The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 15 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
15 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 178 166 203
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 35 35 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.54% 0.56% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.60% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 10
Average daily rate £375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £266 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £41.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6032 5810 7457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.27% 92.86% 91.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4353 4290 5256
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £288 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 116 172
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £135.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.63
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.82%
Software Engineer
London

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the City of London region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 15 April 2014.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the City of London region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 49 (74.24%) Software Engineering
2 34 (51.52%) C#
3 23 (34.85%) SQL
4 22 (33.33%) .NET
5 19 (28.79%) OO
5 19 (28.79%) Degree
6 17 (25.76%) Computer Science
6 17 (25.76%) TDD
6 17 (25.76%) Java
7 16 (24.24%) C++
7 16 (24.24%) Scrum
7 16 (24.24%) Test Automation
8 15 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (19.70%) Multithreading
9 13 (19.70%) HTML
9 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
10 12 (18.18%) C
10 12 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (16.67%) Windows
12 9 (13.64%) Linux
12 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
12 9 (13.64%) Games
12 9 (13.64%) Derivative
12 9 (13.64%) Web Development
13 8 (12.12%) Android
13 8 (12.12%) MVC
13 8 (12.12%) Visual Studio
13 8 (12.12%) CSS
13 8 (12.12%) XML
14 7 (10.61%) Web Services

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 15 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.03%) IIS
1 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.52%) CMS
2 1 (1.52%) Apache
2 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.52%) Jetty
2 1 (1.52%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.52%) nginx
2 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.52%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (1.52%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Endur
1 1 (1.52%) Findur
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.58%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) HTTP
2 5 (7.58%) Internet
3 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.03%) DNS
4 2 (3.03%) HTTPS
4 2 (3.03%) SSL
5 1 (1.52%) Firewall
5 1 (1.52%) LDAP
5 1 (1.52%) LAN
5 1 (1.52%) WAN
5 1 (1.52%) SNMP
5 1 (1.52%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (6.06%) MySQL
3 3 (4.55%) Data Mining
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) SQLite
5 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.52%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Visual Studio
2 7 (10.61%) Subversion
3 5 (7.58%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.06%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.06%) Selenium
4 4 (6.06%) WebDriver
5 3 (4.55%) JIRA
6 2 (3.03%) Behat
6 2 (3.03%) NUnit
6 2 (3.03%) PHPUnit
6 2 (3.03%) JUnit
7 1 (1.52%) Xcode
7 1 (1.52%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.52%) InstallShield
7 1 (1.52%) Ant
7 1 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.52%) JBehave
7 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.52%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.52%) Maven
General
1 9 (13.64%) Games
2 6 (9.09%) Finance
3 5 (7.58%) Front Office
3 5 (7.58%) Banking
4 4 (6.06%) Electronics
5 3 (4.55%) Multimedia
5 3 (4.55%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.52%) Legal
6 1 (1.52%) Marketing
6 1 (1.52%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (33.33%) .NET
2 13 (19.70%) HTML
3 8 (12.12%) CSS
3 8 (12.12%) XML
4 7 (10.61%) Web Services
5 6 (9.09%) WPF
6 5 (7.58%) WinForms
7 4 (6.06%) OpenCL
7 4 (6.06%) HTML5
7 4 (6.06%) Spring
7 4 (6.06%) Qt
7 4 (6.06%) WCF
7 4 (6.06%) jQuery
7 4 (6.06%) Middleware
8 3 (4.55%) OpenGL
8 3 (4.55%) SOAP
8 3 (4.55%) RESTful
8 3 (4.55%) JSON
8 3 (4.55%) Ajax
8 3 (4.55%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.76%) Computer Science
2 9 (13.64%) Derivative
3 6 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 6 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (7.58%) Machine Learning
4 5 (7.58%) Mobile App
5 4 (6.06%) Physics
5 4 (6.06%) Statistics
6 3 (4.55%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (3.03%) Hedge funds
7 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
7 2 (3.03%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.52%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.52%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.52%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.52%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.52%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.67%) Windows
2 9 (13.64%) Linux
3 8 (12.12%) Android
4 3 (4.55%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Phone
5 2 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (3.03%) UNIX
6 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (74.24%) Software Engineering
2 19 (28.79%) OO
3 17 (25.76%) TDD
4 16 (24.24%) Scrum
4 16 (24.24%) Test Automation
5 15 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (19.70%) Multithreading
7 12 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (13.64%) Web Development
9 8 (12.12%) MVC
10 7 (10.61%) Test Strategy
11 6 (9.09%) BDD
11 6 (9.09%) Software Testing
11 6 (9.09%) Load Testing
12 4 (6.06%) Low Latency
12 4 (6.06%) Analytics
12 4 (6.06%) High Availability
12 4 (6.06%) Unit Testing
12 4 (6.06%) DNA
12 4 (6.06%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 34 (51.52%) C#
2 23 (34.85%) SQL
3 17 (25.76%) Java
4 16 (24.24%) C++
5 12 (18.18%) C
6 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
7 5 (7.58%) PHP
8 4 (6.06%) Python
9 3 (4.55%) VB
9 3 (4.55%) Perl
9 3 (4.55%) GLSL
9 3 (4.55%) HLSL
10 2 (3.03%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
10 2 (3.03%) Groovy
10 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.03%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.52%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.52%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.52%) XAML
Qualifications
1 19 (28.79%) Degree
2 4 (6.06%) PhD
3 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (6.06%) DevExpress
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle
2 3 (4.55%) Syncfusion
3 2 (3.03%) Zend
3 2 (3.03%) Sybase
3 2 (3.03%) Symbian
3 2 (3.03%) Nokia
3 2 (3.03%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.52%) Adobe
4 1 (1.52%) Apple
4 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.52%) OpenLink
4 1 (1.52%) Trillium
4 1 (1.52%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.52%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.52%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.52%) Ektron
4 1 (1.52%) Altiris