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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 98 99 152
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +53
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 115 116 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.85% 1.85% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 2.47% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 101 51
Average daily rate £475 £475 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £41.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4716 4704 5860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.77% 74.94% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3472 3577 4134
Average daily rate £450 £450 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 49 91
Average hourly rate £25.00 £135.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.48% +500.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £17.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £135.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 71 (36.79%) Java
2 63 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (30.05%) C#
4 55 (28.50%) SQL
5 53 (27.46%) Scrum
6 50 (25.91%) TDD
7 45 (23.32%) Finance
7 45 (23.32%) Degree
8 44 (22.80%) Banking
9 42 (21.76%) OO
10 40 (20.73%) .NET
10 40 (20.73%) Computer Science
11 34 (17.62%) Oracle
12 33 (17.10%) Linux
13 32 (16.58%) Python
13 32 (16.58%) C++
14 29 (15.03%) Front Office
15 28 (14.51%) SQL Server
16 27 (13.99%) HTML
16 27 (13.99%) Windows
17 26 (13.47%) Investment Banking
17 26 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
18 25 (12.95%) JavaScript
19 24 (12.44%) BDD
20 23 (11.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 22 (11.40%) Analytics
21 22 (11.40%) Git (software)
22 21 (10.88%) Unit Testing
22 21 (10.88%) QA
22 21 (10.88%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.07%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (1.55%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.55%) Apache
3 3 (1.55%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (1.04%) Confluence
4 2 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.04%) MTS
4 2 (1.04%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.04%) IIS
4 2 (1.04%) CMS
4 2 (1.04%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.04%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (1.04%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.52%) nginx
5 1 (0.52%) Mule
5 1 (0.52%) Jetty
5 1 (0.52%) SugarCRM
5 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.11%) MS Office
3 3 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.04%) MS Project
4 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.07%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.04%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.52%) Endur
3 1 (0.52%) Findur
3 1 (0.52%) RMDS
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.52%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.04%) GitHub
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.15%) Internet
2 6 (3.11%) DNS
3 5 (2.59%) HTTP
4 4 (2.07%) SAN
5 3 (1.55%) NAS
5 3 (1.55%) Firewall
6 2 (1.04%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.52%) VLAN
7 1 (0.52%) Network Security
7 1 (0.52%) LTE
7 1 (0.52%) SNMP
7 1 (0.52%) LDAP
7 1 (0.52%) WLAN
7 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.52%) SSL
7 1 (0.52%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.51%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.36%) Relational Database
3 14 (7.25%) Oracle Database
4 10 (5.18%) MongoDB
5 8 (4.15%) MySQL
5 8 (4.15%) RDBMS
5 8 (4.15%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.63%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.59%) KDB
9 4 (2.07%) Big Data
9 4 (2.07%) QlikView
9 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.55%) OLTP
10 3 (1.55%) MS Access
10 3 (1.55%) DB2
10 3 (1.55%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (1.55%) BusinessObjects XI
10 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (11.40%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.22%) Maven
2 12 (6.22%) Cucumber
2 12 (6.22%) Selenium
2 12 (6.22%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.18%) Subversion
4 7 (3.63%) Mockito
5 6 (3.11%) JIRA
5 6 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.11%) JBehave
5 6 (3.11%) JUnit
6 5 (2.59%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.55%) PHPUnit
7 3 (1.55%) NUnit
8 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.04%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.04%) Behat
8 2 (1.04%) Calabash
8 2 (1.04%) Jasmine
General
1 45 (23.32%) Finance
2 44 (22.80%) Banking
3 29 (15.03%) Front Office
4 26 (13.47%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.15%) Marketing
6 6 (3.11%) Electronics
6 6 (3.11%) Games
7 5 (2.59%) Retail
8 4 (2.07%) Multimedia
8 4 (2.07%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.55%) Legal
9 3 (1.55%) Back Office
9 3 (1.55%) Billing
10 2 (1.04%) Advertising
11 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.52%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.52%) German Language
11 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (49.22%) Developer
2 48 (24.87%) Software Engineer
3 20 (10.36%) Java Developer
4 13 (6.74%) Analyst
5 11 (5.70%) C# Software Engineer
5 11 (5.70%) Quantitative Developer
6 10 (5.18%) C++ Developer
7 8 (4.15%) Senior Software Engineer
7 8 (4.15%) Business Analyst
8 7 (3.63%) Architect
8 7 (3.63%) PHP Developer
8 7 (3.63%) C++ Quantitative Developer
9 6 (3.11%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.11%) Development Manager
9 6 (3.11%) Senior Developer
10 5 (2.59%) Consultant
10 5 (2.59%) Python Developer
11 4 (2.07%) .NET Software Engineer
11 4 (2.07%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.07%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (20.73%) .NET
2 27 (13.99%) HTML
3 21 (10.88%) XML
4 19 (9.84%) Web Services
5 17 (8.81%) HTML5
6 16 (8.29%) CSS
7 13 (6.74%) Spring
8 9 (4.66%) J2EE
9 8 (4.15%) SOAP
9 8 (4.15%) Hibernate
9 8 (4.15%) WinForms
9 8 (4.15%) jQuery
9 8 (4.15%) .NET Framework
9 8 (4.15%) WPF
9 8 (4.15%) REST
10 7 (3.63%) CSS3
10 7 (3.63%) AngularJS
10 7 (3.63%) WCF
10 7 (3.63%) RESTful
10 7 (3.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 40 (20.73%) Computer Science
2 23 (11.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (8.81%) Derivative
4 11 (5.70%) Mathematics
4 11 (5.70%) Mobile App
5 10 (5.18%) Fixed Income
6 6 (3.11%) Physics
6 6 (3.11%) Data Integration
6 6 (3.11%) Open Source
7 5 (2.59%) Equity Derivative
7 5 (2.59%) Hedge funds
8 4 (2.07%) Visualisation
8 4 (2.07%) iPad
8 4 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.07%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.07%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.55%) CMDB
9 3 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.55%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.04%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.10%) Linux
2 27 (13.99%) Windows
3 16 (8.29%) UNIX
4 9 (4.66%) Android
5 6 (3.11%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.55%) Solaris
7 2 (1.04%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.52%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.52%) CentOS
8 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (27.46%) Scrum
3 50 (25.91%) TDD
4 42 (21.76%) OO
5 26 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (12.44%) BDD
7 22 (11.40%) Analytics
8 21 (10.88%) Unit Testing
9 17 (8.81%) Risk Management
9 17 (8.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (8.29%) Multithreading
11 15 (7.77%) Business Analysis
11 15 (7.77%) MVC
12 14 (7.25%) Validation
12 14 (7.25%) Project Management
13 13 (6.74%) Configuration Management
13 13 (6.74%) Test Automation
14 12 (6.22%) E-Commerce
14 12 (6.22%) Release Management
15 10 (5.18%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (36.79%) Java
2 58 (30.05%) C#
3 55 (28.50%) SQL
4 32 (16.58%) C++
4 32 (16.58%) Python
5 25 (12.95%) JavaScript
6 16 (8.29%) PHP
7 14 (7.25%) PL/SQL
7 14 (7.25%) Perl
8 12 (6.22%) C
8 12 (6.22%) Ruby
9 11 (5.70%) Scala
10 8 (4.15%) Shell Script
11 7 (3.63%) VB
12 5 (2.59%) VBA
12 5 (2.59%) Groovy
13 4 (2.07%) Objective-C
13 4 (2.07%) VB.NET
13 4 (2.07%) Delphi
13 4 (2.07%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (23.32%) Degree
2 6 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.07%) PhD
4 3 (1.55%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.04%) CBAP
5 2 (1.04%) MCSD
5 2 (1.04%) CCA
5 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.52%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.52%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.52%) HND
6 1 (0.52%) ISEB
6 1 (0.52%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.88%) QA
2 3 (1.55%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.52%) EMIR
System Software
1 5 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.52%) Varnish
2 1 (0.52%) vCloud
2 1 (0.52%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (1.55%) SCOM
2 2 (1.04%) Puppet
2 2 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.04%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.52%) OpenIDM
3 1 (0.52%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.52%) StatsD
3 1 (0.52%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.52%) Zenoss
3 1 (0.52%) Nagios
Vendors
1 34 (17.62%) Oracle
2 21 (10.88%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.11%) TIBCO
3 6 (3.11%) Zend
4 5 (2.59%) DevExpress
4 5 (2.59%) Sybase
5 4 (2.07%) Bloomberg
5 4 (2.07%) MKS
6 3 (1.55%) Metastorm
6 3 (1.55%) Open Text
6 3 (1.55%) ION Trading
6 3 (1.55%) Hyperion
6 3 (1.55%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.55%) Syncfusion
6 3 (1.55%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.55%) Splunk
6 3 (1.55%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.04%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.04%) Tradeweb
7 2 (1.04%) Sitecore
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