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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 188 179 165
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 17 32 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.45% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.48% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 25
Average daily rate
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£466 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £235 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £625 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
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
5420 6621 5957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.08% 93.14% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4124 4843 4393
Average daily rate £435 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 126 129
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £32.15 £44.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 21 November 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 21 November 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 53 (88.33%) Software Engineering
2 39 (65.00%) Java
3 28 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (26.67%) Web Services
6 14 (23.33%) Spring
7 13 (21.67%) MVC
7 13 (21.67%) Scrum
8 12 (20.00%) Banking
8 12 (20.00%) JUnit
8 12 (20.00%) SQL
8 12 (20.00%) Low Latency
9 11 (18.33%) Multithreading
9 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
10 10 (16.67%) C#
10 10 (16.67%) Linux
10 10 (16.67%) Maven
10 10 (16.67%) Mockito
11 9 (15.00%) BDD
11 9 (15.00%) REST
11 9 (15.00%) Scala
11 9 (15.00%) Unit Testing
11 9 (15.00%) Spring MVC
11 9 (15.00%) TDD
11 9 (15.00%) J2EE
12 8 (13.33%) Oracle
12 8 (13.33%) C++
12 8 (13.33%) HTML
12 8 (13.33%) JDBC
12 8 (13.33%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.33%) JBoss
3 2 (3.33%) Apache
3 2 (3.33%) ArcGIS
3 2 (3.33%) WordPress
3 2 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.33%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.67%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.67%) Node.js
4 1 (1.67%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (1.67%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) HTTP
2 3 (5.00%) SSL
3 1 (1.67%) Internet
3 1 (1.67%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.33%) Big Data
3 4 (6.67%) MySQL
4 3 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (5.00%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.67%) HBase
6 1 (1.67%) Redis
6 1 (1.67%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.67%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.67%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) JUnit
2 10 (16.67%) Maven
2 10 (16.67%) Mockito
3 8 (13.33%) TeamCity
3 8 (13.33%) CruiseControl
4 4 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.00%) JIRA
6 2 (3.33%) Selenium
6 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.33%) TestNG
6 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.33%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.67%) Grunt
7 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.67%) JBehave
7 1 (1.67%) Hudson
7 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.67%) RequisitePro
General
1 12 (20.00%) Banking
2 8 (13.33%) Investment Banking
3 5 (8.33%) Finance
4 4 (6.67%) Front Office
5 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.67%) Advertising
5 1 (1.67%) Publishing
5 1 (1.67%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.67%) Web Services
2 14 (23.33%) Spring
3 9 (15.00%) Spring MVC
3 9 (15.00%) REST
3 9 (15.00%) J2EE
4 8 (13.33%) HTML
4 8 (13.33%) JDBC
4 8 (13.33%) Hibernate
5 6 (10.00%) XML
5 6 (10.00%) SOAP
5 6 (10.00%) Java EE
6 5 (8.33%) Ajax
6 5 (8.33%) JMS
6 5 (8.33%) WebSockets
7 4 (6.67%) Middleware
7 4 (6.67%) HTML5
7 4 (6.67%) jQuery
7 4 (6.67%) Google Maps API
8 3 (5.00%) RESTful
8 3 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Market Risk
2 6 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Open Source
3 4 (6.67%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.00%) Fat Client
4 3 (5.00%) N-Tier
4 3 (5.00%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.33%) Fixed Income
5 2 (3.33%) Data Integration
5 2 (3.33%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.67%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.67%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.67%) Derivative
6 1 (1.67%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (6.67%) UNIX
3 3 (5.00%) Debian
4 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.67%) Android
4 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (88.33%) Software Engineering
2 28 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (21.67%) MVC
4 13 (21.67%) Scrum
5 12 (20.00%) Low Latency
6 11 (18.33%) Multithreading
7 9 (15.00%) Unit Testing
7 9 (15.00%) TDD
7 9 (15.00%) BDD
8 8 (13.33%) Risk Management
8 8 (13.33%) Business Analysis
9 7 (11.67%) OO
10 6 (10.00%) ETL
11 5 (8.33%) Web Development
11 5 (8.33%) DevOps
12 4 (6.67%) User Stories
12 4 (6.67%) SOA
12 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
12 4 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 39 (65.00%) Java
2 12 (20.00%) SQL
3 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
4 10 (16.67%) C#
5 9 (15.00%) Scala
6 8 (13.33%) C++
7 7 (11.67%) Ruby
8 5 (8.33%) C
8 5 (8.33%) PHP
9 4 (6.67%) Python
10 3 (5.00%) PHP5
10 3 (5.00%) Groovy
11 2 (3.33%) VBA
11 2 (3.33%) Perl
12 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.67%) VBScript
12 1 (1.67%) VB
12 1 (1.67%) AWK
12 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.67%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Degree
2 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) ISEB
4 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Firmware
1 1 (1.67%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Puppet
1 4 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.00%) Salt
3 1 (1.67%) Oozie
3 1 (1.67%) Nagios
3 1 (1.67%) ZENworks
3 1 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Oracle
2 5 (8.33%) Google
3 3 (5.00%) Rackspace
3 3 (5.00%) Cognizant
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.33%) IBM
4 2 (3.33%) ESRI
4 2 (3.33%) Zend
5 1 (1.67%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.67%) Spiceworks
5 1 (1.67%) Twitter
5 1 (1.67%) Apple
5 1 (1.67%) Adobe
5 1 (1.67%) EMC
5 1 (1.67%) Software AG
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Proteus Europe
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
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Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 11 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
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Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago