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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 126 181 182
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 17 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.55% 0.18% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.19% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 13
Average daily rate £450 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £293 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £388 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.23% +0.66%
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
2945 4817 5628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.49% 94.95% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2309 3708 4014
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 75 94
Average hourly rate £19.99 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.06% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 95 (93.14%) Software Engineering
2 77 (75.49%) Java
3 47 (46.08%) Scala
4 35 (34.31%) Finance
5 32 (31.37%) Linux
6 29 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (28.43%) Low Latency
7 28 (27.45%) Electronic Trading
8 27 (26.47%) Algorithmic Trading
9 26 (25.49%) Banking
9 26 (25.49%) Investment Banking
10 25 (24.51%) Eclipse
10 25 (24.51%) JUnit
10 25 (24.51%) Functional Programming
10 25 (24.51%) Open Source
11 23 (22.55%) NoSQL
11 23 (22.55%) Unix
12 21 (20.59%) Fixed Income
13 20 (19.61%) Grid Computing
13 20 (19.61%) Gradle
13 20 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
14 19 (18.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 19 (18.63%) VTune
14 19 (18.63%) Solaris
14 19 (18.63%) KDB
15 12 (11.76%) TDD
16 11 (10.78%) Computer Science
17 9 (8.82%) Pair Programming
17 9 (8.82%) C#
18 8 (7.84%) Front Office

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 5 (4.90%) Apache
2 2 (1.96%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.96%) Confluence
2 2 (1.96%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.98%) Jetty
3 1 (0.98%) nginx
3 1 (0.98%) Node.js
3 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.96%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (1.96%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.96%) PaaS
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.98%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.98%) Heroku
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) HTTP
2 1 (0.98%) DNS
2 1 (0.98%) Firewall
2 1 (0.98%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.98%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (22.55%) NoSQL
2 19 (18.63%) KDB
3 8 (7.84%) Hadoop
4 6 (5.88%) Apache Hive
4 6 (5.88%) Big Data
5 5 (4.90%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.92%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.94%) HBase
8 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.96%) Redis
9 1 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.98%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.98%) MySQL
9 1 (0.98%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (24.51%) Eclipse
1 25 (24.51%) JUnit
2 20 (19.61%) Gradle
3 19 (18.63%) VTune
4 7 (6.86%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.86%) Jenkins
5 6 (5.88%) JIRA
5 6 (5.88%) Mockito
6 4 (3.92%) Maven
7 3 (2.94%) Subversion
8 2 (1.96%) CMake
8 2 (1.96%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.96%) FishEye
8 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (34.31%) Finance
2 26 (25.49%) Banking
2 26 (25.49%) Investment Banking
3 8 (7.84%) Front Office
4 2 (1.96%) Electronics
4 2 (1.96%) Marketing
4 2 (1.96%) Publishing
5 1 (0.98%) Games
5 1 (0.98%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.84%) WPF
2 7 (6.86%) HTML
2 7 (6.86%) REST
3 6 (5.88%) HTML5
3 6 (5.88%) Spring
4 5 (4.90%) Cascading
4 5 (4.90%) Web Services
5 4 (3.92%) Kafka
6 3 (2.94%) Apache Commons
6 3 (2.94%) Guava
6 3 (2.94%) RESTful
7 2 (1.96%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.96%) Grails
7 2 (1.96%) POSIX
7 2 (1.96%) Qt
7 2 (1.96%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.96%) SWT
8 1 (0.98%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (0.98%) OAuth2
8 1 (0.98%) Open Graph
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.59%) Fixed Income
2 20 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (19.61%) Grid Computing
3 11 (10.78%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.86%) Derivative
5 6 (5.88%) Equity Derivative
6 4 (3.92%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.96%) Physics
7 2 (1.96%) User Experience
8 1 (0.98%) BBC
8 1 (0.98%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.98%) Equities
8 1 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.98%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.98%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.98%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.98%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 32 (31.37%) Linux
2 23 (22.55%) Unix
3 19 (18.63%) Solaris
4 6 (5.88%) Windows
5 3 (2.94%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (93.14%) Software Engineering
2 29 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (28.43%) Low Latency
3 28 (27.45%) Electronic Trading
4 27 (26.47%) Algorithmic Trading
5 25 (24.51%) Functional Programming
5 25 (24.51%) Open Source
6 12 (11.76%) TDD
7 9 (8.82%) Pair Programming
8 7 (6.86%) Web Development
9 5 (4.90%) DevOps
9 5 (4.90%) Multithreading
9 5 (4.90%) OO
9 5 (4.90%) Scrum
9 5 (4.90%) SDLC
9 5 (4.90%) Unit Testing
10 4 (3.92%) BDD
10 4 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (2.94%) Configuration Management
11 3 (2.94%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 77 (75.49%) Java
2 47 (46.08%) Scala
3 9 (8.82%) C#
4 7 (6.86%) Bash Shell
5 6 (5.88%) C++
5 6 (5.88%) Python
6 4 (3.92%) SQL
7 3 (2.94%) AWK
7 3 (2.94%) Objective-C
7 3 (2.94%) PHP
7 3 (2.94%) Ruby
7 3 (2.94%) sed
8 2 (1.96%) Go
8 2 (1.96%) Groovy
8 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.96%) VBA
9 1 (0.98%) Perl
9 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (3.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 19 (18.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.96%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.98%) iptables
3 1 (0.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) Oozie
2 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (3.92%) Fidessa
2 2 (1.96%) Apple
2 2 (1.96%) Google
3 1 (0.98%) Facebook
3 1 (0.98%) PayPal
3 1 (0.98%) Splunk
3 1 (0.98%) Zend
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago