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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 269 261 243
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 143 155 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.62% 0.68% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.73% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 114 115
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£490 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £307 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 6
Average hourly rate £47.83 £37.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.27% +2.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £35.00 £22.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.18 £41.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +6.66%
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
21039 21285 21609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.93% 92.89% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14704 14726 14659
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 384 467
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.00 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 17 £425 -13.26% 28
New Malden - 13 - -
Paddington - 6 £525 -
Greenford - 1 £355 -
Harrow - 1 - - 1
Hounslow - 1 - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 201 (85.53%) Software Engineering
2 111 (47.23%) Java
3 95 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (33.19%) JavaScript
5 72 (30.64%) TDD
6 66 (28.09%) Linux
7 62 (26.38%) HTML
8 61 (25.96%) Continuous Integration
9 52 (22.13%) Scrum
10 48 (20.43%) HTML5
11 46 (19.57%) C#
12 43 (18.30%) Web Services
13 42 (17.87%) C++
14 40 (17.02%) .NET
15 36 (15.32%) REST
15 36 (15.32%) Git (software)
16 34 (14.47%) SQL
16 34 (14.47%) OO
16 34 (14.47%) Python
16 34 (14.47%) Ruby
17 32 (13.62%) CSS
17 32 (13.62%) Jenkins
18 30 (12.77%) BDD
18 30 (12.77%) Windows
19 29 (12.34%) MVC
19 29 (12.34%) Amazon AWS
20 26 (11.06%) Scala
20 26 (11.06%) UNIX
20 26 (11.06%) C
20 26 (11.06%) PHP

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 19 (8.09%) Tomcat
2 17 (7.23%) Node.js
3 8 (3.40%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.40%) Apache
4 6 (2.55%) Jetty
5 5 (2.13%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.70%) JBoss
7 3 (1.28%) IIS
7 3 (1.28%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.28%) Confluence
8 2 (0.85%) WordPress
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.85%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.85%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.43%) Mule
9 1 (0.43%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.43%) GemFire
Applications
1 4 (1.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.28%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 29 (12.34%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (1.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.36%) HTTP
2 11 (4.68%) Internet
3 8 (3.40%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.28%) SNMP
4 3 (1.28%) SMTP
4 3 (1.28%) FTP
4 3 (1.28%) SSL
4 3 (1.28%) Telnet
4 3 (1.28%) IPsec
4 3 (1.28%) SSH
5 2 (0.85%) VoIP
5 2 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.85%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (0.85%) DVB
5 2 (0.85%) LDAP
5 2 (0.85%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.43%) GSM
6 1 (0.43%) VPN
6 1 (0.43%) RTP
6 1 (0.43%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.64%) NoSQL
2 24 (10.21%) MySQL
3 21 (8.94%) MongoDB
4 16 (6.81%) SQL Server
5 14 (5.96%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (5.96%) Big Data
6 13 (5.53%) Hadoop
7 12 (5.11%) CouchDB
7 12 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (3.40%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.28%) MarkLogic
10 3 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.28%) Redis
10 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.85%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.85%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 36 (15.32%) Git (software)
2 32 (13.62%) Jenkins
3 20 (8.51%) Maven
4 13 (5.53%) JIRA
5 12 (5.11%) Selenium
5 12 (5.11%) Subversion
6 11 (4.68%) Cucumber
7 9 (3.83%) Hudson
8 8 (3.40%) WebDriver
9 6 (2.55%) Gerrit
9 6 (2.55%) Ant
9 6 (2.55%) JUnit
9 6 (2.55%) Visual Studio
9 6 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (2.13%) ClearCase
11 4 (1.70%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.70%) WiX
11 4 (1.70%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.70%) Artifactory
12 3 (1.28%) Zephyr
General
1 22 (9.36%) Finance
2 12 (5.11%) Front Office
3 11 (4.68%) Banking
4 9 (3.83%) Military
5 8 (3.40%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.55%) Games
7 4 (1.70%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.85%) Publishing
8 2 (0.85%) Electronics
8 2 (0.85%) Automotive
9 1 (0.43%) Law
9 1 (0.43%) Legal
9 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.43%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (26.38%) HTML
2 48 (20.43%) HTML5
3 43 (18.30%) Web Services
4 40 (17.02%) .NET
5 36 (15.32%) REST
6 32 (13.62%) CSS
7 25 (10.64%) XML
8 24 (10.21%) Spring
8 24 (10.21%) AngularJS
9 23 (9.79%) jQuery
10 19 (8.09%) RESTful
10 19 (8.09%) JSON
11 17 (7.23%) J2EE
12 16 (6.81%) ASP.NET
12 16 (6.81%) .NET Framework
12 16 (6.81%) Entity Framework
13 15 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (5.53%) React
14 13 (5.53%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (3.83%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.26%) Management Information System
2 10 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (3.83%) User Experience
4 6 (2.55%) Fixed Income
4 6 (2.55%) STB
5 5 (2.13%) IPTV
5 5 (2.13%) Mathematics
5 5 (2.13%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.70%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.70%) Over-the-Top Content
6 4 (1.70%) Streaming Video
6 4 (1.70%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.28%) Replication
7 3 (1.28%) Derivative
7 3 (1.28%) Physics
7 3 (1.28%) Xbox
7 3 (1.28%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.28%) Chromecast
Operating Systems
1 66 (28.09%) Linux
2 30 (12.77%) Windows
3 26 (11.06%) UNIX
4 13 (5.53%) Android
5 9 (3.83%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.55%) AIX
7 5 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.70%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.43%) Tizen
10 1 (0.43%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.43%) VMS
10 1 (0.43%) MVS
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (85.53%) Software Engineering
2 95 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (30.64%) TDD
4 61 (25.96%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (22.13%) Scrum
6 34 (14.47%) OO
7 30 (12.77%) BDD
8 29 (12.34%) MVC
9 23 (9.79%) SOA
10 19 (8.09%) Pair Programming
10 19 (8.09%) Continuous Delivery
11 18 (7.66%) DevOps
12 15 (6.38%) Multithreading
12 15 (6.38%) Kanban
13 13 (5.53%) Open Source
14 12 (5.11%) Unit Testing
14 12 (5.11%) Mentoring
14 12 (5.11%) Microservices
14 12 (5.11%) SDLC
15 11 (4.68%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 111 (47.23%) Java
2 78 (33.19%) JavaScript
3 46 (19.57%) C#
4 42 (17.87%) C++
5 34 (14.47%) SQL
5 34 (14.47%) Python
5 34 (14.47%) Ruby
6 26 (11.06%) Scala
6 26 (11.06%) C
6 26 (11.06%) PHP
7 18 (7.66%) Perl
8 11 (4.68%) Groovy
9 8 (3.40%) PHP5
9 8 (3.40%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.55%) ActionScript 3.0
10 6 (2.55%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.55%) ActionScript
10 6 (2.55%) Embedded C
11 5 (2.13%) Embedded C++
12 3 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (9.79%) Security Cleared
2 22 (9.36%) Degree
3 15 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.70%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.28%) PhD
6 1 (0.43%) CCNP
6 1 (0.43%) ISEB
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.43%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.43%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.38%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) DO-178B
System Software
1 8 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.70%) KVM
3 3 (1.28%) Docker
4 2 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.85%) vCloud
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 8 (3.40%) Puppet
2 6 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.13%) Zenoss
4 4 (1.70%) BladeLogic
4 4 (1.70%) Capistrano
4 4 (1.70%) Nagios
5 3 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.85%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.85%) Tivoli NetView
6 2 (0.85%) DatAdvantage
6 2 (0.85%) Kibana
7 1 (0.43%) Mesos
7 1 (0.43%) Graphite
7 1 (0.43%) Ansible
7 1 (0.43%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.43%) Oozie
7 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (10.21%) Oracle
2 23 (9.79%) VMware
3 13 (5.53%) Microsoft
4 7 (2.98%) HP
4 7 (2.98%) New Relic
5 6 (2.55%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.55%) Adobe
5 6 (2.55%) BMC
6 5 (2.13%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.70%) Cisco
7 4 (1.70%) SaltStack
8 3 (1.28%) Roku
8 3 (1.28%) Dell
8 3 (1.28%) Apple
8 3 (1.28%) Google
8 3 (1.28%) Zend
9 2 (0.85%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.85%) Varonis
9 2 (0.85%) Splunk
9 2 (0.85%) Talend
London
Triad Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £490 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago