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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 170 168 166
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 14 32 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.55% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.59% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 22
Average daily rate
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£388 £296 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.80% -37.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £210 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £605 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £41.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
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
4780 5413 5331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.07% 93.31% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3657 3807 3953
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 87 128
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £33.28 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 25 (78.13%) Software Engineering
2 18 (56.25%) Java
3 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (31.25%) Linux
5 8 (25.00%) Python
5 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (25.00%) TDD
6 7 (21.88%) Scrum
6 7 (21.88%) Spring
6 7 (21.88%) SQL
6 7 (21.88%) OO
6 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
6 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
7 6 (18.75%) RESTful
7 6 (18.75%) Web Services
7 6 (18.75%) QA
8 5 (15.63%) Maven
8 5 (15.63%) XML
8 5 (15.63%) UNIX
8 5 (15.63%) PHP
8 5 (15.63%) Scala
8 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
8 5 (15.63%) DevOps
9 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (12.50%) Big Data
9 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
9 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (12.50%) jQuery
9 4 (12.50%) HTML5
9 4 (12.50%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (9.38%) Apache
1 3 (9.38%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.25%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) Jetty
2 2 (6.25%) WordPress
2 2 (6.25%) Confluence
2 2 (6.25%) Node.js
3 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.13%) ArcGIS
3 1 (3.13%) GlassFish
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Internet
2 2 (6.25%) MPLS
2 2 (6.25%) BGP
2 2 (6.25%) LDAP
2 2 (6.25%) VPN
2 2 (6.25%) IPsec
2 2 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (3.13%) AMQP
3 1 (3.13%) VLAN
3 1 (3.13%) DNS
3 1 (3.13%) SSL
3 1 (3.13%) DHCP
3 1 (3.13%) HTTP
3 1 (3.13%) SNMP
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Big Data
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.38%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.25%) MySQL
3 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.25%) SSDT
4 1 (3.13%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.13%) HBase
4 1 (3.13%) Redis
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) DataStax
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
1 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
2 5 (15.63%) Maven
3 4 (12.50%) JIRA
4 3 (9.38%) Subversion
4 3 (9.38%) JUnit
4 3 (9.38%) Mockito
4 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
4 3 (9.38%) Hudson
4 3 (9.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (9.38%) TeamCity
5 2 (6.25%) WiX
5 2 (6.25%) Zephyr
5 2 (6.25%) Gerrit
5 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.25%) Ant
6 1 (3.13%) Selenium
6 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.13%) CruiseControl
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
1 2 (6.25%) Automotive
1 2 (6.25%) Games
1 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Front Office
2 1 (3.13%) Publishing
2 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) Spring
2 6 (18.75%) Web Services
2 6 (18.75%) RESTful
3 5 (15.63%) XML
4 4 (12.50%) JSON
4 4 (12.50%) HTML
4 4 (12.50%) jQuery
4 4 (12.50%) HTML5
4 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 3 (9.38%) REST
5 3 (9.38%) .NET
5 3 (9.38%) CSS
6 2 (6.25%) Middleware
6 2 (6.25%) Spring MVC
6 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 2 (6.25%) CSS3
6 2 (6.25%) Hibernate
6 2 (6.25%) Sass
6 2 (6.25%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (3.13%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.50%) Open Source
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) Algorithms
4 2 (6.25%) Digital Media
4 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.25%) W3C
4 2 (6.25%) Interactive TV
4 2 (6.25%) Streaming Media
5 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.13%) N-Tier
5 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile Games
5 1 (3.13%) Streaming Video
5 1 (3.13%) Replication
5 1 (3.13%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.13%) Internet of Things
5 1 (3.13%) Social Gaming
5 1 (3.13%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) UNIX
3 4 (12.50%) Windows
4 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.13%) CentOS
5 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.13%) Android
5 1 (3.13%) VMS
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (78.13%) Software Engineering
2 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.00%) TDD
4 7 (21.88%) OO
4 7 (21.88%) Scrum
5 5 (15.63%) DevOps
6 4 (12.50%) BDD
6 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.38%) Kanban
7 3 (9.38%) ETL
7 3 (9.38%) Pair Programming
7 3 (9.38%) Low Latency
7 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (6.25%) Analytics
8 2 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (6.25%) RDF
8 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.25%) MVC
8 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 18 (56.25%) Java
2 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (25.00%) Python
3 7 (21.88%) SQL
4 5 (15.63%) Scala
4 5 (15.63%) PHP
5 4 (12.50%) C#
6 3 (9.38%) Perl
6 3 (9.38%) C
6 3 (9.38%) Ruby
6 3 (9.38%) Groovy
7 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 2 (6.25%) Objective-C
7 2 (6.25%) C++
8 1 (3.13%) AWK
8 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.13%) R
8 1 (3.13%) sed
8 1 (3.13%) Golang
8 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) CCNP
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.25%) JNCIP
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.25%) vCloud
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Nagios
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
1 1 (3.13%) Oozie
1 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.13%) Graphite
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Juniper
2 2 (6.25%) VMware
2 2 (6.25%) Google
3 1 (3.13%) Zend
3 1 (3.13%) Twitter
3 1 (3.13%) Cognizant
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.13%) Apple
3 1 (3.13%) ESRI
3 1 (3.13%) Perforce
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