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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 94 104 139
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +35
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 110 134 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.87% 1.85% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.43% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 105 70
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -4.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £595 £603
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
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
4414 5514 5890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.00% 76.07% 75.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3286 4131 4389
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 69 91
Average hourly rate £22.60 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.42% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.95 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 92 (40.35%) Java
2 74 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (30.26%) C#
4 62 (27.19%) SQL
4 62 (27.19%) Banking
4 62 (27.19%) Degree
5 61 (26.75%) TDD
6 58 (25.44%) Computer Science
7 52 (22.81%) Scrum
8 48 (21.05%) Linux
8 48 (21.05%) Finance
8 48 (21.05%) Investment Banking
8 48 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
9 46 (20.18%) OO
10 45 (19.74%) Oracle
11 42 (18.42%) Python
12 41 (17.98%) C++
13 39 (17.11%) .NET
13 39 (17.11%) Web Services
14 37 (16.23%) Front Office
15 35 (15.35%) Analytics
16 33 (14.47%) XML
16 33 (14.47%) Windows
17 32 (14.04%) BDD
18 30 (13.16%) JavaScript
18 30 (13.16%) SQL Server
18 30 (13.16%) Unit Testing
19 29 (12.72%) Oracle Database
20 27 (11.84%) HTML
20 27 (11.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 11 (4.82%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.95%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.63%) IIS
4 5 (2.19%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.19%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.19%) CMS
4 5 (2.19%) Node.js
4 5 (2.19%) Apache Pig
5 4 (1.75%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (1.32%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (1.32%) Apache
6 3 (1.32%) MTS
6 3 (1.32%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.32%) Confluence
6 3 (1.32%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.88%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.88%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 12 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.07%) MS Office
3 4 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.88%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.44%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.32%) RMDS
3 2 (0.88%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.44%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.88%) GitHub
4 1 (0.44%) SaaS
4 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.70%) HTTP
2 6 (2.63%) SSL
3 4 (1.75%) Internet
4 3 (1.32%) DNS
5 2 (0.88%) Firewall
6 1 (0.44%) Network Security
6 1 (0.44%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.44%) SNMP
6 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 29 (12.72%) Oracle Database
3 19 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 12 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 10 (4.39%) MySQL
5 10 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (3.95%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (3.51%) Hadoop
8 7 (3.07%) NoSQL
8 7 (3.07%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.63%) Big Data
10 5 (2.19%) OLTP
10 5 (2.19%) KDB
10 5 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (2.19%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (1.75%) DataStage
11 4 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (1.32%) Redis
12 3 (1.32%) BusinessObjects XI
12 3 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 19 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 16 (7.02%) JUnit
3 16 (7.02%) Maven
4 15 (6.58%) Jenkins
5 13 (5.70%) Mockito
6 12 (5.26%) Selenium
6 12 (5.26%) TeamCity
7 11 (4.82%) CruiseControl
8 9 (3.95%) Subversion
9 8 (3.51%) JIRA
9 8 (3.51%) WebDriver
10 7 (3.07%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (2.19%) Jasmine
12 5 (2.19%) NUnit
13 4 (1.75%) Calabash
14 3 (1.32%) PHPUnit
14 3 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 2 (0.88%) MSI
General
1 62 (27.19%) Banking
2 48 (21.05%) Investment Banking
2 48 (21.05%) Finance
3 37 (16.23%) Front Office
4 9 (3.95%) Games
5 8 (3.51%) Marketing
6 5 (2.19%) Billing
6 5 (2.19%) Retail
6 5 (2.19%) Advertising
7 3 (1.32%) Legal
8 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.88%) Electronics
9 1 (0.44%) Back Office
9 1 (0.44%) Publishing
9 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.44%) Military
9 1 (0.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 119 (52.19%) Developer
2 72 (31.58%) Software Engineer
3 20 (8.77%) C++ Developer
3 20 (8.77%) Quantitative Developer
4 17 (7.46%) Java Developer
4 17 (7.46%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 12 (5.26%) Analyst
5 12 (5.26%) Software Developer
6 9 (3.95%) Senior Software Engineer
6 9 (3.95%) iOS Developer
7 8 (3.51%) Python Developer
7 8 (3.51%) C# Developer
7 8 (3.51%) Senior Developer
8 7 (3.07%) Architect
9 6 (2.63%) Front-End Developer
10 5 (2.19%) QA Specialist
10 5 (2.19%) Scala Developer
10 5 (2.19%) Project Manager
10 5 (2.19%) Business Analyst
10 5 (2.19%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (17.11%) .NET
1 39 (17.11%) Web Services
2 33 (14.47%) XML
3 27 (11.84%) HTML
4 24 (10.53%) Spring
5 23 (10.09%) REST
6 18 (7.89%) CSS
7 17 (7.46%) jQuery
8 16 (7.02%) Hibernate
9 14 (6.14%) J2EE
10 13 (5.70%) HTML5
11 12 (5.26%) RESTful
11 12 (5.26%) ASP.NET
11 12 (5.26%) SOAP
11 12 (5.26%) JSON
12 10 (4.39%) Spring MVC
12 10 (4.39%) WCF
12 10 (4.39%) Ajax
12 10 (4.39%) AngularJS
13 9 (3.95%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 58 (25.44%) Computer Science
2 27 (11.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (5.70%) Mobile App
4 12 (5.26%) Mathematics
4 12 (5.26%) Derivative
5 11 (4.82%) Fixed Income
5 11 (4.82%) Market Risk
6 9 (3.95%) Data Integration
6 9 (3.95%) Open Source
7 8 (3.51%) Hedge funds
8 5 (2.19%) Digital Media
8 5 (2.19%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (1.75%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.75%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.75%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.32%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.32%) iPad
10 3 (1.32%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.32%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.32%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 48 (21.05%) Linux
2 33 (14.47%) Windows
3 15 (6.58%) UNIX
4 12 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.63%) Android
6 2 (0.88%) Debian
6 2 (0.88%) Solaris
7 1 (0.44%) VMS
7 1 (0.44%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.44%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (26.75%) TDD
3 52 (22.81%) Scrum
4 48 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (20.18%) OO
6 35 (15.35%) Analytics
7 32 (14.04%) BDD
8 30 (13.16%) Unit Testing
9 27 (11.84%) Multithreading
10 26 (11.40%) MVC
11 25 (10.96%) Validation
11 25 (10.96%) Test Automation
12 22 (9.65%) E-Commerce
13 19 (8.33%) Low Latency
14 15 (6.58%) ETL
15 14 (6.14%) Risk Management
15 14 (6.14%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (5.70%) DevOps
16 13 (5.70%) OOP
16 13 (5.70%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (40.35%) Java
2 69 (30.26%) C#
3 62 (27.19%) SQL
4 42 (18.42%) Python
5 41 (17.98%) C++
6 30 (13.16%) JavaScript
7 25 (10.96%) Perl
8 20 (8.77%) Ruby
9 18 (7.89%) Scala
10 15 (6.58%) C
11 13 (5.70%) PL/SQL
12 12 (5.26%) PHP
12 12 (5.26%) Objective-C
13 11 (4.82%) Groovy
14 7 (3.07%) VBA
14 7 (3.07%) VB
15 6 (2.63%) T-SQL
16 5 (2.19%) VBScript
16 5 (2.19%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 62 (27.19%) Degree
2 9 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.32%) BC Cleared
4 2 (0.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.88%) CBAP
4 2 (0.88%) ISEB
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.44%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.44%) CFA
5 1 (0.44%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.44%) HND
5 1 (0.44%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.44%) PhD
5 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.44%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.40%) QA
2 3 (1.32%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.44%) EMIR
3 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.88%) Varnish
2 1 (0.44%) vCloud
2 1 (0.44%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.07%) Puppet
2 6 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.75%) Salt
4 3 (1.32%) Oozie
5 2 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.44%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.44%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 45 (19.74%) Oracle
2 15 (6.58%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.07%) Sybase
3 7 (3.07%) JBoss
4 6 (2.63%) IBM
4 6 (2.63%) DevExpress
5 5 (2.19%) Google
5 5 (2.19%) TIBCO
5 5 (2.19%) Zend
6 4 (1.75%) Teradata
6 4 (1.75%) ION Trading
6 4 (1.75%) Informatica
6 4 (1.75%) Rackspace
7 3 (1.32%) Datanomic
7 3 (1.32%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.32%) DataFlux
7 3 (1.32%) Tableau
7 3 (1.32%) Ektron
7 3 (1.32%) 29West
7 3 (1.32%) Apple
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