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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 109 106 104
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 93 106 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.73% 1.79% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 2.32% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 81 107
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.19 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +5.55%
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
4335 4574 5722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.52% 77.34% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3443 3389 4251
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 72
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.38 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% -0.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £35.00 £58.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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.

1 114 (68.26%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (52.69%) TDD
3 70 (41.92%) Java
4 56 (33.53%) C#
5 53 (31.74%) Scrum
5 53 (31.74%) BDD
6 50 (29.94%) Git (software)
7 49 (29.34%) HTML
7 49 (29.34%) Continuous Integration
8 48 (28.74%) Finance
9 47 (28.14%) REST
10 44 (26.35%) JavaScript
10 44 (26.35%) .NET
11 41 (24.55%) SQL
12 40 (23.95%) Web Services
13 36 (21.56%) Subversion
14 34 (20.36%) Linux
15 33 (19.76%) SQL Server
15 33 (19.76%) MongoDB
15 33 (19.76%) Jenkins
16 29 (17.37%) Oracle
16 29 (17.37%) OO
17 28 (16.77%) XML
17 28 (16.77%) Cucumber
17 28 (16.77%) Open Source
18 27 (16.17%) HTTP
19 26 (15.57%) Banking
20 25 (14.97%) Unit Testing
20 25 (14.97%) MVC
21 23 (13.77%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 10 (5.99%) Node.js
2 9 (5.39%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.79%) Jetty
4 7 (4.19%) Confluence
5 5 (2.99%) Apache Spark
6 4 (2.40%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.80%) Apache
7 3 (1.80%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.20%) IIS
8 2 (1.20%) JBoss
8 2 (1.20%) Commerce Server
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.20%) NServiceBus
8 2 (1.20%) Apache Pig
8 2 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.60%) Zope
Applications
1 3 (1.80%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.80%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 13 (7.78%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.60%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.60%) SaaS
3 1 (0.60%) GitHub
3 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 27 (16.17%) HTTP
2 8 (4.79%) AMQP
3 7 (4.19%) Internet
4 1 (0.60%) Firewall
4 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.60%) DNS
4 1 (0.60%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (19.76%) SQL Server
1 33 (19.76%) MongoDB
2 19 (11.38%) NoSQL
3 17 (10.18%) Big Data
3 17 (10.18%) Relational Database
4 15 (8.98%) Oracle Database
5 11 (6.59%) Hadoop
6 10 (5.99%) Neo4j
7 9 (5.39%) SQLite
8 6 (3.59%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (2.99%) MySQL
9 5 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (2.40%) CouchDB
10 4 (2.40%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.80%) Redis
11 3 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (1.20%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 50 (29.94%) Git (software)
2 36 (21.56%) Subversion
3 33 (19.76%) Jenkins
4 28 (16.77%) Cucumber
5 17 (10.18%) Maven
5 17 (10.18%) JIRA
5 17 (10.18%) Selenium
6 14 (8.38%) JUnit
6 14 (8.38%) SpecFlow
7 13 (7.78%) Jasmine
7 13 (7.78%) WebDriver
8 12 (7.19%) Karma Test Runner
9 11 (6.59%) Capybara
9 11 (6.59%) WATIR
10 10 (5.99%) Gradle
11 9 (5.39%) Mockito
12 7 (4.19%) Mercurial
12 7 (4.19%) Eclipse
13 6 (3.59%) Ant
14 5 (2.99%) JMeter
General
1 48 (28.74%) Finance
2 26 (15.57%) Banking
3 9 (5.39%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.19%) Financial Institution
4 7 (4.19%) Front Office
5 5 (2.99%) Legal
5 5 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.80%) Retail
7 2 (1.20%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Electronics
8 1 (0.60%) Automotive
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 103 (61.68%) Developer
2 30 (17.96%) Java Developer
3 27 (16.17%) Software Engineer
4 15 (8.98%) C# Developer
5 14 (8.38%) iOS Developer
6 12 (7.19%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (7.19%) .NET Developer
6 12 (7.19%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.39%) Agile Java Developer
8 7 (4.19%) Software Developer
9 6 (3.59%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.59%) Consultant
9 6 (3.59%) Lead Developer
9 6 (3.59%) Android Developer
10 5 (2.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (2.99%) Project Consultant
10 5 (2.99%) Systems Manager
10 5 (2.99%) Test Engineer
10 5 (2.99%) Full Stack Developer
11 4 (2.40%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (29.34%) HTML
2 47 (28.14%) REST
3 44 (26.35%) .NET
4 40 (23.95%) Web Services
5 28 (16.77%) XML
6 22 (13.17%) SOAP
6 22 (13.17%) HTML5
7 20 (11.98%) CSS
8 19 (11.38%) jQuery
9 18 (10.78%) JSON
10 17 (10.18%) Spring
11 16 (9.58%) AngularJS
12 14 (8.38%) RESTful
13 11 (6.59%) Hibernate
14 10 (5.99%) JAX-RS
15 9 (5.39%) WPF
15 9 (5.39%) ASP.NET
15 9 (5.39%) JMS
16 8 (4.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 8 (4.79%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.38%) Mobile App
2 11 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.99%) Data Structures
3 10 (5.99%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.39%) Derivative
4 9 (5.39%) N-Tier
5 8 (4.79%) User Experience
6 4 (2.40%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.80%) Credit Derivative
7 3 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.80%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.80%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.80%) Kindle
7 3 (1.80%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.20%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.20%) Physics
9 1 (0.60%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (0.60%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.36%) Linux
2 19 (11.38%) UNIX
3 17 (10.18%) Android
4 16 (9.58%) Apple iOS
5 14 (8.38%) Windows
6 10 (5.99%) Mac OS X
6 10 (5.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (68.26%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (52.69%) TDD
3 53 (31.74%) Scrum
3 53 (31.74%) BDD
4 49 (29.34%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (17.37%) OO
6 28 (16.77%) Open Source
7 25 (14.97%) Unit Testing
7 25 (14.97%) MVC
8 23 (13.77%) Test Automation
9 22 (13.17%) SDLC
10 21 (12.57%) Responsive Web Design
11 17 (10.18%) DevOps
11 17 (10.18%) Automated Testing
12 16 (9.58%) Configuration Management
13 15 (8.98%) Multithreading
13 15 (8.98%) iOS Development
14 14 (8.38%) Pair Programming
15 13 (7.78%) Android Development
16 12 (7.19%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 70 (41.92%) Java
2 56 (33.53%) C#
3 44 (26.35%) JavaScript
4 41 (24.55%) SQL
5 21 (12.57%) Python
6 17 (10.18%) Objective-C
7 15 (8.98%) PL/SQL
8 13 (7.78%) Apple Swift
8 13 (7.78%) Scala
8 13 (7.78%) Ruby
9 10 (5.99%) T-SQL
10 9 (5.39%) Groovy
11 8 (4.79%) VBScript
11 8 (4.79%) C++
12 7 (4.19%) PHP
13 5 (2.99%) C
13 5 (2.99%) Perl
14 3 (1.80%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.80%) XPath
15 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.19%) Degree
3 11 (6.59%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.57%) QA
2 4 (2.40%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (5.39%) Docker
2 4 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (7.19%) Puppet
2 10 (5.99%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.20%) Zenoss
4 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.60%) Ansible
4 1 (0.60%) Kibana
4 1 (0.60%) Graphite
Vendors
1 29 (17.37%) Oracle
2 13 (7.78%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.78%) Metastorm
2 13 (7.78%) OpenText
3 9 (5.39%) Red Hat
4 8 (4.79%) Atlassian
5 7 (4.19%) Coverity
6 5 (2.99%) Xamarin
6 5 (2.99%) SOASTA, Inc
6 5 (2.99%) IBM
7 4 (2.40%) VMware
8 3 (1.80%) Apple
8 3 (1.80%) DevExpress
8 3 (1.80%) Syncfusion
9 2 (1.20%) Twitter
9 2 (1.20%) Sybase
9 2 (1.20%) HP
10 1 (0.60%) FatWire
10 1 (0.60%) Endeca
10 1 (0.60%) Google
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