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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 61 48 102
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +54
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 116 125 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.67% 3.66% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.21% 4.34% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 118 91
Median daily rate £525 £650 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +49.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £468 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £41.80 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +4.50%
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
2757 2881 4626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 87.11% 84.39% 80.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2183 2311 3625
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £310 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 49
Median hourly rate £26.25 £24.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +36.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.70 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 144 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (40.58%) JavaScript
3 83 (40.10%) Java
3 83 (40.10%) TDD
3 83 (40.10%) Scrum
4 63 (30.43%) SQL
5 62 (29.95%) Continuous Integration
6 60 (28.99%) HTML
7 56 (27.05%) Git (software)
8 52 (25.12%) BDD
9 49 (23.67%) MongoDB
9 49 (23.67%) Web Services
10 48 (23.19%) CSS
11 47 (22.71%) Finance
12 43 (20.77%) Degree
13 41 (19.81%) AngularJS
14 39 (18.84%) Scala
15 38 (18.36%) HTML5
16 36 (17.39%) Node.js
16 36 (17.39%) REST
16 36 (17.39%) C#
17 34 (16.43%) Computer Science
18 33 (15.94%) QA
19 32 (15.46%) Big Data
20 31 (14.98%) Unit Testing
20 31 (14.98%) MVC
21 30 (14.49%) Kanban
21 30 (14.49%) DevOps
22 29 (14.01%) Automated Testing
22 29 (14.01%) Linux

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (5.31%) Confluence
2 10 (4.83%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.42%) Apache
5 3 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.45%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.45%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.45%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.97%) JBoss
6 2 (0.97%) nginx
6 2 (0.97%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.48%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.48%) CMS
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.48%) HipChat
3 1 (0.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.48%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.56%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (7.73%) TestFlight
4 5 (2.42%) GitHub
5 2 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.97%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.48%) Heroku
6 1 (0.48%) PaaS
6 1 (0.48%) SaaS
6 1 (0.48%) Slack
6 1 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.25%) HTTP
2 4 (1.93%) LDAP
2 4 (1.93%) SSL
3 2 (0.97%) AMQP
3 2 (0.97%) Internet
3 2 (0.97%) Intranet
3 2 (0.97%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.48%) DNS
4 1 (0.48%) DSL
4 1 (0.48%) DWDM
4 1 (0.48%) FCoE
4 1 (0.48%) LAN
4 1 (0.48%) NAS
4 1 (0.48%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.48%) OpenVPN
4 1 (0.48%) SAN
4 1 (0.48%) SSH
4 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (23.67%) MongoDB
2 32 (15.46%) Big Data
3 26 (12.56%) SQL Server
4 24 (11.59%) Apache Cassandra
5 23 (11.11%) MySQL
6 22 (10.63%) Relational Database
7 20 (9.66%) NoSQL
8 16 (7.73%) Azure SQL Database
8 16 (7.73%) CouchDB
8 16 (7.73%) SQLite
9 13 (6.28%) Hadoop
10 6 (2.90%) Neo4j
10 6 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (2.90%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.93%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.45%) Redis
12 3 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.97%) HBase
Development Applications
1 56 (27.05%) Git (software)
2 22 (10.63%) JIRA
3 18 (8.70%) Gradle
3 18 (8.70%) IntelliJ
4 16 (7.73%) Jenkins
5 11 (5.31%) Cucumber
5 11 (5.31%) JUnit
6 8 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (3.38%) Maven
8 6 (2.90%) Subversion
9 5 (2.42%) Jasmine
9 5 (2.42%) Mocha
9 5 (2.42%) Selenium
9 5 (2.42%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (2.42%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.93%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.93%) Grunt
10 4 (1.93%) gulp
10 4 (1.93%) webpack
General
1 47 (22.71%) Finance
2 23 (11.11%) Banking
3 18 (8.70%) Marketing
4 14 (6.76%) Financial Institution
4 14 (6.76%) Retail
5 8 (3.86%) Legal
6 7 (3.38%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.90%) Front Office
8 5 (2.42%) Advertising
9 4 (1.93%) Back Office
10 3 (1.45%) Games
11 2 (0.97%) Billing
12 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 129 (62.32%) Developer
2 40 (19.32%) Java Developer
3 24 (11.59%) Senior Developer
4 22 (10.63%) Full Stack Developer
4 22 (10.63%) Software Engineer
5 16 (7.73%) iOS Developer
5 16 (7.73%) Senior iOS Developer
6 15 (7.25%) Angular Developer
7 14 (6.76%) JavaScript Developer
7 14 (6.76%) Scala Developer
8 13 (6.28%) Agile Developer
9 11 (5.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 10 (4.83%) HTML Developer
11 8 (3.86%) C# Developer
11 8 (3.86%) C++ Developer
11 8 (3.86%) Node.js Developer
12 7 (3.38%) Lead Developer
12 7 (3.38%) Scrum Master
13 6 (2.90%) Developer in Test
13 6 (2.90%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (28.99%) HTML
2 49 (23.67%) Web Services
3 48 (23.19%) CSS
4 41 (19.81%) AngularJS
5 38 (18.36%) HTML5
6 36 (17.39%) Node.js
6 36 (17.39%) REST
7 28 (13.53%) .NET
8 21 (10.14%) Dropwizard
9 19 (9.18%) React
10 18 (8.70%) SOAP
11 16 (7.73%) Cocoa
11 16 (7.73%) Cocoa Touch
11 16 (7.73%) Hystrix
11 16 (7.73%) Scalatra
11 16 (7.73%) XML
12 14 (6.76%) Play Framework
13 13 (6.28%) ASP.NET
14 12 (5.80%) CSS3
14 12 (5.80%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.43%) Computer Science
2 27 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (9.18%) Mobile App
4 18 (8.70%) Management Information System
5 15 (7.25%) Virtual Team
6 10 (4.83%) Algorithms
7 9 (4.35%) User Experience
8 8 (3.86%) Equities
8 8 (3.86%) Fixed Income
9 7 (3.38%) Fintech
9 7 (3.38%) Hedge funds
10 6 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (2.90%) Visualisation
11 5 (2.42%) Statistics
12 4 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.93%) Mathematics
12 4 (1.93%) Minimum Viable Product
13 2 (0.97%) Data Integration
13 2 (0.97%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.97%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.01%) Linux
2 26 (12.56%) Apple iOS
3 25 (12.08%) Unix
4 16 (7.73%) Windows
5 11 (5.31%) Android
6 5 (2.42%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.93%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.48%) CentOS
10 1 (0.48%) Solaris
10 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (40.10%) Scrum
2 83 (40.10%) TDD
3 62 (29.95%) Continuous Integration
4 52 (25.12%) BDD
5 31 (14.98%) MVC
5 31 (14.98%) Unit Testing
6 30 (14.49%) DevOps
6 30 (14.49%) Kanban
7 29 (14.01%) Automated Testing
8 28 (13.53%) Front End Development
8 28 (13.53%) Test Automation
9 27 (13.04%) E-Commerce
10 23 (11.11%) OO
11 21 (10.14%) SOLID
12 20 (9.66%) Web Development
13 19 (9.18%) Analytics
13 19 (9.18%) Project Management
14 18 (8.70%) iOS Development
14 18 (8.70%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 84 (40.58%) JavaScript
2 83 (40.10%) Java
3 63 (30.43%) SQL
4 39 (18.84%) Scala
5 36 (17.39%) C#
6 21 (10.14%) Python
7 19 (9.18%) Objective-C
8 18 (8.70%) Apple Swift
9 16 (7.73%) C++
10 15 (7.25%) TypeScript
11 12 (5.80%) Ruby
12 9 (4.35%) Shell Script
13 8 (3.86%) Perl
14 6 (2.90%) T-SQL
15 5 (2.42%) Bash Shell
15 5 (2.42%) R
16 4 (1.93%) C
16 4 (1.93%) PowerShell
17 3 (1.45%) Go
17 3 (1.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (20.77%) Degree
2 4 (1.93%) PMI Certification
2 4 (1.93%) PMP
2 4 (1.93%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.45%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.48%) PhD
5 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (15.94%) QA
2 7 (3.38%) SDET
3 3 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.97%) MiFID
5 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.48%) SLA
5 1 (0.48%) WAI
System Software
1 17 (8.21%) Docker
2 5 (2.42%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.97%) oVirt
3 2 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.48%) HDFS
4 1 (0.48%) Postfix
4 1 (0.48%) Squid
4 1 (0.48%) SRDF
4 1 (0.48%) vCloud
4 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (4.35%) Ansible
2 4 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.93%) Puppet
3 2 (0.97%) Kibana
3 2 (0.97%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.97%) logstash
3 2 (0.97%) Oozie
4 1 (0.48%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.48%) Grafana
4 1 (0.48%) Mesos
4 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.48%) Rancher
4 1 (0.48%) Terraform
4 1 (0.48%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (7.73%) Microsoft
1 16 (7.73%) New Relic
2 11 (5.31%) Google
2 11 (5.31%) Oracle
3 7 (3.38%) WorldPay
4 6 (2.90%) MicroStrategy
4 6 (2.90%) Tableau
5 4 (1.93%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.93%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.45%) IBM
6 3 (1.45%) Sybase
7 2 (0.97%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.97%) Sun
7 2 (0.97%) Teradata
7 2 (0.97%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.97%) VMware
8 1 (0.48%) Brocade
8 1 (0.48%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.48%) Splunk
8 1 (0.48%) Syncfusion
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Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 months contract initial
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £500 - £700 per day
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Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
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Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago