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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 164 188 191
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 37 36 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.64% 0.50% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.54% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 30
Average daily rate
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£483 £402 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.08% -2.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £275 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
5363 6610 7331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.45% 92.42% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3925 4808 5247
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
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 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 140 182
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £32.75 £42.85
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 17 September 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 17 September 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 66 (92.96%) Software Engineering
2 44 (61.97%) Java
3 35 (49.30%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (33.80%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (30.99%) Web Services
6 20 (28.17%) MVC
7 19 (26.76%) Banking
8 18 (25.35%) TDD
8 18 (25.35%) Spring
9 17 (23.94%) C#
10 15 (21.13%) SQL
10 15 (21.13%) JavaScript
10 15 (21.13%) Investment Banking
11 14 (19.72%) Multithreading
11 14 (19.72%) Low Latency
12 13 (18.31%) Finance
12 13 (18.31%) Maven
12 13 (18.31%) Scrum
13 12 (16.90%) Hibernate
13 12 (16.90%) HTML
13 12 (16.90%) JUnit
13 12 (16.90%) Mockito
13 12 (16.90%) REST
14 11 (15.49%) Spring MVC
14 11 (15.49%) .NET
14 11 (15.49%) J2EE
15 10 (14.08%) XML
15 10 (14.08%) JDBC
15 10 (14.08%) Oracle
15 10 (14.08%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (8.45%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.04%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.23%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.82%) CMS
4 2 (2.82%) ArcGIS
4 2 (2.82%) Apache
4 2 (2.82%) IIS
4 2 (2.82%) WordPress
5 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.41%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.41%) Node.js
5 1 (1.41%) nginx
5 1 (1.41%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.41%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.41%) Jetty
5 1 (1.41%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.41%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.41%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.41%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.41%) GitHub
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.41%) SaaS
2 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) HTTP
2 4 (5.63%) SSL
3 1 (1.41%) SNMP
3 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.41%) DNS
3 1 (1.41%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) Oracle Database
2 7 (9.86%) MySQL
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (4.23%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.82%) Big Data
5 2 (2.82%) Redis
6 1 (1.41%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.41%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.41%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (18.31%) Maven
2 12 (16.90%) JUnit
2 12 (16.90%) Mockito
3 10 (14.08%) CruiseControl
3 10 (14.08%) TeamCity
4 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.23%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.82%) NUnit
6 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.82%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.82%) TestNG
7 1 (1.41%) Grunt
7 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.41%) Behat
7 1 (1.41%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.41%) DbUnit
7 1 (1.41%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.41%) Selenium
7 1 (1.41%) JIRA
General
1 19 (26.76%) Banking
2 15 (21.13%) Investment Banking
3 13 (18.31%) Finance
4 3 (4.23%) Front Office
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.41%) Electronics
5 1 (1.41%) Games
5 1 (1.41%) Military
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.99%) Web Services
2 18 (25.35%) Spring
3 12 (16.90%) Hibernate
3 12 (16.90%) HTML
3 12 (16.90%) REST
4 11 (15.49%) Spring MVC
4 11 (15.49%) .NET
4 11 (15.49%) J2EE
5 10 (14.08%) XML
5 10 (14.08%) JDBC
6 8 (11.27%) CSS
6 8 (11.27%) SOAP
6 8 (11.27%) Java EE
6 8 (11.27%) jQuery
7 6 (8.45%) HTML5
7 6 (8.45%) WebSockets
7 6 (8.45%) Ajax
8 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET
8 5 (7.04%) JMS
9 4 (5.63%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Market Risk
2 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.04%) Mathematics
4 4 (5.63%) Hedge funds
5 3 (4.23%) Fat Client
5 3 (4.23%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.82%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.82%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.82%) Derivative
6 2 (2.82%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.82%) Open Source
6 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.41%) CUDA
7 1 (1.41%) Physics
7 1 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.41%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.08%) Linux
2 5 (7.04%) UNIX
3 3 (4.23%) Windows
3 3 (4.23%) Debian
4 2 (2.82%) Android
5 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (92.96%) Software Engineering
2 35 (49.30%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (33.80%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (28.17%) MVC
5 18 (25.35%) TDD
6 14 (19.72%) Multithreading
6 14 (19.72%) Low Latency
7 13 (18.31%) Scrum
8 10 (14.08%) Risk Management
8 10 (14.08%) Business Analysis
8 10 (14.08%) Unit Testing
9 9 (12.68%) BDD
9 9 (12.68%) OO
10 7 (9.86%) Test Automation
11 5 (7.04%) DevOps
11 5 (7.04%) Web Development
11 5 (7.04%) SOA
12 4 (5.63%) Validation
12 4 (5.63%) E-Commerce
12 4 (5.63%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 44 (61.97%) Java
2 17 (23.94%) C#
3 15 (21.13%) SQL
3 15 (21.13%) JavaScript
4 9 (12.68%) Scala
5 8 (11.27%) C++
6 7 (9.86%) Ruby
7 6 (8.45%) C
8 5 (7.04%) PHP
9 4 (5.63%) Python
10 3 (4.23%) PHP5
10 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.82%) VBA
11 2 (2.82%) Perl
11 2 (2.82%) Groovy
12 1 (1.41%) Clojure
12 1 (1.41%) VBScript
12 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) Degree
2 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) Puppet
1 4 (5.63%) Salt
1 4 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.41%) SCCM
2 1 (1.41%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) Oracle
2 6 (8.45%) JBoss
3 5 (7.04%) Google
4 4 (5.63%) Sybase
4 4 (5.63%) Rackspace
5 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.82%) Cognizant
6 2 (2.82%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.82%) ESRI
6 2 (2.82%) IBM
6 2 (2.82%) Zend
6 2 (2.82%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.41%) Spiceworks
7 1 (1.41%) Ektron
7 1 (1.41%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.41%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.41%) Syncfusion
7 1 (1.41%) Adobe
7 1 (1.41%) EMC
7 1 (1.41%) Software AG
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