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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
England / London
Rank 264 292 342
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +50
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 133 122 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.70% 0.57% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.60% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 98 46
Median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £608 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 2
Median hourly rate £43.25 £47.83 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% +37.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £43.00 £34.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.63 £47.83 £34.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +16.00%

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
18033 20348 20215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.74% 95.12% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12895 14394 14249
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 312 339
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +5 13 £463 +3.69% 16
New Malden -3 3 - -
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Uxbridge +3 1 £300 -
Feltham +1 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 £350 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 238 (89.14%) Software Engineering
2 141 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (43.07%) Java
4 95 (35.58%) TDD
5 89 (33.33%) BDD
6 85 (31.84%) JavaScript
7 70 (26.22%) Linux
8 64 (23.97%) Amazon AWS
9 58 (21.72%) C#
10 56 (20.97%) Web Services
11 50 (18.73%) Scrum
12 49 (18.35%) REST
13 47 (17.60%) SQL
14 46 (17.23%) .NET
15 44 (16.48%) Open Source
16 42 (15.73%) HTML
16 42 (15.73%) Python
17 39 (14.61%) C++
17 39 (14.61%) Node.js
18 38 (14.23%) C
19 37 (13.86%) HTTP
20 35 (13.11%) CSS
20 35 (13.11%) Scala
21 34 (12.73%) RESTful
21 34 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
22 31 (11.61%) Git (software)
23 30 (11.24%) Cucumber
23 30 (11.24%) DevOps
24 29 (10.86%) Docker
24 29 (10.86%) NoSQL

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 (7.12%) Confluence
2 16 (5.99%) Apache
3 15 (5.62%) Apache Spark
4 12 (4.49%) nginx
5 7 (2.62%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.87%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.50%) Apache Pig
7 4 (1.50%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.12%) CMS
8 3 (1.12%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.75%) Hyperledger
9 2 (0.75%) IIS
9 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.37%) Ethereum
10 1 (0.37%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.37%) JBoss
10 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 5 (1.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.75%) MS Office
2 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.75%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.37%) Simulink
3 1 (0.37%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.37%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 64 (23.97%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.37%) AWS Lambda
4 16 (5.99%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (4.49%) GitHub
5 12 (4.49%) Heroku
6 10 (3.75%) Amazon S3
6 10 (3.75%) Amazon SQS
7 9 (3.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.87%) Slack
10 3 (1.12%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (1.12%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (1.12%) SaaS
11 2 (0.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.37%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 37 (13.86%) HTTP
2 23 (8.61%) Internet
3 17 (6.37%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.24%) SSL
5 7 (2.62%) BGP
5 7 (2.62%) DNS
5 7 (2.62%) MQTT
6 5 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.50%) IPv4
7 4 (1.50%) IPv6
8 3 (1.12%) DVB
8 3 (1.12%) RTSP
9 2 (0.75%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.75%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.75%) RS-422
10 1 (0.37%) Firewall
10 1 (0.37%) Intranet
10 1 (0.37%) SSH
10 1 (0.37%) VLAN
10 1 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.86%) NoSQL
2 25 (9.36%) MongoDB
3 16 (5.99%) Big Data
4 13 (4.87%) MySQL
5 12 (4.49%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (4.49%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.75%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.62%) SQL Server
8 5 (1.87%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.50%) CouchDB
9 4 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.50%) Impala
9 4 (1.50%) MarkLogic
9 4 (1.50%) Riak
10 3 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.12%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.12%) HBase
10 3 (1.12%) Presto
10 3 (1.12%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 31 (11.61%) Git (software)
2 30 (11.24%) Cucumber
3 28 (10.49%) Jenkins
4 26 (9.74%) JIRA
5 19 (7.12%) Maven
6 17 (6.37%) JUnit
7 16 (5.99%) Selenium
8 13 (4.87%) Visual Studio
9 10 (3.75%) Subversion
9 10 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (3.00%) WebDriver
11 7 (2.62%) Ant
11 7 (2.62%) Mockito
11 7 (2.62%) Vagrant
12 6 (2.25%) RSpec
13 5 (1.87%) Bugzilla
13 5 (1.87%) GitLab
13 5 (1.87%) Mercurial
13 5 (1.87%) SoapUI
14 4 (1.50%) SonarQube
General
1 25 (9.36%) Finance
2 12 (4.49%) Retail
3 5 (1.87%) Publishing
4 4 (1.50%) Electronics
4 4 (1.50%) Games
4 4 (1.50%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.50%) Marketing
4 4 (1.50%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.12%) Advertising
5 3 (1.12%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.12%) Banking
6 2 (0.75%) Automotive
6 2 (0.75%) Front Office
7 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (20.97%) Web Services
2 49 (18.35%) REST
3 46 (17.23%) .NET
4 42 (15.73%) HTML
5 39 (14.61%) Node.js
6 35 (13.11%) CSS
7 34 (12.73%) RESTful
8 28 (10.49%) AngularJS
9 27 (10.11%) React
10 26 (9.74%) Spring
11 21 (7.87%) HTML5
12 20 (7.49%) JSON
13 15 (5.62%) XML
14 14 (5.24%) CSS3
14 14 (5.24%) JMS
14 14 (5.24%) Kafka
15 12 (4.49%) ASP.NET
15 12 (4.49%) jQuery
16 11 (4.12%) Ember.js
17 10 (3.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (6.37%) Computer Science
2 10 (3.75%) Algorithms
3 9 (3.37%) User Experience
4 8 (3.00%) Inversion of Control
5 6 (2.25%) PKI
6 5 (1.87%) Blockchain
6 5 (1.87%) Visualisation
6 5 (1.87%) Wiki
7 3 (1.12%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (1.12%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.12%) NHS
7 3 (1.12%) Replication
7 3 (1.12%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.75%) Digital TV
8 2 (0.75%) STB
Operating Systems
1 70 (26.22%) Linux
2 27 (10.11%) Unix
3 17 (6.37%) Windows
4 10 (3.75%) Ubuntu
5 8 (3.00%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.25%) Android
7 5 (1.87%) CentOS
8 4 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.75%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.75%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.37%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.37%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (89.14%) Software Engineering
2 141 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (35.58%) TDD
4 89 (33.33%) BDD
5 50 (18.73%) Scrum
6 44 (16.48%) Open Source
7 34 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (11.24%) DevOps
9 21 (7.87%) Microservices
10 20 (7.49%) E-Commerce
11 18 (6.74%) MVC
11 18 (6.74%) OO
12 17 (6.37%) Unit Testing
13 16 (5.99%) Continuous Delivery
13 16 (5.99%) High Availability
13 16 (5.99%) SDLC
14 13 (4.87%) Kanban
15 12 (4.49%) Mentoring
15 12 (4.49%) Test Automation
16 11 (4.12%) Scrum-ban
Programming Languages
1 115 (43.07%) Java
2 85 (31.84%) JavaScript
3 58 (21.72%) C#
4 47 (17.60%) SQL
5 42 (15.73%) Python
6 39 (14.61%) C++
7 38 (14.23%) C
8 35 (13.11%) Scala
9 27 (10.11%) Ruby
10 14 (5.24%) Perl
11 11 (4.12%) PHP
11 11 (4.12%) Shell Script
12 10 (3.75%) PowerShell
12 10 (3.75%) SPARQL
13 9 (3.37%) Objective-C
13 9 (3.37%) T-SQL
14 8 (3.00%) Bash Shell
15 6 (2.25%) Clojure
15 6 (2.25%) Go
16 5 (1.87%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (5.24%) Degree
2 13 (4.87%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.24%) QA
2 10 (3.75%) SDET
3 2 (0.75%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 2 (0.75%) MISRA
3 2 (0.75%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.37%) ISO26262
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (10.86%) Docker
2 6 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.37%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (5.24%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (4.87%) Graphite
3 11 (4.12%) Puppet
4 6 (2.25%) Ansible
5 5 (1.87%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (1.50%) Terraform
7 3 (1.12%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.12%) Mesos
8 2 (0.75%) Kibana
9 1 (0.37%) logstash
9 1 (0.37%) Nagios
9 1 (0.37%) Oozie
Vendors
1 9 (3.37%) Microsoft
1 9 (3.37%) Oracle
2 6 (2.25%) Atlassian
3 5 (1.87%) Google
3 5 (1.87%) Sitecore
4 3 (1.12%) Adobe
5 2 (0.75%) hybris
5 2 (0.75%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.75%) SAP
5 2 (0.75%) VMware
6 1 (0.37%) Apple
6 1 (0.37%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.37%) Capita
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco
6 1 (0.37%) Demandware
6 1 (0.37%) Facebook
6 1 (0.37%) IBM
6 1 (0.37%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.37%) Tableau
6 1 (0.37%) Xamarin
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