The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 89 96 144
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +48
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 111 132 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.94% 1.86% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 2.44% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 100 57
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -4.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £323 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £601 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £41.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4351 5412 5829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.97% 76.12% 74.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3228 4048 4323
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 95 85
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.99 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.02% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.90 £16.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £48.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Software Engineering
London

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 86 (37.55%) Java
2 74 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (28.82%) C#
4 64 (27.95%) TDD
5 60 (26.20%) Degree
6 59 (25.76%) Banking
6 59 (25.76%) SQL
7 57 (24.89%) Scrum
8 56 (24.45%) Computer Science
9 49 (21.40%) Linux
10 48 (20.96%) Finance
10 48 (20.96%) Investment Banking
11 46 (20.09%) Continuous Integration
12 45 (19.65%) OO
13 44 (19.21%) Python
13 44 (19.21%) C++
14 41 (17.90%) Oracle
15 38 (16.59%) Front Office
16 37 (16.16%) Analytics
17 36 (15.72%) .NET
18 33 (14.41%) Web Services
18 33 (14.41%) Windows
19 32 (13.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 30 (13.10%) JavaScript
20 30 (13.10%) BDD
21 29 (12.66%) HTML
22 28 (12.23%) XML
23 27 (11.79%) Validation
24 25 (10.92%) SQL Server
24 25 (10.92%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 10 (4.37%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.06%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.18%) Apache Pig
3 5 (2.18%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.18%) IIS
3 5 (2.18%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (1.75%) Node.js
4 4 (1.75%) CMS
4 4 (1.75%) Apache
5 3 (1.31%) Confluence
5 3 (1.31%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (1.31%) TIBCO EMS
5 3 (1.31%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.31%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.87%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (0.87%) MTS
6 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.44%) nginx
7 1 (0.44%) Kentico
Applications
1 9 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.18%) MS Office
3 4 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.44%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.31%) RMDS
2 3 (1.31%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.44%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.87%) GitHub
2 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.44%) SaaS
3 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.93%) HTTP
2 4 (1.75%) Internet
3 3 (1.31%) SSL
3 3 (1.31%) DNS
4 2 (0.87%) Firewall
4 2 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.44%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.44%) SNMP
5 1 (0.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.92%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.61%) Oracle Database
3 17 (7.42%) Relational Database
4 12 (5.24%) MongoDB
5 10 (4.37%) MySQL
6 8 (3.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.06%) RDBMS
7 7 (3.06%) Hadoop
7 7 (3.06%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.18%) Big Data
8 5 (2.18%) KDB
9 4 (1.75%) QlikView
9 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.31%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (1.31%) MS Access
10 3 (1.31%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 20 (8.73%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.42%) Cucumber
3 14 (6.11%) Maven
4 13 (5.68%) JUnit
5 12 (5.24%) Selenium
5 12 (5.24%) Jenkins
6 10 (4.37%) Subversion
7 9 (3.93%) Mockito
8 8 (3.49%) JIRA
8 8 (3.49%) TeamCity
9 7 (3.06%) CruiseControl
9 7 (3.06%) WebDriver
9 7 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (2.62%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.18%) NUnit
12 4 (1.75%) Jasmine
12 4 (1.75%) PHPUnit
12 4 (1.75%) Calabash
13 3 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (1.31%) Behat
General
1 59 (25.76%) Banking
2 48 (20.96%) Finance
2 48 (20.96%) Investment Banking
3 38 (16.59%) Front Office
4 11 (4.80%) Games
5 6 (2.62%) Marketing
6 5 (2.18%) Retail
7 4 (1.75%) Advertising
7 4 (1.75%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.31%) Billing
8 3 (1.31%) Electronics
8 3 (1.31%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.87%) Back Office
9 2 (0.87%) Legal
10 1 (0.44%) Military
10 1 (0.44%) Publishing
10 1 (0.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 117 (51.09%) Developer
2 70 (30.57%) Software Engineer
3 21 (9.17%) C++ Developer
4 20 (8.73%) Quantitative Developer
5 18 (7.86%) Java Developer
5 18 (7.86%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 11 (4.80%) Analyst
6 11 (4.80%) Senior Software Engineer
7 10 (4.37%) Software Developer
8 9 (3.93%) Senior Developer
8 9 (3.93%) iOS Developer
9 8 (3.49%) Python Developer
9 8 (3.49%) Architect
10 7 (3.06%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.62%) Front-End Developer
11 6 (2.62%) C# Developer
11 6 (2.62%) PHP Developer
11 6 (2.62%) Business Analyst
11 6 (2.62%) Scala Developer
12 5 (2.18%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (15.72%) .NET
2 33 (14.41%) Web Services
3 29 (12.66%) HTML
4 28 (12.23%) XML
5 19 (8.30%) Spring
5 19 (8.30%) CSS
6 16 (6.99%) jQuery
6 16 (6.99%) REST
7 15 (6.55%) HTML5
8 12 (5.24%) Ajax
8 12 (5.24%) Hibernate
8 12 (5.24%) J2EE
9 11 (4.80%) JSON
10 10 (4.37%) AngularJS
11 9 (3.93%) ASP.NET
11 9 (3.93%) SOAP
11 9 (3.93%) CSS3
11 9 (3.93%) WebSockets
11 9 (3.93%) RESTful
11 9 (3.93%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 56 (24.45%) Computer Science
2 32 (13.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (6.55%) Derivative
4 13 (5.68%) Fixed Income
5 11 (4.80%) Mobile App
6 10 (4.37%) Mathematics
7 8 (3.49%) Market Risk
7 8 (3.49%) Open Source
7 8 (3.49%) Hedge funds
8 6 (2.62%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (2.18%) iPad
9 5 (2.18%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.75%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.75%) Credit Derivative
10 4 (1.75%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.75%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.31%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.31%) Cryptography
11 3 (1.31%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 49 (21.40%) Linux
2 33 (14.41%) Windows
3 14 (6.11%) UNIX
4 11 (4.80%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.49%) Android
6 2 (0.87%) Debian
6 2 (0.87%) Solaris
7 1 (0.44%) SmartOS
7 1 (0.44%) VMS
7 1 (0.44%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (27.95%) TDD
3 57 (24.89%) Scrum
4 46 (20.09%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (19.65%) OO
6 37 (16.16%) Analytics
7 30 (13.10%) BDD
8 27 (11.79%) Validation
9 25 (10.92%) Unit Testing
10 23 (10.04%) Multithreading
10 23 (10.04%) Test Automation
11 22 (9.61%) E-Commerce
11 22 (9.61%) MVC
12 14 (6.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (6.11%) Low Latency
13 13 (5.68%) Release Management
14 12 (5.24%) Business Analysis
14 12 (5.24%) OOP
14 12 (5.24%) OOD
14 12 (5.24%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 86 (37.55%) Java
2 66 (28.82%) C#
3 59 (25.76%) SQL
4 44 (19.21%) Python
4 44 (19.21%) C++
5 30 (13.10%) JavaScript
6 24 (10.48%) Perl
7 19 (8.30%) Scala
8 17 (7.42%) Ruby
9 14 (6.11%) PHP
10 13 (5.68%) PL/SQL
10 13 (5.68%) C
11 12 (5.24%) Groovy
11 12 (5.24%) Objective-C
12 7 (3.06%) VB
13 6 (2.62%) T-SQL
13 6 (2.62%) VBScript
13 6 (2.62%) VBA
14 3 (1.31%) Delphi
14 3 (1.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (26.20%) Degree
2 7 (3.06%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.31%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.87%) CBAP
4 2 (0.87%) ISEB
4 2 (0.87%) PhD
5 1 (0.44%) HND
5 1 (0.44%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.44%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.44%) IIBA
5 1 (0.44%) CFA
5 1 (0.44%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.48%) QA
2 3 (1.31%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.44%) EMIR
3 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.87%) Varnish
2 1 (0.44%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.44%) vCloud
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.06%) Puppet
2 6 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.75%) Salt
4 3 (1.31%) Oozie
5 2 (0.87%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.44%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.44%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 41 (17.90%) Oracle
2 12 (5.24%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.06%) JBoss
3 7 (3.06%) Sybase
3 7 (3.06%) Zend
4 6 (2.62%) DevExpress
4 6 (2.62%) TIBCO
5 4 (1.75%) Rackspace
5 4 (1.75%) MKS
5 4 (1.75%) ION Trading
6 3 (1.31%) Bloomberg
6 3 (1.31%) Hyperion
6 3 (1.31%) Adobe
6 3 (1.31%) Apple
6 3 (1.31%) Open Text
6 3 (1.31%) Metastorm
6 3 (1.31%) Ektron
6 3 (1.31%) 29West
6 3 (1.31%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.31%) EPiServer
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