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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 114 99 110
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 96 113 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.62% 1.92% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.47% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 89 96
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£500 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £335 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.69 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.72% +6.66%
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
4674 4578 5562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.63% 77.61% 78.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3706 3403 4149
Average daily rate £468 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 45 97
Average hourly rate £21.30 £22.69 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.12% -42.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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.

1 109 (65.66%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (48.80%) TDD
3 70 (42.17%) Java
4 56 (33.73%) C#
5 53 (31.93%) HTML
5 53 (31.93%) Scrum
6 51 (30.72%) Git (software)
6 51 (30.72%) BDD
7 48 (28.92%) JavaScript
8 47 (28.31%) Finance
9 46 (27.71%) .NET
9 46 (27.71%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (23.49%) REST
10 39 (23.49%) Jenkins
10 39 (23.49%) SQL
10 39 (23.49%) Web Services
11 37 (22.29%) Linux
11 37 (22.29%) Subversion
12 32 (19.28%) OO
13 30 (18.07%) MongoDB
14 29 (17.47%) XML
15 28 (16.87%) Cucumber
16 27 (16.27%) HTML5
16 27 (16.27%) SQL Server
17 26 (15.66%) CSS
17 26 (15.66%) Oracle
17 26 (15.66%) Open Source
18 25 (15.06%) SDLC
19 24 (14.46%) SOAP
19 24 (14.46%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (7.83%) Tomcat
2 11 (6.63%) Node.js
3 7 (4.22%) Confluence
3 7 (4.22%) Apache
3 7 (4.22%) Jetty
4 5 (3.01%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.41%) Apache Spark
5 4 (2.41%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.20%) IIS
6 2 (1.20%) JBoss
6 2 (1.20%) Commerce Server
6 2 (1.20%) WordPress
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.20%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.20%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.60%) Zope
Applications
1 5 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.81%) HipChat
3 1 (0.60%) MS Project
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.82%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.60%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.60%) SaaS
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.86%) HTTP
2 9 (5.42%) Internet
3 8 (4.82%) AMQP
4 1 (0.60%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.60%) Firewall
4 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.60%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.07%) MongoDB
2 27 (16.27%) SQL Server
3 19 (11.45%) Relational Database
4 17 (10.24%) NoSQL
5 16 (9.64%) Big Data
6 12 (7.23%) Oracle Database
6 12 (7.23%) Hadoop
7 9 (5.42%) Neo4j
8 7 (4.22%) MySQL
9 6 (3.61%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.81%) CouchDB
11 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.81%) SQLite
11 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (1.20%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 51 (30.72%) Git (software)
2 39 (23.49%) Jenkins
3 37 (22.29%) Subversion
4 28 (16.87%) Cucumber
5 20 (12.05%) Maven
6 19 (11.45%) Selenium
7 18 (10.84%) JUnit
8 16 (9.64%) JIRA
9 14 (8.43%) WebDriver
10 13 (7.83%) SpecFlow
10 13 (7.83%) Jasmine
11 12 (7.23%) Gradle
11 12 (7.23%) Karma Test Runner
12 11 (6.63%) Capybara
12 11 (6.63%) WATIR
13 10 (6.02%) Mockito
14 8 (4.82%) Ant
15 7 (4.22%) Eclipse
15 7 (4.22%) Mercurial
16 5 (3.01%) TeamCity
General
1 47 (28.31%) Finance
2 24 (14.46%) Banking
3 11 (6.63%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.82%) Front Office
5 6 (3.61%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.01%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.41%) Retail
7 4 (2.41%) Legal
8 2 (1.20%) Advertising
8 2 (1.20%) Automotive
9 1 (0.60%) Games
9 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 99 (59.64%) Developer
2 33 (19.88%) Java Developer
3 28 (16.87%) Software Engineer
4 16 (9.64%) C# Developer
5 14 (8.43%) Senior Developer
6 13 (7.83%) .NET Developer
7 12 (7.23%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (4.82%) iOS Developer
8 8 (4.82%) Software Developer
8 8 (4.82%) Agile Java Developer
9 6 (3.61%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (3.61%) Lead Developer
10 5 (3.01%) Consultant
10 5 (3.01%) Test Engineer
10 5 (3.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (3.01%) Full Stack Developer
11 4 (2.41%) Front-End Developer
11 4 (2.41%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (2.41%) Analyst
11 4 (2.41%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (31.93%) HTML
2 46 (27.71%) .NET
3 39 (23.49%) Web Services
3 39 (23.49%) REST
4 29 (17.47%) XML
5 27 (16.27%) HTML5
6 26 (15.66%) CSS
7 24 (14.46%) SOAP
8 22 (13.25%) Spring
8 22 (13.25%) RESTful
9 19 (11.45%) jQuery
10 18 (10.84%) AngularJS
11 17 (10.24%) Hibernate
11 17 (10.24%) JSON
12 11 (6.63%) J2EE
13 10 (6.02%) ASP.NET
13 10 (6.02%) JMS
13 10 (6.02%) CSS3
14 9 (5.42%) JAX-RS
14 9 (5.42%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.45%) Mobile App
2 13 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.63%) Computer Science
4 10 (6.02%) Data Structures
5 7 (4.22%) Derivative
6 6 (3.61%) User Experience
7 5 (3.01%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.41%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.41%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.81%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.81%) Physics
9 3 (1.81%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.20%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.20%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.60%) iPad
11 1 (0.60%) iPhone
11 1 (0.60%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.29%) Linux
2 19 (11.45%) UNIX
3 15 (9.04%) Windows
4 13 (7.83%) Apple iOS
5 12 (7.23%) Android
6 10 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (6.02%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.20%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.60%) CentOS
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (65.66%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (48.80%) TDD
3 53 (31.93%) Scrum
4 51 (30.72%) BDD
5 46 (27.71%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (19.28%) OO
7 26 (15.66%) Open Source
8 25 (15.06%) SDLC
9 23 (13.86%) MVC
10 20 (12.05%) Responsive Web Design
11 19 (11.45%) Unit Testing
12 17 (10.24%) Configuration Management
13 16 (9.64%) Automated Testing
14 15 (9.04%) Test Automation
15 14 (8.43%) DevOps
16 12 (7.23%) Multithreading
16 12 (7.23%) Pair Programming
16 12 (7.23%) Web Design
17 11 (6.63%) E-Commerce
17 11 (6.63%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 70 (42.17%) Java
2 56 (33.73%) C#
3 48 (28.92%) JavaScript
4 39 (23.49%) SQL
5 22 (13.25%) Python
6 13 (7.83%) Ruby
7 11 (6.63%) Scala
7 11 (6.63%) PL/SQL
8 10 (6.02%) Objective-C
9 9 (5.42%) Groovy
9 9 (5.42%) PHP
9 9 (5.42%) C++
10 8 (4.82%) T-SQL
11 6 (3.61%) Perl
11 6 (3.61%) Apple Swift
12 5 (3.01%) VBScript
13 4 (2.41%) C
14 3 (1.81%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.20%) XAML
15 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.83%) Degree
3 12 (7.23%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.84%) QA
2 4 (2.41%) SLA
3 2 (1.20%) WAI
4 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (4.82%) Docker
2 4 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (8.43%) Puppet
2 10 (6.02%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.20%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.60%) Ansible
5 1 (0.60%) Kibana
5 1 (0.60%) Graphite
Vendors
1 26 (15.66%) Oracle
2 15 (9.04%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.42%) Red Hat
4 8 (4.82%) Metastorm
4 8 (4.82%) OpenText
4 8 (4.82%) Atlassian
5 7 (4.22%) Coverity
6 5 (3.01%) Xamarin
6 5 (3.01%) SOASTA, Inc
7 4 (2.41%) VMware
8 3 (1.81%) IBM
8 3 (1.81%) Apple
8 3 (1.81%) DevExpress
8 3 (1.81%) Syncfusion
9 2 (1.20%) Twitter
9 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.20%) Sybase
9 2 (1.20%) HP
9 2 (1.20%) Google
10 1 (0.60%) DataSynapse
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