The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 308 280 258
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 89 123 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.54% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.59% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 75 69
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£400 £380 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £296 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 6
Average hourly rate £62.50 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £32.50 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.50 £43.63 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Software Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19889 21022 18975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.60% 92.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13740 14393 12963
Average daily rate £450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 401 393
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.37 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%

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 26 March 2015.

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 26 March 2015.

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 26 March 2015. 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 -12 12 £388 +6.89% 16
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Ruislip - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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.

1 133 (82.61%) Software Engineering
2 78 (48.45%) Java
3 65 (40.37%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (30.43%) JavaScript
5 41 (25.47%) TDD
6 39 (24.22%) Linux
7 36 (22.36%) HTML
8 33 (20.50%) C++
9 29 (18.01%) CSS
9 29 (18.01%) OO
9 29 (18.01%) Git (software)
10 28 (17.39%) Python
10 28 (17.39%) SQL
11 26 (16.15%) Web Services
12 24 (14.91%) C
12 24 (14.91%) Ruby
12 24 (14.91%) Scrum
12 24 (14.91%) BDD
12 24 (14.91%) Jenkins
13 22 (13.66%) UNIX
14 21 (13.04%) XML
14 21 (13.04%) jQuery
15 20 (12.42%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (12.42%) HTML5
16 19 (11.80%) C#
17 17 (10.56%) PHP
17 17 (10.56%) .NET
17 17 (10.56%) JSON
17 17 (10.56%) RESTful
18 16 (9.94%) Oracle

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 13 (8.07%) Tomcat
2 11 (6.83%) Node.js
3 8 (4.97%) Apache
4 6 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.48%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.48%) Apache Solr
5 4 (2.48%) IIS
6 3 (1.86%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.24%) Jetty
7 2 (1.24%) WordPress
7 2 (1.24%) Confluence
7 2 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.24%) JBoss
7 2 (1.24%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.62%) CMS
8 1 (0.62%) Zope
8 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.62%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.62%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.86%) MS Office
3 2 (1.24%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.24%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.73%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.11%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (3.11%) ElastiCache
3 5 (3.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.24%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.62%) SaaS
7 1 (0.62%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.07%) Internet
2 10 (6.21%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.97%) HTTP
4 6 (3.73%) SNMP
4 6 (3.73%) VPN
5 5 (3.11%) SSH
5 5 (3.11%) SMTP
5 5 (3.11%) FTP
5 5 (3.11%) SSL
5 5 (3.11%) Telnet
6 4 (2.48%) MPLS
6 4 (2.48%) BGP
6 4 (2.48%) IPsec
7 2 (1.24%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.24%) DVB
7 2 (1.24%) LDAP
7 2 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.62%) Wireless
8 1 (0.62%) Firewall
8 1 (0.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.32%) MySQL
2 11 (6.83%) NoSQL
3 9 (5.59%) Big Data
4 8 (4.97%) Oracle Database
5 7 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.73%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (3.73%) MongoDB
7 5 (3.11%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.11%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (3.11%) Hadoop
7 5 (3.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (3.11%) Redis
8 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.86%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.24%) MarkLogic
10 2 (1.24%) SSDT
10 2 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (18.01%) Git (software)
2 24 (14.91%) Jenkins
3 13 (8.07%) Cucumber
3 13 (8.07%) Subversion
4 12 (7.45%) JIRA
5 10 (6.21%) Selenium
5 10 (6.21%) Maven
6 8 (4.97%) Hudson
6 8 (4.97%) JUnit
6 8 (4.97%) ClearCase
7 7 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (3.73%) Eclipse
9 5 (3.11%) Ant
9 5 (3.11%) Mockito
10 4 (2.48%) WiX
10 4 (2.48%) WebDriver
10 4 (2.48%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.86%) NUnit
11 3 (1.86%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 15 (9.32%) Finance
2 8 (4.97%) Banking
3 6 (3.73%) Investment Banking
3 6 (3.73%) Front Office
4 4 (2.48%) Games
5 3 (1.86%) Automotive
5 3 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.86%) Publishing
6 2 (1.24%) Electronics
7 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.62%) Billing
7 1 (0.62%) Retail
7 1 (0.62%) Marketing
7 1 (0.62%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (22.36%) HTML
2 29 (18.01%) CSS
3 26 (16.15%) Web Services
4 21 (13.04%) XML
4 21 (13.04%) jQuery
5 20 (12.42%) HTML5
6 17 (10.56%) .NET
6 17 (10.56%) JSON
6 17 (10.56%) RESTful
7 14 (8.70%) Spring
7 14 (8.70%) AngularJS
7 14 (8.70%) REST
8 8 (4.97%) Apache Camel
8 8 (4.97%) Apache Flex
9 7 (4.35%) Hibernate
9 7 (4.35%) STL
9 7 (4.35%) J2EE
9 7 (4.35%) CSS3
10 6 (3.73%) Flash
11 5 (3.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.21%) Open Source
3 9 (5.59%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.97%) Mobile App
5 7 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (4.35%) Video on Demand
5 7 (4.35%) Digital Media
6 6 (3.73%) Fixed Income
7 5 (3.11%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.48%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.48%) Physics
9 3 (1.86%) Interactive TV
9 3 (1.86%) W3C
9 3 (1.86%) DTV
9 3 (1.86%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.24%) User Experience
10 2 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.24%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.24%) iPhone
10 2 (1.24%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (24.22%) Linux
2 22 (13.66%) UNIX
3 12 (7.45%) Windows
4 8 (4.97%) Android
5 7 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.86%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.24%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.24%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.24%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.62%) VMS
8 1 (0.62%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.62%) CentOS
8 1 (0.62%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (82.61%) Software Engineering
2 65 (40.37%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (25.47%) TDD
4 29 (18.01%) OO
5 24 (14.91%) Scrum
5 24 (14.91%) BDD
6 20 (12.42%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (8.07%) DevOps
7 13 (8.07%) Pair Programming
8 12 (7.45%) SOA
9 9 (5.59%) Multithreading
10 8 (4.97%) OOP
10 8 (4.97%) MVC
11 7 (4.35%) Web Development
11 7 (4.35%) Kanban
12 6 (3.73%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (3.73%) Low Latency
12 6 (3.73%) Test Automation
12 6 (3.73%) UML
12 6 (3.73%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 78 (48.45%) Java
2 49 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 33 (20.50%) C++
4 28 (17.39%) Python
4 28 (17.39%) SQL
5 24 (14.91%) C
5 24 (14.91%) Ruby
6 19 (11.80%) C#
7 17 (10.56%) PHP
8 13 (8.07%) Scala
9 10 (6.21%) Perl
10 6 (3.73%) ActionScript 3.0
10 6 (3.73%) ActionScript
11 5 (3.11%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.48%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.48%) Embedded C
13 3 (1.86%) Embedded C++
13 3 (1.86%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.86%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (8.07%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.35%) Degree
3 6 (3.73%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.73%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.48%) CCNP
4 4 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.48%) JNCIP
5 3 (1.86%) PhD
6 2 (1.24%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.62%) ISEB
7 1 (0.62%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.83%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.24%) Docker
1 2 (1.24%) vCloud
1 2 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (1.24%) XenApp
1 2 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.73%) Zenoss
1 6 (3.73%) Puppet
2 5 (3.11%) Ansible
3 4 (2.48%) Mesos
4 2 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.24%) Nagios
5 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.62%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (0.62%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.62%) Kibana
5 1 (0.62%) Graphite
Vendors
1 16 (9.94%) Oracle
2 8 (4.97%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.73%) Adobe
3 6 (3.73%) VMware
4 5 (3.11%) Google
4 5 (3.11%) Cisco
5 4 (2.48%) New Relic
5 4 (2.48%) Rackspace
5 4 (2.48%) Juniper
6 3 (1.86%) Cognizant
6 3 (1.86%) HP
6 3 (1.86%) Sun
7 2 (1.24%) Zend
7 2 (1.24%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.24%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.24%) Apple
7 2 (1.24%) Citrix
7 2 (1.24%) SAP
7 2 (1.24%) AppSense
7 2 (1.24%) Perforce
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