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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 324 319 320
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 121 101 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.53% 0.45% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.48% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 69 77
Median daily rate £451 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £348 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £580 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Median hourly rate £47.50 £66.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +77.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
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
21639 21166 22460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.73% 94.78% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15693 14534 15669
Median daily rate £463 £446 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.73% +4.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 382 406
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.72 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £38.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +36 13 £420 +8.38% 10
Feltham +12 6 £421 +23.82%
Uxbridge - 3 £400 - 1
Southall - 2 £340 -
Bromley - 1 £500 -
Croydon - 1 £370 -
Greenford - 1 £345 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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.

1 233 (94.72%) Software Engineering
2 137 (55.69%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (43.90%) Java
4 78 (31.71%) C#
5 75 (30.49%) TDD
6 72 (29.27%) JavaScript
7 52 (21.14%) Linux
7 52 (21.14%) Finance
7 52 (21.14%) Scrum
8 47 (19.11%) OO
8 47 (19.11%) Web Services
9 44 (17.89%) HTML
9 44 (17.89%) Python
9 44 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (17.48%) SQL
11 42 (17.07%) CSS
12 40 (16.26%) Scala
13 39 (15.85%) C++
14 38 (15.45%) .NET
15 37 (15.04%) Continuous Delivery
16 36 (14.63%) BDD
17 35 (14.23%) Banking
18 33 (13.41%) REST
18 33 (13.41%) Hadoop
19 32 (13.01%) Node.js
20 31 (12.60%) Investment Banking
21 30 (12.20%) Windows
21 30 (12.20%) AngularJS
21 30 (12.20%) WPF
22 28 (11.38%) SQL Server

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 32 (13.01%) Node.js
2 19 (7.72%) Apache Spark
3 13 (5.28%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (5.28%) Tomcat
4 11 (4.47%) Confluence
5 6 (2.44%) Apache
6 4 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.63%) Documentum
6 4 (1.63%) JBoss
6 4 (1.63%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.63%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.22%) Captiva
7 3 (1.22%) Jetty
7 3 (1.22%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.22%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.41%) IIS
8 1 (0.41%) Mule
8 1 (0.41%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (2.03%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (8.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.63%) GitHub
3 4 (1.63%) PaaS
4 3 (1.22%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.22%) Heroku
5 2 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.81%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.81%) SaaS
6 1 (0.41%) AdWords
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.41%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.41%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.50%) HTTP
2 11 (4.47%) Internet
3 7 (2.85%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.22%) AMQP
4 3 (1.22%) SNMP
5 2 (0.81%) FTP
5 2 (0.81%) LDAP
5 2 (0.81%) SSH
5 2 (0.81%) SSL
6 1 (0.41%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.41%) IPsec
6 1 (0.41%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.41%) RS-232
6 1 (0.41%) VoIP
6 1 (0.41%) Wireless
6 1 (0.41%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.41%) Hadoop
2 28 (11.38%) SQL Server
3 17 (6.91%) Relational Database
4 16 (6.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 16 (6.50%) MySQL
4 16 (6.50%) NoSQL
5 14 (5.69%) Big Data
6 9 (3.66%) MongoDB
7 8 (3.25%) Redis
8 7 (2.85%) Apache Hive
8 7 (2.85%) HBase
8 7 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (2.44%) Data Mining
10 5 (2.03%) KDB
10 5 (2.03%) Neo4j
10 5 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (2.03%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.22%) OrientDB
11 3 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (10.98%) Git (software)
2 26 (10.57%) Jenkins
3 19 (7.72%) JIRA
4 16 (6.50%) JUnit
4 16 (6.50%) Maven
5 15 (6.10%) Mockito
5 15 (6.10%) Subversion
6 13 (5.28%) Cucumber
7 11 (4.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (3.25%) NUnit
9 7 (2.85%) Gradle
10 5 (2.03%) Bitbucket
10 5 (2.03%) Moq
10 5 (2.03%) Rhino Mocks
10 5 (2.03%) Selenium
10 5 (2.03%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.03%) TestNG
10 5 (2.03%) VTune
11 4 (1.63%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.63%) Grunt
General
1 52 (21.14%) Finance
2 35 (14.23%) Banking
3 31 (12.60%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.66%) Marketing
4 9 (3.66%) Publishing
5 5 (2.03%) Electronics
5 5 (2.03%) Front Office
6 4 (1.63%) Retail
7 3 (1.22%) Back Office
7 3 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.22%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.81%) Advertising
8 2 (0.81%) Games
8 2 (0.81%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (19.11%) Web Services
2 44 (17.89%) HTML
3 42 (17.07%) CSS
4 38 (15.45%) .NET
5 33 (13.41%) REST
6 30 (12.20%) AngularJS
6 30 (12.20%) WPF
7 27 (10.98%) Spring
8 26 (10.57%) HTML5
9 25 (10.16%) ASP.NET
10 22 (8.94%) RESTful
11 20 (8.13%) CSS3
12 18 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (6.91%) SOAP
14 16 (6.50%) jQuery
15 15 (6.10%) Hibernate
16 12 (4.88%) .NET Framework
16 12 (4.88%) XML
17 11 (4.47%) JSON
18 10 (4.07%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.91%) Computer Science
1 17 (6.91%) User Experience
2 12 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 11 (4.47%) Visualisation
4 10 (4.07%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (3.66%) Algorithms
5 9 (3.66%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.85%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.85%) Wiki
7 6 (2.44%) Statistics
8 5 (2.03%) Derivative
8 5 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.22%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (1.22%) SCADA
11 2 (0.81%) BBC
11 2 (0.81%) DataPower
11 2 (0.81%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 52 (21.14%) Linux
2 30 (12.20%) Windows
3 24 (9.76%) Unix
4 8 (3.25%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.25%) Mac OS X
4 8 (3.25%) Solaris
5 5 (2.03%) Android
5 5 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.63%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.41%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.41%) pSOS
7 1 (0.41%) ThreadX
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (94.72%) Software Engineering
2 137 (55.69%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (30.49%) TDD
4 52 (21.14%) Scrum
5 47 (19.11%) OO
6 44 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (15.04%) Continuous Delivery
8 36 (14.63%) BDD
9 27 (10.98%) Pair Programming
10 26 (10.57%) DevOps
10 26 (10.57%) Electronic Trading
11 22 (8.94%) Automated Testing
12 21 (8.54%) MVC
13 20 (8.13%) E-Commerce
14 19 (7.72%) Low Latency
14 19 (7.72%) OOP
15 18 (7.32%) Kanban
15 18 (7.32%) Open Source
16 17 (6.91%) Multithreading
17 14 (5.69%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 108 (43.90%) Java
2 78 (31.71%) C#
3 72 (29.27%) JavaScript
4 44 (17.89%) Python
5 43 (17.48%) SQL
6 40 (16.26%) Scala
7 39 (15.85%) C++
8 23 (9.35%) Ruby
9 19 (7.72%) C
10 12 (4.88%) Bash Shell
11 11 (4.47%) Perl
12 10 (4.07%) PL/SQL
13 8 (3.25%) Groovy
14 7 (2.85%) Objective-C
14 7 (2.85%) PHP
14 7 (2.85%) Shell Script
15 6 (2.44%) Go
15 6 (2.44%) Tcl
16 4 (1.63%) Haskell
16 4 (1.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (9.35%) Degree
2 10 (4.07%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.44%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.81%) PhD
4 2 (0.81%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.69%) QA
2 2 (0.81%) SDET
3 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (4.47%) Docker
2 5 (2.03%) Apache Flume
2 5 (2.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (1.63%) vSphere
4 2 (0.81%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (2.85%) Kibana
2 6 (2.44%) Graphite
2 6 (2.44%) logstash
2 6 (2.44%) StatsD
3 5 (2.03%) Mesos
4 4 (1.63%) Ansible
4 4 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.81%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.81%) CA Wily
5 2 (0.81%) Oozie
5 2 (0.81%) Puppet
6 1 (0.41%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (7.72%) Oracle
2 9 (3.66%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.44%) SAP
4 5 (2.03%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.63%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.63%) IBM
5 4 (1.63%) VMware
6 3 (1.22%) BEA
6 3 (1.22%) DevExpress
6 3 (1.22%) Google
6 3 (1.22%) Syncfusion
6 3 (1.22%) Zend
7 2 (0.81%) CA
7 2 (0.81%) Freescale
8 1 (0.41%) Facebook
8 1 (0.41%) hybris
8 1 (0.41%) New Relic
8 1 (0.41%) PayPal
8 1 (0.41%) Telerik
8 1 (0.41%) Teradata
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