The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 300 285 291
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 146 155 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.64% 0.66% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.70% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 121 105
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.17 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.70% +9.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £36.25 £35.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £58.59 £46.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
21633 22222 23362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.77% 94.99% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15369 15688 16222
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 347 444
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £38.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -22 15 £450 -30.76% 20
Uxbridge - 4 £305 -
Feltham - 2 £468 -
Hayes - 2 £340 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £400 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 255 (95.86%) Software Engineering
2 144 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (39.47%) Java
4 87 (32.71%) TDD
5 85 (31.95%) JavaScript
6 66 (24.81%) C#
7 60 (22.56%) Linux
7 60 (22.56%) BDD
8 57 (21.43%) Scrum
9 55 (20.68%) C++
9 55 (20.68%) Web Services
10 54 (20.30%) SQL
10 54 (20.30%) Amazon AWS
11 51 (19.17%) Node.js
12 47 (17.67%) REST
12 47 (17.67%) AngularJS
13 44 (16.54%) Finance
14 43 (16.17%) HTML
14 43 (16.17%) C
15 42 (15.79%) .NET
16 41 (15.41%) NoSQL
17 39 (14.66%) DevOps
18 38 (14.29%) OO
19 37 (13.91%) CSS
19 37 (13.91%) Scala
20 36 (13.53%) Python
21 35 (13.16%) Git (software)
21 35 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
22 34 (12.78%) RESTful
23 31 (11.65%) Docker

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 16 (6.02%) Apache Spark
2 12 (4.51%) Apache
3 11 (4.14%) Tomcat
4 9 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (3.01%) Confluence
6 6 (2.26%) CMS
6 6 (2.26%) JBoss
7 4 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.13%) Mule
8 3 (1.13%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.13%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.75%) Jetty
9 2 (0.75%) nginx
9 2 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.75%) WildFly
10 1 (0.38%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.38%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.38%) IIS
10 1 (0.38%) LiveCycle
10 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 54 (20.30%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
2 14 (5.26%) Amazon S3
3 10 (3.76%) GitHub
3 10 (3.76%) Heroku
4 8 (3.01%) Amazon SQS
5 7 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (2.26%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.13%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.13%) PaaS
8 3 (1.13%) SaaS
9 2 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.75%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.38%) AdWords
10 1 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.28%) HTTP
2 8 (3.01%) Internet
3 7 (2.63%) MQTT
4 4 (1.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.13%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.13%) RTSP
5 3 (1.13%) SSL
6 2 (0.75%) DVB
6 2 (0.75%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.75%) HbbTV
6 2 (0.75%) SNMP
6 2 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.38%) 2G
7 1 (0.38%) FCoE
7 1 (0.38%) Firewall
7 1 (0.38%) LTE
7 1 (0.38%) NAS
7 1 (0.38%) RS-232
7 1 (0.38%) WiMAX
7 1 (0.38%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.41%) NoSQL
2 23 (8.65%) MySQL
2 23 (8.65%) Relational Database
2 23 (8.65%) SQL Server
3 20 (7.52%) MongoDB
4 15 (5.64%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (4.89%) Big Data
6 12 (4.51%) Hadoop
7 11 (4.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (3.01%) Redis
9 6 (2.26%) HBase
9 6 (2.26%) Neo4j
10 5 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.88%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.13%) SimpleDB
12 2 (0.75%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.75%) Flink
12 2 (0.75%) Presto
12 2 (0.75%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 35 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 30 (11.28%) JUnit
3 25 (9.40%) Jenkins
4 18 (6.77%) JIRA
5 15 (5.64%) Maven
5 15 (5.64%) Subversion
6 14 (5.26%) Cucumber
7 12 (4.51%) Mockito
8 8 (3.01%) Grunt
8 8 (3.01%) gulp
8 8 (3.01%) RSpec
8 8 (3.01%) Vagrant
9 7 (2.63%) Selenium
10 6 (2.26%) Mercurial
11 5 (1.88%) TestNG
12 4 (1.50%) Gradle
12 4 (1.50%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.13%) Bitbucket
13 3 (1.13%) Bower
13 3 (1.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 44 (16.54%) Finance
2 13 (4.89%) Banking
3 11 (4.14%) Investment Banking
3 11 (4.14%) Publishing
3 11 (4.14%) Retail
4 9 (3.38%) Electronics
5 7 (2.63%) Marketing
6 5 (1.88%) Front Office
7 4 (1.50%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.13%) Games
8 3 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.75%) Advertising
9 2 (0.75%) Back Office
10 1 (0.38%) Automotive
10 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (20.68%) Web Services
2 51 (19.17%) Node.js
3 47 (17.67%) AngularJS
3 47 (17.67%) REST
4 43 (16.17%) HTML
5 42 (15.79%) .NET
6 37 (13.91%) CSS
7 34 (12.78%) RESTful
8 23 (8.65%) React
9 22 (8.27%) JSON
10 20 (7.52%) HTML5
10 20 (7.52%) XML
11 18 (6.77%) ASP.NET
12 15 (5.64%) CSS3
12 15 (5.64%) jQuery
13 13 (4.89%) Spring
14 10 (3.76%) .NET Framework
14 10 (3.76%) J2EE
14 10 (3.76%) Kafka
15 9 (3.38%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.02%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.64%) Algorithms
4 14 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (4.14%) Derivative
6 9 (3.38%) Data Structures
6 9 (3.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 9 (3.38%) Statistics
7 8 (3.01%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (3.01%) User Experience
8 7 (2.63%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 6 (2.26%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.88%) Device Driver
11 4 (1.50%) 3D Graphics
11 4 (1.50%) Video on Demand
11 4 (1.50%) Wiki
12 3 (1.13%) Digital TV
12 3 (1.13%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.75%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 60 (22.56%) Linux
2 19 (7.14%) Windows
3 18 (6.77%) Unix
4 11 (4.14%) Embedded Linux
5 8 (3.01%) Mac OS X
6 6 (2.26%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.88%) Android
8 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.38%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (0.38%) pSOS
9 1 (0.38%) ThreadX
9 1 (0.38%) VMS
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (95.86%) Software Engineering
2 144 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (32.71%) TDD
4 60 (22.56%) BDD
5 57 (21.43%) Scrum
6 39 (14.66%) DevOps
7 38 (14.29%) OO
8 35 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (9.40%) Microservices
10 18 (6.77%) Continuous Delivery
10 18 (6.77%) High Availability
11 17 (6.39%) E-Commerce
11 17 (6.39%) Open Source
12 15 (5.64%) Analytics
12 15 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (5.64%) OOP
12 15 (5.64%) Unit Testing
13 14 (5.26%) Pair Programming
14 13 (4.89%) MVC
14 13 (4.89%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 105 (39.47%) Java
2 85 (31.95%) JavaScript
3 66 (24.81%) C#
4 55 (20.68%) C++
5 54 (20.30%) SQL
6 43 (16.17%) C
7 37 (13.91%) Scala
8 36 (13.53%) Python
9 18 (6.77%) Ruby
10 12 (4.51%) R
10 12 (4.51%) SPARQL
11 11 (4.14%) Objective-C
11 11 (4.14%) Perl
11 11 (4.14%) PHP
12 7 (2.63%) Embedded C
12 7 (2.63%) Go
13 6 (2.26%) Clojure
14 5 (1.88%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.88%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.88%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 13 (4.89%) Degree
2 4 (1.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.13%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.75%) PhD
5 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.14%) QA
2 6 (2.26%) SDET
3 5 (1.88%) MISRA
4 4 (1.50%) DO-178B
4 4 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 4 (1.50%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (11.65%) Docker
2 6 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.75%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.38%) etcd
4 1 (0.38%) Firmware
4 1 (0.38%) SRDF
4 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (4.89%) Puppet
3 6 (2.26%) Ansible
4 4 (1.50%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.13%) Mesos
6 2 (0.75%) Grafana
6 2 (0.75%) Kibana
7 1 (0.38%) Consul
7 1 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.38%) Graphite
7 1 (0.38%) logstash
7 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.38%) StatsD
7 1 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (6.02%) Oracle
2 9 (3.38%) IBM
3 8 (3.01%) Microsoft
4 7 (2.63%) DevExpress
5 6 (2.26%) Syncfusion
6 5 (1.88%) Apigee
6 5 (1.88%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.50%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.50%) ILOG
7 4 (1.50%) Pega
8 3 (1.13%) New Relic
8 3 (1.13%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.13%) Splunk
9 2 (0.75%) Demandware
9 2 (0.75%) Google
9 2 (0.75%) SAP
9 2 (0.75%) Sun
9 2 (0.75%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.38%) EMC
10 1 (0.38%) Hitachi
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Software Personnel International Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nakama
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £490 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
BBC Research & Development
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago