The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 185 181 171
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 11 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.51% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.55% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 25 27
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £335 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.38% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £41.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
Software Engineer
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5091 5808 5847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.92% 92.57% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3862 4256 4275
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 82 119
Average hourly rate £17.98 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £41.25 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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
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 4 May 2015, 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 14 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (45.00%) Java
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (35.00%) Linux
3 7 (35.00%) Python
3 7 (35.00%) RESTful
4 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (30.00%) Spring
4 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
5 5 (25.00%) TDD
5 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (25.00%) Web Services
5 5 (25.00%) QA
6 4 (20.00%) Subversion
6 4 (20.00%) JSON
6 4 (20.00%) REST
6 4 (20.00%) XML
6 4 (20.00%) C
6 4 (20.00%) HTML
6 4 (20.00%) OO
6 4 (20.00%) PHP
6 4 (20.00%) Windows
6 4 (20.00%) Scrum
6 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (15.00%) Refactoring
7 3 (15.00%) DevOps
7 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (15.00%) Pair Programming
7 3 (15.00%) Tomcat

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (15.00%) Jetty
2 2 (10.00%) WordPress
2 2 (10.00%) Node.js
2 2 (10.00%) Confluence
2 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
2 2 (10.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (10.00%) LDAP
1 2 (10.00%) VPN
1 2 (10.00%) MPLS
1 2 (10.00%) BGP
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
1 2 (10.00%) IPsec
1 2 (10.00%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) SNMP
2 1 (5.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (10.00%) SSDT
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (20.00%) Subversion
3 3 (15.00%) Hudson
3 3 (15.00%) Maven
4 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (10.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) Gerrit
4 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (10.00%) Ant
4 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (10.00%) Zephyr
4 2 (10.00%) WiX
5 1 (5.00%) webpack
5 1 (5.00%) Gradle
5 1 (5.00%) Grunt
5 1 (5.00%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (10.00%) Automotive
1 2 (10.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) RESTful
2 6 (30.00%) Spring
3 5 (25.00%) Web Services
4 4 (20.00%) JSON
4 4 (20.00%) REST
4 4 (20.00%) XML
4 4 (20.00%) HTML
4 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (15.00%) CSS
5 3 (15.00%) .NET
5 3 (15.00%) HTML5
5 3 (15.00%) jQuery
6 2 (10.00%) JPA
6 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (10.00%) CSS3
6 2 (10.00%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (10.00%) Sass
7 1 (5.00%) Kafka
7 1 (5.00%) Backbone.js
7 1 (5.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Interactive TV
2 2 (10.00%) Streaming Media
2 2 (10.00%) W3C
2 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Streaming Video
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile Games
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) Open Source
3 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.00%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) UNIX
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) VMS
4 1 (5.00%) CentOS
4 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) TDD
4 4 (20.00%) OO
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) Refactoring
5 3 (15.00%) DevOps
5 3 (15.00%) Pair Programming
5 3 (15.00%) RDF
6 2 (10.00%) Kanban
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.00%) ITIL
6 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.00%) Change Control
6 2 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (5.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (35.00%) Python
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (20.00%) C
4 4 (20.00%) PHP
5 3 (15.00%) Perl
5 3 (15.00%) Ruby
5 3 (15.00%) Groovy
6 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (10.00%) Scala
6 2 (10.00%) C++
6 2 (10.00%) Objective-C
7 1 (5.00%) Go
7 1 (5.00%) TypeScript
7 1 (5.00%) C#
7 1 (5.00%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) JNCIP
1 2 (10.00%) CCNP
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (10.00%) vCloud
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Flume
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.00%) Juniper
1 2 (10.00%) VMware
1 2 (10.00%) WorldPay
2 1 (5.00%) Perforce
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.00%) Tableau
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