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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 277 254 259
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 138 171 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.58% 0.71% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.77% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 119 119
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£433 £445 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.69% +18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £304 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 9
Average hourly rate £47.83 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.27% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £34.80 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.45 £46.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
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
21959 22149 22981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.67% 92.50% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15479 15131 15772
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 407 447
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 19 £500 +2.56% 17
Paddington - 6 £525 -
New Malden - 5 - -
Greenford +11 2 £355 -
Canary Wharf -9 1 £600 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 231 (88.17%) Software Engineering
2 119 (45.42%) Java
3 106 (40.46%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (32.82%) TDD
5 80 (30.53%) JavaScript
6 76 (29.01%) Linux
7 75 (28.63%) Continuous Integration
8 70 (26.72%) HTML
9 60 (22.90%) Scrum
10 59 (22.52%) C#
11 53 (20.23%) C++
12 51 (19.47%) HTML5
13 49 (18.70%) SQL
13 49 (18.70%) Python
14 47 (17.94%) .NET
14 47 (17.94%) Web Services
15 42 (16.03%) REST
16 41 (15.65%) MVC
17 40 (15.27%) UNIX
18 39 (14.89%) Ruby
18 39 (14.89%) Git (software)
19 38 (14.50%) BDD
19 38 (14.50%) OO
20 36 (13.74%) CSS
21 34 (12.98%) Windows
22 33 (12.60%) Oracle
22 33 (12.60%) HTTP
23 32 (12.21%) AngularJS
24 31 (11.83%) Degree
24 31 (11.83%) C

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 29 (11.07%) Node.js
2 19 (7.25%) Tomcat
3 15 (5.73%) Apache
4 10 (3.82%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.05%) Jetty
5 8 (3.05%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.91%) nginx
7 4 (1.53%) IIS
7 4 (1.53%) JBoss
7 4 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.15%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.15%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.15%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.76%) Confluence
9 2 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.76%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.76%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (2.67%) MS Office
2 4 (1.53%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.76%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 25 (9.54%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (12.60%) HTTP
2 19 (7.25%) Internet
3 12 (4.58%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.53%) DNS
4 4 (1.53%) BGP
4 4 (1.53%) Intranet
5 3 (1.15%) IPsec
5 3 (1.15%) VoIP
6 2 (0.76%) SMTP
6 2 (0.76%) FTP
6 2 (0.76%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.76%) SSL
6 2 (0.76%) SSH
6 2 (0.76%) SNMP
6 2 (0.76%) Telnet
6 2 (0.76%) X.509
6 2 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.38%) RTP
7 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.38%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.69%) MongoDB
1 28 (10.69%) NoSQL
2 19 (7.25%) MySQL
3 18 (6.87%) SQL Server
4 16 (6.11%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (5.34%) Hadoop
6 13 (4.96%) Big Data
7 12 (4.58%) CouchDB
7 12 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (3.05%) Oracle Database
8 8 (3.05%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (2.29%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.53%) Redis
11 4 (1.53%) OLTP
11 4 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 39 (14.89%) Git (software)
2 30 (11.45%) Jenkins
3 19 (7.25%) Maven
4 18 (6.87%) Subversion
5 11 (4.20%) JUnit
5 11 (4.20%) Visual Studio
6 9 (3.44%) JIRA
6 9 (3.44%) Selenium
6 9 (3.44%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.05%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.67%) WebDriver
8 7 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.91%) NUnit
9 5 (1.91%) JMeter
9 5 (1.91%) Hudson
9 5 (1.91%) Gerrit
9 5 (1.91%) Gradle
9 5 (1.91%) Artifactory
10 4 (1.53%) Jasmine
10 4 (1.53%) SpecFlow
General
1 24 (9.16%) Finance
2 11 (4.20%) Front Office
2 11 (4.20%) Banking
3 9 (3.44%) Military
4 8 (3.05%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.91%) Publishing
6 4 (1.53%) Games
7 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.76%) Automotive
7 2 (0.76%) Electronics
8 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
8 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (26.72%) HTML
2 51 (19.47%) HTML5
3 47 (17.94%) .NET
3 47 (17.94%) Web Services
4 42 (16.03%) REST
5 36 (13.74%) CSS
6 32 (12.21%) AngularJS
7 27 (10.31%) Spring
8 26 (9.92%) ASP.NET
9 24 (9.16%) jQuery
10 22 (8.40%) XML
11 18 (6.87%) ASP.NET Web API
12 16 (6.11%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (5.73%) Entity Framework
14 14 (5.34%) STL
14 14 (5.34%) J2EE
15 13 (4.96%) JSON
15 13 (4.96%) .NET Framework
15 13 (4.96%) React
16 12 (4.58%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.11%) Management Information System
2 13 (4.96%) User Experience
2 13 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.20%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.44%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (2.67%) Streaming Video
6 6 (2.29%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.91%) MPEG
8 4 (1.53%) EMV
8 4 (1.53%) STB
8 4 (1.53%) IPTV
8 4 (1.53%) Derivative
8 4 (1.53%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.15%) Chromecast
9 3 (1.15%) Apple TV
9 3 (1.15%) PlayStation
9 3 (1.15%) Over-the-Top Content
9 3 (1.15%) Replication
9 3 (1.15%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 76 (29.01%) Linux
2 40 (15.27%) UNIX
3 34 (12.98%) Windows
4 18 (6.87%) Android
5 12 (4.58%) Apple iOS
6 8 (3.05%) AIX
7 5 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.76%) CentOS
11 1 (0.38%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.38%) VMS
11 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.38%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (88.17%) Software Engineering
2 106 (40.46%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (32.82%) TDD
4 75 (28.63%) Continuous Integration
5 60 (22.90%) Scrum
6 41 (15.65%) MVC
7 38 (14.50%) OO
7 38 (14.50%) BDD
8 29 (11.07%) SOA
9 27 (10.31%) Pair Programming
9 27 (10.31%) Continuous Delivery
10 22 (8.40%) Open Source
11 19 (7.25%) SDLC
11 19 (7.25%) Multithreading
11 19 (7.25%) Unit Testing
12 18 (6.87%) Web Development
12 18 (6.87%) DevOps
13 17 (6.49%) Microservices
14 16 (6.11%) Mentoring
15 15 (5.73%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 119 (45.42%) Java
2 80 (30.53%) JavaScript
3 59 (22.52%) C#
4 53 (20.23%) C++
5 49 (18.70%) SQL
5 49 (18.70%) Python
6 39 (14.89%) Ruby
7 31 (11.83%) C
8 25 (9.54%) Scala
9 24 (9.16%) Perl
10 21 (8.02%) PHP
11 16 (6.11%) Groovy
12 12 (4.58%) Bash Shell
13 11 (4.20%) PowerShell
14 8 (3.05%) Objective-C
14 8 (3.05%) PHP5
14 8 (3.05%) T-SQL
15 5 (1.91%) Embedded C
16 4 (1.53%) Embedded C++
16 4 (1.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (11.83%) Degree
2 19 (7.25%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.73%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.38%) ISEB
4 1 (0.38%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.87%) QA
2 4 (1.53%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.38%) DO-178B
System Software
1 7 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (2.67%) Docker
2 5 (1.91%) KVM
3 3 (1.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.38%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (3.05%) Puppet
2 7 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.91%) Capistrano
3 5 (1.91%) BladeLogic
4 4 (1.53%) Zenoss
4 4 (1.53%) Nagios
5 3 (1.15%) DatAdvantage
5 3 (1.15%) Graphite
6 2 (0.76%) Kibana
6 2 (0.76%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.76%) Tivoli NetView
6 2 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.38%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.38%) Oozie
7 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.38%) Apache Shiro
Vendors
1 33 (12.60%) Oracle
2 21 (8.02%) VMware
3 15 (5.73%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.58%) HP
5 11 (4.20%) New Relic
6 9 (3.44%) Atlassian
7 7 (2.67%) BMC
8 5 (1.91%) SaltStack
8 5 (1.91%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.53%) Dell
10 3 (1.15%) EMC
10 3 (1.15%) Cisco
10 3 (1.15%) Apple
10 3 (1.15%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.15%) SOASTA, Inc
10 3 (1.15%) Twitter
10 3 (1.15%) Roku
10 3 (1.15%) Varonis
11 2 (0.76%) Zend
11 2 (0.76%) Talend
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