The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 156 142 170
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 15 45 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.96% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 1.00% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 39 27
Median daily rate £450 £650 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £442 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £750 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £36.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
3241 4480 5551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.93% 95.14% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2580 3533 4061
Median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 68 112
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.95 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -3.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £24.04 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 25 September 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) Java
4 10 (37.04%) .NET
4 10 (37.04%) Scrum
5 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 8 (29.63%) TDD
6 8 (29.63%) AngularJS
7 7 (25.93%) BDD
7 7 (25.93%) Finance
7 7 (25.93%) C#
7 7 (25.93%) SQL
7 7 (25.93%) Linux
8 6 (22.22%) HTML
9 5 (18.52%) Scala
9 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
9 5 (18.52%) CSS
9 5 (18.52%) QA
10 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
10 4 (14.81%) OO
10 4 (14.81%) C
10 4 (14.81%) C++
10 4 (14.81%) Python
10 4 (14.81%) JMS
10 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
10 4 (14.81%) Node.js
10 4 (14.81%) REST
10 4 (14.81%) Relational Database

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) JBoss
1 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
1 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) DWDM
2 1 (3.70%) FCoE
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) NAS
2 1 (3.70%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) SSL
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
3 3 (11.11%) MySQL
3 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.70%) Big Data
4 1 (3.70%) DB2
4 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) JUnit
2 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.41%) IntelliJ
2 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.41%) Mercurial
2 2 (7.41%) TestNG
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) Maven
3 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Back Office
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Front Office
2 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) .NET
2 8 (29.63%) AngularJS
3 6 (22.22%) HTML
4 5 (18.52%) CSS
5 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
5 4 (14.81%) JMS
5 4 (14.81%) Node.js
5 4 (14.81%) React
5 4 (14.81%) REST
6 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (11.11%) HTML5
6 3 (11.11%) J2EE
6 3 (11.11%) Web Services
6 3 (11.11%) XML
7 2 (7.41%) EJB
7 2 (7.41%) JDBC
7 2 (7.41%) JSP
7 2 (7.41%) ODBC
7 2 (7.41%) Servlets
7 2 (7.41%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.11%) Derivative
3 2 (7.41%) Algorithms
3 2 (7.41%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.70%) EMC Centera
4 1 (3.70%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (3.70%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.70%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (3.70%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Statistics
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.70%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (37.04%) Scrum
4 8 (29.63%) TDD
5 7 (25.93%) BDD
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.81%) DevOps
6 4 (14.81%) OO
7 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 3 (11.11%) MVC
7 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Build Automation
8 2 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (7.41%) Electronic Trading
8 2 (7.41%) High Availability
8 2 (7.41%) Machine Learning
8 2 (7.41%) Multithreading
8 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) Java
2 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.93%) C#
3 7 (25.93%) SQL
4 5 (18.52%) Scala
5 4 (14.81%) C
5 4 (14.81%) C++
5 4 (14.81%) Python
6 2 (7.41%) Clojure
6 2 (7.41%) PHP
6 2 (7.41%) SPARQL
7 1 (3.70%) Assembly Language
7 1 (3.70%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.70%) Perl
7 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.70%) R
7 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
2 3 (11.11%) SDET
3 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) Firmware
2 1 (3.70%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Ansible
1 1 (3.70%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (3.70%) Grafana
1 1 (3.70%) Kibana
1 1 (3.70%) logstash
1 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) IBM
2 2 (7.41%) DevExpress
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
2 2 (7.41%) Sun
2 2 (7.41%) Syncfusion
2 2 (7.41%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.70%) AppDynamics
3 1 (3.70%) Brocade
3 1 (3.70%) EMC
3 1 (3.70%) Hitachi
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) NetApp
3 1 (3.70%) Splunk