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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 98 104 112
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 112 135 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.86% 1.88% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 2.46% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 94 93
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £304 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
Software Engineering
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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
4637 5495 5257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.98% 76.39% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3592 4065 3943
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 75 85
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -32.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.65 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £52.82 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 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 31 October 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.

1 110 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (39.09%) Java
3 59 (26.82%) TDD
4 56 (25.45%) OO
5 53 (24.09%) SQL
6 52 (23.64%) Linux
7 51 (23.18%) C#
7 51 (23.18%) Scrum
8 49 (22.27%) Banking
9 48 (21.82%) Degree
9 48 (21.82%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (20.45%) Computer Science
11 40 (18.18%) Web Services
12 37 (16.82%) JavaScript
13 34 (15.45%) Investment Banking
14 33 (15.00%) .NET
14 33 (15.00%) Oracle
14 33 (15.00%) Python
15 32 (14.55%) C++
15 32 (14.55%) REST
16 31 (14.09%) BDD
16 31 (14.09%) XML
17 29 (13.18%) UNIX
17 29 (13.18%) Windows
18 28 (12.73%) Finance
18 28 (12.73%) Multithreading
19 27 (12.27%) Git (software)
19 27 (12.27%) MVC
19 27 (12.27%) HTML
20 25 (11.36%) Spring

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 14 (6.36%) WebSphere
2 9 (4.09%) WebLogic
3 8 (3.64%) IIS
3 8 (3.64%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.64%) Node.js
4 6 (2.73%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.73%) JBoss
5 5 (2.27%) CMS
6 4 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.82%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.36%) SAS
7 3 (1.36%) Confluence
7 3 (1.36%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.91%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.91%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.45%) Drupal
9 1 (0.45%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.45%) Jetty
9 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.36%) MS Office
2 3 (1.36%) PowerPivot
3 2 (0.91%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (0.91%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) RMDS
1 2 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.45%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.82%) HTTP
2 6 (2.73%) SSL
3 2 (0.91%) Internet
4 1 (0.45%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.45%) SQL Server
1 23 (10.45%) MongoDB
2 22 (10.00%) MySQL
3 18 (8.18%) Oracle Database
4 17 (7.73%) NoSQL
5 11 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 10 (4.55%) Hadoop
7 9 (4.09%) Big Data
8 6 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.82%) DataStage
10 4 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.82%) IBM InfoSphere
11 3 (1.36%) Redis
11 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Power View
11 3 (1.36%) SQLite
12 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.91%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 27 (12.27%) Git (software)
2 20 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 18 (8.18%) Jenkins
3 18 (8.18%) JUnit
4 14 (6.36%) Subversion
5 13 (5.91%) Mockito
6 12 (5.45%) Maven
6 12 (5.45%) Selenium
6 12 (5.45%) CruiseControl
7 11 (5.00%) TeamCity
8 9 (4.09%) JIRA
8 9 (4.09%) NUnit
9 7 (3.18%) Visual Studio
10 6 (2.73%) WebDriver
11 5 (2.27%) Jasmine
11 5 (2.27%) WiX
11 5 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (2.27%) MSI
12 4 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.82%) Hudson
General
1 49 (22.27%) Banking
2 34 (15.45%) Investment Banking
3 28 (12.73%) Finance
4 21 (9.55%) Front Office
5 8 (3.64%) Marketing
6 6 (2.73%) Games
7 5 (2.27%) Advertising
8 3 (1.36%) Publishing
8 3 (1.36%) Retail
9 2 (0.91%) Billing
10 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.45%) Military
10 1 (0.45%) Back Office
10 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 107 (48.64%) Developer
2 64 (29.09%) Software Engineer
3 20 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 16 (7.27%) C++ Developer
5 14 (6.36%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (5.91%) Senior Developer
6 13 (5.91%) Quantitative Developer
7 11 (5.00%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 9 (4.09%) iOS Developer
8 9 (4.09%) Senior Software Engineer
8 9 (4.09%) Software Developer
8 9 (4.09%) Architect
9 8 (3.64%) Front-End Developer
10 6 (2.73%) Project Manager
10 6 (2.73%) Analyst
10 6 (2.73%) Web Developer
10 6 (2.73%) C# Developer
10 6 (2.73%) Scala Developer
11 5 (2.27%) Agile Project Manager
11 5 (2.27%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.18%) Web Services
2 33 (15.00%) .NET
3 32 (14.55%) REST
4 31 (14.09%) XML
5 27 (12.27%) HTML
6 25 (11.36%) Spring
7 18 (8.18%) CSS
7 18 (8.18%) jQuery
8 16 (7.27%) Hibernate
9 15 (6.82%) Spring MVC
10 14 (6.36%) RESTful
11 13 (5.91%) SOAP
12 12 (5.45%) JSON
13 11 (5.00%) HTML5
13 11 (5.00%) J2EE
14 10 (4.55%) JDBC
14 10 (4.55%) JMS
14 10 (4.55%) AngularJS
15 9 (4.09%) Ajax
15 9 (4.09%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 45 (20.45%) Computer Science
2 18 (8.18%) Open Source
2 18 (8.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.45%) Mobile App
4 12 (5.45%) Market Risk
5 11 (5.00%) Data Integration
6 9 (4.09%) Algorithms
7 8 (3.64%) Mathematics
8 6 (2.73%) Fixed Income
8 6 (2.73%) N-Tier
8 6 (2.73%) Digital Media
9 5 (2.27%) Derivative
10 4 (1.82%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.82%) iPad
10 4 (1.82%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.82%) User Experience
11 3 (1.36%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.36%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.36%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 52 (23.64%) Linux
2 29 (13.18%) UNIX
2 29 (13.18%) Windows
3 14 (6.36%) Debian
4 12 (5.45%) Ubuntu
4 12 (5.45%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.18%) Android
6 4 (1.82%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.36%) Solaris
8 1 (0.45%) VMS
8 1 (0.45%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.45%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (26.82%) TDD
3 56 (25.45%) OO
4 51 (23.18%) Scrum
5 48 (21.82%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (14.09%) BDD
7 28 (12.73%) Multithreading
8 27 (12.27%) MVC
9 22 (10.00%) Unit Testing
10 21 (9.55%) Analytics
10 21 (9.55%) DevOps
11 18 (8.18%) Low Latency
11 18 (8.18%) E-Commerce
11 18 (8.18%) ETL
12 17 (7.73%) Test Automation
13 13 (5.91%) Validation
13 13 (5.91%) Business Analysis
14 12 (5.45%) Risk Management
15 11 (5.00%) OOP
16 10 (4.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 86 (39.09%) Java
2 53 (24.09%) SQL
3 51 (23.18%) C#
4 37 (16.82%) JavaScript
5 33 (15.00%) Python
6 32 (14.55%) C++
7 21 (9.55%) Perl
7 21 (9.55%) Ruby
8 20 (9.09%) Scala
9 16 (7.27%) Shell Script
10 13 (5.91%) C
11 12 (5.45%) Groovy
12 11 (5.00%) Objective-C
12 11 (5.00%) PHP
13 6 (2.73%) T-SQL
14 5 (2.27%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.82%) VBA
16 3 (1.36%) VBScript
16 3 (1.36%) Bash Shell
16 3 (1.36%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 48 (21.82%) Degree
2 8 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.82%) ISEB
4 3 (1.36%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.91%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.55%) QA
2 4 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.91%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) Firmware
1 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.45%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 18 (8.18%) Puppet
2 17 (7.73%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (5.91%) Nagios
4 3 (1.36%) Oozie
4 3 (1.36%) Salt
5 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.45%) Ansible
5 1 (0.45%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 33 (15.00%) Oracle
2 11 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.64%) Google
4 7 (3.18%) IBM
5 6 (2.73%) Apple
6 5 (2.27%) Informatica
7 4 (1.82%) Trillium
7 4 (1.82%) Sybase
7 4 (1.82%) DataFlux
7 4 (1.82%) Zend
7 4 (1.82%) Teradata
7 4 (1.82%) Ab Initio
7 4 (1.82%) Tableau
7 4 (1.82%) Datanomic
8 3 (1.36%) Cognizant
8 3 (1.36%) Rackspace
8 3 (1.36%) Adobe
8 3 (1.36%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.91%) ESRI
9 2 (0.91%) Metastorm
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