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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 103 103 122
Rank change year-on-year
0 +19
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 109 134 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.82% 1.84% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 2.41% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 93 89
Average daily rate
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£438 £402 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.83% -17.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £303 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £545 £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
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
4598 5565 5312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.84% 76.54% 75.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3552 4106 3940
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 £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 74 90
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £16.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £52.82 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 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 24 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.

1 111 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (37.95%) Java
3 62 (27.68%) TDD
4 56 (25.00%) OO
5 53 (23.66%) SQL
5 53 (23.66%) C#
5 53 (23.66%) Scrum
6 51 (22.77%) Banking
6 51 (22.77%) Linux
6 51 (22.77%) Degree
7 48 (21.43%) Computer Science
8 47 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (18.30%) Web Services
10 37 (16.52%) Investment Banking
11 36 (16.07%) JavaScript
12 34 (15.18%) .NET
12 34 (15.18%) Oracle
12 34 (15.18%) XML
12 34 (15.18%) BDD
13 33 (14.73%) REST
13 33 (14.73%) Finance
14 32 (14.29%) Python
14 32 (14.29%) C++
15 30 (13.39%) Windows
16 28 (12.50%) Multithreading
17 27 (12.05%) UNIX
18 26 (11.61%) HTML
18 26 (11.61%) MVC
18 26 (11.61%) Git (software)
19 24 (10.71%) Front Office

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 13 (5.80%) WebSphere
2 9 (4.02%) WebLogic
3 7 (3.13%) IIS
3 7 (3.13%) JBoss
3 7 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.13%) Node.js
4 5 (2.23%) CMS
4 5 (2.23%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.79%) ArcGIS
5 4 (1.79%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.34%) Confluence
6 3 (1.34%) SAS
6 3 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.45%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (1.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.34%) MS Office
3 2 (0.89%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.89%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (0.89%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) RMDS
1 2 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.45%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.70%) HTTP
2 6 (2.68%) SSL
3 1 (0.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.27%) SQL Server
1 23 (10.27%) MongoDB
2 22 (9.82%) MySQL
3 20 (8.93%) Oracle Database
4 17 (7.59%) NoSQL
5 12 (5.36%) Relational Database
6 11 (4.91%) Hadoop
7 8 (3.57%) Big Data
8 6 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.79%) DataStage
10 4 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.34%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.34%) SQLite
11 3 (1.34%) Redis
11 3 (1.34%) IBM InfoSphere
12 2 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Power View
12 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (11.61%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.93%) Cucumber
3 17 (7.59%) JUnit
4 16 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 13 (5.80%) Subversion
6 12 (5.36%) Maven
6 12 (5.36%) Selenium
6 12 (5.36%) CruiseControl
6 12 (5.36%) Mockito
7 11 (4.91%) TeamCity
8 8 (3.57%) JIRA
8 8 (3.57%) NUnit
9 7 (3.13%) Visual Studio
9 7 (3.13%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.79%) Hudson
10 4 (1.79%) Calabash
10 4 (1.79%) WiX
10 4 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (1.79%) MSI
10 4 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 51 (22.77%) Banking
2 37 (16.52%) Investment Banking
3 33 (14.73%) Finance
4 24 (10.71%) Front Office
5 8 (3.57%) Marketing
6 6 (2.68%) Games
7 5 (2.23%) Advertising
8 3 (1.34%) Publishing
8 3 (1.34%) Retail
9 2 (0.89%) 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
1 111 (49.55%) Developer
2 65 (29.02%) Software Engineer
3 19 (8.48%) Java Developer
4 17 (7.59%) C++ Developer
5 14 (6.25%) Quantitative Developer
5 14 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (5.80%) Senior Developer
7 12 (5.36%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 11 (4.91%) iOS Developer
9 10 (4.46%) Software Developer
9 10 (4.46%) Architect
10 9 (4.02%) C# Developer
10 9 (4.02%) Senior Software Engineer
11 8 (3.57%) Front-End Developer
12 6 (2.68%) Project Manager
12 6 (2.68%) Analyst
12 6 (2.68%) Web Developer
12 6 (2.68%) Scala Developer
13 5 (2.23%) Agile Project Manager
13 5 (2.23%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (18.30%) Web Services
2 34 (15.18%) XML
2 34 (15.18%) .NET
3 33 (14.73%) REST
4 26 (11.61%) HTML
5 24 (10.71%) Spring
6 17 (7.59%) CSS
6 17 (7.59%) jQuery
7 15 (6.70%) Spring MVC
7 15 (6.70%) Hibernate
8 14 (6.25%) SOAP
9 13 (5.80%) JSON
10 12 (5.36%) RESTful
11 11 (4.91%) HTML5
11 11 (4.91%) J2EE
12 10 (4.46%) JDBC
12 10 (4.46%) JMS
13 9 (4.02%) Ajax
13 9 (4.02%) Java EE
13 9 (4.02%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 48 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 19 (8.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 18 (8.04%) Open Source
4 17 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (6.25%) Mobile App
6 12 (5.36%) Market Risk
7 10 (4.46%) Data Integration
7 10 (4.46%) Mathematics
8 9 (4.02%) Algorithms
9 7 (3.13%) Fixed Income
10 6 (2.68%) N-Tier
10 6 (2.68%) Derivative
10 6 (2.68%) Digital Media
11 5 (2.23%) iPad
12 4 (1.79%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.79%) User Experience
12 4 (1.79%) Data Structures
13 3 (1.34%) Thin Client
13 3 (1.34%) Client/Server
13 3 (1.34%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 51 (22.77%) Linux
2 30 (13.39%) Windows
3 27 (12.05%) UNIX
4 14 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 14 (6.25%) Debian
5 12 (5.36%) Ubuntu
6 8 (3.57%) Android
7 4 (1.79%) Windows Phone
8 3 (1.34%) Solaris
9 1 (0.45%) VMS
9 1 (0.45%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.45%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (27.68%) TDD
3 56 (25.00%) OO
4 53 (23.66%) Scrum
5 47 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (15.18%) BDD
7 28 (12.50%) Multithreading
8 26 (11.61%) MVC
9 22 (9.82%) Unit Testing
9 22 (9.82%) DevOps
10 21 (9.38%) Analytics
11 20 (8.93%) Test Automation
12 19 (8.48%) E-Commerce
13 18 (8.04%) Low Latency
14 16 (7.14%) ETL
15 15 (6.70%) Validation
16 13 (5.80%) Business Analysis
17 12 (5.36%) Risk Management
17 12 (5.36%) iOS Development
18 11 (4.91%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 85 (37.95%) Java
2 53 (23.66%) SQL
2 53 (23.66%) C#
3 36 (16.07%) JavaScript
4 32 (14.29%) C++
4 32 (14.29%) Python
5 22 (9.82%) Ruby
6 19 (8.48%) Scala
6 19 (8.48%) Perl
7 16 (7.14%) Shell Script
8 13 (5.80%) Objective-C
9 12 (5.36%) C
9 12 (5.36%) Groovy
10 11 (4.91%) PHP
11 6 (2.68%) T-SQL
12 5 (2.23%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.79%) VBA
14 3 (1.34%) VBScript
14 3 (1.34%) Haskell
15 2 (0.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 51 (22.77%) Degree
2 8 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.79%) ISEB
4 3 (1.34%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.89%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.45%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.45%) CFA
6 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.82%) QA
2 3 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.89%) 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
1 1 (0.45%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 19 (8.48%) Puppet
2 18 (8.04%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (5.80%) Nagios
4 4 (1.79%) Salt
5 3 (1.34%) Oozie
6 1 (0.45%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 34 (15.18%) Oracle
2 10 (4.46%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.57%) Google
4 7 (3.13%) IBM
5 6 (2.68%) Apple
6 5 (2.23%) Sybase
7 4 (1.79%) Informatica
7 4 (1.79%) Rackspace
7 4 (1.79%) Teradata
7 4 (1.79%) Zend
8 3 (1.34%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.34%) Datanomic
8 3 (1.34%) Cognizant
8 3 (1.34%) DataFlux
8 3 (1.34%) Tableau
8 3 (1.34%) Trillium
8 3 (1.34%) Adobe
9 2 (0.89%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.89%) ESRI
9 2 (0.89%) Metastorm
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