12 37 (16.52%) HTML
13 36 (16.07%) Oracle
14 35 (15.63%) TDD
15 34 (15.18%) Ruby
15 34 (15.18%) DevOps
16 33 (14.73%) C#
17 32 (14.29%) REST
18 31 (13.84%) OO
19 30 (13.39%) BDD
20 29 (12.95%) Bash Shell
20 29 (12.95%) JSON
20 29 (12.95%) Perl
20 29 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
21 28 (12.50%) Degree
21 28 (12.50%) Relational Database

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 17 (7.59%) Tomcat
2 13 (5.80%) JBoss
3 12 (5.36%) Jetty
3 12 (5.36%) WebLogic
3 12 (5.36%) WebSphere
4 11 (4.91%) Apache Spark
5 7 (3.13%) Confluence
6 3 (1.34%) Apache
6 3 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.45%) GemFire
8 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.89%) Simulink
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.16%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (10.27%) GitHub
3 16 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.13%) OpenShift
5 5 (2.23%) PaaS
6 4 (1.79%) Heroku
6 4 (1.79%) SaaS
7 3 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.34%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.34%) NuGet
8 2 (0.89%) IaaS
8 2 (0.89%) Serverless
8 2 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.89%) Yarn
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.45%) npm
9 1 (0.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.91%) AMQP
2 7 (3.13%) HTTP
3 3 (1.34%) SSL
4 2 (0.89%) BIG-IP
4 2 (0.89%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.45%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.45%) Firewall
5 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.45%) Internet
5 1 (0.45%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.45%) MQTT
5 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.45%) VPN
5 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.45%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (20.98%) Hadoop
2 39 (17.41%) SQL Server
3 28 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 26 (11.61%) MongoDB
5 21 (9.38%) NoSQL
6 18 (8.04%) ArangoDB
6 18 (8.04%) Neo4j
6 18 (8.04%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (6.70%) Redis
8 11 (4.91%) Riak
9 10 (4.46%) Big Data
9 10 (4.46%) Couchbase
9 10 (4.46%) Impala
10 5 (2.23%) Power BI
11 4 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.79%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.34%) HDInsight
12 3 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (16.96%) Jenkins
2 26 (11.61%) Git (software)
3 21 (9.38%) JIRA
4 20 (8.93%) Cucumber
5 16 (7.14%) JUnit
6 14 (6.25%) Selenium
7 13 (5.80%) Subversion
8 11 (4.91%) FitNesse
9 10 (4.46%) Visual Studio
10 9 (4.02%) Vagrant
11 6 (2.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (2.23%) Hudson
13 4 (1.79%) Bitbucket
13 4 (1.79%) Gradle
13 4 (1.79%) Maven
13 4 (1.79%) Mockito
13 4 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
14 3 (1.34%) Artifactory
14 3 (1.34%) Grunt
General
1 67 (29.91%) Finance
2 22 (9.82%) Games
3 17 (7.59%) Banking
4 5 (2.23%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.79%) Avionics
5 4 (1.79%) Electronics
5 4 (1.79%) Law
5 4 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.34%) Retail
7 2 (0.89%) Legal
7 2 (0.89%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Military
8 1 (0.45%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (41.07%) Developer
2 49 (21.88%) Software Engineer
3 31 (13.84%) Java Developer
4 26 (11.61%) Architect
5 16 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (4.91%) Enterprise Architect
7 10 (4.46%) C++ Developer
7 10 (4.46%) Scala Software Engineer
8 9 (4.02%) Analyst
8 9 (4.02%) Senior Developer
8 9 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.57%) Java Engineer
9 8 (3.57%) Java Software Engineer
9 8 (3.57%) Software Developer
9 8 (3.57%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.13%) Linux Developer
10 7 (3.13%) Python Developer
10 7 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (2.68%) Agile Business Analyst
11 6 (2.68%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (20.09%) Spring
2 37 (16.52%) HTML
3 32 (14.29%) REST
4 29 (12.95%) JSON
5 24 (10.71%) Hibernate
5 24 (10.71%) Web Services
6 23 (10.27%) JPA
7 22 (9.82%) RESTful
8 21 (9.38%) .NET
8 21 (9.38%) AngularJS
9 20 (8.93%) HTML5
9 20 (8.93%) Kafka
10 17 (7.59%) CSS
10 17 (7.59%) Node.js
11 15 (6.70%) React
12 14 (6.25%) JMS
12 14 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
13 13 (5.80%) SOAP
14 11 (4.91%) ASP.NET
15 10 (4.46%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.61%) Computer Science
2 18 (8.04%) User Experience
3 17 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.59%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (6.70%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (3.57%) Fintech
6 7 (3.13%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.79%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.34%) DataPower
9 3 (1.34%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.34%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.89%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.89%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.89%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.89%) VHDL
11 1 (0.45%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 46 (20.54%) Linux
2 22 (9.82%) Windows
3 7 (3.13%) Unix
4 4 (1.79%) Android
4 4 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.34%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.34%) FreeRTOS
6 2 (0.89%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.45%) Debian
7 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (29.02%) Scrum
3 47 (20.98%) Kanban
4 38 (16.96%) Test Automation
5 35 (15.63%) TDD
6 34 (15.18%) DevOps
7 31 (13.84%) OO
8 30 (13.39%) BDD
9 29 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
10 28 (12.50%) Analytics
11 27 (12.05%) Microservices
12 20 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (8.93%) Data Protection
12 20 (8.93%) Unit Testing
13 19 (8.48%) Cryptography
13 19 (8.48%) Cybersecurity
13 19 (8.48%) UML
14 18 (8.04%) Data Encryption
14 18 (8.04%) DRM
14 18 (8.04%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 113 (50.45%) Java
2 73 (32.59%) Python
3 70 (31.25%) SQL
4 47 (20.98%) JavaScript
5 34 (15.18%) Ruby
6 33 (14.73%) C#
7 29 (12.95%) Bash Shell
7 29 (12.95%) Perl
8 26 (11.61%) Java 8
9 24 (10.71%) C++
10 22 (9.82%) Scala
11 20 (8.93%) Go
12 6 (2.68%) C
13 5 (2.23%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.79%) PHP
14 4 (1.79%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.34%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.34%) VB
15 3 (1.34%) VBA
16 2 (0.89%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 28 (12.50%) Degree
2 19 (8.48%) CISSP
3 18 (8.04%) CISM
4 16 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.79%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.89%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.45%) CEH
7 1 (0.45%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.93%) QA
2 19 (8.48%) GDPR
3 18 (8.04%) FINRA
4 5 (2.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.89%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.89%) ISO 13485
5 2 (0.89%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (9.38%) Docker
2 5 (2.23%) Firmware
3 2 (0.89%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.45%) HDFS
4 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (9.82%) Puppet
2 20 (8.93%) Ansible
3 19 (8.48%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (8.48%) Terraform
4 13 (5.80%) Kubernetes
5 9 (4.02%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.45%) Ambari
6 1 (0.45%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.45%) Kibana
6 1 (0.45%) logstash
6 1 (0.45%) Oozie
6 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 47 (20.98%) Microsoft
2 36 (16.07%) Oracle
3 19 (8.48%) Cloudera
3 19 (8.48%) Hortonworks
4 18 (8.04%) IBM
4 18 (8.04%) McAfee
4 18 (8.04%) Sybase
4 18 (8.04%) Symantec
4 18 (8.04%) Varonis
5 10 (4.46%) TIBCO
6 8 (3.57%) Informatica
7 6 (2.68%) Atlassian
7 6 (2.68%) Charles River
7 6 (2.68%) Tableau
8 5 (2.23%) VMware
9 4 (1.79%) CA
10 2 (0.89%) Altera
10 2 (0.89%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.89%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.89%) Xilinx