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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 115 112 103
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 84 97 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.51% 1.46% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 1.89% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 64 85
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£435 £494 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.89% +1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £300 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £60.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +46.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
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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
4303 5124 4535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.59% 77.06% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3401 3767 3440
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 57 88
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £77.50 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 97 (51.60%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (41.49%) Java
3 53 (28.19%) SQL
4 50 (26.60%) TDD
5 48 (25.53%) OO
6 47 (25.00%) Scrum
7 42 (22.34%) Linux
7 42 (22.34%) C#
8 41 (21.81%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (20.21%) Degree
10 36 (19.15%) Web Services
11 35 (18.62%) Computer Science
12 31 (16.49%) REST
12 31 (16.49%) JavaScript
12 31 (16.49%) Banking
13 30 (15.96%) .NET
13 30 (15.96%) Python
14 28 (14.89%) UNIX
14 28 (14.89%) MongoDB
14 28 (14.89%) Git (software)
15 27 (14.36%) XML
16 26 (13.83%) Oracle
16 26 (13.83%) Finance
17 25 (13.30%) Multithreading
17 25 (13.30%) BDD
18 23 (12.23%) MVC
18 23 (12.23%) SQL Server
18 23 (12.23%) HTML
19 22 (11.70%) MySQL
19 22 (11.70%) Spring

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 9 (4.79%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.26%) Node.js
2 8 (4.26%) IIS
3 7 (3.72%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.19%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.13%) ArcGIS
5 4 (2.13%) Apache Pig
5 4 (2.13%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.60%) SAS
6 3 (1.60%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.60%) Confluence
6 3 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.60%) CMS
6 3 (1.60%) Apache
6 3 (1.60%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.60%) PowerPivot
3 2 (1.06%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (1.06%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.06%) MS Office
4 1 (0.53%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.53%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.98%) HTTP
2 5 (2.66%) SSL
3 3 (1.60%) Internet
3 3 (1.60%) Firewall
4 2 (1.06%) IPsec
4 2 (1.06%) MPLS
4 2 (1.06%) BGP
4 2 (1.06%) VPN
5 1 (0.53%) DNS
5 1 (0.53%) SNMP
5 1 (0.53%) VLAN
5 1 (0.53%) AMQP
5 1 (0.53%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.89%) MongoDB
2 23 (12.23%) SQL Server
3 22 (11.70%) MySQL
4 18 (9.57%) NoSQL
5 14 (7.45%) Hadoop
6 13 (6.91%) Big Data
7 12 (6.38%) Oracle Database
8 11 (5.85%) Relational Database
9 6 (3.19%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (2.13%) DataStage
11 4 (2.13%) SQLite
11 4 (2.13%) Couchbase
11 4 (2.13%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Power View
12 3 (1.60%) CouchDB
12 3 (1.60%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (14.89%) Git (software)
2 19 (10.11%) Jenkins
3 17 (9.04%) Cucumber
4 16 (8.51%) Subversion
5 14 (7.45%) JUnit
6 11 (5.85%) Selenium
7 10 (5.32%) Maven
7 10 (5.32%) JIRA
8 9 (4.79%) CruiseControl
8 9 (4.79%) TeamCity
8 9 (4.79%) Mockito
9 7 (3.72%) NUnit
10 6 (3.19%) Visual Studio
10 6 (3.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (2.66%) MSI
11 5 (2.66%) WiX
12 4 (2.13%) WebDriver
12 4 (2.13%) Hudson
12 4 (2.13%) Xcode
General
1 31 (16.49%) Banking
2 26 (13.83%) Finance
3 16 (8.51%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.79%) Front Office
5 7 (3.72%) Marketing
6 6 (3.19%) Games
7 5 (2.66%) Advertising
8 3 (1.60%) Publishing
9 2 (1.06%) Back Office
9 2 (1.06%) Billing
10 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.53%) Retail
10 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.53%) Legal
10 1 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 89 (47.34%) Developer
2 45 (23.94%) Software Engineer
3 19 (10.11%) Java Developer
4 13 (6.91%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (5.85%) Senior Developer
6 10 (5.32%) iOS Developer
7 9 (4.79%) C++ Developer
8 8 (4.26%) Senior Software Engineer
8 8 (4.26%) Analyst
9 7 (3.72%) Architect
10 6 (3.19%) Scala Developer
11 5 (2.66%) Software Developer
11 5 (2.66%) C# Developer
11 5 (2.66%) Test Engineer
12 4 (2.13%) Project Manager
12 4 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.13%) Quantitative Developer
12 4 (2.13%) Senior Java Developer
12 4 (2.13%) Front-End Developer
12 4 (2.13%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (19.15%) Web Services
2 31 (16.49%) REST
3 30 (15.96%) .NET
4 27 (14.36%) XML
5 23 (12.23%) HTML
6 22 (11.70%) Spring
7 14 (7.45%) Hibernate
7 14 (7.45%) CSS
7 14 (7.45%) jQuery
8 13 (6.91%) Spring MVC
8 13 (6.91%) RESTful
9 12 (6.38%) HTML5
9 12 (6.38%) JSON
10 10 (5.32%) J2EE
10 10 (5.32%) SOAP
11 8 (4.26%) JDBC
11 8 (4.26%) AngularJS
12 6 (3.19%) ASP.NET
12 6 (3.19%) JMS
12 6 (3.19%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.62%) Computer Science
2 16 (8.51%) Open Source
3 13 (6.91%) Mobile App
3 13 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.32%) Data Integration
5 9 (4.79%) Market Risk
6 7 (3.72%) Digital Media
7 6 (3.19%) Mathematics
7 6 (3.19%) N-Tier
7 6 (3.19%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.66%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (2.13%) Fixed Income
9 4 (2.13%) Physics
9 4 (2.13%) Derivative
9 4 (2.13%) User Experience
10 3 (1.60%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.60%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.60%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (1.60%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 42 (22.34%) Linux
2 28 (14.89%) UNIX
3 20 (10.64%) Windows
4 14 (7.45%) Apple iOS
5 13 (6.91%) Debian
5 13 (6.91%) Ubuntu
6 9 (4.79%) Android
7 5 (2.66%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.06%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.06%) Solaris
9 1 (0.53%) VMS
9 1 (0.53%) CentOS
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (51.60%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (26.60%) TDD
3 48 (25.53%) OO
4 47 (25.00%) Scrum
5 41 (21.81%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (13.30%) Multithreading
6 25 (13.30%) BDD
7 23 (12.23%) MVC
8 22 (11.70%) Unit Testing
9 20 (10.64%) DevOps
10 17 (9.04%) ETL
11 14 (7.45%) E-Commerce
12 13 (6.91%) Test Automation
12 13 (6.91%) Low Latency
13 11 (5.85%) Analytics
13 11 (5.85%) iOS Development
13 11 (5.85%) Release Management
14 10 (5.32%) OOP
14 10 (5.32%) Business Analysis
15 9 (4.79%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 78 (41.49%) Java
2 53 (28.19%) SQL
3 42 (22.34%) C#
4 31 (16.49%) JavaScript
5 30 (15.96%) Python
6 19 (10.11%) C++
7 18 (9.57%) Shell Script
7 18 (9.57%) Scala
8 17 (9.04%) Ruby
9 15 (7.98%) C
10 11 (5.85%) Perl
11 9 (4.79%) PHP
11 9 (4.79%) Objective-C
12 8 (4.26%) Groovy
13 5 (2.66%) Haskell
13 5 (2.66%) PL/SQL
14 4 (2.13%) T-SQL
14 4 (2.13%) VBA
15 2 (1.06%) VBScript
15 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (20.21%) Degree
2 7 (3.72%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.13%) ISEB
4 3 (1.60%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.06%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.06%) CCNP
5 2 (1.06%) JNCIP
5 2 (1.06%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) PhD
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.98%) QA
2 4 (2.13%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.06%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.53%) Firmware
2 1 (0.53%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 19 (10.11%) Puppet
2 15 (7.98%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (6.91%) Nagios
4 2 (1.06%) Oozie
4 2 (1.06%) Salt
5 1 (0.53%) Graphite
5 1 (0.53%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.53%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (13.83%) Oracle
2 11 (5.85%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.85%) DigitalOcean
3 7 (3.72%) Google
3 7 (3.72%) IBM
4 5 (2.66%) Informatica
5 4 (2.13%) Apple
5 4 (2.13%) Trillium
5 4 (2.13%) DataFlux
5 4 (2.13%) Ab Initio
5 4 (2.13%) Teradata
5 4 (2.13%) Datanomic
5 4 (2.13%) Tableau
6 3 (1.60%) Cognizant
6 3 (1.60%) Adobe
6 3 (1.60%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.06%) Juniper
7 2 (1.06%) ESRI
7 2 (1.06%) Metastorm
7 2 (1.06%) Open Text
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