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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 177 161 188
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 21 41 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.71% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.76% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 27
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £402
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £318 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
5002 5361 6717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.08% 92.21% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3918 3876 4904
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 91 148
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £12.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £35.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 August 2015.

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 August 2015, 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 26 (83.87%) Software Engineering
2 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (54.84%) Java
4 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
4 12 (38.71%) TDD
5 11 (35.48%) Scrum
6 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (29.03%) REST
7 8 (25.81%) BDD
7 8 (25.81%) HTML
7 8 (25.81%) SQL
7 8 (25.81%) Linux
8 7 (22.58%) OO
8 7 (22.58%) Ruby
9 6 (19.35%) Groovy
9 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
10 5 (16.13%) Spring
10 5 (16.13%) CSS
10 5 (16.13%) Web Services
10 5 (16.13%) .NET
10 5 (16.13%) Cucumber
11 4 (12.90%) Node.js
11 4 (12.90%) RESTful
11 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
11 4 (12.90%) C#
11 4 (12.90%) Python
11 4 (12.90%) MVC
11 4 (12.90%) Pair Programming
11 4 (12.90%) Subversion
11 4 (12.90%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 4 (12.90%) Node.js
2 2 (6.45%) NServiceBus
2 2 (6.45%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.45%) Jetty
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.68%) NoSQL
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.45%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Hive
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
2 5 (16.13%) Cucumber
3 4 (12.90%) Subversion
4 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
4 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.45%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (6.45%) Hudson
5 2 (6.45%) Gradle
5 2 (6.45%) Moq
5 2 (6.45%) Mockito
5 2 (6.45%) MSBuild
5 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.45%) Jasmine
5 2 (6.45%) Log4Net
5 2 (6.45%) NUnit
5 2 (6.45%) Selenium
5 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
5 2 (6.45%) Maven
5 2 (6.45%) JIRA
5 2 (6.45%) ReSharper
General
1 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Publishing
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Front Office
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) REST
2 8 (25.81%) HTML
3 5 (16.13%) .NET
3 5 (16.13%) Web Services
3 5 (16.13%) CSS
3 5 (16.13%) Spring
4 4 (12.90%) JSON
4 4 (12.90%) RESTful
5 3 (9.68%) jQuery
5 3 (9.68%) HTML5
5 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
5 3 (9.68%) Android SDK
6 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (6.45%) NHibernate
6 2 (6.45%) XML
6 2 (6.45%) J2EE
6 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Digital Media
2 2 (6.45%) User Experience
2 2 (6.45%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (6.45%) Private Cloud
2 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
2 2 (6.45%) Physics
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.23%) W3C
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) BBC
3 1 (3.23%) Derivative
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Android
2 3 (9.68%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Software Engineering
2 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (38.71%) TDD
4 11 (35.48%) Scrum
5 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (25.81%) BDD
7 7 (22.58%) OO
8 4 (12.90%) MVC
8 4 (12.90%) Pair Programming
9 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
9 3 (9.68%) SOA
9 3 (9.68%) Multithreading
9 3 (9.68%) Refactoring
9 3 (9.68%) Android Development
9 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
9 3 (9.68%) API Integration
10 2 (6.45%) SDLC
10 2 (6.45%) Migration
10 2 (6.45%) Web Development
10 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) Java
2 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
3 8 (25.81%) SQL
4 7 (22.58%) Ruby
5 6 (19.35%) Groovy
6 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
6 4 (12.90%) Python
6 4 (12.90%) C#
7 3 (9.68%) C++
7 3 (9.68%) Perl
7 3 (9.68%) PHP
7 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
7 3 (9.68%) Objective-C
7 3 (9.68%) Scala
8 2 (6.45%) C
8 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
9 1 (3.23%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Flume
2 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.23%) Oozie
1 1 (3.23%) Graphite
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) Twitter
2 2 (6.45%) Xamarin
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (3.23%) Tableau
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