The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 111 97 100
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 98 101 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.68% 1.75% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 2.27% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 77 86
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +26.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £54.00 - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineering
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4539 4454 5397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.79% 77.38% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3588 3328 4054
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 39 101
Average hourly rate £24.50 £23.50 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% -27.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £53.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 98 (63.23%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (46.45%) TDD
3 66 (42.58%) Java
4 51 (32.90%) C#
5 49 (31.61%) HTML
6 48 (30.97%) Scrum
7 46 (29.68%) JavaScript
8 45 (29.03%) Git (software)
8 45 (29.03%) BDD
9 43 (27.74%) .NET
9 43 (27.74%) Finance
10 38 (24.52%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (23.87%) Linux
12 36 (23.23%) Web Services
13 35 (22.58%) Jenkins
14 34 (21.94%) REST
15 33 (21.29%) SQL
16 31 (20.00%) Subversion
17 28 (18.06%) Open Source
18 26 (16.77%) HTML5
18 26 (16.77%) XML
18 26 (16.77%) OO
19 25 (16.13%) HTTP
19 25 (16.13%) Cucumber
20 24 (15.48%) MongoDB
20 24 (15.48%) SDLC
21 23 (14.84%) CSS
22 22 (14.19%) SOAP
22 22 (14.19%) RESTful
23 21 (13.55%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 14 (9.03%) Tomcat
2 9 (5.81%) Node.js
3 8 (5.16%) Apache
4 7 (4.52%) Confluence
5 5 (3.23%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.58%) Jetty
6 4 (2.58%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.94%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.94%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.29%) Apache Pig
8 2 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.29%) JBoss
8 2 (1.29%) Commerce Server
8 2 (1.29%) WordPress
8 2 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.65%) Zope
Applications
1 5 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.94%) HipChat
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.58%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.65%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.65%) GitHub
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.13%) HTTP
2 9 (5.81%) Internet
3 8 (5.16%) AMQP
4 2 (1.29%) Firewall
5 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.65%) DNS
5 1 (0.65%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.48%) MongoDB
2 19 (12.26%) SQL Server
3 16 (10.32%) Relational Database
4 15 (9.68%) Big Data
5 14 (9.03%) NoSQL
6 11 (7.10%) Hadoop
7 10 (6.45%) Oracle Database
8 8 (5.16%) Neo4j
9 7 (4.52%) MySQL
10 3 (1.94%) CouchDB
10 3 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.94%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.94%) Redis
11 2 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (1.29%) HBase
11 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.29%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.29%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 45 (29.03%) Git (software)
2 35 (22.58%) Jenkins
3 31 (20.00%) Subversion
4 25 (16.13%) Cucumber
5 18 (11.61%) Selenium
6 17 (10.97%) Maven
6 17 (10.97%) JIRA
7 16 (10.32%) JUnit
8 14 (9.03%) WebDriver
9 10 (6.45%) SpecFlow
9 10 (6.45%) Jasmine
9 10 (6.45%) Capybara
9 10 (6.45%) WATIR
10 9 (5.81%) Gradle
10 9 (5.81%) Karma Test Runner
11 8 (5.16%) Ant
12 7 (4.52%) Mockito
12 7 (4.52%) Mercurial
12 7 (4.52%) Eclipse
13 4 (2.58%) TeamCity
General
1 43 (27.74%) Finance
2 20 (12.90%) Banking
3 12 (7.74%) Investment Banking
4 8 (5.16%) Front Office
5 4 (2.58%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.58%) Legal
5 4 (2.58%) Retail
6 3 (1.94%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.94%) Publishing
6 3 (1.94%) Games
7 2 (1.29%) Automotive
8 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 91 (58.71%) Developer
2 29 (18.71%) Java Developer
3 24 (15.48%) Software Engineer
4 15 (9.68%) C# Developer
5 13 (8.39%) .NET Developer
6 12 (7.74%) Senior Developer
7 11 (7.10%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (5.16%) Software Developer
9 7 (4.52%) Architect
9 7 (4.52%) Agile Java Developer
10 5 (3.23%) iOS Developer
10 5 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (3.23%) Analyst
10 5 (3.23%) Lead Developer
10 5 (3.23%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.58%) Senior Software Engineer
11 4 (2.58%) Applications Architect
11 4 (2.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (2.58%) Front-End Developer
12 3 (1.94%) Android Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (31.61%) HTML
2 43 (27.74%) .NET
3 36 (23.23%) Web Services
4 34 (21.94%) REST
5 26 (16.77%) HTML5
5 26 (16.77%) XML
6 23 (14.84%) CSS
7 22 (14.19%) SOAP
7 22 (14.19%) RESTful
8 21 (13.55%) Spring
9 17 (10.97%) Hibernate
10 16 (10.32%) jQuery
11 15 (9.68%) JSON
12 13 (8.39%) AngularJS
13 12 (7.74%) J2EE
14 10 (6.45%) JMS
15 9 (5.81%) CSS3
15 9 (5.81%) WPF
16 8 (5.16%) JAX-RS
17 6 (3.87%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.61%) Mobile App
2 15 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.39%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.81%) Data Structures
5 7 (4.52%) Derivative
6 5 (3.23%) N-Tier
6 5 (3.23%) User Experience
7 4 (2.58%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.58%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.58%) Clustering
7 4 (2.58%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.58%) Physics
8 3 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.94%) Market Risk
9 2 (1.29%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.29%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.65%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 37 (23.87%) Linux
2 15 (9.68%) UNIX
2 15 (9.68%) Windows
3 12 (7.74%) Apple iOS
4 10 (6.45%) Android
4 10 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (5.81%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.29%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (63.23%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (46.45%) TDD
3 48 (30.97%) Scrum
4 45 (29.03%) BDD
5 38 (24.52%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (18.06%) Open Source
7 26 (16.77%) OO
8 24 (15.48%) SDLC
9 19 (12.26%) Configuration Management
9 19 (12.26%) MVC
10 18 (11.61%) Responsive Web Design
11 16 (10.32%) Automated Testing
12 15 (9.68%) DevOps
13 12 (7.74%) Unit Testing
13 12 (7.74%) Test Automation
14 11 (7.10%) Web Design
15 10 (6.45%) Test Scripting
16 9 (5.81%) Multithreading
16 9 (5.81%) Load Testing
16 9 (5.81%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (42.58%) Java
2 51 (32.90%) C#
3 46 (29.68%) JavaScript
4 33 (21.29%) SQL
5 18 (11.61%) Python
6 10 (6.45%) Ruby
7 9 (5.81%) Scala
7 9 (5.81%) C++
8 7 (4.52%) PHP
8 7 (4.52%) PL/SQL
8 7 (4.52%) Objective-C
9 5 (3.23%) Groovy
9 5 (3.23%) Perl
9 5 (3.23%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.58%) VBScript
10 4 (2.58%) C
11 3 (1.94%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.94%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.29%) XPath
12 2 (1.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (9.68%) Degree
2 13 (8.39%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.10%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) ISEB
5 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.97%) QA
2 2 (1.29%) WAI
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (3.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (10.97%) Puppet
2 9 (5.81%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.29%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.65%) Ansible
5 1 (0.65%) Kibana
5 1 (0.65%) Graphite
Vendors
1 21 (13.55%) Oracle
2 14 (9.03%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.16%) Red Hat
3 8 (5.16%) Atlassian
4 7 (4.52%) Coverity
5 5 (3.23%) Xamarin
6 4 (2.58%) Metastorm
6 4 (2.58%) OpenText
6 4 (2.58%) Adobe
7 3 (1.94%) DevExpress
7 3 (1.94%) Syncfusion
8 2 (1.29%) Splunk
8 2 (1.29%) SOASTA, Inc
8 2 (1.29%) Google
8 2 (1.29%) HP
8 2 (1.29%) Sybase
8 2 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.65%) MKS
9 1 (0.65%) Apple
9 1 (0.65%) DataSynapse
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