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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
England / London
Rank 270 284 364
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +80
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 141 133 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.74% 0.64% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.67% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 114 40
Median daily rate £450 £525 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +23.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 2
Median hourly rate £43.63 £47.83 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.79% +37.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £42.23 £34.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £34.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £43.34 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-3.08% +11.83%

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
18156 19919 19982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.94% 95.11% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12986 14035 14204
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 315 348
Median hourly rate £21.75 £17.75 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.56% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.57 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 -25 11 £438 -25.53% 12
New Malden -5 3 - -
Bromley - 2 £375 -
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Westminster - 2 £300 -
Uxbridge 0 1 £300 -
Canary Wharf -2 1 £575 -14.01%
Chiswick - 1 £350 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 251 (90.61%) Software Engineering
2 161 (58.12%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (44.40%) Java
4 103 (37.18%) TDD
5 99 (35.74%) BDD
6 96 (34.66%) JavaScript
7 75 (27.08%) Amazon AWS
8 70 (25.27%) Linux
9 69 (24.91%) Web Services
10 56 (20.22%) Scrum
11 55 (19.86%) REST
12 50 (18.05%) C#
13 48 (17.33%) Open Source
14 46 (16.61%) Node.js
15 45 (16.25%) HTML
15 45 (16.25%) HTTP
16 43 (15.52%) Python
16 43 (15.52%) SQL
16 43 (15.52%) RESTful
17 41 (14.80%) NoSQL
17 41 (14.80%) C
18 39 (14.08%) .NET
18 39 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
19 38 (13.72%) Scala
20 37 (13.36%) Git (software)
21 36 (13.00%) Cucumber
21 36 (13.00%) Unix
22 35 (12.64%) CSS
22 35 (12.64%) DevOps
23 34 (12.27%) AngularJS

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 19 (6.86%) Confluence
2 17 (6.14%) Apache
3 15 (5.42%) Apache Spark
4 11 (3.97%) nginx
5 8 (2.89%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.44%) Apache Pig
7 4 (1.44%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.44%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.08%) CMS
9 2 (0.72%) IIS
10 1 (0.36%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.36%) JBoss
10 1 (0.36%) Jetty
10 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.72%) MS Office
2 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.72%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.36%) Simulink
3 1 (0.36%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.36%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.44%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 75 (27.08%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (7.58%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (6.50%) AWS Lambda
4 17 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (5.78%) Heroku
6 15 (5.42%) Amazon S3
6 15 (5.42%) GitHub
7 14 (5.05%) Amazon SQS
8 13 (4.69%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.81%) Slack
11 3 (1.08%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (1.08%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (1.08%) SaaS
12 2 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.72%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (16.25%) HTTP
2 22 (7.94%) Internet
3 14 (5.05%) TCP/IP
4 13 (4.69%) SSL
5 7 (2.53%) BGP
5 7 (2.53%) DNS
5 7 (2.53%) MQTT
6 5 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.44%) IPv4
7 4 (1.44%) IPv6
8 3 (1.08%) RTSP
9 2 (0.72%) DVB
9 2 (0.72%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.72%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.72%) RS-422
10 1 (0.36%) DWDM
10 1 (0.36%) Firewall
10 1 (0.36%) SAN
10 1 (0.36%) SSH
10 1 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.80%) NoSQL
2 27 (9.75%) MongoDB
3 20 (7.22%) MySQL
4 16 (5.78%) Big Data
5 14 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (5.05%) Relational Database
6 12 (4.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (3.97%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.81%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.81%) SQL Server
10 4 (1.44%) CouchDB
10 4 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.44%) HBase
10 4 (1.44%) Impala
10 4 (1.44%) MarkLogic
10 4 (1.44%) Redis
10 4 (1.44%) Riak
11 3 (1.08%) Presto
11 3 (1.08%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 37 (13.36%) Git (software)
2 36 (13.00%) Cucumber
3 30 (10.83%) Jenkins
3 30 (10.83%) JIRA
4 27 (9.75%) JUnit
5 25 (9.03%) Maven
6 19 (6.86%) Selenium
7 17 (6.14%) Subversion
8 13 (4.69%) Mockito
9 10 (3.61%) RSpec
10 9 (3.25%) Vagrant
11 8 (2.89%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.53%) Ant
12 7 (2.53%) Mercurial
12 7 (2.53%) WebDriver
13 5 (1.81%) Bugzilla
13 5 (1.81%) GitLab
13 5 (1.81%) SoapUI
13 5 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (1.44%) Xcode
General
1 24 (8.66%) Finance
2 14 (5.05%) Retail
3 9 (3.25%) Publishing
4 5 (1.81%) Games
5 4 (1.44%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.44%) Electronics
5 4 (1.44%) Marketing
6 3 (1.08%) Advertising
6 3 (1.08%) Banking
6 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.72%) Automotive
7 2 (0.72%) Front Office
7 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (24.91%) Web Services
2 55 (19.86%) REST
3 46 (16.61%) Node.js
4 45 (16.25%) HTML
5 43 (15.52%) RESTful
6 39 (14.08%) .NET
7 35 (12.64%) CSS
8 34 (12.27%) AngularJS
9 29 (10.47%) React
10 27 (9.75%) JSON
11 23 (8.30%) Spring
12 22 (7.94%) HTML5
13 18 (6.50%) XML
14 16 (5.78%) JMS
15 14 (5.05%) CSS3
15 14 (5.05%) Ember.js
16 13 (4.69%) Kafka
17 11 (3.97%) ASP.NET
18 10 (3.61%) ActiveMQ
18 10 (3.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.05%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.97%) User Experience
4 10 (3.61%) Algorithms
5 8 (2.89%) Wiki
6 6 (2.17%) PKI
7 5 (1.81%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.44%) Blockchain
8 4 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.08%) Derivative
9 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (1.08%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.08%) Replication
9 3 (1.08%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.72%) Blog
10 2 (0.72%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.72%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 70 (25.27%) Linux
2 36 (13.00%) Unix
3 14 (5.05%) Windows
4 6 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.81%) Android
5 5 (1.81%) CentOS
5 5 (1.81%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.08%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.72%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.72%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.36%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.36%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (90.61%) Software Engineering
2 161 (58.12%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (37.18%) TDD
4 99 (35.74%) BDD
5 56 (20.22%) Scrum
6 48 (17.33%) Open Source
7 39 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (12.64%) DevOps
9 26 (9.39%) Microservices
10 24 (8.66%) OO
11 22 (7.94%) E-Commerce
12 21 (7.58%) High Availability
13 20 (7.22%) Continuous Delivery
14 19 (6.86%) Unit Testing
15 18 (6.50%) SDLC
16 15 (5.42%) OOP
17 14 (5.05%) MVC
17 14 (5.05%) RDF
18 13 (4.69%) Kanban
19 12 (4.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 123 (44.40%) Java
2 96 (34.66%) JavaScript
3 50 (18.05%) C#
4 43 (15.52%) Python
4 43 (15.52%) SQL
5 41 (14.80%) C
6 38 (13.72%) Scala
7 34 (12.27%) C++
8 27 (9.75%) Ruby
9 16 (5.78%) PHP
10 14 (5.05%) SPARQL
11 13 (4.69%) Perl
12 11 (3.97%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.89%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.89%) Objective-C
14 6 (2.17%) Clojure
15 5 (1.81%) Embedded C++
15 5 (1.81%) Go
15 5 (1.81%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.81%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (3.97%) Degree
2 10 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.44%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.78%) QA
2 11 (3.97%) SDET
3 3 (1.08%) DO-178B
3 3 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 3 (1.08%) MISRA
3 3 (1.08%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.36%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (11.55%) Docker
2 9 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.36%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.36%) HDFS
3 1 (0.36%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 13 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (3.97%) Graphite
3 10 (3.61%) Puppet
4 5 (1.81%) Ansible
4 5 (1.81%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (1.81%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.44%) Mesos
5 4 (1.44%) Terraform
6 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.36%) Grafana
6 1 (0.36%) Kibana
6 1 (0.36%) logstash
6 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.36%) Oozie
Vendors
1 10 (3.61%) Oracle
2 8 (2.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.17%) Atlassian
4 5 (1.81%) Sitecore
5 4 (1.44%) Google
5 4 (1.44%) IBM
5 4 (1.44%) ILOG
5 4 (1.44%) Pega
6 3 (1.08%) Apigee
7 2 (0.72%) Demandware
7 2 (0.72%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.36%) Adobe
8 1 (0.36%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.36%) Capita
8 1 (0.36%) EMC
8 1 (0.36%) Facebook
8 1 (0.36%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.36%) Perforce
8 1 (0.36%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.36%) Xamarin
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