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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 122 116 110
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 65 87 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.29% 1.48% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.91% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 63 81
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£413 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.21% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £317 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £329 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.90% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £41.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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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
3998 4564 4405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 79.07% 77.62% 76.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3125 3248 3365
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 48 69
Average hourly rate £20.45 £28.04 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -34.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £17.33 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 80 (49.69%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (39.13%) Java
3 52 (32.30%) TDD
4 42 (26.09%) Linux
5 38 (23.60%) JavaScript
5 38 (23.60%) SQL
5 38 (23.60%) Scrum
6 37 (22.98%) OO
7 35 (21.74%) C#
8 34 (21.12%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (20.50%) Git (software)
10 32 (19.88%) HTML
11 31 (19.25%) Degree
12 29 (18.01%) Computer Science
12 29 (18.01%) .NET
13 28 (17.39%) Web Services
13 28 (17.39%) MongoDB
14 27 (16.77%) Python
14 27 (16.77%) Finance
15 26 (16.15%) UNIX
15 26 (16.15%) BDD
16 24 (14.91%) REST
17 23 (14.29%) XML
18 21 (13.04%) MySQL
18 21 (13.04%) CSS
18 21 (13.04%) Puppet
19 20 (12.42%) Open Source
19 20 (12.42%) DevOps
19 20 (12.42%) Banking
20 19 (11.80%) Spring

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 15 (9.32%) Tomcat
2 9 (5.59%) Node.js
3 7 (4.35%) Apache
4 6 (3.73%) Apache Solr
5 5 (3.11%) IIS
6 4 (2.48%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.48%) Adobe CQ
7 3 (1.86%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.86%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.24%) ArcGIS
8 2 (1.24%) CMS
8 2 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.24%) SAS
8 2 (1.24%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.24%) Confluence
8 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.24%) Apache Pig
8 2 (1.24%) WordPress
9 1 (0.62%) Kentico
Applications
1 3 (1.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.24%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.62%) MS Project
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.62%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.62%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.62%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.24%) ElastiCache
5 2 (1.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.62%) GitHub
6 1 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.70%) HTTP
2 5 (3.11%) Internet
3 4 (2.48%) Firewall
4 2 (1.24%) IPsec
4 2 (1.24%) VPN
4 2 (1.24%) MPLS
4 2 (1.24%) BGP
5 1 (0.62%) DHCP
5 1 (0.62%) DNS
5 1 (0.62%) SSL
5 1 (0.62%) SNMP
5 1 (0.62%) VLAN
5 1 (0.62%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.39%) MongoDB
2 21 (13.04%) MySQL
3 19 (11.80%) NoSQL
4 13 (8.07%) Big Data
4 13 (8.07%) SQL Server
4 13 (8.07%) Hadoop
5 12 (7.45%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.73%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.48%) SQLite
8 4 (2.48%) Couchbase
8 4 (2.48%) Neo4j
9 3 (1.86%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.86%) Redis
9 3 (1.86%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.86%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.24%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.62%) SQL Navigator
11 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.62%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 33 (20.50%) Git (software)
2 19 (11.80%) Jenkins
3 18 (11.18%) Subversion
4 14 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 11 (6.83%) JUnit
6 10 (6.21%) JIRA
7 9 (5.59%) Selenium
8 7 (4.35%) Maven
9 6 (3.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (3.73%) Xcode
9 6 (3.73%) NUnit
9 6 (3.73%) Hudson
9 6 (3.73%) TeamCity
10 5 (3.11%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (2.48%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.48%) WebDriver
11 4 (2.48%) Mockito
12 3 (1.86%) JBehave
12 3 (1.86%) SoapUI
General
1 27 (16.77%) Finance
2 20 (12.42%) Banking
3 11 (6.83%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.35%) Front Office
5 6 (3.73%) Publishing
5 6 (3.73%) Games
6 4 (2.48%) Marketing
7 2 (1.24%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.24%) Automotive
8 1 (0.62%) Advertising
8 1 (0.62%) Back Office
8 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (50.31%) Developer
2 25 (15.53%) Software Engineer
3 22 (13.66%) Java Developer
4 13 (8.07%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (7.45%) Senior Developer
6 11 (6.83%) iOS Developer
7 9 (5.59%) Architect
8 6 (3.73%) Analyst
8 6 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.73%) C++ Developer
8 6 (3.73%) C# Developer
8 6 (3.73%) Senior Software Engineer
8 6 (3.73%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (2.48%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (2.48%) Test Engineer
9 4 (2.48%) Scala Developer
9 4 (2.48%) Agile Java Developer
10 3 (1.86%) Mobile Developer
10 3 (1.86%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (1.86%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (19.88%) HTML
2 29 (18.01%) .NET
3 28 (17.39%) Web Services
4 24 (14.91%) REST
5 23 (14.29%) XML
6 21 (13.04%) CSS
7 19 (11.80%) Spring
8 17 (10.56%) HTML5
8 17 (10.56%) RESTful
9 15 (9.32%) Hibernate
10 14 (8.70%) jQuery
11 12 (7.45%) JSON
12 11 (6.83%) CSS3
12 11 (6.83%) SOAP
13 10 (6.21%) AngularJS
14 8 (4.97%) J2EE
15 6 (3.73%) Spring MVC
15 6 (3.73%) WPF
16 4 (2.48%) JAX-RS
16 4 (2.48%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.01%) Computer Science
2 20 (12.42%) Open Source
3 14 (8.70%) Mobile App
4 9 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.35%) Digital Media
6 6 (3.73%) Mathematics
6 6 (3.73%) Physics
7 5 (3.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (3.11%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.48%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.48%) Fixed Income
8 4 (2.48%) Clustering
8 4 (2.48%) Derivative
8 4 (2.48%) iPad
8 4 (2.48%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.86%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (1.86%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.86%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.24%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (26.09%) Linux
2 26 (16.15%) UNIX
3 19 (11.80%) Apple iOS
4 16 (9.94%) Windows
5 13 (8.07%) Ubuntu
6 12 (7.45%) Debian
7 11 (6.83%) Android
8 5 (3.11%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.48%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.24%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.24%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.24%) Solaris
11 1 (0.62%) VMS
11 1 (0.62%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (49.69%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (32.30%) TDD
3 38 (23.60%) Scrum
4 37 (22.98%) OO
5 34 (21.12%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (16.15%) BDD
7 20 (12.42%) DevOps
8 14 (8.70%) Configuration Management
9 13 (8.07%) Multithreading
10 12 (7.45%) MVC
10 12 (7.45%) iOS Development
11 11 (6.83%) Test Automation
12 10 (6.21%) Unit Testing
12 10 (6.21%) E-Commerce
12 10 (6.21%) Responsive Web Design
13 8 (4.97%) Analytics
13 8 (4.97%) SOA
13 8 (4.97%) Web Design
14 7 (4.35%) Pair Programming
14 7 (4.35%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 63 (39.13%) Java
2 38 (23.60%) JavaScript
2 38 (23.60%) SQL
3 35 (21.74%) C#
4 27 (16.77%) Python
5 16 (9.94%) Shell Script
6 15 (9.32%) Scala
7 14 (8.70%) Ruby
8 13 (8.07%) C++
9 10 (6.21%) Perl
10 9 (5.59%) PHP
10 9 (5.59%) Objective-C
11 7 (4.35%) C
12 5 (3.11%) Groovy
13 4 (2.48%) Haskell
14 3 (1.86%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.86%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.24%) VBA
15 2 (1.24%) Golang
15 2 (1.24%) XAML
Qualifications
1 31 (19.25%) Degree
2 4 (2.48%) ISEB
3 3 (1.86%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.86%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.24%) JNCIP
4 2 (1.24%) CCNP
5 1 (0.62%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.59%) QA
2 2 (1.24%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.24%) WAI
3 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 21 (13.04%) Puppet
2 15 (9.32%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (8.07%) Nagios
4 1 (0.62%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.62%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.62%) Ansible
4 1 (0.62%) Graphite
Vendors
1 12 (7.45%) Oracle
2 11 (6.83%) DigitalOcean
3 8 (4.97%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.73%) Adobe
5 4 (2.48%) Splunk
5 4 (2.48%) Google
6 3 (1.86%) Sybase
6 3 (1.86%) Apple
7 2 (1.24%) Cisco
7 2 (1.24%) HP
7 2 (1.24%) Juniper
7 2 (1.24%) Twitter
8 1 (0.62%) Datanomic
8 1 (0.62%) New Relic
8 1 (0.62%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.62%) Tableau
8 1 (0.62%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.62%) Informatica
8 1 (0.62%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.62%) Red Hat
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