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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 185 193 176
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 18 35 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.49% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.53% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 24
Average daily rate
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£466 £450 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +10.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £235 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £645 £557
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
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
5311 6588 6022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.16% 93.04% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4061 4818 4440
Average daily rate £435 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 130 141
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £11.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £32.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 53 (89.83%) Software Engineering
2 39 (66.10%) Java
3 28 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (28.81%) Web Services
4 17 (28.81%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (25.42%) Spring
6 13 (22.03%) MVC
7 12 (20.34%) Scrum
7 12 (20.34%) Banking
7 12 (20.34%) JUnit
7 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
7 12 (20.34%) SQL
7 12 (20.34%) Low Latency
8 11 (18.64%) Multithreading
8 11 (18.64%) Linux
8 11 (18.64%) Maven
9 10 (16.95%) C#
9 10 (16.95%) Mockito
9 10 (16.95%) REST
10 9 (15.25%) Spring MVC
10 9 (15.25%) Unit Testing
10 9 (15.25%) HTML
10 9 (15.25%) J2EE
10 9 (15.25%) Hibernate
11 8 (13.56%) Risk Management
11 8 (13.56%) TDD
11 8 (13.56%) Investment Banking
11 8 (13.56%) CruiseControl
11 8 (13.56%) Business Analysis
11 8 (13.56%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (10.17%) WebSphere
2 5 (8.47%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.47%) JBoss
3 2 (3.39%) ArcGIS
3 2 (3.39%) Apache
3 2 (3.39%) WordPress
3 2 (3.39%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.69%) Node.js
4 1 (1.69%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.69%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.69%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Process Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) HTTP
2 3 (5.08%) SSL
3 1 (1.69%) AMQP
3 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.47%) Big Data
3 4 (6.78%) MySQL
4 3 (5.08%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.08%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (5.08%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.69%) DataStax
6 1 (1.69%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.69%) HBase
6 1 (1.69%) Redis
6 1 (1.69%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (20.34%) JUnit
2 11 (18.64%) Maven
3 10 (16.95%) Mockito
4 8 (13.56%) CruiseControl
4 8 (13.56%) TeamCity
5 4 (6.78%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.08%) JIRA
7 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.39%) Selenium
7 2 (3.39%) TestNG
7 2 (3.39%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.39%) Grunt
8 1 (1.69%) Hudson
8 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.69%) JBehave
8 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (20.34%) Banking
2 8 (13.56%) Investment Banking
3 4 (6.78%) Front Office
3 4 (6.78%) Finance
4 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.69%) Advertising
4 1 (1.69%) Publishing
4 1 (1.69%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (28.81%) Web Services
2 15 (25.42%) Spring
3 10 (16.95%) REST
4 9 (15.25%) Spring MVC
4 9 (15.25%) HTML
4 9 (15.25%) J2EE
4 9 (15.25%) Hibernate
5 8 (13.56%) JDBC
6 6 (10.17%) SOAP
6 6 (10.17%) XML
6 6 (10.17%) Java EE
7 5 (8.47%) WebSockets
7 5 (8.47%) HTML5
7 5 (8.47%) jQuery
7 5 (8.47%) JMS
7 5 (8.47%) Ajax
8 4 (6.78%) Middleware
8 4 (6.78%) CSS
8 4 (6.78%) JSON
8 4 (6.78%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Market Risk
2 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.78%) Open Source
3 4 (6.78%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.08%) Fat Client
4 3 (5.08%) N-Tier
4 3 (5.08%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.39%) Fixed Income
5 2 (3.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.39%) Data Integration
5 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.69%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.69%) Physics
6 1 (1.69%) W3C
6 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.64%) Linux
2 4 (6.78%) UNIX
3 3 (5.08%) Debian
4 2 (3.39%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.69%) CentOS
5 1 (1.69%) Android
5 1 (1.69%) Windows
5 1 (1.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (89.83%) Software Engineering
2 28 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (28.81%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (22.03%) MVC
5 12 (20.34%) Scrum
5 12 (20.34%) Low Latency
6 11 (18.64%) Multithreading
7 9 (15.25%) Unit Testing
8 8 (13.56%) Risk Management
8 8 (13.56%) TDD
8 8 (13.56%) Business Analysis
8 8 (13.56%) OO
8 8 (13.56%) BDD
9 6 (10.17%) ETL
10 5 (8.47%) Web Development
11 4 (6.78%) SOA
11 4 (6.78%) UML
11 4 (6.78%) E-Commerce
11 4 (6.78%) DevOps
11 4 (6.78%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 39 (66.10%) Java
2 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
2 12 (20.34%) SQL
3 10 (16.95%) C#
4 8 (13.56%) C++
4 8 (13.56%) Scala
5 6 (10.17%) Ruby
6 5 (8.47%) C
6 5 (8.47%) PHP
7 4 (6.78%) Python
8 3 (5.08%) Groovy
8 3 (5.08%) PHP5
9 2 (3.39%) VBA
9 2 (3.39%) Perl
10 1 (1.69%) sed
10 1 (1.69%) Clojure
10 1 (1.69%) R
10 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) ISEB
4 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Varnish
1 1 (1.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.08%) Puppet
2 2 (3.39%) Salt
3 1 (1.69%) Oozie
3 1 (1.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Oracle
2 5 (8.47%) Google
3 3 (5.08%) Cognizant
4 2 (3.39%) ESRI
4 2 (3.39%) IBM
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.39%) Zend
4 2 (3.39%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.69%) Twitter
5 1 (1.69%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.69%) Adobe
5 1 (1.69%) EMC
5 1 (1.69%) Software AG
5 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.69%) Apple
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