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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 158 194 189
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 40 35 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.69% 0.48% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.53% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 33
Average daily rate
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£500 £402 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.37% -5.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £311 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £515 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.04% -5.33%
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
5382 6662 7123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.55% 92.27% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3969 4847 5119
Average daily rate £445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 134 169
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £38.00 £43.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 67 (91.78%) Software Engineering
2 45 (61.64%) Java
3 37 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (32.88%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (28.77%) Web Services
6 20 (27.40%) MVC
7 19 (26.03%) TDD
8 18 (24.66%) Banking
8 18 (24.66%) Spring
9 15 (20.55%) Scrum
9 15 (20.55%) JavaScript
9 15 (20.55%) C#
9 15 (20.55%) SQL
9 15 (20.55%) Low Latency
10 14 (19.18%) Maven
10 14 (19.18%) Investment Banking
11 13 (17.81%) Multithreading
11 13 (17.81%) Mockito
11 13 (17.81%) JUnit
12 12 (16.44%) Finance
12 12 (16.44%) Hibernate
12 12 (16.44%) HTML
12 12 (16.44%) Linux
13 11 (15.07%) J2EE
13 11 (15.07%) REST
13 11 (15.07%) Unit Testing
13 11 (15.07%) Spring MVC
14 10 (13.70%) Market Risk
14 10 (13.70%) Business Analysis
14 10 (13.70%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (8.22%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.85%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.11%) Apache
4 2 (2.74%) CMS
4 2 (2.74%) ArcGIS
4 2 (2.74%) IIS
4 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.74%) WordPress
5 1 (1.37%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.37%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.37%) Node.js
5 1 (1.37%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.37%) nginx
5 1 (1.37%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.37%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.37%) RMDS
1 1 (1.37%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.37%) GitHub
2 1 (1.37%) SaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.22%) HTTP
2 3 (4.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) Oracle Database
2 7 (9.59%) MySQL
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.48%) Hadoop
4 3 (4.11%) Big Data
4 3 (4.11%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.74%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.74%) Redis
6 1 (1.37%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.37%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.37%) HBase
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (19.18%) Maven
2 13 (17.81%) Mockito
2 13 (17.81%) JUnit
3 10 (13.70%) TeamCity
3 10 (13.70%) CruiseControl
4 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.11%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.74%) NUnit
6 2 (2.74%) JIRA
6 2 (2.74%) TestNG
6 2 (2.74%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.37%) Grunt
7 1 (1.37%) Behat
7 1 (1.37%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.37%) DbUnit
7 1 (1.37%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.37%) Selenium
General
1 18 (24.66%) Banking
2 14 (19.18%) Investment Banking
3 12 (16.44%) Finance
4 4 (5.48%) Front Office
5 1 (1.37%) Marketing
5 1 (1.37%) Military
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
5 1 (1.37%) Electronics
5 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.37%) Advertising
5 1 (1.37%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.77%) Web Services
2 18 (24.66%) Spring
3 12 (16.44%) Hibernate
3 12 (16.44%) HTML
4 11 (15.07%) J2EE
4 11 (15.07%) REST
4 11 (15.07%) Spring MVC
5 10 (13.70%) XML
5 10 (13.70%) JDBC
6 9 (12.33%) .NET
7 8 (10.96%) Java EE
7 8 (10.96%) jQuery
7 8 (10.96%) CSS
8 7 (9.59%) SOAP
9 6 (8.22%) Ajax
9 6 (8.22%) HTML5
9 6 (8.22%) WebSockets
10 5 (6.85%) JMS
10 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
11 4 (5.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Market Risk
2 6 (8.22%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.48%) Mathematics
3 4 (5.48%) Open Source
4 3 (4.11%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.11%) Hedge funds
4 3 (4.11%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.11%) N-Tier
4 3 (4.11%) Fixed Income
4 3 (4.11%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.74%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.74%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.37%) CUDA
6 1 (1.37%) Physics
6 1 (1.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.44%) Linux
2 6 (8.22%) UNIX
3 3 (4.11%) Windows
3 3 (4.11%) Debian
4 2 (2.74%) Android
5 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (91.78%) Software Engineering
2 37 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (32.88%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (27.40%) MVC
5 19 (26.03%) TDD
6 15 (20.55%) Scrum
6 15 (20.55%) Low Latency
7 13 (17.81%) Multithreading
8 11 (15.07%) Unit Testing
9 10 (13.70%) Business Analysis
9 10 (13.70%) BDD
9 10 (13.70%) Risk Management
10 9 (12.33%) OO
11 6 (8.22%) DevOps
12 5 (6.85%) Test Automation
12 5 (6.85%) Web Development
12 5 (6.85%) E-Commerce
12 5 (6.85%) SOA
12 5 (6.85%) ETL
13 4 (5.48%) UML
Programming Languages
1 45 (61.64%) Java
2 15 (20.55%) JavaScript
2 15 (20.55%) C#
2 15 (20.55%) SQL
3 9 (12.33%) C++
3 9 (12.33%) Scala
4 8 (10.96%) Ruby
5 6 (8.22%) C
5 6 (8.22%) PHP
6 5 (6.85%) Python
7 3 (4.11%) Groovy
7 3 (4.11%) PHP5
7 3 (4.11%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.74%) VBA
8 2 (2.74%) Perl
9 1 (1.37%) sed
9 1 (1.37%) Clojure
9 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.37%) VBScript
9 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Varnish
1 1 (1.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.85%) Puppet
2 4 (5.48%) Salt
3 1 (1.37%) Oozie
3 1 (1.37%) SCCM
3 1 (1.37%) Nagios
3 1 (1.37%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) Oracle
2 6 (8.22%) JBoss
2 6 (8.22%) Google
3 4 (5.48%) Rackspace
4 3 (4.11%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.11%) Cognizant
4 3 (4.11%) Sybase
5 2 (2.74%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.74%) ESRI
5 2 (2.74%) IBM
5 2 (2.74%) Zend
6 1 (1.37%) Spiceworks
6 1 (1.37%) Ektron
6 1 (1.37%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.37%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.37%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.37%) Apple
6 1 (1.37%) Adobe
6 1 (1.37%) EMC
6 1 (1.37%) Software AG