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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 110 133 132
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 42 57 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.34% 1.13% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.40% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 41 51
Average daily rate £506 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.11% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £337 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £565 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £360 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £39.00 £36.98
% change year-on-year
+12.17% +5.46%
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
2632 4072 4650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 83.90% 80.89% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2087 3166 3367
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 50
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.25 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.86% -18.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 97 (53.89%) Java
2 58 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (32.22%) Scala
3 55 (30.56%) Finance
4 52 (28.89%) Banking
5 42 (23.33%) Investment Banking
6 41 (22.78%) C#
7 40 (22.22%) Linux
8 37 (20.56%) TDD
9 35 (19.44%) Low Latency
10 33 (18.33%) Unix
11 32 (17.78%) Electronic Trading
12 31 (17.22%) Algorithmic Trading
13 29 (16.11%) Open Source
14 28 (15.56%) NoSQL
15 27 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
16 26 (14.44%) Functional Programming
17 25 (13.89%) HTML
17 25 (13.89%) JUnit
18 24 (13.33%) Computer Science
19 23 (12.78%) C++
19 23 (12.78%) Eclipse
20 22 (12.22%) SQL
20 22 (12.22%) SQL Server
20 22 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
20 22 (12.22%) REST
21 21 (11.67%) Gradle
21 21 (11.67%) Fixed Income
21 21 (11.67%) Grid Computing
22 20 (11.11%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (3.89%) Apache
2 6 (3.33%) CMS
2 6 (3.33%) IIS
3 5 (2.78%) Node.js
4 4 (2.22%) EPiServer CMS
4 4 (2.22%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.67%) Jetty
5 3 (1.67%) nginx
5 3 (1.67%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.11%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.11%) Confluence
6 2 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.11%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.56%) JBoss
7 1 (0.56%) Lightstreamer
7 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (6.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.89%) GitHub
2 7 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (2.22%) PaaS
4 3 (1.67%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.11%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.11%) IaaS
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.56%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.56%) Heroku
6 1 (0.56%) SaaS
6 1 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.00%) HTTP
2 8 (4.44%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.22%) DNS
4 2 (1.11%) BGP
4 2 (1.11%) Firewall
4 2 (1.11%) Internet
5 1 (0.56%) DVB
5 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.56%) LAN
5 1 (0.56%) Multicast
5 1 (0.56%) VPN
5 1 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.56%) NoSQL
2 22 (12.22%) SQL Server
3 19 (10.56%) KDB
4 11 (6.11%) MongoDB
5 8 (4.44%) SQLite
6 7 (3.89%) Big Data
6 7 (3.89%) MySQL
6 7 (3.89%) Redis
7 6 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (3.33%) Hadoop
7 6 (3.33%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.78%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.22%) Neo4j
9 4 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.67%) CouchDB
11 2 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 25 (13.89%) JUnit
2 23 (12.78%) Eclipse
3 21 (11.67%) Gradle
4 19 (10.56%) VTune
5 18 (10.00%) Git (software)
6 11 (6.11%) Jenkins
7 9 (5.00%) Maven
8 8 (4.44%) JIRA
9 7 (3.89%) Subversion
10 6 (3.33%) Cucumber
11 5 (2.78%) Mockito
11 5 (2.78%) SpecFlow
12 4 (2.22%) Selenium
12 4 (2.22%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.67%) Xcode
14 2 (1.11%) Ant
14 2 (1.11%) CMake
14 2 (1.11%) FishEye
14 2 (1.11%) Hudson
15 1 (0.56%) SoapUI
General
1 55 (30.56%) Finance
2 52 (28.89%) Banking
3 42 (23.33%) Investment Banking
4 19 (10.56%) Front Office
5 5 (2.78%) Legal
6 2 (1.11%) Electronics
6 2 (1.11%) Marketing
6 2 (1.11%) Publishing
6 2 (1.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.56%) Automotive
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Games
7 1 (0.56%) Law
7 1 (0.56%) Retail
7 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (51.67%) Software Engineer
2 67 (37.22%) Developer
3 62 (34.44%) Java Engineer
3 62 (34.44%) Java Software Engineer
4 25 (13.89%) Scala Software Engineer
5 20 (11.11%) Java Scala Software Engineer
6 15 (8.33%) C# Developer
7 10 (5.56%) Java Developer
8 9 (5.00%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
8 9 (5.00%) Excel Developer
8 9 (5.00%) iOS Developer
9 8 (4.44%) C# Software Engineer
9 8 (4.44%) C++ Developer
10 7 (3.89%) Agile Developer
11 6 (3.33%) .NET Developer
11 6 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (2.78%) Analyst
12 5 (2.78%) Business Analyst
12 5 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
12 5 (2.78%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.89%) HTML
2 22 (12.22%) REST
3 18 (10.00%) Web Services
4 17 (9.44%) .NET
4 17 (9.44%) HTML5
5 15 (8.33%) XML
6 14 (7.78%) jQuery
7 13 (7.22%) CSS
8 11 (6.11%) ASP.NET
8 11 (6.11%) Spring
8 11 (6.11%) WPF
9 7 (3.89%) JSON
9 7 (3.89%) SOAP
10 6 (3.33%) Backbone.js
10 6 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (2.78%) AngularJS
11 5 (2.78%) RESTful
11 5 (2.78%) XSLT
12 4 (2.22%) WCF
12 4 (2.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 21 (11.67%) Fixed Income
3 21 (11.67%) Grid Computing
4 13 (7.22%) Derivative
5 6 (3.33%) Equity Derivative
5 6 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.78%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.78%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.78%) User Experience
7 4 (2.22%) Credit Derivative
7 4 (2.22%) Fintech
7 4 (2.22%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.67%) Equities
8 3 (1.67%) Kindle
9 2 (1.11%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.11%) iPad
9 2 (1.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 40 (22.22%) Linux
2 33 (18.33%) Unix
3 20 (11.11%) Solaris
4 17 (9.44%) Windows
5 10 (5.56%) Apple iOS
6 7 (3.89%) Android
7 4 (2.22%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.22%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.11%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (20.56%) TDD
3 35 (19.44%) Low Latency
4 32 (17.78%) Electronic Trading
5 31 (17.22%) Algorithmic Trading
6 29 (16.11%) Open Source
7 26 (14.44%) Functional Programming
8 22 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (10.56%) Unit Testing
10 17 (9.44%) BDD
11 15 (8.33%) Multithreading
11 15 (8.33%) OO
11 15 (8.33%) Pair Programming
11 15 (8.33%) Scrum
12 12 (6.67%) DevOps
13 11 (6.11%) Web Development
14 10 (5.56%) Front End Development
14 10 (5.56%) Project Management
14 10 (5.56%) SDLC
14 10 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 97 (53.89%) Java
2 58 (32.22%) Scala
3 41 (22.78%) C#
4 23 (12.78%) C++
5 22 (12.22%) SQL
6 20 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 18 (10.00%) Python
8 10 (5.56%) Apple Swift
8 10 (5.56%) Objective-C
9 8 (4.44%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.89%) PHP
11 6 (3.33%) C
11 6 (3.33%) Ruby
12 5 (2.78%) T-SQL
13 4 (2.22%) VBA
13 4 (2.22%) VBScript
14 3 (1.67%) Groovy
14 3 (1.67%) Perl
14 3 (1.67%) PL/SQL
15 2 (1.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) SDET
System Software
1 19 (10.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 6 (3.33%) Docker
3 1 (0.56%) iptables
3 1 (0.56%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.11%) SCCM
3 1 (0.56%) Ansible
3 1 (0.56%) Oozie
3 1 (0.56%) Packer
Vendors
1 17 (9.44%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.22%) Oracle
3 4 (2.22%) EPiServer
3 4 (2.22%) Fidessa
4 3 (1.67%) Google
4 3 (1.67%) Metastorm
4 3 (1.67%) OpenText
4 3 (1.67%) Vignette
4 3 (1.67%) WorldPay
5 2 (1.11%) iManage
5 2 (1.11%) Splunk
5 2 (1.11%) Sybase
6 1 (0.56%) DataSynapse
6 1 (0.56%) Facebook
6 1 (0.56%) IBM
6 1 (0.56%) New Relic
6 1 (0.56%) PayPal
6 1 (0.56%) Perforce
6 1 (0.56%) Tableau
6 1 (0.56%) TIBCO
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