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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 84 134 106
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -28
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 79 67 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.37% 1.23% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 1.54% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 50 84
Median daily rate £500 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £373 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £628 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £54.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
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
2831 4363 4792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.99% 80.31% 80.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2321 3423 3596
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £619 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 42
Median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +14.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £95.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 70 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (52.71%) Java
3 44 (34.11%) TDD
4 40 (31.01%) Finance
5 37 (28.68%) Web Services
6 35 (27.13%) JavaScript
7 31 (24.03%) Scrum
7 31 (24.03%) BDD
8 30 (23.26%) HTML
9 29 (22.48%) C#
9 29 (22.48%) OO
9 29 (22.48%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (20.93%) CSS
11 25 (19.38%) Degree
12 24 (18.60%) XML
13 23 (17.83%) SQL
13 23 (17.83%) .NET
13 23 (17.83%) Microsoft Azure
14 22 (17.05%) Apache Cassandra
14 22 (17.05%) DevOps
14 22 (17.05%) Computer Science
15 21 (16.28%) Project Management
16 20 (15.50%) Ruby
16 20 (15.50%) MongoDB
17 19 (14.73%) REST
17 19 (14.73%) Amazon AWS
17 19 (14.73%) Unit Testing
18 18 (13.95%) Python
19 17 (13.18%) SQL Server
19 17 (13.18%) Microsoft

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 14 (10.85%) Node.js
2 13 (10.08%) OpenStack
3 12 (9.30%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (6.20%) CMS
5 7 (5.43%) WebLogic
5 7 (5.43%) WebSphere
5 7 (5.43%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (4.65%) IIS
7 4 (3.10%) EPiServer CMS
7 4 (3.10%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.55%) Apache
8 2 (1.55%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.78%) Confluence
9 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.78%) JBoss
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (6.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.33%) MS Office
3 2 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (14.73%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (11.63%) PaaS
4 12 (9.30%) Heroku
5 5 (3.88%) GitHub
6 3 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.55%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.55%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.55%) IaaS
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.78%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.78%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.65%) HTTP
2 4 (3.10%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.33%) LDAP
4 2 (1.55%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.55%) Internet
5 1 (0.78%) DNS
5 1 (0.78%) DVB
5 1 (0.78%) Firewall
5 1 (0.78%) Multicast
5 1 (0.78%) SSL
5 1 (0.78%) VPN
5 1 (0.78%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.05%) Apache Cassandra
2 20 (15.50%) MongoDB
3 17 (13.18%) Redis
3 17 (13.18%) SQL Server
4 14 (10.85%) MySQL
5 11 (8.53%) Relational Database
6 9 (6.98%) Big Data
7 8 (6.20%) NoSQL
8 7 (5.43%) Oracle Database
9 6 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (3.10%) Hadoop
10 4 (3.10%) Neo4j
11 3 (2.33%) Couchbase
11 3 (2.33%) CouchDB
11 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (2.33%) DB2
11 3 (2.33%) HBase
11 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (1.55%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.43%) IntelliJ
3 7 (5.43%) JUnit
3 7 (5.43%) Maven
4 6 (4.65%) Cucumber
4 6 (4.65%) Gradle
4 6 (4.65%) Selenium
5 5 (3.88%) JIRA
5 5 (3.88%) Mockito
5 5 (3.88%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.10%) Hudson
6 4 (3.10%) Jasmine
6 4 (3.10%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (3.10%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.33%) Mocha
7 3 (2.33%) NUnit
8 2 (1.55%) JMeter
8 2 (1.55%) Subversion
General
1 40 (31.01%) Finance
2 11 (8.53%) Banking
3 10 (7.75%) Financial Institution
4 7 (5.43%) Front Office
5 6 (4.65%) Retail
6 3 (2.33%) Legal
6 3 (2.33%) Marketing
6 3 (2.33%) Publishing
7 2 (1.55%) Games
8 1 (0.78%) Advertising
8 1 (0.78%) Back Office
8 1 (0.78%) Electronics
8 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Law
8 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (42.64%) Developer
2 27 (20.93%) Software Engineer
3 16 (12.40%) Java Developer
4 11 (8.53%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (7.75%) Java Engineer
6 9 (6.98%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (6.20%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.20%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (6.20%) C# Developer
8 6 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (4.65%) Python Developer
8 6 (4.65%) QA Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Architect
9 5 (3.88%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.88%) SQL Developer
9 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Developer
9 5 (3.88%) Web Developer
10 4 (3.10%) Deployment Engineer
10 4 (3.10%) Scala Developer
10 4 (3.10%) Software Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (28.68%) Web Services
2 30 (23.26%) HTML
3 27 (20.93%) CSS
4 24 (18.60%) XML
5 23 (17.83%) .NET
6 19 (14.73%) REST
7 17 (13.18%) jQuery
8 16 (12.40%) ASP.NET
9 13 (10.08%) HTML5
9 13 (10.08%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (8.53%) J2EE
10 11 (8.53%) React
11 10 (7.75%) AngularJS
12 8 (6.20%) Dropwizard
12 8 (6.20%) Kafka
12 8 (6.20%) Spring
13 7 (5.43%) .NET Framework
13 7 (5.43%) JSP
13 7 (5.43%) Servlets
14 6 (4.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.05%) Computer Science
2 13 (10.08%) Hedge funds
3 9 (6.98%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.10%) Fintech
5 4 (3.10%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.10%) Statistics
5 4 (3.10%) User Experience
6 3 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.55%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.55%) Equities
7 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.55%) Social Media
7 2 (1.55%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.78%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.78%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.78%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.78%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.40%) Windows
2 15 (11.63%) Linux
2 15 (11.63%) Unix
3 8 (6.20%) Apple iOS
4 7 (5.43%) Android
5 5 (3.88%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (34.11%) TDD
3 31 (24.03%) BDD
3 31 (24.03%) Scrum
4 29 (22.48%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (22.48%) OO
5 22 (17.05%) DevOps
6 21 (16.28%) Project Management
7 19 (14.73%) Unit Testing
8 16 (12.40%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (10.08%) Refactoring
10 11 (8.53%) Analytics
10 11 (8.53%) SOA
11 10 (7.75%) Web Development
12 9 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (6.98%) Kanban
12 9 (6.98%) Test Automation
13 8 (6.20%) Automated Testing
13 8 (6.20%) Business Development
13 8 (6.20%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 68 (52.71%) Java
2 35 (27.13%) JavaScript
3 29 (22.48%) C#
4 23 (17.83%) SQL
5 20 (15.50%) Ruby
6 18 (13.95%) Python
7 14 (10.85%) C++
7 14 (10.85%) Scala
8 12 (9.30%) Go
9 9 (6.98%) PHP
10 8 (6.20%) Bash Shell
11 5 (3.88%) Perl
11 5 (3.88%) XAML
12 4 (3.10%) C
12 4 (3.10%) Groovy
12 4 (3.10%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.33%) Apple Swift
13 3 (2.33%) Objective-C
13 3 (2.33%) VBScript
14 2 (1.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (19.38%) Degree
2 4 (3.10%) PhD
3 3 (2.33%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.33%) PMP
4 2 (1.55%) MCSD
4 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.55%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.40%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) SDET
3 1 (0.78%) AIFMD
3 1 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.78%) MiFID
3 1 (0.78%) UCITS
System Software
1 13 (10.08%) vSphere
2 10 (7.75%) Docker
3 3 (2.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.55%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.78%) Firmware
5 1 (0.78%) HDFS
5 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (7.75%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.88%) Puppet
3 4 (3.10%) Ansible
4 2 (1.55%) Mesos
4 2 (1.55%) SCCM
5 1 (0.78%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.78%) Packer
Vendors
1 17 (13.18%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.63%) Oracle
3 8 (6.20%) IBM
4 7 (5.43%) BEA
5 4 (3.10%) EPiServer
5 4 (3.10%) New Relic
6 2 (1.55%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.55%) iManage
6 2 (1.55%) Tableau
6 2 (1.55%) Zend
7 1 (0.78%) Adobe
7 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.78%) Facebook
7 1 (0.78%) Google
7 1 (0.78%) HP
7 1 (0.78%) OpenText
7 1 (0.78%) Pega
7 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.78%) Splunk
7 1 (0.78%) VMware
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