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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 104 106 136
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +30
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 101 127 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.74% 1.78% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 2.32% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 99 82
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£463 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £324 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
4405 5477 5968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.94% 76.58% 75.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3304 4048 4398
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 72 92
Average hourly rate £21.75 £21.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.20 £15.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £54.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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.

1 105 (50.72%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (42.51%) Java
3 59 (28.50%) Banking
3 59 (28.50%) C#
4 55 (26.57%) TDD
5 53 (25.60%) Computer Science
6 51 (24.64%) Degree
6 51 (24.64%) SQL
7 47 (22.71%) OO
7 47 (22.71%) Scrum
8 46 (22.22%) Linux
9 45 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (21.26%) Investment Banking
11 37 (17.87%) Web Services
12 36 (17.39%) Python
13 35 (16.91%) C++
13 35 (16.91%) Oracle
13 35 (16.91%) Finance
14 33 (15.94%) .NET
15 31 (14.98%) XML
15 31 (14.98%) JavaScript
16 30 (14.49%) Front Office
16 30 (14.49%) BDD
17 29 (14.01%) MVC
18 28 (13.53%) Windows
19 26 (12.56%) Spring
20 25 (12.08%) Unit Testing
21 24 (11.59%) REST
21 24 (11.59%) Analytics
21 24 (11.59%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 11 (5.31%) WebSphere
2 9 (4.35%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.90%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.90%) Node.js
4 5 (2.42%) IIS
5 4 (1.93%) ArcGIS
5 4 (1.93%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.45%) Confluence
6 3 (1.45%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (1.45%) CMS
6 3 (1.45%) Apache
7 2 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.48%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.48%) GemFire
8 1 (0.48%) Jetty
8 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (1.93%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.45%) MS Office
3 2 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.97%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.48%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.48%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.45%) RMDS
2 2 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.48%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.48%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.97%) GitHub
4 1 (0.48%) SaaS
4 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.28%) HTTP
2 7 (3.38%) SSL
3 3 (1.45%) DNS
4 2 (0.97%) Firewall
5 1 (0.48%) Internet
5 1 (0.48%) SNMP
5 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.48%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.63%) Oracle Database
3 11 (5.31%) MySQL
4 10 (4.83%) MongoDB
4 10 (4.83%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.38%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.90%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.93%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.93%) DataStage
7 4 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.93%) Redis
7 4 (1.93%) Big Data
7 4 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.45%) IBM InfoSphere
8 3 (1.45%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (1.45%) OLTP
9 2 (0.97%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 17 (8.21%) Cucumber
2 16 (7.73%) Git (software)
3 15 (7.25%) Maven
4 13 (6.28%) TeamCity
4 13 (6.28%) JUnit
5 12 (5.80%) CruiseControl
5 12 (5.80%) Mockito
6 9 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 9 (4.35%) Selenium
7 7 (3.38%) Subversion
8 6 (2.90%) JIRA
9 5 (2.42%) WebDriver
9 5 (2.42%) NUnit
9 5 (2.42%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.93%) Jasmine
11 3 (1.45%) Calabash
12 2 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.97%) MSI
12 2 (0.97%) Xcode
General
1 59 (28.50%) Banking
2 44 (21.26%) Investment Banking
3 35 (16.91%) Finance
4 30 (14.49%) Front Office
5 8 (3.86%) Marketing
6 7 (3.38%) Games
7 5 (2.42%) Retail
7 5 (2.42%) Advertising
8 3 (1.45%) Billing
9 2 (0.97%) Electronics
9 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.48%) German Language
10 1 (0.48%) Back Office
10 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.48%) Legal
10 1 (0.48%) Military
10 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 106 (51.21%) Developer
2 66 (31.88%) Software Engineer
3 20 (9.66%) C++ Developer
4 17 (8.21%) Quantitative Developer
5 16 (7.73%) Java Developer
6 15 (7.25%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 11 (5.31%) Software Developer
8 10 (4.83%) Senior Developer
9 9 (4.35%) iOS Developer
9 9 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
10 8 (3.86%) Architect
11 7 (3.38%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.38%) Python Developer
11 7 (3.38%) Analyst
12 6 (2.90%) Project Manager
12 6 (2.90%) Front-End Developer
13 5 (2.42%) Scala Developer
13 5 (2.42%) Agile Project Manager
13 5 (2.42%) Java Software Engineer
13 5 (2.42%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (17.87%) Web Services
2 33 (15.94%) .NET
3 31 (14.98%) XML
4 26 (12.56%) Spring
5 24 (11.59%) REST
5 24 (11.59%) HTML
6 17 (8.21%) Hibernate
7 16 (7.73%) CSS
8 15 (7.25%) jQuery
9 14 (6.76%) Spring MVC
10 13 (6.28%) SOAP
11 11 (5.31%) HTML5
11 11 (5.31%) JSON
11 11 (5.31%) J2EE
12 10 (4.83%) JMS
12 10 (4.83%) JDBC
12 10 (4.83%) ASP.NET
12 10 (4.83%) RESTful
13 9 (4.35%) AngularJS
13 9 (4.35%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 53 (25.60%) Computer Science
2 24 (11.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 20 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.80%) Market Risk
5 10 (4.83%) Data Integration
5 10 (4.83%) Mobile App
6 9 (4.35%) Mathematics
7 8 (3.86%) Fixed Income
7 8 (3.86%) Derivative
7 8 (3.86%) Open Source
8 6 (2.90%) Hedge funds
9 5 (2.42%) Digital Media
9 5 (2.42%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.93%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.93%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.93%) iPad
11 3 (1.45%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.45%) Robotics
11 3 (1.45%) Artificial Intelligence
11 3 (1.45%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 46 (22.22%) Linux
2 28 (13.53%) Windows
3 17 (8.21%) UNIX
4 10 (4.83%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.90%) Android
6 4 (1.93%) Solaris
6 4 (1.93%) Debian
7 2 (0.97%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.48%) VMS
8 1 (0.48%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.48%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (50.72%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (26.57%) TDD
3 47 (22.71%) OO
3 47 (22.71%) Scrum
4 45 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (14.49%) BDD
6 29 (14.01%) MVC
7 25 (12.08%) Unit Testing
8 24 (11.59%) Analytics
9 23 (11.11%) E-Commerce
9 23 (11.11%) Multithreading
10 21 (10.14%) Low Latency
11 20 (9.66%) Test Automation
12 19 (9.18%) Validation
13 14 (6.76%) Risk Management
13 14 (6.76%) ETL
13 14 (6.76%) DevOps
14 13 (6.28%) OOP
15 12 (5.80%) Business Analysis
16 11 (5.31%) UML
Programming Languages
1 88 (42.51%) Java
2 59 (28.50%) C#
3 51 (24.64%) SQL
4 36 (17.39%) Python
5 35 (16.91%) C++
6 31 (14.98%) JavaScript
7 22 (10.63%) Perl
8 20 (9.66%) Ruby
9 18 (8.70%) Scala
10 14 (6.76%) C
11 12 (5.80%) PHP
12 11 (5.31%) Objective-C
13 9 (4.35%) Groovy
14 8 (3.86%) T-SQL
15 6 (2.90%) PL/SQL
15 6 (2.90%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.93%) VBA
16 4 (1.93%) VBScript
17 3 (1.45%) VB
18 2 (0.97%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (24.64%) Degree
2 9 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.45%) BC Cleared
4 2 (0.97%) ISEB
4 2 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) IIBA
5 1 (0.48%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) CFA
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.48%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.48%) HND
5 1 (0.48%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.14%) QA
2 3 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.97%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.48%) SLA
4 1 (0.48%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (0.97%) Varnish
2 1 (0.48%) vCloud
2 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.48%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 8 (3.86%) Puppet
2 7 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.93%) Salt
4 3 (1.45%) Oozie
5 2 (0.97%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.48%) Nagios
6 1 (0.48%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.48%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.48%) Ansible
Vendors
1 35 (16.91%) Oracle
2 11 (5.31%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.38%) Google
3 7 (3.38%) IBM
3 7 (3.38%) JBoss
4 6 (2.90%) Sybase
5 5 (2.42%) Apple
6 4 (1.93%) Informatica
6 4 (1.93%) Teradata
6 4 (1.93%) Zend
6 4 (1.93%) Rackspace
7 3 (1.45%) 29West
7 3 (1.45%) Tableau
7 3 (1.45%) DevExpress
7 3 (1.45%) DataFlux
7 3 (1.45%) Metastorm
7 3 (1.45%) Open Text
7 3 (1.45%) Ab Initio
7 3 (1.45%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.45%) Trillium
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