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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 295 292 268
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 113 123 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.52% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.56% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 81 91
Average daily rate
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£425 £421 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.89% +5.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £291 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 4
Average hourly rate £90.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
20567 21903 20424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.35% 92.65% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14117 15218 13827
Average daily rate £450 £425 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -4.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 381 411
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 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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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 0 15 £400 +6.66% 25
Feltham - 2 £358 - 2
Harrow - 1 - - 2
Osterley - 1 £530 -
Paddington - 1 £500 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 141 (80.57%) Software Engineering
2 97 (55.43%) Java
3 63 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (33.71%) JavaScript
5 49 (28.00%) TDD
6 45 (25.71%) HTML
7 40 (22.86%) Linux
8 35 (20.00%) C++
9 33 (18.86%) Git (software)
10 32 (18.29%) SQL
11 31 (17.71%) Web Services
12 30 (17.14%) OO
12 30 (17.14%) Ruby
12 30 (17.14%) HTML5
13 29 (16.57%) Python
14 28 (16.00%) CSS
15 27 (15.43%) Amazon AWS
16 26 (14.86%) C
17 25 (14.29%) Scrum
17 25 (14.29%) BDD
18 24 (13.71%) Scala
18 24 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
18 24 (13.71%) Jenkins
19 23 (13.14%) RESTful
20 22 (12.57%) jQuery
21 21 (12.00%) C#
21 21 (12.00%) Oracle
21 21 (12.00%) UNIX
21 21 (12.00%) REST
22 20 (11.43%) AngularJS

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 14 (8.00%) Tomcat
2 13 (7.43%) Node.js
3 7 (4.00%) Apache
4 6 (3.43%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.86%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.29%) Apache Solr
6 4 (2.29%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.29%) IIS
7 3 (1.71%) JBoss
7 3 (1.71%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.71%) Jetty
8 2 (1.14%) WordPress
8 2 (1.14%) Confluence
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.14%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.14%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.57%) CMS
9 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.43%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.43%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.86%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (2.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.14%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.57%) GitHub
6 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.00%) Internet
2 10 (5.71%) HTTP
3 6 (3.43%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.43%) VPN
4 4 (2.29%) IPsec
4 4 (2.29%) MPLS
4 4 (2.29%) BGP
4 4 (2.29%) SNMP
5 3 (1.71%) SMTP
5 3 (1.71%) FTP
5 3 (1.71%) SSL
5 3 (1.71%) Telnet
5 3 (1.71%) SSH
5 3 (1.71%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (1.14%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.14%) DVB
6 2 (1.14%) LDAP
7 1 (0.57%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.14%) Big Data
2 15 (8.57%) NoSQL
3 13 (7.43%) Hadoop
4 11 (6.29%) MySQL
5 10 (5.71%) MongoDB
6 8 (4.57%) Oracle Database
7 6 (3.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (3.43%) Redis
7 6 (3.43%) SQL Server
8 5 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.29%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.71%) CouchDB
11 2 (1.14%) SSDT
11 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.14%) MarkLogic
12 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 33 (18.86%) Git (software)
2 24 (13.71%) Jenkins
3 13 (7.43%) Subversion
4 11 (6.29%) Maven
4 11 (6.29%) JIRA
5 10 (5.71%) Hudson
5 10 (5.71%) Cucumber
6 7 (4.00%) JUnit
6 7 (4.00%) ClearCase
6 7 (4.00%) Selenium
7 6 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (3.43%) Eclipse
7 6 (3.43%) Ant
8 5 (2.86%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.29%) WiX
10 3 (1.71%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.71%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.14%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (1.14%) Mockito
General
1 12 (6.86%) Finance
2 7 (4.00%) Front Office
2 7 (4.00%) Banking
3 6 (3.43%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.43%) Games
4 4 (2.29%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.71%) Automotive
6 2 (1.14%) Electronics
6 2 (1.14%) Publishing
7 1 (0.57%) Military
7 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (25.71%) HTML
2 31 (17.71%) Web Services
3 30 (17.14%) HTML5
4 28 (16.00%) CSS
5 23 (13.14%) RESTful
6 22 (12.57%) jQuery
7 21 (12.00%) REST
8 20 (11.43%) AngularJS
8 20 (11.43%) .NET
8 20 (11.43%) XML
9 18 (10.29%) Spring
9 18 (10.29%) JSON
10 15 (8.57%) J2EE
11 9 (5.14%) CSS3
12 8 (4.57%) Apache Camel
12 8 (4.57%) STL
13 7 (4.00%) ASP.NET
13 7 (4.00%) Swing
13 7 (4.00%) .NET Framework
13 7 (4.00%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.71%) Open Source
3 7 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.43%) Digital Media
5 5 (2.86%) Fixed Income
5 5 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.29%) STB
6 4 (2.29%) IPTV
6 4 (2.29%) Device Driver
6 4 (2.29%) Streaming Video
6 4 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.71%) DTV
7 3 (1.71%) W3C
7 3 (1.71%) Interactive TV
7 3 (1.71%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.71%) User Experience
7 3 (1.71%) Internet of Things
7 3 (1.71%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (1.71%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.71%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 40 (22.86%) Linux
2 21 (12.00%) UNIX
3 15 (8.57%) Windows
4 7 (4.00%) Android
5 6 (3.43%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.14%) VMS
7 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.57%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.57%) AIX
8 1 (0.57%) MVS
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.57%) Tizen
8 1 (0.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (80.57%) Software Engineering
2 63 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (28.00%) TDD
4 30 (17.14%) OO
5 25 (14.29%) Scrum
5 25 (14.29%) BDD
6 24 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (8.00%) SOA
7 14 (8.00%) MVC
8 13 (7.43%) Pair Programming
8 13 (7.43%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (6.29%) OOP
9 11 (6.29%) DevOps
10 10 (5.71%) Multithreading
11 9 (5.14%) Validation
12 7 (4.00%) Refactoring
12 7 (4.00%) Kanban
13 6 (3.43%) Software Delivery
13 6 (3.43%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (2.86%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 97 (55.43%) Java
2 59 (33.71%) JavaScript
3 35 (20.00%) C++
4 32 (18.29%) SQL
5 30 (17.14%) Ruby
6 29 (16.57%) Python
7 26 (14.86%) C
8 24 (13.71%) Scala
9 21 (12.00%) C#
10 19 (10.86%) PHP
11 16 (9.14%) Perl
12 5 (2.86%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.86%) ActionScript
12 5 (2.86%) Embedded C
12 5 (2.86%) ActionScript 3.0
12 5 (2.86%) Groovy
13 4 (2.29%) PowerShell
13 4 (2.29%) Bash Shell
13 4 (2.29%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.71%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 16 (9.14%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.43%) DV Cleared
3 6 (3.43%) Degree
4 4 (2.29%) JNCIP
4 4 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.29%) CCNP
5 3 (1.71%) PhD
6 1 (0.57%) ISEB
6 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.57%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.14%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.14%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.14%) XenApp
2 2 (1.14%) Docker
2 2 (1.14%) vCloud
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.57%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 8 (4.57%) Zenoss
2 4 (2.29%) Puppet
2 4 (2.29%) Ansible
3 3 (1.71%) Mesos
3 3 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.14%) Kibana
4 2 (1.14%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.14%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.14%) Nagios
5 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.57%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.57%) Oozie
5 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (12.00%) Oracle
2 10 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.14%) VMware
4 7 (4.00%) Cisco
5 6 (3.43%) Adobe
6 5 (2.86%) Google
6 5 (2.86%) New Relic
7 4 (2.29%) Apple
7 4 (2.29%) Juniper
7 4 (2.29%) HP
8 3 (1.71%) Sun
8 3 (1.71%) Citrix
8 3 (1.71%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.14%) Roku
9 2 (1.14%) WorldPay
9 2 (1.14%) Talend
9 2 (1.14%) Perforce
9 2 (1.14%) AppSense
9 2 (1.14%) BMC
9 2 (1.14%) Red Hat
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