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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 88 114 105
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 93 90 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.67% 1.67% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 2.03% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 70 83
Median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
2999 4424 4661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.23% 82.29% 80.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2399 3494 3452
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 43 46
Median hourly rate £17.25 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.76% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 August 2016.

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 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 109 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (47.98%) Java
3 75 (43.35%) Scrum
4 60 (34.68%) TDD
5 59 (34.10%) JavaScript
6 57 (32.95%) SQL
7 56 (32.37%) Web Services
8 55 (31.79%) Finance
9 51 (29.48%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (24.86%) HTML
11 42 (24.28%) MongoDB
12 40 (23.12%) Degree
13 39 (22.54%) CSS
14 36 (20.81%) BDD
15 35 (20.23%) DevOps
16 34 (19.65%) Git (software)
17 31 (17.92%) Project Management
18 29 (16.76%) Node.js
19 28 (16.18%) AngularJS
19 28 (16.18%) QA
20 27 (15.61%) Automated Testing
20 27 (15.61%) C#
20 27 (15.61%) Microsoft Azure
20 27 (15.61%) Computer Science
21 26 (15.03%) Amazon AWS
21 26 (15.03%) Apache Cassandra
21 26 (15.03%) OO
22 25 (14.45%) Unit Testing
22 25 (14.45%) Big Data
23 24 (13.87%) Test Automation

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (7.51%) OpenStack
2 11 (6.36%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (4.05%) WebLogic
3 7 (4.05%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.05%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.31%) Apache
4 4 (2.31%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.31%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.73%) Confluence
5 3 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.73%) JBoss
6 2 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.58%) Apache Qpid
7 1 (0.58%) CMS
7 1 (0.58%) nginx
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.16%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.58%) HipChat
4 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (15.03%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (6.94%) TestFlight
4 11 (6.36%) Heroku
4 11 (6.36%) PaaS
5 4 (2.31%) GitHub
6 3 (1.73%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.09%) HTTP
2 9 (5.20%) LDAP
3 2 (1.16%) Internet
3 2 (1.16%) Intranet
3 2 (1.16%) SSL
4 1 (0.58%) DNS
4 1 (0.58%) DWDM
4 1 (0.58%) FCoE
4 1 (0.58%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.58%) NAS
4 1 (0.58%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.58%) OpenVPN
4 1 (0.58%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.58%) SAN
4 1 (0.58%) SNMP
4 1 (0.58%) SSH
4 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.58%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (24.28%) MongoDB
2 26 (15.03%) Apache Cassandra
3 25 (14.45%) Big Data
4 20 (11.56%) NoSQL
5 18 (10.40%) MySQL
6 16 (9.25%) Relational Database
6 16 (9.25%) SQL Server
7 12 (6.94%) Azure SQL Database
7 12 (6.94%) CouchDB
7 12 (6.94%) Redis
7 12 (6.94%) SQLite
8 11 (6.36%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.89%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (2.31%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.73%) DB2
12 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.16%) HBase
12 2 (1.16%) KDB
12 2 (1.16%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 34 (19.65%) Git (software)
2 18 (10.40%) IntelliJ
3 16 (9.25%) Gradle
4 10 (5.78%) JIRA
4 10 (5.78%) JUnit
5 9 (5.20%) Jenkins
5 9 (5.20%) Maven
6 6 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.89%) Jasmine
7 5 (2.89%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (2.89%) TestNG
8 4 (2.31%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.31%) Hudson
8 4 (2.31%) Mercurial
8 4 (2.31%) Selenium
8 4 (2.31%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.31%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.73%) NUnit
9 3 (1.73%) RSpec
General
1 55 (31.79%) Finance
2 21 (12.14%) Financial Institution
3 16 (9.25%) Marketing
4 14 (8.09%) Banking
5 12 (6.94%) Retail
6 8 (4.62%) Legal
7 7 (4.05%) Front Office
8 4 (2.31%) Back Office
8 4 (2.31%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.73%) Publishing
10 1 (0.58%) Advertising
10 1 (0.58%) Electronics
10 1 (0.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 81 (46.82%) Developer
2 27 (15.61%) Software Engineer
3 26 (15.03%) Java Developer
4 21 (12.14%) Senior Developer
5 15 (8.67%) Full Stack Developer
6 12 (6.94%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (6.94%) iOS Developer
6 12 (6.94%) Senior iOS Developer
7 10 (5.78%) Angular Developer
7 10 (5.78%) Java Engineer
8 9 (5.20%) Cloud Engineer
8 9 (5.20%) Implementation Specialist
8 9 (5.20%) ITSM Specialist
9 7 (4.05%) Analyst
9 7 (4.05%) Architect
9 7 (4.05%) QA Engineer
10 6 (3.47%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.47%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (3.47%) Node.js Developer
10 6 (3.47%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (32.37%) Web Services
2 43 (24.86%) HTML
3 39 (22.54%) CSS
4 29 (16.76%) Node.js
5 28 (16.18%) AngularJS
6 24 (13.87%) REST
7 22 (12.72%) XML
8 21 (12.14%) HTML5
9 17 (9.83%) .NET
10 16 (9.25%) Dropwizard
11 15 (8.67%) Play Framework
11 15 (8.67%) Scalatra
12 14 (8.09%) Hystrix
12 14 (8.09%) SOAP
13 12 (6.94%) Cocoa
13 12 (6.94%) Cocoa Touch
13 12 (6.94%) React
14 11 (6.36%) Ajax
14 11 (6.36%) J2EE
14 11 (6.36%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.61%) Computer Science
2 18 (10.40%) Hedge funds
3 15 (8.67%) Mobile App
4 14 (8.09%) Virtual Team
5 12 (6.94%) Algorithms
6 11 (6.36%) Management Information System
7 9 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (5.20%) Equities
8 8 (4.62%) Fintech
8 8 (4.62%) User Experience
9 7 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (4.05%) Fixed Income
10 5 (2.89%) Data Structures
10 5 (2.89%) Statistics
11 4 (2.31%) Derivative
11 4 (2.31%) Visualisation
12 3 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (1.16%) Digital Media
13 2 (1.16%) Mathematics
13 2 (1.16%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.40%) Linux
2 15 (8.67%) Apple iOS
3 13 (7.51%) Unix
4 8 (4.62%) Windows
5 5 (2.89%) Android
6 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.58%) CentOS
7 1 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (43.35%) Scrum
3 60 (34.68%) TDD
4 51 (29.48%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (20.81%) BDD
6 35 (20.23%) DevOps
7 31 (17.92%) Project Management
8 27 (15.61%) Automated Testing
9 26 (15.03%) OO
10 25 (14.45%) Unit Testing
11 24 (13.87%) Test Automation
12 20 (11.56%) Front End Development
12 20 (11.56%) Refactoring
13 19 (10.98%) Analytics
13 19 (10.98%) Kanban
13 19 (10.98%) MVC
13 19 (10.98%) SOA
14 17 (9.83%) SOLID
15 16 (9.25%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (9.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 83 (47.98%) Java
2 59 (34.10%) JavaScript
3 57 (32.95%) SQL
4 27 (15.61%) C#
5 24 (13.87%) Scala
6 20 (11.56%) Python
6 20 (11.56%) Ruby
7 15 (8.67%) Objective-C
8 13 (7.51%) Perl
9 12 (6.94%) Apple Swift
10 11 (6.36%) Go
10 11 (6.36%) Shell Script
10 11 (6.36%) TypeScript
11 9 (5.20%) C++
12 8 (4.62%) C
13 6 (3.47%) Bash Shell
14 5 (2.89%) T-SQL
15 4 (2.31%) PHP
15 4 (2.31%) SPARQL
16 3 (1.73%) R
Qualifications
1 40 (23.12%) Degree
2 9 (5.20%) PMI Certification
2 9 (5.20%) PMP
3 4 (2.31%) PhD
4 2 (1.16%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (16.18%) QA
2 6 (3.47%) SDET
3 3 (1.73%) MiFID
4 1 (0.58%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.58%) SLA
4 1 (0.58%) UCITS
System Software
1 12 (6.94%) vSphere
2 10 (5.78%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.05%) Docker
4 3 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.16%) Apache Flume
5 2 (1.16%) HDFS
6 1 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.58%) Firmware
6 1 (0.58%) oVirt
6 1 (0.58%) Postfix
6 1 (0.58%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.58%) Squid
6 1 (0.58%) SRDF
6 1 (0.58%) vCloud
6 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (5.78%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (4.62%) Puppet
3 6 (3.47%) Ansible
4 2 (1.16%) Kibana
4 2 (1.16%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.16%) logstash
4 2 (1.16%) Mesos
5 1 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.58%) Grafana
5 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.58%) Rancher
5 1 (0.58%) Terraform
5 1 (0.58%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (8.09%) New Relic
2 13 (7.51%) Oracle
3 11 (6.36%) Google
4 9 (5.20%) Microsoft
5 8 (4.62%) IBM
6 6 (3.47%) Tableau
7 5 (2.89%) BEA
7 5 (2.89%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (2.31%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.73%) DevExpress
10 2 (1.16%) Adobe
10 2 (1.16%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.16%) Splunk
10 2 (1.16%) Sun
10 2 (1.16%) Syncfusion
10 2 (1.16%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.16%) VMware
11 1 (0.58%) EMC
11 1 (0.58%) HP
11 1 (0.58%) Sybase
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