The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 147 193 176
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 12 9 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.36% 0.16% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.17% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 26
Median daily rate £463 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £388 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £425 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.31% +2.56%
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
3190 5352 5733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.14% 94.98% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2597 4084 4305
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £276 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 93 80
Median hourly rate £21.78 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £28.30 £32.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 29 May 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (93.10%) Software Engineering
2 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (51.72%) Java
4 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
4 7 (24.14%) AngularJS
5 6 (20.69%) REST
5 6 (20.69%) C#
5 6 (20.69%) HTML
5 6 (20.69%) Web Services
5 6 (20.69%) OO
5 6 (20.69%) Scrum
5 6 (20.69%) TDD
5 6 (20.69%) Open Source
6 5 (17.24%) CSS
6 5 (17.24%) SQL
6 5 (17.24%) React
7 4 (13.79%) High Availability
7 4 (13.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (13.79%) Kafka
7 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
7 4 (13.79%) Low Latency
7 4 (13.79%) Algorithms
7 4 (13.79%) .NET
7 4 (13.79%) PHP
7 4 (13.79%) Linux
7 4 (13.79%) Finance
7 4 (13.79%) Python
7 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
7 4 (13.79%) Mockito
7 4 (13.79%) BDD

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (6.90%) Node.js
1 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.45%) JBoss
2 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) PaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.45%) Google App Engine
2 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.45%) Heroku
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
1 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.45%) SSL
2 1 (3.45%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (10.34%) Apache Hive
2 3 (10.34%) Hadoop
2 3 (10.34%) MySQL
2 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.90%) Big Data
3 2 (6.90%) HBase
3 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (3.45%) Couchbase
4 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.45%) DB2
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.45%) Neo4j
4 1 (3.45%) Redis
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
1 4 (13.79%) Maven
1 4 (13.79%) Mockito
2 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) JUnit
3 2 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.45%) Appium
4 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.45%) Gradle
4 1 (3.45%) JIRA
4 1 (3.45%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.45%) Ranorex
4 1 (3.45%) Selenium
4 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.45%) TestNG
4 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Front Office
3 1 (3.45%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) AngularJS
2 6 (20.69%) HTML
2 6 (20.69%) REST
2 6 (20.69%) Web Services
3 5 (17.24%) CSS
3 5 (17.24%) React
4 4 (13.79%) .NET
4 4 (13.79%) Kafka
4 4 (13.79%) Spring
5 3 (10.34%) jQuery
5 3 (10.34%) JSON
5 3 (10.34%) SOAP
6 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.90%) Cascading
6 2 (6.90%) HTML5
6 2 (6.90%) Laravel
6 2 (6.90%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (6.90%) RESTful
6 2 (6.90%) Sass
6 2 (6.90%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Algorithms
1 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.45%) Device Driver
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (93.10%) Software Engineering
2 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.69%) OO
3 6 (20.69%) Open Source
3 6 (20.69%) Scrum
3 6 (20.69%) TDD
4 4 (13.79%) BDD
4 4 (13.79%) High Availability
4 4 (13.79%) Low Latency
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.34%) DevOps
5 3 (10.34%) OOP
5 3 (10.34%) Use Case
6 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (6.90%) Multithreading
6 2 (6.90%) MVC
6 2 (6.90%) OOD
6 2 (6.90%) SOA
6 2 (6.90%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) Java
2 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
3 6 (20.69%) C#
4 5 (17.24%) SQL
5 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
5 4 (13.79%) PHP
5 4 (13.79%) Python
6 3 (10.34%) C
6 3 (10.34%) C++
7 1 (3.45%) Assembly Language
7 1 (3.45%) AWK
7 1 (3.45%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.45%) Go
7 1 (3.45%) Perl
7 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.45%) Ruby
7 1 (3.45%) Scala
7 1 (3.45%) sed
7 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
1 2 (6.90%) PhD
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
1 1 (3.45%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Apache Flume
2 1 (3.45%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Firmware
2 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Oozie
2 1 (3.45%) Ansible
2 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.90%) Zend
2 1 (3.45%) Facebook
2 1 (3.45%) Google
2 1 (3.45%) IBM
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) PayPal
2 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago