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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 123 103 91
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 72 117 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.33% 1.86% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 2.42% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 86 105
Average daily rate
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£430 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.47% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £54.00 £41.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
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
4229 4844 4866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.91% 76.96% 76.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3282 3557 3706
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 45 51
Average hourly rate £27.37 £25.00 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -65.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £47.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 64 (51.20%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (44.00%) Java
3 41 (32.80%) TDD
4 32 (25.60%) SQL
5 31 (24.80%) JavaScript
6 30 (24.00%) C#
6 30 (24.00%) HTML
7 28 (22.40%) Scrum
8 27 (21.60%) .NET
8 27 (21.60%) Linux
8 27 (21.60%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 25 (20.00%) Python
10 23 (18.40%) Finance
11 21 (16.80%) Banking
11 21 (16.80%) Web Services
12 20 (16.00%) XML
12 20 (16.00%) OO
12 20 (16.00%) Degree
13 19 (15.20%) Spring
13 19 (15.20%) Computer Science
13 19 (15.20%) BDD
13 19 (15.20%) Jenkins
14 18 (14.40%) REST
14 18 (14.40%) HTML5
15 16 (12.80%) CSS
15 16 (12.80%) Apple iOS
15 16 (12.80%) RESTful
16 15 (12.00%) SQL Server
17 14 (11.20%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 13 (10.40%) Tomcat
2 8 (6.40%) Apache
3 7 (5.60%) Node.js
4 5 (4.00%) Apache Solr
5 4 (3.20%) Apache Spark
5 4 (3.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (3.20%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.40%) IIS
6 3 (2.40%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.60%) WordPress
7 2 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.60%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.60%) Commerce Server
7 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.80%) Kentico
8 1 (0.80%) Jetty
8 1 (0.80%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.60%) HipChat
3 1 (0.80%) MS Project
3 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.80%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.20%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.80%) GitHub
4 1 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.80%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.80%) HTTP
2 5 (4.00%) Internet
3 4 (3.20%) Firewall
4 2 (1.60%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (1.60%) IPsec
4 2 (1.60%) VPN
4 2 (1.60%) DNS
4 2 (1.60%) MPLS
4 2 (1.60%) BGP
5 1 (0.80%) SNMP
5 1 (0.80%) DHCP
5 1 (0.80%) VLAN
5 1 (0.80%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.40%) MongoDB
3 11 (8.80%) Big Data
4 10 (8.00%) Relational Database
5 9 (7.20%) Hadoop
6 6 (4.80%) NoSQL
6 6 (4.80%) MySQL
7 4 (3.20%) Redis
8 3 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.40%) Neo4j
8 3 (2.40%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.60%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.60%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.80%) DB2
10 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 19 (15.20%) Jenkins
3 14 (11.20%) Subversion
4 8 (6.40%) JIRA
4 8 (6.40%) Maven
5 7 (5.60%) JUnit
5 7 (5.60%) Cucumber
5 7 (5.60%) Selenium
6 5 (4.00%) Xcode
6 5 (4.00%) TeamCity
7 4 (3.20%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.40%) Ant
8 3 (2.40%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.40%) Gradle
8 3 (2.40%) Calabash
8 3 (2.40%) Appium
8 3 (2.40%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.40%) Hudson
9 2 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.60%) Mockito
General
1 23 (18.40%) Finance
2 21 (16.80%) Banking
3 12 (9.60%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.80%) Front Office
5 5 (4.00%) Games
6 4 (3.20%) Publishing
7 3 (2.40%) Retail
7 3 (2.40%) Legal
8 2 (1.60%) Automotive
8 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.60%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.80%) Marketing
9 1 (0.80%) Back Office
9 1 (0.80%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 68 (54.40%) Developer
2 17 (13.60%) Java Developer
3 16 (12.80%) Software Engineer
4 9 (7.20%) iOS Developer
5 8 (6.40%) Architect
5 8 (6.40%) Analyst
6 6 (4.80%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.00%) C++ Developer
7 5 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (3.20%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (3.20%) Mobile Developer
8 4 (3.20%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (3.20%) Applications Architect
8 4 (3.20%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.20%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.20%) Software Developer
9 3 (2.40%) Business Analyst
9 3 (2.40%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (2.40%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (24.00%) HTML
2 27 (21.60%) .NET
3 21 (16.80%) Web Services
4 20 (16.00%) XML
5 19 (15.20%) Spring
6 18 (14.40%) REST
6 18 (14.40%) HTML5
7 16 (12.80%) CSS
7 16 (12.80%) RESTful
8 13 (10.40%) Hibernate
8 13 (10.40%) SOAP
9 11 (8.80%) JSON
9 11 (8.80%) AngularJS
10 10 (8.00%) J2EE
11 9 (7.20%) jQuery
12 7 (5.60%) CSS3
13 6 (4.80%) Java EE
14 4 (3.20%) WPF
14 4 (3.20%) J2SE
14 4 (3.20%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.20%) Computer Science
2 13 (10.40%) Mobile App
3 12 (9.60%) Open Source
4 6 (4.80%) Physics
5 5 (4.00%) Clustering
5 5 (4.00%) Digital Media
5 5 (4.00%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.20%) Derivative
7 3 (2.40%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.40%) Smartphone
7 3 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.40%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.60%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.60%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.60%) User Experience
8 2 (1.60%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.60%) Interactive TV
8 2 (1.60%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.60%) Linux
2 16 (12.80%) Apple iOS
3 12 (9.60%) Windows
4 10 (8.00%) Android
4 10 (8.00%) UNIX
5 4 (3.20%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.60%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.60%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.80%) VMS
7 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.80%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.80%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (51.20%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (32.80%) TDD
3 28 (22.40%) Scrum
4 27 (21.60%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (16.00%) OO
6 19 (15.20%) BDD
7 11 (8.80%) Configuration Management
8 10 (8.00%) Analytics
8 10 (8.00%) iOS Development
9 9 (7.20%) MVC
9 9 (7.20%) Unit Testing
9 9 (7.20%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (5.60%) OOP
10 7 (5.60%) SOA
10 7 (5.60%) DevOps
10 7 (5.60%) Mobile Development
10 7 (5.60%) Test Automation
11 6 (4.80%) Multithreading
11 6 (4.80%) User Stories
11 6 (4.80%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (44.00%) Java
2 32 (25.60%) SQL
3 31 (24.80%) JavaScript
4 30 (24.00%) C#
5 25 (20.00%) Python
6 13 (10.40%) C++
7 12 (9.60%) Scala
8 9 (7.20%) C
8 9 (7.20%) Perl
9 8 (6.40%) Ruby
10 7 (5.60%) PHP
10 7 (5.60%) Objective-C
11 4 (3.20%) Groovy
11 4 (3.20%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.40%) VBScript
12 3 (2.40%) XPath
13 2 (1.60%) Haskell
13 2 (1.60%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.60%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.60%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (16.00%) Degree
2 5 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.40%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.60%) JNCIP
4 2 (1.60%) CCNP
4 2 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.80%) PhD
5 1 (0.80%) ISEB
5 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) QA
2 2 (1.60%) WAI
3 1 (0.80%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) Docker
1 2 (1.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 10 (8.00%) Puppet
2 2 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.60%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.80%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.80%) XenMobile
3 1 (0.80%) Ansible
3 1 (0.80%) Kibana
3 1 (0.80%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 13 (10.40%) Oracle
2 9 (7.20%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.00%) Adobe
4 4 (3.20%) Splunk
5 3 (2.40%) Metastorm
5 3 (2.40%) OpenText
6 2 (1.60%) Coverity
6 2 (1.60%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.60%) Google
6 2 (1.60%) HP
6 2 (1.60%) Juniper
6 2 (1.60%) Cisco
6 2 (1.60%) Sybase
7 1 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.80%) Apple
7 1 (0.80%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.80%) IBM
7 1 (0.80%) Informatica
7 1 (0.80%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.80%) Citrix
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