The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 238 237 245
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 174 185 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.74% 0.76% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.83% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 125 97
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £125 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 35
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.85 £24.06 £30.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £40.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.96% -3.33%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21859 22413 24498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.70% 92.41% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14991 15271 15886
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 461 651
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the London region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the London region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +9 44 £450 +11.94% 23
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Ealing - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
New Malden - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 272 (91.58%) Software Engineering
2 114 (38.38%) Java
3 81 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (25.93%) TDD
4 77 (25.93%) JavaScript
5 71 (23.91%) Scrum
6 69 (23.23%) Continuous Integration
7 68 (22.90%) C#
7 68 (22.90%) C++
8 64 (21.55%) .NET
9 63 (21.21%) Linux
10 61 (20.54%) Web Services
11 60 (20.20%) OO
12 58 (19.53%) MVC
13 56 (18.86%) HTML
13 56 (18.86%) C
14 50 (16.84%) CSS
15 48 (16.16%) XML
16 45 (15.15%) Degree
17 43 (14.48%) REST
18 42 (14.14%) jQuery
19 41 (13.80%) ASP.NET
20 39 (13.13%) Finance
20 39 (13.13%) BDD
21 37 (12.46%) PHP
21 37 (12.46%) SQL
22 36 (12.12%) Ruby
23 35 (11.78%) Computer Science
23 35 (11.78%) Windows
24 34 (11.45%) Open Source

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (7.74%) Node.js
2 9 (3.03%) IIS
2 9 (3.03%) Apache
3 8 (2.69%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.69%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.36%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.02%) CMS
5 6 (2.02%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.67%) WordPress
7 2 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.67%) Jetty
7 2 (0.67%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.67%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.67%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.67%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.67%) Moodle
7 2 (0.67%) Confluence
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.35%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Magento
2 2 (0.67%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.67%) RMDS
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.68%) SaaS
5 4 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.01%) PaaS
6 3 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (1.01%) IaaS
6 3 (1.01%) ElastiCache
7 1 (0.34%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.34%) GitHub
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.34%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.74%) HTTP
2 16 (5.39%) Internet
3 7 (2.36%) BGP
3 7 (2.36%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.68%) DNS
5 4 (1.35%) SSL
6 3 (1.01%) Intranet
7 2 (0.67%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.67%) VPN
7 2 (0.67%) WAN
8 1 (0.34%) DHCP
8 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.34%) FTP
8 1 (0.34%) LDAP
8 1 (0.34%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.34%) Broadband
8 1 (0.34%) CDMA
8 1 (0.34%) LAN
8 1 (0.34%) SNMP
8 1 (0.34%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.72%) MySQL
3 14 (4.71%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.37%) NoSQL
5 9 (3.03%) Big Data
5 9 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.02%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (2.02%) Redis
7 6 (2.02%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.68%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.67%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.34%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 31 (10.44%) Git (software)
2 27 (9.09%) Subversion
3 18 (6.06%) Maven
3 18 (6.06%) Cucumber
3 18 (6.06%) Jenkins
4 14 (4.71%) JUnit
4 14 (4.71%) Visual Studio
5 12 (4.04%) JIRA
5 12 (4.04%) Hudson
6 10 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (3.37%) NUnit
7 9 (3.03%) TeamCity
7 9 (3.03%) Mockito
7 9 (3.03%) Calabash
8 8 (2.69%) WebDriver
8 8 (2.69%) Selenium
9 6 (2.02%) Behat
10 5 (1.68%) PHPUnit
10 5 (1.68%) CruiseControl
11 4 (1.35%) Ant
General
1 39 (13.13%) Finance
2 32 (10.77%) Banking
3 21 (7.07%) Electronics
4 20 (6.73%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.37%) Games
6 5 (1.68%) Marketing
7 4 (1.35%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.35%) Front Office
8 3 (1.01%) Military
8 3 (1.01%) Advertising
8 3 (1.01%) Retail
9 2 (0.67%) Publishing
9 2 (0.67%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.34%) Back Office
10 1 (0.34%) Local Government
10 1 (0.34%) Indonesian Language
10 1 (0.34%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (21.55%) .NET
2 61 (20.54%) Web Services
3 56 (18.86%) HTML
4 50 (16.84%) CSS
5 48 (16.16%) XML
6 43 (14.48%) REST
7 42 (14.14%) jQuery
8 41 (13.80%) ASP.NET
9 33 (11.11%) .NET Framework
10 32 (10.77%) JSON
11 25 (8.42%) Spring
11 25 (8.42%) HTML5
12 24 (8.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 21 (7.07%) Ajax
14 16 (5.39%) CSS3
15 15 (5.05%) SOAP
16 14 (4.71%) Hibernate
16 14 (4.71%) RESTful
17 10 (3.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 10 (3.37%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.78%) Computer Science
2 34 (11.45%) Open Source
3 18 (6.06%) Mathematics
4 16 (5.39%) Embedded Systems
5 12 (4.04%) Mobile App
6 9 (3.03%) Physics
7 7 (2.36%) CUDA
8 6 (2.02%) Fat Client
8 6 (2.02%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.68%) Streaming Video
9 5 (1.68%) Market Risk
9 5 (1.68%) Device Driver
9 5 (1.68%) Derivative
9 5 (1.68%) iPad
9 5 (1.68%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.68%) iPhone
9 5 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.35%) Mobile Payment
10 4 (1.35%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (1.35%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 63 (21.21%) Linux
2 35 (11.78%) Windows
3 24 (8.08%) UNIX
4 21 (7.07%) Android
5 7 (2.36%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.35%) Debian
7 3 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (1.01%) CentOS
8 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.67%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.34%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.34%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (91.58%) Software Engineering
2 81 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (25.93%) TDD
4 71 (23.91%) Scrum
5 69 (23.23%) Continuous Integration
6 60 (20.20%) OO
7 58 (19.53%) MVC
8 39 (13.13%) BDD
9 22 (7.41%) Multithreading
10 20 (6.73%) OOP
11 18 (6.06%) MVVM
11 18 (6.06%) Dependency Injection
12 17 (5.72%) Test Automation
13 16 (5.39%) Kanban
13 16 (5.39%) DevOps
14 15 (5.05%) Unit Testing
15 13 (4.38%) Web Development
16 12 (4.04%) UML
16 12 (4.04%) Software Architecture
17 11 (3.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 114 (38.38%) Java
2 77 (25.93%) JavaScript
3 68 (22.90%) C#
3 68 (22.90%) C++
4 56 (18.86%) C
5 37 (12.46%) PHP
5 37 (12.46%) SQL
6 36 (12.12%) Ruby
7 33 (11.11%) Python
8 18 (6.06%) Scala
9 13 (4.38%) Embedded C
10 12 (4.04%) Perl
11 11 (3.70%) Groovy
12 9 (3.03%) VBA
13 8 (2.69%) VBScript
13 8 (2.69%) VB
13 8 (2.69%) Objective-C
13 8 (2.69%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.68%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.35%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 45 (15.15%) Degree
2 13 (4.38%) SC Cleared
2 13 (4.38%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.35%) PhD
4 2 (0.67%) ISEB
4 2 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.34%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.05%) QA
System Software
1 14 (4.71%) Varnish
2 2 (0.67%) XenApp
2 2 (0.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.34%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 15 (5.05%) Puppet
2 12 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.69%) Salt
4 2 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.34%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.34%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.34%) Nessus
5 1 (0.34%) SCCM
5 1 (0.34%) Oozie
Vendors
1 14 (4.71%) Oracle
1 14 (4.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.70%) JBoss
3 9 (3.03%) Zend
4 8 (2.69%) Rackspace
4 8 (2.69%) Sybase
5 6 (2.02%) TIBCO
6 5 (1.68%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.68%) DevExpress
6 5 (1.68%) Google
7 4 (1.35%) Perforce
7 4 (1.35%) Ektron
7 4 (1.35%) Akamai
7 4 (1.35%) Apple
7 4 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.01%) Software AG
8 3 (1.01%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.01%) Syncfusion
8 3 (1.01%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.67%) AppSense
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
OCC Computer personnel
Rate: Day rate flexible depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Connectus
Rate: £48 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 300-425 Per Day
Posted: 24 days ago