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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 158 190 192
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 42 41 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.71% 0.56% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.60% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 24
Average daily rate
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£450 £402 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -8.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £555 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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
5419 6815 7234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.99% 92.61% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3910 4995 5252
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 150 173
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 71 (92.21%) Software Engineering
2 42 (54.55%) Java
3 30 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (32.47%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (29.87%) TDD
5 23 (29.87%) Web Services
6 22 (28.57%) C#
6 22 (28.57%) MVC
7 19 (24.68%) Banking
8 18 (23.38%) SQL
9 17 (22.08%) JavaScript
9 17 (22.08%) Multithreading
9 17 (22.08%) Spring
10 16 (20.78%) Finance
10 16 (20.78%) HTML
10 16 (20.78%) .NET
11 15 (19.48%) Scrum
11 15 (19.48%) Investment Banking
12 12 (15.58%) Maven
12 12 (15.58%) BDD
12 12 (15.58%) JUnit
12 12 (15.58%) REST
12 12 (15.58%) Low Latency
13 11 (14.29%) XML
13 11 (14.29%) CSS
13 11 (14.29%) OO
13 11 (14.29%) Hibernate
13 11 (14.29%) Mockito
14 10 (12.99%) Test Automation
14 10 (12.99%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (7.79%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.49%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.90%) CMS
3 3 (3.90%) IIS
4 2 (2.60%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.60%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.60%) WordPress
4 2 (2.60%) Apache
4 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.60%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.30%) Node.js
5 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (1.30%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.30%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.30%) Jetty
5 1 (1.30%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.30%) RMDS
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.30%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.30%) GitHub
2 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.30%) SaaS
2 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) HTTP
2 3 (3.90%) SSL
3 1 (1.30%) Internet
3 1 (1.30%) DNS
3 1 (1.30%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.30%) SNMP
3 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) Oracle Database
2 8 (10.39%) MySQL
3 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.90%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.90%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.60%) Big Data
6 1 (1.30%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.30%) Redis
6 1 (1.30%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.30%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 12 (15.58%) Maven
1 12 (15.58%) JUnit
2 11 (14.29%) Mockito
3 9 (11.69%) CruiseControl
3 9 (11.69%) TeamCity
4 5 (6.49%) Cucumber
4 5 (6.49%) WebDriver
5 4 (5.19%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.19%) Selenium
5 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.90%) NUnit
6 3 (3.90%) Subversion
7 2 (2.60%) PHPUnit
7 2 (2.60%) TestNG
7 2 (2.60%) JIRA
7 2 (2.60%) Behat
8 1 (1.30%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.30%) Hudson
8 1 (1.30%) Cobertura
General
1 19 (24.68%) Banking
2 16 (20.78%) Finance
3 15 (19.48%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Front Office
5 2 (2.60%) Games
6 1 (1.30%) Advertising
6 1 (1.30%) Military
6 1 (1.30%) Retail
6 1 (1.30%) Electronics
6 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (29.87%) Web Services
2 17 (22.08%) Spring
3 16 (20.78%) HTML
3 16 (20.78%) .NET
4 12 (15.58%) REST
5 11 (14.29%) XML
5 11 (14.29%) CSS
5 11 (14.29%) Hibernate
6 10 (12.99%) jQuery
6 10 (12.99%) Spring MVC
6 10 (12.99%) J2EE
7 9 (11.69%) JDBC
7 9 (11.69%) HTML5
8 8 (10.39%) Ajax
8 8 (10.39%) Java EE
8 8 (10.39%) SOAP
9 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET
9 6 (7.79%) CSS3
9 6 (7.79%) WebSockets
10 5 (6.49%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Market Risk
2 6 (7.79%) Mathematics
3 5 (6.49%) Hedge funds
4 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.19%) Derivative
4 4 (5.19%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.90%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.90%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.90%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.60%) Open Source
6 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.60%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.30%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.30%) Firmware
7 1 (1.30%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.30%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.69%) Linux
2 6 (7.79%) Windows
3 4 (5.19%) UNIX
4 2 (2.60%) Android
4 2 (2.60%) Debian
5 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.30%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (92.21%) Software Engineering
2 30 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (32.47%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (29.87%) TDD
5 22 (28.57%) MVC
6 17 (22.08%) Multithreading
7 15 (19.48%) Scrum
8 12 (15.58%) BDD
8 12 (15.58%) Low Latency
9 11 (14.29%) OO
10 10 (12.99%) Test Automation
10 10 (12.99%) Unit Testing
11 9 (11.69%) Risk Management
11 9 (11.69%) Business Analysis
12 6 (7.79%) SOA
13 5 (6.49%) Risk Analytics
13 5 (6.49%) Analytics
13 5 (6.49%) DevOps
13 5 (6.49%) Validation
14 4 (5.19%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 42 (54.55%) Java
2 22 (28.57%) C#
3 18 (23.38%) SQL
4 17 (22.08%) JavaScript
5 9 (11.69%) C++
6 8 (10.39%) Scala
7 7 (9.09%) Ruby
8 6 (7.79%) C
8 6 (7.79%) PHP
9 5 (6.49%) Python
10 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.90%) PHP5
10 3 (3.90%) Groovy
11 2 (2.60%) Perl
11 2 (2.60%) VB
11 2 (2.60%) VBA
12 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.30%) XAML
12 1 (1.30%) VBScript
12 1 (1.30%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) Degree
2 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Puppet
1 4 (5.19%) Salt
1 4 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.30%) ZENworks
2 1 (1.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (11.69%) Oracle
2 6 (7.79%) JBoss
3 5 (6.49%) Sybase
4 4 (5.19%) DevExpress
4 4 (5.19%) Google
4 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.19%) Rackspace
5 3 (3.90%) Zend
5 3 (3.90%) Syncfusion
6 2 (2.60%) Ektron
6 2 (2.60%) EPiServer
6 2 (2.60%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.60%) Adobe
6 2 (2.60%) Cognizant
6 2 (2.60%) IBM
6 2 (2.60%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.30%) Spiceworks
7 1 (1.30%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.30%) ESRI
7 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
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