The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 159 168 198
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 44 45 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.75% 0.63% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.68% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 16
Average daily rate
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£450 £402 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £260 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.96% -3.33%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5382 6585 7214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.00% 92.59% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3926 4836 5254
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 170 166
Average hourly rate £18.46 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £50.90 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Engineer
London

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 70 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 37 (48.05%) Java
3 29 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (32.47%) TDD
5 23 (29.87%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (28.57%) C#
7 18 (23.38%) Web Services
8 17 (22.08%) .NET
8 17 (22.08%) MVC
9 16 (20.78%) Finance
9 16 (20.78%) HTML
9 16 (20.78%) SQL
10 15 (19.48%) JavaScript
10 15 (19.48%) Banking
11 13 (16.88%) OO
11 13 (16.88%) Multithreading
12 12 (15.58%) Test Automation
12 12 (15.58%) BDD
12 12 (15.58%) Spring
12 12 (15.58%) C++
12 12 (15.58%) Scrum
13 11 (14.29%) XML
13 11 (14.29%) CSS
13 11 (14.29%) Linux
13 11 (14.29%) Investment Banking
14 10 (12.99%) jQuery
15 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
15 9 (11.69%) Ajax
15 9 (11.69%) REST
16 8 (10.39%) Low Latency

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (6.49%) WebLogic
1 5 (6.49%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.90%) CMS
2 3 (3.90%) IIS
3 2 (2.60%) Apache
3 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.60%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.60%) WordPress
3 2 (2.60%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.60%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.30%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.30%) Jetty
4 1 (1.30%) nginx
4 1 (1.30%) Node.js
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.30%) RMDS
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.30%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.30%) SaaS
3 1 (1.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) HTTP
2 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.60%) DNS
3 2 (2.60%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.60%) SSL
4 1 (1.30%) Internet
4 1 (1.30%) Firewall
4 1 (1.30%) SNMP
4 1 (1.30%) LDAP
4 1 (1.30%) LAN
4 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.09%) MySQL
3 5 (6.49%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.90%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.30%) Redis
6 1 (1.30%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.30%) Big Data
6 1 (1.30%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.30%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.30%) SQLite
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (10.39%) JUnit
1 8 (10.39%) Maven
2 7 (9.09%) Mockito
3 6 (7.79%) Git (software)
4 5 (6.49%) TeamCity
4 5 (6.49%) Selenium
4 5 (6.49%) Visual Studio
4 5 (6.49%) CruiseControl
4 5 (6.49%) Cucumber
4 5 (6.49%) WebDriver
5 4 (5.19%) Subversion
6 3 (3.90%) NUnit
6 3 (3.90%) Behat
6 3 (3.90%) PHPUnit
7 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.60%) JIRA
7 2 (2.60%) TestNG
8 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.30%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.30%) Ant
General
1 16 (20.78%) Finance
2 15 (19.48%) Banking
3 11 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 5 (6.49%) Games
5 3 (3.90%) Front Office
5 3 (3.90%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.60%) Electronics
7 1 (1.30%) Advertising
7 1 (1.30%) Military
7 1 (1.30%) Retail
7 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.38%) Web Services
2 17 (22.08%) .NET
3 16 (20.78%) HTML
4 12 (15.58%) Spring
5 11 (14.29%) CSS
5 11 (14.29%) XML
6 10 (12.99%) jQuery
7 9 (11.69%) REST
7 9 (11.69%) Ajax
8 8 (10.39%) Java EE
8 8 (10.39%) HTML5
9 7 (9.09%) Hibernate
10 6 (7.79%) Spring MVC
10 6 (7.79%) SOAP
10 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET
10 6 (7.79%) CSS3
10 6 (7.79%) WebSockets
11 5 (6.49%) J2EE
11 5 (6.49%) JDBC
11 5 (6.49%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Mathematics
2 5 (6.49%) Derivative
2 5 (6.49%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.49%) Market Risk
2 5 (6.49%) Hedge funds
3 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.90%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.90%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.90%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.60%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.60%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.60%) Open Source
5 1 (1.30%) CUDA
5 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.30%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.30%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.29%) Linux
2 8 (10.39%) Windows
3 5 (6.49%) UNIX
4 4 (5.19%) Android
5 2 (2.60%) Debian
6 1 (1.30%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 29 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (32.47%) TDD
4 23 (29.87%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (22.08%) MVC
6 13 (16.88%) OO
6 13 (16.88%) Multithreading
7 12 (15.58%) Test Automation
7 12 (15.58%) BDD
7 12 (15.58%) Scrum
8 8 (10.39%) Low Latency
9 6 (7.79%) Analytics
9 6 (7.79%) Unit Testing
10 5 (6.49%) Business Analysis
10 5 (6.49%) Validation
10 5 (6.49%) Risk Management
10 5 (6.49%) SOA
10 5 (6.49%) Risk Analytics
10 5 (6.49%) DevOps
11 4 (5.19%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 37 (48.05%) Java
2 22 (28.57%) C#
3 16 (20.78%) SQL
4 15 (19.48%) JavaScript
5 12 (15.58%) C++
6 7 (9.09%) C
6 7 (9.09%) Scala
7 6 (7.79%) PHP
7 6 (7.79%) Ruby
8 5 (6.49%) Python
9 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.90%) Groovy
10 2 (2.60%) PHP5
10 2 (2.60%) VB
10 2 (2.60%) VBA
11 1 (1.30%) XAML
11 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.30%) Clojure
11 1 (1.30%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) Degree
2 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.30%) PhD
2 1 (1.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.30%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Puppet
1 4 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.19%) Salt
2 1 (1.30%) ZENworks
2 1 (1.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (7.79%) JBoss
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle
2 5 (6.49%) Sybase
2 5 (6.49%) DevExpress
3 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.19%) Rackspace
4 3 (3.90%) Zend
4 3 (3.90%) Syncfusion
5 2 (2.60%) EPiServer
5 2 (2.60%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.60%) Ektron
5 2 (2.60%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.60%) Adobe
5 2 (2.60%) Cognizant
5 2 (2.60%) Google
6 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.30%) EMC
6 1 (1.30%) IBM
6 1 (1.30%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.30%) Spiceworks
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