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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 289 268 246
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 115 130 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.52% 0.57% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.62% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 91 102
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£450 £431 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.52% +7.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £312 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £33.75 £29.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £42.63 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
20445 21023 20332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.91% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14135 14816 13711
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 371 455
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -17 9 £425 -15.00% 18
New Malden - 8 - - 5
Osterley - 1 £530 -
Paddington - 1 £500 -
Feltham - 1 £340 -
Harrow - 1 - - 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 167 (82.67%) Software Engineering
2 99 (49.01%) Java
3 72 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (34.65%) JavaScript
5 56 (27.72%) HTML
5 56 (27.72%) TDD
6 52 (25.74%) Linux
7 42 (20.79%) HTML5
8 38 (18.81%) C#
8 38 (18.81%) C++
8 38 (18.81%) Scrum
9 37 (18.32%) Web Services
10 36 (17.82%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (17.33%) .NET
12 34 (16.83%) SQL
13 33 (16.34%) Python
13 33 (16.34%) Ruby
13 33 (16.34%) Git (software)
14 31 (15.35%) Amazon AWS
15 30 (14.85%) OO
16 29 (14.36%) CSS
16 29 (14.36%) REST
17 27 (13.37%) AngularJS
17 27 (13.37%) C
18 26 (12.87%) Scala
19 24 (11.88%) NoSQL
19 24 (11.88%) Jenkins
19 24 (11.88%) MVC
19 24 (11.88%) PHP
20 23 (11.39%) UNIX

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (8.42%) Node.js
2 14 (6.93%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.47%) Apache
4 5 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.48%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.98%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.98%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.98%) IIS
6 3 (1.49%) JBoss
6 3 (1.49%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.49%) Jetty
7 2 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.99%) WordPress
7 2 (0.99%) Confluence
7 2 (0.99%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.50%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 4 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.99%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.35%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.97%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.48%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (2.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.99%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.50%) SaaS
7 1 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.90%) HTTP
2 15 (7.43%) Internet
3 8 (3.96%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.48%) SNMP
5 4 (1.98%) SSH
5 4 (1.98%) IPsec
5 4 (1.98%) BGP
5 4 (1.98%) MPLS
5 4 (1.98%) Telnet
5 4 (1.98%) FTP
5 4 (1.98%) SSL
5 4 (1.98%) VPN
5 4 (1.98%) SMTP
6 3 (1.49%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (0.99%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.99%) DVB
7 2 (0.99%) LDAP
7 2 (0.99%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.88%) NoSQL
2 18 (8.91%) MongoDB
3 16 (7.92%) MySQL
4 14 (6.93%) Big Data
5 13 (6.44%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (6.44%) Hadoop
6 12 (5.94%) CouchDB
7 11 (5.45%) SQL Server
8 9 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (3.96%) Oracle Database
10 7 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (2.97%) Redis
12 5 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (2.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (1.49%) Relational Database
14 2 (0.99%) MarkLogic
14 2 (0.99%) SSDT
14 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 33 (16.34%) Git (software)
2 24 (11.88%) Jenkins
3 13 (6.44%) JIRA
3 13 (6.44%) Subversion
4 12 (5.94%) Maven
5 11 (5.45%) Cucumber
6 9 (4.46%) Selenium
6 9 (4.46%) Hudson
7 7 (3.47%) ClearCase
8 6 (2.97%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.97%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.97%) Ant
8 6 (2.97%) JUnit
9 5 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.48%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.98%) WiX
10 4 (1.98%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.49%) Zephyr
12 2 (0.99%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.99%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (6.44%) Finance
2 9 (4.46%) Front Office
3 7 (3.47%) Banking
3 7 (3.47%) Games
4 6 (2.97%) Military
4 6 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.98%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.49%) Automotive
7 2 (0.99%) Electronics
8 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.50%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (27.72%) HTML
2 42 (20.79%) HTML5
3 37 (18.32%) Web Services
4 35 (17.33%) .NET
5 29 (14.36%) CSS
5 29 (14.36%) REST
6 27 (13.37%) AngularJS
7 22 (10.89%) jQuery
8 21 (10.40%) RESTful
9 20 (9.90%) XML
10 19 (9.41%) JSON
11 17 (8.42%) Spring
11 17 (8.42%) J2EE
12 16 (7.92%) ASP.NET
12 16 (7.92%) .NET Framework
13 15 (7.43%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (7.43%) Entity Framework
14 13 (6.44%) React
14 13 (6.44%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (3.96%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.46%) User Experience
3 7 (3.47%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.47%) Open Source
4 6 (2.97%) Digital Media
4 6 (2.97%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.97%) Fixed Income
4 6 (2.97%) STB
4 6 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.48%) Streaming Video
5 5 (2.48%) IPTV
6 4 (1.98%) Over-the-Top Content
6 4 (1.98%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.49%) W3C
7 3 (1.49%) Interactive TV
7 3 (1.49%) Xbox
7 3 (1.49%) Chromecast
7 3 (1.49%) Apple TV
7 3 (1.49%) PlayStation
8 2 (0.99%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 52 (25.74%) Linux
2 23 (11.39%) UNIX
3 19 (9.41%) Windows
4 11 (5.45%) Android
5 8 (3.96%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.99%) VMS
8 1 (0.50%) AIX
8 1 (0.50%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.50%) MVS
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.50%) CentOS
8 1 (0.50%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (82.67%) Software Engineering
2 72 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (27.72%) TDD
4 38 (18.81%) Scrum
5 36 (17.82%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (14.85%) OO
7 24 (11.88%) MVC
8 21 (10.40%) BDD
8 21 (10.40%) SOA
9 18 (8.91%) DevOps
10 12 (5.94%) Microservices
11 11 (5.45%) Pair Programming
11 11 (5.45%) OOP
11 11 (5.45%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (5.45%) Multithreading
12 10 (4.95%) Validation
13 7 (3.47%) RAD
13 7 (3.47%) Refactoring
13 7 (3.47%) Kanban
14 6 (2.97%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 99 (49.01%) Java
2 70 (34.65%) JavaScript
3 38 (18.81%) C#
3 38 (18.81%) C++
4 34 (16.83%) SQL
5 33 (16.34%) Python
5 33 (16.34%) Ruby
6 27 (13.37%) C
7 26 (12.87%) Scala
8 24 (11.88%) PHP
9 14 (6.93%) Perl
10 8 (3.96%) Bash Shell
10 8 (3.96%) Embedded C
11 6 (2.97%) Embedded C++
12 5 (2.48%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.48%) ActionScript
12 5 (2.48%) ActionScript 3.0
12 5 (2.48%) Groovy
13 4 (1.98%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.98%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 22 (10.89%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.93%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.97%) DV Cleared
3 6 (2.97%) Degree
4 4 (1.98%) JNCIP
4 4 (1.98%) CCNP
4 4 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.49%) PhD
6 1 (0.50%) ISEB
6 1 (0.50%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.46%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.99%) Docker
2 2 (0.99%) vCloud
2 2 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.99%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.50%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 8 (3.96%) Zenoss
2 3 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.99%) Kibana
3 2 (0.99%) Ansible
3 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.99%) Puppet
3 2 (0.99%) Nagios
3 2 (0.99%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.99%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.50%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.50%) Oozie
4 1 (0.50%) Mesos
Vendors
1 21 (10.40%) Oracle
2 17 (8.42%) VMware
3 11 (5.45%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.47%) Cisco
5 6 (2.97%) Adobe
6 5 (2.48%) Google
6 5 (2.48%) New Relic
7 4 (1.98%) Juniper
8 3 (1.49%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.49%) Apple
8 3 (1.49%) Sun
8 3 (1.49%) Zend
8 3 (1.49%) Roku
9 2 (0.99%) WorldPay
9 2 (0.99%) Talend
9 2 (0.99%) Perforce
9 2 (0.99%) BMC
9 2 (0.99%) HP
10 1 (0.50%) SAP
10 1 (0.50%) Dell
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