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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 188 156 181
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 23 46 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.78% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.85% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 36 30
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 £402
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £613 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £39.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.87% +9.02%
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
5481 5422 6592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.38% 92.16% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4267 3949 4849
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 91 168
Average hourly rate £17.98 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £32.82 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 July 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 July 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 28 (73.68%) Software Engineering
2 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (44.74%) Java
4 16 (42.11%) JavaScript
5 14 (36.84%) Scrum
6 13 (34.21%) TDD
7 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (28.95%) Linux
8 10 (26.32%) SQL
8 10 (26.32%) REST
9 9 (23.68%) Git (software)
9 9 (23.68%) HTML
9 9 (23.68%) OO
10 8 (21.05%) .NET
10 8 (21.05%) RESTful
11 7 (18.42%) BDD
11 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
11 7 (18.42%) CSS
11 7 (18.42%) Spring
12 6 (15.79%) Ruby
12 6 (15.79%) Pair Programming
12 6 (15.79%) JSON
12 6 (15.79%) QA
12 6 (15.79%) Web Services
12 6 (15.79%) Python
12 6 (15.79%) Windows
12 6 (15.79%) Node.js
12 6 (15.79%) Groovy
12 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
13 5 (13.16%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 6 (15.79%) Node.js
2 4 (10.53%) IIS
2 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 4 (10.53%) Jetty
3 3 (7.89%) Apache
4 2 (5.26%) NServiceBus
4 2 (5.26%) WordPress
4 2 (5.26%) Confluence
4 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.63%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) SaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) LDAP
1 2 (5.26%) HTTP
1 2 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.26%) MySQL
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.26%) SSDT
4 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.63%) Big Data
5 1 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.63%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Git (software)
2 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
3 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
3 5 (13.16%) Subversion
4 4 (10.53%) Maven
4 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
4 4 (10.53%) Hudson
4 4 (10.53%) TeamCity
5 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.89%) JIRA
6 2 (5.26%) ReSharper
6 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.26%) Selenium
6 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (5.26%) Ant
6 2 (5.26%) JUnit
6 2 (5.26%) Log4Net
6 2 (5.26%) NUnit
6 2 (5.26%) Moq
6 2 (5.26%) Mockito
General
1 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Automotive
2 2 (5.26%) Publishing
3 1 (2.63%) Games
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Front Office
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) REST
2 9 (23.68%) HTML
3 8 (21.05%) .NET
3 8 (21.05%) RESTful
4 7 (18.42%) CSS
4 7 (18.42%) Spring
5 6 (15.79%) JSON
5 6 (15.79%) Web Services
6 5 (13.16%) XML
6 5 (13.16%) HTML5
6 5 (13.16%) jQuery
6 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
7 3 (7.89%) Android SDK
8 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (5.26%) Sass
8 2 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (5.26%) Apache Cordova
8 2 (5.26%) CSS3
8 2 (5.26%) NHibernate
8 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Digital Media
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (5.26%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.63%) Physics
4 1 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.63%) W3C
4 1 (2.63%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.63%) Derivative
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) Linux
2 6 (15.79%) Windows
3 3 (7.89%) UNIX
3 3 (7.89%) Android
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) Software Engineering
2 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (36.84%) Scrum
4 13 (34.21%) TDD
5 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (23.68%) OO
7 7 (18.42%) BDD
8 6 (15.79%) Pair Programming
9 5 (13.16%) Refactoring
10 4 (10.53%) MVC
11 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
11 3 (7.89%) RDF
11 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
11 3 (7.89%) Android Development
11 3 (7.89%) API Integration
12 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
12 2 (5.26%) DevOps
12 2 (5.26%) SDLC
12 2 (5.26%) Mobile First
12 2 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) Java
2 16 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 10 (26.32%) SQL
4 6 (15.79%) Ruby
4 6 (15.79%) Groovy
4 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
4 6 (15.79%) Python
5 5 (13.16%) PHP
5 5 (13.16%) C#
6 4 (10.53%) Perl
7 3 (7.89%) C++
7 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
7 3 (7.89%) Objective-C
7 3 (7.89%) C
8 2 (5.26%) Scala
8 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.63%) Clojure
9 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.26%) vCloud
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.63%) Apache Flume
3 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.63%) Oozie
1 1 (2.63%) Graphite
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) HP
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) VMware
3 2 (5.26%) Twitter
3 2 (5.26%) Xamarin
3 2 (5.26%) WorldPay
4 1 (2.63%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (2.63%) Tableau
4 1 (2.63%) Perforce
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