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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 185 170 166
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 18 33 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.56% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.61% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 28
Average daily rate
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£425 £470 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £324 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £558 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
5399 5444 6439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.31% 92.33% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4165 4057 4765
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £283
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 93 72 161
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.46 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.75% -7.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £32.03 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 23 (79.31%) Software Engineering
2 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
4 12 (41.38%) Java
5 11 (37.93%) Scrum
6 10 (34.48%) TDD
7 9 (31.03%) REST
8 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (27.59%) RESTful
9 7 (24.14%) Spring
9 7 (24.14%) HTML
9 7 (24.14%) Linux
9 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
10 6 (20.69%) Node.js
10 6 (20.69%) Web Services
10 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
10 6 (20.69%) JSON
10 6 (20.69%) QA
11 5 (17.24%) HTML5
11 5 (17.24%) CSS
11 5 (17.24%) Python
11 5 (17.24%) SQL
11 5 (17.24%) .NET
11 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
11 5 (17.24%) BDD
12 4 (13.79%) Hudson
12 4 (13.79%) AngularJS
12 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (13.79%) Maven
12 4 (13.79%) Pair Programming

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 6 (20.69%) Node.js
2 4 (13.79%) Tomcat
2 4 (13.79%) Jetty
3 3 (10.34%) Apache
4 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
4 2 (6.90%) IIS
4 2 (6.90%) WordPress
4 2 (6.90%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) LDAP
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
1 2 (6.90%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.90%) SSDT
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Hive
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
2 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
3 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
4 4 (13.79%) Hudson
4 4 (13.79%) Subversion
4 4 (13.79%) Maven
5 3 (10.34%) JIRA
5 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
6 2 (6.90%) Mockito
6 2 (6.90%) Zephyr
6 2 (6.90%) Gradle
6 2 (6.90%) Ant
6 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
6 2 (6.90%) Gerrit
6 2 (6.90%) WiX
6 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.90%) Selenium
6 2 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.45%) RSpec
General
1 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Automotive
1 2 (6.90%) Games
2 1 (3.45%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) REST
2 8 (27.59%) RESTful
3 7 (24.14%) HTML
3 7 (24.14%) Spring
4 6 (20.69%) Web Services
4 6 (20.69%) JSON
5 5 (17.24%) HTML5
5 5 (17.24%) .NET
5 5 (17.24%) CSS
6 4 (13.79%) XML
6 4 (13.79%) AngularJS
7 3 (10.34%) Android SDK
8 2 (6.90%) Apache Cordova
8 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
8 2 (6.90%) Sass
8 2 (6.90%) CSS3
8 2 (6.90%) Middleware
8 2 (6.90%) J2EE
8 2 (6.90%) jQuery
9 1 (3.45%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Digital Media
3 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.45%) Physics
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.45%) Social Gaming
4 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.45%) W3C
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile Games
4 1 (3.45%) Streaming Video
4 1 (3.45%) Derivative
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Android
3 3 (10.34%) UNIX
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Software Engineering
2 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (37.93%) Scrum
4 10 (34.48%) TDD
5 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (17.24%) BDD
7 4 (13.79%) Pair Programming
7 4 (13.79%) OO
8 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
8 3 (10.34%) RDF
8 3 (10.34%) Refactoring
8 3 (10.34%) Android Development
8 3 (10.34%) DevOps
8 3 (10.34%) API Integration
9 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.90%) SDLC
9 2 (6.90%) Mobile First
9 2 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
9 2 (6.90%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
2 12 (41.38%) Java
3 5 (17.24%) SQL
3 5 (17.24%) Python
4 4 (13.79%) Ruby
4 4 (13.79%) Groovy
4 4 (13.79%) PHP
5 3 (10.34%) Objective-C
5 3 (10.34%) Perl
5 3 (10.34%) C#
6 2 (6.90%) C++
6 2 (6.90%) C
6 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.90%) Scala
7 1 (3.45%) Clojure
7 1 (3.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.90%) vCloud
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Flume
2 1 (3.45%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Oozie
1 1 (3.45%) Graphite
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.90%) VMware
1 2 (6.90%) Xamarin
1 2 (6.90%) WorldPay
2 1 (3.45%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (3.45%) Tableau
2 1 (3.45%) Perforce
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