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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 89 131 103
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -28
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 78 72 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.23% 1.29% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 1.60% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 49 90
Median daily rate £500 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £54.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
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
2961 4513 5057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.77% 80.59% 79.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2401 3524 3723
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £601 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 41 49
Median hourly rate £19.00 £27.37 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% +16.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.16 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 69 (54.33%) Java
2 67 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (34.65%) TDD
4 39 (30.71%) Finance
5 32 (25.20%) Web Services
6 30 (23.62%) OO
6 30 (23.62%) Scrum
7 28 (22.05%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (22.05%) BDD
8 27 (21.26%) C#
9 26 (20.47%) JavaScript
9 26 (20.47%) HTML
10 23 (18.11%) XML
10 23 (18.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 22 (17.32%) Apache Cassandra
11 22 (17.32%) Degree
12 21 (16.54%) Computer Science
12 21 (16.54%) CSS
12 21 (16.54%) DevOps
13 20 (15.75%) REST
13 20 (15.75%) Ruby
14 19 (14.96%) Banking
14 19 (14.96%) .NET
14 19 (14.96%) SQL
14 19 (14.96%) Project Management
15 18 (14.17%) jQuery
15 18 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
16 17 (13.39%) Redis
16 17 (13.39%) Continuous Delivery
16 17 (13.39%) Linux

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 13 (10.24%) OpenStack
2 12 (9.45%) Cloud Foundry
2 12 (9.45%) Node.js
3 8 (6.30%) CMS
3 8 (6.30%) WebLogic
4 7 (5.51%) WebSphere
4 7 (5.51%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (4.72%) IIS
6 5 (3.94%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.15%) EPiServer CMS
8 3 (2.36%) Apache
8 3 (2.36%) Confluence
9 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (6.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.36%) MS Office
3 2 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.79%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (11.81%) PaaS
4 12 (9.45%) Heroku
5 5 (3.94%) GitHub
6 3 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.57%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.57%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.57%) IaaS
8 1 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.79%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.79%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.94%) HTTP
2 3 (2.36%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.57%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.79%) DNS
4 1 (0.79%) DVB
4 1 (0.79%) Firewall
4 1 (0.79%) Internet
4 1 (0.79%) LAN
4 1 (0.79%) LDAP
4 1 (0.79%) Multicast
4 1 (0.79%) VPN
4 1 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.32%) Apache Cassandra
2 17 (13.39%) Redis
3 16 (12.60%) MongoDB
4 15 (11.81%) SQL Server
5 13 (10.24%) MySQL
6 10 (7.87%) Big Data
6 10 (7.87%) Relational Database
7 8 (6.30%) NoSQL
7 8 (6.30%) Oracle Database
8 6 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (3.94%) Neo4j
10 3 (2.36%) Couchbase
10 3 (2.36%) CouchDB
10 3 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (2.36%) Hadoop
10 3 (2.36%) HBase
10 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.57%) DB2
11 2 (1.57%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (11.81%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.87%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.51%) Cucumber
3 7 (5.51%) JIRA
4 6 (4.72%) IntelliJ
4 6 (4.72%) Maven
4 6 (4.72%) Mockito
5 5 (3.94%) Gradle
5 5 (3.94%) Subversion
6 4 (3.15%) Hudson
6 4 (3.15%) JUnit
6 4 (3.15%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.36%) Mocha
7 3 (2.36%) Selenium
8 2 (1.57%) JMeter
8 2 (1.57%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.57%) TestNG
8 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.57%) WATIR
General
1 39 (30.71%) Finance
2 19 (14.96%) Banking
3 11 (8.66%) Front Office
4 9 (7.09%) Investment Banking
5 8 (6.30%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.94%) Publishing
7 3 (2.36%) Legal
7 3 (2.36%) Marketing
8 2 (1.57%) Games
8 2 (1.57%) Retail
8 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.79%) Advertising
9 1 (0.79%) Back Office
9 1 (0.79%) Law
9 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (40.94%) Developer
2 32 (25.20%) Software Engineer
3 17 (13.39%) Java Engineer
4 13 (10.24%) Java Developer
5 11 (8.66%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.09%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (7.09%) Java Software Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.30%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (6.30%) C# Developer
8 6 (4.72%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (3.94%) Python Developer
9 5 (3.94%) SQL Developer
9 5 (3.94%) SQL Server Developer
9 5 (3.94%) Web Developer
10 4 (3.15%) Agile Developer
10 4 (3.15%) Architect
10 4 (3.15%) Azure Developer
10 4 (3.15%) C# Software Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.20%) Web Services
2 26 (20.47%) HTML
3 23 (18.11%) XML
4 21 (16.54%) CSS
5 20 (15.75%) REST
6 19 (14.96%) .NET
7 18 (14.17%) jQuery
8 16 (12.60%) ASP.NET
9 13 (10.24%) RabbitMQ
10 12 (9.45%) HTML5
11 9 (7.09%) J2EE
11 9 (7.09%) React
11 9 (7.09%) Spring
12 8 (6.30%) Servlets
13 7 (5.51%) AngularJS
13 7 (5.51%) JSP
13 7 (5.51%) Kafka
13 7 (5.51%) RESTful
14 6 (4.72%) SOAP
15 5 (3.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.54%) Computer Science
2 10 (7.87%) Hedge funds
3 6 (4.72%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.94%) Derivative
4 5 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.94%) User Experience
5 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.15%) Equity Derivative
5 4 (3.15%) Fintech
6 3 (2.36%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.57%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.57%) Statistics
7 2 (1.57%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.79%) IPTV
8 1 (0.79%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.79%) Social Media
8 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.39%) Linux
2 15 (11.81%) Windows
3 14 (11.02%) Unix
4 7 (5.51%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.72%) Android
6 5 (3.94%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.15%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (34.65%) TDD
3 30 (23.62%) OO
3 30 (23.62%) Scrum
4 28 (22.05%) BDD
4 28 (22.05%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (16.54%) DevOps
6 19 (14.96%) Project Management
7 17 (13.39%) Continuous Delivery
8 14 (11.02%) Unit Testing
9 12 (9.45%) Analytics
10 10 (7.87%) Pair Programming
10 10 (7.87%) Web Development
11 9 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (7.09%) Kanban
11 9 (7.09%) Low Latency
11 9 (7.09%) Refactoring
11 9 (7.09%) Risk Management
12 8 (6.30%) MVC
12 8 (6.30%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 69 (54.33%) Java
2 27 (21.26%) C#
3 26 (20.47%) JavaScript
4 20 (15.75%) Ruby
5 19 (14.96%) SQL
6 16 (12.60%) C++
6 16 (12.60%) Python
7 13 (10.24%) Scala
8 12 (9.45%) Go
9 10 (7.87%) Bash Shell
10 8 (6.30%) PHP
11 5 (3.94%) Groovy
11 5 (3.94%) XAML
12 4 (3.15%) Perl
12 4 (3.15%) VBA
13 3 (2.36%) Apple Swift
13 3 (2.36%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.57%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.57%) VB6
14 2 (1.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (17.32%) Degree
2 2 (1.57%) MCSD
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.57%) PhD
2 2 (1.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.81%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) SDET
3 1 (0.79%) AIFMD
3 1 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.79%) MiFID
3 1 (0.79%) UCITS
System Software
1 13 (10.24%) vSphere
2 9 (7.09%) Docker
3 2 (1.57%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.79%) HDFS
4 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (7.87%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.94%) Puppet
3 3 (2.36%) Ansible
4 2 (1.57%) SCCM
5 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.79%) Mesos
5 1 (0.79%) Packer
Vendors
1 16 (12.60%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.24%) Oracle
3 7 (5.51%) BEA
3 7 (5.51%) IBM
4 4 (3.15%) EPiServer
5 3 (2.36%) New Relic
6 2 (1.57%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.57%) Google
6 2 (1.57%) iManage
6 2 (1.57%) Tableau
6 2 (1.57%) Zend
7 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.79%) Facebook
7 1 (0.79%) HP
7 1 (0.79%) PayPal
7 1 (0.79%) Splunk
7 1 (0.79%) Vignette
7 1 (0.79%) VMware
7 1 (0.79%) WorldPay
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