The first table below looks at the demand for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 29 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 88 101 141
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +40
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 111 129 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.91% 1.82% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 2.38% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 97 57
Average daily rate
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£500 £402 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.37% -9.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £312 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £41.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4400 5409 5841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.56% 76.11% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3267 4045 4348
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 96 82
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% +11.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £17.90 £16.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Engineering
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Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Software Engineering
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 Engineering across the City of London region.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Software Engineering
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 Engineering across the City of London region.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 86 (37.23%) Java
2 73 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (29.44%) C#
4 63 (27.27%) Degree
5 62 (26.84%) SQL
5 62 (26.84%) TDD
6 60 (25.97%) Banking
6 60 (25.97%) Computer Science
7 55 (23.81%) Scrum
8 51 (22.08%) Linux
9 49 (21.21%) Finance
10 47 (20.35%) Investment Banking
11 46 (19.91%) Python
11 46 (19.91%) C++
12 45 (19.48%) OO
12 45 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (17.75%) Oracle
14 39 (16.88%) Front Office
14 39 (16.88%) Analytics
15 38 (16.45%) .NET
16 34 (14.72%) Windows
17 33 (14.29%) Web Services
18 31 (13.42%) SQL Server
19 30 (12.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 30 (12.99%) BDD
20 29 (12.55%) HTML
20 29 (12.55%) JavaScript
20 29 (12.55%) XML
21 27 (11.69%) Validation
22 26 (11.26%) Perl

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (4.33%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.03%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.16%) IIS
3 5 (2.16%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.16%) Oracle Coherence
3 5 (2.16%) Apache Pig
4 4 (1.73%) Node.js
4 4 (1.73%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.73%) CMS
4 4 (1.73%) Apache
5 3 (1.30%) TIBCO EMS
5 3 (1.30%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.30%) Confluence
5 3 (1.30%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.87%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (0.87%) MTS
7 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.60%) MS Office
3 4 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.87%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.43%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.30%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.30%) RMDS
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.87%) GitHub
3 1 (0.43%) SaaS
3 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.90%) HTTP
2 4 (1.73%) Internet
3 3 (1.30%) SSL
3 3 (1.30%) DNS
4 2 (0.87%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.87%) Firewall
5 1 (0.43%) Network Security
5 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 17 (7.36%) Relational Database
4 11 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 10 (4.33%) MySQL
6 9 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.03%) RDBMS
7 7 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (3.03%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.60%) NoSQL
8 6 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.16%) KDB
9 5 (2.16%) Big Data
10 4 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.73%) QlikView
10 4 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.73%) DataStage
10 4 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.30%) MS Access
11 3 (1.30%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 21 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.36%) Cucumber
3 14 (6.06%) Maven
4 13 (5.63%) JUnit
5 12 (5.19%) Selenium
6 11 (4.76%) Subversion
6 11 (4.76%) Jenkins
7 9 (3.90%) Mockito
8 8 (3.46%) JIRA
8 8 (3.46%) TeamCity
9 7 (3.03%) CruiseControl
9 7 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (3.03%) WebDriver
10 6 (2.60%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.16%) NUnit
12 4 (1.73%) PHPUnit
12 4 (1.73%) Calabash
12 4 (1.73%) Jasmine
13 3 (1.30%) Behat
13 3 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 60 (25.97%) Banking
2 49 (21.21%) Finance
3 47 (20.35%) Investment Banking
4 39 (16.88%) Front Office
5 11 (4.76%) Games
6 8 (3.46%) Marketing
7 6 (2.60%) Advertising
8 5 (2.16%) Retail
9 4 (1.73%) Multimedia
10 3 (1.30%) Billing
10 3 (1.30%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.30%) Electronics
11 2 (0.87%) Back Office
11 2 (0.87%) Legal
12 1 (0.43%) Publishing
12 1 (0.43%) German Language
12 1 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 122 (52.81%) Developer
2 70 (30.30%) Software Engineer
3 22 (9.52%) Quantitative Developer
4 21 (9.09%) C++ Developer
5 19 (8.23%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 17 (7.36%) Java Developer
7 11 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
7 11 (4.76%) Analyst
7 11 (4.76%) Software Developer
8 9 (3.90%) Senior Developer
8 9 (3.90%) iOS Developer
9 8 (3.46%) Python Developer
10 7 (3.03%) C# Developer
10 7 (3.03%) Architect
11 6 (2.60%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.60%) PHP Developer
11 6 (2.60%) Front-End Developer
12 5 (2.16%) Scala Developer
12 5 (2.16%) QA Specialist
12 5 (2.16%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (16.45%) .NET
2 33 (14.29%) Web Services
3 29 (12.55%) XML
3 29 (12.55%) HTML
4 19 (8.23%) CSS
5 18 (7.79%) Spring
6 17 (7.36%) REST
7 16 (6.93%) jQuery
8 14 (6.06%) HTML5
9 12 (5.19%) JSON
9 12 (5.19%) Ajax
10 11 (4.76%) Hibernate
10 11 (4.76%) J2EE
11 10 (4.33%) ASP.NET
12 9 (3.90%) SOAP
12 9 (3.90%) Java EE
12 9 (3.90%) WCF
12 9 (3.90%) WPF
12 9 (3.90%) RESTful
12 9 (3.90%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 60 (25.97%) Computer Science
2 30 (12.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 14 (6.06%) Derivative
4 13 (5.63%) Fixed Income
5 12 (5.19%) Mathematics
6 11 (4.76%) Mobile App
7 9 (3.90%) Market Risk
8 8 (3.46%) Open Source
8 8 (3.46%) Hedge funds
9 5 (2.16%) iPad
9 5 (2.16%) Data Integration
9 5 (2.16%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.73%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.73%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.73%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.73%) Digital Media
11 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.30%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.30%) Robotics
11 3 (1.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (22.08%) Linux
2 34 (14.72%) Windows
3 14 (6.06%) UNIX
4 11 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.46%) Android
6 2 (0.87%) Debian
6 2 (0.87%) Solaris
7 1 (0.43%) VMS
7 1 (0.43%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.43%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (26.84%) TDD
3 55 (23.81%) Scrum
4 45 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (19.48%) OO
5 39 (16.88%) Analytics
6 30 (12.99%) BDD
7 27 (11.69%) Validation
8 24 (10.39%) Unit Testing
9 23 (9.96%) Test Automation
10 22 (9.52%) Multithreading
10 22 (9.52%) MVC
11 21 (9.09%) E-Commerce
12 14 (6.06%) Release Management
12 14 (6.06%) Low Latency
13 13 (5.63%) OOP
14 12 (5.19%) OOD
14 12 (5.19%) DevOps
14 12 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (4.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 86 (37.23%) Java
2 68 (29.44%) C#
3 62 (26.84%) SQL
4 46 (19.91%) C++
4 46 (19.91%) Python
5 29 (12.55%) JavaScript
6 26 (11.26%) Perl
7 18 (7.79%) Scala
8 17 (7.36%) Ruby
9 15 (6.49%) C
10 14 (6.06%) PHP
10 14 (6.06%) PL/SQL
11 12 (5.19%) Objective-C
11 12 (5.19%) Groovy
12 7 (3.03%) VBA
12 7 (3.03%) VBScript
12 7 (3.03%) VB
13 6 (2.60%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.30%) Delphi
14 3 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (27.27%) Degree
2 7 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.87%) CBAP
4 2 (0.87%) PhD
4 2 (0.87%) ISEB
5 1 (0.43%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.43%) CFA
5 1 (0.43%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.43%) HND
5 1 (0.43%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.43%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.96%) QA
2 3 (1.30%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.30%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.43%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (0.87%) Varnish
2 1 (0.43%) vCloud
2 1 (0.43%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.03%) Puppet
2 6 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.73%) Salt
4 3 (1.30%) Oozie
5 2 (0.87%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.43%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.43%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.43%) Ansible
Vendors
1 41 (17.75%) Oracle
2 15 (6.49%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.03%) Sybase
3 7 (3.03%) JBoss
3 7 (3.03%) Zend
4 6 (2.60%) DevExpress
5 5 (2.16%) IBM
5 5 (2.16%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.73%) Informatica
6 4 (1.73%) MKS
6 4 (1.73%) Metastorm
6 4 (1.73%) Open Text
6 4 (1.73%) Ab Initio
6 4 (1.73%) Teradata
6 4 (1.73%) ION Trading
6 4 (1.73%) Tableau
6 4 (1.73%) Rackspace
7 3 (1.30%) Datanomic
7 3 (1.30%) DataFlux
7 3 (1.30%) Sitecore
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