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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 79 117 97
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -20
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 89 98 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.60% 1.65% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 2.05% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 81 87
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.31% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.38 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +2.50%
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
2919 4781 4626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.33% 80.65% 80.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2374 3786 3439
Median daily rate £475 £469 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 47 47
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +2.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 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 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 100 (60.24%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (48.80%) Java
3 59 (35.54%) TDD
3 59 (35.54%) Scrum
4 57 (34.34%) Finance
5 54 (32.53%) JavaScript
6 49 (29.52%) SQL
6 49 (29.52%) Web Services
7 46 (27.71%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (23.49%) HTML
8 39 (23.49%) Degree
9 37 (22.29%) BDD
10 36 (21.69%) MongoDB
11 35 (21.08%) CSS
12 31 (18.67%) Project Management
13 30 (18.07%) Git (software)
14 29 (17.47%) Microsoft Azure
14 29 (17.47%) OO
15 28 (16.87%) C#
16 27 (16.27%) XML
16 27 (16.27%) REST
16 27 (16.27%) DevOps
17 25 (15.06%) Unit Testing
17 25 (15.06%) Computer Science
18 24 (14.46%) Apache Cassandra
19 22 (13.25%) Node.js
19 22 (13.25%) QA
20 21 (12.65%) Automated Testing
20 21 (12.65%) Amazon AWS
20 21 (12.65%) Test Automation

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (7.23%) OpenStack
2 11 (6.63%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (5.42%) WebLogic
3 9 (5.42%) WebSphere
3 9 (5.42%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.41%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.81%) Apache
5 3 (1.81%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.81%) JBoss
6 2 (1.20%) CMS
6 2 (1.20%) Confluence
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.60%) Apache Qpid
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.01%) MS Excel
1 5 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.60%) HipChat
2 1 (0.60%) MS Office
2 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 29 (17.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (12.65%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.63%) Heroku
3 11 (6.63%) PaaS
3 11 (6.63%) TestFlight
4 6 (3.61%) GitHub
5 3 (1.81%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.83%) HTTP
2 9 (5.42%) LDAP
3 2 (1.20%) Internet
3 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.60%) DNS
4 1 (0.60%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.60%) Intranet
4 1 (0.60%) Multicast
4 1 (0.60%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.60%) OpenVPN
4 1 (0.60%) SNMP
4 1 (0.60%) SSH
4 1 (0.60%) SSL
4 1 (0.60%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.69%) MongoDB
2 24 (14.46%) Apache Cassandra
3 19 (11.45%) MySQL
4 17 (10.24%) Relational Database
5 16 (9.64%) Big Data
5 16 (9.64%) SQL Server
6 15 (9.04%) NoSQL
6 15 (9.04%) Redis
7 11 (6.63%) Azure SQL Database
7 11 (6.63%) CouchDB
7 11 (6.63%) SQLite
8 7 (4.22%) Hadoop
8 7 (4.22%) Oracle Database
9 5 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (2.41%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.81%) DB2
11 3 (1.81%) Neo4j
12 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.20%) HBase
12 2 (1.20%) KDB
Development Applications
1 30 (18.07%) Git (software)
2 13 (7.83%) IntelliJ
3 10 (6.02%) Gradle
3 10 (6.02%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.42%) JIRA
4 9 (5.42%) JUnit
4 9 (5.42%) Maven
5 6 (3.61%) Cucumber
6 5 (3.01%) Jasmine
6 5 (3.01%) Selenium
7 4 (2.41%) Hudson
7 4 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (2.41%) SpecFlow
7 4 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.41%) TestNG
7 4 (2.41%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.81%) Mockito
8 3 (1.81%) NUnit
8 3 (1.81%) RSpec
General
1 57 (34.34%) Finance
2 20 (12.05%) Financial Institution
3 14 (8.43%) Banking
4 12 (7.23%) Marketing
5 10 (6.02%) Retail
6 7 (4.22%) Front Office
7 6 (3.61%) Legal
8 4 (2.41%) Back Office
9 3 (1.81%) Publishing
10 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.60%) Advertising
11 1 (0.60%) Electronics
11 1 (0.60%) Games
11 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (47.59%) Developer
2 28 (16.87%) Java Developer
3 27 (16.27%) Software Engineer
4 17 (10.24%) Senior Developer
5 11 (6.63%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (6.63%) iOS Developer
5 11 (6.63%) Java Engineer
6 10 (6.02%) Senior iOS Developer
7 9 (5.42%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (5.42%) Full Stack Developer
7 9 (5.42%) Implementation Specialist
7 9 (5.42%) ITSM Specialist
8 8 (4.82%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (4.22%) Angular Developer
9 7 (4.22%) Python Developer
9 7 (4.22%) QA Engineer
10 6 (3.61%) Analyst
10 6 (3.61%) Architect
10 6 (3.61%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 6 (3.61%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (29.52%) Web Services
2 39 (23.49%) HTML
3 35 (21.08%) CSS
4 27 (16.27%) REST
4 27 (16.27%) XML
5 22 (13.25%) Node.js
6 20 (12.05%) AngularJS
7 18 (10.84%) .NET
8 16 (9.64%) HTML5
9 14 (8.43%) SOAP
10 13 (7.83%) J2EE
10 13 (7.83%) RabbitMQ
11 12 (7.23%) Dropwizard
12 11 (6.63%) Ajax
12 11 (6.63%) React
13 10 (6.02%) Cocoa
13 10 (6.02%) Cocoa Touch
14 9 (5.42%) jQuery
14 9 (5.42%) Play Framework
14 9 (5.42%) Scalatra
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.06%) Computer Science
2 20 (12.05%) Hedge funds
3 13 (7.83%) Mobile App
4 11 (6.63%) Algorithms
5 9 (5.42%) Virtual Team
6 8 (4.82%) Management Information System
7 7 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (4.22%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (4.22%) Fintech
8 6 (3.61%) Equities
9 5 (3.01%) Statistics
9 5 (3.01%) User Experience
10 4 (2.41%) Fixed Income
10 4 (2.41%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.81%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.81%) Derivative
11 3 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (1.20%) Digital Media
12 2 (1.20%) Mathematics
12 2 (1.20%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.24%) Apple iOS
1 17 (10.24%) Unix
2 16 (9.64%) Linux
3 8 (4.82%) Windows
4 7 (4.22%) Android
5 1 (0.60%) CentOS
5 1 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.60%) Solaris
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (60.24%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (35.54%) Scrum
2 59 (35.54%) TDD
3 46 (27.71%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (22.29%) BDD
5 31 (18.67%) Project Management
6 29 (17.47%) OO
7 27 (16.27%) DevOps
8 25 (15.06%) Unit Testing
9 21 (12.65%) Automated Testing
9 21 (12.65%) Test Automation
10 17 (10.24%) Analytics
11 16 (9.64%) Continuous Delivery
11 16 (9.64%) Refactoring
12 15 (9.04%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (9.04%) Configuration Management
12 15 (9.04%) SOA
13 14 (8.43%) E-Commerce
13 14 (8.43%) MVC
13 14 (8.43%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (48.80%) Java
2 54 (32.53%) JavaScript
3 49 (29.52%) SQL
4 28 (16.87%) C#
5 20 (12.05%) Ruby
6 19 (11.45%) Scala
7 16 (9.64%) Python
8 13 (7.83%) Objective-C
9 12 (7.23%) Apple Swift
10 11 (6.63%) Go
10 11 (6.63%) Perl
10 11 (6.63%) Shell Script
11 10 (6.02%) C++
12 8 (4.82%) TypeScript
13 6 (3.61%) Bash Shell
13 6 (3.61%) C
14 5 (3.01%) PHP
14 5 (3.01%) T-SQL
15 4 (2.41%) Groovy
16 3 (1.81%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (23.49%) Degree
2 9 (5.42%) PMI Certification
2 9 (5.42%) PMP
3 4 (2.41%) PhD
4 3 (1.81%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.20%) MCSD
5 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.25%) QA
2 5 (3.01%) SDET
3 2 (1.20%) MiFID
4 1 (0.60%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.60%) UCITS
System Software
1 12 (7.23%) vSphere
2 9 (5.42%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.42%) Docker
3 2 (1.20%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.60%) Firmware
4 1 (0.60%) HDFS
4 1 (0.60%) Postfix
4 1 (0.60%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.60%) Squid
4 1 (0.60%) vCloud
4 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (4.82%) Ansible
3 7 (4.22%) Puppet
4 2 (1.20%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.20%) Mesos
5 1 (0.60%) Kibana
5 1 (0.60%) logstash
5 1 (0.60%) Rancher
5 1 (0.60%) Terraform
5 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (9.04%) Oracle
2 11 (6.63%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.02%) IBM
4 9 (5.42%) Google
5 8 (4.82%) New Relic
6 7 (4.22%) BEA
7 4 (2.41%) DevExpress
7 4 (2.41%) Tableau
8 3 (1.81%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (1.81%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.20%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.20%) Sun
9 2 (1.20%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.20%) VMware
9 2 (1.20%) Zend
10 1 (0.60%) Adobe
10 1 (0.60%) OpenText
10 1 (0.60%) Pega
10 1 (0.60%) Splunk
10 1 (0.60%) Syncfusion
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