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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 127 94 107
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 66 118 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.22% 1.97% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 2.57% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 87 87
Average daily rate
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£475 £529 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.20% +27.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £345 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £54.00 - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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
4182 4595 4909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.07% 76.87% 76.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3293 3455 3705
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 81
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% -47.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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 75 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (42.22%) Java
3 52 (38.52%) TDD
4 37 (27.41%) JavaScript
5 36 (26.67%) C#
5 36 (26.67%) HTML
6 35 (25.93%) Scrum
7 34 (25.19%) SQL
8 33 (24.44%) Git (software)
9 31 (22.96%) BDD
9 31 (22.96%) .NET
10 30 (22.22%) Finance
11 29 (21.48%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (20.74%) Web Services
13 27 (20.00%) Linux
13 27 (20.00%) Jenkins
14 24 (17.78%) XML
15 23 (17.04%) REST
15 23 (17.04%) HTML5
16 21 (15.56%) OO
17 20 (14.81%) SOAP
18 19 (14.07%) Python
18 19 (14.07%) Banking
18 19 (14.07%) Subversion
18 19 (14.07%) Spring
19 18 (13.33%) RESTful
19 18 (13.33%) Open Source
20 17 (12.59%) Mobile App
20 17 (12.59%) Oracle
20 17 (12.59%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 13 (9.63%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.93%) Apache
2 8 (5.93%) Node.js
3 5 (3.70%) Apache Spark
3 5 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.96%) Apache Solr
4 4 (2.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (2.22%) Apache Pig
5 3 (2.22%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.48%) IIS
6 2 (1.48%) JBoss
6 2 (1.48%) Commerce Server
6 2 (1.48%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.48%) Confluence
6 2 (1.48%) Jetty
6 2 (1.48%) WordPress
6 2 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.74%) DNN
7 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.48%) HipChat
3 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.74%) GitHub
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.11%) HTTP
2 7 (5.19%) Internet
3 4 (2.96%) Firewall
4 2 (1.48%) VPN
4 2 (1.48%) DNS
4 2 (1.48%) MPLS
4 2 (1.48%) BGP
4 2 (1.48%) IPsec
4 2 (1.48%) AMQP
4 2 (1.48%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (0.74%) VLAN
5 1 (0.74%) SNMP
5 1 (0.74%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.37%) MongoDB
3 11 (8.15%) Hadoop
3 11 (8.15%) Big Data
4 10 (7.41%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.93%) NoSQL
6 7 (5.19%) MySQL
7 6 (4.44%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.96%) Redis
9 3 (2.22%) Neo4j
9 3 (2.22%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.48%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (1.48%) SQLite
10 2 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.48%) HBase
11 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 33 (24.44%) Git (software)
2 27 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 19 (14.07%) Subversion
4 15 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 13 (9.63%) Maven
6 12 (8.89%) Selenium
7 10 (7.41%) JIRA
8 9 (6.67%) JUnit
9 8 (5.93%) WebDriver
10 6 (4.44%) WATIR
10 6 (4.44%) Capybara
10 6 (4.44%) Jasmine
10 6 (4.44%) SpecFlow
11 5 (3.70%) Gradle
11 5 (3.70%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (3.70%) Eclipse
11 5 (3.70%) Ant
12 4 (2.96%) Xcode
12 4 (2.96%) TeamCity
13 3 (2.22%) Calabash
General
1 30 (22.22%) Finance
2 19 (14.07%) Banking
3 10 (7.41%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.44%) Front Office
5 4 (2.96%) Retail
5 4 (2.96%) Publishing
5 4 (2.96%) Games
6 3 (2.22%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.22%) Legal
7 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.48%) Automotive
8 1 (0.74%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 76 (56.30%) Developer
2 22 (16.30%) Java Developer
3 18 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 10 (7.41%) Senior Developer
5 9 (6.67%) iOS Developer
5 9 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 9 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 8 (5.93%) Architect
7 6 (4.44%) Analyst
7 6 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.96%) Lead Developer
9 4 (2.96%) Software Developer
9 4 (2.96%) Applications Architect
9 4 (2.96%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (2.96%) Full Stack Developer
10 3 (2.22%) Security Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.22%) Mobile Developer
10 3 (2.22%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (26.67%) HTML
2 31 (22.96%) .NET
3 28 (20.74%) Web Services
4 24 (17.78%) XML
5 23 (17.04%) REST
5 23 (17.04%) HTML5
6 20 (14.81%) SOAP
7 19 (14.07%) Spring
8 18 (13.33%) RESTful
9 17 (12.59%) CSS
10 14 (10.37%) JSON
11 13 (9.63%) Hibernate
12 12 (8.89%) jQuery
13 11 (8.15%) AngularJS
13 11 (8.15%) J2EE
14 6 (4.44%) Java EE
14 6 (4.44%) CSS3
15 5 (3.70%) WPF
16 4 (2.96%) Backbone.js
17 3 (2.22%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.33%) Open Source
2 17 (12.59%) Mobile App
2 17 (12.59%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.70%) Clustering
4 5 (3.70%) Physics
5 4 (2.96%) Derivative
5 4 (2.96%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.96%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.96%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.22%) User Experience
7 2 (1.48%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.48%) W3C
7 2 (1.48%) Interactive TV
7 2 (1.48%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.48%) Streaming Media
7 2 (1.48%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.48%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.00%) Linux
2 16 (11.85%) Apple iOS
3 11 (8.15%) Android
4 10 (7.41%) Windows
5 8 (5.93%) UNIX
6 4 (2.96%) Mac OS X
6 4 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.48%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.48%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.74%) CentOS
8 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.74%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (38.52%) TDD
3 35 (25.93%) Scrum
4 31 (22.96%) BDD
5 29 (21.48%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (15.56%) OO
7 13 (9.63%) Responsive Web Design
7 13 (9.63%) MVC
8 12 (8.89%) Test Automation
9 11 (8.15%) DevOps
9 11 (8.15%) Configuration Management
10 10 (7.41%) Automated Testing
10 10 (7.41%) iOS Development
11 8 (5.93%) E-Commerce
11 8 (5.93%) Unit Testing
11 8 (5.93%) Analytics
12 7 (5.19%) User Stories
12 7 (5.19%) Kanban
13 6 (4.44%) OOP
13 6 (4.44%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 57 (42.22%) Java
2 37 (27.41%) JavaScript
3 36 (26.67%) C#
4 34 (25.19%) SQL
5 19 (14.07%) Python
6 10 (7.41%) Objective-C
6 10 (7.41%) C++
7 9 (6.67%) Scala
7 9 (6.67%) Ruby
8 7 (5.19%) C
8 7 (5.19%) PHP
8 7 (5.19%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.70%) Perl
10 4 (2.96%) VBScript
11 3 (2.22%) Apple Swift
11 3 (2.22%) Groovy
11 3 (2.22%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.48%) XPath
12 2 (1.48%) XAML
13 1 (0.74%) Go
Qualifications
1 14 (10.37%) Degree
2 7 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.48%) CCNP
4 2 (1.48%) JNCIP
4 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.74%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.15%) QA
2 2 (1.48%) WAI
3 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.48%) Docker
2 1 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 12 (8.89%) Puppet
2 4 (2.96%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.74%) Kibana
4 1 (0.74%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.74%) Ansible
4 1 (0.74%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.74%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 17 (12.59%) Oracle
2 7 (5.19%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.44%) Coverity
4 5 (3.70%) Adobe
5 4 (2.96%) OpenText
5 4 (2.96%) Metastorm
5 4 (2.96%) Splunk
6 3 (2.22%) Xamarin
6 3 (2.22%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.48%) Sybase
7 2 (1.48%) Cisco
7 2 (1.48%) Juniper
7 2 (1.48%) HP
7 2 (1.48%) Google
7 2 (1.48%) Syncfusion
7 2 (1.48%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.48%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.74%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.74%) WorldPay
8 1 (0.74%) Sencha
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