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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 127 126 114
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 59 76 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.19% 1.27% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.64% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 53 71
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £302 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £36.98 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -1.38%
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
3916 4623 4387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.98% 77.31% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3049 3371 3356
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 49 74
Average hourly rate £22.25 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.31% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 86 (52.12%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (40.00%) Java
3 49 (29.70%) TDD
4 42 (25.45%) OO
5 40 (24.24%) Scrum
6 39 (23.64%) SQL
7 37 (22.42%) Linux
8 36 (21.82%) C#
9 35 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (19.39%) Degree
10 32 (19.39%) JavaScript
11 30 (18.18%) Web Services
11 30 (18.18%) Git (software)
12 29 (17.58%) Computer Science
13 28 (16.97%) MongoDB
13 28 (16.97%) REST
13 28 (16.97%) .NET
14 25 (15.15%) UNIX
14 25 (15.15%) Python
14 25 (15.15%) Finance
15 24 (14.55%) XML
15 24 (14.55%) BDD
16 23 (13.94%) Banking
17 22 (13.33%) HTML
18 21 (12.73%) MySQL
18 21 (12.73%) Open Source
19 20 (12.12%) DevOps
19 20 (12.12%) Oracle
19 20 (12.12%) Spring
19 20 (12.12%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 11 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.85%) Node.js
3 6 (3.64%) Apache Solr
3 6 (3.64%) IIS
4 4 (2.42%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.42%) Adobe CQ
4 4 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.42%) ArcGIS
4 4 (2.42%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.82%) CMS
5 3 (1.82%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.82%) Apache
5 3 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.21%) Confluence
6 2 (1.21%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.21%) SAS
6 2 (1.21%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.61%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.61%) MS Project
2 1 (0.61%) MS Office
2 1 (0.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.61%) PowerPivot
2 1 (0.61%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.61%) GitHub
4 1 (0.61%) ElastiCache
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.70%) HTTP
2 4 (2.42%) SSL
2 4 (2.42%) Firewall
3 3 (1.82%) Internet
4 2 (1.21%) VPN
4 2 (1.21%) MPLS
4 2 (1.21%) BGP
4 2 (1.21%) IPsec
5 1 (0.61%) VLAN
5 1 (0.61%) SNMP
5 1 (0.61%) DNS
5 1 (0.61%) DHCP
5 1 (0.61%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.97%) MongoDB
2 21 (12.73%) MySQL
3 19 (11.52%) NoSQL
4 14 (8.48%) SQL Server
5 13 (7.88%) Big Data
6 12 (7.27%) Hadoop
7 10 (6.06%) Relational Database
8 9 (5.45%) Oracle Database
9 6 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (2.42%) SQLite
11 4 (2.42%) Couchbase
12 3 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.82%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (1.82%) Redis
12 3 (1.82%) Neo4j
12 3 (1.82%) CouchDB
13 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (1.21%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 30 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 17 (10.30%) Jenkins
3 15 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 14 (8.48%) Subversion
5 12 (7.27%) JUnit
6 9 (5.45%) JIRA
7 8 (4.85%) Selenium
8 7 (4.24%) Maven
8 7 (4.24%) Mockito
8 7 (4.24%) TeamCity
9 6 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (3.64%) Visual Studio
10 5 (3.03%) NUnit
10 5 (3.03%) Xcode
10 5 (3.03%) CruiseControl
11 4 (2.42%) WebDriver
11 4 (2.42%) Hudson
11 4 (2.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (1.82%) MSI
12 3 (1.82%) Eclipse
General
1 25 (15.15%) Finance
2 23 (13.94%) Banking
3 12 (7.27%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.64%) Publishing
5 5 (3.03%) Marketing
5 5 (3.03%) Front Office
5 5 (3.03%) Games
6 2 (1.21%) Advertising
6 2 (1.21%) Billing
7 1 (0.61%) Retail
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 78 (47.27%) Developer
2 30 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 17 (10.30%) Java Developer
4 13 (7.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (6.06%) iOS Developer
5 10 (6.06%) Architect
5 10 (6.06%) Senior Developer
6 7 (4.24%) C++ Developer
7 6 (3.64%) Analyst
7 6 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.03%) C# Developer
8 5 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (2.42%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (2.42%) Scala Developer
9 4 (2.42%) Project Manager
9 4 (2.42%) Test Engineer
9 4 (2.42%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (1.82%) Security Architect
10 3 (1.82%) Build Manager
10 3 (1.82%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.18%) Web Services
2 28 (16.97%) REST
2 28 (16.97%) .NET
3 24 (14.55%) XML
4 22 (13.33%) HTML
5 20 (12.12%) Spring
6 15 (9.09%) CSS
6 15 (9.09%) jQuery
7 13 (7.88%) Hibernate
7 13 (7.88%) RESTful
8 11 (6.67%) SOAP
8 11 (6.67%) HTML5
8 11 (6.67%) JSON
8 11 (6.67%) Spring MVC
9 10 (6.06%) J2EE
10 7 (4.24%) JDBC
10 7 (4.24%) AngularJS
11 6 (3.64%) CSS3
12 5 (3.03%) ASP.NET
12 5 (3.03%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.58%) Computer Science
2 21 (12.73%) Open Source
3 14 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.27%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.85%) Digital Media
6 6 (3.64%) Market Risk
6 6 (3.64%) Data Integration
7 5 (3.03%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.42%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.42%) Physics
8 4 (2.42%) User Experience
8 4 (2.42%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.42%) Clustering
9 3 (1.82%) Derivative
9 3 (1.82%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.82%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.82%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.82%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.42%) Linux
2 25 (15.15%) UNIX
3 16 (9.70%) Apple iOS
4 15 (9.09%) Windows
5 13 (7.88%) Ubuntu
6 12 (7.27%) Debian
7 11 (6.67%) Android
8 5 (3.03%) Windows Phone
9 3 (1.82%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.21%) Solaris
11 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.61%) VMS
11 1 (0.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (52.12%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (29.70%) TDD
3 42 (25.45%) OO
4 40 (24.24%) Scrum
5 35 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (14.55%) BDD
7 20 (12.12%) DevOps
7 20 (12.12%) MVC
8 18 (10.91%) Multithreading
9 17 (10.30%) Unit Testing
10 13 (7.88%) Test Automation
11 11 (6.67%) E-Commerce
11 11 (6.67%) Configuration Management
11 11 (6.67%) ETL
11 11 (6.67%) iOS Development
12 10 (6.06%) TOGAF
13 9 (5.45%) Low Latency
14 8 (4.85%) Time Management
14 8 (4.85%) Analytics
14 8 (4.85%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 66 (40.00%) Java
2 39 (23.64%) SQL
3 36 (21.82%) C#
4 32 (19.39%) JavaScript
5 25 (15.15%) Python
6 18 (10.91%) Shell Script
7 16 (9.70%) Ruby
8 15 (9.09%) Scala
9 12 (7.27%) C++
10 9 (5.45%) Objective-C
10 9 (5.45%) Perl
10 9 (5.45%) PHP
11 8 (4.85%) C
12 6 (3.64%) Groovy
13 5 (3.03%) PL/SQL
14 4 (2.42%) Haskell
15 3 (1.82%) T-SQL
16 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
16 2 (1.21%) Golang
16 2 (1.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (19.39%) Degree
2 5 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.42%) ISEB
4 3 (1.82%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.82%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.21%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.21%) CCNP
5 2 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.21%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.88%) QA
2 2 (1.21%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 19 (11.52%) Puppet
2 13 (7.88%) Nagios
2 13 (7.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.61%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.61%) XenMobile
3 1 (0.61%) Graphite
3 1 (0.61%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 20 (12.12%) Oracle
2 11 (6.67%) DigitalOcean
3 7 (4.24%) Google
4 6 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.64%) Adobe
5 3 (1.82%) Apple
5 3 (1.82%) IBM
5 3 (1.82%) Splunk
6 2 (1.21%) Zend
6 2 (1.21%) Twitter
6 2 (1.21%) Sybase
6 2 (1.21%) HP
6 2 (1.21%) Juniper
6 2 (1.21%) Cisco
6 2 (1.21%) ESRI
7 1 (0.61%) Telerik
7 1 (0.61%) Mantas
7 1 (0.61%) Metastorm
7 1 (0.61%) Teradata
7 1 (0.61%) Open Text
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